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How to Sell Your Waterfront Property Faster

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Selling something as niche as waterfront property may take a bit more thought and effort as selling any other type of property, because you'd have to find your market. But it can be just as, if not more, rewarding if you do it right. Here are a number of key things that you can do to help expedite the process.

Know what people are looking for.

Understanding what your prospective buyers are looking for and what your property can offer them is the key to selling your waterfront property as quickly as possible. What's good is that people who are looking for such a home usually already have a pretty good idea of what they want.

Control your costs.

Knowing what people who are interested in waterfront properties are looking for enables you to make your home a good match, but you also need to watch the costs, of course, because you're still looking to make some type of profit on your investment. If you have to spend a great deal of money to make all the improvements necessary for your home to be attractive to buyers, you're going to need to increase your asking price. Increase it too much and you could extend the home's stay on the market.

Expose your home to your prospects.

So you've made your home a good match for what people who are looking for waterfront property are looking for while keeping your costs reasonable. What else can you do to make it quickly saleable? Why, bring it to the market, of course! Take advantage of opportunities to expose it to more people in your target market, such as by supporting your more popular community events that are targeted at tourists.

Facilitate the selling process. 

When it comes to selling fast, it is always important to remove all obstacles that could prevent you from achieving your goals. Secure all necessary permits to make needed improvements and repairs as early in the process as you can. Hiring a Realtor® who specializes in waterfront property will help you attract both traditional home buyers and investors, which would allow you to sell your home as quickly as possible regardless of the current conditions of the market.

Following these four steps should help you sell your waterfront property faster and more easily. Stay focused, and enjoy the ride!

The picture-perfect city of Orillia and the shores of Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching is a wonderful place to live or invest in. With me as your guide, you’ll have a lifelong resident and well-educated agent who will focus on you 100%. Contact me at 705-238-6001 or at and I’ll give you a tour of cottage country. 

About Bill Jackson

 has been a realtor® for nearly a decade in the charming city of Orillia in Ontario, where he was born and still resides. Of his two post-secondary degrees and two post-graduate certificates, his degree in Natural Science makes him a valuable resource for home buyers and investors interested in waterfront, farm and rural properties, which abound in Orillia. A real gentleman with a strong work ethic, his full focus is working full-time with clients; and he’s happiest when he has helped them find the best solution to their real estate needs and at the best price. 

Published Sunday, March 2, 2014 4:10 PM by Bill Jackson

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