For Home Sellers

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In a crowded market like ours here in Edmonton, setting yourself apart from sometimes hundreds of other competing home or condo sellers may be your ticket to success.

We have a home stager on our team Jill Turgeon and she often has a pretty hard job convincing home sellers to pay for her services.

Why?

Many home sellers in our Edmonton market have spent years getting their place “just so” and they cannot see why a buyer would not want to purchase it just as it is. And secondly it might be because it requires a cash investment that some less motivated sellers wish to avoid.

Which outcome is worse?

Investing money to sell the house for full market value with low stress, or

Not selling at all?

Most serious home sellers would agree

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Don’t fall into the trap of complacency. At this time of the year, hundreds of home sellers witness outstanding success and sell for full market value.

Based on last year’s market statistics (this year is very similar) almost 1600 homes will sell across metro Edmonton between November 1st and December 31st 2019. Average days on market will be around 69 days. For an overview of the market across the year, please click on this link to see the detail: Edmonton Market Report

Here’s why you could do well:

  1. Reduced competition. Many sellers just give up until Spring. Buyers who are looking now are motivated. They might pay you a premium price, if they can move in quickly.
  2. Home values often go up. Based on last year’s statistics house selling
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4 Smart Ways to Sell Your Home during Halloween

In our market, i.e. metro Edmonton Alberta, many people just love Halloween. Perhaps it’s a family tradition? You put up those inflatable spiders, ghouls or Frankenstein like monsters on your front lawn. You festoon your windows with “Witch” shaped stickers and some of your tricks make a loud noise.

It’s fun, isn’t it?

What if we told you that these most of these things could hurt your chances of selling your home?

Our advice?

  1. Avoid obstructing the view of the home, making it scary or associating it with death, (picture those tombstones that some folks install). These things just give the wrong impression.

  2. Avoid placing stickers on windows that block out light. We suggest you avoid these completely.

So, if your

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Do you want to sell your home? Are you afraid that you have waited too long? Don’t despair. For many home sellers this is the perfect time to sell and get top dollar. Let’s discuss why.

 

Here are 5 reasons why you should sell now:

1. The market is strong

Based on last year’s numbers, almost 2300 homes and condos will sell before December 31st, 2019, (excluding other areas like Sherwood Park and St Albert). This represents around 20% of ALL homes and condos sold during the entire year.

2. Less competition

October is when many home sellers leave the market. The change in leaf colour, the first frost, the first snow fall. These are stimuli that make many sellers give up until Spring. If you have your home for sale now, you will have

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In August, Edmonton homes sales prices increased to a level ABOVE last year.

Average sales prices in August 2019 was $372,761 compared to $371,381 in 2018 and $375,099 in 2017.

Is this the start of a longer-term trend? Its possible. Excess inventory that plagued our market for some time has disappeared.

September is an excellent month to put a home on the market. Read this blog post for more encouraging information: 5 Reasons You Should Sell Your Home in September

About the author:

You can read more about the author of this blog by clicking this link – Stuart Neal Broker Owner & REALTOR®.

Want more information about our lower cost FLAT FEE home selling programs? Please feel free to call our broker owner Stuart Neal at: 780-760-2014

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1.  Your REALTOR®is going to do the same amount of work

Assuming you pick a REALTOR® that uses a rigorous process to market and sell your home, they are going to spend about the same amount of time and money to promote your home compared to other clients. If your home is selling for a higher value than most homes in your market, why should you pay a percentage and therefore MORE than other home sellers?

2.  It’s a conflict of interest

In most cases a traditional percentage-based REALTOR® will offer half of their commission to buyers REALTORS®. This is a clear conflict of interest. The buyers REALTOR® works for the buyer. If the buyer’s agent demands to be paid a percentage you would be wise to question the ethics of the situation. What this

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We had a client leave us this week. I’m always disappointed when this happens. Let’s call them Mr. and Mrs. B. They are such lovely people and we really enjoyed working with them. Unfortunately, Mr. B had reached a place in his mind where he could no longer receive coaching or analyze the evidence of market conditions that we shared with him. He’s acting from the heart not the mind.

The issue starts with his historical connection to the home. When the family came over to Canada from the ‘old country’ his father built the home. Over the years he had converted it into several basic but perfectly serviceable rental units. The home has been in the family since the 1950’s and he loves it with all of his heart. To him its worth $500,000.

The market

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Ask most home buyers who pays the real estate commission after a sale has concluded and they will likely answer that the seller pays. Hence, they believe that the buyer brokerage service they receive is free of charge.

Ask most home sellers who pays the commission and they will say that they do. After all when they sign a mandate to list their home for sale with a REALTOR® the commission is written right into the agreement. This I would argue is a proposed charge on the transaction and that’s it.

I would like to offer an alternative view.

Most residential real estate transactions involves 4 parties.

A seller plus their REALTOR®.

A buyer plus their REALTOR®

But who brings what, to the metaphorical deal table?

The sellers bring a

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If you have had your home for sale during the summer months and not sold, it’s tempting to think about giving up. We would encourage you to stay the course. Giving up now is quite likely the wrong thing to do.

Here are 5 reasons why you should stay in the market:

1.  There is so much more life left in the market

Based on last year’s numbers, almost 4,000 homes and condos will sell before the end of the year (not including outlying areas like Sherwood Park and St Albert). This represents around 35% of ALL homes and condos sold during the year.

2.  Less competition

September is when many home sellers leave the market. Mistakenly, they assume it’s the thing to do. If you stay in the market, you will have far less competition than you

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Selling your home soon? Given the large number of homes that fail to sell each year it’s crucial that you choose a REALTOR®carefully. Here are some questions that you may find helpful in order to make the right choice:

1.  What would your existing clients have to say about you and your team?

We suggest you do your due diligence and not take any REALTOR®at face value. Demand to see references and testimonials. We have our record on-line. You can read about us at these online locations:

Ambergate Realty Advisors Client Testimonials & Case Study Blog

Ambergate Realty Advisors Google® Reviews

Ambergate Realty Advisors Facebook® Reviews

2.   Are your commissions fair?

Technology has changed the playing field. These days the best

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