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Ideally you should have a week or 2 available before you list your property in order to stage it and make it look best to show.

If you need to get it on the market in a couple of days here are some things you can do:

-Open the curtains, even at night. This will make each room seem brighter and more spacious.

-Put away knick-knacks and other personal items to reduce clutter on shelves and countertops.

-Clear countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms. Even put the toaster oven out of sight.

-Make sure lighting throughout the house is bright and comfortable. If an area is darker, plug in a lamp.

-Clear away as much as you can in the foyer. Make this space look open, uncluttered and welcoming.

-Move cars out of driveway. Give the buyer a

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Whether you are buying or selling, or both, you want the process to go smoothly and successfully. Creating an Ideal working relationship with your agent is an important step.

How do you do that?

First, ask your agent to go over the process with you. If you are selling your home, you want to understand the steps the agent is going to take.

That way, there will be fewer surprises. You need to know how the showings will be handled such as when your home will be available for showings and if there will be a lockbox installed.

Don't be afraid to ask questions. You don't want to have unanswered questions or concerns between you and your agent.

If an issue comes up, discuss it right away - don't let it fester.

Finally, remember your agent is a

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There are many good reasons to put your property on the market.

Some examples include a relocation, the kids leaving the nest, the need for something bigger or smaller, and the list goes on and on.

However, there are also some less-than-obvious indicators that it may be time to sell.

Consider the following.

1. Your Property is no longer a Good " Fit"

2. The Neighbourhood is Changing.

3. You are Ready for Your Dream Home.

Give these ideas some thought and if you think it's time to look into it, give a Realtor a call.

 

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