When you’re about to sell your home, it may be disheartening to see so many other properties for sale in your neighbourhood. You may be thinking, “That’s a lot of competition! Will our property get noticed?”
Fortunately, there are many proven strategies for standing out in a sea of For Sale signs.
First of all, keep in mind that many home purchasers come from the REALTOR’S personal network of buyers who want to move into your area. So, choosing the right REALTOR® is crucial.
Second, remember that when there are other properties for sale on your street, curb appeal becomes even more important. There are many simple things you can do to make your property look great to those driving around looking at homes. Make sure your property looks as picture perfect as possible.
In a competitive market, it’s also more important than ever to highlight features of your home that are unique and enticing. If, for example, you have a large backyard deck and brand new hardwood flooring, make sure these are mentioned prominently on the feature sheet.
Finally, be as flexible as you can be when scheduling viewings and open houses. Don’t forget that other listed properties in your neighbourhood draw in buyers, who may notice your home. It’s not uncommon for a buyer to view a property and then scout the neighbourhood. So, you want buyers to be able to see your home on short notice and at a convenient time for them. If there are several other nearby properties for sale, it means things are hot from a real estate point of view. You want to roll out the red carpet to buyers.
Looking for help selling your home quickly and for the best price? Call Marina 416-843-1515 today!
Can you believe that my tiny lady style car could fit the entire dining set? I am still shocked.
Sometimes owning a camper car comes in handy outside the camping. My dining room is almost ready and it was a time to bring in some decent furniture. By the way we never had a formal dining room - just did not need it. Kitchen is our favourite place to hang around - ask all the folks who used to visit me for a bottle of beer, slice of cake or cooking class. But for the sale we decided to have a "real" dining room. Anxious to see what it would look like. Will post a sneak peak once it is all nicely positioned.
Oh, and a bonus - power washer was getting a ride with me on the front seat. I know, I know this guy is brutal on gas, but come on, how could you bring a dining set in a Smart?
This is all fun stuff when you are helping someone to sell their home, but when it comes to your own - oh, my! We were in the this house for almost 8 years and it is getting a bit to small for the kids who keep on growing, besides it is way too far from the swimmig pool where my eldest baby practices 9 times a week. Long Branch is not what it used to be, old city charm is going away and this morning I got another reason to get out of here - St Paul's Church of Long Branch is being sold and there is a big chance it will go down and will be replaced with probably some high density residential. So sad, kiddos used to play piano and guitar there, it was also such an amazing landmark! Anyways, the decision is made and we have to be out by the end of August with the house going on the market May 28th. Not sure, how we are going to swing it around, as right no it looks like a complete disaster
This is THE basement.....
Living room... Ouch! Tisha crawled from under the dining table
At least our front door is finally installed! When you are looking to get new windows or new front doors - ask me whom to never ever use!
My new listing in Erindale, Mississauga - bright and spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo, listed at $199 995. Great location - great value for your dollar. Walking distance from U of T (Mississauga campus), shopping, parks, schools. 5 minutes drive from my Mississauga office - you are welcome to pop by for a coffee and I will arrange for a private tour for you. Good option for investors or first time home buyers. Links to virtual tour and more details below.
There is a very nice tenant at the property - please, allow for 24 hours notice. Attention investors - tenant is willing to stay!
It was a long journey, but I finally got it in my pocket, VIP access to best Toronto Pre-construction condos sales events to serve my clients better. As you might be already aware, all pre-construction condo sales go through 3 distinct stages:
1. Stage I - VIP sales event - usually 1 day event, when the new pre-construction project gets released for sales for the first time - this is the most wanted opportunity for both investors and home buyers for a number of reasons:
- Best choice and Unit Availability
- Great incentives, like full year of free property management, guaranteed rent, no maintenance fees for a specified time
- VIP freebies, like lockers, storage units at no charge
- VIP pricing
Only agents with VIP membership and their clients are granted access to this event. And I am one of the lucky few!
2. Stage II - Platinum Access - usually lasts for about a month, a stage where agents with Platinum Membership and their clients are given acees to the units still available after stage 1.
3. Stage III - General Public Access - this is where the access is given to everyone. Folks could just walk in from the street to the presentation center, get the paperwork signed and become a condo owner. Unfortunately on this Stage, public is no longer granted any VIP pricing, no freebies, and public gets to choose from the "left-overs". I actually know people, who lost money buying on this stage, but this is not the topic for now.
It does not take to be genius to figure out the obvious benefits of obtaining a property at the first stage. Please, check out my following blog posts for the registration for upcoming VIP events.
People made fortunes investing in a Real Estate - so can you!
For more details, please, contact: Marina Gavrylyuk Real Estate Agent with Sutton Group Summit Realty - delivering the Wealth of Real Estate to You!
Why out of the all Unusual Houses I wrote about so far, I missed this one? No idea! But this is long due - CN Tower one of the major landmarks of Toronto, Canada and World!
CN tower was completed in 1976 on the former railroad grounds. It is 553.33 meters tall - number is easy to remeber! For almost 35 years CN Tower remained the tallest free standing structure of the world. Now there are 2 more towers that are taller, but I am not mentioning them in this post.
Just in case someone did not know - CN stands for Canadian National, yes, like Canadian National Railway which grounds it is built on.
Tower has about 147 floors with 9 elevators present throughout the towers. The height of its antenna Spire is about 553.33 meters (1815,f feet). The roof is at the height of 457.2 meters (1500 feet) where as the top floor is about 446.5 meters (that is about 1464.9 feet). Architects were John Andrews, Webb Zerafa and Menkes Housden.
View through the glass floor
CN Tower 360 Restaurant
On August 1, 2011, the CN Tower opened the EdgeWalk, an amusement in which thrill-seekers can walk on and around the roof of the main pod of the tower at 356 m (1,168.0 ft), which is directly above the 360 Restaurant. It is the world's highest full-circle, hands-free walk. Visitors are tethered to an overhead rail system and walk around the edge of the CN Tower's main pod above the 360 Restaurant on a 1.5 m (4.9 ft) metal floor. The attraction is closed throughout the winter season and during periods of electrical storms and high winds.
CN Tower at Night
Being a Real Estate Agent with Sutton Group Summit Realty is so much fun!
One of the most famous buildings of my native city Ivano-Frankivsk - Ratusha or former City Hall. Compared to other famous structures of the world, Ratusha is quite young - completed in 1935 and it took almost 8 years to built.
Located on the Market Square - Plozha Rynok, Ratusha is one of the main city attractions and is currently being used as a Regional Museum.
The current design was created in the 1920s by Stanislaw Trela, while the original building was built with creation of the city in the 17th century.
Ivano-Frankivsk Ratusha - rathaus or city hall, is the only Ukrainian rathaus built in Art Deco style.
Surrounded by a large walking zone, numerous cafes and restaurants, Ratusha place is one of the most favourite places for both citizens and visitors of the city.
There is this fountain you can see on the picture above - built about 15 years ago and looking like a cracked egg - I don't think anyone knows what it really means.
Ratusha at Cristmas time
One of the exhibits
Being a Real Estate Agent with Sutton Group Summit Realty is so much fun!