We have already arrived at the end of the first quarter of 2017 and yet 2016 feels like it was here only yesterday. High demand in certain price markets and low interest rates were the essence of housing sales in 2016 and 2017 is shaping up to be another good year.
Although spring is upon us, it is not too late to sell your Edmonton house this 2017.
Here are some tips for sellers to adapt to the latest market conditions.
Get the Right Agent
A seller’s best investment is time spent researching agents. If you hire a bad agent this can cause you tens of thousands of dollars. With the use of the internet, social marketing sites and agent reviews, information about Edmonton Realtors is plentiful and available.
After you have identified the agent you think you might want to work with, interview them in person. Ask for sales-activity reports, existing listings, time-on-market averages etc. You’ll know an agent has a lot of experience in the market if he or she knows when the best times for open houses are and how to initiate a price war if the market permits it.
Edmonton home sellers can do several simple things which can improve the appearance of their Edmonton house which then will increase buyer interest and boost their home’s profile:
Cleaning is a way of life and there is no way out of it! Cleaning is a must when selling an Edmonton home. It’s hard for buyers to picture themselves living in a home that is messy and dirty!
Show that you have more room to spare to potential buyers. Pack up family photos, kids’ toys and store worn out furniture.
A bright and cheery Edmonton home is very attractive. Open windows, get rid of heavy curtains and add brighter light bulbs in dark areas.
The Greener the Grass the Better
Green grass is a must in an Edmonton property. Surveys show that a great curb appeal can increase value by 10 percent or more. You can do research on how to make your yard more appealing and try improving it yourself. Or you can hire a professional to do the work.
Know the Position of the Market
To sell is to be prepared; knowing what is happening in the real estate market is a priority for any seller. This is where hiring an agent comes in handy - the agent can advise you on what to do if the sale of your Edmonton home encounters some stumbling blocks.
It is much better to showcase your Edmonton home in the spring season rather than doing it in winter when everything is still cold and dead. If you are selling in the winter, prepare in advance and take your smart phone or hand-held camera and take exterior shots when your garden is in bloom.
Don’t wait for a later time in 2017 to start selling your Edmonton house. Nothing like the present!!
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