If you have a trusted friend or family member who is a broker or salesperson, working with them can be a good option when you want to buy or sell a home. But, just as you can’t get a “private surgery” or “private legal advice” that aren’t subject to rules of professional conduct, there is no such thing as a private real estate service.
There is a lot to do to when you make the decision to sell your home. However, you can make the process smoother if you address the areas that will have the biggest influence on home buyers. It’s important that you spend your time focusing on the important areas that can help you sell your home quickly and in many situations, for more money.
Whether you’re moving to accommodate your growing family or looking for a smaller space to be your empty nest, selling your home is a big decision. To help you make smart decisions, it’s important to think with your head and not your heart. These tips from the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) will get you started.
A listing agreement is a legal contract stating that you agree to work exclusively with a real estate brokerage for an agreed-upon length of time when you’re in the market to sell your home. The agreement makes you a client of the brokerage, meaning it owes you a fiduciary duty to act in your best interests in a real estate transaction.
If you’re thinking about selling your home this season follow these tips to get off and running. Making an excellent first impression is key to attracting interested buyers and selling your home quicker. If you are well prepared for the home selling process it will be less stressful, and your home is likely to sell quicker!
If you are considering a home renovation in the near future it’s best to be prepared. A poorly planned renovation can lead to big headaches. Be smart with your time and money by following these tips.
Spring is the perfect time to perk-up your home’s curb appeal. To get started, it’s best that you go outdoors and take a walk around your home and property to inspect what may need to be done. Try to see your home through the eyes of potential homebuyers. What would they notice as needing some love and attention?
When you inspect the exterior of your home you should inspect it from all sides, and from the roof down. While you are walking around the property you may find it helpful to take notes, then gather your gear and get started!
Mortgage fraud involves tricking a financial institution into lending money when it otherwise wouldn’t. Sometimes, it involves individuals attempting to buy houses they can’t afford.