Represent Your Best Interests with a Licensed Realtor
When you have decided to buy or sell a home, the services of a qualified real estate professional are of utmost importance.
I have a good working knowledge of local real estate market conditions, and am prepared to deliver a high standard of service to customers, and have the support of a large real estate company. Most importantly, I will save you time and money.
- An agent knows real estate values in your neighbourhood and will help set an agreeable and competitive price on your home.
- An agent will establish a marketing strategy for your home ensuring that your property is exposed to scores of potential buyers.
- An agent takes care of the many tasks involved in selling a house (from placing your listing to putting up the for sale sign). This ensures that the transaction is simple and low-stress for you.
- An agent is an experienced negotiator and will work for to get you the best price possible price
- An agent is an expert in the home selling process and as such will advise you of your rights, options and obligations.
Determining the Value of Your Home
The market ultimately determines the true value of your property.
Before you compare your home to similar properties and establish a competitive list price, the following points should be considered:
- Community Amenities
- Buyer Supply
- Financing Options
Getting to Know Your Market
A comparative market analysis is an indicator of what today’s buyers are willing to pay for a home. It compares the market activity of homes similar to yours in your neighborhood. Those that have recently sold represent what buyers are willing to pay. The homes currently listed for sale represent the price sellers hope to obtain. And those listings that have expired were generally overpriced or poorly marketed.
I will prepare a comparative market analysis for your home based on the most current market information. Together, we will establish the proper list price for your home.
Renovating for Resale
When it comes to home renovations, one plus one does not necessarily equal two. The money invested in improving your home will not always translate into an equivalent return in the selling price of your home. However, with planning it is possible to both increase the saleability of your home and even profit from your home renovations.
Renovations do not have to be extensive or expensive to earn a high rate of return. In fact, some of the cheapest and simplest improvements yield the highest paybacks.
The Appraisal Institute of Canada has developed RENOVA, an interactive web-based guide to the value of home improvements.
It was designed to give consumers a better idea of the return oninvestment they can expect for a variety of home improvements. It provides a payback value range derived from the cost of the improvement expressed in dollars. For example, a homeowner might indicate that he or she is considering spending $10,000 on remodeling the kitchen. RENOVA will then provide a payback amount of between x and y dollars for that particular renovation. Homeowners can choose from among the 20 most popular renovation improvements, identified by a survey of AIC members.