“Price it right, and it will sell,” is a common refrain in the real estate business, but how do REALTORS® determine the proper list price for your home?
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How to get the sell and still be festive
With the holidays hot on their heels, homeowners will have plenty of opportunities over the next couple of months to indulge in outdoor decorations that range from the gruesome and garish to the feel-good and festive.
Yet housing experts still urge homeowners to keep curb appeal in mind when it comes to going over-the-top this Halloween and Christmas.
Former CREB® president Joyce Travis remembered moving beyond 9/11, adapting to circumstances
Four months after devastating terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, left thousands dead in the U.S., the pain was still palatable – even as far as Calgary.
“Everybody was just shell shocked,” said Travis, who, amid that atmosphere of uncertainty, took over as president of CREB®.
In Calgary, the attack led to hesitancy that was manifested, at least early on, by a sluggish housing market. Travis said consumers were reluctant to make major decisions, such as buying or selling a house.
What you should consider before listing your home
A smart seller knows that there is work to be done before listing a property. When you’re up against a buyer’s market, diligence is required in order to gain a competitive advantage. Curb appeal will translate value to potential buyers when they view your property.
Here are five things to consider before taking your property to market:
1. Take a look from the buyer’s perspective
Give the house and yard (all things within the scope of property) an honest aesthetic assessment. Within the first few moments of viewing a property, a buyer has formed either a negative or positive biased.