Do open Houses work? Contact Haus Real Estate and find out why ours are so successful...

 

Buyers are using the internet to search for properties more than ever before. In some cases, they can even go on a “virtual” tour of a home using their smartphone or desktop computer. So, you might be wondering if the oldfashioned Open House still works these days?

 

The answer is yes. Otherwise, you wouldn’t see them advertised. If Open Houses didn’t work, no one would be doing them!

 

No matter how good the internet gets, it can’t compete with a buyer being able to visit a property in person, walk through the rooms, stand in the backyard and imagine himself BBQ-ing with his family, stroll the area, and meet neighbours.

 

An Open House makes it easy for buyers to do just that.

 

It’s an open invitation for them to come by at a specific date and time, to see the property and chat with the REALTOR®. It’s a casual environment, which many buyers prefer. Some buyers, in fact, are more comfortable going to an Open House before scheduling a private viewing.

 

Will you need an Open House to sell your home?

 

That depends on a lot of factors. When I work with clients, I put together a marketing plan designed to sell the property quickly and for the best price possible. Depending on the circumstances, that may or may not include an Open House.

 

If you have questions about what would be involved in a quick and successful sale of your home, contact me. I’d be happy to chat and answer your questions.

 

Thanks,

 

AA

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Located at the corner of 201st and 68th Avenue in the heart of Willoughby, Park Hill's Phase II offers 63 urban 1 - 3 bedroom & Den Condominium Homes and the exciting new addition of City Style Lofts. Situated next to serene rolling parklands and a network of community trails, Park Hill's outdoor lifestyle is just as expansive as it is inside.

 

PARKHILL CONDOS - feature thoughtfully designed floorplans offering spacious kitchens with Quartz counters, sleek SS appliances, elegant nine-foot ceilings, modern vinyl resistant floors in the main area and plush carpets in the bedroom. Natural light fills these homes through bright oversized windows. Backing onto a lush forest area giving you Room to Breathe. 


PARKHILL TOWNHOMES - offer stunning walk up front entries with spaciously designed floorplans focused on natural light and luxurious finishings. Stunning kitchens with a large island and built-in pantry, sleek Samsung SS appliances, elegant 9ft ceilings and modern vinyl resistant floors on the main with large bright windows to flood in natural sunlight. Upstairs plush carpet greets you with ceilings vaulted up to fourteen-feet. 



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Attached sales continue to drive Fraser Valley market in November

SURREY, BC – Demand for Fraser Valley properties persisted through November, once again bolstered by strong attached sales across the region.

 

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,743 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in November, an increase of 39.8 per cent compared to the 1,247 sales in November of last year, and a 3.1 per cent decrease compared to the 1,799 sales in October 2017. This will mark the second highest sales total for a November in the Board’s history.

 

Attached sales represented 53% of all market activity for the month, with apartment sales totaling 496 and townhomes at 426.

 

“Our attached market feels like our detached market used to,” Gopal Sahota, Fraser Valley Real Estate Board President remarked. “With our townhome and apartment inventory here, you have the same wide spectrum for pricing and supply that’s helping buyers of all types find success in the Valley.”

 

Last month the total active inventory for the Fraser Valley was 5,129 listings. Active inventory decreased by 6.5 per cent month-over-month, and decreased 8.4 per cent when compared to November 2016.

 

The Board received 2,324 new listings in November, a 6.3 per cent decrease from October 2017, and a 29.7 per cent increase compared to November 2016’s 1,792 new listings.

 

"As you can imagine, attached listings are moving fast and often facing multiple offer situations,” continued Sahota. “Talk to a REALTOR® if you’re ready to buy, and they can help give you the best chance at the homes you want.”

 

For the Fraser Valley region the average number of days to sell an apartment in November was 17, and 21 for townhomes. Single family detached homes remained on the market for an average of 31 days before selling.

 

HPI® Benchmark Price Activity 


• Single Family Detached: At $972,700, the Benchmark price for a single family detached home in the Valley increased 0.1 per cent compared to October 2017, and increased 13.2 per cent compared to November 2016.

• Townhomes: At $505,700, the Benchmark price for a townhome in the Fraser Valley increased 0.6 per cent compared to October 2017, and increased 19 per cent compared to November 2016.

• Apartments: At $376,700, the Benchmark price for apartments/condos in the Fraser Valley increased 2 per cent compared to October 2017, and increased 36.6 per cent compared to November 2016.


Full package:
http://www.fvreb.bc.ca/statistics/Package201711.pdf

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