THE GROVER HOMES ADVANTAGE

At Grover Homes we take pride in helping you buy or sell your home using a wide variety of techniques.

Tim Grover has been marketing products and services his entire career and he has been able to take a unique approach to marketing homes. In addition to traditional methods, he offers unique marketing plans.

This is a sample 3D Home Tour, Dollhouse view and Floor plans for maximum exposure and customer engagement. 8220 5 Avenue SW Edmonton

This is a sample personalized property website with additional videos of the home showing unique aspects of the home that will help to visually draw in buyers.

Grover Homes also owns a website, www.edmontonareahomesearch.com , that is optimized to attract buyers and sellers to our sales team. The site uses advanced algoritims to maximize Facebook and Google AdWord traffic throughout Edmonton. Most importantly it provides hundreds of buyers and sellers that can be matched to your home.

We also use a service called BombBomb that allows us to push out video messages to our entire contact base as a way to market your home on an ongoing basis. We try to use fun facts and 15 second videos to get our messages out, allowing us to do quick 'hits' on your fun home facts.

In today's real estate market it is imperetive to know where you stand from a financing perspective. Our primary goal is to give you options when it comes to a mortgage approval.  Edmonton has great bankers and brokers and it's our job to help you find a person that meets your unique needs.
 
 
 
 
 
 

    Here's a Checklist:

  • Bathrooms- Ensure all plumbing fixtures are clean and in good working order. Outfit leaky faucets with new washers and clean any visible stains on porcelain fixtures. Replace old, worn shower curtains and bath mats.

  • Doors and Windows- Spray WD40 on all hinges so everything operates smoothly. Have windows cleaned inside and out. Potential buyers will be estimating their energy costs, so fix drafts by re-caulking windows and replace exterior doors if necessary.

  • Walls and Floors- A fresh coat of paint instantly transforms a space, helping it to look neat, clean, and up-to-date. Always fix obvious wall imperfections like cracks and nail holes, before painting. Steam clean carpets and runners, and repair any chipped or loose floor tiles.

  • Atmosphere- Be mindful of the odours left behind by pets and smokers and consider using an environmentally friendly room fragrance to neutralize unpleasant scents. Replace light bulbs and add light fixtures in dark hallways, including basements, garages and closets.

  • Curb Appeal- Drive By Success! - First impressions can be everything. Many people simply drive by a listing and make a decision based on your home's curb appeal. So, don't forget the importance of creating a well-manicured entryway - to entice potential buyers. Maintaining a neat and attractive exterior to your home will show buyers that you take pride on your property.

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  • Landscaping- Consider planting a few bushes and colourful mature flowers to create an eye catching display. Ensure that your lawn is well manicured: mowed, watered and void of brown spots.

  • Front Door- Look critically at your front entrance: does the door or the porch railing cry out for a fresh coat of paint? Polish the door handle and invest in a new welcome mat.

  • Front Porch- If it's spring or summer, plant colourful containers to flank your entrance. If it's autumn, rake leaves. During winter, clear the snow and ice from your walkway. Whatever the season, look closely to determine if any repairs are needed. All loose cement or rotting wood should be replaced.

  • Shine On- Many serious buyers will want to drive by your home after the sun goes down. Remember to ensure that all outdoor light bulbs are turned on in order to show your home in its best light.

Buy in Edmonton - 6 Mistakes Home Buyers Make

Mistake #1. Not Getting Pre-Qualified for a Mortgage
Before looking for your next home take the time to get pre-qualified by the bank or mortgage broker you choose. This can save you hours of searching for homes in the wrong price range or worse, purchasing a home and then finding out you don’t qualify for financing. Pre-qualifying gives you peace of mind, helps narrow your search criteria and most importantly, gives your RE/MAX agent a negotiating edge by being able to alleviate the sellers concern over financing. The latter is especially important should a competing offer surface.

Mistake #2. Not Shopping For Mortgage Terms
Rates are negotiable! Banks will sharpen their pencils to get your business especially if you have a good credit rating and bring other business to them e.g. RRSP’s, general account, savings etc. Posted rates should viewed as a starting point. You need to know what the best rate is and this is usually done by get competitive quotes. Also, ask whether the bank will cover appraisal fees, and about buy-out fees, penalties, payment options, portability etc. The time spent can save you thousands of dollars over the life of the mortgage.

Mistake #3. Not Getting Professional Inspections
Nobody wants to purchase a home only to find out later there are defects, latent or otherwise. Ensure you obtain inspections where needed e.g. home inspection, structural engineer, insect, radon etc. If the inspection identifies deficiencies you may be able to negotiate the purchase price to cover required repairs or make your satisfaction of the inspection subject to the homeowner remedying the problem. Your RE/MAX agent can advise you on inspections you should consider.

Mistake #4. Not Using A Professional Real Estate Agent.
Your RE/MAX agent can help you make a purchase with the least amount of problems. He or she can ensure the price you pay is market value. They can offer expert advice on what to look for, conditions to include, negotiation strategy etc. After all, they work for you.

Mistake #5. Buying First Before Selling
If price is important you should always sell your present home before buying another. It has the advantage in letting you know exactly how much money you will have available for your next purchase. Selling your home first allows you to place fewer conditions on your purchase which makes your offer more attractive to a seller. They often will demand more money to take a “subject to” offer which takes their home off the market. The other advantage is if you find a terrific house, chances are others will also find it attractive and you stand to lose it if you can’t make an unconditional offer.

Mistake #6. Not Knowing The Full Cost Of Home Buying
Know all the costs associated with your purchase. Consider the following costs: legal fees, transfer tax, property taxes, new home landscaping, fencing, appliances, window coverings.