Take Advantage Of Halifax's Sellers Market in 2020

Many pockets of the Halifax Regional Municipality are finding themselves in a seller's market in late 2018 & continuing through into the new year of 2020. Inventory of available homes for sale is low. Some properties listed on MLS® are receiving competing offers. If you are lucky enough to be experiencing a sellers' market, it is indeed a fabulous time to list your home for sale.












Take advantage of the pent-up demand & contact Merv today because demand drives competition. With few homes to choose from, the nicest homes are attracting the most attention but even the outdated perhaps even ugly homes will sell too simply from the lack of inventory to pick from,

Want To Attract Multiple Offers? A foolish question, of course you do! Exactly how do you generate your best chance of a quick sale & to obataining competing offers? Here is what Merv & his clients do:

  • Prepare your home for sale. Merv & Natalie can make recommendations on how best to prepare your home. Most often it is simply some decluttering, packing & deep cleaning. It may also include some minor repairs, updating a few light fixtures of painting, using white light light bulbs & making your home brighter. Some times, a Home Stager can be employed to further help prepare your home for sale by making it beautiful & appeal to the vast majority of home buyers. For a guide on DIY Home Staging CLICK HERE
  • Set your asking price at or a hair less than the current market value. Merv will help you determine the best price to list your home for by providing you with recent comparables in your area & knowledge of those properties. 
  • Merv will activate your listing, in most cases on a Thursday evening, Friday or a Monday morning. On Mondays, listings are seen by more REALTORS® however, home buyers often research new listings on Thursday evening or Friday to book viewings for the weekend. 
  • Have An Open House. Merv likes to hosts an Open House on the first Sunday that your home is on the market. Home buyers love to peruse Open Houses. They often call their own real estate agents after visiting an open house in order to book another showing. Sometimes, seeing other buyers visiting the open house will give them the impression that they need to act quickly & write an offer.
  • Give Buyers & their real estate agents ample access to your home. Limiting access may give the buyers the feeling that you will be difficult to negotiate with.
  • Be Social & Get The Word Out. Merv & Natalie are very active on social media, as you may have noticed. So when they post ad ad for your home, share it. Of course, refrain from answering questions or making remarks about your home. You could inavertingly scare buyers away or comprimise your negotiating ability. 
  • Allow Merv to install a For Sale Sign. Your neighbours obviously enjoy living in your community & may have friends & family looking to move to the area. It also makes your home easier to find by buyers & their agents.

Of course, to get the entire process started, you need to contact Merv (902 ) 497-1217.

RE/MAX Sellers Guide

In today’s real estate market, home-seller’s have an opportunity to make the most of their investment. The RE/MAX Home Selling Guide presents relevant information including advice on transacting safely in today’s environment, DO’s and DON’Ts when listing and showing a home, and important terms to know.

RE/MAX Home Staging Guide

As a real estate professional, you know the benefits of a well-staged home, and you understand the time it takes to declutter a home, and that the potential cost of staging a home is worth it. But do your sellers? This RE/MAX Home Staging Guide offers a room-by-room approach and explains why home staging is an important aspect of selling a home.

A Marketing Plan That Yields RESULTS!

Our marketing plan is working wonders in our local Halifax Real Estate market.

Our listings are selling in nearly 1/2 the time as those of our NSAR® colleagues. Not only that, but also for a full 1.24-1.88% higher price! With the average sale price of a home 🏡in our port city that means our seller clients are averaging $4000 more for their homes. That translates to a nice trip for 2 to the Carribean🌴or a bigger down payment on their next home. *Note, Data below is from MLS® for the past 12 months as of Feb 19/20.

*Halifax Real Estate Market Sales data from January 2020 | RE/MAX NOVA® | MLS®

* Data below from MLS® Spring of 2019.

Home Sellers' FAQs

Selling Your Home - The Listing Process

There's a lot more to selling real estate than setting a price and sticking it on the MLS. Both are important – but these are only 2 aspects in an overall selling and marketing strategy. In fact, there are dozens of steps to complete a real estate transaction! This is a profession where experience and technology both play strong roles in the selling process, and in that regard, Merv Edinger & Associates have the knowledge that can help you sell your home, condo or property.

 As your REALTORS®, we will do the following:

  • Help you determine a listing price within the current real estate market conditions.
  • Develop an integrated multi-media marketing plan
  • Offer recommendations & staging advice on how to get your home ready to sell & to make the best first impression
  • Act on your behalf during negotiations & advise on negotiating strategies
  • Provide market exposure and MLS® service
  • Keep you informed along the way
  • Create virtual tours
  • Professional photography
  • Multi-media exposure on Social Media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Flickr & more!
  • Network with fellow industry members to further expose our listings & upcoming listings to even ore qualified buyers.
  • Exposure on several dozens of affiliated websites.
  • Open Houses 
  • Home & neighbourhood feature sheets
  • Install a for sale sign
  • Install a lockbox
  • Offer a list of related trades, if needed, to help make the sale of your property go even smoother.
  • Relocating? We have access to Top Realtors® across Canada & globally to help you find your next home in your new community.
  • We also continuously market your home, stay onto of the ever changing market conditions, mortgage rates, and community issues that can affect our Real Estate market.


Selling your home: Where to begin?

First Impressions
Remember what first attracted you to your house when you bought it? What excited you about its most appealing features? Now that you're selling your home, you'll need to look at it as if you were buying it all over again.

A spruced up house makes a great first impression on potential buyers. An attractive property grabs their attention and makes them excited about finding a house that looks and feels well-cared for. Because buyers know they’ll encounter fewer problems if they buy it, your house becomes more appealing and stands out from the competition. So if you prepare your home correctly, you’ll save time selling it when it’s on the market.

A good first impression makes an impact on a number of levels. It’s not just the way your house looks to potential buyers, but how it feels and smells to them, how their friends and family will react, how they imagine it would be to live there.

With simple improvements throughout your house, you can grab the attention of potential buyers and help them see why your house is right for them.

Download the full report below which includes checklists to keep you on track to get your home in tip-top shape to sell!

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As A Seller, You Hope That Your Home Will Receive Competing Offers

In certain markets, and especially when a property shows well & is priced right, a home seller may find that more than one home buyer is interested in possibly purchasing a home. Every seller's dream is that their home will be 'The One' that home buyers will compete over. Sounds exciting doesn't it?

A competing offer situattion creates unique conditions in a real estate transaction. Both sellers and buyers need to consider how to respond when presented with just such a situation. Working closely with us, your Realtors®, will ensure that you understand the process.

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