Marlene and I have found that a large number of our clients are taking advantage of the current market conditions and making a move now while the market is brisk.
Some clients called us after hearing about the price their neighbour or friend had sold for - and it got them thinking about their current situation and their future real estate goals.
Example 1) 3 yrs ago we helped clients buy the house they were renting ($329,000) we just sold it for $560,500. They are moving to a Maritime province to be closer to family (purchased house and acreage for $62,000).
Example 2) “Larry, if you can get us ‘That kind of money’ for our place, I’m quitting my job and moving.” Through our marketing efforts we found a buyer (one of our past clients) and sold their home for $1,600,000. Our seller resigned from his job. He and his wife purchased a log home on 2 acres under $450,000 in the Cariboo.
Example 3) A few years ago we helped a first time buyer purchase a townhome (they wanted to buy a house, but didn’t have enough cash). As the prices rose, so did the equity position (by more than $100,000) and our client was able to purchase a house with a basement suite on a large fenced lot - perfect for their family.
Questions To Ask Yourself
1) Is now the time to review your home value and equity position?
2) Do the current market conditions alter your long term or short term real estate goals?
3) Based on these current market conditions, is it time to fast track your goals and take full advantage of this current market?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions, like it was for our 3 clients in the examples above, then why not invite us to your home - share your dreams and see if we can bring clarity - and make those dreams come true.