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Real Estate Tips

Seller Tip – Smoke Detectors

Make sure all levels of your Orangeville home have working smoke detectors. Not only is this in your best interest but it is the law. It is recommended to have a carbon monoxide detector as well to be on the safe side. Prospective buyers do look at these things as they are viewing your home. A home inspector will point …

Seller Tip – Be Ready

Don’t list if your not ready! Some agents believe to go ahead and get on the market. Many times this will end up costing you money. In today’s market, competition is high, you have to out shine all of the competitors. Its worth waiting to finish the paint touch ups and minor trim repairs, etc. rather than rushing on the …

Sellers With Pets – Tip

Pet odors can cost the seller thousands of dollars. Many times you don’t even realize there is an odor. To a non-pet person, the smell can be overwhelming and stop them at the door. Try to eliminate causes of odors such as litter boxes and cages. Lemon scented cleaning products are the best to help eliminate pet odors. Do not …

Rural Homeowner Tip

Rural property owners in the Orangeville area should check their water quality on a regular basis. The test is free and very east to do. You can pick up your water test bottle from a local health authority and have them send the sample to be analyzed for bacterial contamination of Coliform and E. Coli. If the test indicates there …

Buyer Tip #2

Before you start to look for a new home, you need to talk to a mortgage specialist and find out how much you are comfortable spending. Many people think they know what they can afford and start out looking, fall in love with a home and find out it is not in their price bracket. Every other house never compares …

Buyer Tip#1

Buyers should always contact their realtor to show them a home they maybe interested in. Sometimes buyers feel like they don’t want to “disturb” their realtor or “waste” their time and think they can get the listing agent to show it to them. Their Realtor would never feel like you are wasting their time! Buyers agents want to show homes! …

Seller Tip – Septic Tanks

Rural home owners in Orangeville should be prepared to locate their septic tank and have a professional septic service come and pump it out prior to the sale of their property. At this time the septic company will do a visual inspection of the tank and baffles and should indicate on the receipt that all appeared to be in good …

Seller Tip – Winterizing

With the White stuff now on the ground for good, things you want to make sure you didn’t forget in preparing your Orangeville home for the colder are the following.  Lawn and Garden: Blow out sprinkler systems and winterize or insulate exterior faucets and water lines. Drain and store garden hoses. Rake leaves, especially if piled up against your Orangeville …