|It seems like the year has flown by. I hope it has been a good one for you. The Modern Family Realtor team is here to assist you in any way.|
As the end of 2019 approaches, you may be making plans for the coming year and thinking about what the new year will bring for you and your home.
You may, for example, be thinking of doing some renovations or redecorating. You may even be considering making a move in 2020, or at least exploring the possibility.
No matter what you’re planning, it’s not too soon to take some initial steps.
In fact, if you’re considering looking for a new home in the spring, this is the ideal time to start doing some preliminary work – such as determining the market value of your current property, getting a prearranged mortgage, and identifying neighbourhoods you’d like to consider.
Spring can be a very busy time in the real estate industry, so the relative calm of November and December can be the perfect time to get some plans in place.
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How to Quick-Prep Your Home for Sale
|For any number of reasons, that’s not always possible. If you have to suddenly relocate for work, for example, you may have only days to make your home “show ready” for the market.|
What should you do? The answer is: the essentials.
First, arrange to get any maintenance issues dealt with immediately. If you have a clogged shower drain or cracked windowpane, call a professional repair person. Even if those items don’t get fixed by listing day, you can inform buyers that the repairs are scheduled – and that receipts proving that the work was done professionally will be available.
Next, you need to do a thorough clean-up. Staging experts (those who professionally prepare homes for sale) unanimously agree that making each room look neat and tidy is essential. Even something as seemingly minor as dust accumulation on blinds can impact buyers.
If you still have time available before the For Sale sign goes up, consider doing some redecorating. Stand in each room and ask yourself, “How can I make this room look more spacious and appealing?” Oftentimes, simply rearranging the furniture and moving a few items into storage will make a dramatic difference.
Yes, prepping your home on a tight schedule takes some work. However, in just two or three days, you’ll have a property that is more attractive to prospective buyers. It will show better, and, as a result, it will likely sell faster.
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Décor Colour Choices Can Be Psychological
|The following list provides a general interpretation of commonly held views about how we perceive colour. It may help you decide on the colours you’ll use in your next interior painting or decorating project. While some suggested connections may seem obvious, others might surprise you.|
White: cleanliness, purity, innocence.
Of course, subtle differences in hues and shades can evoke different emotional responses. As a result, complementary colours can sometimes seem to conflict with the expected psychological response to your primary selection. So, despite all the available scientific information, you should consider your instincts as well.
Choosing a “Seller-Friendly” Contractor
|To help make sure that happens, ask prospective contractors these questions:|
Of course, you also need to check references and do other due diligence to ensure the contractor is a “good apple”.
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