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    Home Seller 101 London Ontario

    When it comes time to put your home up for sale on MLS in London, Ontario, in a Seller’s Market, how you go about it, with whom and why are critical decisions that will dictate how much you receive from the sale and how long it is will take to sell.

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    Your Home Is For Sale Yet Few Are Aware Of It?

    One of the largest downfalls I see in marketing a  London Ontario home for sale, be it through a real estate brokerage or a For Sale by Owner (FSBO) company, is that most marketers & Realtors  think that if they do the following:

    Nobody can find your home for sale

    • Put a for sale sign out front or in the window with the Realtor’s picture on it.

    • Get it on MLS or some websites.

    • Take  pretty pictures (or doctor them)

    • Make up some fancy brochures.

    • Maybe run an ad in a glossy magazine that is one month too late, a newspaper ad ( called tombstone ads for a reason) or a more massive ad with the Realtor’s picture larger than home!

    • Do An  Open House (did you know that less than 1% of houses sell with an open house?)

       Major Think!

     Who is going to buy your home? Marketing to that group, in other words, focusing on the type of buyer your home will attract, is beneficial and works!

    For example, if you have a four-bedroom, two-car garage house which is close to good schools, of course, you would market to families, not to an empty nester or single person. Or, a one-floor, two-bedroom condo in London’s upscale neighbourhood, you would not market it to a family of 4!

    Focus, narrow down, focus, focus, & clarify!

    Most homebuyers view between 10-16 homes in London, Ontario; they are very much aware of other homes’ prices & conditions similar to yours.  If they have a top-notch Realtor helping them, they can laser focus on the house that fits their client’s budget and criteria and not gets lost on the bling and shine on properties that do not match their client’s profile.

    focus on your home buyer

    You can have the fanciest billboard in the world, but if it’s located in the middle of the Sahara desert, who will see it, and if they did, how many miles and hours will it take to get to London, Ontario, to see it? (I googled it, 9519 KM)

    Why not focus your home on buyers that are qualified?

     In summary, when you decide to sell your property,  work with a Realtor who knows the market and is financially and emotionally stable enough to guide you. Who will not tell you what you want to hear? The truth hurts, but you might as well listen to it now than later!

     To get results, pay the price once and cry once!

    Choose To ask more questions

    Below are some helpful tips, money-saving ideas and home seller strategies to help you sell your home quicker, for more money and stress-free! The procedures below are from selling hundreds of homes successfully in London, Ontario and the area.

          The Role of a Buyer’s Lawyer

    The purchaser’s lawyer’s role is to protect the purchaser throughout the transaction and ensure that the buyer obtains a clear title to the property. Traditionally, the purchaser’s lawyer also represents the mortgage lender’s interests in preparing and registering the mortgage documents following their mortgage commitment.

     50 Inexpensive Tips To Enhance The Value Of Your House or Condo

    Here are 50 inexpensive things you can do to enhance the value of your home. Time and time again when I show homes or list them, some or all of these tips would have dramatically sped up the sale or received more money I have found over the years it is the little things that a buyer sees that may be the stumbling block in them making an offer on your home. You have one chance of making a good first impression when a buyer walks into your home, try one or ten of these, you will sell quicker and in most cases, receive more money!

         What Do All These Real Estate Words Mean Anyway?

    When you are in the process of buying or selling a home in London and South West Ontario or have been through the process, it can be daunting enough without words or phrases bantered about, and you say, “What?” Well, no more, this exhaustive list will now make the playing field level; your knowledge & better understanding of real estate will ensure that your real estate transaction will be less stressful and, in most cases, more rewarding!

       Who Else is Going To Be Involved When I Sell my Home?

    Purchasing a home or selling a home requires more than just the buyer and seller. You’ll also need the services of a variety of home-related professionals, and here are the key players in your transaction and the roles they play.

       London Home Seller’s Guide to Moneymaking Fix-Ups

    Here’s an informative guide to help you realize the most profit from your home and perhaps avoid costly repair rip-offs. Each year thousands of homeowners needlessly lose thousands of dollars when selling their homes.  But they don’t lose the money for reasons you might think. They lose money because they unknowingly left it on the table, for the buyer to pocket, by failing to recognize their home’s hidden profit potential.

    Those hidden profits exist in two areas. First, most homeowners never discover that certain small, even inexpensive repairs to their existing home could generate many times their cost in additional home value.  But on the other hand, other repairs and improvements can cost you dearly.  It’s critical to know what repairs and improvements to spend money on and which ones to leave alone.

    Second, when many savvy homeowners decide to make profitable repairs before selling, they expose themselves to some contractors’ ruthless world and their potentially deceptive schemes that drive up home repair costs.

    It’s easy to understand how you might become overwhelmed with the whole process between not knowing what to repair for maximum profit and dealing with the world of contractor schemes.  But don’t despair! That’s Why I Created This Helpful Report

    Pets and Selling Your Home


    Be “Pet Smart” When Selling Your House
    What about Pets when Selling Your Home?

    Some people don’t appreciate pets and all the sights, sounds, and smells that go with them. So, to keep potential buyers focused on your house and not your pet, follow these simple tips:

    • Wash and put away the pet toys and food bowls.
    • Refresh the kitty litter.
    • Check your yard for doggie doo.
    • Use room or carpet deodorizer.
    • Send your pet on vacation during showings.

    You love your pet. But it’s your house that you’re trying to sell.

    Sell Your Home For The Price You Are Looking For

    What you will receive at no cost to you or obligation, you do not have to sign anything or listen to blah blah blah stuff, just the following:                      

    • All the recent sales in your area.
    • Compare your home to those that were sold or listed in your area.
    • Provide you with an accurate range for your home to sell.
    • How to sell your house or condo for as much as you can in your time frame!
    • When would be the best time to list your home on MLS.

     What’s Your Home Worth?

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    What is my Home worth in London, Ontario and Area?