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Buying or selling a property can be a complex and time-consuming process. Whether you're a first-time buyer or an experienced investor, enlisting the services of a professional real estate agent can greatly benefit you. In this article, we will explore the important role of a real estate agent and why their expertise is invaluable in the real estate market.

The Expertise of a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is a licensed professional who represents buyers, sellers, or both in real estate transactions. They possess in-depth knowledge of the local market and have the expertise to navigate the complexities of buying or selling a property.

Comprehensive Market Knowledge

One of the key advantages of working with a real estate agent is…

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reasons houses don't sell

Most home sellers have two main objectives: to sell quickly and for the highest price. The beauty of owning real estate (whether it’s a principal residence or an investment property) is that historically, it has yielded solid returns to Canadians who are in it for the long haul. Indeed, equity gains in Canadian real estate have been notable in some particularly hot markets, with the proceeds used to fund everything from the purchase of a bigger and better home, to retirement, travel, an investment strategy, or life’s next big milestone – whatever that may be.

A number of major cities across Canada have experienced tight market conditions over the last few years, but a slew of interest rate increases in 2022 have eased…

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In today’s real estate market, ensuring you have the right team of professionals supporting you on your buying or selling journey is essential to your success. This includes when navigating the complex waters of commercial real estate.

Who are commercial REALTORS®?

Commercial REALTORS® are critical players in the purchase and sale of commercial buildings or land. When you’re looking for someone to help you on your search, keep an eye out for the Canadian Commercial Network logo. This signifies the REALTOR® meets national criteria to be recognized as a commercial REALTOR®. Your commercial REALTOR® may also have one or more of these designations: 

  • AACI – Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute
  • ALC – Accredited Land Consultant

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In a buyer’s market, getting your property to stand out form the rest will take some creative know-how. A seller’s market occurs when real estate listings outnumber the number of potential purchasers. This means sellers will have to work a little harder to attract offers to their home. Here’s how you can help tip the scales in your favour, and hopefully get that sale contract signed!

Low Down

When the amount of real-estate inventory matches the number of buyers shopping the market, people tend to be pickier about the price they’re willing to pay. Really hone in on the listing price you’re comfortable with — if you want to sell quickly, consider listing it on the lower side.

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Hire a Real Estate Agent

It’s no secret that buying or selling a home can be one of life’s most stressful endeavors. With so many unknowns and variables at play, limiting stress during this event can help make the process more enjoyable; one of the simplest ways to help reduce the stress and anxiety attached to purchasing a home is to hire a real estate agent.

The Role of a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent acts as the intermediary between buyers and sellers. The agent will connect the two and handle all legal negotiations to ensure the deal takes place without a hitch. A real estate agent helps clients sell, buy or rent their property. They also may guide the client when it comes to navigating the market, take them on showings, and assist…

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Commercial real estate

In today’s competitive commercial real estate market, a commercial real estate expert is the partner you need to make sure you get the best deal possible. With our expertise and knowledge of local markets it’s our job to get you maximum value – while minimizing headaches. Here are some tips to help you along the way.

Get Started

Be fully prepared to buy. Have a REALTOR® on your team. If you’re buying, selling or leasing commercial real estate, a commercial REALTOR® can make it easier.

Your local REALTOR® will help you find a commercial property that meets your needs perfectly. Get started here by searching for a commercial REALTOR® who can help you whether you are buying, selling or leasing commercial…

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For our older loved ones, there comes a time when they may no longer be able to live on their own at home. In these cases, family members could find themselves dealing with the sale of a property they have not legally inherited while their relative transitions into an assisted-living facility or senior community. 

So, what exactly does the process of selling your older relative’s home entail, whether it’s your grandparent or mother or father?

Magda Zecevic, a REALTOR®, Toronto-based master accredited senior agent, and salesperson with Royal LePage Signature, walks us through the important steps of selling a home for an aging or ailing relative.

Recruit the right REALTOR®

Before you sign your listing…

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The poet Robert Frost once famously said, “Good fences make good neighbors,” but this only holds true if that fence is in the right place. Most homeowners don’t actually know where their property begins and ends, says Chris Kamarianakis, CEO of 

Most buyers do their due diligence by hiring a building inspector and getting a notary or lawyer to do a title search. But Kamarianakis says it’s also important to get accurate dimensions of the property you’re about to purchase so that you’re aware of the rights and limitations associated with your land.

Here’s what you need to understand about property lines and boundary rights.

Location, location, location: it goes beyond the street address

While it’s smart to…

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Don’t Tackle Selling Your Home on Your Own – an Agent Can Help

 If you’re looking to maximize your sale and minimize your effort, you need to work with a real estate professional. In a sellers’ market like today’s, it can be tempting to list your house on your own – known as For Sale By Owner (FSBO). But the truth is, a real estate professional can save you time and money by managing every step of the process, from pricing your home to reviewing documents and handling negotiations.

Before you decide to sell your house on your own, here are five reasons why working with an agent is your best bet to maximize the sale of your home.

1. First impressions are everything – and an agent knows how to make a great one.

Prepping a house for sale requires a significant amount of time and effort, even though…

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