Monday, February 9, 2015

So . . . Why Are These Folks Selling?

I am asked this question all the time, especially in the winter months. There are many reasons why folks would be selling. A lot of buyers think if a person is selling their home in the winter, they are desperate or must sell. This probably isn't true.

There are so many reasons why folks sell:
A seller may be moving for a new job or to get married. Maybe they want to be closer to family. Perhaps the family has outgrown their home because baby number 7 is on the way. Maybe their home has become to big or has too many stairs. Some people are looking for a change of pace and would like to move into the city or out to a rural area. We also see folks selling their vacation home because the kids are too busy with sports in their home town to make a cottage worthwhile.

A client’s motivation for selling doesn't necessarily impact the home’s market value. Every seller has a number in mind, that they can not or will not go below. If you are a buyer,  it is my job as your Realtor to help you determine what a property is worth to you, not to someone else. If the home exceeds your value, then we move on, regardless of why the folks are selling.  I would never push a buyer into making a purchase they are not comfortable with. I give you all the facts that I am aware of and leave the decision in your hands.

So there are many reason why people are selling at all times of the year. If you are interested in buying a home this winter, we would be very happy to have a consultation with you, and educate you on the Real Estate market, with no obligations.

Winter can be a great time to buy. Want to find out why? Check out our blog and website* or call or email us today. We would be very happy to help you make an informed decision.

Thank you for reading this blog. I would love to hear your comments and I look forward to serving you this year!!!


PS. if you are interested in selling your home this winter, in the Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner or Creemore area, call us today find out what we can offer you, when selling your home. 

* Visit today, or call for your Free Guide to Buying Your Home in the Winter. 705-733-5821

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