Monthly Archives: January 2017

Come Out on Top in a Multiple Offer Situation

In a sizzling hot real estate market, it is imperative for a home buyer to be in the know about current market conditions.Since many home buyers do not pay particularly close attention to the market when they are not purchasing a home, they may not be entirely familiar with how it transitions from one month to the next.

“When the market changes to a seller’s market, a buyer’s strategy should reflect this change as well,” says Cathy Rocca. “In a seller’s market, a home buyer is unlikely to be successful using the same techniques practiced in a balanced market or a buyer’s market.”

If it is a seller’s market, it could be challenging to buy the first home a buyer wants to purchase. It is not uncommon that a fantastic home that is well-priced can draw multiple offers. When this occurs, the home often sells for more than list price.

But money isn’t always the bottom line for a seller. Other factors come into play when it comes to multiple offers. If you are aiming to purchase a home in a seller’s market, here are some tips to help you write that winning purchase offer and to help you gain an advantage over the competition. Put Your Best Face Forward

Now is not the time to make a low-ball offer in hopes the seller will bite. In this type of market it is imperative to write your very best offer if you are really hoping to secure the home. You might get only one chance to make an impression on the seller, so determine what your top dollar is and put forth an offer for that price.

Write a Friendly Offer

Do not write an offer that includes demands that will irritate or anger the seller. If the sellers want a few more days in the house, show that you are different from the competition and be generous by giving the seller two or three days to move out. If there are things you would like them to take care of or fix, and they are not really a big deal, consider letting them go.

Keep Your Contingency Periods Short

The objective of contingencies is to protect you and your earnest money deposit in case something goes wrong, like not being able to secure a mortgage in time. If you choose to waive your financing condition, for example, it assures the seller that you will still be able to come through with funds even if your lender doesn’t. Before you agree to waive any contingencies, however, you should check with your attorney. If you decide you want to keep contingencies in your offer, try to keep the time period to get your inspection an appraisal or a mortgage as short as possible.

Making a successful offer in a seller’s market can be tricky and frustrating, but with an efficient realtor that is experienced and has the correct  know-how, you’ll soon be in your new home.

The Rocca Sisters & Associates have enlisted some of the best and brightest Sales Representatives in the industry to work with buyers only, ensuring that you receive personalized and uncompromising service and that your best interests are served.

Our Associates monitor the market minute by minute and will alert you to any new properties as they hit the market. In a fast-paced market, this is key to successfully finding and securing your new home. Not only that but understanding the market is essential to paying the right price for your new home. Our Associates are dedicated to surveying and evaluating the market. They spend countless hours previewing homes and monitoring the agents listing system so they can provide you with the comparable information you need to make the right decisions when making offers on homes.

If you are looking to buy or sell your home, you can take comfort in their full service, highly responsive, executive team of professionals for all your real estate needs.

Contact The Rocca Sisters & Associates today and let their personal approach and proven results surpass your expectations.

Their sales production and volume is consistently one of the top on the Hamilton Burlington Real Estate Board where your home is.

 

Rocca Sisters achieve lifetime recognition in National Chairman’s Club

The Rocca Sisters & Associates is thrilled to have recently become the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime National Chairman’s Club Award. This achievement award is only presented to elite members of the National Chairman’s Club who are in the top one percent of Royal LePage’s sales force. Lifetime membership in the National Chairman’s Club is presented to members attaining Chairman’s Club standing for ten consecutive years.

“We are honoured to receive this distinguished award on behalf of our team and all our Associates for their exceptional sales performance and relentless commitment to client satisfaction,” says Cathy Rocca.

Cathy and Tanya grew up with the belief that you are only as strong as the people on your team. “We’ve stacked the deck with the best of the best in terms of Listing and Buyer Associates,” explains Cathy.

So what does this new status mean for our clients and community?  More Results! With this new status, this serves to validate our proven systems in place that continues to lead the way in the industry and supports our brand with proven consistency.  Royal LePage has well over 15,000 agents across Canada and we have humbly and reliably been ranked within the top 10 over the last several years (#1 in Burlington), which in itself attracts more qualified buyers and sellers.

“We take great pride in the fact that we have outstanding Agents who provide superior client service,” adds Tanya Rocca.  “As such, we remain focused on providing our clients with an enjoyable and highly successful real estate buying and selling experience.”

The Rocca Sisters & Associates brand is a symbol of excellence and standards, and our team is trained to ensure consistency and integrity. “Our name is everything. It’s a foundation built on a commitment to professionalism, to service, to clients,” explains Cathy.

“Humbly, we have been seen as an inspiration to business leaders in the community, and we can thank the structure of our brand promise for that reputation,” adds Tanya. “Our brand and systems is not just a reflection of us, it’s a reflection of you and your home.”

With a basis on integrity, reputation, clients, community and above all, family, The Rocca Sisters & Associates believe in continual growth and wish to offer nothing but the best to our clients and those in our community.

“Moving forward, as we strive to make 2017 even better yet, we have set specific goals that will allow us to continually exceed your expectations and provide an experience that is not just the best, but remarkable,” says Tanya.

The Rocca Sisters & Associates would like to thank our community, clients, family & friends for giving us the opportunity to be once again ranked in the top one percent of the Royal LePage nationwide.

Why a Buyer’s Agent is still necessary

Without question, the real estate industry has evolved immensely over the past several years, particularly with the online searches and the ability of buyers having access to property listings and information instantly and without the use of realtor.

However, a good buyer’s agent will perform many important tasks on behalf of the buyer that are well over and above property searches, including understanding, evaluating, and presenting property information to home buyers.

Because we believe that Buyers and Sellers should have the very best representation possible. We have, therefore, enlisted some of the best and brightest Sales Representatives in the industry to work with buyers only – ensuring that you receive personalized and uncompromising service and that your best interests are served.

Our Associates monitor the market minute by minute and will alert you to any new properties as they hit the market. In a fast-paced market, this is key to successfully finding and securing your new home. Home buyers solely depending on realtor.ca will be left behind! Our Associates will alert you of new listings at least 48 hours before they appear on realtor.ca/mls.ca.

Understanding the market is essential to paying the right price for your new home. Our Associates are dedicated to surveying and evaluating the market. They spend countless hours previewing homes and monitoring the agents listing system so they can provide you with the comparable information you need to make the right decisions when making offers on homes.

We are among the best negotiators in the business. Previous clients had employed the strategy of calling the Listing Sales Representative directly – assuming they would get “a better deal” on a property by doing so. In the end, after using our services, they realized they were less likely to negotiate successfully because the Listing Sales Representative was acting in the best interest of the Seller!

Our Associates take you through the entire process of buying a home. Everything from getting qualified by a financial institution, finding your new home, negotiating the best price, arranging home inspections, choosing a lawyer, re-visiting the property before close and helping you find movers.

Let us show you our difference!

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