Category Archives for "Selling Real Estate"

Should You Buy or Sell First?

Real Estate: Should You Buy or Sell First?

By Andrew Mitchell | Selling Real Estate

A question that comes up quite often from my clients, (especially empty-nesters who have lived in the same home for many years, raised a family and are looking to downsize), is should they buy their next home or condo first and then sell their home or should they sell first and buy second. It’s the question that  every homeowner who wants to upgrade or downsize asks themselves before deciding to move, should you buy or sell first?

While there are advantages and disadvantages of either choice and much of the decision is based on your financial situation and timeline, I think you might be surprised by my advice.  Find out here the definitive answer if you should buy or sell first.

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Real Estate Brokers: Let's Clear up Some Myths

Real Estate Brokers: Let’s Clear Up Some Myths

By Andrew Mitchell | Selling Real Estate

Like many real estate brokers in this business of selling and buying homes for many years, I often times meet buyers and sellers who have not been involved in a real estate transaction for many years. These clients sometimes hold some outdated beliefs and some often very incorrect views about what real estate brokers do and how we work to help buyers buy and sellers sell.

While many look at real estate brokers poorly (and there may be a good reason for that for some), sometimes the poor image we have to the public is because of widely accepted (but incorrect) myths about what we do and how we do it. I thought I’d take this opportunity to dispel some of the widely held myths about how real estate brokers work as a profession. 

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How much is your home really worth?

How Much is Your Home Really Worth?

By Andrew Mitchell | Selling Real Estate

Home owners are usually quite curious to find out what the value of their home is really worth is in today’s market. When we talk about value, we aren’t talking about how much it costs to build or buy or how much the renovations cost, but rather what will the market of potential buyers in today’s market feel it is worth.

There are a number of common misconceptions that many home owners are under when deciding what their home is really worth. Read on to see how real estate brokers determine how much your home is really worth. 

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Tips to Get Your Home Ready to Sell

Prepare Your Home for Sale 6 Easy Tips

By Andrew Mitchell | Selling Real Estate

Many homeowners are thinking about putting their home or condo up for sale to move in the Spring. When you prepare your home for sale there are a number of important tips to not overlook, and some things you really shouldn’t be doing.

Here are a couple of inexpensive tips to prepare your home for sale

They can help you get your home looking it’s best, get you the most money when you sell and avoid some common costly mistakes that many home owners make in getting their home in tip-top selling shape. Let’s get started:

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Andrew Mitchell and happy client Lori Caramelli

Another Home Sold, Congratulations Lori Caramelli!

By Andrew Mitchell | Selling Real Estate

Congratulations to our wonderful client Lori Caramelli on the sale of her home in St-Bruno-de-Montarville on Montreal’s South Shore. We sold Lori’s home sold in 74 days for over 98% of asking price.

After almost 2 very long years on the market with several other real estate brokers, Lori approached us about selling her home in St-Bruno. She had already been living in the West Island for the past several years and her previous home had sat vacant for some time. It was becoming a burden for her not just financially but time-wise for her to constatly travel back and forth to take care of her previous home. It had been listed on the market by other brokers for almost 2 years with no success.

The other real estate brokers only proposed solution was to ask her to reduce her price in order to get it sold. We took a different approach.

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