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Fit to Sell

Fit to Sell
RE/MAX has created video clips and checklists for you to help you prepare your house for sale, featuring the popular staging expert Carla Woolnough on the top priorities for preparing a property for Sale. Homes properly prepared, priced, and promoted tend to sell faster and for more money in any market! Talk to one of our agents to learn how to maximize the value when selling your home with our exclusive Fit to Sell Program.



Own It! Features that Date Your Home

Looking to sell your home quickly – and for top dollar? It might be time to make some updates. While "retro chic" details have had a recent moment in the spotlight regarding furniture and fashion, many home buyers may not see truly outdated details as attractive selling points when purchasing a new home. As a seller, it can be greatly beneficial for you to make changes that will help you to receive the best offer possible. In the latest Own It video, top interior designer and former HGTV host Carriann Johnson shares the 411 on how to ditch your home's metaphorical 80s hair and shoulder pads and bring it to its full selling potential.

Some items that date your home:
  • Popcorn ceilings: Update these to a smooth textured surface.
  • Tiled countertops: Still cleaning out grout on your kitchen counter? Update tiled countertops to a sleek, easy to clean surface (such as granite or quartz).
  • Brass fixtures: Today, many homebuyers prefer fixtures to feature more neutral shades, like gray or black.


Other tips and tricks:
  • Low budget? Don't stress: Even small changes, such as updated cabinet hardware or light fixtures, can make a big impact.
  • Get a second opinion: Sometimes it's difficult to pinpoint what changes need to be made in a home. Ask your RE/MAX Real Estate Agent for advice on what updates you can make.
  • Find inspiration: Check out RE/MAX Pinterest boards to find some fresh ideas for your home.




Own It! Staging Your Home Yourself

The newest video's in RE/MAX's home staging program former HGTV designer Carriann Johnson, of Concepts by Carriann, LLC, is a top interior designer, television personality, host and spokesperson offers her tips on staging to sell with RE/MAX's Own it Video series. You want buyers to see your house, not your knickknacks. Interior designer Carriann Johnson offers her advice on staging to sell.



Own It! Small Cost, Big Impact Updates

The newest video's in RE/MAX's home staging program former HGTV designer Carriann Johnson, of Concepts by Carriann, LLC, is a top interior designer, television personality, host and spokesperson offers her tips on staging to sell with RE/MAX's Own it Video series. You don't need a big budget to spruce up your home for sale. Interior designer Carriann Johnson talks about seemingly small (and inexpensive) projects that have a big impact on your home's appeal.



Painting

Buyers want to just move in and enjoy living there for a while before they decide if they want to change the paint colour. Selecting the right colours allows your buyer to emotionally connect with the house helping them to visualize living there.



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Air Quality

If you have pets, previous water damage or other unique odors in your house, potential buyers could be turned off when they walk through the door. The power of smell shouldn't be overlooked and in this clip, you'll learn how air quality can impact buyers' overall perception of your home.



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Curb Appeal

Even in winter, your home can be "Fit To Sell" with these curb appeal tips. The simple concepts in this video series can help you and your RE/MAX Sales Associate get the most on the sale of your home.



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Depersonalize Your Home to Sell

Depersonalize and discover easy steps to make your home "Fit To Sell." These simple concepts can help you and your RE/MAX Sales Associate get the most on the sale of your home.



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Flooring

Hardwood vs. vinyl. Carpet vs. tile. What to choose? RE/MAX offers great tips to help spruce up your flooring to ensure your home is fit to sell.



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Furniture Placement

Did you know that the right furniture placement and lighting can help make your rooms look bigger and more attractive? Watch this short clip for tips on maximizing the furniture and lighting you have to make a lasting impression on potential buyers. Learn more about the key areas and features that are most important to buyers so you can ensure your home is fit to sell quickly -- and for top dollar.



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Home Inspection

Consider having your home inspected before it is listed. By having this done you will learn if there are any major repairs needed and can address them before the house goes on the market. This will also show buyers and their agents that you have been proactive. Once the inspection is completed you will be able to determine what the next steps are in preparing your home for sale.



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Main Selling Rooms

Focus on these rooms first and make your home "Fit To Sell." These simple concepts can help you and your RE/MAX Sales Associate get the most on the sale of your home.



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Pre-Packing

Buyers want to envision themselves in your home, but they won't be able to if clutter is in the way. In this clip, learn the important of pre-packing the non-essential items in your home, and clearing out the clutter, to help potential buyers see the possibilities. Make sure your home is Fit To Sell.



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Updates and Repairs

When selling your home you want to attract attention to its features and make your home more memorable. Apply these tips to your home.



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Simple Facts to Help Sell Your Home

Are you ready to sell but in need of guidance to make your home stand out to potential buyers? Watch this short clip for answers to the most commonly asked questions sellers have when preparing their home for sale.



Features of Your Home that Attract Buyers

Ample storage, large closets and energy efficiency should top the list of features that will help sell your home, if they apply. The latest RE/MAX #FitToSell video offers other features that attract buyers.



Turning Family Home into Model Home

Turn your home into a model home by depersonalizing, decluttering, making necessary repairs and showcasing your property's best features to attract the right buyer. Potential buyers will form an opinion of your home within seconds of seeing it, so making a lasting first impression is important.



Why a Home Doesn't Sell

Often times there is a gap between what buyers are looking for and what current inventory is offering. In order to sell your home quickly and for top dollar you must ensure that you're meeting your buyers' needs. This can be done by reviewing the home selling process with your RE/MAX agent. Starting with quality online photos, running through to the impression they are left with after viewing it, RE/MAX agents are here to walk you through it all.



Preparing Your Home for the Right Buyer

It's important to know the profile of your potential buyer. They may have different wants and needs than you, therefore changes might be needed to please and excite them. The mention of schools, parks, convenient shopping locations are all important when speaking with a potential buyer.



Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Home's Salability

Optimizing the value of your home and decreasing the time it sits on the market can be done by reviewing the Fit To Sell Checklist and Buyers Report Card. Your RE/MAX agent will be happy to guide you through this process all to increase your home's salability.



Top 10 Mistakes in Preparing Your Home for Sale

Selling your home can be an emotional experience. There are several mistakes that can be made which will jeopardize selling your home fast and for top dollar. By dealing with an experienced RE/MAX agent, you will learn of these mistakes and ensure you steer clear of them.



Top 5 Issues in Preparing Your Home For Sale

From poor lighting to damp basements; are issues that will turn off potential buyers. Addressing these issues and fixing them will make your home very admirable to buyers as they will feel as though there is little to nothing they need to fix if they were to purchase your home.



Deal Makers for Your Home Buyers

Working with a RE/MAX agent will ensure your home stays at the top of any potential buyers' list. With advice on the key areas that are most important in buyers' eyes, your RE/MAX agent will work with you to make sure your house offers the best first impression possible.