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TEAM WEIR NEWSLETTER - MAY 2020
In This Issue…
During this trying time, it’s not surprising that so many homeowners are anxious and exhausted. Perhaps you’ve been feeling the same way. If so, keep in mind that the COVID-19 outbreak will eventually wind down and, hopefully, things will be back to normal soon. We’re all in this together - and we’ll get through it!
As you probably already know, a key to getting through challenges like this one is to remember to reach out for help when you need it. That’s why I’ve been making myself fully available to those who have real estate questions or need advice and help. In that vein, Team Weir has once again partnered with MoveSnap, an online concierge service that provides a knowledgeable representative to also help you with a multitude of tasks once your house is sold … such as cancelling or transferring utilities, changing addresses, and much more.
We’re now active on Instagram and are committed to using this platform to also support local businesses. Once we hit 300 followers, we will draw another name for a $50 gift certificate to a local business of their choice. Buying local in these times is even more important. Want to follow us but don’t live locally? We will donate the monies to a charity of your choice!
As a real estate professional, I have access to the latest data and information, and can give you a clear picture of what’s going on in the local real estate scene. I can offer you some clarity, which is so important in a time of so much uncertainty.
Realtors ® were deemed an essential service provider by the Provincial government and, as such, we have continued to assist those who need to buy or sell real estate. For example, some people had already bought a home and needed to sell the one they are presently occupying. Also, some families are forced to relocate due to work requirements, whether leaving or coming to the Quinte region. These are but a couple of situations in which someone might ‘have to’ buy or sell, regardless of the unusual circumstances we find ourselves in today.
The number of sales and listings is certainly down recently. April 2020 saw a 21% drop in listings in Quinte vs April 2019. However, the average sale price in Quinte was actually up 5% in April 2020 vs 2019. The lack of supply certainly helps with the price increases. And, as a result, our Team continues to sell homes in multiple offer situations or, in many cases, within two weeks or less.
So, please, don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions about the market or about your options today. Weir here to help!
What will your housing needs be in three to five years? If you can figure that out, you can watch the market, target areas and neighbourhoods you might like to live in, and reap the benefits of planning ahead.
To begin the process, start by asking yourself the following questions:
By looking three to five years into the future, you will be able to predict your housing needs and make plans - today - to ensure you get what you want in the future.
According to Pillar To Post Home Inspectors, an inspection-ready home presents itself best for evaluation and helps the entire process go more smoothly. Pillar To Post Home Inspectors recommends sellers take these steps prior to the home inspection:
The electrical panel
Main water shutoff
Central AC unit
As recommended by Tarion, the below is an easy to follow summer home maintenance checklist.
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* Based on gross closed and collected commissions from 16 November - 15 November
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