repairs and renovations for homesellers
613-627-3830
info@homemarketing.com
What’s in your home marketing plan?

 

Most sellers can’t justify paying $400 for a “pre-listing” home inspection. But many are caught off-guard by the buyer’s home inspection. Recently, one seller gave up $4,680 for repairs that cost only $1,565.

 

Never give buyers the first opportunity to find defects in your home. We’ll take you on a tour of your home to find the kind of defects that worry buyers and home inspectors, and we explain how to fix them.

 

Even if you don’t want to fix anything, you’ll have the opportunity to get repair quotes so that you don’t get stuck with an unfair price reduction. That’s why we are a key part of your home marketing plan!

 

What does it cost?

home marketing tour At only $99, our fee is affordable for every seller. We don’t cost you money, we save you time and money:

  • Home inspectors are especially worried about moisture penetration points. You need to seal them before the home inspection takes place. Aside from cracks in the foundation, there are plenty of moisture penetration points in your home and we explain how to seal them. It's easier than you think. And you'll save on the cost of “handyman” services (which is usually much higher than our fee).
  • Aside from moisture penetration points, we’ve advised many sellers on how to do home repairs. If you aren’t handy around the home, you soon will be! Making a few easy repairs yourself can also save money on the cost of “handyman” services. And your home becomes even more attractive to buyers.
  • We’ll help you figure out what you can or can't fix on your own. Just knowing that saves you time and money.

Contact us at info@homemarketing.com or by phone at 613-627-3830 to book our service.

HST extra. Our $99 fee is meant for homes up to 2,500 sq.ft. If you have a larger home, contact us for a quote.

 

Meet our happy clients!
 REALTOR®
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agent testimonial
This is a great service! I used it on my own listing and they found a few things that needed attention. I got great advice and followed it. I plan to use the service for every listing that I have from now on.
Althea Brown, Broker of Record, Next Wave Real Estate, brokerage  
 SELLER
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agent testimonial
The tour of our home was great. We found a small moisture problem and lots of minor flaws. We took a weekend to fix most of the small stuff ourselves. If you’re selling, it’s crazy not to use this service.
Mary-Beth Kyer, Ottawa  
 INVESTOR
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agent testimonial
This is a real game-changer. I used to wait for the buyer’s home inspector to find problems and too often I’d get a demand for a price reduction with too little time to get my own repair quotes. Now I can either repair my properties or else find out ahead of time what counts as a fair price reduction for something I don’t want to repair. The days of going blindly onto the market are over.
Bill Acker, Real Estate Investor  
How does it work?

staff list The best way to tell you about our service is like this ...

  1. Our background is in home repair and we’ve been through thousands of homes. On top of that, we track what home inspectors do, especially on defect recognition. We find flaws and defects in your home and show you how to handle them.
  1. We’ll take you on a “problem-solving” tour of your home. It covers your home’s exterior walls and outer foundation and grading, the attic, the basement and inner foundation, and each room in your home. To find flaws or defects in your roofing system, we use a pole-pixie to check the attic for moisture penetration points.
  1. During the tour, we show you that not all flaws need repair and we help figure out what you can or can’t fix on your own. Even if you don't want to repair anything, you at least have the opportunity to get repair quotes in order to avoid an unfair price reduction. You’ll save time and money.
  1. In a 2,000 sq.ft. home, the tour takes about an hour (depending on the number of flaws and defects that we find).
  1. Our service area covers Kanata to Orleans, and as far south as Greely.
    Please allow a one-hour window for our arrival (traffic plays a big role in our arrival time).

When the tour is over, you’ll be a step ahead of the buyer.

You will also be better prepared for the buyer’s home inspection.

Just as important, you’ll know what’s involved in making repairs to your next home!

 

Does your home have defects?

Every home has flaws and defects, even new homes.

home marketing tour Buyers are especially worried about moisture issues because they cause wood rot, mold growth, and other serious conditions.

Even small holes that leak into the attic, or cracks around doors & windows, or leaky plumbing pipes, or hairline cracks in the foundation, can cause a lot of damage over time.

When the buyer’s home inspector suspects a moisture issue, they almost always advise further investigation. This delays the sale of your home and may lead to a price reduction demand or, worse, the buyer may walk away from the sale.

Whenever we find a flaw in your home, we give you clear repair advice. You’ll see that some flaws need repair and some don’t. Moreover, we’ll show you that many flaws can be repaired for very little money. We also help figure out what you can and can’t fix on your own.

Even if you don’t want spend any money on home repair, at least you have the opportunity to get repair quotes. If the buyer demands a price reduction, you won’t have to give away more money than needed.

With our service, you and your REALTOR® will be better prepared for the buyer’s demands.

 

Should you hire a home inspector instead?

home marketing specialist When you’re buying a home, it makes perfect sense to hire a home inspector.

But when you’re selling a home, our service makes much more sense.

Here’s why...

Home Inspection
Home inspectors spend a lot of their time developing an inspection report that describes the home being inspected (type of foundation, type of electrical service, type of insulation, etc.). This is very useful for buyers, but not very useful to sellers. You want to sell your home, not buy it.

Home inspectors also look for flaws and defects as a way to describe the overall condition of a home. But most home inspectors don’t offer specific repair advice. And they don’t deal with what they call aesthetic or cosmetic issues, that is, the “look & feel” of your home. Yet this is very important to buyers - if they aren’t attracted to your home, it doesn’t matter if your home is problem-free.

Our Service
We don’t spend time creating an inspection report about your home. Instead, we get right down to business - we find flaws and defects and give you clear advice on how to fix them. We also tell you which flaws need or don’t need repair (not all flaws need repair). Moreover, we help figure out what you can or can’t fix on your own. And even if you don’t want to repair anything, you at least have the opportunity to get repair quotes as a way to avoid an unfair price reduction. Our goal is to help make your home even more attractive to buyers without you having to spend a lot of time and money doing it. That is why we think our service is better than a home inspection. And that’s the kind of service sellers want from us.

Because we focus on making your home even more attractive to buyers, the title “home inspector” doesn’t fit what we do. In being a key part of your home marketing plan, a better title for us is “home marketing specialist”.

Both on price and value, our service makes more sense.