In the world of real estate, March only ever signifies one thing — the start of the spring selling market. Every year following our long, harsh Canadian winters, Toronto’s spring real estate market explodes with activity.
As the snow starts to disappear while temperatures steadily rise, eager buyers begin to venture out into their favourite neighbourhoods in search of “For Sale” signs and open house invitations. Like clockwork, many homeowners anticipate this large influx of buyers entering the spring real estate market and start to list their homes for sale.
Due to such a high demand for homes led by excited buyers, large profits await canny sellers who have patiently timed their home sale to align with the active spring real estate market. At a base level, that’s why springtime is always a busy time of year in the Toronto real estate market.
For a more in-depth description of the spring real estate market and to get our seasoned advice on how you can maximize profits on your home sale this spring, read our guide below.
Getting the Right Help
As with any real estate venture, we always recommend you seek out seasoned guidance and advice from a qualified team of local real estate professionals. Whether you’re buying or selling real estate, it’s vital that you are properly prepared to handle all of the challenges an active market can throw at you in order to achieve your real estate goals.
At Sidorova Inwood, we live, work, and play in Toronto’s west end, and know each neighbourhood here like the backs of our hands. When it comes to selling real estate — no matter how hot the selling market is — having a selling strategy guided by a real estate team local to your neighbourhood is key to maximizing your home sale.
Once you’ve enlisted the help of a professional real estate agent to guide you through your sale, the first step to successfully selling your home is to do a bit of good old-fashioned spring cleaning — both inside and out. Like the saying goes, first impressions matter, and that starts with addressing your home’s curb appeal.
Whether you do it yourself or use someone from your real estate agent’s trusted network of home service providers, you need to ensure your front garden looks neat and tidy. Spend some time doing a bit of yard work and landscaping, then power wash your windows, walls, and walkways, and touch up the paint on your front door and trim.
Then it’s time to head inside to declutter and deep clean your space. Anything that can go, should go — whether into the garbage, a storage locker, or a relative’s home. The idea here is to make your home look immaculately clean for potential buyers.
Staging for Success
After you have your home looking as good as new, it’s time to stage. This crucial part of the home selling process is something we rarely ever skip. Led by in-depth market research and buyer demographic analysis, we determine how to style your home in order to highlight its best features and mask its least appealing characteristics.
By using a professional staging strategy, you can be sure you’ll be showcasing your home in its best light both online and in-person while creating a unique buyer experience. Remember, buyers want to be able to envision themselves living in your home, not how you enjoy your space — that’s why neutral staging is important.
No matter how hot the spring selling market may be, listing your home for sale at the perfect price is paramount to its successful sale. When it comes to pricing, receiving the guidance of a seasoned real estate professional to help determine your ideal pricing strategy can make the difference between your home selling quickly or sitting on the market for months.
Based on your home’s age, size, condition, and a detailed comparative market analysis, we can help you establish a competitive price point that will attract buyers and encourage multiple bids on your home.
Marketing Makes the Difference
At Sidorova Inwood, we place enormous emphasis on staying up-to-date with the latest digital and print real estate marketing practices. We regularly utilize new technology in order to reach wider audiences and tactically position our listings in front of targeted buyer demographics.
From high-quality photography and videography to advanced social media and e-blast campaigns, you can be sure we will help your home get the digital and print exposure it needs to sell for its maximum potential.
If you interested in listing your home for sale during the spring real estate market, let our team of seasoned real estate professionals help you do it right. To learn more about how we can help you sell your home for its full value this spring, contact us here.