Sep 01, 2012 : 18:09 PM

  • Back to School Shopping

    As I looked out my window this morning, I noticed a yellow leaf amidst the trees. I guess the huge volume of flyers celebrating "back to school savings" should also be a dead giveaway that autumn has arrived. As parents fly around the shopping malls looking for the last of the supplies their chidren need, there are many that are also stopping to put together their own back to school shopping list that includes a new home. Now that schedules and routines will be back in the picture, it gives parents the opportunity to put their focus back on the house hunt. 

     

    For many shoppers, location says it all. They would put up with having to paint or redecorate in order to have their ideal location. This can be as specific as wanting to be in a specific catchment area for schools to being within walking area of favorite restaurants or friends. Everyone has a checklist that works for them so when shopping in the fall, make sure your checklist is complete.

     

    The Fall market tends to be on a faster pace than the summer one. Buyers see what they like and don't hesitate to put out an offer. I just had a property that had 3 offers on it (with a waiting list of eager buyers) and the complete turn around with releasing of subjects was 2 weeks. So if you want to start searching, be confident in what you want, what you'd settle for and what you can live without. This way when you see what you like, you can act on it before someone else does. Having your finance in place can be a huge benefit to having your offer accepted so do your homework and get pre-approved as much as possible prior to putting in offers. If you are going up against multiple offers, this could be the ace in your pocket that gets your offer noticed. 

     

    If you need any assistance in moving forward in this market, do not hesitate to contact me at (250) 305-7034 or toll free at (855) 305-7034. I would be happy to look at all your options and help you narrow down the direction you could move in. Now let's start shopping...

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