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Want to sell your house? Make it easy for a realtor to show.

I’ve just had a crazy week trying to organize 24+ showings for an out-of-town couple that were serious buyers with a healthy budget. Why was it so crazy? Because of the Rubik’s cube of restrictions that sellers had put on properties … Continue reading

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At the end of the day, it’s always about price.

I’ve often said that a well-priced, well-presented home will sell regardless of the market. The key part of that equation, though, is price. And when a market is slumping, it’s hard to know what an appropriate price is because the … Continue reading

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Nice referral on Quora! Thanks!

I honestly have no idea who posted this answer; in fact, I’d never even heard of this social media site before, but wow – ever nice! I haven’t heard from this couple and hope they found themselves a great realtor. … Continue reading

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What’s the best time to sell my house – Part II

My last post suggested that the fall is the second busiest season of the year with the first being the spring. Fellow Ottawa realtor, Gord McCormick of Oasis Realty, disagreed and was kind enough to provide some board statistics concerning sales — … Continue reading

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My home is listed; how do I know if it’s priced right?

Now this is the $ 64,000 question, isn’t it? Your agent has brought you comparables; you’ve looked around the neighbourhood; you’ve seen what’s on the market, you’ve debated with your realtor, agonized over it, and you’ve finally decided on a price. But … Continue reading

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MLS Auto-notifications, and what they miss.

A client and I came to a parting of the ways this week. I had her home and the comparables around it on an auto-notification list on MLX (MLX is our back end of the MLS system). Sales in the … Continue reading

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Full price offer? Better not turn it down.

I think most sellers think they can turn down any offer they get, and that until they sign the deal, they’re not obligated. If they’re working with a realtor, though, they have to act reasonably, or they may find themselves … Continue reading

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When should I put my house on the market?

People thinking of selling always want to know, when’s the best time to sell? And the answer is not always what you might think. We sell the majority of homes in the spring: it represents 40% of listings  but 60% … Continue reading

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The unlisted property: can you find me a buyer?

I have run into situations several times where someone wants to sell their property, but they don’t want to list it. There can be different reasons for this. Sometimes they aren’t quite ready to sell but would consider it if … Continue reading

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# 11 – Selling a House: The offer

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you  know that realtors do a lot of stuff behind the scenes. I often think that being a realtor is like being a synchronized swimmer. Everything on the surface looks smooth, … Continue reading

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