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Sellers be gettin' lazy - Don't you do that!

I've been showing a lot of property lately and one thing is clear. Sellers be getting lazy.


Here are the three simplest and lowest cost ideas to help prepare your home to be well received by the market.



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I've been showing a lot of property lately, And there's one thing that's really clear to me. Sellers be getting lazy.


Listen, we've talked about presentation being the cornerstone of your entire selling effort. If the home doesn't look great in person and online, you're sunk. At the very best, you're losing thousands of dollars.


Look, I wanna give you three tips that you can do quickly and easily that will cost you practically nothing that you absolutely must do before you put your house on the market.


Number one, declutter. Put stuff away. And when I say put stuff away, I mean, put it into boxes and containers and get it the heck out of the house. Into storage if you need to. You need to create a spacious, clean, clutter-free environment. Anything less than that comes off as chaotic to the buyer. And it makes them anxious when they're in your house. So get rid of as much stuff as you possibly can before you put the for sale sign up.


Next thing, depersonalize. Take down family photos, degree certificates, things of that nature. Anything that might identify you as an individual. You want people to see themselves in your house, not your stuff. So allow them to have that vision by removing things that are highly personal.


Finally, deep clean. Listen folks, we all live in our houses and our houses get dirty, but nobody wants to buy your dirt. So, in fact, your dirt is gross to them. So you need to clean up around the bathtub, the caulking, food from in the kitchen. Make that place shine.


These are things that take some elbow grease, that take a little bit of time, but they don't cost a lot of money and they'll give you a great edge in the market. Without them, you could be sunk. You're certainly losing thousands.


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Norm Fisher

Royal LePage Vidorra

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Norm Fisher, Author of the TeamFisher Saskatoon Real Estate Blog

About Norm

Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.Less...

Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.

Norm is known for his passion for technology and can most often be found exploring and experimenting with the next big thing in real estate marketing. He was the first Saskatoon real estate agent to promote a home online and has been an early adopter of new technologies ever since. “Everything about this business has changed over the past 20 years, and it will happen again in the next ten. An open mind and a curious attitude are all that’s needed to continue to find new ways to serve our clients by delivering a faster, smoother, worry-free transaction,” says Norm.

In his spare time, Norm enjoys Crossfit and cycling, some years accumulating over 2,000 kilometres on the road. He’s a strong supporter of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and enjoys raising funds by joining fun, fitness-related initiatives like the Grouse Grind for Shelter. In 2015, he trekked the Peruvian Andes to Machu Picchu. In 2017 he walked the southern highlands of Iceland across mountains, sand, snow, ice, lava fields and forest for seven days. Collectively those initiatives raised over a million dollars for Canadian women's shelters.
 

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