GEORGE PAUL  VLAHAKIS

GEORGE PAUL VLAHAKIS

Manager

Forest Hill Real Estate Inc., Brokerage*

Mobile:
416.755.0123
Office:
416-755-0123
Email Me
GEORGE PAUL  VLAHAKIS

GEORGE PAUL VLAHAKIS

Manager

Forest Hill Real Estate Inc., Brokerage*

Mobile:
416.755.0123
Office:
416-755-0123
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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George Paul Vlahakis bought his first investment property at 19 years of age, and has been passionate with everything real estate ever since. 

With 20 years of sales and real estate experience, along with a background in architectural design, George Paul possesses a vast knowledge in all things real estate.  This includes everything from spearheading development projects, real estate architecture and design and trading both in residential and commercial properties.

Driven by his passion, George Paul continues to educate himself on all things real estate, including new technologies and systems that affect the real estate industry here in Canada and internationally.  He frequently attends and participates in cutting edge seminars hosted by industry leaders

In addition to George Paul’s knowledge of the industry, his loyalty, dedication and strong negotiating skills have made a large impression on clients and industry professionals over the years.  His understanding of clients’ needs and requests prompt clients to constantly approach George Paul for his real estate advice and direction when it comes to investing, purchasing, selling or developing.

Through modern day technology, including web and social media, George Paul continues to expand his portfolio, increase his database and widen his network of contacts that includes clients and industry professionals.  This network of contacts creates a beneficial opportunity to bring together a client to the right property, an investor to the appropriate development and needs to be met efficiently and cost effectively.

It is George Paul’s passion for real estate as a whole that made him realize that there was a need for a full service real estate boutique. By bringing together a group of real estate professionals that have the expertise to better service investors, builders and real estate clients, The George Paul Team was born. 



Specialty: architectural design, development projects, real estate architecture, design and trade for residential and commercial property, dream homes, first time buyers, relocation, investment properties, residential, condos, commercial, retirement and selling during divorce.

Experience: Over 20

Awards: BILD marketing person of the year, NAHB marketing person of the year, Multiple Platinum Sales Awards, National Academy of Best Selling Authors Best selling book 2013.

Area Covered: Toronto, East York, North York, Scarborough,Richmond Hill, Aurora, Newmarket, York Region, GTA and surrounding areas.