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Working with a REALTOR®

When working with a REALTOR® it is important to understand who the REALTOR® works for. To whom is the REALTOR® legally obligated? Multiple Representation What is Multiple Representation? Multiple Representation is when one agent acts for two or more parties to the same transaction. However, to better understand Multiple Representation, we must first understand the relationship between the ...

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How to Choose One Business Over Another

What makes one business better than another when you are buying a business?  Some of the considerations are obvious. Others are not.  As you explore the business landscape, keep in view these 12 markers for choosing a business. 1. Location Is the location of the business convenient?  Is it close to your home?  Is it in ...

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Reasons to Consider Making a Move

When is it a good time to sell your property and buy another home? Whenever there’s a good reason to do so! There are many things that may motivate you to consider making a move. For example: Your current home no longer meets your needs. You may have more space than you ...

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13 Grilling Mistakes That Could Make You Sick

Summer doesn't officially start until your first barbecue. Keep everyone safe and healthy with these grilling guidelines. Keep Grilling Season Fun and Healthy Grilling is one of Canada’s favorite pastimes, with more than 70 percent of Canadians owning a grill or a smoker. As beloved as a summer cookout may be, it ...

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Be a Savvy Home Viewer

The last thing you want to experience after purchasing a home is “buyer’s regret”. That’s the sinking feeling you get when you realize, days or weeks later, that you may have made the wrong decision. Say, for example, you bought a home based on your first impressions. When you viewed it, ...

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29 Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe and Healthy This Summer

You know not to leave him in the car while you run to the bank — but do you know how to quickly check for dehydration? Courtesy of Juliana Labianca Updated: Jun. 08, 2020 1 / 29 NAZAR-SKLADANYI/SHUTTERSTOCK Remember this Hydration Test To quickly test your dog’s hydration, pull up the skin around his or her neck. “It ...

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Buying an Older House? Here’s What Unexpected Repairs Might Cost You

You found your dream century home and your conditional offer has been accepted. But after receiving your home inspector’s report, it turns out your charming Victorian cottage needs more than a fresh coat of paint. Photo by Nolan Issac on Unsplash While this doesn’t mean you need to back out of the deal, it’s important to know you can ...

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31 Reasons, Your Realtors® are Worth His / Her Salary

REASON # 1 The numbers are In. Statistics from the National Association of Realtors® prove that homes listed with a licensed full-time agent sell for approximately 26% more than those sold “For Sale By Owner”, even after the commission. Why? Mainly because active agents know the market and what a home will bring – ...

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Real Estate – More Than Just Sales

Members of the public seem to think that all I do is sell property. While that is part of my work, the amount of time I spend selling represents just 20 per cent of my job activities. The role of the REALTOR®, in my view, is not so much a salesperson ...

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What’s Great About your Community?

When potential buyers view your home, they are just as interested in the surrounding area as they are in the property itself. So, before listing your home on the market, it makes sense to think about your community and its key characteristics. Here’s a good way to do that: Imagine a relative ...

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