Monthly Archives: November 2016

Streets filled with magic, cheer at Santa Parades

Christmas parades are a great way for the community to officially kick off the holiday season and Santa parades in particular have a rich history and have been taking place across North America for decades.

The Rocca Sisters & Associates were so excited to have taken part in the Flamborough Santa Claus Parade this past Saturday November 26. Despite the wet weather, the evening parade was filled with joy and wonder!

The Flamborough Santa Claus Parade has had remarkable success in providing a night for families that is both magical and fun. Wonderful holiday music from numerous bands put everyone in the festive spirit and the dance schools were delightful and most entertaining!

One of things we adore the most about the parades is seeing so many of our clients, friends and family enjoying what our community has to offer.

The Rocca Sisters enjoys giving back to our community by enthusiastically participating in event and activities that result in a significant contribution to the overall quality of life of our friends, neighbours and colleagues.

Don’t forget to come out and join us at the annual Burlington Christmas Parade that takes place on Sunday, Dec. 2. The Rocca Sisters will have a float in the parade route that starts at 2 p.m. at the Burlington Mall at the corner of Prospect Street and Guelph Line.

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Valuing your home properly is key

Everyone’s current situation and goals for selling a home are unique.  Though every sale is different and demands professional advice and personal attention from your realtor, pricing your home properly is essential to all selling scenarios.

The opportune time to sell is when a home first hits the market, particularly in a seller’s market like we have now. This is because many buyers have been eyeing properties currently on the market and are waiting for just the perfect one to make its debut.

Setting the proper price from the get go places you in the best possible light to appeal to the most number of buyers that have the ability to pay the price your home is worth. This translates to selling your home in a timely and efficient manner.

If your home is underpriced, you may see a large flock of onlookers and even receive multiple offers.

“But the flip side to underpricing your home is you could also lose thousands on your family’s largest investment,” warns Tanya Rocca.

An overpriced home, on the other hand, will most likely result in a lack of interest in your property and result in a scarce amount of offers.

“If your house is overpriced, viewers that do express an interest will be less inclined to put forth an offer to pay an unrealistic price,” says Cathy Rocca.

“If you wait too long and then decide to lower your price at a later time, you may have already missed out on out on many of the most interested buyers.”

Pricing a property can be viewed as a balancing act where the goal is to achieve the highest price possible but, at the same time, not to deter potential buyers from placing an offer.

Arriving at an accurate asking price involves up-to-the-minute research and experienced judgment.  Besides thoroughly analyzing current real estate market trends, your realtor should measure your home against similar neighborhood homes that have recently been sold or are currently on the market.

“You’ll want to know how long these homes were on the market, and whether sellers had to reduce their initial prices in order to sell,” says Tanya.

“It is also important to determine what features make your house stand out among others currently on the market.  After all, buyers are comparison shoppers.”

The Rocca Sisters and Associates offer a detailed Comparative Market Analysis that gives you the accurate, reliable foundation you need to price your home right.

“We use the most up-to-date statistical analysis to assess the value of your home,” says Cathy. “We price it right the first time.”

The bottom line is if you are looking for top dollar when selling your home, it’s smart to set the right price at the outset. When you offer your home at its true market value from the day it goes on the market, you’re giving yourself the best chance to receive a fair offer in a reasonable amount of time.

Contact The Rocca Sisters & Associates today for a free, no obligation assessment on the value of your home and let their personal approach and proven results surpass your expectations.

A wonderland of holiday magic at this year’s Holiday House Tour

For those who love holiday decorating, there are few things that gladden the heart more than a beautiful home beautifully adorned. This past weekend, from Friday, November 11 through Sunday, November 13, a few noteworthy homes opened their doors to the public as part of the Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington’s 34th annual Holiday House Tour of Distinctive Homes.

It was a fun, fascinating look inside three private homes, variously bedecked for the season. The Rocca Sisters & Associates were honoured to sponsor this year’s House Tour and were on hand to guide and assist guests throughout the three-day event. Attendees received a free tote bag, compliments of the Rocca Sisters & Associates.

Visitors were inspired by unique ideas gleaned from the creativity of the many talented, professional designers who decorated the distinctive homes. And this year, not only were visitors delighted to see beautiful homes decked in a wonderland of holiday magic, but they also got ideas of different ways to renovate. Each of the homes on tour had undergone very recent major renovations that surprised and delighted its many admirers. The annual Holiday House Tour of Distinctive Homes generates funds to carry out the mission and purpose of the Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington: developing the potential of women, improving the community and promoting voluntarism.

We hope you can join us at the City of Burlington’s Christmas Parade, taking place on Sunday, December 4. The parade starts at 2 p.m. at the corner of Prospect Street and Guelph Line and is by far a community favorite! This year, The Rocca Sisters and Associates will also be participating in the Flamborough Santa Claus Parade taking place on Saturday, November 26 from 6:30 pm.

Help us fill the streets with joy and be sure to wave “hello” to the Rocca Sisters’ Team as we parade on by with Santa and other local businesses! For more coverage on recent events, visit our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/RoccaSisters/ or for information about our upcoming events, visit the “Upcoming Events” section of our website at www.RoccaSisters.ca.

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