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Real Estate Investments in Canada
Posted on Sat, 10 Mar 2018, 02:50:00 PM  in Home buying tips,  Home selling tips
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Have you been looking for a new investment? You can try real estate. Real estate can become a regular source of income throughout your work life up to retirement. You can also sell it when you need cash or leave it to your kids for inheritance.


How do you go about finding the next property to invest in Canada?

Well, you will need a real estate agent to guide you on the available properties in the market. Most people have a misconception about agents. That the agents may run off with your money without finding the right property for you. Though this is true if you meet scammers, the honest ones, however, do make your work easier.

To find the right real estate agent, you will need to ask for referrals from friends or families, or to do the leg walk yourself from office to office. You can also search online and get one immediately. If you are going to trust someone with your investment, it would be advisable to visit them in their office.

Open houses will also provide you with an opportunity to meet an agent.Real Estate Investments in Canada


Ask questions

Don’t let them feed you with market prices and future projections of the value of a property. Ask questions if you have any. Don’t be afraid to voice out your concerns. If you are looking for a condo or an apartment tell the agent your choice.

Listen to their advice but be the judge. More so, do your own research.



If you opt for a loan, then you will need to apply for a mortgage with financial institutions. Mortgages are usually 75% of the cost of the property. So you will need to raise the 25% from your pockets. The lender may have to conduct interviews with you to find if you are eligible for the mortgage. The approval may take a few days or longer depending on the bank and your financial status.

You can also choose to invest in real estate with a group of investors. It can be family or friends or even business partners. Investing in a group will help you spread out the risk of your investment. If there are significant losses on the property, you get to share with your partners.



When buying a property for investment, it is crucial to seek the services of a lawyer. Although they will cost you a few dollars, they will help you with the mortgage review, Agreement of purchase and sale, and search the title. These are things that will make your purchase straightforward. The charges will depend on the lawyer’s experience, the property, and location.



A professional accountant will come in handy for the purchase of the property. They can identify the little and minor costs incurred on the property such as insurance and interest fees. Accountants can also advise you on the best system for recording your income and expenses on the property to determine tax reports.



The taxes charged on your property will depend on the location of the property, income, and expenses. Consult both the lawyer and the accountant on projected taxes on the property.



Well, investment is not just about making money. There will be days when you have to spend money on maintenance of the property. If it is an apartment, maintenance may be a regular thing as tenants come and go as they wish. Some of the typical maintenance costs are; electrical, doors, windows, paints, locks, shelves and taps. Floors and ceilings may take a few years before they need maintenance unless you get ‘unique’ tenants.


Buying land instead of property

You can choose to buy bare land instead of property. This land can remain bare until its value appreciates so that you can resell it or you can find capital to build a property of your choice. However, for bare land to appreciate, you will need to be patient for a few years to see the difference in value.


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Staging Your Home Tasks
Posted on Wed, 28 Feb 2018, 01:55:00 PM  in Home selling tips
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Summer is the best time to sell your home in a competitive real estate market. Buyers like to move in the summer when it isn't snowing or raining, and it is also easier to transition children to a new school in the autumn when a new semester begins. If you want to sell your home this summer, then you should begin to prepare the property during the spring so that it is ready for potential homebuyers to view. When you don't understand what a current homebuyer is looking for when she is shopping for a property, you can consult with a expert such as a professional who provides home staging services.


Home Staging Task 1: Clean Your Home CompletelyStaging Your Home Tasks

If you are a busy person, then cleaning your home completely is not on the top of your list. However, a potential buyer will notice dirty and worn looking areas of your home. When someone looking at your home notices debris on surfaces, she will assume that you haven't cared for your property, leading to problems such as insect infestations, broken plumbing fixtures and damaged electrical outlets. Cleaning your home requires removing everything from the cabinets and closets to scrub the surfaces. This is also the best time to throw away clutter to make the spaces look roomier.


Home Staging Task 2: Get Rid Of the Excess Items That Are Inside Your Home

The rooms in your home will look more spacious and inviting when you get rid of excess items. If your living room is packed with children’s toys, decorative items or DVDs, then pack the items in storage boxes or get rid of the things. You don’t need to create a space that looks like a hotel room because buyers enjoy seeing a home that has family photographs because it helps them to imagine themselves living there. Remember that potential homebuyers will look in every space of a building, so you should remove anything that is valuable or embarrassing.


Home Staging Task 3: Increase the Lighting In Each Room Of a Home

Anyone looking at your home will need bright lighting, so you should push furniture away from the windows to clean the windowpanes. Make sure that the window blinds or draperies are easy to open so that a real estate agent can show off a room’s best features such as a built-in entertainment center, stone fireplace or walk-in closet. In addition, make sure to have numerous lamps or overhead lighting fixtures so that a potential buyer can see a room’s features on a rainy day.


Home Staging Task 4: Paint Walls With Neutral Colors Of Paint

If you have installed wallpaper or used unusual colors of paint, then it is essential to redecorate with neutral colors. When a potential buyer sees hot pink walls in a bedroom or flowered wallpaper in a kitchen, she will avoid making an offer, or she will want to offer a lower price on the property. If a new buyer wants to move into a home right away, then redecorating is time-consuming and expensive, so you must meet a potential buyer’s needs by using plain white or off-white paint on the walls and ceilings of a home.


The first impression that a homebuyer has is your front porch and door, so make these elements look inviting by washing the cement steps and painting the door. Hang a decorative wreath on the door, or alternatively, place flowerpots next to the doorway to make your home more inviting.


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Top Do’s and Don’ts When Selling a Home
Posted on Sat, 10 Feb 2018, 01:35:00 PM  in Home selling tips
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Selling a home is a big step; you are moving away from the years of memories you have made, in addition to the neighbours and local amenities that you have grown fond of. However, the sell must go on! You should hire a sales representative who can help you get your home ready to put on the housing market. The objective is to avoid common mistakes that could cost you potential buyers. To help make the selling process less chaotic, here are some do’s and don’t’s to think about before and after you have put your home on the market.


Do Learn as Much as PossibleTop Do’s and Don’ts When Selling a Home

Of course selling a home will require common sense; however, there are some things you need to research, such as asking price, marketing features, curb appeal, and more. If you aren’t a sales representative, or lack knowledge of the housing market, there will be important steps you need to learn before putting your home up for sale. When you set aside time to learn more about the market and what it takes to make a good sale, you could prevent yourself from making an expensive mistake. When sellers lose money on their home, it is often because they haven’t researched enough. There are seminars you can take to learn more about the housing market, in addition to research that you can conduct via the Internet or with printed materials. Sellers need to learn as much as they can to simplify the selling process, and to avoid making costly errors.


Don’t Personalize the Home

As a seller, you want to make sure the home is staged perfectly, but you also want to give potential buyers the ability to picture themselves living in the home. If you go overboard with personal items and décor that you love, buyers may be turned off. You should speak with a sales representative who can give you some staging pointers. For example, she may have you go with neutral wall colours, instead of bright shades of paint. You should also remove clothes from the closet when possible, and take down personal photos. It is okay to leave wall art and furniture in the home, but your children’s school pictures and awards should be taken down. The more personal the home is, the harder it is for the buyer to determine how the property will accommodate their needs and lifestyle.


Do Develop Selling Goals

Your goals can include selling the home within a short time frame, or getting your asking price without compromising. Although this rarely happens, it is not impossible. Make a list of goals that you want to achieve, and do your best to complete them. If you want to sell your home without adding new features to the property, take some time and jazz up your current features. For example, if you have an unfinished basement and you don’t want to put the extra time and money into finishing the area, you can enhance the feature by embellishing the context in your listing. Instead of listing an unfinished basement, you could state things like, “man cave or extra bedroom for those days when you want to be alone,” or “large storage space without the additional storage fees.” When you develop a list of goals, make sure you include a good plan and strategy for each goal.

Other factors to consider when selling your home are the offer due date, pricing, and current market trends. As a seller, you should remember the things that mattered most to you as a buyer, and incorporate those factors into your selling approach. When you choose to work with a qualified sales representative, he will do everything possible to attract serious buyers to your home, which increases your odds of selling the property. A sales representative can also go over other important do’s and don’ts to simplify the selling process.

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Five Ways to Make Your Kitchen Sing During an Open House
Posted on Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 12:15:00 PM  in Home buying tips,  Home selling tips
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You only get one chance to make a great first impression, and while that's true in your professional life, it's also true when it comes to selling your home. Open houses are a great way to get prospective buyers through and to show them all the features of your old home that makes it perfect for them. Your real estate agent will work with you to find a date and time that works around your schedule. That agent might offer some helpful feedback on what you can do to your home too. You can use some simple tips to make your kitchen really shine and sing during an open house.


Put Away the Clutter

Five Ways to Make Your Kitchen Sing During an Open HouseNo one wants to see the clutter in your kitchen taking over the room. Clutter can include those recipes you want to try, the groceries that you keep forgetting to put away, the shoes and bags that your kids drop when they get home from school and even pots and pans that you leave sitting out on the cutter. Find a place for everything in your kitchen. If you don't have space for everything, put those items in boxes that you store in the garage or your car until the open house is over.


Organize the Cabinets

Peeking in the cabinet is something that many prospective buyers do. It's not necessarily that they want to see what you have, but they do want to see if your cabinets are large enough for their own things. You can take the easy way out and simply cut down on the things you store in those cabinets. Some sellers even start packing up the pots and other kitchen supplies that they use less often. You can also bring in some organizers to organize everything in your cabinets.


Use New Paint

A new coat of paint is one of the best ways to freshen up your kitchen and make it a focal point of any open house tour. You may not realize just how much debris builds up on the walls in the kitchen from the foods that you cook. Grease can splatter on the walls and cabinets, making those surfaces look significantly darker than those areas actually are. Choose a paint in a lighter and brighter shade that makes the kitchen feel more spacious to make buyers want to cook there.


Clean Everything

Your home can never be too clean for an open house, especially when it comes to your kitchen. In the days leading up to the tour, clean as much as possible. Don't put the dishes off until the next day or skip taking out the trash when the can fills up. Old food and trash can leave behind lingering odors that are almost impossible to ignore. Put away the dishes from the sink before the open house before wiping down the interior too. You'll want to clean the counters, sweep and mop or vacuum the floors and clean all other surfaces also.


Bake Cookies

One of the best scents in the world is the scent of vanilla and chocolate baking in the oven. When you bake up a batch of cookies right before the open house, that scent will linger in the air and make each buyer want to check out the kitchen. You can make the dough the night before and freeze it, but you can also use a dough that you bought from the store. When you clean, bake and use any of these others tips, you can make your kitchen more appealing to those buyers.

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4 Tips to Make Your Home Marketable
Posted on Sat, 20 Jan 2018, 11:30:00 AM  in Home buying tips,  Home selling tips
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Long gone are the days when fresh flowers, warm milk, and sweet treats could win over potential buyers. In today’s market, sellers have to develop unique and successful ways to attract buyers and gain their interest. Although some traditional methods work when marketing a home, sellers may have to try new tactics to help their home stand out to buyers. Here are some common tips to use, in addition to unique tactics that could make your home more marketable.


Neutral Colours

4 Tips to Make Your Home MarketableA fresh coat of paint can make a room seem bigger and more refreshing, but sellers can take things a step further by adding a little color and style. However, it is important to use neutral colours that make buyers feel welcomed, instead of bold colours that could turn them away. Adding color to the property could also help increase your odds of selling the home for more money.

Some neutral colours that sellers should try include:

  • Light and soft blue kitchens
  • Eggshell white bathrooms
  • Cadet blue adult bedrooms and antique rose for the children’s rooms
  • Light beige or pastel gray living rooms
  • Navy or dark gray front doors


Enlist the Help of Neighbours

Sellers don’t typically involve their neighbours, but doing so could help you sell your home faster. Your neighbours are likely just as interested in the potential buyers as you are. They will want to know as much about their future neighbours as possible, including where they are from, if they have children, do they like pets, and more. This is why enlisting the help of your neighbours could possibly make the selling process go faster, and a lot smoother. You could take it a step further by offering your neighbours gift cards for referring buyers to your home. Be sure to set stipulations when giving out gift cards and incentives, such as requesting serious buyers only.


Spruce Up the Curb Appeal

The exterior of the home is the first thing that potential buyers see; therefore, you want your curb appeal to be breathtaking. Removing clutter and touching up the paint are simple things to do, but planting a garden and enhancing the landscape can truly make a difference. If you have never had a garden, now may be the time to start one. You could also hire a professional landscaping company to help spruce up the exterior by pulling weeds, laying mulch, and adding a few plants and flowers that give your home a more personable touch. As a seller, remember that you only get one chance to make a good first impression, and sprucing up your curb appeal could entice buyers to come inside and see all of the great features that your home has to offer.


Use Your Web Savvy Skills

Being web savvy could help you discover more ways to sell your home, such as a virtual open house. You simply need a good camera, or photographer, and a compelling description of your home. Of course the property should be well-maintained, clean, have up-to-date features, and staged perfectly. You can also create a blog and post links to the blog online, via social media, message boards, and other websites that pertain to sellers and home buyers. You should speak with a sales representative and ask her about online sales techniques and strategies that can make your home more marketable.

When it comes to selling your home, you may need to work extra hard to make it more marketable. This is the best way to attract buyers and get your home sold faster. Before putting your home on the market, consider using these tips, in addition to any advice that your sales representative provides.

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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

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

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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Questions To Ask Your Sales Representative When Selling Your Home
Posted on Tue, 31 Oct 2017, 02:45:00 PM  in Home selling tips

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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Busy, Busy, Busy
Posted on Wed, 30 Aug 2017, 09:25:00 AM  in Home selling tips
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What do you do when you are simply too "busy, busy, busy" to look into local housing markets and plan every aspect of selling your old home, which needs to be sold within the next six months or sooner? You simply ask for help, and leave the many responsibilities of making calls, tracking buyers, making a listing and more in the hands of a good professional, a REALTOR® who has been rated as one of the best in your local area. To find him or her, simply conduct a basic online search, and you will find many such agents and businesses. Canada has many for you to pick from, so that part of the process should not be too difficult overall. Let someone handle the legal costs, move-out costs and fees and so much more so that you can simply focus your efforts on your current job, relationships, bills and so many other things on the to-do list; believe us, you are busy and we fully understand, that is why we would never ask you to take on more than you can handle at once.


When you pay a small commission or fee, depending on how it works from provider to provider as each REALTOR® is different, you can then leave the full Busy, Busy, Busyresponsibility of selling off that property to your licensed and trained specialists; now, doesn't it feel good to get some of that time crunch pressure and busyness of your own shoulders? Plus, if you have a trained REALTOR® do it all for you, you will also get the best rates, bonuses, discounts and selections than you would on your own as these professionals often employ special market databases of your own - which are only available to them. When you pay a professional, you get quality access to all such resources and more; also, if you ever have a question, comment, suggestion or concern about the process, you may also reach out to your assigned REALTOR® and get a timely response at his or her earliest convenience. Who would you reach out to for help if you we're trying to sell the home on your own dime and time?


You are "busy, busy, busy": You have places to go to, people to see, bills to pay, food to put on the table, and the list can go on and on until it reaches the floor. Thus, you can put all your eggs in one neat little basket and have that trained professional cover all aspects for you; he or she will usually create a case file under which every aspect of the transaction, from start to finish, is covered in full detail. He or she can make a copy of all such information available to you at no cost as well - for your personal or business records. Since your REALTOR® has thoroughly studied markets, demand and so many other factors that go into making a successful transaction in the end, you will be able to do so much more with your home.


Also, who knows if you find yourself coming across a similar situation in the not too distant future - either as a potential buyer or seller? Having had a good experience using a well-liked professional, this process can once again be easier and simpler than ever, saving you time, money and so much more in the end. In fact, you may even elect to use the same professional again and perhaps receive a discount from him or her for your continued, faithful business. Repeat customers and clients, after all, are always appreciated by REALTORS®.

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Questions That You Should Ask Your Sales Representative About Selling Your Home
Posted on Wed, 31 May 2017, 02:10:00 PM  in Home selling tips
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Questions That You Should Ask Your Sales Representative About Selling Your Home

Have you come to the conclusion that you need to sell your house or that you would like to sell your house in favor of a house that better meets your needs? There are plenty of reasons that would put you in the position of selling your house.

Unless you have sold a great deal of houses on your own, you will likely need just a little bit of help. A sales representative will help you sell your house, but you should put together a list of questions to ask them in order to make the process easier for you and everyone else involved.

Here are a few questions that you may use as a guideline to help get the information you need from your sales representative:


What Are Your Qualifications?

Questions That You Should Ask Your Sales Representative About Selling Your HomeWhen you ask your sales representative what qualifications they have to sell your house for you, you should be looking for them to offer up their certifications, licenses, and sales experience. If they do not do this, prompt them for this important set of information.


How Flexible Will You Be With Me?

The best sales representative will be just as flexible with you as you are willing to be with them. They understand that there are plenty of factors that may speed up or halt the sale of your home. If you are willing to be flexible with them and keep an open line of communication, you are likely to get the same out of them. If they are unwilling to agree to be flexible, then you can search for another agent that is willing to be flexible with you.


How Long Should This Process Take?

The length of your process really can vary depending on how quickly you need to sell the house, how much you are willing to accept for the home, and how available you are for meetings, visitations, and contacts. You may expect to hear that the sale of your home may take a few months to a year or more depending on how flexible you are willing to be with your agent and any potential buyers that would like to make you a reasonable offer. You may also expect to have a different timeline than your cousin did when they sold their lake house last summer.


How Much Is My House Worth? Why?

The value of your house can be affected by more than one hundred different factors ranging from the neighborhood that you live in to the distance your home is from an attractive body of water like a lake or river. Your sales representative will also recommend a price to you that will be competitive with the other homes on the market so you may not have as much to say about price as you thought going into a consultation. Feel free to ask questions about why your house is valued at the price they suggest and if there is anything you can do to get just a little more money out of it when you list it for sale.


What Would You Suggest Be My Next Step After This Consultation?

You may have a few options for how you will choose to continue on to the next step of actually selling your house. Your sales representative may recommend anything from having your house staged, taking photos for an online website, or helping to write a short description to simply trying to settle on a price that would make sense to you and se em appealing to potential buyers.

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