As a home owner it is always after a snow storm I ask myself why I would be here in the winter! Why do I live in a home with rooms I visit occasionally! I also always seem to find that in the winter months that there appears to be so much more junk in my home. Where does it all come from! Winter blues? Maybe! However, as part of the baby boom generation I spend a lot of time with clients of my generation and most at some point ask themselves the same questions . Sitting on homes that are usually your largest tax free asset may not make sense.
Ottawa’s housing market has been on a terrific run, helped by low interest rates, low supply of good homes l have pushed up home values. This may be a good time as any for the downsizing baby boomers to look to add to their nest egg by cashing out on the real estate market. Financial advisers say the decision to sell the family home isn’t one that can be rushed and requires careful planning before you list your home for sale
As experienced real estate agents we can certainly do that . In some cases planning can take months , others mere weeks but hiring an agent who is skilled at helping you through the process of getting a home ready is hugely important not only in obtaining the price you desire but in the minimizing the stress sometimes around getting a home ready for sale. We focus in on the important items and provide guidance.
So here we go! a series of 5 articles about getting your house ready.