According to CBC.ca today (http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/vancouver-toronto-house-sales-surge-over-year-1.1894044) Vancouver and Toronto both saw an increase in sales, year over year, September '12 to September '13, with sales rising 63.8% in Vancouver (yes, you read correctly) and 30% in Toronto. Yup, you are reading the numbers correctly! It's no wonder I can't get my buyers into houses quick enough to see them before they are sold and, not just sold, but sold in a bidding war.
I believe there are a lot of dormant sellers, though, waiting to see what the market is going to bear.....we all know, however, that no one holds the proverbial crystal ball. Prepare your house now, put everyday items away, purge if necessary and get the corners in all rooms cleaned. It only takes a buyer 9 seconds to decide if they want to come into your house when it's for sale, take a look outside of the house, clean the garden, mow the lawn, tidy up. So, if you are thinking about downsizing, upsizing or just changing neighbourhoods, now is the PERFECT time to put your house on the market. If you are proud of your house and it shows, buyers should be lining up to see it! And, if you are looking for honest advice about the market and what buyers are willing to pay, I'd love to sit down over a coffee and talk to you about it.