Posted 2.4.13 @ 12:35 by: Staff

So you want to list your Oakville real estate for sale… but just who actually wants to buy your house? Half the trouble (or most of it) can come from trying to figure out buyers and catering to their interests. Some will be suspicious of an American style housing crash here in Canada and can be more cynical when it comes to buying luxury Oakville real estate. Others are taking a long view and trying to avoid inflation by buying now. Many are sick of paying high rents and would rather build equity.

More Taking the Long View

Right now more buyers are taking the long view, which means if they’re buying a nice family home they’re going to focus more on maintenance and potential than they are on extreme amenities to sell a home. If you’re selling luxury Oakville real estate you’ll find a pickier brand of buyer, but overall they’re looking more at what they can do to the home. This means that they’re going to be a little less picky about a scuffmark on the floor and a lot pickier about oil tanks working and a new roof.

Rents Are Rising, Why Not Buy?

With rents rising all across the GTA, more buyers are looking to just buy a home. Oakville real estate is a great alternative to the Toronto bubble with million dollar homes everywhere you turn. Many buyers coming out this spring will be buying for the first time, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know what they’re doing. When it comes to Gen X/Y buyers and Millennials you’ll find more and more are doing their research and working with an Oakville realtor to get the skinny on what’s going on with a house before they even come by for a viewing.

The Internet Makes Buyers Know More Before They Buy

There are literally hundreds of apps right now on the market that help buyers do everything from comparative marketing analysis to haggling, are you ready? There isn’t an app out yet that can match our expertise as Oakville real estate agents! It’s still important to know that buyers now are much more knowledgeable than they were 10, 5 or even 2 years ago. Buyers are looking at Oakville real estate as an investment, and they’re looking to the internet to find their answers.

The Economy Has Made Them a Little Paranoid

The economy has made buyers, new buyers in particular, a little paranoid about buying a home. They’re not sure how long the low interest rates will hold, they’re not sure if this is the right home for them, and that’s why you need us! We’ll be able to show your home in the best possible light and help you work the right angles to find a buyer that’s right for your home. Every home and neighbourhood is different – call us today and see what we can do for you!

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