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By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
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ONTARIO REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATION (OREA) Explaining Possible Forms of Agency RelationshipIn Ontario, we are mandated to explain to clients the potential relationship they could enter into with their agent.  This form must be signed by the client and kept in our files, and a copy for the client.  T...

By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
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The Brokerage, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, is affiliated with a third party who sends out Surveys to each client after the transaction closes.The purpose is four-fold. It allows the client to express their opinon in a testimonial about their experience working with their agent, It allow...

By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
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The Better Homes and Gardens brand is one that has been around for many, many years... I'm sure you are all familiar with the Beter Homes and Gardens Magazine, and the red and white checkered cover on the Better Homes and Gardend Cookbok.The real estaste division has carved out its niche in the m...

By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
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My Broker believes that every agent should be held accountable in every transaction.. therefore, he partnered with a third party firm called Real Satisfied,  who sends a questionnaire after closing to every client.. It provides the client an opportunity to share their experience working with that...

By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
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I've posted 4 blogs over the last several days where I was not rewarded the customary 225 points, (900 points) so I am going to post this last one again and see what happens.. YOU CAN GET A GOOD DEAL ON A POWER OF SALETRUTH OR MYTH?Many consumers believe that when a home is listed under Power of ...

By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
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There comes a time in everyone’s life when they are faced with decisions that can seem overwhelming.  If you are a Senior or a Boomer, and are facing a decision on whether or not to sell your  home, or stay in it as long as you can… or if you are a family member whose parents are in this position...

By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
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YOU CAN GET A GOOD DEAL ON A POWER OF SALETRUTH OR MYTH?Sometimes I get investors or clients asking me about Power of Sale properties because they think they can “get a good deal” and potentially purchase the property at less than market value.That isn’t always the case, as the Bank or Financial ...

By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
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HOW TO HIRE A GOOD CONTRACTORBEWARE OF THE PITFALLS Hiring a contractor can be a scary and stressful experience and I’m sure we have all heard of the horror stories of contractors disappearing after receiving their deposit. But these pitfalls can be avoided, and you can hire the right person for ...

By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
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ARE YOU CONSIDERING LEASING A FURNACE OR AIR CONDITIONER?The cost of buying a new furnace or Central Air Conditioning can be a large expense especially if you have to buy both furnace and AC.Although the new high efficiency units can save you money over time, the initial expense is not something ...

By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
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Make Your Home  AccessibleHaving your home accessible to prospective Buyers as much as possible, is critical in the sale of your home.  Agents try to give as much notice as possible for requests to show your home, but there are times when last minute requests do occur.  Granting requests as much ...

By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
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How often have we shown a property to a potential buyer only to learn later that it has just been sold conditionally. Your buyers are devastated because they LOVE this house! It could also happen when selling commercial property, or if you have a buyer interested in buying a business that is not ...

By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
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Critical Mistakes Sellers MakeWhen Choosing a Realtor®Selling a home should be like any other business transaction, but all too often sellers make emotional or impulsive decisions that cost them money and time.  Choosing the right Realtor to market a property and negotiate the sale is the most im...

By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
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Selling a home is one of the most important financial decisions you will make, and working with the right realtor to market your home, is another important decision you will make to achieve the best possible benefit. Selling a home can be a stressful experience, and although you probably have bee...

By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
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Several year ago I posted a quote on my Facebook page which read: “Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest…. Mark Twain”A few moments later I received a message from another realtor who told me that our board, The Toronto Real Estate Board actually encourages REALTORS...

By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
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Yesterday (January 11th, 2017)  was a trying day... and it didn't have to be...I sold a property in October with a closing date of January 13th, 2017.  And, for the record this property is a 1 hour drive away.  I took the listing because it is the daughter of a very long time friend.. and I lived...

By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
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We all know and recognize that saving energy is cost effective, but you may not recognize how inefficient your home really is until you conduct an energy audit.  You can spot many problems in your home with a simple walk-through.  Keep a checklist of areas you inspect and any problems or issues y...

By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
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10 VERY IMPORTANT REASONSTO HIRE A REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALBuying 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 you co...

By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
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I listed a property several years ago in a very high end neighbourhood, close to $1,000,000.. (in today's market it would be about $1,3000,000 - $1,400,000). The home was beautifully, and tastefully deocrated with warm neutral tones, a very harmonious atmosphere.  The home had many quality upgrad...

By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
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How do we demonstrate our value proposition to our clients and perspective clients?Here is just one example: Last year a friend of mine had a neighbour who bragged to him about how he sold his home himself by listing it online.  He was over the moon that he sold it in two days, and at the full as...

By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
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The numbers are in for 2016 for the Toronto, Ontario and surrounding area and record sales have been reported. Toronto Real Estate Board President Larry Cerqua announced that 2016 was a second consecutive record year for home sales. Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 113,133 home sales throu...

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