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Real estate experts are expecting a massive bump in population within Fort St. John in the coming years—especially if and when the Site C dam along the Peace River begins construction. In fact, the city has already applied to have city boundaries to accommodate the expected increase in population.

 

 

Once construction of the Site C dam is underway, you may want to consider cashing in on any real estate investments you may have in the city. After all, people moving into the city will be looking for homes for sale, right? Unfortunately, every person in the city with extra properties will be thinking the same thing.

 

Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can take to help sell your home faster. Working with a respected real estate agent, like Scott Sauer, can work wonders in terms of reaching a wider range of buyers. Other steps you can take include:

 

Price Your Home Fairly

 

It’s easy to overprice a home, especially if it has some sort of sentimental value to you—but this is a mistake you should avoid. No one wants to buy a home that is significantly more expensive than other homes in the market with similar floor area, lot area, and features. To avoid this, you may want to have your REALTOR® conduct a home evaluation on similar homes for sale in Fort St. John, BC. This way, you can set a fair price for your home.

 

Have Your Home “Move In” Ready

 

When showing your home to prospective buyers, do your best to present your home as move-in-ready as possible. Remove any personal items such as family photos and clean any clutter from the floors. This allows buyers to see your property as a place they can potentially call their own, and assures them that they can move in as soon as they purchase the property.

 

Sweeten the Deal

 

Buyers are always looking for a sweet deal. This is especially true for those looking to purchase something as large as a home. You may want to try to offer extra perks, like transferrable home insurance or shouldering a fraction of the closing costs, to entice buyers into choosing your home over other homes for sale.

 

 

Sources:

 

Sell your home fast, MoneySense.ca

 

Advice for Sellers, The Canadian Real Estate Association

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