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Are you in need of a change?  Have you recently switched careers to the opposite end of the city?  Perhaps your family is expecting to grow!  Whatever your reason, you may be finding yourself thinking of selling your home.

People often ask, “When is the best time to sell?”  The truth is – there is never a wrong time to sell. Ultimately, the best time to sell is when it suits you.  The market is always fluctuating so it’s a good idea to take action when your lifestyle requires you too.  You don’t want to get caught with your proverbial pants down!  Always allow enough time to prepare for your next venture.  In order to make sure all your bases are covered, we’ve compiled a handy list of topics to consider when thinking of selling your home.

How much is my home worth? – Contact a Realtor® (us of course!), to do a market evaluation on your property. They will assess the condition of the home and take into consideration your current competition and recent sales of other houses in the neighbourhood in order to determine the market value of your home. This figure will allow you to evaluate how much equity you have in the home and if it is actually beneficial to be selling at this time.

Declutter and Create Curb Appeal – The first impression of your home comes from the street, when the potential buyer drives up.  Do you believe in love at first sight? Ideally that’s what you’re aiming to create through your Curb Appeal.  Trim the hedges, mow the lawn, plant some flowers and throw on a fresh coat of paint.  Do what you can to make the outside of the home and your yard look appealing.  You want to grab the buyer’s attention from the minute they show up.

It is also very important to declutter the inside of your home.  You want to make sure the place is clean, without random belongings everywhere.  The idea is to create an atmosphere where the prospective buyer will be able to imagine themselves living there. It should feel inviting and welcoming to your buyers, take a look around – what’s your first impression?

Hire a Realtor® - There are a lot of specifics you may not be aware of when it comes to Real Estate.  Topics such as: how to market your property, pricing strategies, or writing up and closing deals once you have a potential offer. This is one of the biggest financial transactions in your life and you should count on the help of a professional to ensure everything goes smoothly.  You’re gaining experience, knowledge and wisdom of the market, which is invaluable when it comes to buying or selling.  A Realtor® you can trust will make all the difference … and at Peakman Group we have a team of Professionals ready to assist you!

Check out the Peakman Group Perspective Video on Thinking of Selling http://youtu.be/7KHC2_l2wso - You can also find more tips and advice on buying or selling on our website – www.peakmangroup.ca

Remember we are here to help you every step of the way during this move. Contact any of us today and we will gladly discuss any questions you may have.Live…where you love. That's our specialty!

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