Beautify the exterior
of the house, i.e. clean gutters, clean windows, mow, prune, weed,
attractive landscape is a great selling feature!
Beautify the interior
of the house, i.e. clean everything, wash curtains, unclutter and
organize, remove garbage, clean kitty litter, clean carpets, clean and
wax floors, remove stains and mildew, clean mirrors, paint (neutral),
repair, improve.Put some
flowers in a vase.Pull
open the curtains.Make
sure your home is odour free.
Make your home safe
Turn off T.V.ís and
radios.Keep noise levels
Look at the real
estate market.Is it a
buyerís market or a sellerís market.This will tell you a lot about whether or not you should make
major repairs or lower your selling price.
Clear up any debts
you can. Get a copy of your credit report and fix any errors.
Cancel any credit cards you donít use.
Donít make any
major purchases or move money around.
When buying a home,
you will probably need more money than you think. Remember that
homes require upkeep as well. Be prepared financially to own a
A Home Inspection can
help determine any problems with the condition of the home and early
warnings of upcoming repairs.
The Home Buyerís
Plan is a government program that permits you to use your RRSP funds
towards the purchase of a new home. In order to qualify you have
to complete Form T1036 which is available at your tax services office.
Look at the real
estate market. Is it a buyerís market or a sellerís market.
This will tell you a lot about whether or not you should make a
Learn about the
neighbourhood. Are there schools and shopping nearby? How
safe is the neighbourhood. Are there fun things to do in the
neighbourhood? What are your other needs?