The fall real estate market consistently demonstrates a notable uptick in activity following the summer months. Backed by statistical trends, this period often sees an increase in buyer interest and overall market engagement. If you’re considering selling your property, seizing the opportunity to stay ahead of the market dynamics is crucial. Planning ahead and initiating discussions about listing in September can prove to be a strategic move.
Whittall Real Estate Team is here to provide insights, guidance, and a competitive edge to ensure your property garners the attention it deserves in the flourishing fall market!
Getting your house ready to sell involves a series of important steps to maximize its appeal and value in the market. Here are the essential steps to consider:
Declutter and Depersonalize: Start by decluttering each room to create a sense of space and cleanliness. Remove personal items, family photos, and excess decor to help potential buyers envision themselves in the space.
Deep Cleaning and Repairs: Give your house a thorough deep cleaning, including carpets, windows, and appliances. Address any visible repairs such as leaky faucets, chipped paint, or squeaky doors. A well-maintained home makes a positive impression.
Enhance Curb Appeal: First impressions matter, so focus on improving the exterior of your home. Trim bushes, mow the lawn, plant fresh flowers, and consider a new coat of paint for the front door. A welcoming exterior sets the tone for what’s inside.
Neutralize and Stage: Paint walls in neutral tones to appeal to a wide range of buyers. Consider professional staging to arrange furniture and decor in a way that highlights the home’s strengths and layout, making it easier for potential buyers to imagine living there.
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METRO VANCOUVER MARKET HIGHLIGHTS
Strong sales push Metro Vancouver home prices past July rate hike
Home prices across all home types in Metro Vancouver1 rose again in July, as strong sales figures continue to push up against low levels of housing inventory in the region.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales2 in the region totalled 2,455 in July 2023, a 28.9 per cent increase from the 1,904 sales recorded in July 2022. This was 15.6 per cent below the 10-year seasonal average (2,909) …read the REGBV report