Today, as a result of the internet, the amount of information one has access to has never been greater. Perform a simple Google search and at a click of a button, you’re connected to deep informational resources on almost any subject matter imaginable. Moreover, with the help of the internet, tasks that were once solely the responsibility of professionals can now been done at home by anyone, trained or not. Think about tasks like planning one’s vacation, buying airfare tickets, buying stocks or planning one’s retirement – these are all things that people with internet access can now do on ...
Why Realtor Representation Remains Highly Beneficial
September 10, 2014
Will Home Renovations Always Provide Me a Return on Investment?
August 17, 2014
As many of us know, as residential property values in many parts of Canada have continued to rise in the past several years, the popularity for homeowners to add value to their homes by doing renovations has also risen. Taking advantage of a strong real estate market can be a good thing, but the question when it comes to renovating or remodeling one’s home is this: even in the best of real estate markets, is it a given that home renovations will provide a return on investment (“ROI”)? Put another way, can it be comfortably assumed that the increase in ...
When's the Appropriate Time for a Price Reduction on a House
July 3, 2014
~~Last month, I encountered a somewhat sobering story in the Toronto Star. It was about a young Toronto couple who had recently bought their dream home and who had made their purchase prior to selling their current home. Since their current home was located in a prime area of Toronto and since the housing market has been so strong, the couple assumed they would be able to sell their current home fairly quickly. Unfortunately, their assumptions were not correct. Much to the couple’s dismay, as well to their Realtor’s, while they watched many other homes in their neighborhood sell in ...
Putting The Final Polish On: Effectively Helping Your Clients Stage Their Homes
June 27, 2014
~~So, you’ve agreed with your client on a listing price; you’ve taken photos of your client’s home; you’ve published a listing; and along with publishing a listing, you’ve published an open house date. Such an incredible amount of work. But, now after all that work has been done, you, as the agent or broker, can kick up your feet and rest until the day of the open house, right? Well, as we all know, the answer is no – the work is not quite over yet. One very crucial step is missing – and that step is preparing your client’s ...
What to Know When Moving Into a Condo
June 26, 2014
~~We read about it almost every day – the continuing rise in Canadian real estate prices. And it seems as real estates values continue to rise, so do the questions revolving around the future of the market. Are we in a real estate bubble? When will the market soften? And when it does, what will happen to the rest of the economy? Will we see another pull down into a recession because of the real estate sector? Lots of questions indeed. But, despite these questions, there’s one thing that’s for sure – as real estate prices continue to rise, they ...
How to Accurately Price Your House
June 20, 2014
~~As one would expect, there’s a lot involved and a number of questions that need to be asked when it comes to selling your home. How do you go about finding a trustworthy agent who will do a quality job representing you and your home? How do you stage your home? How long will it take for your home to sell? And, indeed, the questions go on from there. But, perhaps the foremost question that comes to many sellers’ minds, particularly those who are selling a home for the first time, is how to come up with an accurate listing ...
June 19, 2014
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