Shauna Ylagan

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Using Neighbourhood Data to Help Sell Your Home


Your neighbourhood has a lot of unique features that can help sell your home. If a buyer is unfamiliar to the area, they might not notice these features just by driving around. 
For example, say homes don’t go on the market very often in your neighbourhood, or even on your street. That’s an indication that the quality of life in the neighbourhood is so good that no one wants to leave! In real estate we measure the area’s “turnover rate”, and it’s handy data to have when listing your home. The lower the turnover rate, the more valuable your location is.
Demographic data can also be helpful when selling your property. If your neighbourhood has a lot of families, for example, that’s going to be appealing to buyers with kids. If the local crime rate is low, this is a huge plus.
Even local development plans can play a role in making your home more attractive to buyers. If there is going to be a future LRT stop close to your home, getting to work is going to be easier. That’s a big benefit to commuters and it adds value to your home! If there are plans for a new grocery store or a Costco in the works, this is going to attract people to the area. The area around the Edmonton International Airport, for example, is booming - more jobs and access to conveniences. This will likely draw buyers to the area looking for a new home in the future.
Other types of data that can help sell your home include:
• Planned local construction.

• Proposals for neighbourhood improvements. (For example, a new playground.)

• Rates at which local property values are increasing.
Any information that shows the advantages of living in your area is going to be useful when selling.

 

Buyers don't just buy the home, they buy the neighbourhood. These are the things we will discuss when listing your home. Call me anytime!

 

Shauna Ylagan

Lange Realty 

780-938-3146

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Checklist for WOW-ing a Buyer During a Viewing


There is a reason that Showhomes are staged the way that they are. If you have gone to the effort to put your house on the market, you are going to want buyers to be WOW’d by your property. Allowing your home to be on the market for sale and shown to potential buyers is incredibly inconvenient. The better it looks, the better your chance of selling it in a shorter amount of time.

 

Here’s a handy checklist to follow before a showing:

• Clean every room. Make your entire house look as much like a showhome as possible. The cleaner your house is, the more likely the buyer will think that you have maintained it well over the years, even if you haven't. Trust me!

• Reduce clutter! Pack extra items into boxes and store them in the basement or garage. 3 Ornaments on your fireplace mantel is better than 12. The less clutter, the more likely the buyer can imagine their own things in your home.

• Get pets out of the house. You can take them for a walk, have a neighbour watch them, or take them to a good kennel.

• Turn on all the lights, even during the day. You want each room to look bright. There is a reason that showhomes will have every light in every room ON.

• If there are any maintenance issues, such as a dripping faucet or a sticky door, let your Realtor know. Often, it’s best for buyers to be told rather than discover such issues themselves. Better yet, get these items fixed. They will show up in a property inspection anyways.

• Open the curtains. The brighter the better!

• Move your vehicles from the driveway so the buyer can park there. (That can help them imagine living there, which is what you want!)

• Avoid cooking just before a viewing. Even if the meal is wonderful, the aroma may linger. (Some people don’t like the smell of certain dishes, which may turn them off your home) 

• Freshen up the outdoor space. Mow the lawn. Sweep the walkway. Clear the snow.


This viewing checklist will help you prepare your home so when the buyer comes in your front door, there’s a much better chance he or she will be impressed.

 

I always do a walk-through with sellers prior to photographing their home for the listing to make the photos pop. With the number of homes on the market, it is important that the listing looks fantastic. It is my job to make recommendations one-on-one on how to stage a particular home prior to viewings as well. We are a team and I am here to help!

 

Shauna Ylagan

Lange Realty 

780-938-3146

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230 Ambleside Drive

1840 Sq ft

List Price $749,000

HOA fee for lawn maintenance and snow removal $110 monthly 

 

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