Helping you is what we do...
It’s not uncommon for people to think of a real estate agent as someone who only helps buy or sell properties. And, of course, that’s a big part of what I do for my clients.
But you may not realize that I do a lot more.
For example, if you have questions about the local market, you can contact me. I’m happy to answer your questions and, if needed, provide you with more in-depth information and advice.
I’m also well-connected in the local real estate community. So, if you’re looking for a recommendation — for a contractor, painter, electrician, etc. — I can probably give you a name or two.
I’m also available to help you maximize what is, for most of my clients, their number one investment – their home. For example, I can tell you the approximate current market value of your property. That’s great information to have for many reasons.
So, please think of me as your real estate resource. I’m here to help however I can.
|If you own a stock, you can probably go online and quickly look up its current value.|
What about your home? That, too, is an important investment and probably your most valuable one. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could “look up” its current value in just a few minutes?
|Well, despite all the real estate data available on the internet these days, there is no site that will calculate your home’s true market value – at least not accurately. So, if you were to put your home up for sale tomorrow, how would you determine what it would likely sell for? |
Your home’s probable selling price is influenced by the following factors:
All these factors, especially recent solds in the area, need to be considered in order to come up with the price range within which your property will likely sell.
Why is this information important? If you plan on listing soon, the benefits of knowing the probable selling price is obvious. But even if your plans to move are far down the road, it’s still a good idea to know what your home is worth – today. That information enables you to plan ahead and make better decisions. It’s something worth thinking about.
Buying a home is different than purchasing most other “products” in one important respect: agreeing to the price tag doesn’t guarantee you’ll get the property! There may be competing offers.
|Fortunately, there is plenty that can be done to increase your chances of getting the home you want. |
The most effective strategy is to be proactive. Get alerted to and go to see properties that match your criteria the moment they come on the market. That way, you’ll get a jump on competing buyers. When you find a home you want, go in at the right price. You don’t want to pay too much, but your offer does need to signal to the seller that you’re serious.
Effective offer presentation and negotiation also play vital roles. Having your offer presented with expertise and skill will maximize your chances of getting the deal.
Yes, competing offers can make you anxious. But, if you have the right expert working on your behalf, you can breathe a little easier.
When you decide it’s time to install or replace a deck surface, you may find there are more choices than you had expected. There are many new materials and installation options that have come to the market over just the past few years.
|For example, in addition to traditional wood decking, there are contemporary synthetic and composite materials that possess properties that are remarkably similar to natural wood species – in terms of texture, appearance, density and workability. However, these materials offer superior durability in tough weather conditions and a wider range of colours than natural surfaces.|
In addition, manufactured decking surfaces provide barefoot comfort without worry of splinters, as well as water-shedding properties that help improve traction after a rainstorm.
Synthetic materials are also very popular when it comes to railings and steps thanks to innovative installation systems that are easy enough for most industrious homeowners to tackle. Many offer pre-cut and/or interlocking pieces. As well, certain aluminium installations are enjoying renewed popularity thanks to new options that are clad in vinyl for extended protection and reduced maintenance.
If you want to discuss your real estate needs, please call me to chat.
iPro Realty Ltd., Brokerage
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