September 2021 Real Estate Newsletter

Saturday Sep 11th, 2021


Well, that was a short summer! Fall is upon us, cooler temperatures are on the horizon, and I predict a more active real estate market for the next few months. Most people have taken their summer vacations and travelled abroad but now its time for most of us to get back to work full time. As COVID restrictions continue to loosen and life returns to normal, many of us will want to get back to the office. I think this will re-spark demand in the Centertown/downtown core for high-rise condos and prices may increase or hold steady. The country home market remains strong while the town-house market is oversaturated with many listings not holding out on offers and several price reductions. If you’re in the market for a freehold townhouse, it’s a great time to explore your options.


Putting your home on the market is a big deal and there are several steps you should take to maximize your sale price and make the whole transaction as seamless as possible. Buying is typically an emotional process, and most buyers will pay top dollar for a home they fall in love with. Invest your time and money into showcasing your home in the best possible way and you will attract more buyers, a quicker sale, and more money in your wallet.

1. Repairs
This should be step number 1. Any holes, cracks, broken anything – get these fixed because they will come up eventually and a buyer might either ask for a massive reduction in price or simply walk away.

2. Clutter
When your home goes on the market, it becomes a product for sale. You want it to look clean, tidy, and spacious. Remove excess furniture, small kitchen appliances, toys, keep your bathroom vanities clear, and anything else that might crowd your rooms.

3. Smell
 Very important – keep your home smelling fresh and clean. Avoid cooking with heavy spices and remove any foul odours. This can be a major turn off and buyers will walk away.

4. Paint
Consider repainting your home if you have any dark rooms or spaces that need a refresher. Stick to a neutral colour that everyone will like, and this will also brighten up your home making it more inviting and looking spacious.

5. Cleaning
Before your home goes on the market, it would be a good idea to have it professionally cleaned. Remember, you’re selling your home and we want buyers to feel themselves living here. Clean floors, baseboards, windows, bathrooms, and the kitchen are very important, and they show your home is well taken of.

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