General What sellers need to know about home inspections Selling a home in Sudbury, Ontario can be a complex process, and understanding the home inspection process is crucial for sellers. Here is what you need to know about home inspections when selling your home: What is a home inspection? A home inspection is a thorough examination of a property by a qualified inspector. The […]
Buyers Will a fence increase the value of my home? When it comes to selling a home in Sudbury, Ontario, many homeowners wonder if adding a fence will increase the value of their property. The short answer is: it depends. A fence can certainly add value to a home, especially if it is well-constructed and enhances the overall aesthetics of the property. A wood or […]
Buyers What adds the most value to a house? Selling a home in Sudbury, Ontario can be a daunting task, but with the right strategy and a bit of effort, you can increase the value of your home and make it more attractive to potential buyers. Here are some tips for adding value to your home before you put it on the market: Make […]
Sellers How clean should your house be during the selling process? When selling a house in Sudbury, Ontario, it’s important to present the property in the best possible condition to attract potential buyers. One aspect of this is ensuring that the house is clean and tidy. But the question is, how clean should the house be when you leave it for others to come in for […]
Sellers What are closing costs and who pays for them? When selling a house in Sudbury, Ontario, there are several closing costs that must be taken into account. These costs can include legal fees, land transfer taxes, and commission for the real estate agent, among others. Understanding what closing costs are, and who is responsible for paying them, is essential for any homeowner who is […]
Sellers How to handle a lowball offer when selling your home Selling a home can be a challenging and emotional process, and dealing with lowball offers can be particularly frustrating. As a homeowner in Sudbury, Ontario, it’s important to know how to handle these types of offers to ensure that you get the best price for your property. A lowball offer is an offer that is […]
Sellers Which months sell the most homes in Sudbury? When it comes to selling a house in Sudbury, Ontario, timing is everything. Understanding the local real estate market can help you determine the best time to list your home for sale. One important factor to consider is the month in which houses typically sell the most. According to data collected by the Sudbury Real […]
Sellers 5 Common Mistakes When Selling Your House Selling a house can be a stressful and overwhelming process, and in Sudbury, Ontario, there are certain mistakes that homeowners commonly make. In this blog post, we will discuss the top five mistakes to avoid when selling your house in Sudbury. Pricing the house incorrectly. One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make is pricing their […]
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Buyers Buying and Selling at the Same Time The scenario of buying and selling your home at the same time has been coming up more recently now that the housing market in Sudbury has entered a more balanced state.  In a very competitive market, you can still buy a new home and sell your existing one at the same time but it is […]
Buyers Auction systems vs Blind Bidding The real estate world here in Sudbury Ontario has a new auction company in town. The new company has caused a bit of a kafuffle with realtors and clients alike. This is mainly due to their use of their auction system to sell homes. This is a new process that has not been widely adopted. […]
Buyers Best and final offer? There is a notion that real estate agents might be the lowest form of human being on earth. Right up there with used car salesmen. Recently, I have uncovered some evidence to strongly support that notion!   Obviously this is not true for the majority of us out there trying our best to help people. […]
Buyers Multiple representation This is something that has caused some debate in the past and something that you should be aware of when involved in a real estate transaction. When you hire an agent, that person has an obligation to act in your best interests and protect your information. There is a buyer representation agreement that is signed […]
General A Seamless Selling Experience Your home is your most valuable asset. When it comes time to sell, you want to be sure you are working with a real estate professional who has the expertise needed to get you top dollar for your home efficiently and effectively. We will work with you to position your home on the market in […]
General Sell now or wait until spring? If you are planning on selling you might very well be wondering if you should get a jump on the competition and sell now or wait until spring when the market is traditionally busier. Here are my thoughts on this conundrum. Spring time generally does have more buyers but it also generally has more sellers. […]
Finances Home evaluations in a hot market The past year has seen unprecedented price increases fueled by short supply and low interest rates and many buyers. There is a belief that the housing market will continue to appreciate at these rates turning the housing market into an investment platform to build wealth rather than simply finding a place to live. Many of […]
Buyers Not the best time in real estate By far, the past couple of years has been some of the worst times in real estate. The pandemic forced people to stay in their homes, and stay they did! The number of listings is the lowest it has been in many years. With interest rates incredibly low and many people wanting to get into […]
General Who has “the file” on your house? A colleague of mine shared a story the other day that I thought was too good not to write about. It is about a trick that a realtor used to secure the future sale of a home. Even more surprising is that the trick used resulted in my colleague’s own family member using a different […]
Buyers Dates and times in contracts How important are the dates and times in a real estate contract? When you are going through the process of buying or selling a house, the dates and times that are listed in your agreements are very important. You must pay close attention to them. There is no wiggle room and you could easily lose […]
General Winter Selling Tips If you haven’t noticed by now, Sudbury now has a lot of snow on the ground. We have been fortunate this year with the snow coming a little later than last year. Now that it is here, there are some important things to consider when buying and selling homes.   There was a horrific story […]
General When is the best time to sell? We get asked this question a lot. The answer is a lot simpler than you might be expecting.   Everyday I see articles in the big papers about real estate. The newspapers job is to get people to read their articles. More eyes on their articles, the more they can charge for advertising. So they […]