selling tips: Getting Ready To Sell : Part 5 Showings - 09/01/22 01:40 PM

We have come to the end of our five-part series, "Selling Like a Pro!" We hope you have found these past few videos informative on your selling journey! To finish things off we are discussing showings! Buyers are coming to view your property, it's now time to showcase your home to its full potential. This is when the tips from the home stager will come into play. When the buyers enter we want them to feel like they are looking at a model home. Their expectations will be high, and this is how we will meet them. For more information, watch the … (4 comments)

selling tips: Getting Ready To Sell : Part 3 Home Staging - 08/10/22 08:27 AM

Is home staging really necessary when putting your home on the market today? As we know, the market is changing, buyers expectations are higher. They want to see a well put together home to be able to envision themselves living there. A home stager is trained to come in and make a few changes and suggestions that will make all the difference in appealing to the needs of the buyer and help them say yes to your home! For more information on home staging, watch the above video! 

selling tips: Is selling my home in the summer a good idea? - 06/22/22 07:19 AM

Selling in the summer done right! Team Jean Richer has the key to selling your home successfully in summer 2022. We are here to prepare you for your upcoming showings this July and August with our seasoned tips and tricks to showcase your home to its top potential! Watch this episode of the Jean Richer Show to follow these steps to get your home sold that much faster! 

selling tips: My top 7 tips to getting your house ready to sell - 04/11/17 12:13 PM
The Ottawa Real Estate market is heating up! If you have been thinking about getting your house ready to sell, you might want to hurry up. We are seeing more and more listings coming on the market. We are also seeing more buyers out and about looking at homes and putting offers on listings. 
We went to see a house over the weekend and my clients liked it. The house was listed 3 days prior to our visit and the listing agent advised me that we had competition. Four offers were already on the table. They were waiting for our offer. We … (1 comments)

selling tips: Why do YOU need a Digital Home History? - 02/23/17 03:50 PM
When it's time to put your house up for sale you will get some questions from your Realtor. How is old your roof, furnace, A/C, etc... What about the age of the roof? How about the driveway, when was that re-paved? 
These are all questions that a potential buyer will ask. They want to know the age of the major items in your home. Some of us will be very organized and all of that information will be in a file folder. For everyone else, it will be a challenge to find dates of these items. 
Having all of these items filed electronically … (1 comments)

selling tips: Can Social Media help with the sale of your home? - 02/09/17 07:35 AM
Selling your home requires a lot of effort.  Most Realtors will put your home on the MLS system and do some other types of advertising. Why and how can social media help sell my home? We all know that a lot of people are on Social media sites to browse and search.
Is having your home advertised on Social media worth the time? Let's look at the numbers:
- Facebook has over 1.86 billion active users
- Instagram has 600 million users
- YouTube is the second largest engine
- Twitter has over 500 million tweets per day
- SnapChat has 100 million active daily users … (1 comments)

selling tips: Can the pets stay for the showings? - 01/19/17 05:18 AM
As a pet owner, you love all of your pets. Unfortunately, not every buyer loves pets as much as you do. If you have pets in your home and you are trying to sell your home, it might be a good idea to remove the pets during the showings. 
The pets can be a bit of a distraction during showings. The pet lovers may be paying more attention to your pets than your home. The ones that do not own pets might be turned off by the fact you own pets. It's always a good idea to let the buyers come through … (2 comments)

selling tips: Should you get a contract signed before the renovations start - 03/02/16 10:30 PM
The time has come to get your house on the market. Before you do this, there might be a few renovations needed to make your home stand out from the rest. You would normally get a few estimats from a few contractors and then you decide on the bset one for the job.
A hand shake might have been good enough years ago but today, you need a contract signed by all parties. It will make the renovations go much better. 
Doing renovations can be a bit of a challenge but if you know exactly what you are getting into, it will make … (0 comments)

selling tips: Clean your driveway in winter - 02/23/16 12:09 AM
How difficult can it be to clean your driveway when you are selling your home. I was showing a house to a client the other day and the homeowner had not cleared his driveway from the snowstorm. We had 51.2cm (or 20 inches) of snow come down on our city. A new record for snowfall was broken for the most amount of snow. Let's just say that we did not start off on the right foot for our showing. Our boots were full of snow because we had to jump the snowbank, walking through the snow and finally getting to the … (0 comments)

selling tips: Why is YOUR home on MY website? - 10/06/15 07:18 AM
If you are selling your home in the Ottawa area, there's a good chance your home will show up on my personal website. But your home is NOT listed with me, why is that? The Ottawa Real Estate market has a DDF system that will populate your home on many different websites automatically. The more marketing is done, the better your chances are of selling your home. 
Because of our extensive online marketing strategies your home might show up on my site before someone else's site. If you would like more details on what we do to promote our listings, make sure … (1 comments)

selling tips: HANG PICTURES LIKE A PRO - Buying or Selling Tips - 08/05/15 04:31 AM
HANG PICTURES LIKE A PRO - Buying or Selling Tips
  Use a level to make sure your pictures are hanging evenly. Before hanging a group of pictures on the wall, make a template of the frame layout and label it. SMALL TIPS CAN BRING BIG SAVINGS OVER TIME, AND EVENADD VALUE TO YOUR HOME.
Thinking about BUYING or SELLING?
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selling tips: DRYER SHEETS ... Buying or Selling Tips - 07/17/15 12:57 AM
DRYER SHEETS CLING TO DIRT!  Use a slightly wet dryer sheet to... 1. Remove soap buildup in your tub. 2. Clean your mirrors. 3. Scrub your oven racks. SMALL TIPS CAN BRING BIG SAVINGS OVER TIME, AND EVEN ADD VALUE TO YOUR HOME. Thinking about BUYING or SELLING? LET ME BE YOUR RESOURCE. Contact me. … (2 comments)

selling tips: Ottawa Selling your home tips - 07/13/15 12:47 AM
One of the best things a seller can do to increase the value of their home is start on a few home improvement projects.
The following are some of the least expected upgrades that pack a large return for your investment:
3 Upgrades That Add Value to Your Home
1.  Install a Steel Door
Aside from safe communities, buyers also want safe homes.  Steel doors offer a feeling of security and protection.
2.  Add a Wooden Deck
Wooden decks are ideal for outdoor spaces.  They make the home feel larger and typically cost less that brick patios.
3.  Improve Curb Appeal
The first areas of a home that … (0 comments)

selling tips: We can't sell it if we can't see it - 01/03/14 04:28 AM
We are seeing more and more people trying to sell their home privately. They are trying to save on the commission and think that they can do a better job than we can as professionals. If you are trying to sell your home privately, make sure you are always available to show your home. 
As Real Estate Agents we have a lot of qualified buyers that are ready to put an offer if they find the right house. If we can'tr get in to see your home, then how can we see if it fits our client's needs. 
This is exactly what … (0 comments)

selling tips: It's cold out there - warm up your home for the visitors - 12/17/13 06:35 AM
It is -25 outside today, and it feels like -35! That's a cold day to be outside. While you are selling your home in the Ottawa area during the winter time some challenges should be addressed. There might be a few less buyers searching for their next home, but the clients that are brave enough to go around in the cold are likely more serious and ready to make a move if they find the right home! Coming in to a warm and cozy home gives you a nice feeling. Maybe that's what it takes!  

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selling tips: Winter is here - what to do with snow and ice - 12/03/13 03:41 AM
Selling your home in the winter time can be a bit of a challenge. One thing to make sure of is to keep your entrance, walkway and driveway clear of snow & ice. 

Keeping the access to your home will ensure the safety of your visitors but it will also show pride of ownership. Give them the best first impression possible! 
You can also visit my YouTube Channel for more tips on selling your home. 
Jean Richer YouTube channel

selling tips: Don't let the pool go green! - 09/20/13 06:12 AM
You are trying to sell your house in the month of September/October and you have a beautiful back yard with an in-ground pool. It looks amazing during the summer.
You have been keeping your pool nice and clean all summer long and now that nobody is swimming in it, because it is getting colder, you just let it go to a beautiful green color. Potential home buyers are not going to like your green pool, I can almost guarantee it.


selling tips: Selling your home and YOUR competition! - 06/04/13 10:19 AM
You are getting ready to put your house on the market. What do you need to do before it hits the market? 
The first thing you need to do is find out what your competition is. Who cares what the competition is? Well, it has a lot to do with everything. The potential buyers will come look at your house but guess what, they will also look at your competition. This is so important because if all of your competition is better than you, then they will sell first. It's not just about the price, it is also about your home, the … (0 comments)

selling tips: Pre-Listing Inspection - worth it? - 04/06/13 05:51 AM
You are planning on selling your home. You get a few Realtors to go in and give you an estimate of the value of your home. Once you decide on the Realtor you are all set to get your house on the mls system to have visitors and then your offer. With almost every offer you will likely have an inspection clause. This is to protect the Buyer and find out if there is anything wrong with your house. 
Something wrong with my house!? What are you talking about? We have lived here for many years and never had a problem. Why … (1 comments)

selling tips: Does the key work for the front door? - 03/26/13 07:56 AM
It's time to sell your home! You hired a Real Estate Agent, the Home Stager has gone in to set the stage and then the professional photographer has taken the best pictures possible. The next step is to get some showings. The Realtor has installed a lock box on your front door for the showings. 
The next day you are getting your first showing. Have you tested the key to make sure it opens the door quickly and easily? The first impression is always the best impression for potential buyers. A small key that does not open the door easily can … (0 comments)

Jean Richer, Straight Talk on Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty Inc.)

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Straight Talk on Real Estate

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