It's hard to avoid the subject of real estate, no matter where you live.  With so much information coming at you, it's overwhelming, especially if you've been away from it for a while or you're new to it..


Does it have to be?  Not really.

What's the trick?  A couple of helpful tools for Buyers & Sellers:


  • Harder than it sounds but try to stay focussed.  It's NEED TO KNOW, not NICE TO KNOW. For example, if you're going to be listing your home, focus on the latest  news on your type of home & your neighbourhood, NOT others.
  • establish a timeline-Buyers.  Have your agent walk you through the steps of Buying, starting from lender pre approval through making an offer to closing & possession.
  • establish a timeline-Sellers.  You'll want to know the steps & timing from signing the listing contract through photography & floor plans to how showings & offers will be done.     
These are just a couple of ways that the stress & surprises of real estate can be reduced for Buyers & Sellers.  Knowledge gives you power over your situation,. & having an experienced & patient Smile  agent on your side helps-a lot.
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