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Top Mistakes Homeowners Make When Selling Their Home
Posted on Sun, 10 Dec 2017, 03:05:00 PM  in Home selling tips
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Those who list their home on the market and are ready to relocate often want to sell the property as soon as possible. There are many steps involved with selling a house, making it necessary to be prepared and plan ahead. If you're ready to find a buyer, there are a few common mistakes to avoid making.

 

Pricing it Too High

Top Mistakes Homeowners Make When Selling Their HomeMany homeowners fail to get their house appraised ahead of time to ensure that have a good understanding of what it's worth. Not knowing the value of your property can make it easy to price it too high, which can turn off potential buyers. Overpricing will cause it to sit on the market for a longer period of time and can cause the value to drop due to a lack of interest.

Review similar homes in the local area and perform an inspection with a professional to determine if there are any underlying issues that may affect what the home is worth.

 

Trying to Sell it on Your Own

Although you may want to make more of a profit when the home sells by listing it on your own, you can have less success without the help of a professional. Hiring a REALTORŪ will allow the property to have more exposure on the market and can make it stand out due to the professional's tips.

A REALTORŪ will work as the middle man during the negotiations process to ensure that you sell the home for a higher price without turning off the buyer. They'll have the power to list it in more places and can offer tips on how to make it more appealing.

Find a REALTORŪ that you're on the same page with to ensure that they understand your needs and financial situation. They should communicate well and tell you what you need to hear. Look for a professional who can respond quickly to your questions or concerns.

 

Not Prepping the House

Although you may be in a rush to get the home listed, it's important to prep the home to ensure that it's attractive and stands out on the market. You'll need to set aside a few months for cleaning, staging the interior setting, and performing repairs. Tidying up the landscaping can increase the curb appeal of the home and will make it look inviting in your ads.

Removing clutter is also necessary to ensure that the home appears maintained and more spacious. Consider removing all paperwork, personalized items, and bold decor that might not appeal to most buyers. Keeping the setting neutral is necessary to ensure that it sells faster.

 

Using Low-Quality Images

The photos that you use in your ads is the first impression that you make to buyers, making it necessary to hire a professional to take the pictures. The pictures should be taken during the day when there's plenty of natural light in each room for a well-lit and uplifting setting.

 

Failing to Have a Backup Plan

It's difficult to know what to expect once you list the home on the market, making it necessary to have a backup plan established. Some people sell their home too fast, which can leave them without a place to live. Others don't sell the home soon enough, which leads to extra expenses and delays with moving. Plan for different circumstances to ensure that you can afford listing your home for several months or have a place to stay if you need to move out sooner than you expected.


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Top 5 Tips to Help You Sell Your Home During the Holidays
Posted on Thu, 30 Nov 2017, 04:10:00 PM  in Home selling tips,  My services, etc.
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Many people think of the holiday season as the worst time to sell a home, but this season actually has some advantages. The buyers are generally more serious, and you won't have as much competition with other sellers during these months. Once your family has decided that this is the best time to put your home on the market, you will need to begin getting the property ready for potential buyers. Here are some of the tips that sellers should use when putting their home on the market during the holiday season.

 

Hire a Sales Representative

Sellers need to find a dependable sales representative who will work hard for them throughout the entire holiday season, instead of someone who will start off strong, only to quit by the Thanksgiving holiday. You should ask family and friends for referrals. Be sure to do some research on the top sales representatives in your area, and compare their similarities and differences. Read over the reviews and verify the credentials of the sales representative. If he is truly qualified, he will help make the selling process easier.

 

Keep the Decorations to a Minimum

Although your home should look its best during the holidays, you don't want to overdo it with the decorations. This could overwhelm potential buyers and keep them from coming into the home. You only have one chance to make a first impression, and the exterior decor is your best opportunity. Avoid using adornments that are too large, or too many decorations that crowd the home. Sellers should also use general, or non-religious, decorations to avoid offending buyers.

 

Look for Motivated BuyersTop 5 Tips to Help You Sell Your Home During the Holidays

People who are searching for a home during the holidays typically have a good reason for doing so; they have to move within a specific time frame, they're relocating, or they need the extra space. It is the seller’s job to seek out serious buyers and work hard to persuade them to attend an open house at their property. As a seller, you can work with an experienced sales representative to help you seek out buyers who are moving into your area. Buyers searching for homes around the holidays also include college staff, investors on tax deadlines, and military personnel, especially if your home is near a military base.

 

Take Good Photos

The holiday months may bring about inconsistent weather that keeps buyers inside. Instead of driving through countless neighborhoods to search for homes, buyers will rely on the Internet when browsing properties. This option allows them to choose their favorite properties without leaving their homes. Therefore, you want to make sure you take top-notch photos of your home. The more flattering, high-quality photos that you have available with your online listing, the more buyers you could attract. Be sure to include photos that you took during the spring and summer months, in order to give buyers an idea of how the home will look year-round. If you don't have a high-quality camera, consider hiring a professional to take a few photos of your home.

 

Make the Home Cozy

This provides buyers with an escape from the cold weather during the holiday season. You can make the home feel cozier by adjusting the heat when buyers come for a walk-through. Sellers should also play classical, holiday music and offer homemade holiday treats that buyers will enjoy. This could encourage buyers to spend more time inside of your home, admiring its best features.

 

If you have decided to put your home up for sale during the holiday season, be sure to do everything possible to attract serious buyers. You can start by using these tips. An experienced sales representative will help you make your home look more appealing, in terms of decor and features, in addition to the asking price. Remember that the holiday season has many advantages pertaining to putting your home on the market!


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Top Tips for Staging Your Home
Posted on Mon, 20 Nov 2017, 04:05:00 PM  in Home selling tips
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One of the most important parts of selling your property and finding the right buyer is to stage your home. Staging a property is a necessary step that can increase the appeal of the setting and will enhance the features that are available. When you're ready to begin the process, there are a few important steps to follow.

 

Remove Clutter

Many sellers make the mistake of leaving clutter out that is present in their home, which can be an eyesore and will detract from the quality of the property. Remove stacks of papers in a home office or photos that are displayed on the refrigerator. You'll also need to remove excess toys in children's rooms or piles of boxes that are taking up too much space in the garage.

Consider renting a storage unit for a place to store your personal belongings, which will also free up extra space in the home. Removing the items will also make the interior setting appear larger and more spacious.

Make it a point to empty out your closets to ensure that it's only half-full, which will make buyers believe that there's an abundance of storage space available.

 

Use New LinensTop Tips for Staging Your Home

The linens that are used in the bathrooms and kitchen should appear new and contribute to the appeal of the setting. Dirty or old rags and curtains can date the property and allow it to look neglected. Opt for using fresh, new towels in the bathrooms and use a new hand towel in the kitchen.

 

Rent Patio Furniture

The outdoor property is just as important as the interior setting, making it necessary to rent patio furniture that complements the outdoor environment. Create a seating area on the back patio and add decorative water elements, which will cause potential buyers to envision themselves entertaining guests outside. Consider grouping chairs around a fire pit and adding string lights, which will allow the property to appear more welcoming and appealing.

 

Perform Upgrades

Upgrade the materials inside of the home to allow the property to appear newer and maintained. Consider painting the cabinets or adding new appliances to give the kitchen a makeover and allow it to stand out in the setting. You'll also want to add new hardware to cabinets throughout the home and install new lighting, which will work as one of the main focal points.

Repairs should also be made to ensure that buyers aren't turned off by leaky faucets or by broken door handles that may be present. The home should be ready to move into without requiring any fixes.

 

Deep Clean the Home

Deep cleaning the home is necessary to make it shine and tidy up areas that have been neglected. You'll need to dust overhead ceiling fans and clean the grout on tiles. Consider power washing the driveway and removing oil stains that may be present. You can also hire a professional to clean the chimney and carpets. Buyers are prone to inspecting every inch of the property when they take a tour, which is why each area should be deep cleaned and in good condition.

 

Rearrange the Furniture

Rearrange the furniture to enhance the flow of each room and make it easier to walk throughout the house. Remove rugs that may be easy to trip over or items that are in the middle of walkways. You may need to put a few furniture pieces in the garage or a storage unit to create more space and enhance the size of the interior setting.


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Touring a Property
Posted on Fri, 10 Nov 2017, 03:45:00 PM  in Home buying tips
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Perhaps you're feeling anxious or stressed in regards to touring your very first property , be it an apartment home, a house, a condominium or anything else. We all know that feeling of "butterflies in the stomach" as you simply cannot wait to arrive at the very end of the transaction and close the sale. You have not done this before though you have trained intensely by experts in the business: What do you do? Do you panic? Do you step aside to review the booklet and property terms, or do you simply march forward in full faith in your potential?

 

Touring a PropertyI recommend the latter, friend. If there is one thing that I have impeccably learned in nearly five years of working as a real estate agent, it's this: There is no perfect sale, only the one that is never attempted. I have made more closings than I can dare to say, and on most days, I do not have that "perfect answer" or every property detail memorized, but I always have the confidence and technical resources by my side. That is all you will ever need in this business, besides a good prayer.

 

I keep a pricing sheet, a fees and costs calculator and booklet, and anything else I might need by my side - especially when in a hurry. I set the goal of showing at least 12 properties per day, and to do so, I must remain organized and in charge. For instance, I attempt to cover one property per hour - if not more. The more that I learn about each property, the quicker I can promote and sell it though it's not a perfect world and I often miss the mark. Still, I am a devoted - and successful - REALTORŪ of many years: Persistence, for me, has been the key that has opened every door.

 

Try to memorize how many bedrooms and bathrooms are included with each property, if a washer and dryer are included, what utility costs are covered, which electric company is in charge of electricity there, what its reputation is among customers and more. You should even be able to find how many square units the property measures so that you can have a quick answer on your tongue when asked; it can never hurt to be "too prepared", if such a thing even exists in today's society. Also, try to familiarize yourself with every possible prospect and resident system used by the best in real estate; maintain your familiarity by logging in and reviewing what you know every week.

 

Yardi, Matrix, PopCard, Voyager, Power Pro, Weblisters and Entrata are but a few of the most common platforms that real estate professionals use, but even these are changing rapidly as technology progresses; who knows if new systems are released in only a couple of weeks, and these "currently latest" ones are forever gone? That is why it's important to stay informed and updated on all ends. Contact your leads and prospects every week, immediately following up with them after having taken the tour - or even scheduled it.

 

Continue to ask them if they seek the same floor plan, amenities and other accommodations, or note if there has been a recent change. If the lead has decided to lease or purchase elsewhere, then kindly ask the name of the other property in question and the reason for choosing to do business there. Always ask if there is anything else that you may do for the lead, even if he or she has already decided on another property; it's good ethics.


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Questions To Ask Your Sales Representative When Selling Your Home
Posted on Tue, 31 Oct 2017, 02:45:00 PM  in Home selling tips
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Are you selling your Canadian home? It doesn’t matter whether you have lived in this home for the entirety of your life, for just a few years, or just a few weeks. Selling a home in Canada is a very big deal and can cause you a lot of chaos if you do not given yourself the opportunity to learn all that you have to or want to learn about the process. Yes, even veteran buyers and sellers are looking for a list of questions to ask their next sales representative because everyone can improve upon the experiences that they have already had. Here are just a few questions that you should consider asking your next sales representative:

What Are Your Qualifications to Sell My Home?Questions To Ask Your Sales Representative When Selling Your Home

There are actually a hundred or more ways that your sales representative can interpret this question depending on the relationship that you have or have not established with them. Be prepared to follow this question up with more specific questions that relate to the information that you are actually seeking to learn. If you are looking for solid proof that the sales representative that you are currently looking at has a quality education that you believe will support the sale of your home, than be prepared to ask about his or her education. If you are looking for experience or stories of what types of homes they have sold to prepare them for the sale of your home, than be prepared to ask these types of questions as well. If you are looking to see what information they willingly give you, this may be the type of broad, yet specific, question you are looking for to break the ice.

What Paperwork And Fees Should I Be Prepared To Pay?

Sales representatives in Canada make their living by buying and selling homes just like yours. They wouldn’t make this living if they did not have fees and paperwork that their clients filled out. You should know that they are professionals and will not work for you for free unless they are personal family members that are working for their own benefit. Be prepared to talk about every last signature you are going to give, every penny you must spend and why, and any miscellaneous costs that you do not want to surprise you. You would be surprised to know that many people fall into some sort of accidental money trap just because they are not willing to ask about paperwork and fees. Lastly, you should know that some sales representatives are flexible with payment and will negotiate their fees to an extent with you. Do not be afraid to ask about these opportunities if you could really benefit.

What Information Do You Think I Need To Know Right Now?

Give your sales representative a chance to truly give you the ins and outs of the process you are engaging in. You know that you want to sell your house but maybe that is all that you know. Let them tell you what you should expect based on what they have seen with their other clients. You may learn quite a bit of information you didn’t know that you didn’t know.

To Recap

Selling your Canadian home can bring about many different emotions. You may or may not be ready to fully embrace each of the emotions that you feel as they arise, but trust that you are strong enough and that you have asked all of the right questions throughout the process. By this point, you should be feeling pretty good about the information that you have to give and the information that you have received from your Canadian sales representative. Now it is time to enjoy yourself and enjoy the process of moving.


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Property Management Tips for Landlords
Posted on Fri, 20 Oct 2017, 02:35:00 PM  in My services
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As a real estate investor, the first step is to purchase a property. Next is to learn how to manage the property. And as a property owner, there are particular management requirements you need to fulfill. Here are expert ideas for successful property management.

Maintain Your PropertyProperty Management Tips for Landlords

One of the most crucial things to do with your investment is to ensure you give it proper maintenance. The law states that you are legally responsible for ensuring your property meets the required health and safety standards. This means making sure your tenants have a designated place to throw their garbage and keeping the common areas in top condition.

Proper maintenance of your property will give you an easy time finding and keeping good tenants. Remember, no one wants to live in an area infested with rats or with prolonged plumbing issues. Failure to make repairs may also give tenants the right to withhold the rent to make repairs, and this money will be deducted from the cost of the lease.

Screen Your Tenants

Don’t allow anyone to rent without checking their background, references, and credit history. Haphazard tenant selection and screening methods often cause problems in future. For instance, you may rent to tenants who welcome undesirable friends, trash your place, or who don’t pay rent at all. Thus, obtain a written rental application for you to do proper tenant screening.

Get it in Writing

Ensure you provide your tenants with a written rental agreement that documents essential points of your relationship with them. This document should include a notice you must give before you enter your tenant’s apartment, how and when you will handle repair problems and tenant complaints, and the like.

Give Notice before Entering

You need to learn your tenants’ right to privacy. Whenever you plan to enter the rental unit, give your tenants prior notice and if possible, make it at least 24 hours, or as your state law requires.

Arrange for Inspections

Apart from checking the property at the beginning and end of a tenancy, you need to make thorough property inspections regularly. If you keep an eye on problems as they arise, you will solve them quickly before they escalate to greater magnitudes. However, you need to incorporate these inspections into the tenant agreement, including the notice you will give before arriving.

Provide Security

Don’t allow your property and tenants to become easy targets for criminals. So examine the security of your property and take the necessary steps to protect it. Usually, the best security measures such as proper lighting, alarm systems, and trimming the landscaping are not very costly.

Hire a Property Manager

It can be quite time-consuming and overwhelming to manage a rental property. In this case, it is a good idea to hire a property manager. You can let the manager do as little or as much as you desire. Some investors want property management companies to do everything from handling all repairs to filling vacancies, while others only want a manager to collect the monthly rent. Remember, hiring a property manager is a big decision and may not be very cheap. You must weigh the financial implications to determine if it is the best choice for you. You need to know some lousy property managers can ruin your investment. Thus, do a thorough check before making your decision.

Obtain Insurance

You need sufficient liability and other property insurance. Having a suitable insurance policy will cushion you from losses to your property caused by storms, fire, vandalism or burglary, and from lawsuits by your tenants in case of injuries or discrimination. To get the best insurance policy, find quotes from numerous insurance agencies and compare them to see which one best suits you.

Proper property management techniques and policies will ensure you get and retain good tenants, and it will also protect you from financial losses and lawsuits from your tenants. Thus, maintain your property, screen your tenants, and get proper insurance.


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Meet These Check Points Before You Move Out
Posted on Tue, 10 Oct 2017, 02:30:00 PM  in Home buying tips
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Selling the Canadian home that you have come to love, or simply moving out of another home that you have lived in for quite some time can be both difficult and exciting. There are a thousand opportunities that are ready to present themselves to you and a thousand ways that each and every one of those opportunities can change your life. So if you are seeking to open a new chapter in your life, make sure to meet these checkpoints before you move out:

Get Yourself A Canadian Sales RepresentativeMeet These Check Points Before You Move Out

Sales representatives both buy and sell houses with the help and information of people just like you. They use their skills and their education to ensure that their clients, you, are happy and informed with the decision that they are making to move. These individuals know what paperwork that you should be signing for legally binding sales and what tips and tricks will make your move as smooth as it possibly can be. So unless you are a sales representative or personally know a sales representative, you’re going to want to find a wonderful professional to help you meet this checkpoint.

Get Your Money In Order

There is nothing worse than trying to move from one location to another and not having your financial situation settled. You should have some sort of money saved for emergencies if at all possible. You should have all of the information you need for every one of your accounts and credit cards just incase you lose them in the process and need to have them canceled or contacted. Never leave one location in pursuit of the next without making sure that you know how much money you have, where it is, and how much of it you plan on using to complete your move. This checkpoint is absolutely critical.

Have A Plan

Moving anywhere, but especially in Canada, can be a lengthy process from start to finish. You should have all the time in the world that you need to make sure that you have everything in order. You will absolutely want to make sure that you have met the checkpoints above, or that you have plans to meet those checkpoints before the actual day of your move. You will also want to make sure that you have hired a moving crew or assembled a few willing people in your life to help you accomplish this momentous task. If you have children, you are going to want to make sure that you have plans for what they will be doing. If they are young, you may wish to have friends or family care for them during the actual physical process of moving so that they do not get hurt. If they are old enough to help assist you with the move, make sure that they know what their tasks are and what your rules are for their safety. Having a plan will help you to stabilize yourself in the event that something does not go exactly as you thought it may.

Take Home Advice

It doesn’t matter if you are old or young. It doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor. It doesn’t matter what day it is, what season it is, or what reason you really have to move out. Make sure that you are meeting the checkpoints above, even if they are not in the listed order, before you move out.


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Tips to Selling Your Home Quickly
Posted on Sat, 30 Sep 2017, 12:15:00 PM  in Home selling tips
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Most people want to sell their home quickly once they list it on the market to ensure that it maintains its value and doesn't lose its appeal. Although the quality and appeal of the setting influences how much attention it attracts, other factors determine how quickly you get an offer. If you want to find the right buyer in a short amount of time, there are a few important steps to take.

 

Price it Right

One of the most important steps to take is to price the home right to avoid turning off buyers. If it's priced too high, buyers will assume that you aren't willing to negotiate or that you're not serious about selling. Work with a real estate agent to evaluate the selling price of local homes that are similar to your own to determine sell your home quicklya realistic price. Leave extra room for negotiating to ensure that you get what you want for it.

 

Work on the Curb Appeal

Buyers aren't likely to visit homes that have an ugly exterior, making it necessary to make it look attractive to ensure that it stands out on the block and sets the expectations of those who pull up to the house. Add flower boxes on each window, which will make it look charming and inviting. Potted plants on the front porch will also add a cozy touch that is contemporary. Consider installing a fence, new address numbers, and a mailbox that looks updated. An arbor where vines can grow up will also look beautiful and will make the home stand out on the market.

 

Clean and Declutter

Your house should look like a model home when buyers walk in, which will allow them to envision living on the property without being reminded that you currently reside in the building. Clean and declutter the setting by removing religious items that are displayed on the walls or poster that are hung in a teen's room. Family photos should be tucked away, and art drawings that are posted on the fridge will need to be removed.

 

Consider hiring a deep cleaning service to wipe down the baseboards, scrub the grout, and clean the blades on ceiling fans to ensure that each area is covered.

 

Stage the House

Staging the home is necessary to show off how beautiful it can look with the right furniture pieces and decor used. Use neutral furniture and artwork on the walls and consider using furniture covers if the items are outdated or old. Use area rugs to dress up bare floors and stage empty rooms or closets. Consider putting fresh towels and linens out and place a plate of cookies on the dining table.

 

Upgrade the Home

Minor upgrades are needed to increase the appeal of the home, making it necessary to install new appliances and add hardware throughout the space. Paint the walls a neutral color shade and add new lighting in each room with the sconces and chandeliers that are installed. You can also install new sinks, faucets, and toilets to make the interior setting appear newer and more comfortable.

 

Use Quality Photos

One of the best ways to make your home stand out with the ad that you use is by using quality photos. Hire a professional photographer to take pictures of the property and edit the photos with software that they use. Allow plenty of natural light into the home and turn on interior lights to create an uplifting and bright setting that looks warm.


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Tips to help you Choose the Best Location for Your New Home
Posted on Wed, 20 Sep 2017, 12:10:00 PM  in Home buying tips
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Every neighborhood has its own appeal and character. If you have begun the search for a new home, you understand the importance of finding the right community for you and your family. Choosing the right neighborhood could be the most important decision that you make while searching for properties. Although everyone has different preferences, there are common strategies to help you narrow down your search for the best location. Here are some tips to use on your search for a great home, in the right neighborhood.

 

Create a Checklist

This list should include everything that you are looking for in a new home, including the location. Take the time to determine what appeals to your family the most, astips far as the neighborhood in general. Here are some of the things that you will need to ask yourself:

 

  • Do you want close proximity to shopping malls and restaurants?
  • Do you prefer quiet communities or busy streets?
  • Do school ratings matter to you?
  • Are there local activities?

 

Property Value

Regardless of what neighborhood you purchase your new home in, it is mandatory that you know the median property value in that location. It is necessary to know if the other homes within the area are stable, appreciating, or depreciating. Take a closer look at what is bringing down the values of the homes in that area, or what is making the property value go up. It could be new attractions, the construction company, deteriorating roads, wonderful school districts, and more. Knowing the property value will help you make a smart decision when choosing the right neighborhood.

 

Busy or Calm Area

This is perhaps one of the most important things to remember when you choose a new home. If you are moving into the area alone, or with a spouse, and you have no plans of having children in the future, it is a good idea to choose a neighborhood that doesn’t have a lot of families. You may want to choose a busy location that is constantly on the go. However, if you do have children, or having children is in your near future, be sure to search for areas that are kid-friendly. It is a good idea to drive through the neighborhoods that are at the top of your list. This gives you a chance to see how busy or calm the area truly is. Take a couple of trips to the location before you make your decision. You want to get a feel of how the neighborhood is during the week, as well as on the weekends.

 

Local Attractions

A good neighborhood will give you immediate access to everything that you need, including shopping centers, family entertainment, fast-food and dine-in restaurants, and more. When going over your checklist, look to see if the location offers most of the attractions that you have listed. Keep in mind that not every area will have all of the attractions that you are searching for, but a great location will have a large percentage of those attractions. You should decide if you want to be within walking or driving distances of those places. It may not seem like a big deal now, but on those days when you must go to the store, but you are tired, you will want to drive less than a mile away, instead of miles and miles into town.

You should also consider the distance from emergency services. You do not want to be too far from those services when an emergency situation occurs. This includes hospitals, the local police department, fire departments, urgent care clinics, and more.

When you begin searching for your new home, make sure you put a lot of thought into the location. Take your time and decide what you want in a neighborhood, what you can live without, and what you do not care for. This will help you choose a nice area to move into. Speak with an experienced real estate agent who can provide you with more information pertaining to the neighborhoods that are on your search list!


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The Best Ways to Make Your Sales Representative Laugh
Sunday, 10 September 2017, 12:05:00 PM
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So often we think of real estate sales, anywhere, but for some reason especially in Canada, as being boring or incredibly serious. Nobody wants to go to work every single day of their lives hoping to not smile. We are all humans and we all need the funny client to brighten our days. So here are just a few ways you can make your representative laugh:

 

Bring Them Gifts

Not all laughs have to be because of something that you have done to purposefully be hilarious. You can make your representative smile and laugh by simply showing them that you care about them and that what they are doing for you truly matters. You may even get inside information about the homes that really matter to you simply by showing this gesture of kindness and brightening their day.laugh

 

Send Them Hilarious Cards

Who doesn’t like to get mail? This is especially true for the agents that work into the holidays that most people designate as “me” days. If you know what their birthday is or even what their favorite holiday of the year is, just send them a cheap card that you can get from basically any store that you stop at. You get major bonus points if you can find something that makes funny sounds or plays hilarious music. There is nothing funnier than opening a birthday card in a quiet office only to hear a cat meowing happy birthday at a volume that neighbors in nearby buildings can also hear. Try not to send cards that are offensive or hurtful to those around them though. That will simply create an awkward situation for all involved.

 

If You’re Selling, Plant Surprises

Most people know that selling a home will involve some sort of viewing process where the sales representative shows prospective new homeowners around the property. They will outline the details that jump out to them and make the home truly something special and worth selling. If they show your home often, these details can start to run on autopilot or the process will begin to feel a little repetitive. Unfortunately, even good homes can sit for a little longer than anyone would like just waiting for the right new homeowner to buy. Why not spice up the process and leave little surprises that will inspire innocent laughs? Leave a plate of cookies and a note that says “limited one per customer per transaction” or notes on the bed that say “just watched the sun go down after a miserable rainy day- hopefully it will wake up in a better mood tomorrow”. These little notes are completely innocent, but are sure to inspire the sales representative to laugh and may even get a few chuckles out of prospective new buyers.

 

Just Chat with Sales Representatives Like They Are Normal People

You may not think that this tip would inspire a lot of laughter, but it actually tends to do just that. Sales representatives, as mentioned earlier, often have boring, repetitive, and serious positions. They get a lot of work pushed onto them at any given time and clients are often trying to pull them in directions that they simply cannot go. Unfortunately, this can make the job miserable at times and a miserable sales representative isn’t going to be doing their best to make you happy if they can’t be happy themselves. You can change this simply by talking to them like you would talk to any other normal person. Normal conversation has little jokes mixed in and makes people feel good about what they are talking about and what they are doing.


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