Preparing Your Home for Sale

Tips to ensure your home looks its best during the sale process.

Trim the lawn and keep it green. A front yard has instant impact and reflects the overall condition of your house.

Shape up shrubs and weed the flower beds.

Keep the entry, stairways and halls free of clutter.

Replace screens if they are rusted or torn. Wash windows and clean window coverings.

Add charm inside and out with flowers.

Rid driveway of grease stains with an eco-friendly chemical solvent.

Pick up all pet droppings and debris.

Tidy the garage to show off its size.

Perk up rooms with fresh paint. It's a great investment that could add dollars to your final selling price. Choose light, neutral colours for the greatest appeal.

Consider replacing carpeting if it is worn, dirty, outdated or an unusual colour.

Keep your kitchen clean and clutter free.

Keep closets clean. They will look larger.

Clear your driveway and walkways of any snow or ice.

Maintain bathroom appeal. Sinks and floors should be clean, loose caulking or grout replaced, and dripping faucets should be fixed.

Provide a welcome doormat for appeal; it will also help to keep your floors clean.

Add special accents that make your home appear comfortable and inviting. Clean and brighten your basement to enhance the space.

Maintain your backyard. If you have a pool or hot tub, make sure that it has been cleaned.

Treat pets to an outing during showings. Some people are afraid of or are allergic to pets.

Turn off the television or radio. Silence will allow potential buyers to get a sense of your home.

Be aware of any odours emanating from cooking, pets or smoking. You may be used to it but a potential buyer will notice.

 Sinks, counters, floors and baseboards should be spotless. 


Our company's primary goal is to facilitate the smooth sale of your home by offering a full range of services. We know that you have many choices as a homeowner, and we work hard to ensure that our customers receive the value and fine service that they deserve.

Our commitment to excellence is founded upon honesty and integrity. We stand behind these ideals in each and every one of our transactions. Our reputation, enormous referral network, and corporate ­­affiliations are proving it. Our mission is to earn customers for life by attending to every detail from the pre-listing phase to post-closing activities. We strive to save you time and minimize your stress by focusing our efforts on service and success. Our sales representatives manage every stage of the marketing process. Our managers are full-time and non-competing and are supported by an extensive network of administrative and secretarial support personnel.

Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage is honoured to be the #1 independent brokerage for the dollar value and number of MLS listings sold in the G.T.A. since 1996. (Source: TREB)

Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage has been actively involved in the community since 1957. Our continuing support of 225 charitable organizations every year has allowed us to maintain a solid reputation as a successful and socially responsible corporation. We are also proud members of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Green Agents and Brokers, which promotes environmental awareness among our sales staff and our clientele.


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