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1 September 2019

Pricing Your Property

Right at the very beginning of this section on “For Sale by Owner”, there was a statement that said two of the three biggest mistakes FSBOs make is either pricing too high (usual) or pricing too low (occasionally). This section will hopefully keep you from making either one of those mistakes.  > READ ON

09 September 2019

Selling Your Condo

If your property is a condominium, you have a few more steps to take. These are mostly paperwork related but you do have a few practical obligations as well.

The first thing you should be aware of is the documents you are required by law to provide to the buyer.  > READ ON

1 September 2019

Taking Photos of Your Home

What’s that old saying? A picture’s worth a thousand words. A good set of photographs won’t necessarily sell your home, but they will help to separate you from the pack.

There’s a reason most real estate agents hire professional photographers; they take much better pictures than the agent can. A professional knows all the little tricks to taking good photos including lighting and staging. If you have money in your budget for this, it would be a really good investment.  > READ ON

01 September 2019

Marketing Your Home

The third mistake FSBO’s make is not enough marketing. The good news is you no longer must buy expensive ads in print publications. The internet has changed how houses are advertised and exposed for sale.

In many cases, buyers have searched the internet for weeks or months before visiting a property.  > READ ON

28 August 2019

Creating a Showing Plan

A buyer wants to see your home. Let’s build a simple checklist that will keep you organized and focused.

  1. Turn on all the lights, open all the blinds  > READ ON
28 August 2019

Sell Your Home To Do List

Being organized is the key to getting things done. Most of us use some form of organizational tool to keep on track. When you’re getting your house ready for sale, there are things that must be done. Some of these things you can do, some are going to require the help of professionals and some things you decide to leave alone.  > READ ON

28 August 2019

The Information Sheet

Information sheets are for buyers to walk away with something that will keep your home in their memory. If you do not have a high quality colour laser printer, then have your information sheets printed at a copy shop. > READ ON

28 August 2019

De-Clutter

One of the fastest ways to raise the value of your home is to clean it. We all like to think that our home is clean and pristine, but if you can look with a critical eye, you may be surprised what you see. At first the job might appear to be daunting but it’s like eating a 2-pound Porterhouse, one bite at a time. > READ ON

30 August 2019

Honest evaluation of your home

The purpose of doing an honest evaluation of your home is to create a 3 part assessment of your property. 1) All the items you would do yourself 2) All the items that need to be done but you need to hire a professional 3) All the items you’re not willing to do but will have a negative impact on price. This isn’t going to be easy for 2 reasons. > READ ON

30 August 2019

Moving Out – Moving In

Finally, the day has arrived where all the work pays off. After confirming with your lawyer to make sure the money has changed hands and the title has transferred to the new owner, it’s time to hand over the keys.

There are several ways that this can be done. The lawyers can look after them, you can meet the buyers directly and hand the keys to them or you can put the keys in some form of lockbox and give the buyers the entry code. All of them work well. > READ ON

28 August 2019

Sale Process

The buyers have told you that they want to buy your property. The first thing that pops into your mind is that you need an Offer to Purchase. The good news is you don’t. Trying to write an enforceable contract is hard and requires skill. Why not just write down what the 2 of you are agreeing to in what’s referred to as A Letter of Intent. > READ ON

28 August 2019

Selling Your Home Yourself

Selling your own home can be fun and exasperating all at the same time. The 3 most common mistakes For Sale by Owners (FSBOs) make are 1. Pricing your home too high 2. Pricing your home too low and 3. Not enough marketing. > READ ON

28 August 2019

Showings, Open Houses & Safety

A buyer wants to see your home. Let’s build a simple checklist that will keep you organized and focused.

  1. Turn on all the lights, open all the blinds
  2. Tidy up and put away things like magazines and toys

> READ ON

28 August 2019

Staging & De-Personalizing

Whether your living in your house for sale or it’s empty, staging is incredibly important. It helps if you understand why staging is so important. Buyers love a light and airy house. You’re goal when staging is to create that affect. According to a 2017 National Association of Realtors survey, a staged home will fetch 1 – 5% more price wise.  > READ ON

28 August 2019

Check Before You Buy

A house or a condo is a big investment. Your real estate agent knows the housing market and has a duty to work for you. However, your agent is not a lawyer and cannot protect your legal interests. Your lawyer can advise you on these questions: > READ ON

28 August 2019

Letter of Intent

A Letter of Intent is a non-binding document that is used for real estate transactions to indicate an interested party's intention to purchase a property from the seller. > READ ON

28 August 2019

Inspection Report

Here is a handy Inspection Report free for you to use.

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28 August 2019

RENTAL APPLICATION FORM

Here is a handy Rental Application Form free for your use: > READ ON

Oct 1 2019

TENANT RESPONSIBILITIES

A tenant has rights but as a tenant you have responsibilities. Here are things a tenant must do:

> READ ON

Oct 1 2019

RENTING A PROPERTY

Each province has their own regulations regarding the following:

  • Locks and security devices
  • Repairs 
  • Sublease or assignment of lease

> READ ON

Oct 1 2019

LANDLORD RESPONSIBILITIES

Landlords have a responsibility to follow the laws in their jurisdictions. Here are some things a Landlords must do:

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