6 MIN READMaximize Your Property’s Return: 10 Tips for Canadians

The main goal of investing in property is to increase your wealth and secure a future – yet maximizing your returns on your investment can be taxing, even for investors with years of experience.

By utilizing the following tips, you can significantly increase your chances of success. Good luck!

How to Prepare your Property for the Buyers

How to Market your Property for the Buyers

How to Prepare your Property for the Buyers

Tip 1. Ensure your property’s exterior is ready for the buyers’ eyes

The first thing that a potential buyer will see is your home’s exterior, so it’s worth making sure that your home looks its best outside and in. 

Using a range of unique and neutral wall colours, you will be amazed at how much a simple paint job can improve your property’s look both in your eyes and potential buyers.

Look into which walls have cracks and scuffs requiring urgent attention, keeping an eye out for dirty vents, sneaky cobwebs, and anything else that could make potential buyers think the property wasn’t well maintained.


Tip 2. Reduce maintenance costs

Take the time to choose the best maintenance vendors and contractors. You don’t want to select randomly as your buyer may wish to upgrade based on their specifics. 

As you’re going through each of the rooms, make a list of all these little things and have your agent recommend an excellent handyperson to come and fix them up – or replace them yourself if you’re handy.


Tip 3. Upgrade the kitchen

A minor kitchen remodel offers a high likelihood of recouping the investment. The most crucial kitchen features for homebuyers include new kitchen appliances and an eat-in arrangement.

In the heart of the home, the kitchen is seen as the most used room where family members are inspired to cook healthy meals. And where functional design can make a big difference in your quality of day-day life – and the value of your home. 

You need to get strategic and creative about making it both functional and inspirational. 


Tip 4. Create a nice-looking backyard

Buyers love an attractively landscaped yard, and it doesn’t take too much money to fix yours up if you have space for it.

Using the proper night-time lighting, patio furniture, and DIY magic is all you need to create a potential dream yard –  allowing your buyers a picture of many possibilities. 

A backyard makeover doesn’t have to be costly to be luxurious –  as the new owners may have another vision in mind.


Tip 5. Stage your property using rented furniture

It’s easier for a buyer to visualize a staged property as a future home.

Do the research and look for a company that is located nearby in your area. This will help you save on any shipping costs, especially if these costs are not included in the quoted price.

Look for furniture rental stores that provide fast, safe delivery and quickly pick up the staged furniture once your house is sold. Many companies do not include the drop-off and pick-up service in their quoted prices, so make sure to ask about this.

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How to Market your Property for the Buyers

Tip 6. Have the right price for your property

Figuring out the right price can be tricky –  you want to make the most money but also attract buyers and sell your home quickly at the same time.

Pricing is all about supply and demand – while pricing too high can be seen as a mistake, don’t worry about pricing your home too low. 

If you priced the properties below market value, you would often receive multiple offers that will then drive the price up to the market.


Tip 7. Use a variety of options to market your property

How you sell your property for sale determines the number and potentially the quality of applications you receive for your property. 

Rely on the many advantages provided by digital marketing options to the forefront of your marketing efforts. 

Such as social media, one of the first game changes for realtors seeking ways to get noticed online – from purchasing Facebook Business Ads to sharing photo albums of new listings, various social media platforms allowed real estate professionals to build a brand and a booming business.


Tip 8. Carefully screen your buyers

Choosing a qualified seller is vital to maximizing the ROI of your property. Having an unqualified seller can cause financial or reputation problems and be one of the most draining mistakes financially any property owner can make. 

There could categorize into the following candidates – the first group will consist of serious candidates, the second group who are simply gathering information for their own personal and professional reasons and a third group of “potential buyers” who will be seriously interested but are not in a realistic position to purchase the business.


Tip 9. Create a digital home history

Due to the current situation, online services can allow a seller to create an online digital footprint that details a home’s maintenance records, floor plans, warranty documents and more –  in the safety of their home.

While property records are public information, ensure whether your city or county has public records accessible online.


Tip 10. Work with a local real estate agent

The average homeowner may sell a house only a few times in their lifetime. So unless you’re a real estate professional or investor, you’ll likely benefit from professional help and guidance to get the most out of your home’s sale.


Ready to fully maximize your property?

By effectively incorporating these tips, you’ll be sure to maximize your property’s profit fully. If you are willing to plan and put in some hard work, selling your home does not have to be as big of a headache as it is sometimes made out to be.

Are you interested in investing in the many great cities of Canada such as Burlington, Hamilton, and Toronto?

Drop your details, and an esteemed team member will be contacting you!

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