September 2018

Why and How Much Commission Do I Pay When I Sell My House?

Posted on Sep 28, 2018

Nobody likes to talk about the subject of money but I think its important to address the subject of commission, why you have to pay it, how much you pay and how its split so that its one less thing for you to be concerned about when you are ready to sell.    

So lets take a look at the why first.   

This is simple, real estate professionals charge a fee fo...

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Should We List With The Holiday Season Approaching Or Wait Until The Spring?

Posted on Sep 27, 2018

As the weather begins to turn cold, sellers and realtors scramble to get their houses on the market and sold before the holiday season. It’s undeniable that the pool of buyers and homes on the market begins to shrink in the Fall, but is that necessarily a bad thing? 

Here are the Top 5 Reasons you should sell your home in the Winter:
1. Even if you li...

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Which Home Repair Jobs are Most Important Before Listing Our House?

Posted on Sep 26, 2018

Let me ask you a question first. When you start the process of looking for your new home, what features and factors are important to you? I know for me, I would be looking for low maintenance, move in ready, upgrades, newer appliances, updated plumbing, electrical and heating (including a/c), modern conveniences, I want a house that I can move into...

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What Determines The Value Of My Home When I Come to Sell?

Posted on Sep 25, 2018

This is one of the hardest pieces for Seller's to get their heads around when it comes to listing their home but the simple truth of the matter is:


Many sellers think that their home is above the price that the market dictates - this is totally understandable. I don't think there ar...

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Do I Have To Disclose That Somebody Died In My Home, When I Decide To Sell It?

Posted on Sep 24, 2018

Not a particularly common question but nevertheless this issue does sometimes arise and it may or may not be something that you, as the seller may feel comfortable talking to your realtor about.   

The industry regulator, the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO), provides guidance on the topic of the responsibilities around disclosure of that "stigma...

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