Tag Archives: real estate

COVID-19: Q and As – will my condo price drop?

A Twitter pal asks: “my condo went up in value in recent years. Will I lose all those gains because of COVID-19?” I don’t have a crystal ball, so all I can do is give you my best guess for … Continue reading

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Are Realtors Really Driving Ottawa’s Hot Market?

The Ottawa real estate market is crazy hot right now. Inventory is at a historic low, and we are seeing multiple offers almost everywhere. The speed with which properties are selling has created a situation in which most of us … Continue reading

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Before and after – this gorgeous Hunt Club townhouse is now staged (and listed for sale!) SOLD! $ 15k OVER ASKING!

Here are some of the “before and after” shots of the lovely freehold townhouse I’ve been getting ready for sale:  it’s now active!  I listed it this afternoon around 3 PM and we’ve already had four requests for showings, so … Continue reading

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Lovely surprise!

How nice to come back from a week at the lake and find this waiting in my inbox – it’s always great to have happy clients! Thanks, Dilia and Gilles! We recently purchased an investment property in Mckellar Heights. Our … Continue reading

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This zany business of real estate.

I have clients in another country; it’s six hours later there than it is here, which makes communicating with them difficult at times. They’re moving to Ottawa this summer and planned to come to look at homes themselves, but weren’t … Continue reading

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Realtor Myth #5: The Upsell

I read this crazy MoneySense article this week called Tricks Realtors Use to Sell Homes that really had me annoyed. I’ve been debunking it all week in my previous posts, but here’s another example of a sweeping over-generalization: Almost every … Continue reading

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Debunking Realtor Myth #2: Staggered Bids

MoneySense has an article called Tricks Realtors Use to Sell Homes that contains a lot of misleading and unsupported information. My last blog post dealt with the rather idiotic suggestion that two realtors would conspire to arrange showings at the same time to put … Continue reading

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