ROYAL LEPAGE Mid North Realty, Brokerage
CORA SHIELDS BROKER, Elliot Lake Real Estate

Tips For Selling Real Estate


Cora Shields has been a long time resident of Elliot Lake for

49 years, and over 29 years as a Real Estate Professional

Cora's thorough knowledge of the city, as well as designation as a Broker, has  contributed to her success.

Working with Cora gives YOU an advantage to having a solid negotiator with extensive knowledge and expertise on your side. 

Helping you is what I do.

I can arrange a viewing or sale of any non exclusive listing in Elliot Lake even those listed by other companies such as Oak Realty, RE/MAX NU/TREND, Sutton Group, Peter Lendak and Royal LePage.    

Please call or email me for any information or  help you need.

 Cell :   705-849-5678 

 Email: cora.shields@gmail.com


Selling a Home in Elliot Lake, Ontario


 

SELLING A HOME
Buying and Selling a Home are often major decisions in your life.

Particularly selling.

Your home is probably your largest asset, and the sale should be properly planned to maximize your profits and your peace of mind!

As your real estate professional, I can prepare a personalized plan to market
your property.

Your property will be aggressively marketed through advertising publications and our Internet site, other Real Estate Professionals, the MLS information library (Unless it is an exclusive listing) and mailings to potential buyers in your area.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE LASTING IMPRESSIONS

Selling a house is an important decision and you want to show your home in the best possible light.  First impressions are lasting impressions.  Here are a few simple steps to take.

Before you show your house, take a good look at it "through the eyes of a prospective buyer"!!

EXTERIOR:

Start on the exterior.

  Do whatever is necessary depending on the season - in summer and fall make sure the grass is cut and leaves raked.  Maybe a few nice potted plants on the porch - people see the outside of your house first!

In spring and winter, make sure the walk and sidewalk and driveway are cleaned of snow and not slippery for visitors.

The front door and entrance are very important. 

The door may just need a fresh coat of paint, doorknobs polished.  Make sure the windows are sparkling clean.  Little things can mean a lot - does the mailbox need to be replaced - even an inexpensive one can make a world of difference.  Maybe a matching house number?

You do not necessarily need to paint the whole house, but check the windows and shutters.

"You get the picture" - your prospective buyers will too!

INTERIOR:

Make sure the house "smells" fresh and clean. 

Open the windows ahead of time and give the house a good airing.  Fresh break baking or a little apple juice with cinnamon sticks simmering on the stove would make a nice welcome!

The entrance or foyer should be clean and uncluttered. 

Put away all those extra shoes and sneakers! 

A lovely fresh potted plant does wonders on a hall table.  Fresh flowers make any place look great.

All rooms should be clean and tidy, free of clutter. "Less is more".  You don't have to get rid of furniture, but maybe that pile of magazines you have never gotten around to!

Make the dining room or eating area particularly appealing.

  This is the room where most people spend a great deal of time.  Set the table simply with your best place mats, napkins, wine glasses etc.  Create an appealing ambiance.


Take all those notes and pictures off the fridge - they mean a lot to you but only add clutter to a prospective buyer.

Be sure the kitchen and bathrooms are spotless and try to keep the counters clean and free of items.

  Children's rooms should be neat and tidy but most people have children and understand that it not always an easy task!

It may be difficult to do, but clean out the basement and garage and try to have them organized and uncluttered.  People need to be able to SEE your home. 

Besides, anything you throw away now, you won't have to move later!

Pets can be a touchy subject!  They are often part of the family, but try to minimize their presence when showing your house. 

If possible, it is best not to have them at home during a showing, however, that is a personal decision

  Have as few signs of pets as possible - put away food dishes, etc. and be "finicky" about pet odours!

Open the drapes and let natural light into your home.

 A ray of sunshine can make any room look nice.  If it is a dark, dreary day, turn on some lights that complement your home best.

  Make sure the stairs and basement are well lit.

Remember to look at the house through the eyes of a buyer.  Show your house off.

 

 

Selling your home is an involved process that affects your family and your future. 

Before you begin this process, you'll want to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information.

  When should you sell?  How do you get the best price? What kinds of renovations should be made prior to the sale? 

These home selling reports will assist you in answering the many questions that arise during the home selling process.

  When you're armed with the right information, and an experienced real estate professional, you'll be closer to reaching your goal - selling your home fast, and for the best price.

 

 Please contact me if you have any questions about selling your Elliot Lake home. 

Phone: 705-849-5678

Email: cora.shields@gmail.com

 Below, select desired reports and complete the form provided.

Common Selling Mistakes
Learn the top nine selling mistakes, and what steps you can take to avoid them.
Selling Your Home
Remember what first attracted you to your house when you bought it? What excited you about its most appealing features? Now that you're selling your home, you'll need to look at it as if you were buying it all over again.
Surviving the Sale
Getting a good price for your home is important, but minimizing stress and simplifying the selling process can be just as essential.
The Right Selling Price
When you’re selling your home, the price you set is a critical factor in the return you’ll receive. Learn several factors to base the assessment of your home.
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