Selling a house, chalet or bungalow can be a nerve-wracking and difficult experience, but if you act proactively to make improvements for a successful sale, you should reap the benefits.

One of the best ways to detect much-needed improvements before selling a house is to take a step back and look at your home as if you were a potential buyer. See it through a buyer’s eyes. Because the Collingwood area is so attractive, you can emphasize your landscape’s natural features to highlight the property’s proximity to Georgian Bay, or you could choose to focus on the interior.

Looking through a buyer’s eyes, it will be easier to spot issues such as sagging basement supports, walls that need painting, or any other areas that need refurbishing or repair. Take note of the overall orderliness and cleanliness – what would your impression would be if you were walking into the house for the first time? If you notice something doubtful, you can be dead sure a potential buyer will! Employing these techniques helps get your home ready for a showing.

You also need to be aware of the competition. Before your home is even listed, your real estate agent should inform you about other similar properties in the area that have recently sold and those that are currently listed. When it comes to selling a house, a good agent will tell you how it compares to the competition. With this information, you can set the price right from the start, thereby minimizing the risk of a buyer not choosing your house simply because it’s too expensive.


Interested in selling a house in Collingwood ON? Contact us, Ian Hawkins & Cindy Ryerse. We have 50 years of combined experience in the real estate industry, and our expertise and friendly customer service put us head and shoulders above our competition!

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