The Open House as a Home Sales Tool

How you live in a house and how you sell a house are two different things.

The VanDinther team wants to merchandise the property in order to display it to its best advantage. It’s well known that attractive, well-kept and clean houses sell first. There’s an old saying that holds true “first impressions are lasting” and this is particularly true with real estate. It’s important to take the time to get your house in order.

Then we world down to the last details that will put your house on course for a quicker sale at the highest price possible. Below are some ideas to ensure that you are well on your way to a great sale experience:

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General

  • Cut Lawn
  • Trim Hedges and Shrubs
  • Weed and Edge Gardens
  • Pick Up Litter
  • Clean Drive and Walkway of Snow / Leaves
  • Repair Soffits and Eavestroughs
  • Clean Out Garage
  • Well Maintained
  • Touch Up Exterior Paint

Make Your Home Appealing

  • Add Some Fresh Paint and Paper
  • Clean and Repair Windows, Walls, Doors
  • Repair all Minor Flaws
  • Open Drapes and Blinds
  • Clean Carpets / Touch Up Floors
  • Turn On Air Conditioning / Light Furnace

Neat and Organized

  • Clean Halls and Stairs of Clutter
  • Store Surplus Furniture
  • Make Closets Neat and Tidy
  • Store Seasonal Clothing

Kitchen and Bathroom

  • Clean and Freshen Bathrooms
  • Make Mirrors Sparkle
  • Clean Refrigerator and Stove
  • Clear all Counters and Stove
  • Wash / Wax Floors

Well Maintained

  • Repair Leaky Taps and Toilets
  • Repair Seals Around Tub and Basin
  • Tighten Door Knobs and Cupboard Latches
  • Replace Burned Out Light Bulbs
  • Oil Squeaking Doors
  • Clean Furnace and Humidifier

Presentation

  • Turn On All Lights
  • Let Your RE/MAX Agent do the Talking
  • Never Apologize for the Appearance
  • Avoid Conversation with Potential Buyer
  • Keep Everyone Out of the Way During Showing
  • Arrange to be Absent During Showings


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Jan Hall
  August 30, 2022

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Anastasiia Pysarchuk
  July 22, 2022

We couldn't be happier with how we were treated and worked with by Melissa Uba of the Lori VanDinther Team. She was extremely responsive and very pro-active on communicating with us. My brother and I came from Ukraine a couple months ago and it was very important to find someone who could guide us. Mellisa became that person and did everything to help with first leasing experience in Canada. The process went so smoothly and she was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was very knowledgeable about the process and was a great resource. She offered her opinion when we asked and helped us to consider things we hadn’t thought of. We’ll definitely reach out to Melissa in the future and we highly recommend her!

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Monica Leoni
  June 21, 2022

Lori VanDinther and her team are dedicated professionals who love what they do and who make your experience a personal one. We had the pleasure of working with Melissa Uba recently and we could not be more grateful for her help. We are currently hosting two young Ukrainians in our home, who recently began the process of finding their own place to live in a very difficult and expensive Burlington market. Melissa handled the situation delicately and compassionately, getting to know the needs and realities of our guests first, and then catering her searches to meet them on every level. Melissa showed professionalism and empathy throughout, and made every viewing a positive and hopeful experience. We recommend her highly!!

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Wendy Walker
  May 27, 2022

Lori and her team are extremely professional and knowledgeable. In a changing market Lori and her team nailed it! The sale of my home went quickly and without any problems. The expertise in knowing the data in the market to their confidence in selling my home quickly and at a good market value was unprecedented. The communication with all team members from start to finish was fabulous. Thank you again for doing a fantastic job! Wendy Walker

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