2018 Annual Statistics

Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) President Garry Bhaura announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported a total of 77,426 residential transactions through TREB’s MLS® System in 2018. This result represented a 16.1 per cent decline compared to 92,263 sales reported in 2017. Total new listings entered into TREB’s MLS® System were down by 12.7 per cent over the same period …

6 Tips for Selling Your Home in Winter

With many people travelling south and cold weather making house hunting not so appealing, winter can be a challenging time to sell your home. However, fewer homes on the market means yours will get more attention from buyers. Up the coziness factor of your home and make it stand out to buyers during the winter season. Here are six ways …

5 Things Home Buyers Notice When They Walk Through Your Home

1. How Much Natural Light the Home Has One thing that is obvious from the get-go is how much light a home has. A dark home will feel even darker to a home buyer when stepping in from the sunlight outside. If your home doesn’t have a lot of natural light, paint the walls in a light neutral colour. Make …

Home Inspection Success: 16 Ways to Prepare Your Home

In general, it’s good to have knowledge of your house’s nooks, crannies, and problem spots. Here are a few things you should consider before the inspector visits your home. Any major and minor issues could cost you money off your sale price or worse — the deal itself. 1. Clear Access Ensure access to important areas of your house are …

Picture Perfect — Real Estate Photography 101

If you are preparing your home for sale and want to help your realtor sell your home quickly for maximum dollars, start with setting up for the photo shoot. Today’s buyers are very visual and will look at photos before they will even read the wonderfully written description full of details and dynamic adjectives. The first step in this process …

Must-Do Home Repairs Before Selling

It’s important to take a step back and have a critical eye when getting your home ready for sale. Buyers are looking for as close to “move-in ready” as possible. You want them to walk in and feel like your home has been well-maintained and won’t be a money pit. By making necessary home repairs before listing, potential buyers will feel confident …

Selling a Home with Kids!

Are you selling your home? Are you selling your home, with kids still living in it? Keeping a house in order and clean with kids is a daunting task. However, keeping it constantly in order to entice potential buyers can be a challenge. By planning ahead and giving yourself plenty of time, it is doable. Here are some helpful tips …

Tips for Selling your Home When Owning Pets

When it is time to sell your home, you will encounter at least a few challenges during the home selling process. Selling a home with pets adds several additional challenges for a home owner.   
While furry friends are extremely important to most homeowners, they also add some extra stress that  requires additional preparation before selling a home. If you’re a pet owner, …

10 Budget Friendly Ways to Add Curb Appeal

When you start thinking about selling your home, you begin looking at it differently and with a more critical eye. This is especially true when you are talking about your curb appeal. What once seemed fine no longer does—especially when it comes to the overall look of your home. Bare patches on your lawn, tired plants or broken fence boards …

5 Staging Tips for Bathrooms

A lot of attention is put into staging the main living areas of the home, while spots like the kitchen and living room are definitely important, so are the bathrooms. Home buyers are not just interested in how many are in your home. They are looking at the cleanliness, style and overall feel of these areas. They will also want to feel confident that they won’t …