How long did it take to sell a home in the North Okanagan in June of 2015? Well according to the statistics, it only took on average 68 days to sell a property of this kind! That is dramatically lower that June of 2013 when it took an average of 110 days to sell a residential home in the North Okanagan, of which Vernon is a part.
Here is a breakdown of the stats:
June 2012 - 81 days to sell a home
June 2013 - 110 days to sell a home
June 2014 - 88 days to sell a home
June 2015 - 68 days to sell a home, 3 days less than May of this year!
So it seems that homes are still selling faster for the first time since 2011! If you are thinking of selling your home then now might be the time to act.
Keep checking back to our blog page on our website http://www.thedonmillergroup.ca for more information on the housing sales market in the North Okanagan area of British Columbia.
Is My Home Ready For Sale?
OK people, you are wanting to list your biggest prized possession on the market for sale! GREAT! But, is your house ready for sale?
Before you start digging out your house keys to hand them over to a buyer, there are some things that you should consider doing to maximize the potential return on, this, your biggest investment. You want to get top dollar for your place don't you?
So here is something for you to work on before the buyers start calling! Let's start with something very simple, DOORS & WINDOWS!
Dirt, fingerprints or other stains?
Need new paint?
Open/close easily without squeaks?
Latches/handles secure and working properly?
Glass sparkling clean/chip- and crack-free?
Latches/handles/locks secure, working properly?
Dirt and fingerprints on frames or sills?
Screens clean and without holes?
Storm windows in good condition?
Window coverings (curtains, drapes, blinds, etc.)
Dirt or stains?
Excessive wear or sun damage?
Open/close easily, hardware working properly
Keep this as a checklist as you are working away at getting things ship shape and cross things off the list as you go, you will feel like you have achieved something!
Great job! Keep checking back to my blog for more tips on how to get your property ready for sale!
Next Week, we will tackle the Kitchen!
And remember if you don't know what your home is worth, then call and we can help you decide what to price your biggest investment!