Category Archives: Realtors

Are Realtors Behind the Crazy High Prices? Short Answer: No.

A Twitter pal posted a tweet today blaming realtors for the hot real estate market in Ottawa, because most listings these days hold off on offers until a specified date.  So let me debunk that popular myth. There are a couple … Continue reading

Posted in Ottawa, real estate, Realtors | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Very proud of this one!

Posted in Awards, Realtors | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Staging a rental unit (mine)!

My lovely tenants of three years decided to move back to New Brunswick and moved out yesterday so I decided to spend the day there today doing touch-ups and staging. The transition strips had become pretty worn and there were … Continue reading

Posted in Before and After, Realtors, Staging | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Moving to the country? Useful tips Part 1 (Setting up Email/ internet/TV/Phone)

I just bought a country acreage in Ashton and am busy arranging the details of my move. As someone who has lived in the city in the same house since the early 1990s, there’s a lot to think about when … Continue reading

Posted in Realtors | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ottawa’s hot housing market and COVID-19

Always nice to be interviewed by the CBC for an article about the Ottawa real estate market and thanks to Hallie Cotnam for reaching out! Glad my colleagues agree with me that with the extra-tight inventory and a smaller but … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, Ottawa, Realtors | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A Happy Real Estate Story!

As you may know, realtors are considered essential services in Ontario because there are still people who have to find or sell homes. In Ottawa, despite the pandemic, the market is even tighter than ever, because there are fewer listings, … Continue reading

Posted in buyers, Realtors | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

COVID-19 Q and As: Why are Realtors still listing houses for sale?

The question raised by a Twitter pal is: “Why are realtors still listing houses and why are they considered ‘essential services’”? Great question! I confess, I didn’t think we would be exempt from the shutdown, but there was a lively … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, Realtors | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

COVID-19: Q and A’s. Can a Buyer do a Home Inspection?

A Twitter pal, John,  asks: “Given COVID-19, can buyers have home inspections?” Great question, John, because it touches on a bunch of things: rights of the buyer, seller, and home inspectors during the sales process in challenging times. Let’s deal … Continue reading

Posted in Realtors | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Before and After – My New Listing! #340 Tribeca

Well, despite the coronavirus, I’m still listing new properties but only as long as they are vacant. I’m  taking lots of precautions: no overlapping appointments, Purell sanitizer is out, everything is wiped down, and so on. So with those considerations … Continue reading

Posted in Realtors | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

My exchange with a Twitter pal about RECO disciplinary hearings!

I had an interesting exchange with a twitter follower recently about RECO (our regulatory body) and the difference between RECO and local real estate boards  that I thought I would share (with his consent: he’s the one who suggested I … Continue reading

Posted in Realtors, RECO | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment