10 Reasons to List Your Home This Month

Is selling your property the furthest thing from your mind? Well, here are some reasons for listing your property that you might not have considered.

1. Your property may be worth more than you think. (It’s difficult to determine market value on your own. I can calculate it for you. Give me a call.)

2. You might qualify for a better home than you anticipate.

3. Perhaps you are tired of your current property and want a change.

4. There may be homes on the market in a neighbourhood in which you’ve always wanted to live.

5. Your current property may no longer meet your needs.

6. Your neighbourhood may have changed in ways you don’t like.

7. You might be ready to downsize or upsize and you no longer want to put that off.

8. You may want to sell in the fall, so you can have a fresh start in a new home in the new year.

9. Depending on the type of home you’re considering, you could end up with lower mortgage payments or no mortgage at all.

10.You might want to move to a home that’s more conveniently located near work, family and hobbies.

Of course, you may have your own reasons for listing this month. Why not discuss them with a real estate expert? Me. I can answer your questions and explain the options available to you.

3 Reasons to Talk to a Realtor Today

You might naturally assume that it is most important to talk to a Realtor when you’re selling or buying a home. But there are many other circumstances in which it makes sense to give me a call. Here are a few examples.

1. When you’re at the “thinking about it” stage If you’re just thinking about selling your home, and haven’t made a firm decision yet, you might feel uncomfortable calling a Realtor. Don’t be. In fact, I welcome your call. We can discuss what your current property will likely sell for on today’s market, and determine the type of home you qualify to buy. That way, you’ll have some clarity and be able to make a more informed decision.

2. If you’re nervous about the selling process If you haven’t sold a home before, you might be concerned about what’s involved in the process. You might even worry that putting your home on the market is going to be a lot of work and create a lot of turbulence for you and your family.

Fortunately, selling your home doesn’t need to be scary. In fact, a big part of my job as a Realtor is to make the process as smooth and trouble-free as possible.

So if you have concerns about selling your home, you should give me a call.

3. If you have questions You likely have questions about the local real estate scene from time to time. You might have questions like: “How much did that home around the corner sell for?”; “Is now a good time to make a move, or should I wait until the market changes?”; and, “How much is my current home worth?”

When you have questions like those, you don’t need to dig for answers on your own. You can give me a call. As an expert in the local market, I can give you the answers you need.

NEW PRICE ON FAMILY HOME WITH MAIN LEVEL IN-LAW SUITE OR OFFICE in Central, Dieppe.

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•  2916 sqft , 4 bath , 4 bdrm 2 story – FOR SALE  254900 CAD .
MLS® M109424

GREAT DEAL ON FAMILY HOME WITH MAIN LEVEL IN-LAW SUITE OR OFFICE IN GREAT NEIGHBOURHOOD IN CENTRAL DIEPPE! This beautiful home sits on a quiet street in central Dieppe close to all amenities. The home features a nice veranda and beautiful landscaped lot. The main floor offers an open concept kitchen with beautiful large island, lots of storage and in-floor heating. The dining area is large to accommodate any size table and open to living room. There is also a den/office on the main floor as well as a half bath. The 2nd floor offers a large master with walk-in-closet and 3pc ensuite, 2 other bedrooms and a main 4pc bathroom. The basement has a family room, laundry area and large unfinished area for all your storage needs. The in-law suite can be accessed from the basement. The in-law suite is approximately 800 sq. ft. above grade and features an eat-in kitchen, living room, master bedroom and 4pc bathroom. The basement also has a gym/family room and lots of storage dedicated to the in-law suite side. There is also attached single garage and large baby barn in the backyard. Heating: baseboard electric $336/mth. 2 laundry hook-ups for this home and 2 hot water tanks. Call today for your private tour!

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Turnkey business opportunity short distance from highway in Sackville.

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•  1880 sqft commercial “General Store / Variety” – FOR SALE  269900 CAD .
MLS® M110601 

TURNKEY BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY SHORT DISTANCE FROM HIGHWAY! Lots of potential for a motivated entrepreneur to take on this well-established business and add more to it! This property also has an established Canada Post authorized outlet within the convenience store which offers steady rental income stream. It is also an authorized lottery dealer and Convenience store with ATM. The building, business, equipment and inventory are all included in the price. Lots of parking available. Financials available upon request to serious and qualified Buyers only. Call today for more details.

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Triplex For Sale in Downtown, Moncton

 

 

 

 

 

ATTENTION INVESTORS! TRIPLEX AVAILABLE

•  2902 sqft , 3 bath , 7 bdrm triplex – FOR SALE  $99,900. MLS® M104078 

ATTENTION INVESTORS!! TRIPLEX AVAILABLE DOWNTOWN! This property has 3 apartments (2x 2 bedroom apartments; 1x 3 bedroom apartment). Great size living accommodation for all 3 apartments, separate room for laundry facilities. Heating is natural gas. Flooring: hardwood and vinyl. Most kitchens have been updated, 3 bedroom apartment has granite. Large eat-in kitchens and living rooms. Call today for your private tour! Allow 48 business hours for all offers and/or counter offers. The property is being sold as is where is and the property may not be compliant with zoning and Purchaser may need to rectify this following the purchase of the property.

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Getting Friends to Spread the Word about Your Listing

When you list your home for sale, you want as many buyers as possible to find out about it. So consider how many friends, neighbours and work colleagues you have. Then think about how many people they know.

The number is likely in the hundreds. One of those people could be looking for a property just like yours.

That’s why getting your friends to spread the word about your listing is so effective. How do you do that?

One strategy is to have a moving party. This gives you an opportunity to ask your friends, as a group, to tell others about your listing.

You can also encourage your friends to bring a guest who is currently in the market for a new home.

Another good idea is to put a profile of your listing on Facebook. This is the fastest and most convenient way for your Facebook friends to point others to your listing.

Do you have friends who work at larger organizations like banks and factories? They probably have access to an employee lunch room with a bulletin board. You can spread the word by asking them to put up an information sheet on your listing.

Try one or more of these ideas. Combined with my marketing plan for you, they can help get more qualified buyers to your doorstep.

Want more tips on promoting your listing? Call today.

Important Things to “Fix Up” before Selling

When you’re preparing your home for sale, it’s not unusual to need to fix up a few things around the property. After all, you want your home to look its best to buyers, so that you get good offers, quickly.

What do you need to fix? Here are three categories that will help you create and prioritize your list.

1. Anything that squeaks or creaks. Is there something in your home that makes a noise it shouldn’t be making? Perhaps it’s a rattling closet door or a creaking floor board? You may be so used to it you no longer notice the sound. But buyers will. Be sure to get those items fixed.

2. Anything that’s unsightly. You don’t have to make your home look perfect. However, things that are unsightly will likely get buyers’ attention. You want them to focus on the terrific features of your property, not the scuff on the wall.

Take a walk through your property, including the yard. Pretend you’re the buyer. Do you notice anything that doesn’t look good? If so, tidy it up, fix it up or replace it.

3. Anything that’s broken. If there’s anything that needs repair — an outside tap that’s not working, or a sliding door that regularly careens off its runner — call the contractor or fix it yourself.

Getting these items fixed will go a long way toward making your home appealing to buyers.

Want more tips on preparing your home for sale? Call today.

Will an Open House Help Sell your Home?

Will an Open House Help Sell your Home? You’ve probably seen signs around the area for Open Houses. You may have even attended a few. These are open invitations for potential buyers to drop by on a certain day and time, to check out the property and get more information.

When you’re listing your home for sale, you might wonder whether you’ll need to have an Open House.

To answer that question, you’ll need to consider the pros and cons. Planning and hosting an open house isn’t as easy as it may seem. There’s a lot of preparation involved. In addition, you’ll likely spend hours making your property look its best and you’ll need to be away from your home for a good part of that day.

That being said, an Open House has many advantages.

• It helps showcase features of your property that may not come across well in advertisements and listing descriptions.

• It attracts potential buyers who, for any number of reasons, might not otherwise call to view the home.

• It generates a buzz and publicity about your listing.

However, an Open House might not be necessary if there is high demand for properties like yours.

What Does a Property Surveyor Do?

Property Surveyors, sometimes referred to as land Surveyors, play a vital role in the real estate world. They are the professionals who determine or confirm the exact boundaries of a property.

Will you need to deal with a Property Surveyor when selling your home?

You might.

Sometimes the mortgage lender will ask for a land survey, especially if your property is older and hasn’t changed hands in many years. You might also be asked for one by the buyer if there is any confusion about the size and boundaries of your property – or if significant changes have been made to it in recent years.

This is nothing to be concerned about.

A qualified Property Surveyor will do the appropriate inspection and measurements on your property and issue you the survey. (It looks a little like a blueprint.)

Property Surveyors are highly trained and licensed. In the United States, the profession is represented by the National Society of Professional Surveyors, with each state having its own governing body. In Canada, Professional Surveyors Canada (PSC) represents the profession nationally, and most provinces have their own professional associations.

Before getting a new land survey, make sure you don’t already have one. Hopefully, you’ve stored the paperwork that relates to the purchase of your home. Look through it. A valid land survey might be right there.

If you have questions about land surveys, call today.

Price dropped on 231 Weldon Street in Victoria Park.

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CHARM, CHARACTER AND SOPHISTICATION

– Announcing a price drop on 231 Weldon Street, a 1,960 sq. ft., 2 bath, 4 bdrm 2 story. Now $200,000 CAD.
MLS® #M107137

Please note there is also an OPEN HOUSE scheduled for Sunday, November 13th between 2-4pm.

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