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Selling a home in Calgary may be a stressful experience, especially for first-time sellers. One of the best ways to ease anxiety and reduce stress is to know what to expect. Here’s a general overview of the selling process. While everyone’s experience may be different, these steps tend to be universal. Of course, once you’ve decided to sell your home, give us a call and we’ll help you every step of the way


GETTING YOUR CALGARY HOME READY TO SELL

Here are some tips to help you prepare your home for its market debut.


Start packing valuables and items you don’t plan to use until after you’ve moved, including any personal photos displayed in the home. Removing clutter will make your home appear more spacious. While deciding what to pack, think about which appliances to take with you. For example, are the washing machine and dryer included or do you want to take them?


Get your home move-in ready. Most buyers want a home in move-in condition when they buy. For example, painting the interiors a neutral shade or white is a simple way to make a home appear brighter and allows potential buyers to easily incorporate their style into the space. Also, be sure to complete regular maintenance on your home’s cooling and heating and other systems to keep them in good working order for the next owner.


Have a home inspection. In many cases, a buyer will hire a home inspector to inspect the property. However, hiring one beforehand will help you assess what may need to be fixed before you sell. If the inspector finds major issues with appliances or your home’s plumbing/septic, heating or electrical systems, you may be required to make the repairs. Don’t worry; this is a normal part of the process–one we’re happy to guide you through.


Boost curb appeal. The exterior is often a potential buyer’s first impression of your home. If it’s well-kept outside, many buyers also assume it’ll be well-kept inside. Paint or clean your exterior, trim hedges and shrubs and mow the lawn. These small activities have a big impact on attracting the right buyers to your home.


Clean. Hire a professional cleaner to thoroughly clean your home for potential buyers.


Stage. Make your home look its best by staging high-traffic rooms, such as the living room and kitchen. Staging helps buyers picture themselves in the home. While many sellers hire a professional, especially in competitive markets, you may also be able to do it yourself.


MARKETING IT RIGHT

Once your home is ready to sell, it’s time to think about marketing. Marketing helps find the right qualified buyer to purchase your home. It all begins with pricing. Homes that are priced right are often picked up by buyers in a short amount of time. To price your home, we’ll review comparable homes in your area that are currently on the market or have sold in the last few months. We’ll also take into account your home’s location, square footage, amenities and condition, as well as local market conditions.


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Take a look at the breakdown of detached houses sold in Sundance last month.

It definitely was a slower-than-normal June in Sundance.


In fact, 10 is the fewest number of detached houses sold, in Sundance, in June, since 2009!


The average number of days on market for the month of June was 27 days.

That's well below the average number of days it usually takes a house to sell in Sundance.

So, although the number of homes sold is lower than usual, the homes that are for sale, are selling quickly.


Take a peek at the latest house that was listed in Sundance.


sundance house for sale


This is 376 Sun Valley Drive

It was listed on July 4 for $469,900.

This home is vacant and ready for new owners ASAP!


It has

4 bedrooms,

3 bathrooms and

2010 square feet of living space with an unfinished lower level.


There hasn't been a lot of updating to this home, and that can be a really great opportunity!

If home design and renovation is your thing, you can modernize this home and make it exactly what you like!

Or flip it for a profit.


If you'd like to see all the home curently for sale in Sundance, just click here

If you'd like to get an idea of what your current home is worth, click here..

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