Sell Your Port Alberni/Sproat Lake Home this Summer!
by Dave Koszegi
on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at 12:45pm.
If you’re lucky enough to live here, you’ll know that Port Alberni is a growing city! Located in the heart of Vancouver Island, we have people relocating here from all corners of our province, across the country, and from the States. They come here for our natural beauty, easy access to outdoor recreation (from world-class hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, and more), as well as some of the most affordable Real Estate in Canada.
With the benchmark price for a single-family Port Alberni home sitting at $232,800 in May of this year (a 18% increase over May 2016), we get incredible value for our homes, businesses, and investment opportunities for sale.
Although our housing inventory remains low, we still find ourselves in a very active market - and finding amazing properties for our buyers has been one of our successes as a team!
Despite being in a seller’s market, we have been proving to our clients that it is possible to sell and buy again with optimal results in this market. You canleverage the current state of our market to your financial advantage – you just need the right team working on your behalf!
If you've been thinking about selling your house, now is the time to prepare.
Here are our top 3 tips for selling your Port Alberni or Sproat Lake property this Spring:
#1: Give us a call
Selling your home (and buying again) are typically the biggest financial decisions many people make in their life. Working with our experienced team will remove some of the pressure from the situation, and we’re here to make sure you don’t miss a beat throughout the entire selling process. Talk to a Dave Team agent before getting started. We are trained professionals who have our fingers on the pulse in our local and national markets – and we’re here to provide qualified advice, and implement a strategic marketing plan to sell your home and purchase another if you choose to do so. We’ll get you started with your free home evaluation.
#2: Talk to us about having a home inspection
If you really want to lead the pack in our spring market, having your home inspected prior to listing can be of benefit. Many buyers will request this before signing off your home. Having your home inspection prior to putting it on the market reassures prospective buyers that no major surprises are coming their way and gives them comfort before placing an offer on your home. It can also save you, the seller, time and money. It tells you where your house stands and allows you time to compare pricing and options if anything comes up during the inspection before you are in the middle of contract negotiations with a buyer.
#3: Prepare your home from the inside out
Make sure your home is clean and clutter-free inside and out to appeal to all potential buyers. Boosting curb appeal for drive-by-buyers is easy with small maintenance, including keeping your grass mowed and lawn weeded, plating some fresh flowers and investing in a new welcome mat. On the inside, the most important step is removing the personal day-to-day living clutter so buyers can picture themselves living in the home. Giving walls a fresh coat of neutral paint and adding colourful throw pillows will go a long way! Feeling extra motivated? Ask us about staging – one of our specialties!
We have buyers looking for homes – if you’re thinking of selling, give us a call at (250) 723-7653 for your complimentary market evaluation!