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Kitchen Sells the House


After showing 1000s of houses and condos for sale till date, I am of the opinion that kitchen have always attracted Buyers to consider a property or a well done kitchen always gives upper edge to your house or condo listing. I have seen buyers not willing to consider a property just because of basic kitchen, even though rest of the house was looking good. When we start talking about renovations, 1st consideration, in most of the cases is given to Kitchen, specially, if it is not showing up well.

If you are listing your property, there is no point, you over spend anywhere. But sometimes, if small renovations can make the difference to your bottom line…..then why not!

Following kitchen renovations, can do the job, based on what is missing/required in your kitchen to make it look appealing:

1. Backsplash – This small 1 day project, can make your kitchen look fresh and modern. There is huge variety available in the market, you shall just make sure, it is matching your cabinets and wall paint. You should just know, where you get them cheap and how to install.

2. Cabinets – This is a 1 week project. Most of the time refacing the kitchen cabinets works just fine, rather then replacing the whole cabinet, as doing later is 4 times the cost. The basic refacing project consists of installing new cabinet door and drawer fronts and covering the exposed face frames of the cabinets with a matching wood or plastic veneer. Many times just changing the handles can make the difference. No need to go for a branded kitchen cabinets as even in Million dollar homes, look and feel matters more then the brand.

3. Counter Top – This is 2-4 days project. A Good looking granite or quartz countertop, can make a big difference in overall look of your kitchen. This involves choosing the right stone, which matches your interior, working with a fabricator, who can cut it to your requirement and finally the installer who can handle this delicate installation, which requires lots of precision and skill. Walking to a retail store for this, will put a dent in your entire budget, as they are double or even 3 times the cost of a wholesaler.

4. Appliances – Stainless Steel is in Fashion. White basic appliances can kill your kitchen…..no matter what else you have there. There are many place in Greater Toronto area, which offer you good bargains depending on time of the year. Various Scratch and dent stores can also be a good source for shopping on these, as many times you will be surprised looking at the stickers. Just do some research before finalizing, as every deal in these stores is not a bargain.

5. Floor tiles – This is the last thing you want to change, as the whole kitchen is sitting on these but many times it is just the grout between the tiles, which is making it look basic and dirty. There are solutions available in the market, which can clean the grout and/or make the existing floor tiles look fresh.

Lastly, a thorough cleaning and organizing of kitchen is also very important. It is always a good idea to keep only the amount of utensils, cutlery, cooking equipment or grocery, which can fit in your kitchen rather then over stuffing, which will only make your kitchen look small.

To help our buyers and sellers, we have tied up with various manufacturers/fabricators/contractors, who can help you accomplish all or most of the above, in almost half the cost, if you compare it doing it through a retailers.

From sellers prospective, small renovations can sometimes make 1000s of dollars difference in their bottom line. Whereas from home buyers prospective, Buying a home which requires small renovations is not a bad idea….as in most cases, you will end up saving considerably as compared to something which is ready made and shining. We can always help home buyer get mortgages, which can add a small renovations as above added to their mortgages.

We are committed to provide our clients the best!

Real estate values

Selling your real estate can at times become one of the most difficult tasks you would ever have to handle. Many sellers detest the idea of dealing through agents but they ignore the number of advantages that an agent brings with him. Clients today have a number of facilities at their disposal. This is the primary reason that clients prefer selling their properties via the internet or various other advertising channels. Frankly speaking, selling your home or condo without a real estate agent can really be a risky affair, here is why:

Education and experience: Full time Real estate agents have years of experience in the field and they know exactly where to look for a buyer and what exactly are real estate values for similar type of houses in your neighborhood. Their experience eyes can catch any visible flaws in your property, which may be a hindrance in making your sale. You being living on the property…..will always find everything normal. You wouldn’t need to know details about buying and selling a real estate if you hire an agent who knows his field well.

Agents are like buffers: An will filter all those good for nothing phone calls, non qualified buyers from reaching you and make sure that only serious pre qualified buyers have a shot at buying your property.

Real estate Values: This is a very important part in process of selling a property. Determining wrong real estate values can lead you towards failure. Some of the home owners judge real estate values by what have recently sold on their neighborhood. This strategy can some times backfire at them as there are many other factors and data to be accounted for to judge the right real estate values. A real estate agent will help you sell your property for the maximum amount possible, as they are qualified to do a comparative market analysis for your property and based on local market conditions suggest you the maximum real estate values for your specific property. In an ever fluctuating real estate market, the prices of your property would depend on a number of factors. An agent will take all these factors into consideration and than develop a negotiation strategy with the buyer to get you the best price possible. A real estate agent has complete information of all the factors that might cause your real estate values to change. Professional contacts: Agents deal with a number of professionals whose services you may require during selling your property. These contacts can be related to professional appraisal, pre inspection, renovations, appliances technicians, staging professionals etc. In addition agents also have contacts of serious buyers interested in buying a property in your area. This would help you to sell your property without wasting a lot of time on the market and without any hassles.

Negotiation skills: Most of experienced real estate agents are trained individuals and have great negotiation skills which would help you in getting the best price for your property. A real estate agent is in a better position to negotiate because he is far removed from any sort of emotional attachment to the property and hence can negotiate like it is a business deal aimed at making the maximum profit.

Paperwork made simple: Selling a property includes piles of paperwork. Qualified and experienced real estate agents know how to do proper paperwork for such a large transaction and what comes forward to you is a simplified process. Just one mistake and you will have to make countless visits to the court and make thousands in fine or losses. You can avoid all this and more by hiring a full time & experienced real estate agent to take care of all the required real estate transaction paperwork.