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Welcome to this month's e-promo! This blog will give you a time-saving taste of the fresh & relevant content you're going to find in our May 2018 E-Newsletter!
To start, we bring you our Homewatch News contribution, 'How To Successfully Navigate Downsizing Your Home'. As our homes are undoubtedly more than bricks and mortar, downsizing your living space presents certain challenges; at the same time, it also presents certain opportunities that can help you make the most of your next position on the property ladder! It’s all about being aware of the multiple changes and strategizing around them effectively. For recommendations on how to equip and furnish your new space, don't miss this post! Many of our Homewatch newsletters have been turned into direct mail pieces - delivered to around 40,000 Toronto households - and shared across various digital platforms. It's part of our on-going marketing efforts that range from traditional print campaigns - like advertising our Innovative Space ad in the Friday Globe and Mail newspaper (for over twenty years) - to our informative blog and our growing social media presence on Facebook, Google+, Instagram and Twitter.
We continue the tradition of sharing the homebuying journeys of select clients in our Home of The Month feature. For May's installment, we bring you along as we help a savvy young couple desiring to move up the property ladder to find their first single-family home! This was a rare experience. While it often takes Buyers several months of searching to find the right property, the stars aligned for this lovely couple's quest; we ended up finding their dream home after just one weekend of looking, and after some strategic negotiation... well, read 'May 2018 - Home of the Month - Wychwood' to find out what happened, and how you might have a similar experience!
This month, our Dear Urbaneer series is entitled, 'About Holdbacks, Bully Offers, & Bidding Wars For Sellers'. Last month, Steve helped a Buyer understand how the strategy of properties which come to market with a 'holdback on offers' function in purchasing Toronto real estate; he advised them on what their expectations and approach should be in this scenario. Seve thought it would be prudent to address the Seller's side of things as well, so we pulled a relevant question out of the archives to address. Getting your home's highest value isn’t as simple as picking a list price based on comparable sales, then sitting back and waiting for Buyers to flock to you with the sum you desire. Although in the original City of Toronto (opposed to the GTA) we remain in a Seller’s market, there is some fickleness as the landscape has shifted a little bit over the last year. Now it is even more important than ever for Sellers to consider their selling strategy before listing their property for sale. This blog lays out exactly what you need to know and what Steve recommends!
As realtors, writers, and avid social media participants - not to mention lovers of all things real estate - our Urbaneer team shares a bunch of blogs each week. According to Urbaneer.com's May stats, our most popular blog was 'How To Elevate The Value Of Your Balcony, Patio, Or Terrace'. When it comes to having a personal slice of paradise, I find Toronto buyers either insist on having the capacity to walk out from their suite onto a balcony, patio or garden, or it's not much of a priority at all. For those who consider outdoor space an essential requirement of Home, elevating it is a great way to turn it into a value asset and major selling feature. By expanding your living space into a personal outdoor refuge, you're creating the opportunity to express your personal style while increasing your resale value. This post may give you some great ideas!!
The second most read blog was a feature in our Healthy Home series, addressing a topic that is rarely talked or thought about - which is precisely why this piece is so important: 'Healthy Home: What You Need To Know About Buried Oil Tanks.' Buried oil tanks are quite prevalent in Toronto, given the age of the housing stock. If you don't know it's there over time it could prove a serious environmental hazard, and, if you're plan to do any renovation/excavating, it could turn downright dangerous. Great read!
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