Joanna Sacchetti

MARCH 2015 NEWSLETTER

 

There’s no doubt that certain properties will generate a great deal of excitement at this time of year. But, no matter how enticing things get, emotions should never be allowed to overshadow personal priorities. Keeping the focus on your goals, helping you in a professional and meaningful way in support of your objectives and always being of service, no matter how busy it gets is our job. We are proud to say, we enjoy serving our clients, and they often show their appreciation by recommending us to others!

We will always be grateful for client referrals, because it demonstrates your confidence in our ability to provide the professional, reliable services you need to reach your goals. Everyone knows that real estate can be very rewarding, but the best results will always come from a good relationship – truly a priceless property.

Thanks for your support!

Sincerely,

Danielle Yeates and Joanna Sacchetti

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

 

Understanding Market Value
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If you were going to sell your car, what would you do? Well, you would probably check to find out how similar vehicles to yours are priced. Then you would set your advertised price within that range.

What you would be doing, perhaps without knowing it, is determining the “market value” of your car.

Market value is simply what buyers today are willing to pay for a particular product.

When you decide to put your house up for sale, one of the first things you and your REALTOR® will do is determine the market value of your property. That’s important to know because if you price your home too much above its market value, you probably won’t get any offers. Alternatively, if you price your property too low, it might get snapped up quickly but you’ll have left a lot of money on the table.

How does a REALTOR® help you determine your home’s current market value?

He or she will look at a variety of factors, such as the desirability of the neighbourhood, the features of your home, how well it has been maintained, renovations and other improvements you’ve made, and of course, its location.

Your REALTOR® will also review what similar homes in your area have sold for recently – which is, perhaps, the strongest indicator of current market value.

Once you know the market value of your home, you can make an informed decision as to how to price it so that it will attract the right type of buyers and the best possible price.

Should you price your home high above its market value in the hopes that some unwary buyer will purchase it? Unfortunately, that rarely works.

The good news is, your property may be worth more than you think. One of the best ways to find out is to invite a good REALTOR® to your home to do an assessment.

Looking for a good REALTOR®? Call today.

 

Stay or move? How to decide
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Do you sometimes review the real estate ads in your local paper? Do you drive by an open house sign and feel the urge to stop and check it out? Those are common indications that, at least on some level, you’re thinking about the possibility of making a move.

But how do you decide if you should actually move?

The first step is to consider whether there are any practical reasons to consider buying a new home. What’s pushing you in that direction?

  • Is your current home too small for your needs?
  • Is the commute to work, for you or your spouse, too long? (Perhaps longer than you expected when you purchased the home?)
  • Are there property features you would now like to have, such as a larger backyard or a more spacious kitchen?
  • Has the neighbourhood changed in an undesirable way?
  • Do you have personal reasons for wanting to move, such as a desire to be closer to relatives in another area?

Carefully consider those things that can’t change unless you move. For example, if a major highway was recently built near you, the ongoing sound of traffic isn’t going to go away. It’s now part of the neighbourhood.

If there are no practical reasons for moving, there may still be other reasons for wanting a new home. You may want to move your family to a better neighbourhood, with better schools or you may simply want a bigger home, with a larger backyard, more rooms, and a wider driveway.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with simply wanting a better place than the one you have now. In fact, that is a common reason why many people make a move.

The point is, if you’ve been thinking about a new home for a while, perhaps now is the time to take the next step. A good REALTOR® can help you understand your options.

Looking for a good REALTOR®? Call today.

 

Shopping for the Right Neighbourhood
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When most people shop for a new home, they think about the kind of house they want: three bedrooms, two bathrooms, trees in the backyard.

But it also makes sense to shop for the right neighbourhood.

Think about it. In what type of area would you most like to live? What neighbourhood features do you want most? For example, you may want your next neighbourhood to have a good high school, a nearby recreation centre, and close access to public transit.

Make a list of what you want and then go “shopping” by visiting neighbourhoods that meet your criteria.

Your next home is more than just a property; it’s a dream home in a desirable location.

 

notable, quotable... quotes!

 

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

 

“When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard’ I am always tempted to ask,
‘Compared to what?’"


Sydney Harris

 

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” 

Dolly Parton