Preparing and negotiating an offer for your dream house is tricky, and in today’s Canadian housing market, it’s very stressful for many home buyers. In our current seller’s market, house listings are getting multiple bids and many people have gone through more than one bidding process. After losing out on a couple of bids, many are tempted to get any house they can, sometimes at prices that are way over market value because of the intense bidding. I’ve seen this happen a lot with our Hamilton housing market.
I do my own in-house market valuations for all of Hamilton and surrounding areas, based on MPAC statistics and appraisal formulas. With these tools I’ve been able to provide clients with accurate offers that reflect true market values so that seller’s take your offer seriously and you don’t end up overpaying for your home.
Sometimes negotiation is needed. Most people don’t like that part and aren’t trained to negotiate in a high-pressure situation. With over 8 years of real estate training and experience, I can take that load off your mind by negotiating conditions and requirements with the homeowners or their agent.