Selling in a Difficult Market – Don’t get tossed here and there

Tips to a Smooth Sailing Sale


1.       Get the right, good advice!  We know that everyone has an opinion. Wisely choosing where you get advice and how you educate yourself regarding selling a property will set you on the right course from the start. Even the best advice from the previous year may not be the appropriate in the current market. I am a full time Edmonton and area residential Real Estate specialist and am on top of the most current trends, information and statistics to ensure you have the best advice to make the best decision.


2.       Shine and Showcase! You have a beautiful home…remember, that’s why you purchased it.  Sure, time and life has happened since then but taking the time to properly clean and touch up the property prior to selling is often the least expensive and most impactful action you can take. Not everyone loves minimizing clutter and scrubbing rooms, but you will love the response of prospective buyer’s, a quicker sale and the highest possible selling price.


3.       Be prepared to accommodate! Sometimes I joke with my clients that selling is “inconvenient at best”. While you can certainly put some boundaries on how much notice is given for showings and setting certain time frames, you will need to vacate and accommodate days/times that work for buyers. It may be the one opportunity you will have to get them through.  I work respectfully with my sellers to make showings work with your daily life.


4.       Listen, the market is speaking! From the # of showings and inquiries to the feedback from prospective buyers and their professional representatives together we can deduce how the market is responding to the listing. Being responsive and proactive to these indicators will lead to a smooth sailing sale.


Whether you are just starting to consider a move, or it has been on your mind for some time. I can help you meet the challenge head on with sound advice, practical recommendations and timely communication. Call me today.

Graham Ogden Realtor, RE/MAX River City



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Today’s Bank of Canada rate hold announcement marks almost four straight years that the key benchmark rate has remained unchanged, since September 8, 2010. Great news if you have a variable-rate mortgage or home equity line of credit; the prime rate stays at 3%.


The announcement noted that “the risks to the outlook for inflation remain roughly balanced, while the risks associated with household imbalances have not diminished.” With these considerations, the Bank is maintaining its monetary policy stimulus, and remains neutral with respect to the timing and direction of the next change.


The next rate-setting day is October 22nd.

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