Category: Houses

Avoid These 10 Mistakes Sellers are Making in a Hot Market – part 2

First things first:  We would like to apologize for the delay in getting this second half of our list published.  No excuses – we are just sorry!  Thank you for your patience, and your feedback on the first half.  So without further adieu…here are mistakes #6-10: 6. Accepting the Highest Offer Without Carefully Considering Terms Conditional offers are not in themselves “bad offers,” unless the conditions are designed to allow the buyer to back out without valid reason.  An experienced realtor can help weed through clauses and conditions and help you to identify anything that is out of the ordinary....

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Avoid These 10 Mistakes Sellers are Making in a Hot Market – part 1

It’s hard to imagine losing as a seller in this crazy-hot Southern Ontario market, right?  Unless there is something inherently undesirable about a property; perhaps it’s been a grow-op or a murder scene…. you would be [mostly] right to state that “everything sells.” Just selling is not the ultimate goal, though.  True success lies in knowing that no money was left on the table.  Real estate doesn’t actually just ‘sell itself.’  There is a place for planning, strategy, and marketing in ensuring the highest selling price and most favourable terms. Listed below, in no particular order, is part I...

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Negotiating With Kids!

There is no denying that kids are often natural negotiators. They will wheel and deal on what really matters to them: What time they have to go to bed, how long they can watch TV, how many bites of vegetables they have to eat before they qualify for dessert, what chores lead to extra allowance money…the list goes on. As exhausting as it can be for busy Moms and Dads to deal with, it’s crucial that kids learn the art of discussion and the grace of compromise if they are to be productive adults. Most days, they are eager...

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NEW! – Top Decor Trends for 2017

Winter weariness had set in early this year with the frigid temperatures we had before the season even officially started, so I was beyond excited to see that Remax had released the Top 15 Decor Trends for 2017 already.  If that is not a sure sign of impending spring, then I don’t know what is! Spring is a season for renewal, and for updating old, tired spaces.  It need not cost a lot of money, but spring awakens a desire in us for change and a need to revive, rejuvenate, and refresh. Once the weather warms up enough to open windows...

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