The Mother of All Bidding Wars, and My Thoughts

The Mother of All Bidding Wars, and My Thoughts

This week, a house sold in Toronto’s Yonge and Lawrence neighbourhood. That alone is hardly newsworthy, but the details on how the sale took place has likely been the most talked about real estate story in a long time.

On April 17th, a house on Glencairn Avenue was listed for sale for $699,000 with an offer date set for this past Sunday....

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Upgrades That Could Hurt Your Home's Resale Value

Upgrades That Could Hurt Your Home's Resale Value

For the most part, in real estate we associate the word "upgrade" with a positive improvement made to a home. However, not all upgrades are created equal. Instead of increasing your home's value, some upgrades can actually decrease the value.

If you plan to sell your home in the near future, here is a list of upgrades to skip so you don't end up disappointed with the return on your investment.

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Why The Winter Could Be The Best Time To Sell Your Home

Why The Winter Could Be The Best Time To Sell Your Home

While the Spring is often thought to be the hottest season in the real estate market, I propose two reasons why the Winter might be the best time to put your home up for sale

If you have been thinking of selling but decided to wait until the Spring, it might be worth reconsidering. There are buyers out there and they are hungry, motivated and not playing around. Your home might be just what they are looking for.  

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15 Steps To Prepare Your Home For Sale

15 Steps To Prepare Your Home For Sale

Today’s buyers are looking to have their socks knocked off when they walk into your home, but many sellers don’t give themselves the time to properly prepare their home to leave a lasting first impression. With a little preparation, we can ensure we have done everything possible to prepare your home for even the pickiest of buyers.

I've outlined the 15 steps you can take to get your home ready to go up for sale.

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Why Showing Homes Is Never Boring

Why Showing Homes Is Never Boring

These are the things real estate agents deal with frequently when they are showing homes, which funny enough don’t make it on any of the HGTV “reality” shows. 

When my home buyer clients and I arrive at a home for a showing, I will have called ahead and requested for us to see the home during a set window of time, and the seller has to confirm the showing. So they know we are coming, but once my clients and I arrive at the house, we can be in for a multitude of surprises.  

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