1 – Declutter and depersonalize: Take your time ensuring your clients properly declutter and depersonalize. For instance, don’t just remove family photos, replace their spot on the wall with a framed piece of art.
2 – Staging: Proper staging can help a property sell fast and for more. Take the time to analyze the space and determine which rooms will best benefit from an expert’s hand.
3 – “Coming Soon”: Depending on your provincial regulations, you can begin to generate interest in the property by advertising it as “coming soon” to the market.
4 – Perfect marketing materials: Again, you can use the time to ensure the marketing materials for the property are as perfect as possible. Increasingly, that means retaking listing photos after your clients have decluttered or creating and updating a website for the property.
5 – Educating your clients: This is especially important for first-time buyers or sellers. Take the time to really help them understand where the market is moving and what they can expect from the buying or selling process.
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