Are you Ready to Become a Homeowner?

Are you Ready to Become a Homeowner?

Buying a property is most likely the biggest investment you will ever make.  Let’s see if we can make this life-changing event as seamless as possible. Your first stop should be your bank or mortgage broker. What is the difference between the two? A bank sells their...

Are you Ready to Become a Homeowner?

Family Pet while Selling

Many of us have family pets and they must be considered when your house is going to be shown to virtual strangers – your home’s potential buyer. If your pet is crate trained, he will feel safest if he is crated during a showing.  If not crate trained, some people will...

Are you Ready to Become a Homeowner?

Showings

You are about to have your first showing. Are you ready?  You have completed the “To Do” list, you have “Staged” the house, the listing agreement is in place, the sign is on the front lawn – but are you ready? Here are a few last minute things you can do to make sure...

Are you Ready to Become a Homeowner?

Timing

Is there a best time of the year to sell my house? While the best time of year to put your home on the market may appear to be the summer months, the reality is houses sell at any time of the year – even over the Christmas holidays! In Canada, we do have some pretty...

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The Listing Agreement

The listing agreement is a legal contract between the owners (yourselves) and your real estate agent’s broker – in some cases this agent and the broker can be one and the same.  However, most brokers do not actively sell; instead they lead the support team for the...

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Forms

It might be a good idea to familiarize yourself with the myriad of forms you will be asked to read, fill out or sign leading up to and during the process of selling your property. The links below are a complete list of those pamphlets and forms: Working with a Realtor...

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What to expect when you list your property

You have made your decision to sell and have chosen a realtor with whom you feel comfortable.  The selling process may seem daunting, but with the help of an experienced realtor and the support of their real estate office team, you should feel confident in their...

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Choosing A Realtor

We have already discussed the benefits of allowing a realtor to guide you in the decision making process of whether or not to sell your house. Now that you are ready to have that conversation, how do you go about choosing a realtor that is a great fit for you? It’s...

Are you Ready to Become a Homeowner?

Making the Decision to Sell

There are many reasons for people making that big decision to sell their home – moving, up-sizing, down-sizing, moving, divorce, or health issues.  Whatever the reason, the decision is sometimes a difficult one. We talk to our family, our friends, our work colleagues...