Fernando (Fern)  Frias

Fernando (Fern) Frias

Broker

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc., Brokerage*

Mobile:
519-654-8710
Office:
519-740-3690
Email Me
Fernando (Fern)  Frias

Fernando (Fern) Frias

Broker

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc., Brokerage*

Mobile:
519-654-8710
Office:
519-740-3690
Email Me

Home Preparation Checklist

Home Preparation Checklist

To get the best return on your home, you need to make your home look its best. Here’s the checklist that will help you do it.

Inside Your Home

Floor Coverings (carpeting, tile, linoleum, hardwood, etc.)

  • Dirt or stains?
  • Excessive wear or damage?
  • Area rugs clean and stain-free?

Walls and Ceilings

  • Dirt, fingerprints or other stains?
  • Nail cracks or tape residue?
  • Cracks, chips, water damage?
  • Need for repainting or new wallpaper?
  • Neutral, light colours for roomy environment?

Doors

  • Dirt, fingerprints or other stains?
  • Need new paint?
  • Open/close easily without squeaks?
  • Latches/handles secure and working properly?

Windows

  • Glass sparkling clean; chip, paint and crack free?
  • Open/close easily?
  • Latches/handles/locks secure, working properly?
  • Dirt and fingerprints on frames or sills?
  • Screens clean and without holes?
  • Storm windows in good condition?

Window Coverings (curtains, drapes, blinds, etc.)

  • Dirt or stains?
  • Excessive wear or sun damage?
  • Open/close easily; hardware working properly?

Lighting (lighting makes a room feel more inviting)

  • All bulbs working and proper wattage?
  • Broken switches, exposed wiring?
  • Table and floor lamps working properly?

Pet Areas

  • Clean, organized, odour-free?

Entryways and Hallways

  • Clean and free of clutter or obstructions?
  • Welcome mat(s) clean and inviting?

Closets and Storage Areas

  • Clean and well organized?
  • Clutter and excess junk removed?
  • Clothes hung neatly and not jammed together?
  • Shoes and boots neatly stored/stacked?

Kitchen

  • Every surface sparkling clean?
  • Counter-tops organized, all but daily use appliances?
  • Refrigerator spotless inside and out?
  • Organized? Spoiled food discarded?
  • Frost removed? Light bulbs working? (Buyers look!)
  • Oven/stove-top clean? Burner trays cleaned?
  • Sinks clean; faucets working properly and leak-free?
  • Garbage disposal in good working condition?
  • Cupboards/pantry spotless, organized?
  • Dishwasher clean and stain-free?

Living Room/Dining Room/Bedrooms/Den/Study

  • Everything thoroughly vacuumed/dusted?
  • Excess furniture removed for roomier atmosphere?
  • Remaining furniture clean and in good repair?
  • Wood and other surfaces clean and polished?
  • Bookshelves neat, organized and clutter-free?
  • Children’s games/toys stored neatly?
  • Fragile items removed and stored?
  • Smaller valuables removed/locked away?
  • Window coverings open for views and sunlight?
  • Mirrors clean and in good repair?
  • Ashtrays cleaned and kept out of sight?
  • Fireplace clean, logs/kindling stacked neatly?

Bathrooms/Powder Room

  • Every surface sparkling clean?
  • Counter-tops organized, free of clutter? Fresh soap?
  • Sinks spotlessly clean; faucets working properly?
  • Tub and shower surfaces clean?
  • Towels stain-free and hanging neatly?
  • Shower curtain clean and in good repair?
  • Toilet extra-clean and working properly?
  • Closets organized and clutter-free?
  • Medicine cabinet clean, “personal items” removed?

Basement/Furnace Room/Garage/Attic/Storeroom

  • Clean and well organized?
  • Clutter and excess “junk” removed?
  • Remaining items stored/stacked neatly?
  • Everything thoroughly vacuumed/dusted?


Outside Your Home

Structures

  • Exterior surfaces clean, in good condition?
  • Front door exterior clean, inviting?
  • Eaves troughs and downspouts clean, in good repair?
  • Gates open/close properly; hardware working?
  • Fences/decks in good repair, in good condition?
  • Sidewalks and walkways in good repair?
  • Driveway clean, in good repair?

Yard and Environment

  • Driveways, sidewalks clear of snow, ice?
  • Lawns mowed/edged regularly; large bare spots repaired?
  • Leaves removed from lawns and flower beds?
  • Trees pruned, hedges trimmed?
  • Flower beds weeded and tidy; dead plants replaced?
  • “Junk” and scrap removed?
  • Lawn furniture clean, organized, good repair?
  • Bicycles, children’s toys stored neatly, out of way?
  • Firewood organized and neatly stacked?
  • Yard free of “doggy deposits”?


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Let Me Open The Door To Your Next Home!

 

"My goal is to make you a happy, satisfied client - I reach my goal by ensuring you meet yours."

It gives me great pleasure to work in the real estate industry in Cambridge. I grew up in Cambridge and real estate has always interested me. I became a licensed REALTOR® in 1991 and have had the benefit of working with many clients with many different needs and interests.

Without exception, I provide the best service and advice possible knowing that home buying and selling can sometimes be a stressful and confusing process. With expertise, integrity, honesty, and a dedication to listening to clients' needs, buyers and sellers can be confident that I will make their experience a pleasant and successful one.

Successful real estate transactions and solid relationships with clients have resulted in many repeat customers and referrals. Your happiness and satisfaction are important to me and I look forward to meeting your real estate needs.

Professional Background

  • Over 27 years of full-time experience
  • Attained my Real Estate Brokers designation in 2008
  • Licensed to sell Real Estate in 1991
  • A graduate of Seneca College and George Brown College
  • Able to serve clients in English and Portuguese
  • I am a member in good standings with the following Associations:
  • CANADIAN REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATION
  • ONTARIO REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATION
  • CAMBRIDGE ASSOCIATION OF REALTOR® INC.
  • REAL ESTATE COUNCIL OF ONTARIO

Education
A graduate of the following schools:

  • Diploma - Glenview Park Secondary School, Cambridge, Ontario
  • Diploma - Property Management (Residential) - George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Diploma - Real Property Administration - Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

I have furthered my real estate education with the following courses:

  • Real Property Law
  • Principles of Appraisals
  • Residential Financing
  • Property Management
  • Professional Real Estate Brokerage


Languages Spoken: English, Portuguese