Getting an Early Start on Selling your Home
Tags: Early Selling, Perfect time to sell, Listing on Time, Perfect Timing,
You've probably heard the expression, "The early-bird gets the worm." It refers, of course, to those who get in early and reap the rewards. For example, if you arrive early to a retail store for a big blowout sale, you're likely to get the deals before the inventory runs out. The stragglers who come later miss out. Well, this same wisdom can be applied to selling your home....Read More
Buying a Home in a Competitive Neighbourhood
Tags: Competitive Buying, Bidding, Successful Purchase, Hot Neighbourhood.
Imagine you’ve dreamed of living in a particular neighbourhood, perhaps for years, and then, when you're finally ready to make a move, finding out that the area is competitive and buying there is definitely a challenge. A disappointment? Not necessarily. There is a lot you can do to buy into a popular neighbourhood, even in competitive offer situations. Your first step is to star...Read More
Budgeting for Moving Day Expenses
Tags: Moving Day Expense, Budget, Cost of Moving, Plan to Move.
On moving day, you'll have a big task. You’ll need to get your possessions from your old property to your new one — ideally without delays or damage! Surprisingly, many people underestimate the time and costs involved in doing that. Careful planning and budgeting are crucial to ensuring moving day goes smoothly. You basically have three options: 1. Hire a moving company to handle ...Read More
When You See a Home You Love
Tags: Budget, Home You Love, Finding the Right Home.
Imagine driving through a desirable neighbourhood and, just as you turn a corner, you see the absolutely perfect home. Guess what? It's for sale! But, there’s a problem. Your current property isn't on the market. In fact, until this moment, you hadn’t seriously considered moving. So what do you do? Your first step is to find out more about the listing. Get a description of th...Read More
Relocating to a Different Town or City
Tags: Relocating to Different Town, City, Neighborhood!
Moving around the corner or even across town is relatively simple because you are likely familiar with the various neighbourhoods and you can access them anytime. If there's a listed home you want to view, you can simply go see it. Relocating to a different town or city, however, is much more challenging. It may not be possible for you to make multiple visits to see homes fo...Read More
9 Steps to Finding your Next Dream Home
Tags: Finding a Dream Home, Searching, Looking for the Perfect House?, Process of Finding the Right Home, Steps to finding a perfect home!
If you're thinking ahead to your next dream home, the road you need to take to get there may seem confusing. Do you search for listings online? Drop by Open Houses on the weekends? Call the number on For Sale signs? Let's break it all down! Here are the specific steps you need to take to ensure you find a home that fits your wants, needs and budget. 1. Find out ho...Read More
When a Home Inspector Finds an Issue
Tags: Home Inspection, Finding Issues, Finding Problems, Negotiating responsibilities, Understanding & Familiarizing!
Imagine you've found the perfect home. You love it. You've made an offer that's been accepted. So far so good! The only catch? You've wisely made the offer conditional on passing a professional home inspection. What happens if that home inspection reveals a major issue? First, you should know that, depending on the age of the property, a home inspection wi...Read More
Taking the Stress Out of Selling your Home
Tags: Stress Free Selling, Tips, How to get ready to List & Sell!
For some people, the thought of listing their home for sale is stressful. They worry about all the things they have to do — and all the things that might go wrong. Luckily, it doesn't have to be that way. Here are some tips for making your home sale go smoothly: · Give yourself time to prepare. If you're thinking of selling six months from now, start ...Read More
Setting Your List Price Requires Calculation and Savvy
Tags: Setting Price, Calculating Strategies, Set the right Price, Evaluating Market Value, Defining Price, Defining Value.
When you're having a garage sale, one of the toughest tasks is pricing your items. If you put a price tag on your old golf clubs that’s too high, no one will buy them. If you make the price too low, they might sell quickly, but you’ll spend the rest of the day wondering if you could have gotten more! It's similar to selling your home — except with your home, the st...Read More
Balancing the Emotional and Practical Sides of Buying a Home
Tags: BALANCING EMOTIONS, MAKING DECISIONS, PURCHASING DECISIONS, BUYING, SELLING, MAKING DEALS, MAKING GOOD JUDGEMENT.
Imagine this scenario... You're shopping for a new home. You drive to visit a recent listing. As you walk through the front doors, you're impressed. Every room looks fantastic. You see yourself relaxing on the spacious patio, cooking in the modern kitchen, and enjoying evenings with the family in the cozy living room. Your emotions are on overdrive. This is your dream home! S...Read More