Presenting several promises to purchase

Presenting several promises to purchase

By Jennifer Lynn Walker What happens when there us more than one promise to purchase at the same time? I often get asked, what happens if I receive more than one promise to purchase at the same time? How does that work? The listing agent must respect the OACIQ real...

Why Not Turn Your Duplex into Condos

Why Not Turn Your Duplex into Condos

What is an undivided co-ownership?According to the Civil Code of Québec, undivided co-ownership is ownership of the same property, jointly and at the same time, by several persons or companies called “undivided co-owners”, each of whom is privately vested with a share...

Agent commission rates

Agent commission rates

This is the first thing buyers want to know when I go do a listing presentation. I can understand why, it is their biggest expense and they need to budget it in, especially if they are planning on buying another home. Before I get into commission rate, I have to say...

Should I Buy or Sell first?

Should I Buy or Sell first?

BUYING FIRST There is a down and upside. The downside is not knowing how much your home will sell for.swift codes bank in United States. This is particularly harder if you are on a tight budget. Also, if your current house doesn’t sell fast enough, you may be forced...

Curb Appeal

Curb Appeal

In the home-selling market, curb appeal is better than cash. If you can get buyers through the front door, you've passed the first hurdle in selling your home."If they don't like what they see outside, they'll never walk inside," says Michael Love, president of...

How to make homes sell faster

How to make homes sell faster

Curb appeal. We hear that saying quite a bit, but what does it have to do with real estate and selling your home. After years of taking buyers around visiting many different types of real estate properties and homes, it means more than the front stoop. It is a method...

Negotiating

Negotiating

If you think successful salespeople "wing it" when it comes to negotiation, think again. In truth, they prepare for every negotiation with the same rigor as a student preparing for an upcoming exam. Smart salespeople realize effective negotiation depends on...

Before you Build for Resale

Before you Build for Resale

The plan before you buy 1) What has sold in the past year in the area? 2) What is the buying pattern of the current area? 3) What is the average cost per square foot? 4) Who is your target market?  (before deciding the sizes, decide who is your market) - Stats Canada...

How to have a Successful Open House

How to have a Successful Open House

The Real Estate Broker's Duties 1. Promotes the Open House to the neighbours 2. Place advertising in the Gazette Open House section 3. Use as many directional sings as required 4. Install inserts in top of your sign early 5. Know the home in question 6. Know the local...

Who’s involved in a Real Estate Transaction?

Who’s involved in a Real Estate Transaction?

In the course of buying or selling a property, aside from your agent, you will get to know a number of professionals working in the real estate industry. Since real estate agents are central to any real estate transaction, they can help coordinate your transaction by...

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