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Thursday, September 26, 2019   /   by Gianfranco

New Real Estate Data Paint A More Accurate Picture of Toronto’s Housing Market

Is the Toronto Real Estate Board providing us with accurate data? New report reveals inaccurate data on days it takes a property to sell.


We wanted to tackle something that has come up with the Toronto Real Estate Board and they've had to sort of defend themselves and there's a big question on the information that's coming out from sold properties from the Toronto Real Estate Board. Is it correct information? Is it the correct data? Is it questionable? Are somethings just hidden in the backend of their system?
A lot of realtors and the sellers, when the property's not selling, maybe it's taking long to sell, basically they take it off the market and then they relist it as a fresh listing or maybe they call it, you know, refresh the listing or sometimes the seller just gets frustrated with their agent or vice versa and they decide to part ways and now the selling decides to go with a new agent. So now they're relisting the same property but with a different agent.
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019   /   by Gianfranco

6 Money-Making Tips For The First-Time Home Sellers

Most first time home sellers said they will never use the same agent again. Keep reading to find out what they did wrong…

 
Here we are with six money-making tips for first-time home sellers. If you're selling your home for the first-time, these six tips will help you put thousands of money in your pocket. Definitely, knowing what price to set for your home is important. Pricing is one of the most important things when listing your home. If you price very aggressively, you're going to get the right buyer very quickly and you might even create a bidding war. So, making sure you set the price exactly at where it needs to be and not even a little bit higher will get you the best results. Also, understanding why you're selling. Knowing what factors you're taking into consideration when you're selling your home can really help you in navigating through the process and making sure you got your timelines correctly. Making sure that your agent has buyers already lined up is ...

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Monday, September 23, 2019   /   by Gianfranco

Staging a Home for Quick Sale-Home Staging Tips for Sellers

Your home will not sell for more money if you stage your home! Real or Myth?


What do you think about staging? Do you think it works? Do you think it helps sell a home or do you disagree with it? These are just some questions about staging your home.

Simple questions you might think and basically a lot of people think staging can sell the home for more money. Staging definitely works especially in this day and age where you're competing with so many other sellers. Staging will definitely make the home stand out.

This will help you home kind of be more unique, and it will help sell faster. And based on National Association of Realtors, 49% of buyer agents stated that home staging had an effect on most buyers’ view of the home. Now 38% of sellers’ agents, these are listing agents, said that they stage all sellers homes prior to listing them for sale. So almost four out of ten stage houses, but 62% never stage homes. 39% of sellers’ agents stated that stagi. ...

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Monday, September 23, 2019   /   by Gianfranco

Seller Secret Episode #8 Should You Have Room to Negotiate?

You should price your home higher so you leave some room to negotiate. That’s what your uncle or next door neighbour probably told you. That is the century old myth or is it?



We're on seller's secret number eight today, which is very exciting.
We're going to talk about, when setting your price, make sure you leave some room for negotiating.
Well, that can be a misconception. It's got to be ... there's a myth, like whenever you want to sell your house, just price it a little bit higher, so this way there's room to negotiate. You've got to understand, this does not mean for every case, if your house, for example is a million dollars, you list it as 1.2 million and leave 200,000. That's not what we're saying here. 
What we're saying is it's got to be studied. You've got to study the trends. You've got to study the market reports. You've got to study the sales, and based on that, have a custom-tailored marketing strategy for that house. It's not a one-size fits all. ; ...

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Monday, September 23, 2019   /   by Gianfranco

Open houses can be stressful for a home seller. These tips can help!

Are open houses for curious neighbours or do they work?


There are different perceptions about open houses, some people love them, some people hate them, and some people will absolutely not let anybody into open houses.

Some of the tips that could help you if you're feeling a little on edge about the open house is make sure... I mean your house by this point going to be market ready, but make sure all your valuables are actually taken out of the house, put away, put into a safety deposit box, especially things like jewelry and cash, passports, things like that are very valuable. You want to make sure those things are completely out of sight. Another thing is you want to make sure that when you're working with your agent, you're asking that agent how are you bringing buyers into the house? How are you qualifying these people that are going to be walking around the house? Because a lot of agents put up a bunch of signs and what happens is all the noisy neighbors just end up comiI ...

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