Selling a Home in a Crowded Market

When you’re about to sell your home, it may be disheartening to see so many other properties for sale in your neighbourhood. You may be thinking, “That’s a lot of competition! Will our property get noticed?” Fortunately, there are many proven strategies for standing out in a sea of For Sale signs.  First of all, keep in mind that many home purchasers come from the REALTOR’S personal network of buyers who want to move into your area. So, choosing the right REALTOR® is crucial.

Second, remember that when there are other properties for sale on your street, curb appeal becomes even more important. There are many simple things you can do to make your property look great to those driving around looking at homes. Make sure your property looks as picture perfect as possible.
In a competitive market, it’s also more important than ever to highlight features of your home that are unique and enticing. If, for example, you have a large backyard deck and brand new hardwood flooring, make sure these are mentioned prominently on the feature sheet.

Finally, be as flexible as you can be when scheduling viewings and open houses. Don’t forget that other listed properties in your neighbourhood draw in buyers, who may notice your home. It’s not uncommon for a buyer to view a property and then scout the neighbourhood. So, you want buyers to be able to see your home on short notice and at a convenient time for them. If there are several other nearby properties for sale, it means things are hot from a real estate point of view. You want to roll out the red carpet to buyers.

Looking for help selling your home quickly and for the best price? Call me today at 416-825-9730 for a free market evaluation! Visit my website at: http://www.bestgtaagent.com.

When it Comes to Offers, it’s Not Always about Price

When considering which of two or more competing offers to accept for your home, there is no doubt price plays a huge role. After all, if Offer #1 is $10,000 higher than Offer #2, that’s an enticing difference that puts thousands of extra dollars in your pocket.

However, price isn’t the only thing you should think about when comparing multiple offers. There are other factors you need to consider as well.

For example, what conditions are in the offer? If Offer #1 is conditional upon the buyer selling his current property for a specific amount, then what if that doesn’t happen? You could end up with an offer that dies and be forced to list your home all over again. In that circumstance, accepting the lower offer may be your best move.

There’s also financing to consider. Most buyers will attach a certificate from their mortgage lender to show that they can afford the home and will likely secure financing with little difficulty. If you get an offer where the ability of the buyer to get financing is in doubt, that’s a red flag.

The closing date is another important factor. Offer #1 might propose a closing date that’s perfect for you, while Offer #2 is four weeks later. If you’ve already purchased another home, you might require a month of bridge financing if you accept Offer #2. There’s nothing wrong with that per se, but the costs and additional hassle are factors you should consider.

As you can see, assessing competing offers isn’t as easy as it looks. Fortunately, as your REALTOR®, I will guide you toward making the right decision. For questions or advice, I can be reached at 416-825-9730.

TOWNHOUSE For Sale in Meadowvale, Mississauga

Townhouse For Sale in Meadowvale

•3-Bedroom, 3-Washroom Townhouse – FOR SALE  $515,000 CAD

Fully Renovated, 3 Bedroom Townhouse, Rare Opportunity To Own This House With New Family Sized Kitchen Cabinets With Stainless Steel Appliances, New Ac Furnace And Duct, Tiles & Laminate, Paint All Over. This Home Offers Large Principal Rooms, Closet Doors, Renovated Washrooms, New Light Fittings. Pot Lights, Very Close To School, Public Transit, Go Bus & Train, Highways, Shows Excellent Decor With New Paint, A Must See.

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TOWNHOUSE For Sale in Port Credit, Mississauga

Townhouse For Sale in Port Credit

• 3 bath, 3 bedroom townhouse – FOR SALE  $504,000 CAD

Home Extensively Renovated. End Unit. Rare 2 Piece Bathroom On Main Floor. New Hardwood Floors Throughout Including Stairs, New Crown Mouldings, Vaulted Ceiling In Master Bedroom, 2 New Bathrooms, Updated Windows, New Ceramic Tiles On Main Floor & Much More. Great Location In Complex (No Homes Behind). Great Potential For In-Law Suite In Basement. In The Heart Of Trendy Port Credit. Short Walk To Restaurants, Parks & Lake.

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TOWNHOUSE For Sale in Mississauga Valley, Mississauga

 

Townhouse For Sale in Mississauga Valley

• 3 bath, 5 +1 bedroom townhouse – FOR SALE  $499,900 CAD

Very Rare The Only 5Bdr T/House On The Mkt In Mississauga! Your Next Option for A 5Bdr Home In Mississauga Is Over $1Million Take Ur Pick! Fully Gutted 2 The Studs, Redone With Only The Highest Quality Materials! Double Door Entry, 3 Car Parking, 2X2Ceramics, Oak Stairs, High Quality Laminates, Quarts Countertops, High Ceilings 9Ft Bdr &13 Ft Living Rm, Pot Lights, Glass Showers, Self Closing Cabinets, New Electrical Light Fixtures, Energy Eff Base Heaters/A/C, Under Cabinet Lighting In Kitchen, 5 Mins. To Square One, Schools & Transit At Door.

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TOWNHOUSE For Sale in Port Credit, Mississauga

Townhouse For Sale in Port Credit

• 2 bath, 3 bedroom townhouse – FOR SALE  $499,000 CAD

Convenient 3 Bdrm Townhome W/ Newly Installed Hardwood! Easy Access To Qew, Transit And Clarkson Go! Open Concept Living W/ W/Out To Private & Fenced Backyard! Steps To Lakefront Parks, Marina, Gardens And Walking Trails! Home Features Direct Access From Bsmnt To 2 Underground Parking Spaces (Side-By-Side)!! Great Schools, Shopping, Library And Trendy Restaurants Nearby! Well Maintained Complex For Easy Living ~ Move-In Ready For Holiday’s!! Why Wait!

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TOWNHOUSE For Sale in Dundas/Mavis, Mississauga

Townhouse For Sale in Dundas

• 2 bath, 3 bedroom townhouse – FOR SALE  $439000 CAD 

Delightful 3 Bedroom Family Town Home In Quiet And Private Complex Ready To Just Move In. 5 Minute Walk To Huron Park Recreation Centre. Near Erindale Go, U Of T Mississauga, And Several Schools. Freshly Painted. Bright And Sunny. Hardwood Floors. Walk-Out To Large Private Patio And Garden Area. New Balcony Rebuilt Off Of Kitchen With Engineering Drawing. Short Walk To Grocery Stores And Other Amenities.

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TOWNHOUSE For Sale in Britannia/Creditview, Mississauga

Townhouse For Sale in Britannia

• 2 bath, 3 bedroom townhouse – FOR SALE   $405,900 CAD

Excellent Location, Great Complex With Mature Tree, Condo Fee Includes Water And Cable, Visitor Parking Available, Close To All Amenities, Great Neighbourhood , Lots Of Upgrades, Swimming Pool And Party Hall In The Complex, Water An Cable Included In The Maintenance.

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Finding an Honest Home Improvement Contractor

You can’t call yourself a dentist unless you have specific hard-earned credentials. Just about anyone, however, can hang a shingle and call himself a home improvement contractor. That’s why choosing a reputable one is so difficult. Here are some tips:

• Find out if he or she is truly in business full-time. A part-time or occasional contractor may not have the experience necessary to do a great job.

• Ask about licenses and other credentials. Some contractors have accreditations from professional and trade associations.

• Review his or her project portfolio. A reputable contractor will have photos and other evidence of work completed for similar clients.

• Check online for reviews. If there are more than five poor reviews within the past three years — that’s a red flag.

• Ask for references. Then, call at least one. Finally, the best contractors are those that get recommended by people you trust.

Looking for a contractor recommendation? Call today.

TOWNHOUSE For Sale in Southdown/Lakeshore, Mississauga

Townhouse For Sale in Southdown

• 2 bath, 3 bedroom townhouse – FOR SALE   $289,999 CAD

Spacious 3 Bedrooms Town House Located In Very Desirable Area, Steps To Go Station, Freshly Painted, Renovated Washroom And Kitchen, Hardwood Floors Upstairs And Stairwell, Near Schools, Shopping , Medical Offices And Highways, Don’t Miss Out, This Will Not Last.

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