Spring Fever In Our Edmonton Real Estate

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It’s that time of year… Property listings have spiked, and so have sales. It’s a bustling time of year when “for sale” signs immediately change to “sold”, and both sellers and buyers must make important financial and lifestyle decisions in a short period of time.

Sellers, be ready.

Amp up your regular spring cleaning. Make an extra effort to de-clutter so that your storage and living areas appear spacious and organized. Prioritize small fixes, those that will translate into the best return on investment. This is not the time to build a new deck or renovate your kitchen. Pay attention to details, such as paint touch-ups, new shower curtains, and making sure faucets are working. Wash windows, wipe baseboards and freshen your décor with a few key items. Also, remember curb appeal. Tidy your flower beds and lawn, repaint your front door, and maybe plant a new tree. Your real estate agent can advise you on where to best channel your energy and efforts in making your home presentable for viewing.

Buyers, be ready.

Clear your schedule for house hunting. It is a time-consuming, emotional endeavor that requires your wholehearted attention. Free up your evenings and weekends for home viewing appointments with your real estate agent. Inventory moves quickly, multiple buyer situations are common, and it takes time to carefully consider the pros and cons of each home. View each home with your list of needs and wants in hand. Financially, have your mortgage pre-approved and your down payment liquid. This gives you buying power, speeds up negotiations and paperwork, and helps avoid the heartbreak of losing the home of your dreams.

The Edmonton real estate market has awakened from its winter hibernation. Whether you are selling, buying, or both, your best and first strategy is to be ready. Enlist the help of a professional real estate agent. Your agent will help you avoid missed opportunities and guide you through complex negotiations that must proceed quickly yet accurately.

 

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