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How to determine your home’s worth

How to determine your home’s worth

Posted in Selling / Getting Ready to Sell

While sellers differ in the reasons they want to sell a home, they all have one thing in common – the goal is to sell their home, fast and for best price possible. Before you list your home for sale you have to establish the price. Prior to this step, you need to have some idea of what the house...


Easing seller’s stress

Easing seller’s stress

Posted in Selling / Marketing your Home

Death, taxes and moving – the three facts of life. When you are selling your home and planning a move, it is a stressful time in life. Moving is more than packing and paperwork. It is an emotional process. You are saying goodbye to memories, a neighbourhood and friends. You are thinking about...


Curb appeal can enhance your bottom line

Curb appeal can enhance your bottom line

Posted in Selling / Marketing your Home

Ms. Jones, a potential buyer, drives by your home prior to viewing it with her Real Estate Professional. The red brick, the large windows and the two-car garage looked very attractive in the properties listing. However, she can’t avoid noticing the patchy lawn, missing shingles on the roof,...


Low cost ways to improve your home’s interior

Low cost ways to improve your home’s interior

Posted in Selling / Marketing your Home

When it comes to the sale of your home, it is the little things that can go a long way to increasing the price you will receive. Most buyers respond positively to a clean, clutter-free home that is in good condition. The more effort you put into the appearance of your home, the more likely...


How to pass your home inspection

How to pass your home inspection

Posted in Selling / Marketing your Home

Every home buyer wants the security of knowing that the home he is considering purchasing is good beneath the surface. That is, will the roof leak? What about the plumbing? Has the basement flooded? Ensuring that the areas listed below are in order will help you pass inspection with flying...


Making repairs prior to the sale

Making repairs prior to the sale

Posted in Selling / Marketing your Home

New. Just replaced. Upgraded. Such sweet music to any buyers ears. Before your real estate agent puts the “For Sale” on your lawn, it is likely that you will need to make some repairs and improvements. But what kinds of repairs should you make? Do you repair larger items? Do you totally...


Simple SENSES can sell your home

Simple SENSES can sell your home

Posted in Selling / Marketing your Home

Chances are, if you are selling your home you will have many buyers viewing your home. you will have open houses and buyer meetings. This may take place over several days, or several weeks. If your home is in top condition, many potential buyers will want to inspect your home. The more buyers,...


It’s showtime!

It’s showtime!

Posted in Selling / Marketing your Home

Upon listing your home, buyers will want to take a tour. As buyers are thorough when it comes to inspecting a potential home, you will want to keep everything in order at all times. While it may be inconvenient to be especially tidy during this time, you will reap the rewards by presenting...


Understanding the offer

Understanding the offer

Posted in Selling / Screening Offers

Prior to showing your home, and after a thorough evaluation with a Real Estate Professional, you should have the following: a realistic idea of the price, how low you will settle, what conditions you will accept; and what terms would be agreeable. With this information, you are prepared. When...


Seek legal representation

Seek legal representation

Posted in Selling / Screening Offers

If your car needs repair, you take it to a mechanic. If your teeth need attention, you visit your dentist. Likewise, when you are selling a home, legal representation can protect your investment. Look for a lawyer experienced in real estate transactions. He or she can protect your interests...


Home not selling? The top five reasons why not

Home not selling? The top five reasons why not

Posted in Selling / Screening Offers

You have tried most everything to sell your home. But it is still waiting for the right buyer. In a good market there could be a few reasons why your home has not moved as quickly as you would have hoped. When you review the price and condition of your home, the listing agent’s...


 Behind the scenes of closing day

Behind the scenes of closing day

Posted in Selling / Closing

Closing day is the day when all the parts of buying and selling a home come together. Each party’s lawyer will have successfully completed the details required to ensure all legal aspects are covered. On this day, you will take possession of the home, get the keys and perhaps even move in. It...