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The Delayed Offer Presentation Process

Understanding the delayed offer presentation process Delayed negotiations, used appropriately, can be a powerful tool when it comes to selling a home. Done right, this tool is a plus for buyers too. So how do you know if delayed negotiations are right for you? First, talk to your real estate ...

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6 Things Stagers Will Definitely Want to Change in Your House Before You List It—So Be Prepared!

We’re pretty attached to our stuff, aren’t we? Family photos, knick-knacks, and artwork—they reflect our personalities and styles. However, those might be a problem if you’re showing your home to potential buyers. They want to imagine themselves living in a beautiful, clean space, and that means properly staging a house ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Can REALTORS®—or Clients—Secretly Record Potential Buyers?

Smile! You’re being secretly recorded. Oh, the joys of privacy law! With more twists and turns than an Agatha Christie novel, it truly is the gift that keeps on giving… if you’re a privacy lawyer. For normal people, maybe not so much. Perhaps it’s because of the warmer weather that’s ...

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Finding the List Price “Tipping Points”

Setting the right list price for a home or investment property is a mystery for many sellers. How do you begin to determine what buyers are likely to pay for your property? After all, no two properties are exactly alike. Yet, setting the right price is crucial. You need to ...

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Additional Costs When Buying a Home

The purchase price of your home is only one of the costs you’ll encounter. Here are other possible costs you need to consider: Mortgage loan insurance: If you are putting less than 20 per cent of the house value down, you’re going to need mortgage loan insurance. Depending on the ...

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How Capital Gain Works

Have you made capital gain? That’s great news, because this influx of cash from selling your assets will improve your financial health. However, these benefits may be taxed. Here, I answer seven common questions. 1. What is capital gain? Capital gain represents the profit you make when you sell, entrust, ...

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Free Home Buyers Guide Book

I recently revised my Home Buyers Guide Book. It’s a collection of how-to’s, checklists, and worksheets to help buyers understand what to expect during the real estate purchasing experience. Click here to get a free copy. ...

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Rent Relief Requests and Other Residential Real Estate Tenant/Landlord Issues

With Canada’s labor market still experiencing the lingering impacts from Covid-19; many tenants are trying their best to get by with less income, rising inflation and higher rents. At the same time the real estate market is hot and investors with rental properties want to sell to maximize the return ...

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