The above is for illustrative purposes only. Canadian Rates are compounded semi-annually.

When you are preparing your home for the market, you want to maximize its appeal.

The real estate market is similar to other markets in that it has trends, with popular interests fluctuating.

Once upon a time, low ceilings, and high cupboards were the norm, along with a particular style of doorway, and organized sectioning to the household.  Everything had a place, as it were.  Nowadays the term open plan isn’t simply a guideline, it’s a way of life, with every room able to see clearly into every other room.

Some questions a seller must ask themselves may include,

  1. ‘What year was my home built in?’
  2. ‘What are the current buyers looking for?’
  3. ‘Is my home attractive by todays standards?’

Some simple renovations may be in order if you wish to maximize the return on your investment.

A quick coat of paint can do wonders for the value of your home, but why stop there?

If you’ve often thought about opening up the layout of your household by removing a wall or adjusting the position of a doorway, believe it or not, it’s not so expensive a chore.

Furthermore, when it comes time to assess the home, these renovations may increase the value of your real estate by multiples over the expense they incur, and that makes good business sense.

We’re all familiar with the term ‘flipping houses’ but many forget that renovations are an absolute part of the game. Those in the business are more than ready to brush up the decor, improve the flooring, stipple a ceiling, remove a door, sand a frame and slather a fresh colour over that gaudy mauve of yesteryear.

Don’t know where to begin?

With Naze's decades of experience in real estate and construction, she can make the most logical and cost-effective suggestions that will allow you to gain the most and have your home ready for sale in reasonable time.

However, don’t be surprised if after all is said and done, you find that you no longer wish to move as you’re perfectly happy in the new home you already have.