Zoi Ouzas Team Real Estate Blog
Get Real Estate & Home Staging Answers
rss feed
Search By Category:  Home selling tips
10 Things You Should Know About Selling Your House
Posted on Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 02:50:00 PM  in Home selling tips
Tags:,  ,    

10 Things You Should Know About Selling Your House

10 Things You Should Know About Selling Your House

If you are looking to sell your house soon for one reason or another, there are some things to consider before jumping right in. Selling a house is a big deal and you may need to take extra steps in getting the job done. Here are 10 things to consider when selling your house:

 

  1. Do You Feel Pressured to Sell?

If you're not really ready to sell but feel that you have to based on life changes, like the loss of a job or other hardship, stop and consider first. If money is the main issue there are other solutions besides selling and moving away, like renting out a room to a tenant.

 

  1. Consider the Time of Year

The housing market tends to be the busiest around spring because the weather is nice and families want to take the summer time to settle into a new house before the new school year begins. Christmas is when the market is at its slowest due to most sellers and buyers focusing on family and the holidays. However if you want to list in the winter anyway, you may have some good luck because there's less competition.

 

  1. Find Out What Your House is Worth

If you overcharge for your house or neighborhood, you are likely to get very few offers, if any. You can avoid this and get an idea of what your house may be worth by hiring an agent. Agents will look at other houses in the area and what they sold for to get an idea of what yours may be worth. This will help you later when you know about how equity you will have to work with when looking for a new home.

 

  1. Sweat Equity

Agents do a lot of hard work to help sell houses and they usually take around 2.5 percent of the profits as their salary. That tiny number adds up in a big sale like a house. So if you want to hold onto that extra few thousand, consider selling the house yourself. But be prepared to put in a lot of hours and resources to market your home.

 

  1. Find an Agent

If the DIY method is not for you, shop around for a real estate agent. Not all agents are created equal so be sure to choose a reputable one that suits your needs and your style. After all it is your money at stake and you want a reliable agent who knows how to sell a house.

 

  1. Clean and Declutter

When you put your house on the market, you don't want buyers having to look past piles of mail and miscellaneous junk to see the sparkling gem that your house truly is. Deep cleaning and getting rid of excess clutter will help prospective buyers see more potential in the house. De-cluttering will also help tremendously when it comes time to move.

 

  1. Fix Up the Exterior

The difference between a walk-through and a drive-by can be in how the house looks on the outside. Peeling paint and old junk in the yard turns buyers off, so roll up those sleeves and rent a dumpster, because it's time to make the exterior sparkle like new.

 

  1. Appeal to the Mainstream

When taking photos for flyers or preparing for walk-throughs, it is important to keep your house as clean and de-personalized as possible. While your friends love your quirky wall art, buyers usually want to see a blank slate so they can personalize the house for themselves later.

 

  1. Consider a Stager

Stagers are professionals who bring rented furniture and decorations into a home to make it more appealing during the selling process. A great stager can make a home look irresistible to potential buyers.

 

  1. Market and Advertise

No one will buy your house if they don't know it's for sale. Solve that problem by putting the sign out on the front lawn, advertising in the newspaper and online. There is always the option to have an open house as well.


How May I Contact You?

Please ask me your question by filling out this form. You will receive an answer to your question at the first opportunity I have to reply. I appreciate the time you have taken.

 

 


Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire.
I will be in touch with you.

       comment on this
Benefits of a Deep Clean before Selling
Posted on Sat, 30 Jun 2018, 01:55:00 PM  in Home selling tips
Tags:,    

Benefits of a Deep Clean before Selling

Benefits of a Deep Clean before Selling

Whether you've always known that you'd sell the house or the thought recently came into your mind, you're likely aware that you need to take some steps before you actually put the property on the market. Hiring a professional team to do a deep clean before selling can have some major benefits for you and your sale.

 

Forces You to Eliminate Clutter

If you hire a professional cleaning team, chances are that you want to give these individuals the space to clean. As a result, you are going to have to move the clutter out of the way. Doing so is generally necessary for a successful house sale anyway. Potential buyers don't want to see clutter in the pictures or when they come to check out the home in person. You are getting a necessary step out of the way early on in the process.

 

Brings Fresh Scents

Imagine stepping into a house only to find a foul odor coming from it. In some cases, the smell might be so bad that you don't want to continue on to see the rest of the house. In other situations, you may still go on a tour of the property but have serious reservations about buying it. When you think of the house, all you may envision is the odor. When you have professional cleaners tackle the place, they can get rid of the scents and make it a more pleasant environment for prospective buyers.

 

Cleans Hidden Issues

Maybe you are someone who likes to make sure the surfaces are clean, but you slack a bit when it comes to spaces that are more out of the way. These hidden issues could come to light when a potential buyer checks behind an old bookcase or underneath a bed to see what's hiding there. Cleaning professionals will get to all of these spaces so that you don't have to worry on the day of the open house or first showing.

 

Makes Pictures Sparkle

Since the internet is such a popular tool when it comes to selling houses, people are likely going to see your house online before they do in person. Therefore, the real estate agent will want to take some dazzling photos of the property, but doing so is difficult when the house is dirty. After the deep clean, you may find yourself shocked at how good your house can look.

 

Finds Serious Problems

Before the team begins to clean, speak with them to let them know that you want to be informed about any serious issues. For example, as they are scrubbing in the basement or in the corners of the bathroom, they may discover mold. You may not even know that mold currently exists in your home. In the event that the cleaning team alerts you to the presence of mold, you'll know that you need to have professionals in to find the root of the problem and treat it.

 

Cleans Deep Messes

You might also have some messes in your house that you imagine are simply beyond repair. Maybe the kids or the pets spilled some juice or water on the carpet, and you just cannot get the stain out. Make sure to let the cleaning team know about these issues. They may have cleaning techniques that they can use to rid the carpet of the stains for good and to make your house look more appealing.

 

Chances are that you want to buy a clean house, so you can understand why other people also have these desires. Hiring professionals to clean the house can help to sell the properly more quickly.


How May I Contact You?

Please ask me your question by filling out this form. You will receive an answer to your question at the first opportunity I have to reply. I appreciate the time you have taken.

 

 


Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire.
I will be in touch with you.

       comment on this
10 Hacks To Make Your Move An Easier Experience
Posted on Tue, 15 May 2018, 02:00:00 PM  in Home selling tips
Tags:,  ,    

10 Hacks To Make Your Move An Easier Experience

You may have a lot of work ahead of you when moving, but it does not have to be a dreadful experience. There are many hacks to get you through the moving process without tearing your hair out. All you have to do is find the hacks that work for you. Here are 10 hacks to make your move an easier experience.

 

Purge Your Belongings: You can make packing and unpacking an easier task by purging your belongings. Donate or sell the items you never wear or use, and discard the items that are expired or damaged.

 

Create A Schedule: There are several tasks that need to be done before a certain day, from changing your address to preparing your refrigerator. You can stay on top of these tasks by creating a schedule.

 

Gather Your Boxes: You can obtain boxes even if you are on a tight budget. Simply ask retailers if you can have their gently used boxes. If you are worried about worn out boxes, you can add a layer of protection by securing the bottom of each one with packaging tape.

 

Packing Supplies Basket: It is always frustrating to misplace your supplies when it is time to pack. You do not want to spend time looking for your scissors, tape or labels. Use a box or bin to store and carry your packing supplies. You can even invest in a craft tote with compartments to keep your supplies organized.

 

Pack Your Immediate Essentials: Pack a box of the items you need on the first night and following morning in your new home. This makes it easier to relax after a long day of moving. The contents may include bedding, clothing, toiletries, medications and towels.

 

Pack Disposable Dinnerware: You are going to be too tired to dig out your dishes right away, so pack disposable plates, cups and utensils for quick meals. Using disposable dinnerware beats doing the dishes after hours of loading and unloading boxes.

 

Pick Up Easy Meals: You may order a pizza on moving day, but you still need snacks and meals for that night and the following day. Once you arrive to your new home, head to the grocery store for items such as bread, peanut butter, cereal, granola bars and milk.

 

Plastic Wrap Your Containers: Plastic wrap containers such as utensil trays and dresser drawers to keep them shut during the move. You can even keep the items inside the drawers to make packing and unpacking a breeze. All you have to do is place them in their designated rooms and unwrap them.

 

Cut Handles In Boxes: Use a box cutter to cut triangle-shaped holes near the top of each side of your boxes. You are going to use the holes as handles for easier lifting and carrying. One idea is to cut the holes in a U-shape to fold in when carrying or close during transportation.

 

Use A Rubber Band On Your Door: Imagine accidentally locking yourself out when loading and unloading your boxes into your vehicle. This is bound to happen when you are constantly going in and out of the house. Place a rubber band on one doorknob and stretch it around to the other doorknob. This technique keeps your door from shutting and locking as you are loading and unloading your boxes.

 

There are so many hacks to make moving easier, and you may be able to learn more from your REALTORŪ. Their years of experience in the industry have made them experts on packing, moving and settling into a new home. Use the hacks to make moving an easier experience for everyone.


How May I Contact You?

Please ask me your question by filling out this form. You will receive an answer to your question at the first opportunity I have to reply. I appreciate the time you have taken.

 

 


Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire.
I will be in touch with you.

       comment on this
Why is it More Important Than Ever to List Your Home?
Posted on Mon, 30 Apr 2018, 11:45:00 AM  in Home selling tips
Tags:,  ,  ,  ,    

Why is it More Important Than Ever to List Your Home?

If you want to sell your home in a hurry, there are certain things you need to do. One of the most important is to get your home included in the official real estate listings. There are several reasons why this is so. The most significant of these reasons is that the real estate listings are now on the world wide web. This means that, once included in these listings, your home will now reach more potential buyers than ever before. This is a major development that you can't afford not to be a part of.

 

The Old Means of Advertising Your Home are Now Obsolete

Why is it More Important Than Ever to List Your Home?In the old days, you had several means of advertising your home. You could leave it to the expertise of a qualified real estate professional. If you were a bit more on the "Do It Yourself" side of the fence, you could put up a "For Sale By Owner" sign. You could also advertise your home in local newspapers and circulars. After these preparations were made, you then had to sit back and wait. Sometimes you were lucky and got your home sold in a hurry. Sometimes you just had to keep waiting.

 

It's Faster and Easier to Get Your Home in the Listings

If you aren't much for waiting, it's a much better bet to get your home in the official real estate listings. This is because the world wide web has made it much easier and quicker to get your home exposed to as many people as possible. You should know that the mere fact of being on the web has increased the audience for these listings by an exponential amount. As a result, there is no quicker way to get your home sold.

 

If You Want to Charge the Maximum Price, You Need to Be Listed

There is another reason why you need to consider getting your home listed as soon as possible. If you have made a series of renovations to your home, you certainly want them to be taken account of. The entire reason for making renovations in the first place is to add a serious amount of money to your selling price. The more you add to your resale value, the higher the price you can expect to charge. Listing your home will give a serious impetus to your plans.

 

If You Have Already Bought a New Home, You Need to Sell the Old One

If you have already purchased another property and are waiting to move into it, you will certainly need to sell off your old home fast. This is one sale that cannot come quickly enough. At the same time, there is no need to accept an insultingly low price just for the sake of moving on. Listing your home will give you access to high end home buyers who will be more than happy to meet the price that you set for your property.

 

The Time to Get Your Home in the Listings is Now

There is no time like the present to get your home included in the official real estate listings. You don't want to wait weeks or months for your home to sell. You have plenty of reason to get your present property sold off in the most timely and efficient fashion. If you aren't a big fan of the "wait and see" approach, getting your home in the listings will expedite the process. The time to talk to your local real estate representative about listing your home is now.


How May I Contact You?

Please ask me your question by filling out this form. You will receive an answer to your question at the first opportunity I have to reply. I appreciate the time you have taken.

 

 


Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire.
I will be in touch with you.

       comment on this
Why Does the "For Sale By Owner" Approach Rarely Succeed?
Posted on Sun, 15 Apr 2018, 11:40:00 AM  in Home selling tips
Tags:,  ,  ,    

Why Does the "For Sale By Owner" Approach Rarely Succeed?

Have you thought about selling your home? There may be a thousand reasons why you feel it is best for you and your family to move on. But before you can do so, you will need to sell your current property. It isn't merely a matter of offloading your present home.

You will naturally want to get the best possible price for it. There are many things that you need to consider before you embark on a plan of action. One of the most important will be whether you list it with a real estate company or go the "Do It Yourself" route.

 

Why Does the "For Sale By Owner" Approach Appeal to Some People?

Why Does the For Sale By Owner Approach Rarely Succeed?It's easy to understand why the "For Sale By Owner" approach will appeal to a certain kind of person. There are many people who feel that listing their home with a real estate professional will cost too much. They are worried that the commission the expert charges will cut too deeply into their own profits from the sale.

They may also feel that there is very little a real estate professional can do for them that they couldn't ultimately achieve by themselves. For this reason, the idea of hanging a "For Sale By Owner" sign and advertising in local newspapers and circulars may seem like a more logical plan of action. But is it really so?

 

Acting on Your Own May Not Bring the Very Best Results

If all you do to advertise the fact that your home is for sale is put out a sign on the front lawn, you may be in for quite a long wait. There is no law that says that you can't take this approach. But common sense dictates that if you want to sell your home, you may as well do so in a quick, timely, and profitable fashion.

For example, how much do you want to sell your home for? If you go the "For Sale By Owner" route, it's up to you to hash out the final selling price with your potential buyer. This means that you have no one but yourself to rely on as a negotiating expert. If you don't have the skills to back your play, you may end up being bargained down to a price that is far less than the one you originally desired.

 

Listing Your Home Will Get You Faster and Better Results

If going the "Do It Yourself" route didn't do you any favors, you can try a whole new tactic. You can contact a real estate professional in order to get your home placed on the official listings. Since the home for these listings is on the world wide web, you will automatically increase your potential audience by an exponential amount.

Instead of relying on word of mouth among the local population, you can now reach buyers all over Canada - in fact, all over the world - who are interested in buying a property in your area. The mere fact that your audience has increased to this degree will play a huge part in speeding up the selling process.

No one can tell you what to do with your property. You are free to choose any method you desire. It's up to you to do so in a fashion that you believe will get you the very best deal. However, time has shown that some methods are simply better than others. If you are serious about selling your home, now is the time to get it listed.


How May I Contact You?

Please ask me your question by filling out this form. You will receive an answer to your question at the first opportunity I have to reply. I appreciate the time you have taken.

 

 


Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire.
I will be in touch with you.

       comment on this
Why Do You Need a Real Estate Professional to Sell Your Home?
Posted on Thu, 15 Feb 2018, 11:45:00 AM  in Home selling tips
Tags:,  ,    

Are you ready to put your home up for sale? You may be thinking that you can save a great deal of time, effort, and money by doing it all by yourself. Maybe you think that hiring a professional real estate expert just means involving a middle man that doesn't really need to be there. But this is the case in real life? Can you actually sell your home by yourself? If you think there isn't much more to it than putting out a "For Sale By Owner" sign, you may be letting yourself in for quite a large surprise.

 

Why Does the "Do It Yourself" Approach Usually End in Failure?Why Do You Need a Real Estate Professional to Sell Your Home

You may have heard a bunch of stories about how a handful of home owners were able to sell their properties all by themselves. However, what you don't usually hear is how many home owners end up having to curtail their "Do It Yourself" campaign. In the end, most people realize that simply hanging a "For Sale By Owner" sign on their front yard just doesn't give them the publicity they need to sell their home.

 

What is the Approach to Home Sales That Will Really Work?

If trying the "Do It Yourself" approach doesn't really work so well, what does? The answer to this question is as simple as it is clear: You need to hire a reputable and professional real estate expert whose job it is to manage the marketing and eventual sale of your home. There are a thousand small details that need to be handled on your behalf by a qualified real estate professional. The sooner you hire a pro to attend to these matters, the sooner you can really sell your home.

 

You Need to Use All of the Latest Technology to Sell Your Home

A professional real estate expert can get your home listed. This is the first step toward attracting a wide variety of potential buyers. The more exposure you get in the listings, the more likely you are to sell your home in a timely manner. The important thing to keep in mind at all times is that this is valuable exposure that a "For Sale By Owner" sign simply can't get you. Unless you get very lucky, restricting your advertising to a sign will result in a very long wait.

 

A Real Estate Professional Can Suggest Needed Repair Work for Your Home

One of the very best things that a licensed real estate expert can do on your behalf is to suggest much needed repair work for your home. Before you can sell your home, it will need to pass the test administered by an official home inspector. This is a perfect opportunity for you to go over each area in your home to make sure that it will pass this inspection. A real estate professional can help you find areas in your house that need to be improved or renovated as soon as possible.

 

The Time to Hire a Qualified Real Estate Professional is Now

There is no better time than the present for you to hire a professionally qualified real estate professional. If you want to sell your home for the best possible price, this is an absolute must. You can contact a qualified real estate expert in your area to get started on exposing your home to the widest possible market. This is the move you need to make if you want to realize the best return on all your years of investing in your present property.


How May I Contact You?

Please ask me your question by filling out this form. You will receive an answer to your question at the first opportunity I have to reply. I appreciate the time you have taken.

 

 


Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire.
I will be in touch with you.

       comment on this
What Opportunities Does Canada Have For Business?
Posted on Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 02:50:00 PM  in Home buying tips,  Home selling tips
Tags:,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,    

Diverse Competitive Economy and OECD Country

Canada features a very diverse and competitive economy, being an OECD country. Furthermore, it also happens to be one of the easiest countries to start a business in, being #2 after New Zealand. The country also has a relatively high level of income, with a median income level of $43,660. Comparatively, the country also offers an easy system for paying taxes and resolving insolvency.

 

Canadian Advantages Over Other OECD Countries

What Opportunities Does Canada Have For Business?Canada also has a few other advantages over other OECD countries. First, Canada is politically stable. Recent studies have ranked the Canadian banking system as being the most stable one in the world. This confidence in the banking system creates an atmosphere where you are able to grow your business. There are also fewer banks, but they are very well regulated.

 

NAFTA Membership Creates Opportunity For Trade

Canada is also a member of the North American Free Trade Agreement which allows you to have duty free access to the United States and Mexican markets for many products. NAFTA aims to create opportunity for investment and growth throughout North America. NAFTA also means lower prices for Canadian companies and consumers.

 

Natural Resources Abound in Canada

Canada is also known for being an abundant source of natural resources. Coal, silver, iron ore, natural gas, gold, copper, and timber all count among the natural resources that can be found within Canadian borders. Canada has a entire government department established to ensure that the natural resources are managed appropriately, and they also help out with mapping and remote sensing to identify new sources of natural resources.

 

A Bilingual Population With English and French

Canada also has a bilingual population, as people speak both English and French. This positions Canada for being in a great place to conduct business throughout the world. Many emerging economies in Africa speak French, which means that you will have a source of native French speaking Canadians whom share the same language as people in emerging markets.

 

Transparent Regulatory Environment

The Government of Canada is also very transparent with the regulatory environment. For you, this means that regulations and other procedures related to the government are fairly simple to deal with and understand. Many other places have a regulatory mess which can be very dfificult to understand and manage.

 

Diverse Economy

Manufacturing, services, and natural resources are the dominant industries, with Royal Bank of Canada being the largest company. The benefit of this is it creates a diverse set of industries. A diverse set of industries means a economy with opportunity for your business to make a mark upon the Canadian economy.

 

Consider Services of a Realtor to Assist in Finding The Right Place To Live

Many whom relocate to Canada often consider the services of a REALTORŪ for assistance in locating a new property. A REALTORŪ can be a great resource because of the expertise that this individual has on which neighborhoods are safe and which places are generally desirable to live in.


How May I Contact You?

Please ask me your question by filling out this form. You will receive an answer to your question at the first opportunity I have to reply. I appreciate the time you have taken.

 

 


Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire.
I will be in touch with you.

       comment on this
Purchasing a Home: Consider the Electric
Posted on Mon, 15 Jan 2018, 02:45:00 PM  in Home buying tips,  Home selling tips
Tags:,  ,  ,  ,  ,    

When you're researching, visiting and examining possible houses to purchase, you'll have a number of factors to explore. While you may feel tempted to primarily focus on aesthetic elements during these inquiries, don't forget about the importance of what's below the surface. Keeping some considerations in mind when it comes to the electric can help to keep you and your loved ones safe.

 

Inspection

Purchasing a Home: Consider the ElectricAn inspection on a home is imperative, and you'll want to ask about the current condition of the electric. If any question exists about its safety, then you should look into resolving those issues. In fact, consider pursuing this option before you commit to purchasing the home. You might decide to buy the home only if the current owner addresses the safety issues.

 

Insurance

Buying home insurance is a vital part of home ownership. When certain safety issues or code violations with the electric are present, you may find that procuring proper insurance is difficult or impossible. Researching insurance options and electric upgrades can help you to resolve this problem.

 

Old Wiring

While old wiring in and of itself might not pose a threat, the fact that it has likely worn down over the years can. Before buying a house with old wiring, you may want to consider having the entire home rewired.

 

Circuit Box

The circuit breakers in the home help to protect against fires in the electrical system from occurring. You might think that you have this level of protection simply because a circuit box exists. However, due to age and wear, some of the breakers may not function properly anymore. Upgrading the circuit box is another way to keep your home safe.

 

Few Outlets

Consider how much technology has grown in just the last decade or so. People are certainly plugging in more devices that they did in the past. As a result, you want to make sure that the house has enough outlets for your needs and to meet with current codes. You might think that grabbing some extra extension cords from the store will help with this issue. However, extension cords can pose some dangers.

 

Ceiling Lights

Instead of having to plug lamps in all over the house, you may want to have ceiling lights. Check to see how many ceiling lights are present in the home. If there are not enough for your desired use, you can look into the cost of having them installed before you purchase the home. You will also want to make sure that the house can support these lights.

 

Abilities

You also want to make certain that the house can supply the necessary energy for all of your appliances. For example, you don't want the lights all over the house to dim every time that you turn the washing machine on, and you don't want to constantly trip the breakers.

 

Qualified Electrician

When it comes to the electric, you might be tempted to make some of the repairs yourself in order to save money. However, doing so could mean that you employ methods that are actually dangerous for the house. In fact, you could seriously injure or kill yourself while working with the electric. Instead of taking this precarious approach, make sure that you call a qualified electrician to perform the work for you.

Safety is a major priority in your new home, and the electric has a major connection to that element. Knowing what you're getting into and resolving any issues that you can now are wise decisions to provide you with greater peace of mind when you move in.


How May I Contact You?

Please ask me your question by filling out this form. You will receive an answer to your question at the first opportunity I have to reply. I appreciate the time you have taken.

 

 


Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire.
I will be in touch with you.

       comment on this
Why You Should Sell Your Home And Move Across The World
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017, 02:55:00 PM  in Home selling tips
Tags:,  ,  ,    

It may be difficult to break the news to your loved ones that you have signed a contract with a sales representative and are selling your home in favor of moving new another country. This country could nearby like the United States, but it could also be halfway around the world in Egypt or India.

If you have been on the fence about whether or not this is completely crazy, here is a list of five reasons why other people just like you have made the decision to sell their homes and move across the world.

 

It Has Always Been Your Dream To Travel

Why You Should Sell Your Home And Move Across The WorldNot every person in the entire world wants to grow up and live the rest of their life in the same place that they were born. Some people have a need to get out and experience the world in a way that simple short vacations just cannot do. Dreamers often say that you can never truly learn about a place until you’ve lived there. You deserve to live out this dream and travel because you want to and for no other reason if that is your wish.

 

 

Your Fiance Or Spouse Lives In Another Country

With online dating, schooling and chance vacations, finding your true love in another country is becoming easier and easier to do. It is not unheard of to meet someone online and want to move to go and live with them as you plan a wedding or a home to live in once you are married. This may be especially appealing if you are not a fan of Canada’s climate and would like to trade it in for a warmer alternative.

 

You Are Seeking Spiritual Fulfillment

You do not necessarily have to be religious to feel a need to move across the world. You could be looking for a part of yourself that you simply cannot seem to find in Canada. Maybe you are moving to help with a humanitarian cause that you know you can positively contribute to. Maybe you are moving because you want to discover what is important to you and what you were meant to do in this lifetime. This spiritual journey is uniquely yours.

 

You Want A New Start

Have you lived out this chapter in your life in Canada and are now just looking for something new? There is nothing wrong with wanting to start over in a place that does not know you. There are thousands of reasons why you would like to start new, so do not feel like your reasoning is unjustified.

 

Take Home Advice

It truly takes a lot of courage to gather up your entire lifestyle, sell your Canadian home in a place you have always known, and move to a place that may seem completely different than anything you have ever seen before. No matter what that cause may have been, your journey is personal and you will have a lot to gain from it.


How May I Contact You?

Please ask me your question by filling out this form. You will receive an answer to your question at the first opportunity I have to reply. I appreciate the time you have taken.

 

 


Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire.
I will be in touch with you.

       comment on this
REALTORŪ Advice for Those Looking to Buy, Sell or Even Become a REALTORŪ Themselves
Posted on Sun, 15 Oct 2017, 02:55:00 PM  in Home buying tips,  Home selling tips
Tags:  

Real Estate Advice

Many top REALTORSŪ have been in the real estate business for longer than they themselves can remember, and that is perhaps an understatement. They were born for real estate, embracing their life's work with a sense of profound urgency and healthy pride altogether. They both are local professionals who have personally not decided to take their playing field to the big leagues, so to speak, they still love to serve the smaller communities and to work "behind the scenes".

REALTORŪ Advice for Those Looking to Buy, Sell or Even Become a REALTORŪ ThemselvesWith all their knowledge and insight gained in many decades of service to their country's many house markets and their respective communities, these leaders certainly deliver results on all levels, a true example for aspiring REALTORSŪ to follow. They sell houses because they love to sell houses and help others find a permanent place to live - and not because they want to become rich, though they probably could, if they invested. This is, however, not every real estate professionals' calling.

John Mort and Stanley Gromer are but two wonderful examples for any new or seasoned Canadian market expert to learn from as both men have dedicated their lives - and their very mission statements - to serving people first, regardless of the outcome. John and Stanley are, however, only two men of many that exist in this beautiful field of work. They serve as a shining light, yet there are countless others: bold men and women who arise from bed every morning with one thought on their minds - to study the current local market and its housing trends. This is what the heart and soul of real estate truly consists of.

Advice for Moving Into That First Apartment - Scary Thought?

According to John and Stanley, it all begins with who you know and how much you are willing to learn, for these two principles alone are everything that a thriving professional needs from which to build a foundation upon. These two key ingredients are, in fact, questions that any professional - regardless of career, background or current socio-economic status - should ask himself daily. One's impact on the world after all, is what's at stake, and it all begins in one's own mind. Ask the right questions to attain the right answers: It could not be simpler.

First, review the properties you are considering moving into and how much money you will need to set aside for application fees and security deposits alone; these usually range from property to property as there is never a set range you can expect to pay. Even these fees, along with administration costs and monthly supplementals, can go a long way when unchecked; be the wiser player in any transaction, and always do your research first. Your spouse and children may thank you for it in the future. Also, read the fine print through to the end, or have someone you trust do it for you. Never assume anything, for we know where that leads.

Finding REALTORSŪ - Canadian Real Estate Services

If you'd like, most licensed REALTORSŪ in Canada can get to work on selling your home and "checklisting" any other things requested by the housing authorities, making use of that 50 hrs./a wk. limit. Every week, they'll do their best to make transactions count and even research/write of contracts/updates. You should be a great client, as well, and very understanding/communicable! After all, when both you and your respective REALTORSŪ - not to mention the agency that employs them - are easy to work with, transactions succeed.


How May I Contact You?

Please ask me your question by filling out this form. You will receive an answer to your question at the first opportunity I have to reply. I appreciate the time you have taken.

 

 


Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire.
I will be in touch with you.

       comment on this
 
 

ZOI OUZAS Sales Representative
RE/MAX Garden City Realty Inc., Brokerage
64 Main Street West, Grimsby ON L3M 1R6
Office: (905)-945-0660 Office: (905)-563-8527
CONTACT ME

 

facebook youtube linkedin twitter
Privacy Policy
Agent Login
Service With A Smile Breast Cancer Reseach Foundation Childrens Miracle Network McNally House Hospice

MLS®, REALTOR® and the associated logos are trademarks of The Canadian Real Estate Association Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed.

RE/MAX Garden City Realty Inc. Brokerage Independently owned and operated