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Are you planning on selling your home? If so, then taking the best listing photos is an essential part of the process. The photos you use can make or break a potential buyer's interest in your property, so it's crucial to get them right. In this article, we'll discuss how to take the best photos for your home selling listing, and why it matters so much.

Why Do Good Listing Photos Matter?

Firstly, let's talk about why listing photos are so important. When buyers are looking for a new home, they'll typically start their search online. They'll browse through listings, looking at photos and reading descriptions, to find properties that catch their eye. If your listing photos aren't up to par, you may miss out on potential buyers who overlook your…

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As a home seller, you've likely put a lot of effort into getting your property ready for sale. So, when a homebuyer makes an offer on your home, it can be an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. While most offers will be reasonable, there may be times when you receive an offer that is simply not acceptable. In this article, we'll discuss how to refuse an offer on your home in a way that is professional, respectful, and effective.

Consider the Offer

Before you decide to decline an offer, it's important to take a step back and evaluate it objectively. Ask yourself whether the offer is fair given the current market conditions, the condition of your home, and other factors. Consider whether the buyer has included any contingencies or…

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Are you planning to sell your home? If so, you may have heard about the popular real estate practice of holding an open house. An open house is an event where prospective buyers can come and view your home without making an appointment. While an open house can have its advantages, it also has its disadvantages. In this blog post, we'll take a look at both the pros and cons of an open house so you can decide if it's the right choice for you.

Advantages of an Open House

Increased Exposure

One of the biggest advantages of an open house is the increased exposure it can provide. By opening up your home to potential buyers, you're giving them a chance to see it in person and get a better feel for the space. This can be especially helpful if you're…

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Are you in the market to buy or sell real estate? Whether you're a first-time buyer or a seasoned investor, the world of real estate can be overwhelming. That's why we're here to help guide you through the process and make it as smooth as possible.

If you're a real estate buyer, it's essential to understand the current market conditions and what factors can affect the price of a property. One crucial factor is location. Properties located in desirable neighborhoods or areas with high demand can drive up the price, while those in less desirable locations may sell for less. Also, consider the condition of the property. A well-maintained property may sell for more than a property in poor condition, even if they are in the same location.

 

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Selling a home can be a daunting task, but one way to increase the chances of success is to stage the home. Staging is the process of making a home look its best by arranging furniture, adding decor, and generally making the home more attractive to potential buyers. Here are some tips for staging your home to sell:

Declutter: The first step in staging your home is to declutter. Remove any personal items, such as family photos or knick-knacks, and pack them away.  Donate or sell items you don't use. This will make the space look cleaner and less cluttered, which will help potential buyers envision themselves living in the home.

Clean: A clean home is more attractive to potential buyers. Take the time to deep clean your home, including the…

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staging your home during the holidays

One of the biggest questions that tends to arise in the months leading up to December, is whether or not people should decorate their homes for the holidays while trying to sell. This is an interesting topic, as some people prefer to see what homes look like when decorated, while other people prefer to see the space without the distraction of decorations.

We reached out to our RE/MAX Influencers – a panel of RE/MAX Sales Associates from across Canada – who provided some insight and tips into how you should go about staging your home during the holiday season.

Try to Take Photos Beforehand

One great tip that was offered up by the RE/MAX Influencers was to, if possible, have the listing photos of your home taken before…

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How Much Does It Cost to Stage a Home

If you are in the process of putting up your house for sale, you may have thought about staging it to attract potential buyers. Staging a home involves creating spaces that are furnished just enough that potential buyers can envision themselves (and their stuff!) living there. Home staging can reduce the time a listing spends on the market, increase the number of potential buyers, and yield higher offers. So, how much does it cost to stage a home? Here’s an estimated breakdown.

How Much Does it Cost to Stage a Home?

Initial Walk-Through Consultation: $150-$600 – In the initial consultation, a professional home stager will walk through your house with you and offer ideas on how to use your existing interior décor to stage…

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Can non-Canadian residents participate in the Canadian real estate market? Sure, they can, but how does this work? We have put together a brief guide on selling a property in Canada as a non-Canadian resident.

Selling a Property in Canada as a Non-Canadian Resident Owner

A non-resident is allowed to buy and sell residential property in Canada.

Indeed, non-residents can enjoy many of the same facets of the Canadian real estate market as residents. They can obtain a mortgage loan from financial institutions as long as they fulfill the bank’s requirements and are approved for equity loans. Plus, for extra earned income on a property in Canada, non-resident property owners can also earn income on a property in Canada by renting it or using it as…

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Will the carpet in my bathroom increase or decrease my property value? Let’s just say if you’ve asked that question then you’re in the right place to find out what’s relevant in the current Canadian real estate market, whether you’re browsing, buying, or selling.

RE/MAX® has been around since carpeting in bathrooms (please, no!) was a thing. Our 50 years of experience has taught us a thing or two about Canadian real estate. Don’t worry if you can’t keep up with everything there is to know about home-buying, selling and staging a property. That’s why we’re here – to clarify all your questions. And you can be sure that there are many, many questions.

So, How Much do People Really Know About Canadian Real Estate?

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When the time comes to sell your home, an obvious question arises—should I do renovations before I sell? While on the surface it may seem like renos could increase the value of your property, there are a handful of factors to consider before jumping in.

 First, find and choose a REALTOR©  for guidance on how the market is performing in your area. Next up, decide on your target market. Are you looking for a buyer who wants a move-in ready place? Or someone searching for a fixer upper? What’s your time frame to sell? These questions will help determine the scale and size of any potential renovation.

 Anthony Lance, REALTOR® and sales representative with Right at Home Realty Inc. in Toronto, Ontario, says, “whether you’d like to sell your home with…

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