Lethbridge Real Estate - November Market Watch

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Real Estate Sales Representative with Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate

Lethbridge Real Estate - November Market Watch

 

As the winter sets in on southern Alberta, the local real estate market prepares for the weather to start to play a more dominant role.  Typically, when the snow and cold comes the traffic to open houses, the number of showings on listed homes, and the number of home buyers who want to go out shopping always dwindles to smaller numbers.  As a result of this weather dependant behavior, home owners who are hoping to sell their properties need to be prepared for these changes.  Be a smart seller, gather real estate info.

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When the weather is good, showing revolve almost entirely around the buyers work schedule, which means that evening and weekends are the busiest.  When the weather gets bad, it starts to dictate that schedule even more.

 

So as a home seller, pay careful attention to the weather.  When you see warm days coming, expect that there will be an increase in activity on your property.  Don't be bothered or shocked when a Chinook on a saturday brings several showings in a row, in fact prepare for it!  Selling your home in the winter months takes an extra bit of patience and preparation.

 

Here are some tips for selling in the Winter:

1) Clear the snow

 

 

2) Let in the natural sunlight

 

 

3) Turn up the heat

 

 

4) Create a mood

 

 

5) Turn on soft music

 

6) Be aware of scents and smells in your home

 

7) Make it pretty, seasonally decorated, or staged

 

 

 

8) Make sure it is priced extremely well

 

 

9) Provide details on anything that is not obvious

 

 

10) Use timers on lights and other electronics to your advantage

 

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Robert W May is a Real Estate Broker in Lethbridge Alberta, having now been in the industry for over 23 years. . He was also a licensed Lethbridge mortgage broker and financing expert with Canada First Mortgage of Calgary Alberta for the past 10 years.  He is an industry leader always willing to help train and educate others in how to improve their business models for financial and personal benefit.




 

 

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Vick The Realtor .
Olympus Executive Realty INC. - Orlando, FL

Robert, Thank you for the great wealth of information and update on your area, Great work! Wishing you the best!

Oct 31, 2010 09:02 PM #1
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Joel Gwillim
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Great advice for home sellers Robert.  Nice blogging.

Nov 08, 2010 12:54 AM #2
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Robert, I am liking Maui. No snow, heating stoves, cold wind, but I do love Canada.  Stay warm this winter.

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