Thursday 14 April 2022

8 Steps for Preparing for a Recreational or Remote Listing

Ready to sell a recreational property, or your remote residence? Here are some tips to make both the listing and showing process go smoothly. The more of these things that can be done ahead of a site visit, the better for both the photos and site description used our marketing materials.

 1. Accessibility

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Is the entrance clearly marked with identifiers? Are the access routes clear for vehicles to drive along? If the access is by water, is the dock/property easily visible from the water with identifiers? Are there tie-ups available?

2. Grounds

While people expect to see some equipment, etc on the grounds, have you cleaned up the extra items? Are they neatly put away, or scattered around the property? A general clean up of the grounds is advised. This includes winter blow-down of branches, etc.

 3. Water Supply

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Has the water supply and source been clearly marked? Are there directions for turning on and shutting off the water if required? Has the water supply been cleaned or serviced recently (if so, paperwork stating the details should be provided)?

 4. Residence

If there is a residence on the property, has it been cleaned? Are there belongings left out or are they put away? The neater it can be left, the better. Do the doors/windows stick? Are there small repairs or projects that can be finished which will enhance the showings? Do you have a spare key to provide us or can one be hidden at the property? 

 5. Docks/Piers/Ramps

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Are there loose boards? Do they need to be power washed so they aren’t dirty/slippery? Are there simple repairs that can be done to enhance the showing?

6. Outbuildings

Any outbuildings on the property should be accessible and in a reasonable state of cleanliness.

 7. Paperwork

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If you have done work (or had work/inspections done) on the property, paperwork providing details of that work is always good to have readily available should people ask.

8. Septic System

If there is a septic system on the property, marking the pipes, tank location, etc is a big help, and having any paperwork related to the system on hand is a benefit.

 Doing these things will definitely make it easier to present the property, and gives prospective buyers a better understanding of what your property offers.

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