1% Full Service Lie

The 1% Commission – Purple Bricks – ‘Full Service’ Myth

The 1% Commission – Purple Bricks – ‘Full Service’ Myth There are many Real Estate services out there that offer a 1% ‘full service’ to sell your home. Or some kind of reduced commission, flat-fee based structure – such as ComFree or Purple Bricks, who have been promoting their service with TV and radio ads in Canada – even though they were sued in the UK for similar false advertising claims. Here is the problem: Read more…

Words Not To Say Selling Your Home

The Words You Should Never Use When Selling a Home

Words To Avoid When Selling A Home When selling your home, you need to think a bit beyond staging, photography and other marketing ideas – and focus on the actual words used. Choosing the right words goes a long way to determine your success. With the right words at hand, you may compose a highly effective advertisement, which will distinguish your listing from other ads. It’s a well known saying that a picture is worth Read more…

Sell Your Home Fast

How To Sell Your Home Fast

How To Sell Your Home Fast Do you often wonder why one house can have dozens of viewings in it’s first week on the market and another, similar one seems to be left with no attention?   This isn’t a coincidence, or luck or bad timing. The reason is that there are specific things you can do to sell your home fast and not leave money on the table. It’s really a question of readiness Read more…

Beginners Guide To Mortgages In Canada

Mortgage ABCs – A Beginner’s Guide To Mortgages

Mortgage ABCs – A Beginner’s Guide To Mortgages Few adventures in life can match up to the excitement of buying a new house; the smell of your new furniture, the stains of fresh paint and how the whole atmosphere becomes livelier because of exciting new possibilities. However, before you set out on this journey, you need to know a bit more about mortgages. While the term itself has gotten a bad reputation ever since the Read more…

For Sale By Owner FSBO

For Sale By Owner (FSBO) – Is It A Good Idea?

Is It A Good Idea To Sell Your Home Yourself (‘For Sale By Owner’ or ‘FSBO’)? Many people now are thinking of selling their home through a process called ‘For Sale By Owner’ (FSBO), where they do not involve a Real Estate Agent or other professionals – but sell the home themselves. Let’s get the most obvious thing out the way first: this is a real estate website, focused on helping people find great Real Read more…

A $100,000 Home Selling Mistake!

A $100,000 Home Selling Mistake… Imagine selling your home for over $100,000 less than what it was worth? Six figures of potential income gone – just like that. Well, the following article is a story about a home seller who almost sold their home for $100,000 less than it was worth ($102,000 to be precise). It is a completely true story but no client names have been used for confidentiality reasons. You’ll see how one Read more…

Modern Home Advertising Techniques

Top 6 Modern Home Advertising Techniques

The Top 6 Modern Marketing Methods For Selling Your Home In the past, properly advertising and marketing your home was a lot easier than it is today.  Newspaper ads or magazine listings were the best method of reaching people.  Word-of-mouth was your best friend too. Sometimes even just sticking a ‘For Sale’ sign on your lawn would work well – as people would drive around looking for these. Nowadays, especially with the growth of the Read more…

Staging Your Home

5 Cost-Effective Ways to Stage Your Home

5 Cost-Effective Ways To Stage Your Home Staging in general terms means, to put on something for a desired purpose. However, in this case, what it essentially means is to display your house as such that it convinces future buyers that this is the house for them, as it once was for you. Home/property staging has taken real estate has taken the industry by storm in the past few years – as people have realized Read more…

Tactics Billionaires Use To Sell Their Homes For More Money

Tactics Billionaires Use To Sell Their Homes For More Money Although Real Estate design and architecture are different and unique for every country, city or even a province, there is something that is recognized worldwide – luxury. Whether it’s spacious outdoors, breathtaking gardens, high-end appliances or unique artwork pieces, we can’t help but admire the opulence of these extravagant homes. You can’t help but wonder at times: “How do sellers convince people to pay those Read more…

15 things

Top 15 Features That Sell Homes For More Money

Top 15 Features That Sell Homes For More Money As a homeowner, you obviously want to sell your home for the best price you can. While most people opt not to bother with a lot of upgrading in their house, some are not afraid to risk their money right before selling their property. In most cases this turns out to be the right call and the homeowners who add various features to their homes fetch Read more…