Brian W. Maslowski

Brian W. Maslowski

Broker

Right at Home Realty, Brokerage*

Mobile:
416-884-6873
Office:
416-391-3232
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Brian W. Maslowski

Brian W. Maslowski

Broker

Right at Home Realty, Brokerage*

Mobile:
416-884-6873
Office:
416-391-3232
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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Born and raised in Toronto’s west end, Brian Maslowski initially joined the Canadian Armed Forces after high school, completing half of his degree at Royal Roads Military College, and half at the Royal Military College of Canada - Kingston. It was during his time as a cadet that his deeply-held sense of teamwork, loyalty, and duty was solidified. In 1997, a career shift led Brian to the realm of real estate — a line of work he still finds incredibly rewarding and exciting, over twenty years later. Brian’s tireless work ethic, attention to detail, and deep understanding of his clients’ needs are the hallmark of the client-focused service for which he is sought-after. Client care is Brian’s top priority, and he takes pride in creating a personalized plan to help each person sell their home for top dollar, as quickly and smoothly as possible. Whether you’re buying or selling, Brian is committed to making the entire process as smooth and effortless as possible, delivering results above and beyond expectations. He is always available to answer any questions you may have, and would love to help you with all of your real estate needs. If a home sale or purchase is in your future, call or email Brian today!  And remember, "No one works harder to sell your home!"
 
TESTIMONTIALS
 
As a first-time buyer, I really appreciated [Brian’s] expertise, patience and advice. Since then, Brian recently worked with my husband and I to sell two of our properties. He went above and beyond what we expected an agent to do… I highly recommend him if you're considering buying or selling your home. - Sandra B
 
Brian is a wonderful real estate agent and human being who exceeded our expectations. We needed to sell our home ASAP and he got the ball rolling the moment we hired him. We have used other real estate agents before but now we have found our go-to guy. We will definitely refer our friends and family to him without hesitation! - Sarah P
 
Brian helped me buy my very first property. If you knew me, you'd realize how big of a deal that is. As an anxious person, the Toronto real estate game almost put me over the edge. Brian played it masterfully. He patiently guided me through every step of the process with an exceptional attitude and the kind of confidence that relieves all stress and makes home-buying exactly what it should be: exciting and fun. From answering my constant stream of panicked email questions around the clock, to driving all the way across town at midnight to help me put in an offer, Brian was always 'on' and ready to go. His expertise and professionalism helped settle every last one of my concerns, and he regularly went far beyond what's expected of him as a realtor - right down to loaning me supplies to help me move! I've barely unpacked and am already looking forward to my next property so that I can work with him again. - Kareem 


Designation: Hons. BA

Education: Royal Military College of Canada, Hons B.A.

Specialty: Selling your home or condo! Fast and for more money! Always with competitive commission rates...call or email me today!

Experience: 25+

Area Covered: GTA