Getting Ready to Sell

You can do a lot to increase the appeal of your property and to create a lasting impact on potential buyers.

What To Do To Prepare

The following are a couple of factors to keep in mind when listing your property for sale:

1. Curb Appeal.
Keeping your landscape pristine, and adding creative touches to your yard, such as colorful annuals, will create an immediate impact on passers-by and potential buyers.

2. Property Repairs.
Simple upgrades such as window repairs, polishing the doorknobs, and a fresh coat of paint in the most frequently used rooms will instantly brighten up the property.

3. Cleanliness and Staging.
Keep your property uncluttered, sweet-smelling and well-lit from top-to-bottom. Pay attention to details: put away the kitty litter, place a vase of fresh flowers near the entryway, pop a batch of cinnamon rolls in the oven, have your carpets cleaned. Your agent will scan the property before it is listed for sale to see how you can improve the staging of your property.

4. Disclosures and Inspections.
We are very familiar with the legal procedures involved in disclosures and are ready to help you develop a thorough disclosure statement beneficial to both you and the buyer, as well as suggest home improvement measures before placing your property on the market (such as termite and pest inspections).


I was first introduced to Cynthia when looking for a home in the Ottawa area. Although I was still waiting for the deal to be finalized on my old home, Cynthia kindly kept in touch reassuring me that all was fine on this end. Having limited knowledge of real estate I needed to put all my faith in her ability and integrity. Without fail Cynthia was there for me. To this day she keeps in touch and I am grateful for this. She is a friend as well as a realtor. Thank you Cynthia.
– Bev ten Den, Almonte, Ontario


When we were looking for a Realtor to help us downsize to a more suitable property, we were recommended to 4 Realtors. After interviewing all 4, it became apparent that the best person would be Cynthia O’Dwyer. As it turned out, it was definitely the best choice. We found Cynthia to be dedicated, professional and very sincere in her approach to our situation. She found two potential purchasers prepared to pay what we looking for, and successfully secured a buyer for our property. We could not ask for more, she handled the deal very professionally with respect for all parties.

Cynthia also checked out our prospective out-of town property, to assure us that everything was in order. A very nice gesture!

We have developed a lot of respect for Cynthia, and would not hesitate in recommending her to any potential seller or buyer.– Sincerely, Don and Daphne Pearson, Ashton, ON.


We came from out of the area (Bradford) to look for a home in a fairly short time frame. Cynthia was recommended to us and we are so happy that she was! After a couple of conversations on the phone, Cynthia lined up houses for us to see and dedicated her time to helping us find the right house while we were in town. We felt very comfortable with Cynthia from our first meeting because she is friendly and honest and was quick to determine our needs and wants in a house. She is very knowledgeable about the area and the property market, always returns phone calls, texts and emails promptly. She works with highly qualified experts to ensure we got the best house we could. We will certainly recommend Cynthia to anyone looking to buy or sell. Thank you Cynthia! We can’t wait to move into our new home.

-Rob and Debbie Higginson, Perth

Carleton Place

We just want to express our appreciation for your dedication and hard work over the four months of last year when we were looking to sell our home. As you know we were not really convinced in the beginning that we wanted to sell but your frank critique and really fair evaluation convinced us that it was time. Each perspective buyer you brought to our home, you always met with us afterwards and provided a complete update as to what happened. Your kind and friendly personality made us very comfortable from the first time we met you and made for a stress free selling period.
Many thanks again.
– David & Diane du Feu

Auction Proceeds to Lanark County Interval House

Be Dazzled Jewellery Auction. This is the a great idea and of course a huge benefit to the Women’s Shelter here in Lanark County. Don’t forget Mother’s Day is coming up on May the 12th!

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Ottawa is definitely a booming region, lots of new real estate developments in the city and the suburbs. Activity in rural Ottawa is very exciting too. I live and work west of the city in the town of Carleton Place. Tremendous growth here in recent years, our township is developing at a rapid pace. It is a great place to call home. If you want to know more about Kanata, Stittsville, Carp, Carleton Place, Almonte, Beckwith, Mississippi Mills & Lanark County, please give me a call anytime.

If you’d like to learn more about me, my real estate credentials and the local charities I support, please visit the Meet Cynthia page.

You can check out some of my current listings in the For Sale section.

Thanks for stopping by.


Thanks to all the supporters. We’ll see you tonight. Have a great time! comedynight

Comedy Night Fundraiser

This will be a lot of fun! Don’t miss it. Details below on how to get tickets, I have some for sale too if you want to call me. Check out a clip of Mike Beatty’s routine.

The Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce with Lanark County Interval House is proud to present the second-annual Comedy Nite in Carleton Place!

Featuring some of the best professional comics from the region. With a double headliner of Pierre Brault and Mike Beatty!
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Cynthia O'Dwyer
Sales Representative
Sutton Group Premier Realty (2008) ltd., brokerage
Office: 613-254-6580
Direct: 613-978-1324