Selling a home is a process that can sometimes take months. Many home sellers get impatient when their property does not sell as soon as it is listed on the market. Out of desperation to close the deal, home owners may end up revealing several facts that they should never disclose to anyone other than their realtor. If you are looking to sell your home, keep reading to avoid falling into the trap that many before you have fallen into. The duration the house has been on the market Revealing how long your house has been on the market has ...
7 Things Home Sellers Should Never Reveal
August 15, 2019
Can Solar Panel Installation Increase Your Home’s Value?
May 20, 2019
Solar panels for residential homes is a relatively new concept that’s quickly gaining in popularity. Not only are they good for the environment, but solar panels can also increase your home’s overall value. According to Bluewater Energy, these innovative contraptions can increase a property’s value by as much as $6,000 for every 1 kW installed. Although the upfront costs of installation may seem high, it’s easy to see why many Canadian homeowners still believe this is a good investment. If you’re considering solar panels for your residential property, read our comprehensive guide on what this process entails. What are ...
5 Tips for Staging Your Home
April 8, 2019
When it comes to selling real estate, the right asking price is certainly crucial for a successful sale. But just as important is staging your home to show off your property’s maximum potential. A tidy lawn, decluttered living space and accent decor can do wonders to get people’s attention. Purchasing a home is more than about bricks and mortar. Those with children will want a picturesque setting in which to raise a family. Well-established urban professionals, on the other hand, may be striving for a property with luxury and class. Give potential buyers a beautiful canvas in which to ...
6 Tips to Improve Your House’s Curb Appeal this Spring
March 25, 2019
Spring is in the air, and you know what that means — it’s time for spring cleaning! Every year, homeowners take this time to clean up the mess that winter left, as well as to declutter their homes and get rid of old furniture, broken appliances, and just about anything that doesn’t spark joy, as Marie Kondo says. But for homeowners looking to make a big move and either upgrade to a bigger space or downsize to a condo as they retire, spring cleaning is especially important. This annual deep clean can quickly add some much-needed curb appeal for a ...
Staging Tips For Selling Your Home Quickly
March 14, 2019
If you’re looking to put your home on the market, Spectrum Realty can help you prepare it for potential home buyers. Keep in mind, it only takes a few seconds for someone to form an impression of your home, so you need to make sure their first impression is a good one! We’ve compiled a list of some simple but necessary staging tips that will help your home become as appealing as possible to potential buyers. Keep in mind these take time to accomplish so do plan in advance realizing the extra time spent could result in selling ...
5 Reasons to Sell Your Home During the Winter Months
December 18, 2018
It may not be peak season in the Canadian real estate market right now, but that does not mean you still need to wait until spring to market and sell your home. Despite popular belief, there are many reasons why selling in the winter can be beneficial, especially if you are interested in selling soon. Here's why: Less competition - Since the most common time of the year to buy/sell a home is in the spring, you will likely face less competition in the winter from other listings. Serious buyers - When looking for a home, people tend to ...
6 Maintenance Tasks You Should Tackle While Selling Your Home
May 7, 2018
Selling a home is a process that takes time, effort, and patience. Your realtor can do their best to ensure that your home is sold in a timely manner and at a profit, but it never hurts to do your homework as well. Here are six maintenance tasks you should tackle before selling your home. Gardens Have Curb Appeal To ensure that your home looks good during the selling process there are several maintenance tasks that will help make this come true. One task is to keep your garden in good shape. This can be done by raking leaves, getting ...