2111 Highway 359 | Centreville, Nova Scotia

2111 Highway 359 | Centreville

$649,900

4 Beds

3 Baths

4,000 Sq Ft

6.34 Acres

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Fabulous 4000 sq ft home, extensively renovated in 2014. You will love the charming covered veranda, perfect for year round barbecues. A spacious foyer with adjacent laundry leads you to the custom dream kitchen featuring gorgeous sunsets, lots of cabinetry and an open concept dining and living area. An office, bedroom, sun-room and bath are also conveniently located on the main level. This versatile family home could accommodate a multi generational family or any home based business, given its private lower level entry, separate driveway and abundance of space. Experience the serenity of nature in the warm western sun of the private back acreage. The 32 X 40 shop is fully insulated and heated. It has its own drilled well, bathroom and separate septic. It was designed as a multi use shop with excellent ventilation, high ceilings and no interior partitions. The 6.34 landscaped, gently sloped acres feature a house set well back from the road, a small pond, filled with goldfish and turtles, mature trees, beautiful lawns and freshly tilled, rich soil. Could this be your new homestead?

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We all want to be good neighbors. But when it comes to selling your home, it’s not just about “keeping up with the Joneses.” It’s about outshining them at every opportunity!

If you’re looking to sell your home fast and for the most money possible, you’ll need a strategy to set it apart from all the other listings competing for buyers in your area. That’s why we’ve outlined our proven, five-step plan for serious sellers.

Use these five tactics to help your listing get noticed, win over buyers, and net a higher sales price than your neighbors!

STEP 1: Stage Your Home to Show Its Full Potential

The average seller will do the minimum to prepare their home for market: clean and declutter, fix anything that’s broken, mow the lawn. And while those tasks are essential, today’s buyers want more than just a clean house and tidy yard. When they dream of buying a new home, they envision a designer house with modern finishes. Help them see your property’s full potential by staging it.

Home staging is one of the hottest trends in real estate—because it works! According to the Real Estate Staging Association, homes that are professionally staged spend 73% less time on the market.1

So what exactly is staging? In a broad sense, staging is the act of preparing your home for market. The goal is to highlight your home’s strengths, minimize any deficiencies, and help buyers envision themselves living in the space. When staging a home, you might rearrange the furniture to make a room feel larger or remove heavy curtains to make it appear brighter.

Some sellers choose to hire a professional home stager, who has specialized training and experience, to maximize the appeal of their home to the largest number of potential buyers. Others may opt to do it themselves, using guidance from their agent.

Staging your home can be costly but we can help you determine the appropriate budget and effort required to push your home ahead of the competition in your neighborhood. The good news is, an investment in staging pays off. A 2018 survey found that 85% of staged homes sold for 6-25% more than their unstaged neighbors homes.2

STEP 2: Draw Buyers in with High-Quality Listing Photos

You only have one chance to make a first impression with potential buyers. And many buyers will view photos of a listing before they decide whether or not to visit it in person. In fact, 87% of buyers find photos “very useful” in their home search.3 Poor-quality or amateur-looking listing photos could keep buyers from ever stepping through your door.

Since good photography plays such an important role in getting your property noticed, we only work with the top local professionals to photograph our listings. But we don’t just rely on their photography skills when it comes to showcasing your home.

We go the extra mile to ensure your listing photos showcase the true essence of your home. We work closely with our photographers to ensure the photos taken capture the best angles, lighting and that they capture all of your homes unique features and selling features.The extra effort pays off in the end. In fact, listings with high-quality photography sell 32% faster than the competition … and often for more money!4

 

With the rise in virtual real estate we have been doing virtual tours through the Matterport program. Virtual tours allow prospective buyers to walk through every room of their home remotely on their computer, phone, tablet or through their VR headsets. 95% of buyers are more likely to call about homes with 3D virtual tours5.

STEP 3: Price It Properly From the Start

Even in a strong real estate market, there are homes that will sit unsold for months on end. This can be the “kiss of death” in real estate, as buyers tend to imagine that there must be something wrong with the property, even if it’s not the case.

But why are those houses still on the market in the first place? It’s because they are often priced too high.

Every buyer has a budget. And most will be viewing listings within a particular price range. If your property is overpriced, it can’t properly compete with the other houses they’re viewing that are priced correctly. Which means it’ll sit on the market until you’re eventually forced to drop the price.

Alternatively, if you price your home aggressively, it can be among the nicest homes that buyers have seen within their budget. This can lead to emotionally-attached buyers, who are often willing to pay a premium or settle for fewer seller concessions. And in certain markets, it can lead to a multiple-offer situation, or bidding war. The end result? More money in your pocket.

We can help you determine the ideal listing price for your home in the current market. Pricing it properly in the beginning is the best way to ensure a fast and profitable sale.

 

STEP 4: Put on a Good Show at Each Showing

Once buyers are interested enough to schedule a visit, it’s crucial that you put on a good show at each showing.

The first step is to make your home readily available—and often on short notice—for buyers to see it. A missed showing is a missed opportunity to sell your home. If you set too many restrictions on when it’s available to view, busy buyers will simply skip over your listing and move on to the next one.

Part of making your home available means keeping it relatively show-ready as long as it’s on the market. Most of us don’t live picture-perfect lives, and our homes reflect the day-to-day reality of our busy (and sometimes messy) families. But a little extra effort spent keeping your home clean, fresh-smelling, and ready for buyers will help it sell faster … which means you can get back to your regular routine as quickly as possible!

 

STEP 5: Use a Proven Promotion Plan

Most agents are still marketing their listings like they did 20 years ago.put a sign in the yard, put the listing in the MLS, and pray that it sells. Yet, we know that 93% of buyers search for real estate listings online.3

That’s why we invest in the latest training and technology—to ensure your listing appears in the places where buyers are most likely to look. Our dual-level promotion strategy includes both pre-launch activities designed to seed the marketplace and post-listing activities to ensure your home stays top-of-mind with potential buyers.

By utilizing online and social marketing platforms to connect with consumers and offline channels to connect with local real estate agents, your property gets maximum exposure to prospective buyers.

LET’S GET MOVING

Are you thinking about listing your home? Get a head start on your competition! Contact us for a copy of our Home Seller’s Guide, which offers a complete guide to the home selling process. Or call us to schedule a free no-commitment consultation. We’d love to put together a custom plan to maximize the sales potential of your property!

Sources:

  1. Real Estate Staging Association – https://www.realestatestagingassociation.com/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=304550&module_id=164548
  2. Home Staging Resources –
    https://www.homestagingresources.com/2018-home-staging-statistics/
  3. National Association of Realtors –
    https://www.nar.realtor/sites/default/files/documents/2018-real-estate-in-a-digital-world-12-12-2018.pdf
  4. RIS Media –
    https://rismedia.com/2018/12/12/shocking-stats-importance-photography-real-estate/
  5. Matterport-https://bit.ly/matterports

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Absolutely stunning and unobstructed views and over 375′ of waterfront! You can see Point Pleasant Park, watch cruise ships sail by, or just enjoy the view from all angles. This property is truly a rare find and the opportunities are endless. With your very own water frontage it is perfect for the boater in the family. You may keep this treasure all to yourself or divide and build your dream and share the beauty with others. The home has been lovingly cared for and enjoyed, unique fixtures, one-of-a-kind spiral staircase from a local historic building stain glass window, solid hardwood floors on the main level, ease of access for entertaining and to the meticulously kept grounds, are just a few of the features. You will not be disappointed and truly cannot appreciate the views unless you see them yourself. Call for your private viewing today.

100 Mcginnis
Mahone Bay

$1,350,000

5 Beds

3 Baths

4,584 Sq Ft

4 Acres

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Impressive 4 acre Oceanfront Estate with outstanding views of the islands and waters of Mahone Bay. With over 230 ft of direct waterfront, a 100 ft wharf and a 6000 lb mooring, this home is ideal for boating enthusiasts and the active family. Custom built, with in floor heat and interesting architectural angles, is designed with entertaining in mind. Italian marble entry, tile and laminate flooring throughout, it’s perfect for allergy suffers. Offering open concept living with a large guest room, and a modern kitchen that the chef of the family will surly enjoy. Main Floor den/office, an attractive turret to sit back and read a good book, over sized balcony and windows to take in the views are just a few details. You will appreciate the stunning master bedroom with floor to ceiling windows and a huge balcony with fabulous ensuite. Great size bedrooms + bonus room cap this level off. Triple detached garage is ideal for housing all the motor vehicles one would desire. Just mins to the town of Mahone Bay and 1 hour drive to the International Halifax Airport.

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259 Maple Grove
Timberlea

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