3 Chera Drive

Welcome to 3 Chera Drive.  Situated in a growing community, at the Head of St Margarets Bay, this 3BR + 3Bath executive split entry home, has beautiful contemporary finishes and a great layout. 

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Large eat in kitchen has loads of storage and counter space, with access to spacious, sunny deck and views of the expansive backyard. 

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Attractive propane fireplace is the focal point of the living room and is perfect for cozying up on a cold winter night. 

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Master bedroom with walk in closet and an ensuite bath, features a stand alone tub and separate shower.  Two additional bedrooms, a 4 piece bath, and impressive foyer with two closets complete this level. 

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Sizeable rec room on the lower level is perfect for game night, and is wired for projection TV.  Office space, for working from home, could also be used for children’s playroom, or an art studio.  Another full bath, with laundry, and entrance to the oversized attached garage finish off this level.  The home is tech ready and wired for sound throughout. 

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New double detached garage is wired and waiting for it’s new owner, who will appreciate having the extra storage for grown up toys, such as a sporty convertible or small boat!

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Curb Appeal Counts

When it comes to selling your home, curb appeal counts.  The outside of your home is your first opportunity to make a great first impression with potential buyers.  It’s important to spend some time on curb appeal to draw in all the potential buyers you can.  An unkempt yard or peeling paint will scare some buyers away entirely.

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Consider this…

If you were shopping for a new blender and there were two blenders side by side, with virtually identical features and price, but one of the boxes had been opened and had a big hole in the front of it, while the other box was unopened and undamaged, what blender do you think you would buy?  My bet is on the blender with the undamaged packaging.  Sure the blender inside the damaged box may be perfectly fine, but this is an example of a bad first impression. 

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You already believe that someone may have returned it, because it was defective, or the item was damaged during shipping.  If you do consider buying it, you most likely will ask the vendor for a discount.  See where I’m going with this?

When selling your home you need to prepare your homes curb appeal to establish a great first impression.  Once you put your home on the market it becomes a product available for purchase just like the blender.  Also, the outside of your home is most often the first picture seen in a real estate search by potential buyers.  This is the picture that gets them to click through to see other pictures and eventually book a showing. 

Here are my top “TO DO’S” when it comes to maximizing curb appeal prior to listing your home:

  • Freshen up the landscaping to reinforce the impression that your home is well cared for.  This includes mowing the lawn, weeding, re-edging and mulching flower beds.  If you have planters, make sure they are manicured as well.  Planting a few annuals to add colour and vibrancy can make a world of difference, making the yard look inviting.  If selling in the fall or spring, rake leaves to keep the yard tidy looking and in the winter make sure drive and walkways are clear of snow for easy passage. 

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  • Declutter the outside of your home as you would the inside.  This includes anything from taking down a trampoline to make the yard look larger, putting away kids toys, or throwing out old tires that may be laying around.  Christmas in July?  Are you Christmas lights still up?  If so take them down.  Take a look at your lawn/deck furniture and decide if it looks overcrowded.  You want things to appear spacious.  I’m a believer in the adage, “Less is More”.trampoline
  • Touching up paint is a great way to freshen up the exterior of a home.  It may not be practical to repaint the entire exterior, so focus on decks, front steps, trim and doors.  While on this topic, choosing neutral paint colours will be appealing to more homebuyers.  Select colours in keeping with current trends.  These might not necessarily be to your taste, but remember you are trying to appeal to the masses and get your home SOLD.

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I always try to remind my sellers that once they decide to sell their home, they need to start looking at it differently.  It’s now a HOUSE for sale on the market.  Today’s buyers  are savvy and they are making a big investment.  Your home is in competition and you want TOP DOLLAR!  Invest a little time and money now and reap the rewards at the time of sale.   

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Why Choose One Percent Realty East Inc.

At One Percent Realty East Inc we sell for LESS!  We know when hiring a REALTOR®, you want someone to help you sell your property for the highest price attainable, within a reasonable time frame, and to make things as efficient and stress-free as possible.  We also know you’d like to keep more of your hard earned equity!  My goal is to help you achieve all these objectives. Working for you, with your goals and needs in the forefront, I will help sell your home and ensure a fluid process.

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What you can expect from me and One Percent Realty East Inc:

  • Full MLS® exposure 
  • 1% +$900 total commission for homes over $600,000
  • $6,900 total commission for homes under $600,000
  • no upfront or hidden fees
  • high quality digital photography
  • progressive marketing strategy
  • listing and negotiation experience
  • dealing with all showings & other sales representatives
  • sales history of saving sellers thousands of dollars on commission
  • registered service provider with Brookfield Relocation 
  • a SOLD sign on your property

Yes…we are a full service brokerage. We just offer full service at a discounted commission!

Yes…sales representatives from other brokerages will show and sell your home! In fact, statistics show a whopping 70% of our listings are sold by outside brokerages!

Yes…you will save thousands of dollars in commission!  That means more of your hard earned equity will stay in your pocket!

Yes…buyers will see your home! All One Percent Realty listings are displayed EVERYWHERE other listings are.  Your listing will have the full exposure of MLS®, Realtor.ca, and a plethora of 3rd party real estate sites.  Buyers are going to see your home.  

Don’t let someone else tell you about our system. Let me tell you exactly what I can do to sell your home. I hope you will be delighted with my services and I am excited to start this home selling journey with you.

Tips to Prepare Your Home for Sale

5 Tips for Preparing your Home for Sale

You’ve decided to sell your home.  Here are 5 tips to prepare your home for sale and showcase it in the best possible light to negotiate top dollar.

  1. Declutter – I know this is a daunting task but when selling your home, less really is more…and when I say LESS, I mean LESS STUFF.  Start with something manageable like closets, and drawers, then work your way up to bigger projects.  Donate or sell items you no longer need or use, and consider renting a storage unit if there are things you just can’t part with.
  2. Depersonalize – Once you decide to sell your house, you have to start thinking of it as a marketable item.  You want potential buyers to be able to see the home in an objective light, where they can begin to picture “their things”.  Store family photos, graduate diplomas from walls, trophies and other nik-naks  from around the house.  Remember, you will be able to display all these items in your NEW home.
  3. Deep Clean – Make your house sparkle from top to bottom.  Hire someone to help you if you feel overwhelmed.  Trust me, it’s money well spent!  Clean the oven, scrub the grout, dust the baseboards, re-caulk the tub, leave no corner uncleaned.  This could be worth thousands of dollars.  If walls look beat up, repaint or at the very least wash the walls and do touch ups.  I’ve sold a lot of homes and the ones that sell quickest, and fastest, for top dollar LOOK like they have been well maintained.  This is what we call MOVE IN READY!
  4. Keep it Tidy – I know you have to live in the house while it’s for sale, but get in the habit of keeping it show ready.  It will take a little bit more effort but will save you a lot of time and stress when a Realtor® wants to show it.  By keeping it show ready you may also be able to allow short notice showings.  Remember, the more buyers through your home, the better. If you have pets, it’s best to take them with you when there is a showing.  Remove any “pet evidence” such as food dishes, cat litter, etc.  These can be turn offs to potential buyers.
  5. Do the maintenance – Now is a good time to do those minor (or even major) repairs you have been putting off.  If applicable, have the furnace cleaned, change air-filters, clean gutters, weed the flower beds, keep the lawn mowed, or driveway and walkway clear of snow, etc.  Once again, buyers feel good about buying a home that has been well cared for.