Thursday, 21 August 2014

Helpful Advice To Sell Your Home Fast

Helpful Advice To Sell Your Home Fast

Every real estate company seems to have their own story or strategy about the "perfect" approach to selling real estate today. This article will give you some helpful tips and practical information you need to sell your home in a timely manner.

The price is too high! The object here is to market to as large a market as possible, and this means setting an affordable price for the home.

If you are trying to sell your house, you should set a price that is practical. Do some research on how much similar houses have sold for in your neighborhood, and set your price close to the average. If you price it too high, you might have to lower it.

Prior to placing your home on the market, have your heating and air conditioning unit serviced. Buyers generally don't want a home that needs large investments, like a new furnace, so if the AC and heater are fine, it can appeal to more probable buyers.

Include bonuses to get someone to buy your home. You've probably seen ads that offer a free appliance with a home purchase. This is an enticing strategy for potential buyers. Just find out what most buyers want that is within your budget, then include it in the closing offer. This will help you sell your home in no time!

Clean both sides of your windows as you prepare the house for sale. The clear and sparkling sunlight coming in will make the interior seem newer. Clean, sparkling windows will make a huge difference in how a buyer views a property.

When looking at real estate or marketing real estate, it's imperative to use as many different channels as possible. The more avenues you explore, the better your odds are of finding prospective buyers. So make sure you use a real estate agent, the Internet, papers, and other sellers tools. It's best to look at all the options available if you want to maximize you success at finding the right buyer for your property.

Open your curtains up when showing your home. Illuminating your home by utilizing only sunlight can be very appealing to potential buyers. Open blinds and curtains, and draw drapes as far to the side as possible. If the weather cooperates, open your windows and let the fresh air in.

Paint your house in neutral colors; this will allow potential buyers to project their own ideas onto the home and more easily picture themselves living in it. Add some ambiance to the home by baking some cookies or lighting some candles. These ideas will create a nice atmosphere for your guests and have the potential to turn a possible buyer into a real buyer.

When selling your home, don't invest a lot in flooring if the current flooring is in acceptable condition. Not only is getting new floors expensive, but you won't be using it since you are selling the home. Try cleaning them thoroughly and fixing any spots to the best of your abilities instead, so that you can reduce negative impressions.

You should cooperate fully with interested buyers as the offers begin to stream in. You may have very strong convictions about what the value of your home is, but be open to the idea that the market your house is in may have changed. You can ask your real estate agent to see what your house is capable of going for on the market to get an idea of how much you should be selling it for.

Curb appeal is very important when trying to sell your home. An unmowed lawn or a cluttered yard can turn potential buyers away from wanting to see the inside of a house.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The Right Agents at RE/MAX Vernon (Silver Star)

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One of Canada’s premier 5 star ski resorts, Silver Star Mountain Resort is a year-round recreation paradise.  The 40-minute drive is well worth it for the Vernon residents who trek here for hiking and mountain biking in the Spring and Summer months.  The colder seasons provide a winter playground for showshoeingskiing and snowboarding.  The charming Victorian-style Village at Silver Star gives you even more choices with an array of restaurants, spas and shops.  There’s a great variety of family-oriented activities like skating, tobogganing, tubing, and special events.  Does this sound like a lifestyle in which you’d like to invest?  The community at Silver Star is a unique resort destination, and RE/MAX Vernon (Silver Star) real estate professionals have the expertise buyers and sellers need within this unique market.
There’s something for every budget whether you’re looking for an investment opportunity or vacation getaway. Visit the RE/MAX office in the Village or stop by RE/MAX Vernon at your convenience to find the right agent for your real estate needs.  RE/MAX Vernon has a REALTOR® ON DUTY available in the building during office hours and one available by pager 24 hours a day.  Chat with an in-house TD Mortgage Broker for your mortgage needs or a RE/MAX Commercial Solutions Property Management staff for your rental inquiries.  You'll be glad you did!
Contact us at any time with your real estate questions or click here for a complete list of RE/MAX Vernon Real Estate Professionals.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Indulge on Dairy Queen's Miracle Treat Day, Aug. 14!

It may be the yummiest fundraiser ever.

On Aug. 14, hundreds of Dairy Queen restaurants will donate $1 or more to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for every Blizzard Treat sold.

Is there anything better than a Blizzard on a hot summer day? A Blizzard that also benefits sick children!  So mark your calendars, and on Aug. 14 gather your friends, family and RE/MAX Associates and head to your nearest participating Dairy Queen.

To help spread the word about Miracle Treat Day, the folks at CMN Hospitals created templates you can use to encourage everyone else you know to take part, too.  For more information, visit  You can also keep tabs on the fundraiser following Children's Miracle Network Hospitals on Facebook or by using the #MiracleTreatDay hashtag.

Last year, this popular fundraiser generated more than $4 million to local CMN hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada, helping to put CMN Hospitals on track to reach their $1 billion annual fundraising goal by 2022.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

RE/MAX vs Competitors: Our Market Share July 2014

As the mercury rises in the Thompson Okanagan this summer, RE/MAX agents are busy topping the charts with sales and listings.

Click here to view the July market share statistics and find out why real estate professionals RE/MAX are the right agents for your real estate needs.