selling your home: Why winter is a good time to start planning a spring-summer home sale - 02/13/17 02:29 PM
We’re in the midst of winter, when spring and summer can feel a long way off, but if you’re considering listing your home during the most popular home-buying season, it’s not too early now to get in touch so we can start the process and be ready.
Home sellers, and particularly those who are selling a home for the first time, are often surprised by the amount of advance time and preparation we need before we can officially list a home for sale and start showings and open houses.
It’s not unusual for it to take a few weeks or more from our … (1 comments)

selling your home: Ottawa Real Estate Market Enjoys Record-Setting June for Re-Sales 2016 - 07/06/16 10:58 PM
The Ottawa Real Estate market enjoyed a spectacular month for re-sales, with June of 2016 setting a new record in properties sold, not just for June but for any single month, the Ottawa Real Estate Board has announced.
It’s not clear yet what led to the record numbers, but members of the Board sold 1,985 properties through the Multiple Listing Service system. That’s compared to the 1,691 properties that sold in June of 2015, representing an increase of 17.4 %.
It’s also well above the five-year average for the month of June, which is 1,717 properties, the Board says.
Those numbers are not just … (0 comments)

selling your home: Good news for Nancy Benson team & Keller Williams Ottawa Realty - 10/28/15 06:38 AM

 Good news for Nancy Benson  team and Keller  Williams Ottawa  Realty in 2015 sales numbers
There are some great results to report from the housing market so far in  2015, not just for my team but also for Keller Williams Ottawa, and we  all owe a big thanks to our clients for the successful year.
In a recent newsletter, Keller Williams Canada reported sales figures and rankings for  its Canadian offices, looking at the period from January to the end of August of 2015. There was a lot of good news for Keller Williams Ottawa.
My team _ Nancy Benson and Associates _ made … (0 comments)

selling your home: Selling your Home? Our Photos help Get People in your Door - 08/28/15 04:04 AM
Selling your Home? Our Photos help Get People in your Door
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When clients contact me to help them sell their home, I tell them that we will usually have a few weeks of preparation work to do before we can put up a “For Sale” sign on the front lawn and before we have that first open house.
We will spend that time doing touch-ups, updates and cleaning and de-cluttering so that the home looks spotlessly clean and sparkling when buyers visit.
A large part of that clean-up work these days is not just to make your home … (0 comments)

selling your home: Ottawa’s summer housing market has been slow, but hang in there - 07/17/15 02:51 AM
Hang in there: there’s reason for hope 
We’re in the midst of what is usually the busy summer home-buying season, but if your home happens to be for sale in the summer of 2015, you’ve probably noticed what sellers and agents across the city have been noticing: the Ottawa summer market has been a little sluggish, with not as many showings and potential buyers as sellers would like.
If you happen to be a seller, I know this has not been easy, but there is a bright side and signs of light at the end of the tunnel. Judging from what I’ve been … (1 comments)

selling your home: Ten Easy Ways to Improve Curb Appeal when Selling Your Home - 04/27/15 06:08 AM
If you’ve ever sold a home, you know what it’s like to get the interior into pristine shape so that potential buyers are impressed as soon as they step inside and take their first look around.
You clean, you de-clutter, you re-arrange art and accessories, you sometimes re-paint a few rooms and do anything it takes to create a welcoming impression.
When sellers work with me, I have a professional home stager who works with me to recommend simple changes that can make a big difference, not just for the buyers considering the home but for how the home will look in the professional photos that post on various … (2 comments)

selling your home: Ottawa enjoys strong housing sales in January - 02/08/15 02:04 AM
The latest numbers are in, and there’s good news for the Ottawa housing market.

Housing sales for January, 2015 were strong, and ahead of what they were a year ago at this time.
According to the latest figures posted by the Ottawa Real Estate Board on its website (, members of the board sold 627 residential properties in January through the board’s Multiple Listing Service. That’s up from the 587 properties that sold in January of 2014, or an increase of 6.8 per cent, the board reports. The numbers are also very close to the five-year average for … (4 comments)

selling your home: Selling your home this spring?  Winter is a good time to get started - 01/27/15 10:40 PM
Thinking of putting your home on the market this spring?
Don’t make the mistake of waiting until the snow has melted and the crocuses are coming up before you get around to contacting an agent to begin the process.
For many reasons, it’s a good idea to make that call now, to get an idea of asking price and to put together a list of the kinds of things that will need to done to get your home ready for the market.
If you start now, the process will be less stressful and with the work already done, you can … (0 comments)

selling your home: Selling Your Home: How we Determine Asking Price - 05/15/14 12:26 AM
Determining Asking Price
It’s no surprise that when I first meet with clients who want to sell their home, there are two main questions that come up early in the conversation:
“How much will my house sell for in the current market? And how exactly do realtors come up with those numbers, anyway?”
In fact, I often hear the price question even before I’ve finished walking through a home to make notes about the property’s size and condition.
After 29 years in real estate, I usually have some idea of the probable price range for your property when I first visit, but … (0 comments)

selling your home: HOME TOUCH-UPS PAY OFF WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME - 04/24/14 05:11 AM

Every year, as the busy summer home-buying season approaches, I receive numerous telephone calls from previous clients and referral clients who are considering  to sell their homes and  ask the question “ what do  I need to do to sell for the most money possible?”
The good news is that you can make a huge difference in the appearance of your home with a good cleaning and de-cluttering and some relatively inexpensive touch-ups.
In last week’s column (click here to read), I offered an overview of the steps involved in preparing a home for sale, from my first visit to the day when we open for viewings and the property first goes … (18 comments)

Nancy Benson, Award Winning Agent | Buy |Unique Homes| Sell (RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group, Brokerage)

Nancy Benson

Award Winning Agent | Buy |Unique Homes| Sell

Ottawa, ON

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