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Why Should I Use a REALTOR®?
Posted on Sun, 30 Sep 2018, 12:35:00 PM  in Home buying tips,  Home selling tips
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Selling or buying a home is a huge undertaking that involves the biggest lifestyle and financial choices you will ever make. For you to choose wisely and ensure you secure a great deal in today's real estate market, you have to involve many specialists. A REALTOR® is one of these specialists who will make the transaction easier for you.

 

The Difference of a REALTOR®Why Should I Use a REALTOR

Not all registered or licensed salespersons or brokers are REALTORS®. The agent has to be a member of the CREA (Canadian Real Estate Association) to become a REALTOR®. To be a CREA member, the agent is supposed to be:

 

  • Actively updating education - Through workshops, courses, and other professional development, REALTORS® maintain a very high level of current real estate knowledge.
  • Have Knowledge regarding developments in real estate - Your REALTOR® can get you any information that's needed for you to make an informed decision. This includes housing market conditions, neighbourhood trends, and comparable prices, and more.

 

  • Access - A REALTOR® has access to the Board MLS® Systems, which is known to facilitate the cooperate properties sale to benefit consumers.

 

  • Committed to the CREA's REALTOR® Code - This code is the affirmed standard of conduct for REALTOR® real estate practitioners. It is your guarantee of quality service and professional conduct.

 

Why Should I Use a REALTOR®?

Whether you are selling or buying a home, your REALTOR® will make sure the transaction is completed professionally and competently. You do not have to worry about any details, your REALTOR® will take care of them on your behalf. REALTORS® pledge to put buyers and sellers interests ahead of theirs an to always treat all parties honestly.

 

They Have Connections

REALTORS® always make it their mission knowing almost everyone who can help in the buying or selling process of a home. This includes interior designer, home stagers, home inspectors, real estate attorneys and mortgage brokers.

 

They've Bullish Negotiating Chops

When buying or selling a home, you will encounter negotiation, and since today's Canada real estate market heats up, these negotiations will get a little more heated.

Generally, you should expect a lot of competition, bidding wars, all-cash offers, and cutthroat tactics. A professional and savvy negotiator can help you seal the best deal. It is not about how much you'll spend or net. A REALTOR® will help in drawing up a purchase agreement that will allow enough time for contingencies, inspections and anything else that is essential to your needs.

 

They Have a Turbocharged Searching Power

You can find almost anything on the internet. You can even find the latest home listing. However, REALTORS® have access to more listings than you can ever find on your own on the internet. Sometimes properties can be available, but they aren't actively advertised. REALTORS® can help you find these hidden gems.

Additionally, a good REALTOR® will know the search area better than you. If you have interested in a particular neighbourhood but it is out of your expected price range, a REALTOR® is equipped to know all the ins and outs of all the neighbourhoods, hence they can direct you towards a particular home that's in your price range, which you may have missed.

 

REALTORS® Have Lots of Expertise

Real estate has a different language that full of semi-arcane jargon and acronyms. REALTORS® are trained to speak this language fluently. Furthermore, selling or buying a home often requires numerous forms, disclosures, reports, and other technical documents. A REALTORS® has the expertise of helping you prepare a good deal while avoiding costly mistakes and delays that can end up messing you up.


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Top 4 Benefits of Working with a REALTOR®
Posted on Sat, 15 Sep 2018, 12:30:00 PM  in Home buying tips,  Home selling tips,  My services
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Buying a new home is an exciting experience as you are creating a novel and new future for you and your household. Regardless if you are looking for something smaller or more significant, more modern, or with a concept design, you will require help getting started. That is why working with a REALTOR® can be beneficial to you.

The REALTOR® will help you determine the exact value of the home you are buying or selling. They will also help you determine the price range of the home you are looking to buy or sell. When purchasing a home, a REALTOR® will help you get something you are looking for and truly provide you with a home you were dreaming of. Here are the benefits of working with a REALTOR®.

 

They Know How to NegotiateTop 4 Benefits of Working with a REALTOR

Since a REALTOR® knows how to negotiate, they can detect any problems with the potential home you are looking to buy that otherwise could have gone unnoticed. They will help you review your potential home evaluation in-depth details while considering the home for themselves as well. In instances where some sections require repair or some improvements, they will help you to negotiate.

The negotiation process will involve having the homeowner to carry out the repair process as part of the selling agreement or lower the price to cover future renovations. Without the help of a REALTOR ®, these issues may go undetected, or your negotiation results may not help you get the right outcome you were looking for. It does not matter how level-headed you are, the process of purchasing a home is overwhelming and exciting. Allowing an unbiased REALTOR® with no emotional attachments to the home you are looking to buy, negotiate for you can be your saving grace.

 

Have Knowledge of the Area

The REALTOR® has more information about the area you are planning to purchase or sell a home. You will not have to wait for them to look up everything about the area. They know their area inside out making every process easy and quick. The REALTOR® knows the best neighbourhood, amenities, schools, marketplaces that are close to your potential home. They also understand the average market price of the home and the trends of the area in case you are selling. They will always have essential information at their fingertips for their customers.

 

They Understand the Paperwork Process

If you have ever purchased a home before, it means you have probably dedicated to a shelf full of documents that were involved in the purchase process. These papers include the written and signed counter offer, written offer, and other details. The paperwork process can prove to be tiresome for you. That is when a REALTOR® can come in and save the day. Most of the time, these counter offers are limited by a time frame making it difficult for you to work on them alone. They have machines that help in good economies and never stop the process of churning out papers.

 

Have Great Network

The REALTOR® know great contractors that could help you in the renovation process during and after the process. Selling or purchasing a home has much more than just a real estate transaction process. Prior to selecting a REALTOR® to work with, you should make sure that you are able to consider all the available options.


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10 Things You Should Know About Selling Your House
Posted on Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 02:50:00 PM  in Home selling tips
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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.


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4 Tips for Choosing Commercial Property
Posted on Tue, 31 Jul 2018, 11:10:00 AM  in My services
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4 Tips for Choosing Commercial Property

4 Tips for Choosing Commercial Property

Owning property is an exciting proposition, and purchasing commercial property is just as exciting. While the property purchase philosophy is the same, there are a few differences when taking the plunge into the commercial property market, as well as a few different considerations.

 

Let’s discuss four tips to consider when purchasing commercial property.

 

  1. Type of Property

It is important to think about and decide the type of commercial property desired. Will the property be used for your own use or will it be rental or lease property. Will you be the primary caretaker of the property or will a property manager be involved. Other concerns and questions to ask yourself are are you ready to take on such a risk and does such a purchase fall within your risk level. If your skill and expertise level falls short, would you be willing to perhaps establish a partnership with someone who will bring the necessary skills and expertise to the table. Is your foray into commercial property subject to a team of investors who will help carry the financial burden?

 

  1. Financing your Commercial Dream

Purchasing commercial property is, in a lot of cases, more costly than purchasing a home. It is essential to have the necessary financing in place rather than taking a fly by the seat of your pants approach. It is important to know what financing institutions will mortgage commercial properties. It is necessary to know what your credit rating needs to be, as well as the amount of down payment that is required for such a purchase.

 

  1. Hiring the Experts

There will usually be a few experts that you will be required to hire on during the transaction and after the deal is complete. You will most likely need to hire a commercial real estate attorney, an accountant, a mortgage broker and commercial real estate broker. After the deal is complete, you may need a property manager and a leasing or rental agent. Hiring experts to help you out will help you to protect your interest in the venture and keep you from getting in over your head. Having everyone on board as soon as possible will make sure everyone is on the same page and everyone has sufficient time to undertake any prep work that may be required. It will also be important to have a maintenance chief on board as early as possible. An important part of the team will be an appraiser who will determine the current market value of the property of interest.

 

4 Making an Offer

Unless you are a real estate and financial wizard, it is important to have someone on your team, such as a real estate attorney, who is. Before signing a Letter of Intent (LOI) make sure your legal eagle reviews the contract first. The LOI will outline the terms of the transaction. It is essential there is a clause or two in the agreement that lets you opt-out of the deal in the event if something goes wrong with the deal. It is essential to understand all aspects of the contract, especially all your rights and obligations of the agreement. When it comes time to make an offer, you will have an appraisal that defines the value of the property. The appraisal will take into account the economic climate, as well as the value of similar properties in the area. It is not necessary to offer what value of the evaluation, nor is necessary to meet the seller’s price. The attorney, when performing their due diligence on the property may be able to determine what the seller may accept for a price.


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4 Things to Consider When Buying a Home in Canada
Posted on Sun, 15 Jul 2018, 11:05:00 AM  in Home buying tips
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4 Things to Consider When Buying a Home in Canada

4 Things to Consider When Buying a Home in Canada

Buying a home can be a scary process, especially if it's your first time. There are many things to consider and it can be a very stressful process. Thankfully, there are a number of things you can do to ensure everything goes smoothly. Here are four things you should consider when buying your first home.

 

  1. Be Sure to Get Pre-Approved for A Mortgage

It can be hard to find a Real Estate Agent who is willing to sell you a home if you're not pre-approved for a mortgage first. Plus, you don't want to risk finding the perfect home only to discover you can't really afford it. No matter what your yearly salary is, if you have dings in your credit, it could affect the mortgage approval process. When you're being approved for a mortgage, your credit is one of the main things considered, along with your income and the amount you will be putting down. Most first-time homebuyers aren't able to put down the typical 20 percent when purchasing their first home, but the bigger the down payment, the smaller the loan you need to take out. Many young homebuyers may be able to pull money out of their Registered Retirement Savings Plan as a way to increase the amount of their down payment.

 

  1. Find a Good Agent

Once you've been pre-approved for a mortgage and are aware of how much you can afford to spend, it's time to look for a REALTOR®. This isn't something you need to do when buying a home, but it's certainly recommended. A real estate agent will be able to guide you through the process and use their knowledge and contacts to get you the best deal on your perfect home. Not to mention, you can't go wrong by having someone in your corner to be your advocate during the home buying process.

 

  1. Be Willing to Compromise

You may be going into the home buying process thinking that you'll get your dream home right off the bat. But in reality, you may need to make sacrifices. Remember, you can always renovate, and a first-time homebuyer, this likely won't be your forever home, so everything doesn't have to be perfect. Make sure you're not focusing on cosmetic things, but instead considering the location, layout, size of the lot, and the condition of the home.

 

  1. Closing Costs Shouldn't be Forgotten

The Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation (CMHC) suggests putting aside an extra 1.5 to four percent of the purchase price of your home just to cover the closing costs. These extra costs at the end of the buying process can really add up. You should also be sure to put aside a little extra dough in case you need to make a major repair later on. It's never a bad idea to think ahead.

 

Buying a home for the first time can be an exciting and terrifying process, so it's important to consider all of these things before you dive right in. Be sure to do as much research as possible and consult with a professional throughout the process. Having as much information as possible will help you ensure you get the home of your dreams at the right price.


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


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5 Tips to Consider when Buying Vacation Property
Posted on Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 01:50:00 PM  in Home buying tips
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5 Tips to Consider when Buying Vacation Property

5 Tips to Consider when Buying Vacation Property

Owning a vacation home can be a dream come true for some, but it can also be a very ambitious undertaking. A vacation home can be a source of pleasure along with rest and relaxation, as well as a long term investment. Before jumping into the deep end of the vacation property pool let’s discuss five tips to consider when purchasing vacation property.

 

1.) It is important to spend time in the area before putting down your hard earned cash to purchase property. Because you will be spending a significant amount of your free time there, it is essential it is someplace that simply takes your breath away.

 

2.) One of the most important considerations is keeping the place secure when you are not there. An option for this is to hire a property manager who will make sure the property is maintained as well as keep an eye on the place when you are not there. It may sound like an extravagant cost, but compare the price of a property manager to the cost of repairing damage such as frozen or broken plumbing, storm damage and even vandalism, especially if goes unnoticed for a period of time. It may also be worth the cost of a security system that you will be able to monitor via mobile device.

 

3.) It is essential to know what all the costs of ownership are going to be. Costs include insurance, property tax, upkeep, security if such a system is installed, and property management if you decide to go that route, utilities, trash removal, and costs associated with shuttering the property for the season and opening it again next time around. Don’t forget seasonal care such as landscaping and lawn mowing and snow removal are costs to be included.

 

4.) A vacation property purchase may include plans to rent the property. The benefits are collecting rent will help pay the mortgage and maintenance, but it will also bring a set of additional tasks including managing rentals and cleaning the property after the renter has vacated the premises. Unless renting your property is a full time job, it will take schedule juggling from time to time to keep the place ready and available at all times. A property manager and cleaning crew might be just the ticket for successful property rental. If rental is part of the property management plan, it is important the location is a place others want to visit.

 

5.) Another important consideration is getting to your vacation property. As nice as it sounds to have a place at the beach or high in the mountains, if it becomes a chore to get there, your vacation get away may not see much use. The best option transportation wise may be the most direct. An hour or two of driving door to door may most likely be the best option. If it takes a flight, a car rental or a dozen transfers to get where you are going, it might be best to rethink the location. Of course if the vacation property is for seasonal use where you will be spending most of the season getting there may not be an issue.


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Allergies, Asthma, and Your Home
Posted on Thu, 31 May 2018, 02:00:00 PM  in Home buying tips
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Allergies, Asthma, and Your Home

Allergies, Asthma, and Your Home

Although many people greet the first signs of Spring with enthusiasm, others are first alerted to the tree sap rising and plants blooming by red, itching eyes and fits of sneezing. While it may not be possible to change the outdoor environment, and few of us would want winter to last all year, it is possible to control your home environment to minimize allergens. When buying a new home, you can choose features that minimize allergic symptoms and once you have moved into a house, you can take many steps to ensure your home environment minimizes is free of things which might exacerbate allergy and asthma symptoms.

 

Allergy and Asthma Basics

Both allergies and asthma can be exacerbated by two different categories of substances, irritants and allergens. Some common examples of these are:

  • Irritants: smoke, wood dust, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), strong fumes and odors
  • Allergens: molds, pollens, animal dander, dust mites, cockroaches

 

Reducing allergy and asthma symptoms requires minimizing indoor exposure to both allergens and irritants.

 

Outdoor Issues and Indoor Air

You may not be able to do anything about outdoor air quality, but you can reduce the way it affects indoor air. On a warm spring day, during which your car is covered with golden pollen, it might be tempting to throw open your windows to enjoy the beautiful weather. Resist this temptation. Keeping your windows closed and using air conditioning will help filter out both pollen and urban air pollution. Consider airing out your house by opening windows only at night when pollen counts tend to be lower. Newer houses, with fewer leaks and fresh caulking, admit fewer pollens and irritants than older more leaky homes, but also may have more VOCs. Taking off your shoes when you step inside will also reduce the spread of outdoor pollutants in your home.

 

Floors, Walls, and Window Treatments

Your choice of flooring, paint, and window treatments can have a major affect on your allergy or asthma symptoms. Wall-to-wall carpeting tends to accumulate allergens and irritants. Although regular steam cleaning may help, wood, bamboo, tile or granite floors which can be damp-mopped are a much better choice. For paint, chose low-VOC latex paints to minimize irritants. Surfaces painted with satin or glossy paints are easier to clean than those with flat paints; mold resistant paints in washrooms reduce another possible allergen. Avoided textured walls or ceilings, as they accumulate dust. For window treatments, choose either machine washable drapes that you will clean regularly or metal or wood blinds that can be dusted or wiped down with a damp cloth. Ovoid fabric shades or blinds that accumulate dust and any unnecessary fabrics such as valances.

 

HVAC Systems

Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is your first line of defense against indoor allergens and pollutants. Simple steps such as remembering to change your furnace filter every month and having your air ducts cleaned annually can make a significant difference in indoor air quality. Regularly inspect your HVAC system for mold and moisture to avoid spreading them through your house. During warm summer months, dehumidifiers, especially in basements, can reduce or eliminate mold.


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


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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
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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.


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