SO....YOUR HOME SOLD FOR AN INCREDIBLE PRICE IN THE SPRING MARKET AND.....OH GEEEEEEEZ......IT DIDN'T.

Recently I was hanging out with some friends in my community and a neighbour joined us and when she saw me...she was not pleased. People were asking me about the market and she made it clear that she "didn't trust Real Estate Agents"....apparently including me. Her home had sold firm in the nutso spring market...and because it had a long closing...when it came time to close....her property no longer appraised out for what it sold for...the buyers walked away...and she and her husband had to re-list their home and sell it again for a lot less than in the spring. AND...they had bought another home.

This nightmare is happening to a lot of people right now...it's been estimated that possibly 60% of Sellers who sold in the spring market are experiencing some form of price reduction . Many are involved in legal skirmishes to re-coup their losses. It hasn't been pretty...for anyone.

So who's to blame ? Everyone knew that this dream period couldn't last....but NO ONE could have predicted the dramatic rise in value within a matter of weeks and how far the market would fall a few months later.

When I speak to clients before I list a property...I always explain realistic pricing versus inflated pricing and how you have to be careful to not price your property too high because of the very real threat that a home may not appraise out later...ESPECIALLY if you have a long closing. Most of my colleagues do the same thing. BUT...if your neighbour just sold their home for $200,000 over asking....you're gonna want the same thing..AND if your Sales Rep won't list you at the price that you want...chances are you'll probably find some other Realtor who will try to get you that pot of gold....and chances also are....you'll be looking at a price reduction in your near future....

So...here's the happy ending....the market has now made a nice adjustment and we have returned to properties appraising out for what they would have sold for in the late Spring of 2016. And if you've forgotten....2016 was a great year for Sellers. The absolutely wonderful thing about this price adjustment is that my Buyers who couldn't afford their dream home in February...just might have a shot now.

And the lesson ???? When you list your home....make sure your price is based on recent comparables....not the wacky and weird market from last Spring.

P.S. Please don't "shoot the messenger". Most Realtors are just trying to help....honest.

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MY JOB IS TO HELP YOU FIND THE HOME YOU REALLY WANT...

IF YOU'RE ALREADY THERE...STAY PUT.

IF YOU'RE NOT TRULY HAPPY WITH WHERE YOU LIVE....

LET'S GET AT IT !!!!

Selling your home...or buying one...maybe for the first time.... is contemplating a change that will possibly involve the biggest financial decision of your life, and it's not an easy process.

And...you don't know who I am....

So....... why would you trust me to help you ? 

The truth is that you shouldn't...not right away.

 I'm willing to earn your trust by providing you with the information that you need to make educated decisions about buying or selling a home, and it won't cost you anything or "hook" you into giving me information that sends you repeated automated emails.

I've been a full time, award winning Realtor for eighteen years and I pride myself on having a very high client referral rate.  I won't pressure you.  I'll take the time to make sure you know exactly what you're doing.

Call me at 905-960-9545, or email me at sbrooke@rogers.com

                                I'll be with you...every step of the way.

 


I HAVE AMAZING CLIENTS


I'm Very Grateful For The Support That I Have Received From My Clients. Here Are Some Of Their Kind Words.....

 

Suzanne knows her stuff.  She lives in our area and knows everything about the homes here.  (Bogart Pond ). We now know how to de-clutter and look forward to decorating our new home and staying there !
If you want great service and a positive real estate experience...get Suzanne .”
 
Deborah and Joseph Leduc,May 2017

 

"If you are reading this on Suzanne Brooke’s website, then you have already made your first smart move in buying or selling your Newmarket home.  Please spend a few more minutes here and read Suzanne’s simple, honest, and direct message. "

" After more than 34 years in our home in Newmarket, we decided in mid-February 2016 to sell it and move to eastern Ontario.  But how do you choose a Realtor to help sell the home you have ‘customized’ for 34+ years?  Call it luck, fate, destiny – whatever you like – but a Google search landed us at http://www.suzannebrooke.com/. There was just something about it; we connected with the spirit of the words immediately.  A few days later, we met Suzanne in person and it felt like renewing an old friendship – even though we’d never before met.

From the beginning, we knew we could count on her for straight talk, solid advice, and just the right touch of humour to keep us going.  Our home needed a make-over if it was going to be popular in today’s market, we learned.  Then Suzanne advised us how to proceed: 1) declutter, 2) repaint strategically, and 3) work with her chosen staging team to present our home’s best face to the world.  It was a tough job and Suzanne artfully choreographed each step along the way…when to publish the listing, hold the Agents’ Open House, host the public open house, and even when to receive and review offers.  Her timing was perfect and she never missed a cue. Five weeks after that first meeting, our house made its debut in the real estate section of the Newmarket Era-Banner. It sold in five days for thousands above the asking price.

So, if you are looking for a skilled professional to help you buy or sell your home, look no further.  Suzanne Brooke is an accomplished artist in this field – you won’t find a more talented, dedicated, or ethical partner in the real estate arena. 

Bob & Shirley Davies, Newmarket & Belleville, ON April/ 2016

 

 

"IT WAS JUST SPECTACULAR WATCHING THIS WOMAN WORK - PROFESSIONAL, COOL AS A CUCUMBER IN A SITUATION THAT WOULD HAVE KNOCKED MOST TO THEIR KNEES. KNOWLEDGEABLE AND JUST PLAIN HONEST - IF YOU'RE SELLING YOUR HOME - YOU NEED SUZANNE BROOKE TO PARTNER WITH YOU. SHE IS WITHOUT A DOUBT THE BEST, MOST HARDWORKING WOMAN I'VE HAD THE HONOUR TO MEET AND WORK WITH." Tracy Bowen, June 2015