5 “Emergencies” That Are Actually Normal When Selling Your Home

If there’s a mantra every first-time seller should memorize, it’s this: Expect the unexpected. While your realtor is going to educate you about the process of selling your home and share their thoughts about how the sale could go based on what’s going on in your market right now, no two sales are exactly alike. That’s because there is any …

Is Selling Your Home Right Now A Mistake?

Ask any real estate agent how the market is, and you’re almost sure to get the same answer: “Great!” Even if the market is great, it still may not be a great time for you to sell. Many real estate agents will tell you that NOW is the right time to sell your home when in reality, they can’t know that without …

Home Staging 101

Have you ever watched HGTV and wondered how every home always looks perfectly put together? The answer to this is staging.  Home staging goes beyond just cleaning and decorating your home. Staging is adding decor, arranging furniture, and prepping your home to look perfect for listing photos, listing appointments, and open houses. When a home is staged, potential buyers see …

How to Stage Your Home Like a Pro

1. Clean house Make sure your home is spotless! Get rid of odours – a huge turnoff for prospective buyers – by opening windows, washing floors and walls and cleaning your rugs and upholstery. Next, de-clutter your space. A jam-packed house not only makes the house look cluttered, but it also makes the house look smaller. When you are selling, …

The Emotional Side of Home Selling

The decision to sell your home isn’t an easy one. In fact, research has ranked selling a home as second to relationship breakups for the most stressful experience in a person’s life. The same survey said Americans are more stressed out about selling their home than planning a wedding, getting fired or even becoming a parent. In other words, it’s …

The Value of a Realtor – Do You Really Save Selling on Your Own?

Every time we encounter a HOT real estate market, we witness the emergence of alternative methods to buy and sell the property. However, even in the hottest markets, more than 90% of Canadians still chose to enlist the services of a professional real estate agent to sell their homes. ‘For Sale By Owner’ companies advertise a unique system for selling …

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February Market Stats for Hamilton-Burlington

The Realtors® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported 735 sales of residential properties located within the RAHB market area were processed through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in February 2019. This is a 4 percent drop from February last year; but, a 24 percent increase over January 2019. The average price was up from February 2018 by 1.9 percent to …

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My wife and I sold & bought our home last summer/fall with the 905 real estate guys. Our experience from start to finish during the process was excellent!  We mainly dealt with Leo, however their whole team was a pleasure to deal with. Both Leo and Mairi came to our home prior to selling and spent an entire day with …

6 Tips for Selling Your Home in Winter

With many people travelling south and cold weather making house hunting not so appealing, winter can be a challenging time to sell your home. However, fewer homes on the market means yours will get more attention from buyers. Up the coziness factor of your home and make it stand out to buyers during the winter season. Here are six ways …