Home Selling Blogs – Okotoks

Home selling advice for Okotoks, Alberta residents by Justin Havre & Associates.

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4 Great Kitchen Renovation ProjectsBefore selling their home, a lot of homeowners will look for home improvement projects to complete. When done correctly, projects like these can  be a selling point and even potentially cause an increase in price if the right buyer comes along. Many homeowners tend to focus on the kitchen due to how much potential there is for improvement and how popular kitchen renovations are. Here are some of the different types of kitchen renovations that Rosemont homeowners may want to consider before selling.

New Countertops

Countertops are one of the most popular kitchen renovations due to how visible the countertops are in the room. Buyers love seeing new countertops, and there is a wide variety of different materials a homeowner can choose fro:

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4 Reasons You Need a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your HomeWhen choosing to sell a home, the homeowner has to consider how they are going to do it. There are two options: the first is hiring a real estate agent, and the second is going For Sale By Owner (FSBO). Going FSBO may seem like it’s a better choice because it puts the seller in charge of every aspect of the sale instead of going through someone else, but it’s actually a bad idea. Here is what all sellers need to know about FSBO and why they need to hire a real estate agent.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

No Professional Help

When a Mountainview homeowner opts to sell a home on their own, they’re committing to doing every part of the

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How to Market a Home to Sell for the Best PriceNo matter what market a Downey home seller is facing, there's a reasonable price range for all properties. This can lead to people thinking it's the market that matters as opposed to the marketing. But the truth is it takes a savvy real estate agent to get the price at the top of the range rather than the bottom. To squeeze every last dime from a house, a good real estate agent will take advantage of the following tricks.

Debuting the Home

There are two main strategies when it comes to the first appearance of the home:

  • Discount gem: The point of a discounted home is to get two major bidders interested. Bidders could be anyone from home flippers to young families looking for their starter home. Sellers might be surprised at just how high
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How Does the Foreclosure Process Work in Different Provinces?Homeowners in a foreclosure situation can feel like there's pressure from all sides, and this unfortunate reality can add unnecessary stress to the whole process. It can also result in homeowners being too afraid to make a move to settle their loan. Instead of becoming frustrated though, understanding the process can make it easier to muddle through.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with an attorney, tax, or financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Many Lenders Are Flexible

The process of selling a home for a lender is not a straightforward one. Lenders are in the loan industry, not the real estate industry. Due to this fact, lenders may be more lenient than homeowners realize. But because missing

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Why Hire a Professional Real Estate Photographer?When it comes to selling a Crystal Shores home, few people can capture its essence better than the right real estate photographer. These images are often the first thing a homebuyer sees, so it's important to make the effort and highlight the most beautiful and practical features of the home.

Better Offers

When people make emotional connections with the home via photos, it typically results in better offers and more money. In fact, the average home sold with professional photos will go for more than one with amateur photos (or no photos at all). A real estate photographer knows how important it is to motivate buyers to make the trip to see the place for themselves.

Less Time on the Market

Few sellers want their home to be listed for months

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Drones Sell Homes in CanadaIn a competitive housing market, drone technology may be just the touch that draws the right buyer. When everyone knows what to expect from professional photography, drones can be used to set a listing apart. Drone technology, while still relatively new, has helped luxury homeowners and others sell their properties.

Drone technology may not be for everyone and some may not be able to make the initial investment that can pay back dividends. Explore what a Canadian homeowner may expect from using drones to market their home.

Offer Images Like No Other Marketing Tool

Buyers expect professional photography of a home taken by the photographer positioned at the ground level of a property. Bring the unexpected. Unmanned aerial vehicles or drones are

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Selling a Home with PetsWe all love our furry friends. A little more than a third of Canadian homes have dogs, cats or both. However, people planning to sell their homes need to acknowledge that, while their pets give them companionship and comfort, they can be a hindrance when it comes time to sell a home. Sellers should take care of the following before listing to increase their chances of a quick sale at the price they want:

Take Action Early

Don't wait for buyers to reject the home. This could lead to missing the enthusiasm and excitement newly listed homes generate. Any potential problems, such as scents, carpet damage and scratched floors, should be taken care of before the house is ever listed. It can also be a good idea for a pet owner to get the opinion of

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Selling Well in a Buyer's MarketSelling a home is tricky, even when there are dozens of buyers ready to make the purchase. When the buyers are few and far-between, sellers really have to find a way to set their properties apart from the rest. Giving the home its best look is one way to help. Paving the way for a smooth sale is another. When sellers put these two together, they will have a better chance of getting a higher price while selling their homes in less time.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Set a Fair Price

When sellers think about the amount they want for their homes, they can be tempted to set a price that is not necessarily fair for the property or the

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5 Tips for the Vacation Home Selling ProcessOwners of secondary homes may enjoy many pleasant months vacationing in a home away from home, profiting from rental money in popular tourist locations, or otherwise enjoying the benefits of their investment property. But when the time comes to sell a home—whether it's for financial, personal, or time-related reasons—owners of secondary homes may realize that selling their vacation properties has a set of challenges not involved in the sale of a primary residence.

Selling a vacation home has a lot in common with regular home sales, but there are a few differences. This guide shows sellers what they should keep in mind during the selling process.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before proceeding with

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Selling a Home? Prepare These DocumentsHome sellers need to gather important documents before listing a home for sale. Doing so can make it easier to sell a home and reduce the possibility of unnecessary hassles when a buyer wants to go into contract on a home. There may be differences depending on the province or area in Canada in which one resides, however the following documents are some that every homeowner would need to sell their home.

Learn more about required documents for selling a home in Canada today.

Start Collecting Home Selling Paperwork Early

There may be some differences for those who are not selling a single-family residence or who are choosing to sell a home without an agent. Partnering with a reputable local agent often is of great benefit for those thinking

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