Posts Tagged ‘homes’

Of course you’re going to call me when it’s time to sell your home, right?  And when I get there, I’ll be going over these things anyways.  However, it never hurts to be prepared and it’s not hard to get a jump on things.  When we sell your home, we’re looking to maximize the value, and minimize the time spent on the market.  Knowing this, it only makes sense to follow these steps.  Let’s get started! (more…)

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Let's make 2016 great!

Lots happened in 2015, whether you’re discussing world news, domestic politics, economy, and personal movement from a lot of people.  It was a fantastic year for some, a slow year for others, and a painful year for a few. But 2015 is behind us now, and it’s time to look towards 2016! Part of my job is to speculate things to come in the market and advise people when it’s a good time to make their move.  Guess what I’m about to say? (more…)

We’ve all heard that statement, right?  And lets face it, there’s a lot of truth to it.  Fences offer privacy, let you keep a dog in the yard without worries, sometimes even adds a level of security to your property.  If you don’t already have a fence around your backyard though, what do you need before you put one up? (more…)

Product-Photography-TorontoThey say a picture is worth a thousand words.  A picture is a piece of art.  And I’m here to say that pictures can make or break your listing.  Let’s talk about this for a bit, because it’s a bit of a personal pet peeve. (more…)

winter-for-sale_500Well, after a much needed vacation with my beautiful and supportive wife, I’m back to work full force. It’s very encouraging that in January I’m seeing as much activity as I am, and even though right now I’m working with more Buyers than Sellers, I’ve been speaking with several people about listing their home. The most common question I’m getting from people is should I list now, even with it being winter?

I think if you polled most REALTORS, you would find that it is an extremely common question so I’m going to try and give you the short answer right now.

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Needs some work...Ok, so this is something I have a lot of experience with, and I have no doubt any of my REALTOR friends will agree with me here.  If you’re in the market to buy a home, please read on and take to heart some of the things I have to say.

It’s pretty common knowledge that an integral part of any home purchase will include a Home Inspection (and if you’re looking in the country include a water and septic one as well, as a standard home inspection will not cover these items).  We have to remember, however, just what exactly this home inspection is FOR.  (more…)

For the past several years I’ve now helped many people buy into their dreams of owning real estate.  There are a lot of people reluctant to buy, however, and I’ve heard a ton of reasons as to why.  Many of the reasons are sound, and I would never dispute anyone’s personal reasons on why they wouldn’t invest in real estate…well, some of the time, anyways!  One thing I want to clear up is the phrase “now is not a good time to buy…”

The question I have to that is why not?  I personally think that it’s always a good time to buy!  Now before anyone gets defensive on me here, let me explain.  It’s all about time.  Not timing, but time itself.  I just read an artical writen by Paul Kondakos who mirrored most of what I have been saying to people, so I’m going to reiterate some of the key thoughts we seem to share.

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