Simple updates to get home sold

10 Simple Updates to Get Your Home Sold

By Andrew Mitchell | Selling Real Estate

Most people going for a big job interview would never think of showing up in jogging pants and running shoes. It goes without saying that a nice pressed suit, tie, business dress, clean hair and shoes are a minimum expectation when trying to land that dream job.

Yet when it comes to selling a home, usually our biggest asset, many home sellers neglect to “dress up” their home before putting it on the market. I’m here with 10 simple and inexpensive updates you can do to get your home looking its best and get it sold!

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How to add value to your home with renovations

How to Add Value to Your Home: Which Renovations Pay You Back

By Andrew Mitchell | Selling Real Estate

Thinking of selling your home? But not before you add a new “X” (kitchen, bathroom, furnace, heat-pump, windows, floors, driveway, or whichever renovation you were thinking would add more value to the home?). I’m here to help you the home seller make that decision by identifying the renovations that will add the maximum value to your home and avoid those that will only cost you financially, all while saving you some money along the way.

Choosing the wrong renovations when you’re trying to add value to your home can cause you to lose money and time. Find out which renovations will most increase the value to your home. 

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When is the best time to sell a home?

When is the Best Time to Sell a Home?

By Andrew Mitchell | Selling Real Estate

It’s a question I get asked by many potential sellers when they are considering putting their home on the market. When is the best time to sell a home? The answer is not black and white, and while many think of Spring as the time to sell, there are some very good reasons to sell at other times of year.

And while there is no one right answer for all homes, a lot depends on the type of home, the condition of the home, the market, location, the weather and if the home is priced accurately for the market. But here are some general rules to think about when you are considering when the best time to put your home up for sale will be.

Read on to find why Spring might NOT be the best time to sell your home.

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Questions about downsizing to a condo

4 Questions to Ask Before Downsizing to a Condo

By Andrew Mitchell | Buying Real Estate

There’s a big trend in real estate right now, and it will continue for the foreseeable future. This trend is for empty-nesters and baby-boomers to sell the large home with the goal of downsizing to a condo. Many of my clients are finding themselves in 3, 4 and more bedroom homes, the kids have moved out, and they no longer have the desire to maintain a large home where they are only using a small part of.

But condo living can be a major lifestyle change, both an extremely positive change for most but can also be a huge disappointment for some. Before taking the decision on downsizing to a condo, you owe it to yourself to answer these 4 questions to see if condo living makes sense for you.

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Should You Buy or Sell First?

Real Estate: Should You Buy or Sell First?

By Andrew Mitchell | Selling Real Estate

A question that comes up quite often from my clients, (especially empty-nesters who have lived in the same home for many years, raised a family and are looking to downsize), is should they buy their next home or condo first and then sell their home or should they sell first and buy second. It’s the question that  every homeowner who wants to upgrade or downsize asks themselves before deciding to move, should you buy or sell first?

While there are advantages and disadvantages of either choice and much of the decision is based on your financial situation and timeline, I think you might be surprised by my advice.  Find out here the definitive answer if you should buy or sell first.

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