Found 10 blog entries tagged as potential buyers.

Selling a home can be a daunting task, but one way to increase the chances of success is to stage the home. Staging is the process of making a home look its best by arranging furniture, adding decor, and generally making the home more attractive to potential buyers. Here are some tips for staging your home to sell:

Declutter: The first step in staging your home is to declutter. Remove any personal items, such as family photos or knick-knacks, and pack them away.  Donate or sell items you don't use. This will make the space look cleaner and less cluttered, which will help potential buyers envision themselves living in the home.

Clean: A clean home is more attractive to potential buyers. Take the time to deep clean your home, including the…

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Spring is here, and for many homeowners, it’s the perfect time to sell their homes. The warmer weather and longer days make it easier for potential buyers to envision themselves living in your home, and the blooming flowers and greenery add curb appeal to your property. Buyers are more likely to be out looking for their next home. Additionally, the spring market is typically more active than the winter market, which means that there are more buyers looking to purchase a home. If you’re thinking about selling your home this spring, here are some tips to help you get the most out of your sale.

Declutter and stage your home

Spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity to declutter and stage your home. Get rid of anything you no longer need, and…

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In a buyer’s market, getting your property to stand out form the rest will take some creative know-how. A seller’s market occurs when real estate listings outnumber the number of potential purchasers. This means sellers will have to work a little harder to attract offers to their home. Here’s how you can help tip the scales in your favour, and hopefully get that sale contract signed!

Low Down

When the amount of real-estate inventory matches the number of buyers shopping the market, people tend to be pickier about the price they’re willing to pay. Really hone in on the listing price you’re comfortable with — if you want to sell quickly, consider listing it on the lower side.

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How Much Does It Cost to Stage a Home

If you are in the process of putting up your house for sale, you may have thought about staging it to attract potential buyers. Staging a home involves creating spaces that are furnished just enough that potential buyers can envision themselves (and their stuff!) living there. Home staging can reduce the time a listing spends on the market, increase the number of potential buyers, and yield higher offers. So, how much does it cost to stage a home? Here’s an estimated breakdown.

How Much Does it Cost to Stage a Home?

Initial Walk-Through Consultation: $150-$600 – In the initial consultation, a professional home stager will walk through your house with you and offer ideas on how to use your existing interior décor to stage…

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While a strong offer to purchase can help you get the home of your dreams, in today’s real estate market there’s more to buying a home beyond meeting or exceeding the asking price. Want to stand out among a sea of potential buyers? Consider including a personal letter so sellers can get to know you, suggests Pete Shpak, an associate broker and REALTOR® with Oakwyn Realty’s Lee and Pete Real Estate Team in Vancouver, British Columbia.

“When we’re doing the perfect offer package to present to a seller, it’s going to have a bank draft attached to it and a personal letter—we’re using this personal letter almost every time we’re in a competitive situation now,” says Shpak.

What to include in a personal letter to sellers

Shpak recommends…

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REALTORS® have been conducting open houses for decades. They’re an opportunity for real estate professionals to grow their business, network with other agents, and meet with potential buyers. But over the years, open house culture has shifted. 

Open houses used to be simple—a real estate professional would promote the event, have visitors sign-in, offer brochures and marketing materials, and chat and mingle with potential buyers, agents, and visitors. Now, REALTORS® have adapted to the changing expectations of clients and created open houses that are more of a social event, providing benefits to everyone in attendance. 

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The benefits of open houses

In a competitive market, an open house is an opportunity…

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Adding a swimming pool to your home

The pandemic prompted a renewed focus on relaxation and recreation at home, making luxuries such as a large backyard, nice deck and a swimming pool highly sought-after on the real estate market. These outdoor features turn your home into a summer oasis during the warmer months. While there’s nothing wrong with wanting to make additions to your home, it is essential to consider the pros and cons of adding an expensive luxury item, like a pool. Below, we will go over the ups and downs of adding a swimming pool to your home and how it may affect the property’s resale value.

Key Factors to Consider When Adding a Swimming Pool to Your Home

Adding a swimming pool to your home indeed has its benefits. However, these benefits are…

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Winter may not feel like it’s ever going to end, but the incrementally longer and warmer days mean spring is indeed on its way. Make sure your home is ready for the busy housing market ahead with these seven spring repairs.

Roof Repairs

Ice dams and falling snow sheets can cause damage to a roof over a long, cold winter; gutters warp, soffits crack, and roof tiles shift. These can spell disaster once the snow begins to melt, especially if there is water backing up inside the house.

The goal is to do everything you can to help your home pass its professional inspection. So, shelling out now to make sure the roof is doing its job should be on your list of spring repairs.

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Are You Ready?

You’ve come to the right place! Now that you have decided to buy, RE/MAX Infinity can help guide you through the entire process and a REALTOR® can help take care of the rest.

Responsibilities can come at a cost – from financial commitment to necessary care and maintenance. You need to make sure that both fit your current lifestyle.

Check your financial standing

One of the biggest and most important purchases of your lifetime is buying a home. With the help of a real estate agent, you can avoid getting in over your head. It’s important to have some savings, and manage any debt before making a home purchase. In just a few steps you can determine how much you can afford, and with the help of our Mortgage Calculator you can…

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