The Deutschmann Team
RE/MAX TWIN CITY REALTY INC.
Phone: (519) 841-6511
Email: info@elitere.ca
Website: www.elitere.ca
 

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We hope you had a wonderful Victoria Day long weekend!

Since we're well into spring with our warm weather (finally) and spring blooms, it's also hard to ignore the increase in "For Sale" signs popping up. A question you might have given the season: Is this a good time to list?

According to the stats released by the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of Realtors in April, the average home price has receded by 6.6% versus April of last year. We have to keep this in perspective though.  High priced homes were selling at the beginning of last year versus a high quantity of lower priced homes this year.  This will affect the averages.  The problem is that the masses look at the averages and it will cause concern, which in turn causes the exact result that was cause for concern.  We don't see averages moving up again until the fall.

It's a great time to sell your home if you put the time and effort into getting it ready.  Your home is a product.  People are going to be attracted to the nicest products when there are options.  Prepare your home and you'll get the best price. If you are looking to buy a home, it is also a great time to negotiate a purchase.

If you're considering a move this year we'd love to connect with you to discuss our marketing plans and sales strategies to get your home sold for top dollar.

If you have any questions we'd love to hear from you.

Market Report:

There's lots to say about the current supply and demand for real estate locally.  Here's Drew's report on how the numbers looked last month: http://elitere.ca/kitchener-waterloo-real-estate-market-report-for-april/

Featured Listings:

Final Phase in Carriage Crossing - Starting at $1,427,727

Only a few lots left for the final phase in Carriage Crossing! We are now closing homes in 2019. Make sure you reserve your lot today! Custom build your dream home with Deutschmann Homes in Waterloo's prestigious Carriage Crossing! Premium upgrades included! For more information and pricing: http://elitere.ca/team-listings/.  Want to see pictures of finished homes and previous model homes?  Check out our gallery: http://deutschmannhomes.ca/gallery.php

62 Dolman Street, Breslau - $1,090,000

Stunning custom-built 3+3 bedroom, 6 bathroom bungalow with over 5000 sq ft of finished living space!  Situated on a 1/4+ acre lot with an in-ground pool and backing onto green space, you'll find attention to detail and fine finishes throughout. http://www.myvisuallistings.com/pfsnb/261932

 204 Evens Pond Crescent, Kitchener - $849,900

This stunning model home built by Finoro Homes has 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a walk-out basement. Featuring: a designer kitchen, finished basement, luxurious finishes, tons of upgrades, and a fantastic location. This home offers it all! https://youriguide.com/204_evens_pond_cres_kitchener_on

84 Elmbank Trail, Kitchener - $839,900

This gorgeous, open concept 3 bedroom/2 bath bungalow by Finoro Homes can still be customized with your personal touch!  This 1,850 sq. ft. home is currently under construction in Kitchener's beautiful Doon Creek neighbourhood, just minutes from Highway 401.  Choose from a wide selection of luxury finishes offered by this high quality home builder. The neighbourhood is conveniently located close to nature trails, parks, schools, shopping and restaurants.

834 Creekside Drive, Waterloo - $1,295,000

Prepare to be impressed - this home is a very rare find in the highly sought-after Laurelwood neighbourhood!  Situated on an over-sized lot backing green space, this 4+1 bedroom, 4 bathrooom executive home is loaded with upgrades, boasts over 4000 sq ft of finished living space including a finished walk-out basement. http://www.myvisuallistings.com/vtnb/261384

547 Wasaga Crescent, Waterloo - $799,900

This stunning 3+1 bedroom, 4 bathroom executive home located in Conservation Meadows is better than new!  Recently built with lovely modern finishes, this home is loaded with upgrades, offering over 2800 sq ft of finished living space including a fully finished basement. http://www.myvisuallistings.com/pfsnb/260777

63 Crosby Drive, Kitchener - $569,900

This beautiful 1500+ sq ft 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom family home in Heritage Park/Rosemount has been completely renovated from top to bottom.  This is a rare find boasting stunning interior finishes and includes a finished basement! http://www.myvisuallistings.com/pfsnb/260647

151 Oak Park Drive, Waterloo - $649,900

Prestigious Carriage Crossing! This executive freehold townhome backing onto green space offers luxurious finishes and upgrades throughout including hardwood, quartz counters, master with coffered ceilings and a 2-sided fireplace. Located in a prestigious neighbourhood – these homes rarely come available for sale http://www.myvisuallistings.com/pfsnb/257318

127 West Point Road, Cambridge - $639,900

Are you looking for a home with a gorgeous mature lot?  Then you'll love this beautifully renovated 3+2 bedroom, 2 bathroom raised bungalow.  Situated on a private 0.35 acre lot with an in-ground pool in East Galt. http://www.myvisuallistings.com/evtnb/260698

708-223 Erb Street, Waterloo - $525,000

Enjoy living in the Westmount Grand!  This luxurious 2 bedroom corner unit condo features 1,361 sq ft, a balcony and boasts high end finishes throughout.  http://www.myvisuallistings.com/vt/254916

403-690 King St W, Kitchener - $349,900

This brand new spectacular one bedroom + den condo is now available for sale in Kitchener's newest and trendiest "Midtown Lofts".  Excellent opportunity to live in or invest!  Located right in downtown Kitchener this condo is sure to impress with it's lovely modern finishes.http://www.myvisuallistings.com/evtnb/261124

304 - 1 Victoria St S, Kitchener - $345,000

Spectacular  one bedroom condo is now available for sale at the trendy 1 Victoria St, right in the heart of the "Innovation District".  Don't miss this opportunity to live within walking distnance to U of W School of Pharmacy, McMaster School of Medicine, The Tannery, Google, Communitech, Desire 2 Learn, LRT Station, Kitchener market and so much more

What's Happening in Our Region:

Solstice Sampling is happening once again this year on Saturday June 16th from 5-9pm in Uptown Waterloo.  Kick off the summer with this popular food and drink festival.  You'll have the chance to sample delicious culinary creations from a variety of local eateries. More information will be available soon at: http://uptownwaterloobia.com/annual-festivals-events/solstice-sampling/

Facebook! Have You Liked Our Team Page Yet?

Our team Facebook page is a great place for you to keep informed about the latest news or events in our community, exciting contests or giveaways and sneak peaks into our future and current listings.  If you're not already following us, please take a moment and like our page. 

https://www.facebook.com/thedeutschmannteam/  

3 Reasons Why a House Isn’t Selling
 
Have you ever driven by a For Sale sign and wondered, “That house has been on the market for a long time, I wonder why it isn’t selling”? You might have asked that question because you were worried the same thing would happen when you put your own house on the market!

Often a home doesn’t sell for one of three reasons:

1. The price is too high.
Sometimes a homeowner will set the listing price exceptionally high in the hopes of getting lucky. What happens instead, however, is potential buyers stay away. In today’s real estate market, a house usually sells at a price that is close to its market value. Fortunately, the current market value of your house - and, hence, its approximate selling price - may be higher than you realize. It’s worth getting a free market assessment.

2. The house doesn’t show well. 
Sometimes a house is strategically priced for the market but doesn’t show well. It’s difficult for buyers to look past issues, such as clutter, and see the potential. In those cases, prospective buyers who view the property, don’t like what they see, and move on. If you put your house on the market, make sure it looks its best for prospective buyers.

3. The listing is poorly promoted.
Clearly, buyers won’t become interested in a property if they don’t know about it. The listing must be promoted effectively, and that involves more than a For Sale sign.

Want more tips on selling your house? Call me today.

Judgements Buyers Make in the First 30 Seconds
 
You’ve probably heard the expression, “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.” When it comes to selling your home, that is definitely true. In fact, a buyer will come to several conclusions about your property within the first few minutes of seeing it. That’s why it’s so important to make a good first impression.

How do you do that?

One of the best techniques is to pretend you’re a buyer. Drive up to your home. Open the door. Step into the foyer. Take a quick look around. Then ask yourself, “What impressions am I getting from this property so far? What stands out? What impresses me? What concerns me?”

Of course, you want to get a sense that the home is attractive, spacious, and clean. You want to emphasize the enticing features, while minimizing the less desirable qualities. There are many great tricks that can help.

For example, if your foyer is small, eliminate furniture and other items in that area in order to make it look a bit more spacious.

If you have a fantastic kitchen, show it off to the buyer. Make sure the appliances sparkle. Set the table with your best dishware. Make it look like a showcase in a kitchen store. You want the buyer to see it and say, “Wow.”

Buyers make judgements about your home very quickly. In fact, it’s not uncommon for a buyer to make a comment about your property, like - “I love the high ceilings” - within the first few seconds of coming in the door. Don’t underestimate the importance of that first impression.

Of course, serious buyers will scrutinize your property more closely, especially if they have an initial interest. What you want to do is to make sure to peak that initial interest.

Want the latest tips in showing your home effectively, so it sells quickly? Call today.

Will Your Furniture Fit?
 
When you’re viewing a property that’s on the market, you’ll probably try to imagine how your furniture will fit and look in that space. Where will your desk go in the home office? How will you position the sofa and chairs in the living room?

First, it’s often larger furniture that creates the most concern. Make sure you have those measurements on hand when viewing a property. That way, you can use a measuring tape to get a clear idea of how that particular piece of furniture will fit in the room.

Second, there are many online tools you can use to plan and position furniture for a particular size and shape of room. By using a site such as http://www.roomsketcher.com, you can position your furniture - and see how it fits, in just a few minutes.

Finally, when viewing a home, confirm that larger pieces of furniture can be moved into the rooms. A large, wrap-around sofa may not easily make it up or down narrow, winding steps. Knowing that in advance gives you the opportunity to plan accordingly.

notable, quotable... quotes!
 

“It is best to disregard talk and judge only actions.”
Dorothy Day

“You always pass failure on the way to success.”
Mickey Rooney

“What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.”
Mary Pickford


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