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Top 5 Highlights Of The Saskatoon Real Estate Market From 2020

Tanya LaRose 0 comments 01.01.2021

  1. The 2nd Busiest Year Ever – Strictly speaking in terms of market
    data, 2020 has been the second most active year for Saskatoon residential real
    estate in the history of Saskatchewan MLS®.
  2. June Explosion – While the pandemic caused an
    audible pause at the end of the first quarter in the 2019 real estate industry,
    much like most other industries, the market activity had a huge explosion
    starting at the beginning of June. The activity far exceeded that from the
    following year, and each following month after June in 2020 continued with the
    same acceleration.
  3. Sharp Market Shift – Over the past several years in
    residential real estate, Saskatoon has been in an extreme Buyer’s Market
    with seemingly no end in sight. Of course, no one saw the pandemic coming which
    resulted in a sharp shift to an extreme Seller’s Market. Typically, this
    kind of Market Shift happens very slowly over numerous years, so the industry
    is doing its best to keep up but over the past few months demand has exceeded
  4. Golden Houses – It should be noted that the conditions
    of this Seller’s Market are most applicable to houses, also known as Single
    Family Dwellings. The condominium inventory is not moving quite as quickly
    as a house under 500k. Theoretically speaking, if these trends continue into
    2021, it would be the ideal time to downsize. A homeowner could capitalize on
    selling for top dollar for their home (if advised properly in sale preparations
    by their REALTOR®) and possibly get a great deal on a
    condo. It would also be an opportune time for parents to invest in a condo for
    their children who are going to post-secondary school.
  5. Cabin Fever – Fascinatingly enough, the Market
    Shift is a result of two primary factors: low mortgage rates and, for lack of a
    better term, cabin fever. Homeowners who are confined to their own home for
    months on end have proven to get restless enough to either renovate their
    current home (i.e. lumber and other home products shortage) or move into a
    different home simply for the sake of a change in setting.    

If you
are thinking about selling your home in 2021, contact Tanya LaRose at 306-380-7325
for assistance in the most successful sale possible.

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5 Ways To Use Christmas To Help Sell Your Home

Tanya LaRose 0 comments 01.12.2020

  1. Consider Your Street – If everyone on your block lights up the exterior of their home, you may want to consider matching that level of cheer. A first impression as “The Grinch” might not bode well during showings, drive-by's, and/or open houses.
  2. Keep It Real – Although considered “high-maintenance”, a real tree appeals to two sense: sight and smell. Two important aspect of successfully selling a home. The warmth psychologically triggered by a real Christmas tree is worth every effort to keep the tree alive over the holiday season.
  3. Keep It Classic – The overall theme you set for both exterior and interior decorations should be classic. Classic colours like red, white, and green or gold. No new holiday characters that anyone over the age of 30 will not recognize. Simply put, think “Miracle On 34th Street” for décor inspiration.
  4. Sending Out Christmas Cards – If you are a savvy Christmas card sender, you can always note a reminder to your family and friends that you are trying to sell your house. Family and friends are great networks to tap into for potential buyers that you normally would not have access to.
  5. Depersonalize Decorations – Just like every other day of the year, decoration should always be depersonalized in a home that is listed for sale. No names on the stockings or personalized tree ornaments. Ultimately we want to keep family photographs to a minimum, heavy religious symbol lessened, and any potentially offensive décor removed.

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7 Ways To Control Your Emotions In Order To Successfully Sell Your Home

Tanya LaRose 0 comments 03.02.2020

Selling your home can be a very emotional time in life. Hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of days spent in your home can inevitably build a complex emotional bond that can be difficult to identify and even more difficult to break. Here are some tips on how to get ahead of your emotions so you can successfully get a sold sign on your lawn:

  1. Journal – Buy a $2.00 notebook and dedicate it entirely to your home selling journey. It will allow you to organize your thoughts, reflect upon your progress, and document your successes for the next time you have to sell a home. Not a fan of writing? Start a vlog and post it to YouTube, you may be able to help others facing the same task.
  2. Set Your Intentions – Identify the reason you are selling your home and commit to it as a positive experience. Perhaps you have an incredible new job opportunity that requires you to relocate or you are expecting a new baby and need more bedrooms. Setting the intention for selling your home will provide the fuel required to continue with sale of your home regardless of any obstacles that may arise during the interim.
  3. Keep Yourself Accountable – If you find yourself feeling discouraged often, with a delayed sale or negative feedback from a showing, confide in your real estate agent and use them as a touchstone for staying on track in achieving your goals.
  4. Visualize Your Home As A Stock – Real estate is one of the most popular types of investments in the world, and much like stocks, the value goes up and down. The most successful stock investors buy low and sell high, according to the larger financial situation. Reflect upon your financial situation and remember that sometimes you need to take risks for long-term diversification.
  5. Focus Your Emotions On The Next Home – Distract yourself from your emotional ties to the past and embrace the potential in your next home. How can it better accommodate your new life circumstances? What kind of house warming party can you welcome your friends and family with? Where are the nearest walking-trails for you to explore your new neighborhood?
  6. Objectify Your Home – Think of your home from the perception of a consumer. For example, a product on a grocery store shelf must be presented nicely, priced correctly, and be in front of the right buyer to get sold. It is easier to not allow hurt feelings to influence a potential sale, if a few buyers pass without being attracted to your home, if you think of it from the perception of a consumer who has a variety of variable needs.
  7. Remember Memories Do Not Equal Value – The daughter may have had all of her birthday parties in your kitchen and then went on to get married in your beautifully landscaped backyard but that does not mean the price tag increases by $20,000 more than your neighbour’s house which is almost the exact replica of your home.

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Real Estate Etiquette: Seller’s Edition

Tanya LaRose 0 comments 18.05.2016

  1. Be ready to clean – Clean before advertising photos are taken and clean before every showing. Clean everything from window sills to walls and everything in between.
  2. Be ready to tidy – Cluttered rooms appear smaller, smaller spaces offer reduced value. Put away personal items, valuable items, and/or religious items so the home is as generic as possible.
  3. Be ready to do maintenance – Replace your furnace filter, clean the gutters, replace rusted fixtures, and upgrade any other minor esthetic items because if there is a home inspection, these items will be identified and magnified.
  4. Vacate the premises – Leave the house during every showing. It is not mandatory, but it is appreciated by every party. Many potential buyers are not comfortable with touring a home with the home owner looking over their shoulder and will often rush through it unable to envision themselves living in the space.
  5. Tend to the yard – It will be beneficial to tidy up the yard, as curb appeal goes a long way in attracting buyers. Cut the grass, plant some flowers, etc.
  6. Eradicate any odors – Air the home out, use air fresheners, buy an air purifier, it will go a long way in improving showing quality.
  7. Check your ego at the door – Depending on the market, there is a chance you might receive low ball offers. It is important to focus on the goal of selling the house, and not taking offense, because it could be an opportunity for some creative negotiations.
  8. Choose the right representation – The REALTOR® representing your home, is also representing you, and the home itself. Make sure they are readily available for all incoming inquiries.
  9. Pay your due diligence – Leave the home in the same condition you would like to have in your new home. Clean, empty, and free from any new holes in the walls from moving your furniture out.