6 Reasons Why This Winter Is a Great Time to Sell

January 31, 2016

Forget the myth that winter is a bad time to sell real estate. While sales usually inch lower in the cooler months, some real estate pros are saying this winter in particular may be a great time to sell a home.

Here’s why:

1. Mortgage rates are near record-breaking lows.

2. Home prices are starting to rebound in many markets across the country. The National Association of REALTORS® reported that home prices in December were 11.5 percent higher than a year earlier.

3. Homes ...

10 Ways to Get the Best of Winter When Selling Your Home

January 16, 2016

If your home will be for sale this winter, it is important to master certain seasonal issues that are less significant or even non-existent at other times of the year. Here are 10 bits of sage advice from RE/MAX agents that can help put a “Sold” sticker on that yard sign. Let Those Lights Shine: The best way to combat winter’s short and ...

Pricing Your Home

October 7, 2013

Pricing your home is a serious consideration that requires research and prudent thought. Price too high and your home may languish on the market. Price too low and you may short-change yourself in a recovering real estate market. Speak candidly with your Olivex broker, who has a deep understanding of market conditions and the factors driving ...

When Is The Best Time of Year to Sell a House?

December 21, 2011

Is there such a thing as a best time of year to sell a house? Certainly, seasonal factors come into play when trying to sell a home, but there are other things to consider as well, like the tug and pull of supply and demand, as well as unique local market conditions. No matter when a home goes on the market, one should take a few things under ...

Top reasons to sell home in winter

November 14, 2011

We're getting close to the end of the year, which begs the question of whether it's worthwhile trying to sell your home now. Is it a waste of time? Will it sit on the market and become shopworn? Should I take my house off the market for the holidays? Will the home-sale market be better for sellers in 2012? The first question you need to ask ...

Why It Is So Important That Your Home Is Correctly Priced and Marketed Properly

June 5, 2011

While many agents may promise to sell your home for the money you want, the reality of the real estate market today is that this simply doesn't always happen. The fact of the matter is, the majority of homes sell for a price which falls short of what sellers may have been lead to believe. There are two factors at play here. On the one hand, you ...

Staging the perfect home sale

June 1, 2011

It is time to kick off the new year with a fresh batch of homes for sale. Even though the market is in a slump, we are starting to see a shift with more interest in the market from buyers. Open houses are one of the best ways to get those buyers to write an offer, but how do you ensure your agent is putting on the perfect open house? Thousands ...

Home Sellers Need Inspections, Too

May 24, 2011

A visit from the home inspector can be nerve-wracking for a seller, especially in a market like this -- when the potential buyer isn't afraid to demand that a long list of problems be addressed before the sale is finalized. No matter how much you do to prepare the home, brace yourself. "The first thing for people to realize when selling their ...

Boost your curb appeal over the weekend

April 15, 2011

If you’re selling your home soon, ensure that prospective buyers will want to come inside by sprucing up the exterior before they drive by. Don’t worry, this doesn’t have to be a time-consuming project. Here are some easy improvements you can make to boost your curb appeal – all in just one weekend. Paint or stain your front door. You probably ...

Real estate: Dealing in a buyers' market

April 4, 2011

The single biggest investment for most Canadians is the purchase of a home. So, home owners were understandably worried when the Canadian Real Estate Association recently reported that average Canadian resale house prices fell by 10 per cent year-over-year in October. On the other hand, the end of the boom would appear to be good news for ...
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