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2014 

PRE-LISTING HOUSE INSPECTION WELL & SEPTIC TESTING Buyers and Sellers have evolved into savvy people thanks to our ever changing industry, and thanks to the internet which give us information at our fingertips at a click of a button. When I first got into real estate back in 1987, house inspectio...
04/29/2014
When viewing homes keep an open mind and concentrate on the room sizes and layout, don't focus on the paint COLOURS.   For some individuals, its difficult to envision transformation in a room where paint colour, for example is a complete turn off… while others can envision the transformation by s...
04/29/2014
In my 27+ years as a real estate agent, I can pretty much tell when I pull up in front of a home I'm about to show what the inside of a home will look like based on the exterior.  If the exterior is unkept then you can bet that the inside is generally the same.   Curb Appeal A vast majority of ho...
04/28/2014
Several years ago, my clients and I viewed a home in an upper middle class neighbourhood that they fell in love with. The house needed some work, in particular the kitchen, but my client was in the kitchen renovation business!!  When we went into the basement, I immediately noticed that the floor...
04/28/2014
Are you considering purchasing a home with an in-ground pool?  Do you imagine hot, lazy afternoons, lounging by your pool with friends and family?  Become an informed buyer, do your research, and ensure your real estate agent includes the appropriate clauses to protect you from unforeseen expense...
04/28/2014
After you have made that important decision to either purchase a home, or sell your home, your first task is choosing a real estate agent to represent you in the transaction.  Where to start?  Since about 90% of the population use the internet for almost everything, including a realtor, it can be...
04/28/2014
I have been a real estate agent for 27 years, and one of the things I always suggest to my clients is for them to contact their financial institution or a mortgage broker and get their financing pre-approval in place prior to going out house hunting.  There is nothing worse that a couple finding ...
04/27/2014
I'm sure this has happened to many of you... and I can't understand realtors who actually describe properties they have listed in such a very misleading manor.  A few years ago I took my client to see with what appeared to be a gorgeous 2 storey home based on the description on the listing and th...
04/27/2014
10 VERY IMPORTANT REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A REAL ESTATE AGENT Buying or selling a home is probably THE most important financial transaction you will make during your lifetime, and having a trained, experienced realtor who has the expertise is the logical and smart choice. After all, who would...
04/26/2014
PRESENTATION IS EVERYTHING ! Does your home make a statement? Its the first 6 SECONDS that count when a Buyer enters your home Home Staging Staging your home is one of the smartest decisions a seller can make. Home Staging can turn a cold and lifeless looking property into a warm, inviting home i...
04/26/2014
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