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Foreign Investment and the Strength of Canadian Real Estate
Posted on Sun, 15 Oct 2017, 12:30:00 PM  in Home buying tips,  Home selling tips
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Foreign investment in Canadian Real Estate is important to the national economy because it potentially uncouples the domestic labour market from the domestic real estate market. This kind of disconnect, perhaps reminding one of London, UK suggests that citizens could be crowded out of the market and have to pay far more than they should for homeownership and rental services.

Foreign investment is a lively topic. Despite all the discussion, there has not been a lot of information, and some estimates suggest that foreign investment drives the phenomenal price and value history of Canadian Real Estate.

B.C. after the Foreign Investor TaxForeign Investment and the Strength of Canadian Real Estate

In response to the continuing rise in prices and high volumes of sales, the B.C. government imposed a foreign investment tax. The clear intention was to dampen the price and volume of home sales.

There was a backdrop of tremendous amounts of unused housing that belonged to nonresident owners. That high un-occupancy rate stood in the face of high local demand for housing and moderately priced housing.

Ontario after the Cool Down

On April 20, 2017, the Ontario Government imposes a levy on residential real estate transactions for buyers that were neither permanent residents nor citizens. The levy applied to a targeted zone- the Golden Horseshoe region. The levy had the desired effect; within sixty days, the sales volume and average price fell from the year to date comparables.

The government developed an estimate that approximately nine percent of residential transactions involved foreign buyers. Unlike B.C., many of those buyers were immigrants and intended to occupy the units. The GTA market has regained some of the lost action but has not resumed a steep upward climb, and the tax seems to have had the desired effect of slowing the market.

Is the Quebec Boom a Real Estate Novel?

In the movement of the market after Ontario and BC imposed foreign investor taxes, some news reports suggested that Quebec was a new focus for luxury purchases by foreign investors. In 2017, the rate of luxury purchases in Montreal was higher than the one-year comparable.

There is a question whether the numbers support the idea of a boom and particularly a boom fueled by foreign investment. Defining a luxury sale as $1 million or more, the Montreal comparable showed an increase but an overall level quite consistent with the rest of the nation outside of Ontario and B.C.

One commentator view seen in several publications suggest that real estate professionals perceive more than the facts support. They are driving an optimistic narrative and perhaps hoping that the market will follow.

The Underlying Strength

The strength of the Canadian economy is the key to understanding Canadian Real Estate. The contours of the luxury market have a steep foreign investment influence due to Ontario and British Columbia as magnets for foreign investors. The underlying value of Canadian real estate is in the robust and balanced economy.

Canada has managed to do something remarkable; the nation has driven market growth with low-interest mortgages and fully insured the riskier of them. The nation can withstand a complete meltdown of the real estate sector without an unusual level of national debt.

The Canadian government insures mortgages that have 20 percent or less in down payment or cash equity. They do this directly through the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and indirectly through the guarantees, it provides to private insurance.

The total is about $500 billion, and if it all came due, Canada would stand tall in the aftermath with a debt to Gross Domestic Product ratio like advanced European nations. Estimates from Moody’s suggest it would rest at 1.05 slightly higher than the USA at .99.

Going Forward

Canadian Real Estate attracts foreign investment because of the strong fundamentals of the nation and its economy. While Canada has issues and social and economic challenges such as the First People’s calls for greater participation, it has a remarkable social and economic cohesion. Canadian Real Estate will likely continue as a bright star in the global market for a haven, investment, and immigration.


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Home Improvement Trends to Perform When Selling a Home
Posted on Fri, 15 Sep 2017, 11:00:00 AM  in Home selling tips
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When you're ready to sell your home and list it on the real estate market, it's important that it's in good condition to ensure that you can find the right buyer. There are many home improvement projects to consider performing to increase the quality and functionality of the space. If you want to make your home more desirable to buyers, there are a few home improvement trends that are popular to perform.

 

Add Matte Finishes

Although sparkling chrome and shiny tiles have been a popular trend in recent years, more people are gravitating towards matte finishes that are subtle but have a high level of impact. Black stainless steel is a current trend and looks sleek on refrigerators or dishwashers that are installed in the kitchen.

Counter tops are also transitioning into matte surfaces with quartz materials that have a honed finish and look beautiful compared to glitzy granite counters.home improvements

 

Self-Cleaning Toilets

It may be time to give your bathrooms a makeover, which is one of the main parts of the property where buyers inspect. Self-cleaning toilets will prove to be a useful addition, which makes it easy to avoid spending as much time cleaning and will allow the home to be more presentable to guests. The toilets are innovative and will make it easy for buyers to remember the home by with a product that will accelerate the decomposition of organic materials and are more modern and affordable than bidets.

 

Smart Technology

Smart technology is increasing in popularity for the ease of use that it offers to homeowners. Install blinds that open and close with a touch of a button, which makes it easy to control the settings in different rooms of the home. Home security systems and surveillance cameras are also desirable for the level of security that is provided on the property and can be controlled from your smartphone or tablet while you're away from the house.

 

Many people also install doorbells that have cameras, making it easy to view who is at your door before you answer. Other smart-home features include showers with radios and televisions or hands-free faucets that are more sanitary.

 

Copper Accents

Copper is a popular choice of metal to incorporate in your home and on the exterior of the property before selling the house. The sleek material will add a pop of detail to different areas, making it necessary to install copper light fixtures on your front porch or a copper range hood that makes a statement in your kitchen.

 

Patterned Tile

Patterned tiles will look beautiful in different areas of the home when you want certain areas of the home to become the focal point. Patterned tile looks bold and trendy and is considered to be the new wallpaper of residential properties. Consider installing it on a backsplash in the kitchen or a shower in the master bath when you want to increase the visual appeal of the environment. The tiles can also cover an entire accent wall of a kitchen or bathroom or even be used on the floors of a small entryway.

 

Outdoor Cooking Areas

More people want to head outdoors to entertain, making it necessary to build an outdoor cooking area where you can barbecue or bake a pizza in an outdoor oven. The space can feature a seating area, a mini fridge, and smooth-top grills where you it's easy to get more use out of the outside of the property during the warmer months of the year.


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Maximizing Your Spring Cleaning Results
Posted on Fri, 30 Jun 2017, 02:55:00 PM  in Home buying tips,  Home selling tips
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Spring cleaning is one of the country's most esteemed homecare traditions. Every spring, it is a good idea to give the home a quick and simple makeover. Though some people may choose this time to perform some major overhauls on the property, it can be refreshing enough to complete a simple clean and focus on getting the best results. If you are interested in optimizing your spring cleaning, check out some of these quick tips that you can follow to enjoy a newer, fresher home.

 

Start with the Windows

Maximizing Your Spring Cleaning ResultsYou want the view of your windows to be as good on the outside as it is on the inside. Do not neglect to wash both the interior and the exterior of your windows to make sure that you get the cleanest type of sunlight possible as it enters your home. While you are working around your windows, it can be a good idea to take a look at your curtains as well, replacing them entirely or cleaning the surface for a fresher look.

 

Keep Metal Surfaces Polished

Stainless steel and copper are among the most common and popular surfacing options both inside and outside the home. In order for you to optimize the way your property looks, it is important for you to give your surfaces a good polish. Use the appropriate cleaners and avoid anything that may result in unnecessary wear, both in the long-term and short-term of your surfaces. Always consult care guides if you are not certain how to proceed.

 

Fix Up Your Dishwasher

If you have one of these around your house, chances are that it could us a little bit of TLC. These appliances always do their best to make sure that your dishes are kept clean and shiny, so it is never a bad idea to do the same for the dishwasher. Take some of the components apart and perform a deep clean to make sure that there are no unwanted issues inside.

 

Clean the Refrigerator

On the subject of appliances, it is never a bad idea to give your refrigerator a good clean as well. If you have not done so for a long time, it is not uncommon for food debris and clutter to cause harm to structure and appearance of the fridge. Move some food around and make sure that the surfaces are clean before you replace any of the inside components.

 

Replace Your Silverware

During the spring, a lot of families like to replace their silverware or give them a brand new shine. If you have older and more tarnished silverware, it can be a good idea to have them looking like new to dazzle guests and freshen up your drawers. Choose silverware that can last as long as you need it too, especially if you plan on having guests over relatively frequently.

 

Revitalize Wood Floors

Wood flooring systems are renowned for their hardiness and classic, timeless appearance, so it is always a good idea to have them looking clean. Wood floors sometimes need additional cleaning and maintenance because of the material itself. If you are not sure how you should clean your floor, it is a good idea to contact a flooring professional and ask them for their opinion on your surface.

 

Take Care of the Oven

You want to make sure that your oven is as clean as possible as often as possible. The oven will often have burnt pieces of food around the bottom, which can add an unwanted quality to the food that you cook within. Keep it clean to keep your food tasting fresh every time.


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10 Of The Best Flowers To Plant When Moving Into Your New Home
Posted on Wed, 31 May 2017, 12:00:00 PM  in Home buying tips,  Home selling tips
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10 Of The Best Flowers To Plant When Moving Into Your New Home

Planting flowers in Canada can be one of the best ways to break in and personalize your new home. Once you have signed on the dotted line with your sales representative, then you can start planning all of the beautiful flowers that you would like to accentuate your yard with upon moving in.

Do not feel limited by the 10 flowers on this list. There are literally hundreds of flowers that grow in Canada both in the wild and those that can be planted from seed packets or small plants in yards. If you are lucky, you will get a wonderful mix of both.

 

Roses

If you love flowers, then you are likely thrilled that roses bloom very well in most places of Canada. Roses are actually one of the toughest flowers that you can plant in your yard, and they have one of the best scent payoffs for the price it costs to plant them. Roses are a perennial plant that will bloom every year if properly taken care of.

 

Dahlias

10 Of The Best Flowers To Plant When Moving Into Your New HomeDahlias are a beautiful flower that are sure to wow and inspire. These beauties should be dug up in winter and stored indoors to avoid freezing in the cold Canadian winter climate. They can be grown and planted outside again when it warms up in late April and throughout May. If cared for, these flowers will bloom for many years.

 

Foxgloves

Foxgloves are a uniquely designed flower that is sure to draw attention from anyone that sees them. These flowers can be planted in spring as seedlings and will bloom throughout the summer and into fall. They will appear in spring the following year after planted and will hit peak bloom that following summer.

 

Day Lilies

If you are a beginner and want to start planting flowers in Canada than you should plant day lilies. These are very beginner friendly and will grow in a variety of soil conditions. They are easily kept and can withstand missing a day of watering every now and then. The bonus of planting day lilies is that they come in a wide variety of beautiful colors.

 

Poppies

Many flowers grow well in the warmest months in Canada. Poppies are another very hardy flower that grow in early Spring. These flowers can also be grown by simply spreading them anywhere that you like to fill in any awkward gaps. You are sure to love this bold pop of color in the early Spring.

 

Purple Coneflowers

Purple coneflowers have incredibly bright color and are simply stunning to look at. These flowers also help to attract bees and butterflies so they make excellent additions to every garden while simultaneously supporting these dwindling insect populations.

 

Blue Flag Iris

The blue flag iris is actually the official flower of Quebec, and for great reason. These flowers are actually naturally growing wildflowers in Canada that tend to prefer the wetter conditions of wetlands, swamps, and watery meadows in lower Canada. If watered enough, these are also excellent additions to personal gardens.

 

Canadian Columbine

The Canadian columbine flower is another flower that is native to Canada. It was so beautiful that it was was actually one of the first flowers sent back to Europe after European settlers first arrived in Canada. It is one flower that tends to keep away deer if you have a problem with deer eating your gardens. In addition, it will attract Canada’s most unique and beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds.


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5 Types Of Clients That Sales Representatives See Everyday
Posted on Mon, 15 May 2017, 11:50:00 AM  in Home buying tips,  Home selling tips
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5 Types Of Clients That Sales Representatives See Everyday

Sales representatives work with hundreds of different clients looking to buy and sell homes throughout their career. While there are certainly unique clients that pose questions and circumstances that sales representatives would say they have never seen before, these professionals can lovingly sort the majority of their clients into 5 separate categories.

It is important to know that different sales representatives classify clients informally based on their own unique set of standards and expectations. This is in no way meant to offend individuals or groups.

 

Those That Know Exactly What They Are Looking For

5 Types Of Clients That Sales Representatives See EverydayIt is not uncommon for a potential buyer to meet with a sales representative knowing exactly what they would like a home to have. These lists could outline a few details that would make or break a sale, but more than likely these lists are very long and non-negotiable. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to fill every request that a client may have. This is especially true if the budget is too low to include the homes that have many or all of these requirements.

 

Those That Ask Questions At Every Opportunity

Sales representatives see quite a few new buyers and sellers that are very interested in the process and ask as many questions as they can think of. Professionals generally welcome these questions and answer them to the best of their advantage, but the process significantly slows down for the clients that ask the same question over and over again. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be educated, but clients are advised to be aware that excessive questions could lengthen the buying or selling process.

 

Those That Are Not Proactive During The Buying Or Selling Process

A sales representative is a professional that helps clients to buy and sell homes as they need or want to do so. It is exceptionally frustrating when a client visits a sales representative with the expectation that the representative will take care of everything without any input, direction, or interaction of any sort from the client. In order for a sales representative to do their job efficiently a client must be able to communicate with them often, give input, and sign paperwork periodically. While it may not be the most exciting or joyous time in a person’s life, sales representatives really need all clients to be somewhat proactive in their own buying or selling process.

 

Those That Fall In Love On The Spot

Sales representatives meet quite a few clients looking to buy a house that do not really know exactly what they are looking for or what is available to them in their price range. When presented with a variety of options on paper, in magazines, or online these clients may love everything or may wish to wait to see the home in person. Once the client arrives at their next potential home, they simply fall in love with the home that they are looking at. The problem arises when a buyer falls in love with every home that they visit.

 

Those That Cannot Be Pleased With Any Outcome

There are individuals in Canada that are buying or selling a house because they have no other choice. These individuals would most likely rather just stay where they are. While circumstances vary greatly, these clients never seem pleased. Clients may be offered more money than they were asking for the home, may buy a home for significantly less than it had been listed for, or may have been relieved of fees for one reason or another and still cannot find joy in the situation. It is hard for a sales representative to see clients unhappy which makes this a hard group to represent.

 


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4 Renovations that Could Have the Best Return On Investment
Posted on Fri, 31 Mar 2017, 03:05:00 PM  in Home selling tips
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 Remodeling may seem like a lot of work and wasted money, but it could actually earn you money in the long-term. The renovations not only make the home better for you to live in now, but the changes could look very attractive to buyers if you decide to sell your home in the near future. Here are some of the home improvements that could provide a good return on investment.

 4 Renovations that Could Have the Best Return On Investment

New Siding

Replacing the old siding of your home with new vinyl is an improvement that will be well worth the costs. Many homeowners get back a significant percentage of their money on this type of renovation when it’s time to sell the property. Adding the new vinyl to your home will increase its curb appeal and attract more buyers. Most homeowners do not think about replacing old siding unless it is damaged. Other sellers will clean it with a power washer. Keep in mind that this is a recognizable feature that should be upgraded when you have the time and money. When replacing the siding, take your time to choose the best color. White can show dirt more easily; taupe is a popular color amongst homeowners.

 

Install a New Garage Door

Although a lot of people may be accustomed to using the front door or other entrances, most homeowners will want to utilize the garage. Upgrading this feature is one of the highest returns on investment that homeowners can make. You should think of the garage as part of the face of a home; it is one of the first things that potential buyers will see, and it is something that they will take a further look at once they walk through the property. This means the “face” of the garage should look nice, and the garage should be in good working condition. Some of the current trends include garage doors with windows or carriage-style doors. Facsimiles and natural wood are popular amongst new buyers.

 

New Floors

Wood floors are becoming more popular amongst young buyers, in comparison to carpeted floors. Therefore, installing wood floors is a great selling feature that could recoup almost all of its cost. Oak is one of the most popular wood floors that sellers should install. It is best to use hardwood floors instead of engineered products because those products typically contain formaldehyde. You want to choose high-quality floors that will last longer and remain in great condition, despite normal wear and tear. Wood floors are easier to maintain, which is why homes with these floors sell better than homes that have carpeted floors. Young homeowners do not want the task of constantly having the floors professionally cleaned or pulled up and replaced, which is necessary with carpet flooring.

 

A New Roof

This is one of the top home improvements that could recoup its costs in the long-term. In fact, installing a new roof could actually earn homeowners more money than they spend on the renovation. Although a new roof does not lead buyers to choose a house, it could be the reason that they decline on the property. The fact is that most buyers do not know if a roof is in good condition or not. However, almost all buyers will have an inspection done prior to making an offer. The roof would need to pass the inspection, and if it doesn’t, the buyer could decline on the property or negotiate a significant drop in the asking price.

When you are ready to make some improvements to your home, consider these upgrades. The changes will not only make your home look better, it will attract potential buyers in the future, offering a great return on investment.


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Questions to Ask When Selling Your First Canadian Dream Home
Posted on Wed, 15 Mar 2017, 03:10:00 PM  in Home selling tips
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Congratulations on selling your first Canadian home. It is hard to let go of the first home that you have lived in. There are memories in the walls, under the floors, in the backyard, and in the kitchen. You have planted flowers with your mom in the garden and cooked cookies for your school functions in the the oven. You have a lot that you are going to miss and that is perfectly okay. We are here to ensure that the process goes as smoothly for you as it possibly can.

 Questions to Ask When Selling Your First Canadian Dream Home

Let Go Of The Things You Can’t Control

There is a reason you are selling your first Canadian home. You may have a new job, for example. Maybe you have a loved one across the country that you need to help. Maybe you just want to travel. Whatever the reason is, you’re going to have to comes to terms with the fact that you are in fact selling your home. It is okay. This process is indeed hard.

 

Questions To Ask The Real Estate Agent

You will have many questions to ask the real estate agent because you are new to this business of selling your home. You have never gone through the motions, especially with the emotions you likely have toward your house. So below you will find a list of questions you should consider asking your real estate agent upon putting your house up for sale.

 

How Much Do You Think My House Is Worth?

Never assume that you know exactly how much your house is worth. It could be worth millions if you live in a mansion by the sea with an excellent view from all 14 bedrooms, but your first house probably is not that mansion. YOu should ask your real estate agent what they think your home is worth. They have seen multiple homes in the area and have sold houses competitively because their livelihood depends on it. They will know what your house is worth and what it will sell for. They will also recommend that you be flexible in the likelihood that a buyer would like to counter your offer. Flexibility is key to selling your home quickly and efficiently.

 

What Are Your Qualifications?

Never be afraid to ask what a real estate agent’s qualifications are. They are trained to be open and honest about this information because it means either the sale of a home or the chance that it sits for a year or longer. You will be able to find this information online as well as in person. If this individual does not want to share this information with you then simply move on. There are a thousand and more agents that would love to represent you, and they will have qualifications that they wouldn’t mind sharing. Honesty is always the best policy when engaging with an agent.

 

Are You Flexible?

Find an agent that will be flexible with you in just about every way that you could ask for. Ask them if they are willing to meet you at a mutually beneficial time instead of only the times that they proposed if they do not work for you. Ask them if they will be flexible with the fees that they have as well. Any agent that wants to see you succeed will know that you have to be flexible and will want to meet you halfway. If they aren’t flexible, step away and find a new agent.


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Tips for Flipping a House
Posted on Tue, 28 Feb 2017, 10:10:00 AM  in Home selling tips
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House flipping can be one of the best ways for you to make an advantageous purchase and sell it for a large profit in the future. Like many other investments, however, it is important for individuals to plan ahead accordingly and work with local market conditions to get the most out of their next big sale. If you are interested in pursuing a career in house flipping, it is strongly recommended for you to follow some of these tips and see what a difference they can make in your career. The tips can be particularly helpful for those just entering the industry.

 Tips for Flipping a House

Always Stick to a Budget

One of the most important things that all home flippers should remember is the meaning of ARV. The term stands for After Repair Value, and it is identified as the amount of money that the property is going to sell for after it has been repaired and dressed up. One of the most important rules of thumb to remember is to never be in the process of repairing the property for more than 70 percent of the home's ARV. Calculations needs to be made carefully and accurately to make sure that you can maximize your profits without having to worry about potential pricing issues in the future.

 

Know the Local Market

Another important thing to remember is that each housing market is different. What one home may go for in one state or region may drastically change in another. Knowing what to expect can allow you to prepare accordingly and invest in the appropriate tools to get the job done. If there is a niche for the property, it is a good idea to learn more about it and determine how you can benefit in the future. Always try to stay one step ahead of the curve in terms of market prices and trends, and try to know what factors can make a deal better.

 

Know the Buyers

In addition to learning as much as you can about the market, it is crucial for you to learn as much as you can about the buyers as well. Once the numbers have been figured out, it becomes a matching game for potential shoppers. Not all home buyers are the same, but knowing what to expect along different price ranges can be just what you need to prepare yourself for open houses and staging days. Learn as much as you can about the audience and try to think about the local neighborhood in terms of amenity advantages.

 

Show Your Work Off

Be proud of the work that you put into the property. You had to work through all types of issues to make that unique property stand out on its own. When it is time to set up a showing day or prepare the staging for the sale itself, it is important for you to make it look like you take pride in the work that you do. Not only is this a necessary strategy to draw attention, but it can also be one of the best ways for you to build your personal credibility.

 

Do Not Get Greedy

Try your hardest to avoid overvaluing the home as well. Speak with your customers and try to get a feel for the market as best as you can before you make the final adjustments to the price. Though every market is different, there are always trends to watch out for that can help define the work that you do. When in doubt, consult with other agents and see what they may think about the property's final value.


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Questions To Ask Your Real Estate REALTORŪ
Posted on Sat, 31 Dec 2016, 10:55:00 AM  in Home selling tips
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So you have decided to sell your home in Canada to the next wonderful couple that would like to enjoy it? Have you ever wondered what questions you should ask your real estate agent? Have you ever wondered how to pick out a real estate agent? Well, do not worry. We are here to cover some of the questions you are bound to have when picking up and selling your wonderful Canadian home.

 Questions To Ask Your Real Estate REALTORŪ

Be Prepared To Let Go of Your Home

You have to be prepared to let go of your home as you know it. When you decide to sell your home you have to be prepared to put your memories in a big book and let the home turn into a house. You can keep all of the memories and great times that you have had in the house, but you cannot be your own worst enemy when it comes to selling the home. Do not let yourself get in the way of a sale. If you have to ask your real estate agent how best to do this, then do that. They most certainly have had a lot of experience talking to other couples who have had a hard time letting their home go.

 

Who Are you?

You have every right to ask who will be representing you and the house that you are trying to sell. You have the right to ask the agent what their name is, how long they have been selling homes, and if they have a license that they can show you to prove it. You also have a right to ask whether or not they have a license that is in good standing and whether or not they have any information that they would like to share with you before you decide to have them represent you (or not). The more open and honest you can be with your real estate agent, the more open and honest they can be with you. Get a feel for who they are so that you know whether or not this is really a person that values what you value. You deserve a good fit no matter who you are or what you want from the transaction.

 

How Do You Plan To Sell My Home?

Every great real estate agent will be able to develop a good plan. A plan that will help you sell your home. A plan that will highlight the best features in your home to any and all potential buyers watching the listing of your home with hopeful eyes. Your real estate agent should be able to market your home in such a way that is valuable to the buying population. This means they should have a strategy that is specific to your home and its assets. Do not fall for a scam artist or a real estate agent that has no clue on how to they plan to sell your home. If they don’t have a plan, how on Earth is your home ever supposed to sell?

 

What Do I Need to Do Now?

You may have quite a bit of work left to do now that you want to sell your home. You may have to clean it up. You may have to have it inspected. You may have to sink in a little bit of money before your home is even able to go up on the market. Your real estate agent should have a pretty good idea of what has to be done in order to make this a smooth process.


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How to Sell Your Home Quickly
Posted on Sat, 15 Oct 2016, 03:35:00 PM  in Home selling tips
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There are a number of different factors that determines how long a residential property sits on the market. Although the timeframe is often out of the control of the sellers, there are still ways to prevent the home from sitting for too long and making it more appealing to buyers. To ensure that you receive an offer in the first month of listing the property, there are a few important steps to take.

 

Stage the PropertyHow to Sell Your Home Quickly

Staging the property is one of the most important steps to take to show off the potential of the home and allow buyers to envision themselves living in the house. Use neutral decor in each room to avoid turning off buyers from bold colors or patterns that are used. You'll also want to hide clutter or personal belongings that remind buyers that you're still living in the house, which includes removing personal photos or monogrammed decor. Consider using fresh towels in the bathrooms and adding candles that create a relaxing setting. Open up the blinds and allow plenty of light into each room to create an uplifting environment that is illuminated.

 

Remodel the Kitchen

The kitchen is the most used room of the home and significantly influences the value of the property. Remodel the kitchen by resurfacing the cabinets, installing new countertops, and adding wood flooring to create an updated setting that is in demand. It's also important to update the appliances to ensure that they're energy-efficient and run well. Consider adding a backsplash for extra appeal and installing a large kitchen island for extra countertop space where an additional sink can be used.

 

Increase the Curb Appeal

Your home's curb appeal will determine how many people visit your property after seeing it listed. Allow the exterior setting to shine by planting new flowers, power washing the driveway, and painting the building a neutral color shade. You can also add unique features that include an arch, a water fountain, or a swing on the patio. Use the features sparingly to avoid making the yard look too cluttered.

You'll also want to increase the landscape of your home by fertilizing the lawn and cutting back plants or trees that are present. Group the same types of plants together to ensure that everything flows well.

 

Price the Home at a Competitive Price

Hire a real estate professional to help you determine what your home is worth and how much you should list it for. Research other homes in the local area to determine how much they sold for in past months. You'll also want to take a look at other homes that are currently listed on the market in your neighborhood to ensure that your property is competitive with its price. The size of your property and the number of rooms and bathrooms that are available will also determine what it's worth.

List your home for more than you want to sell it for to ensure that you can afford to lower the price after negotiating an offer that you receive.

 

Use Quality Photos

The photos that are used in your ads are the main factor that influences the number of buyers that decide to take a look at the home. Hire a photographer to visit the property and will use professional camera equipment to take pictures of the interior and exterior setting. You'll need to use someone who has access to professional software to ensure that they can edit the photos to make the home look as appealing as possible.


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