Knowing the true real estate market and simplifying complex statistics can be overwhelming, tricky and downright frustrating. The Edmonton real estate market is constantly changing, and that’s why selecting a smart and savvy realtor is so important. Let me simplify what you need to know.
Moving to YEG
Determine your priorities & do your research
Edmonton is a beautiful city with world-class amenities and numerous vibrant neighbourhoods to choose from. Make sure you determine your priorities, such as schools, health clinics, recreation areas, and entertainment options so I can personally help you select the community that’s perfect for you and your family.
Below are simple, but important, guidelines to follow when buying:
- View multiple homes
- Don’t be swayed by staging
- Be honest about your income
- Be honest about your lifestyle
- Gather every cost you can
- Get your team working for you
- Become detailed oriented
- Your final walk-through is key
- Be (somewhat) flexible
- Be sure everything is signed
Your Home Value
Accurate market intelligence is key
Knowing the prices of similar homes in the same location will help you determine what your new home is actually worth. Another important factor is the length of time the home has been on the market. Was it just listed? Or has it been on the market for 6 months? Is this particular market highly competitive? How is the overall economy? Answering these questions will help you determine your offer price, and how much negotiation room you have.
Get organized in advance
It’s true – preparation is the key to success. Don’t leave everything until the last minute. It’s likely that you know your moving date, so plan each week leading up to it with an itemized checklist of things you need to accomplish. This early preparation will force you to map out the details for a successful move.
Determine your day of strategy
Consider the details of your actual moving day, and get things booked sooner rather than later. Are your friends helping you move and providing a truck? Or are you hiring a moving company who has access to larger trucks? It will also be important to determine if you’re making multiple trips (most often for shorter moves), or moving everything at once (typically for long-distance moves).
Communicate with your movers
It is relatively easy to move lighter items like boxes and small furniture, but take into account any larger items that need to be moved. Are you moving any appliances, or perhaps a piano or fireplace unit? You’ll need to inform your moving company so they come with proper equipment, protection, and resources. Larger items will also affect your cost estimate, so be upfront with your moving company.