Do you know the top five things to do before you list your home?

If you’re in the market to put your home on the market, take a look at our top five tips for getting ready to sell your home:

  1. Talk to a REALTOR®

    REALTORS® are professionals, and local experts. They have all the data and statistics to help you sell your home on time for the right price. They also have access to the MLS® System, the most powerful marketing tool for selling your home. Your REALTOR® will help guide you through the whole process, from setting a price to managing showings and closing the sale.

  2. Prepare your paperwork

    Your REALTOR® and potential buyers will have lots of questions so dig out your tax bills, utility bills, warranties on appliances, and any other documents that a potential buyer might ask about.

  3. Repair and replace

    Remember all those jobs that you thought you’d get to but never did? Time to start checking them off! Take care of small things that make your home look fresh and inviting like replacing lightbulbs, touching up paint, cleaning windows, and tidying up outdoor spaces.


  4. Clean it up

    Take some time to go through your house to clean and declutter. Everything will need to be cleaned top-to-bottom before viewings, so get a head-start by getting rid of unneeded items, cleaning kitchens and bathrooms, and vacuuming the carpets.

  5. Increase your curb appeal

The first thing potential buyers will notice is your front yard and entrance. Make it inviting by mowing the grass, cleaning up garden beds, touching up paint, and adding colour with plants or a bright wreath.

The Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS® represents over 1,500 members throughout the Province and is the voice of real estate in Nova Scotia. For more information on selecting your REALTOR® visit