Joanna Sacchetti

January 2015 Newsletter

 

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the support you have shown us during 2014.

It is always a privilege to service your real estate needs. Through 2015, the commitment to help you and your referrals make the best real estate decisions will continue to be our number one priority.

May you and all those close to you have happiness, good health and prosperity throughout the year.

Sincerely,

Danielle Yeates and Joanna Sacchetti

Visit www.danielleyeates.com to view our featured listings and to access excellent real estate information!

 

The Benefits of a Pre-Sale Inspection
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Your home probably has dozens of great features that are going to help it stand out and sell faster. Perhaps it has a cozy sunken living room? Or an equipped and smartly decorated kitchen that Rachel Ray would envy? Or a location in a desirable neighbourhood?

All these things will help.

But there’s another selling feature you should consider adding: a pre-sale inspection.

A professional home inspection is usually done on behalf of the buyer before the deal to purchase a property is finalized. In fact, you can expect any offers to purchase your home to be “conditional upon satisfactory home inspection.” However, there are two good reasons why you, as the seller, should get the home inspection done:

Reason #1

A professional inspection can identify problems that might otherwise thwart the sale.

Say, for example, you get a great offer but the buyer’s home inspector discovers a minor leak in the foundation. That might be enough to jeopardize the deal. However, if you had a professional inspection done, you would have had the opportunity to get that problem fixed in advance of the offer.

Reason #2

Informing potential buyers that a professional inspection has been done is a great selling feature. It demonstrates to buyers that there are no hidden problems with the property, which gives them more confidence to make an offer.

A certificate of home inspection can be as enticing a feature to home buyers as a wrap-around deck!

Need more ideas for selling your home faster and for a better price? Call today.

 

Does Location Really Matter?
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You find a beautiful home available on the market, but you’re not so sure about the location. Does it really matter all that much? Yes, it does. That’s why you’ll often hear REALTORS® say, “Location, location, location.”

The location of a home you’re considering buying will affect you in two ways.

First, it will affect the property’s future resale value, especially if the neighbourhood is becoming less desirable.

Second, it will affect your lifestyle. If the area doesn’t have the features you want — nearby schools and playgrounds, walking trails, proximity to activities that interest you, such as golf or theatre — you probably won’t enjoy living there.

A good REALTOR® will help you find the right home in the best location for you.

 

The Advantage of Getting Pre-approved
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One of the best things you can do to ensure you get the home you want is to arrange for financing before you go shopping. This is often referred to as getting “pre-approved”.

Getting pre-approved simply means that your lender has calculated how much of a mortgage they’re willing to offer you, depending on your down payment and current financial situation.

There are two advantages to having a pre-approved mortgage. First, you know exactly what you can afford when shopping for a new home. Second, when you make an offer, you’re likely to be taken more seriously.

 

notable, quotable... quotes!

 

“Things may come to those who wait,
but only the things left by those who hustle.”


Abraham Lincoln

 

“The more you are thankful for what you have,
the more you will have to be thankful for.”


Zig Ziglar

 

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

Albert Einstein