Are Your "Must Haves" Really a Must?

Posted by Michelle Rose Andreacchi on September 23, 2014
When you’re ready to buy a home, you usually have a wish list that helps narrow down the criteria to make the search process more accurate. Here are some considerations you should make before finalizing your list 1. "I need GRANITE countertops." This is a very common item for home buyers. Countertops can be fabulous and they are very easy to upgrade or replace. Do some research before ruling ...

Renting 101 – How to Find “A+” Student Tenants

Posted by Gurcharan Garry Bhaura on August 29, 2014
The real estate market is swarming with students as more choose to live in private accommodations, compared to on-campus residences. One of the major hurdles landlords face when renting their property to students is the lack of trust. It can be stressful for landlords to find tenants that will obey their terms and often credential checks aren’t possible. When renting a property to students, have ...

​A REALTOR® Is Your Hero – Escape The Emotional Negotiation

Posted by Eric Chan on August 14, 2014
The negotiation process of real estate can be a very turbulent ride. It is an emotional process when it comes to money, and sometimes it can get very heated. While it seems trivial to have a REALTOR® proxy the negotiation, it is very important in getting a deal. A REALTOR® is able to filter out tactics designed to evoke an emotional response, such as "The place needs renos," or "Not sure if it’s ...

Purrrfect Ways to “De-pet” Your Home for Open Houses

Posted by Anita Rivest on August 5, 2014
If you have pets, you probably adore them. They're part of the family! But when you're preparing your home for sale, you need to think about how to deal with the "pet issue." Some potential buyers who view your property may love pets, whereas others may be turned off by the tell-tale signs of pet ownership – such as kitty litter, dander, and smells.  Use these tips to keep both your pets and ...

The Price is Right? Or Not. 4 Ways to Know if a Home is Overpriced

Posted by Blair Gordon on July 29, 2014
When selling your home, it is very important to price it at market value to avoid a long listing and to ensure you receive top dollar. For buyers, a home is most likely the biggest purchase of your life and you definitely don't want to be overpaying! 4 ways to know if a home is priced reasonably: 1. Comparables Price your home based on other homes of similar size, with similar details, ...

The “Great First Impression” Home Sellers’ Checklist

Posted by Kent Braaten on July 9, 2014
Why do some homes sell quicker than others? There are many factors including price, location, time of the year, condition of the property, and buyers’ preferences. More often though, it has to do with the impression that your home leaves. Follow this checklist to help put your home ahead of the rest: Pick a date to list your home on the market prior to the date that the “For Sale” sign goes up. ...
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