Category: Selling

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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“Guaranteed Sold” – Is it right for You?

Have you ever had a houseful of ravenously hungry teenagers threatening to eat you out of house and home?  If you didn’t have the local pizza joint on speed dial, you probably hopped online and called some place with an ad that made an offer you couldn’t refuse:  “Delivery in 30 minutes or it’s free!”  It made sense because if you made them wait more than 30 minutes, your entire grocery budget for the week might have been decimated. A pizza restaurant making that offer would soon go out of business if they didn’t qualify customers for their offer...

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Reduce the Stress of Moving – Checklist

Congratulations! You’ve bought a new home and the big day is coming up fast.  If you are stressed, you’re in good company!   Selling a home or moving are among the top 20 biggest life stressors.  The good news is that help is available.  Start by reading this article.  Then take a deep breath, and start working on the checklist below.  It will help keep you on track and make sure all the necessary things get taken care of. If you are already less than 8 weeks away from moving day, don’t worry!  Just work at the tasks steadily...

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