Your Home In Focus | March 2012

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Ma r ch 2012 — Your Home In Focus Can I Be Your Realtor?

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Ma r k et Fo cu s Peterborough & The Kawarthas Residential Market

It is vital for sellers to make their home attractive to poten- January - February 2012 tial buyers. When listing your property, consult with your $266,082 REALTORÂŽ to determine an accurate and fair price. If the Average List Price local competition has a substantially lower listing price, Average Sale Price $239,756 your property will most likely remain on the market. Average Market Days


Curb appeal is crucial, so the facade of your home should be inviting, not alarming. Remove clutter from the yard, spruce up the landscaping and freshen up the entryway with new paint and exterior lighting. Make sure the walkway to the home is not hazardous; any cracks in the steps, pavement or concrete should be repaired. Also, proper exterior lighting is essential, as some showings may be at night or dusk. Don't let the odour of smoke or pets deter buyers. If necessary, hire professional carpet cleaners before your first open house and employ scented candles or air purifiers. Buyers will be anxious to exit, rather than stay and tour a home that has offensive odours. As buyers explore your home they shouldn't have to visualize the space without clutter. Excess furniture, trinkets, family pictures, toys and other items tend to detract from the existing space and totally obscure any attributes of the home. Remember, everyone appreciates a clean house. Stains, fingerprints, dust and laundry will likely send buyers to the next house on their list.

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Fea t u r ed P r op er t ies 261 Romaine Street

903 Ward Street Bridgenorth

Downtown Home - $203,900

Investment Property - $179,900

1601 Whittington Drive

1193 Cartier Boulevard

Executive Bungalow - $369,900

Large Family Home - $309,900

Eager Buyers Looking For... - Updated home with garage, in south or east end of town, up to $275,000 - Multiple buyers looking for investment properties ranging from $170,000- $1,000,000 - Starter home up to $190,000. Location is flexible. - Small second home for commuters around $170,000 - Student rental close to bus route for SSFC around $230,000

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