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The First 10 Days When Selling a Home in London Ontario

 When selling a home in London, Ontario, what you do in the first ten days will make the difference in how quickly it sells and for how much!

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The most crucial time for a new listing in London, Ontario, is two days before it goes on MLS and the eight days after! The way a transaction starts indicates how your sale will go, quickly or a long rocky road to get the price you deserve!

Why two days before?

  • Are the listing documents prepared accurately and thoroughly?
  • Are the professional pictures edited & a virtual tour ready for the MLS system?
  • Are there floor plans or a 3D of your home ready along with the marketing brochures?
  • Is the description of your home exciting to buyers enough for them to come and see and buy it?
  • Are all the websites are ready?
  • Are there extra keys or door codes ready?
  • You can do any of the final touch-ups that are necessary.
  • The For Sale sign is up, The Coming Soon to MLS sign rider is up, and directional signs installed.

Day 1 to Day 8:  This is when buyers and their realtors are searching the web for buying a home in London and certain streets for something new and when the excitement is the highest. You can now:

  • Be ready for all showings, have all the marketing materials and home information prepared for that one buyer who loves your home!
  • You have at least one weekend when historically home viewing is the busiest.
  • If no offers after seven days in this sellers’ market, the pricing may be wrong or if not enough showings, the marketing needs to improve!

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On day 9, do something quick to attract buyers to your home!

Some questions to ask:

  • How many showings and why?
  • What was the feedback from Realtors who had viewed your home?
  • Was the feedback consistent?
  • Can the virtual tour be improved?
  • Can better pictures be used or some deleted.
  • Edit the description of your home and use a propelling CTA (call to action).
  • What other homes in your price range are you competing with?
  • Is there something you can clean, fix or paint? See my Homeseller 101

OK, so now day 10, do you stay the course, invigorate the marketing, jump up and down and act anxious & hope it sells? Hope is not a strategy!

Do not let others get in the way of selling your home.

In summary, the most crucial time for a new listing when selling a house in London, Ontario, is BEFORE it gets on MLS.

Here are nine reasons why your house may not be selling.

  • You overvalued your property.
  • Your listing description or pictures are lacking.
  • You’re always present at showings.
  • You’re too attached.
  • You haven’t had your home professionally cleaned.
  • You haven’t staged your home if it is vacant.
  • Your home improvements are too you.
  • Your home is cluttered.
  • Your home requires too many repairs.

  50 Inexpensive Tips  To Dress Up Your Home When Selling, Some For Under $50.00

First impressions make a significant impact on a buyer’s decision-making process!  These 50 simple tips allow you to highlight the best of your home; it’s not about decorating but turning your home into a model to appeal to the broadest range of prospective buyers. The goal is to make people feel like they could live there, and the best way to do this is to “neutralize” the surroundings. Most of these you can do for under $50.00 or less, and the worst that can happen to you is that you will get $2.00 back for every $1.00 you spend!

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How Much Is Your Home Worth?

I want to sell my house in London Ontario, how much is it worth?

I am amazed at all the webpages out there, you know the ones I mean,they offer free evaluations without even seeing your home or the “Free Home Evaluation Reports” cards we receive in our mail boxes or the dreaded cold call ” I have a buyer who is interested in buying your home”.


How can anyone value your home accurately without physically seeing your home thoroughly and doing the two to three hours of research necessary ? Have you ever bought anything “at a ball park price’? “A general price range?” “The market price?” After helping hundred’s of buyers over the years buy homes, every house or condo my clients bought had a price, we never looked at homes without a price. Semantics aside, you deserve a price what a willing qualified buyer will pay.

So, what is that price?

Home Evaluations The Right Way

  • you let us know that you would like a no obligation, no cost valuation of your house or condo
  • we will arrange a mutual time to meet
  • we prepare before our meeting our research of prices, demographics and current market conditions.
  • You will not have to sign anything or listen to blah blah blah stuff , malarky, posturing, showcasing or bs.
  • when we get to your home,a quick introduction and a tour of your home.
  • while doing the tour, we can prepare a room by room audit of the selling features or what you could do to help sell quicker or receive a higher price.
  • when completed, sit down with you and adress your concerns, fears or the anxiety you may have about moving.
  • leave with you our research and market reports and best practises to sell a home.
  • within 24 hours we will get back to you with “The Price is Right”
  • you then decide what you wish to do.

If you decide to utilize our research and apply our marketing tips, you’ll know how to price and sell your home for the fastest, most profitable sale. Also, with this information, you’ll never pay too much for any home you ever buy for the rest of your life.

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