By the time you’re ready to sell your first Waterloo Region home and upgrade to a new one, you’ll no longer be that starry-eyed first time home buyer who imagines roses and rainbows behind every home with great curb appeal.
Every month of mortgage payments, every surprise leak or broken appliance, every hour spent tending to the garden creates a more seasoned homeowner.
But as for selling your house? Welcome to brand-new territory!
Just as you can have regrets as a buy
We do totally get it: At the end of what can sometimes be a lengthy and even exhausting process, when selling your Waterloo Region home the idea of turning over a real estate agent’s commission at the closing can be a slightly painful prospect. And if you spend enough time Googling home selling on the Internet at large, you’ll quickly come across all kinds of articles and resources that suggest giving the do-it-yourself thing a shot and going FSBO – For Sale By Owner – in ord
When you think about real estate negotiations, what comes to mind? For most buyers and sellers, price tops the list. While this is certainly an important part of any real estate deal, did you know there are at least six other areas of potential real estate negotiations when buying or selling a Waterloo Region home? Here’s a closer look at them. Closing costs Besides the agreed upon price of the home, buyers must pay closing costs that cover lender fees and other charges. Buye
One of the main gripes that homesellers have about real estate agents is their commission. Many homeowners (mistakenly) think, “Why should I pay a real estate agent to do something I’m perfectly capable of doing myself?” The reason people avoid working with agents is that they think it’s going to cost them money. But in reality, working with a qualified real estate agent is worth far more than what you’ll pay in commission. In fact, working with a real estate agent can actual
When it comes to selling your Waterloo Region home, the old adage that first impressions counts most still holds true in almost every case, but how that first impression is made on potential buyers has changed a lot. In the ‘old days’ real estate brokers printed out flyers that would have just a handful of pictures on them (if any at all) to give to homebuyers ahead of a home showing and the first time they would get a really good look at the place was when their real estate
Finding the right buyer should never be left to chance. Although getting your Waterloo Region home spotted among a sea of listings is mostly accomplished with exceptional property exposure and the help of a fantastic Realtor, sometimes it’s up to you to ensure that your home is as sale-worthy as possible by making it attractive. There are lots of things your Realtor can do for you, but a handful that we really can’t, so it has to be a team effort. Here are five saleability fa