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If you or anyone you know is thinking about making a move this year, please read or pass on this Newsletter.
Selling S.M.A.R.T. guide
STRATEGY: Believe it or not the old saying, “Failing to plan is planning to fail” can be especially true when it comes to selling your home. Implementing a strategy to help determine the answers to important questions from the early stages to the final details of a move helps our sellers feel more confident, less stressed, and more in control with what is typically the largest and most meaningful financial investment in their life. A strategy also helps us help you get the very most money for your home and keep you on track with important timelines!
MARKET KNOWLEDGE: The market has changed and volume, speed and price of sales have increased (see below for more details). How does your home compare to available properties and what can you realistically sell your house for today? Let us SHOW you! We are very happy to send our client’s listings of homes they may wish to by, but ALSO of homes for sale that are comparable to their own; keeping informed on what is happening in their specific neighborhood. Predictions indicate the continuation of a strong Seller’s Market for 2015 and Spring is always the strongest, most profitable time to sell. Contact us to receive this service today, and of course we are always happy to do a full CMA on your home.
AFFORDABILITY: With rising prices, this is great news for Sellers, however when it comes time to purchase- what can you now afford to buy? We strongly believe that getting pre-approved, locked in to the low interest rates, and taking into account all the other costs associated with moving is one of the most important and first steps to selling SMART! We will help you determine the question of whether you can afford to move and if so; when and where are right for you and your family!
RENOVATIONS: Renovations??? You may be thinking, “My home is perfect to put on the market as is!” However, in our experience no home is ever perfect. Your home may be lovely, have wonderful features and a lot of potential, but with HGTV and home shows that have heightened Buyer ‘s expectations and desires to fall in love with a move-in ready show-home; getting your house picture and Market ready may require more than a quick clean. We can help. Our expertise in home staging which sometimes include renovations to your home are always recommended to get you what is usually very important to most Sellers… the most money for the sale. If you opt for our professional, detailed suggestions they have resulted in many happy clients Selling SMART and getting top dollar for their home.
TEAMWORK: Connected with our first SMART suggestion of having a strategy; moving requires the involvement of many important parties and teamwork. We love being an important part of the Professional puzzle from beginning to end, helping Sellers connect everyone involved, referring other parties where needed and communicating to keep timelines for a streamlined and overall rewarding moving process. Working with and for our clients is a privilege we hope to keep throughout the years, and throughout your moves.
MARKET UPDATE: FEBRUARY 2014 VS FEBRUARY 2015
Residential Transactions: 728 (13.9% increase over February 2014) New Listings: 1085 (12 more listings than February 2014)
Average Sale Price: $420,718 (12.8% increase from January 2014) Average Days on Market: 17 (versus 23 days, at the same time last year)
DURHAM REGION, March 4, 2015 - Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Sandra O’Donohue states "There is strong demand for home ownership in the Durham Region which is demonstrated by the higher number of sales and the climbing sale prices,” [...] “Even with the robust price growth, we can see that buyers continue to view home ownership within the Durham Region as a great long-term investment”.