Spring is symbolically a time for renewal. With the much anticipated warmer weather and beautiful fresh spring flowers, it’s also one of real estates busiest times of the year for home buyers and home sellers alike.
We will start seeing an increase in the number of homes hitting the market, as well as home buyers getting ready to search for their perfect home.
Here are a few things to consider for a successful and stress-free home search this spring of the Simcoe County and Barrie real estate market.
Once you’ve made the decision to start searching for the perfect property be sure you have a list of wants and needs. Know what is most important to you and your family and agree on what you can compromise.
Be sure you have a pre-approval for a mortgage and know what you can afford on a monthly basis. Calculate closing costs, land transfer taxes, moving costs and be prepared for legal fees to close the deal.
It’s important to hire a real estate agent who is experienced with many different transactions and knows your desired area.
If you’re buying your agent will help you research and look at properties, execute paperwork, negotiate price, and organize inspections. Working with a realtor to buy a home will not cost you anything.
If you’re selling your home a good agent will advise on staging, have a solid marketing plan, network with other realtors and the community to find the best-suited buyer. They will also be sure that you get the best absolute offer from a solid buyer to reduce risk at the time of closing the deal. When selling your home, you will pay your agent a commission based on the price of the home.
It’s a great time to buy real estate in the Barrie and Simcoe County area.
If you’re thinking about getting your home on the market and would like a free home evaluation, I’d be happy to help you get started. If you’d like to buy a home and start searching for great Barrie area properties – give me a call and let’s find the perfect home for you! Let’s spring ahead of the competition!