7 Ways To Get Your Home Ready to Sell

Are you ready to begin getting your home in top condition to sell? There are a few steps every homeowner should take before listing your home to maximize the chances of getting a high offer. From decluttering and cleaning to fixing broken items and painting, the following actions can help dramatically when trying to sell…

10 Reasons Why Your Home Isn’t Selling

The waiting game isn’t a fun a game to play – especially when it comes to selling your home. You’ve put your house up on the market. Yet, you haven’t had one single offer. So, what’s going on? There are a variety of reasons why your home isn’t selling. Forewarning: You might need to make a…

Sellers: Adopting a “Buyer Frame of Mind”

When you list your property for sale, you may find the most difficult part of the listing process is shifting your thinking from “my home” to “the buyer’s new home.” Your real estate professional will help with this mental transition and ultimately you’ll benefit from embracing this shift. The sooner you let go of obsessing…

An Insider’s Look at the Reality of Home Staging

When it comes to home staging, there are typically two buyer camps: The first thinks it’s a waste of money and doesn’t want to pay more to potentially make their home more attractive to buyers—even if their real estate agent says they’ll make it up (and then some; The second realizes the value and is…

How to Determine a Seller’s Market

What the Heck is a Seller’s Market? There are no better words in the English dictionary that can make a home owner do their infamous happy dance than these four little words: “it’s a seller’s market”. So….you ask….how do you know if it really is a seller’s market and what exactly does that mean? I’m…

Dealing with Bully Offers in a Hot Market

Bully offers are not illegal but they are controversial and stressful for sellers. Real estate professionals can get themselves into trouble if they don’t handle them correctly. Canadian real estate markets have generally cooled down during the last year, but there are always popular neighborhoods where bidding wars between buyers end up frustrating potential homeowners.…

Great Exterior Tips for Selling Properties

  Selling a home is one of the most challenging and stressful parts of the homeownership process. When you are looking to sell your home, there are many tips that should be followed that can help you to sell your home faster and at a better price. There are also a variety of tips that…

Does Hardwood Flooring Increase Property Values?

Hardwood flooring is valued for its beauty and charm as well as its overall durability. Wood floors are also hygienic and easy to clean, making them an excellent choice for those bothered by dust and other irritants that tend to get trapped in carpet fibers. While there is an endless list of reasons to choose…

The Bath: Enjoy It Before You Sell It

Friends of mine decided to sell their townhouse a while back and immediately knew what they had to do to demand top dollar, if not, multiple contracts: get the house in shape. A couple of weeks, two contractors and $10,000-plus later, they had new carpet, new kitchen appliances with white flooring, new paint throughout (including…

How to Beat Sellers’ Stress

Three things are certain in life: death, taxes … and undue stress caused by moving. Whether or not you use the services of a Realtor® to help you wade through the uncertain waters of the buy-and-sell process, moving is stressful, period. And there’s not much you can do to avoid it. And we’re not just…