PREPARING YOUR HOUSE FOR SALE

Curb Appeal

  • Lawn & Garden: Eliminate dead foliage, mow grass, weed.
  • Extra vehicles: remove from curb view.
  • Clean windows and sills – repaint if needed.
  • Keep walks and driveways clear of snow and debris.
  • Repair doors and windows, screens and hardware.
  • Fix or paint siding and fencing as needed.
  • Dynamize by adding large planter, wreath or new doormat at entrance.
  • Add potted flowers to deck.
  • Add new house number or new door hardware.

Garage

  • Tidy and organize. Make sure door opener works.
  • Sweep floors, clean grease spots, Remove clutter.

Bathrooms & Kitchen

  • Tidy counters, Appliances and fixtures cleaned/polished.
  • Remove clutter from countertops and cupboards.
  • Check light switches and fixtures.
  • Clean away any mildew in shower or around tub.
  • Clean and deodorize garbage areas.
  • Repair faucets, toilets or any leaking or dripping taps.
  • Fix grout and caulking as needed.
  • Patch & paint wall and ceiling cracks.
  • Add green or flowering plants.
  • Add scented soaps or potpourri.
  • Add matching towels.

Living/Dining Rooms, Bedrooms & Hallways

  • Keep hallways and foyers clear of obstacles.
  • Remove clutter, and out of season clothing.
  • Re-arrange furniture for openness.
  • Clean and polish furniture.
  • Tidy play areas, arrange children’s bedrooms to look fun and inviting.
  • Repair ceiling and wall cracks.
  • Clean fireplace. Arrange for fire to be lit during showings if seasonally appropriate.
  • Arrange fresh flowers at focal points.
  • Put linens on table, perhaps place a setting on dining room table.
  • Carpets freshly vacuumed.

Things to remember

  • Keep your home warm and cozy, if in winter, or cool and fresh, if in summer, so it feels inviting!
  • Open drapes and blinds – keep rooms and hallways bright and cheerful.
  • Clean your closets – show off how spacious they really are.
  • Use exterior lights at night. Your home will look more inviting.
  • All lights turned on to make a friendly atmosphere.
  • Stage living areas to emphasize selling points.

Janice Mitchell - Sales Representative

Janice Mitchell

Sales Representative

In our community, I am proud to be a member of the Board of Management which operates the North Toronto Memorial Arena. North Toronto Arena is a well-managed city rink which is a great example for our city and an important part of my family’s sense of neighbourhood.

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Testimonials

We always felt that our best interests were the priority while working with Nathalie and Janice, and would definitely recommend them as agents. We are very happy in our new home and neighbourhood.

South Riverdale Home Buyers

Nathalie and Janice were instrumental to us landing on our feet in Toronto and being ready to start our family comfortably here. Thank you both for all of your hard work, patience and detail-orientation. It was a really stressful time for us and you helped ensure we got through it! We would actively recommend you to others and work with you again in the future.  

Moore Park Home Buyers