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Even homeowners who have moved a few times can be intimidated by the real estate market in general, and the buying and selling process in particular.

 

First of all, making a decision to sell your home can be difficult. There are so many questions, such as:

  • Is "now" a good time to list?
  • How much can you expect to get for your property?
  • How long will it take to sell – and what if it doesn't?

 Then there's the buying and selling process:

  • How do you prepare your home for sale?
  • How do you find homes that meet your criteria and are within your price range?
  • How do you prepare your home for viewings?

Yes, there's a lot to think about. That's why finding a good REALTOR® who is an expert on the local market is so important.

 

A good REALTOR® will help you understand the market, the current market value of your home, and what you can expect should you decide to list.

 

A good REALTOR® will also walk you step-by-step through the home selling and buying process, and work hard to make sure everything goes smoothly.

 

So if you're considering buying or selling a home, take the time to find a good REALTOR®. It makes all the difference.

 

Looking for a good REALTOR®? Call today.

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If you're like most people, you go to see a doctor when you're not feeling well or have a health concern. However, you may also visit your doctor for a check-up, or to ask questions about healthy living.

 

In fact, consulting your doctor for anything health-related is a smart idea.

 

The same holds true when it comes to real estate.

 

Many people only call a REALTOR® when they're planning on selling their property or buying a new home, or both. While that's an important reason to speak to a REALTOR®, it's not the only reason.

 

Indeed, there are many good reasons for you to give a good REALTOR® a call. For example:

  • If you have a question about the state of the local real estate market. (Remember that it may be very different from what you hear on the news about the national market.)
  • If you want to get a sense of what homes are currently selling for in the area.
  • If you want to determine the current market value of your property.
  • If you want to find out how much homes cost in neighbourhoods you'd like to consider.
  • If you're thinking about the possibility of making a move, but you’re not sure if it’s the right time. 

In other words, don't be afraid to contact a good REALTOR® when you have a question or need some advice about the real estate market. 

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Many people only see a doctor when they're sick or have some other health concern. On the other hand, some people visit a doctor regularly for check-ups, to ask questions and get advice, and to maintain good health.

 

Which do you think is the better approach? Obviously, the second one!

 

The same thing is true when it comes to real estate. Even if you have no current plans to buy or sell a home, there are many reasons to talk to a REALTOR® regularly in order to maintain your good "real estate" health. For example, you can:

 

  • Get an assessment of the current market value of your home, so you can make an informed decision about whether to stay or move. 
  • Ask about the state of the local real estate market (which may be vastly different than what you hear on the national news.) 
  • Find out what homes are currently selling for in the area. 
  • Learn what's currently available on the market, especially in neighbourhoods you would like to live in and that are within your budget. 
  • Ask for a contractor recommendation. 

In fact, it's a good idea to have a chat with your REALTOR® once or twice a year, even if it's just to say hello.

 

You want to build a relationship with a good REALTOR® who understands (and cares about) you and your needs. That way, when it does come time for you to make a move, you're dealing with a REALTOR® you already know and trust.

 

Don't have a good REALTOR®? Call today!

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