What Sellers Need to Disclose When Selling

By: Sylvia Smith

What Sellers Need to Disclose When Selling

Tags: SELLING A HOME, DISCLOSURE, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, REALTOR

  You are thinking that you want to sell your home and finally start looking for that dream home.  But you are worried that your home has some history and are wondering if you need to disclose it to potential buyers.   In Ontario, sellers and their realtors have a duty to disclose any defects in a property that may affect a buyer’s use or enjoyment of the property.  Ther...Read More

Start the Home Selling Process This Month

By: Sylvia Smith

Start the Home Selling Process This Month

Tags: PREPARE YOUR HOME TO SELL, SPRING REAL ESTATE MARKET, DECLUTTER, REPAIR. BUYING A HOME, GREATER TORONTO AREA REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE, REALTOR, Vaughan Realtor, Toronto Realtor

If you’re thinking about selling your home in the spring, don’t wait until the new year to start planning. In fact, you’ll save yourself a lot of work and get ahead of the game if you start planning now. What’s that old saying? The early bird gets the worm! In this case, by starting the process this month, you’ll be in excellent shape when you’re ready to list...Read More

Should You Accept a Bully Offer?

By: Sylvia Smith

Should You Accept a Bully Offer?

Tags: BUYING A HOME, BIDDING WARS, BULLY OFFERS, ACCEPTING BULLY OFFER,  SELLERS MARKET, COMPARABLES, SELLING A HOUSE, TORONTO REAL ESTATE MARKET, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE MARKET

A bully offer (also known as a pre-emptive offer) is an offer on a property that is holding back accepting offers until a specific date in the future but a prospective buyer decides to submit an offer earlier than the date that the seller has indicated that they will look at any offers. In a hot seller’s market where there are more buyers than homes for sale, a common listing strategy is fo...Read More

Dealing with the Stress of Selling Your Home

By: Sylvia Smith

Dealing with the Stress of Selling Your Home

Tags: SELLING A HOUSE QUICKLY, LISTING YOUR HOME, MLS LISTING , REAL ESTATE,, PREPARE HOME TO SELL, REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE, TRUSTED REALTOR, TORONTO REAL ESTATE

  Let’s face it.  Planning events, even exciting ones like an overseas vacation, can be stressful, So, it is not surprising that some homeowners – even those thrilled about moving to a new home – can slip into the “worry mode: when listing their home to sell.   Unfortunately, the anxiety of selling can make the process an unpleasant experience.  Who nee...Read More

Cleaning Tips for Instantly Improving Curb Appeal

By: Sylvia Smith

Cleaning Tips for Instantly Improving Curb Appeal

Tags: SELLING A HOUSE QUICKLY, CURB APPEAL, PREPARE HOME TO SELL, REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE, TRUSTED REALTOR, TORONTO REAL ESTATE

  As you may know, curb appeal refers to how your home looks from the street, which creates the first impression of your house to buyers.  First impressions are very important when selling your home.  Your home’s curb appeal can have a big impact on the sale of your property.  In fact, it’s not uncommon for a buyer to drive by a listing, rather than stop, because t...Read More

Need to Sell Your Home Quickly? Here's What You Need to Do

By: Sylvia Smith

Need to Sell Your Home Quickly? Here's What You Need to Do

Tags: selling a house quickly, houses for sale, real estate, vaughan real estate, trusted realtor, toronto real estate

  There are many reasons why you might suddenly have to sell your home. It could be a change in family circumstances, unexpected work relocation, or you simply have a desire to move. Whatever the reason that you want or need to move, selling your home quickly requires some fast action on your part. But that doesn't mean you need to panic. You can list and sell your home, quickly while s...Read More

In A Divorce What Happens To The Family Home?

By: Sylvia Smith

In A Divorce What Happens To The Family Home?

Tags: DIVORCE, SELLING FAMILY HOME, REAL ESTATE AGENT, REAL ESTATE, SELLING A HOME, RESEARCH, EDUCATION, HOUSE HUNTING, MOVING, TORONTO MARKET UPDATE, HOMES FOR SALE, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN HOMES, HOME SWEET HOME, HOUSE BUYING TIPS

  Going through a divorce is a very emotional and stressful time and even more so when there are children involved.  Deciding what to do with the matrimonial home is also a very difficult decision to make.  There must be an agreement on who will keep the home or if you should sell it.  If there are children involved their needs will also need to be considered as the children ...Read More

Does Adding A Pool Add Value To A Home?

By: Sylvia Smith

Does Adding A Pool Add Value To A Home?

Tags: POOL, HOME VALUE, SELLING FAMILY HOME, REAL ESTATE MARKETING, SELLING A HOME, FINDING A REALTOR, FINDING A REAL ESTATE AGENT, MOVING, HOMES FOR SALE, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, VELLORE VILLAGE, VAUGHAN HOMES, HOME SWEET HOME, HOUSE BUYING TIPS

  There is nothing that compares to after a long hot sticky summer day being able to dive into a crystal–clear swimming pool. The calmness of a backyard pool is definitely a dream for many and a backyard with a pool eliminates the need for a cottage or taking long drives to go swimming in a lake. The image of having a pool feels very much like paradise. Some home buyers may think that...Read More

Tips on Eliminating Home Pet Odours Fast

By: Sylvia Smith

Tips on Eliminating Home Pet Odours Fast

Tags: PET ODOURS, REAL ESTATE, SELLING A HOME, LISTING A HOME, TORONTO MARKET UPDATE, HOMES FOR SALE, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN HOMES, VELLORE VILLAGE, VELLORE WOODS, MAPLE, WOODBRIDGE

  We all love our pets but when we are listing our homes our pets can leave behind smells that may turn off potential home buyers.  Unfortunately, as we have been living in the home we may be nose blind to our pet odours.   As we are all aware the nose is probably one of the strongest senses that we have and if your home has a pet odour smell potential buyers will most definitely ...Read More

6 Steps to Help Your Parents Accept It Is Time to Downsize

By: Sylvia Smith

6 Steps to Help Your Parents Accept It Is Time to Downsize

Tags: BUYING A HOME, DOWNSIZE, ELDERLY PARENTS MOVING, HOUSE HUNTING, MOVING, PREPARING HOME FOR SALE, TORONTO MARKET UPDATE, HOMES FOR SALE, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN HOMES, HOME SWEET HOME, HOUSE BUYING TIPS

  With parents living longer, many middle-aged adults have to put on their caregiver hats while sometimes still raising their own children.  But there comes a time in our parents' lives that they need to consider downsizing and sometimes moving into a community that provides living assistance options. There are a number of steps that can be taken to getting your parents considerin...Read More