Many people only see a doctor when they're
sick or have some other health concern. On the
other hand, some people visit a doctor regularly
for check-ups, to ask questions and get advice,
and to maintain good health.
Which do you think is the better approach?
Obviously, the second one!
The same thing is true when it comes to real
estate. Even if you have no current plans to buy
or sell a home, there are many reasons to talk to
a REALTOR® regularly in order to maintain your
good "real estate" health. For example, you can:
• Get an assessment of the current market value
of your home, so you can make an informed
decision about whether to stay or move.
• Ask about the state of the local real estate
market (which may be vastly different than
what you hear on the national news.)
• Find out what homes are currently selling for in
• Learn what's currently available on the market,
especially in neighbourhoods you would like to
live in and that are within your budget.
• Ask for a contractor recommendation.
In fact, it's a good idea to have a chat with your
REALTOR® once or twice a year, even if it's just
to say hello.
You want to build a relationship with a good
REALTOR® who understands (and cares
about) you and your needs. That way, when it
does come time for you to make a move,
you're dealing with a REALTOR® you already
know and trust.
Don't have a good REALTOR®? Call today!