Area Knowledge: The Lifestyles North team takes local knowledge well beyond the norm. Knowing which homes are for sale and what area provides good value, is important, but it goes deeper. Examples include: areas not serviced by town water, which areas are more likely to have poor quality well water, which areas are more likely to have wet basements, Grey Sauble Conservation and Niagara Escarpment Commission rules and regulations and many other factors important to your purchase or sale. A local realtor is key to understanding the nuances that are critical to realizing long term value from your real estate transaction.
Real Marketing Plans: Your home sale is a new product launch and the Lifestyles North team treats it as such. With decades of combined real world marketing experience with some of the best marketing companies in the world, we bring a level of planning and execution to the marketing and sale of your home that is rarely encountered in real estate. We key in on the unique attributes of your home and then design a campaign to reach buyers looking for those special features. There are many homes for sale in the area and we make your home stand out from the clutter of offerings.
Digital Marketing & Social Media Expertise: Over 90% of homebuyers start with their own web searches before calling an agent. The Lifestyles North Team's digital marketing approach greatly increases the chances of your home being found and showings requested. Our advertising is heavily skewed toward the on-line space, including support via social media, to give your home the visibility that will bring in buyers. All Lifestyles North Team listings have their own unique URL that leads to a microsite within the Lifestyles North website. Here your home is showcased to sell. The Realtor.ca Virtual Tour button sends people to your microsite, rather than an outside service where opportunities to present additional information and book showings are lost. All our multimedia is non-flash to enable viewing on iPads, an important vehicle on which more and more people search (in the past year iPads outsold PCs).
Integrity: The Lifestyles North team upholds the Realtor's Code of Ethics as outlined by RECO (Real Estate Council of Ontario). We do not represent buyers and sellers in the same transaction unless both parties are in agreement and in these situations we will always offer one or both parties alternative representation arrangements to negotiate final deals. In multiple offer situations we will not represent both the buyer and a seller under any circumstances. When working with you to find a new house or market and sell your present house, we will always be clear about what we are going to do and when it will get done. Our marketing plans get executed.
Professionalism: Our Sales Representatives come from Executive Level careers in multi-national Fortune 500 companies - highly competitive environments where the standard of professionalism is very high. We bring this same discipline to your real estate transaction. We follow-up quickly, we are impeccable about paperwork and organization. We provide regular reporting that is statistically based and offers benchmarks designed to show a clear indication of how well your home is being marketed.