Liza Santos

Liza Santos

Sales Representative
CENTURY 21 Millennium Inc., Brokerage*
  • 905-450-8300
  • 905-450-6736
  • 10-350 Rutherford Rd South
    Brampton, ON L6W 3M2
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As your CENTURY 21 Millennium Inc. Sales and Marketing Professional, I will provide outstanding personal service, guiding you through the maze of infinite details surrounding the purchase or sale of your home.

I can answer your questions, provide professional advice, and handle all the details for a pleasant real estate experience.

I can help you find the right home for you and your family, arrange financing, helping you get the lowest mortgage rate and even help you settle in, in a timely fashion.

Ensuring that your real estate purchase or sale is a hassle-free experience is my ultimate goal.

Let me be your full-service real estate provider.  Give me a call or email-me, and I'll get started right away! 

I look forward to the opportunity of working for you!

Tips To Sell Your Home

When you are ready to sell your house you'll want to make your home as marketable as possible.  Here are a few tips: 

Clean everything in and out of sight: With clipboard in hand, take a tour of your home.  Take note of every opportunity to remove clutter and dirt.  Rooms, closets and cupboards will appear larger and more inviting when you get rid of unnecessary stuff and tidy up what's left.  Remove bulky or unused furniture and rearrange the rest to make the best use of space. 

Most of us are pack rats, so apply the following test to every questionable item:  Have I used this in the past six months, or will I need to use it soon?  If the answer is no, throw it away, store it elsewhere or sell it in a yard sale.

Be equally aggressive in disposing of dirt.  Pay particular attention to the two most important rooms in a buyer's mind: bathrooms and kitchens. And once you've removed all the dirt: keep everything clean, every day. You never know when the person who will ultimately buy your home will visit. 

Repair as much as you can: During your home tour identify the things that are broken, cracked, stuck or just plain don't work anymore.  These can include: leaky faucets, holes in window screens, stuck or broken windows, lights that don't work, doors that squeak or don't close properly, missing or broken cupboard handles, cracks in the walls and ceilings, and dozens of other "little things" you've been meaning to do for years. Now is the time. 

Certain items, such as roof or basement leaks, must be repaired, along with any water damage.  Electrical or heating system problems must be fixed.  Some repairs, however, may not be necessary.  Will that hairline crack in the driveway really make or break the sale?  How about a chipped floor tile in the entryway?  Some buyers will have their own ideas about how to deal with these problems.  You may find it easier to adjust your selling price to reflect the cost of these repairs, rather than pay for them yourself. 

De-personalize your home: Your house reflects you.  It is decorated with your taste and your sense of style.  Unfortunately, that heart-shaped table lamp your grandmother left you may distract potential buyers from seeing the home itself.  Grit your teeth and store all personal items (framed family photos, trophies, etc.) out of the way.

If you have brightly coloured accent walls or heavily patterned wallpaper, consider repainting or wallpapering these areas with light, neutral colours that enhance a room's size and make it more flexible to receive any kind of furniture.  Remove area rugs, light fixtures and other items that buyers might find too difficult to imagine in "their home", even if you were not intending to include these in the sale. 

Beautify the house and yard: Peeling, dry paint is relatively easy to fix or replace and can make all the difference in your home's appearance.  If your carpet or other floor covering is in really bad shape, consider replacing it.  The same holds true for badly tattered window coverings such as drapes and blinds.

Outside the house, weed the flower beds, remove dead tree branches, keep your lawn well-mowed and edged, trim the hedges, rake the leaves, sweep the sidewalks, fix and paint the deck or fence, plant a few flowers and do anything else you can think of to enhance your home's curb appeal.

It may sound like a lot of effort, but these tips, and the assistance of a REALTOR®, will help you sell your current home quickly so you can move on to your next dream house.

My Role As Your Realtor

As a REALTOR®,  I have a vast amount of real estate knowledge and the experience required to stay cool, even in a hot real estate market.  If you work with me, you can expect strict adherence to provincial law as well as to a code of ethics ensuring you'll receive the highest level of service, honesty and integrity.

If you are buying a home, I can help you determine how much house you can afford, offer advice on choosing the right neighbourhood and ensure your interests are best served during negotiations.

If you are selling a home, I will help you determine a fair and accurate asking price for your home, develop a marketing plan, offer advice to help make your home more "saleable," screen potential buyers, show your home and, of course, negotiate on your behalf.

Professional Skills

Strong negotiation skills – As your REALTOR®,  I will negotiate well and in a manner that is mutually acceptable to all parties involved.  In order to be a good negotiator, I possess strong "people skills" and genuinely enjoy working and dealing with various types of people.

Knowledge – I am familiar with the Greater Toronto Area including Brampton, Mississauga, Georgetown. I will be able to assist you in finding out local school information, city demographics and more.

Trustworthiness, diligence and helpfulness – As a buyers or seller, you can trust me implicitly and know that I have a passion for the business and will be helpful during the process and not intrusive.

Community Involvement

I’m proud to be involved in the CENTURY 21 Millennium Inc. ‘Caring for Kids' program.  Each year we liaison with local schools so we can provide a magical Christmas for needy children and their families.  In 2008 we were able to help 15 families and 48 precious children.

Personal Interests

In my spare time, I enjoy singing, watching movies and working out at the gym.

Personal Background

I was born in Philippines. I migrated to Canada in April 2005. I am married with 4 lovely children. I started my Real Estate career in June 2010. Back in the Philippines, I was a Manager for Human Resources. I finished Masters in Business Administration where I graduated Magna cum Laude. In Canada, I started as Commercial Auto Underwriter and moved as Financial Advisor. My customer service, communication and math skills are transferable to my new career as Realtor.

 

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Languages

  • English
  • Tagalog

Specialties

  • Residential Properties