Real Estate Myths Debunked

“There are so many real estate myths out there that people take as being the gospel,” says Ron Abraham, president of the Ontario Real Estate Association.

1. Houses that are professionally staged sell for more than non-staged homes.

“Staging a home can add dollars to a property’s sold price but it is more important for the property’s features and functions to show well, Allocating funds toward a new countertop, a fresh paint job or a good cleaning may in fact be money more wisely spent.

2. Choosing to sell your home yourself instead of using a Realtor will save you money.

“Homeowners who choose to sell a property on their own should consider that for the most part, buyers prefer not to negotiate directly with sellers,” “Buyers might, for example, have reservations as to whether homeowners are representing the condition of the property in a forthright manner. More importantly, those who use the services of a Realtor can do so with the confidence that they are entering into one of their life’s most significant transactions with a knowledgeable professional who is governed by rules, regulations and legislation. As with most things in life, you get what you pay for.”

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