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My Top Three Tips for a Stress Free Possession Day


Buying a home can be a stressful experience. Possession day challenges can drive a stable person insane on a day that should be super special for you and your family. Here are my top three tips for a stress-free possession day.




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Buying a home can be pretty stressful. I mean, let's face it, you're investing hundreds of thousands of dollars. You've got negotiations, mortgage applications, home inspections. All of it has the potential to be pretty stressful and possession date can be exceptionally stressful. 


I want to give you three tips that I think will lead to a more pleasant and enjoyable experience for you on the possession date.


First of all, over 27 years as an active real estate agent and broker, I've reviewed thousands of real estate transactions and there's one thing that most of them have in common. The possession dates are almost always set for either the beginning of the month or the middle of the month. Don't do that. 


The professionals that are involved in your transaction are going to be juggling a hundred balls on those days. They're going to be extremely busy. If you set your possession for the seventh or the 23rd or some other odd day in between the middle and the end of the month and something goes wrong, you will be able to get those professionals engaged in solving your problem quickly.


Secondly, I want you to set your expectations properly for your first viewing of that house. Remember, when you bought it, you were all excited. That place was all staged with beautiful furniture, nice art, fresh-cut flowers, maybe some fresh baking cookies in the oven. All of that's going to be gone and it might look a little bit stark and bare. You might be tempted to feel disappointed because of that. Set your expectations realistically, it's going to be an empty house when you show up. You're going to dress it up and make it beautiful. Make it your own.


Finally, the third bit of advice that I have for you is this; do not plan your move for possession date. If you roll up there at noon to pick up your keys and you bring a 50-foot moving van with you that's costing you $200 an hour and something gets delayed, you don't get the keys until 2:00 PM, you are going to be super stressed out. So come, take possession, do a walkthrough, measure things up, decide where you're going to put things and plan to move in a couple of days. 


I hope this is helpful to you, that it leads to a more enjoyable experience on your possession date.


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I’m always happy to answer your Saskatoon real estate questions.  Reach out by voice or text at 306-241-6676 or email me at norm at teamfisher.com


Norm Fisher

Royal LePage Vidorra



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Norm Fisher, Author of the TeamFisher Saskatoon Real Estate Blog

About Norm

Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.Less...

Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.

Norm is known for his passion for technology and can most often be found exploring and experimenting with the next big thing in real estate marketing. He was the first Saskatoon real estate agent to promote a home online and has been an early adopter of new technologies ever since. “Everything about this business has changed over the past 20 years, and it will happen again in the next ten. An open mind and a curious attitude are all that’s needed to continue to find new ways to serve our clients by delivering a faster, smoother, worry-free transaction,” says Norm.

In his spare time, Norm enjoys Crossfit and cycling, some years accumulating over 2,000 kilometres on the road. He’s a strong supporter of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and enjoys raising funds by joining fun, fitness-related initiatives like the Grouse Grind for Shelter. In 2015, he trekked the Peruvian Andes to Machu Picchu. In 2017 he walked the southern highlands of Iceland across mountains, sand, snow, ice, lava fields and forest for seven days. Collectively those initiatives raised over a million dollars for Canadian women's shelters.
 

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