10 REASONS TO LIST YOUR HOME THIS MONTH

 

Is selling your property the furthest thing from your mind?  Well, here are some reasons for listing your property that you might nor have considered.

 

  1. Your property may be worth more than you think. (It's difficult to determine market value on your own.  We can calculate it for you. 
  2. You might qualify for a better home than you anticipate.
  3. Perhaps you are tired of your current property and want a change.
  4. There may be homes on the market in a neighbourhood in which you've always wanted to live.
  5. Your current property may no longer meet your needs.
  6. Your neighbourghood may have changed in ways you don't like.
  7. You might be ready to downsize or upsize and you no lonver want to put that off.
  8. You may want to sell in the fall, so you can have a fresh start in a a new home in the new year.
  9. Depending on the type of home you're considering, you could end up with lower mortgage payments or no mortgage at all.
  10. You might want to move to a home that's more conveniently located near work, family and hobbies.

Of course, you may have your own reasons for listing this month.  Why not discuss them with a real estate expert? We can answer your questions and explain the options available to you.


 

 

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Using neighbourhood Data to Help Sell Your Home

 

Your neighnourhood has a lot of features that can help sell your home faster.  Unfortunately, buyers don't usually notice those features just by driving around.  So, you need to make sure they get all the information they need about your neighbourhood.

 

For example, say homes don't go on the market often in your area.  That's an indication that the quality of life in the neighbourhood is so good that no one wants to leave!  In real estate we measure the area's "turnover rate", and it's handy data to have when listing your home.

 

Another bit of data that buyers can't simply see is the local crime rate.  But, most police departments keep those statistics,  If your neighbourhood has a low crime rate, that's an obvious plus to sellers.

 

Demographic data can also be helpful when selling your property.  If your neighbourhood has a lot of families, for example, that's going to be appealing to buyers with kids.

 

Even local development plans can play a role in making your home more attractive to buyers.  If a new ramp to a major highway is in the works nearby, getting to work is going to be easier.  That's a big benefit to commuters.

 

Other types of data that can help sell your home include:

 

  • Planned local construction
  • Proposals for neighbourhood improvements. (For example, a new playground.)
  • Rate at which local property values are increasing.

Any information that shows the advantages of living in your living in your area is going to be useful when selling.

 

By the way, this is the kind of information we put together to provide to prospective buyers when selling your home.  Contact us today!

 

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You might naturally assume that it is most important to talk to a Realtor when you're selling or buying a home.  But there are many other circumstances in which it makes sense to give us a call.  Here are a few examples.


 

1.  When you're at the "thinking about it" stage

 

If you're just thinking about selling your home, and haven't made a firm decision yet, you might feel uncomfortable calling a Realtor.  Don't be.  In fact, We welcome your call.  We can discuss what your current property will likely sell for on today's market, and determine the type of home you qualify to buy.  That way, you'll have some clarity and be able to make a more informed decision.

 



2.  If you're nervous about the selling process

 

If you haven't sold a home before, you might be concerned about what's involved in the process.  You might even worry that putting your home on the market is going to be a lot of work and create a lot of turbulence for you and your family.

 

Fortunately, selling your home doesn't need to be scary.  In fact, a big part of our job as Realtors is to make the process as smooth and trouble-free as possible.

 

So if you have concerns about selling your home, you should give us a call.

 



3.  If you have questions

 

You likely have questions about the local real estate scene from time to time.  You might have questions like:  "How much did that home around the corner sell for?"; "Is now a good time to make a move, or should I wait until the market changes?"' and, "How much is my current home worth?"

 

When you have questions like those, you don't need to dig for answers on your own.  You can give us a call.  As experts in the local market, We can give you the answers you need.

 



 

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