How to Purchase the House of My Dreams in Todays Market!

By: Brit McDonald

How to Purchase the House of My Dreams in Todays Market!

Tags: Toronto Real Estate, Sellers, Real Estate, Pricing, Toronto, Home Buyers, Home Sellers, Hot Market, How do I buy a home, Can I afford a House

“Housing prices are too high!”   “I don’t know how I’m going to afford anything in Toronto”   “We are never going to find a property we like!”   I’m having a lot of these conversations with my buyer clients, most of whom are selling and moving into their next home. There’s lots of frustration and lots of worry. Many peop...Read More

6 Spring Home Maintenance Tips Every Home Owner Should Follow!

By: Brit McDonald

6 Spring Home Maintenance Tips Every Home Owner Should Follow!

Tags: Real Estate, Home Buyer, Rent, Buy, Toronto Real Estate, Spring Home Maintenance Tips, Spring, Home, Maintenance, Real Estate, Toronto, Mimico, Etobicoke

With spring just around the corner, let’s get your home ready for the warmer weather and the inevitable rain! Here are a few of my spring home maintenance tips: Inspect bathroom and kitchen caulking for cracks or gaps. Check especially around sinks, bath tubs, and showers. Scrape off any old caulking and re-caulk. Having a good seal in these areas can prevent leaks and mold. S...Read More

Deposits

By: Brit McDonald

Deposits

Tags: brit mcdonald realty, deposit required, offer, accepted offer, Toronto, seller, buyer, buyers agent, sellers agent, listing agent, listing

Deposit, not down payment is consideration that accompanies an offer. The deposit is as important as price and conditions. The larger the deposit the more serious a buyer is in the eyes of a seller. The deposit is either Herewith or Upon Acceptance. If the deposit is Herewith the buyer has presented the funds to the seller in the form of a bank draft or certified cheque that is ready to be depos...Read More

Kitec Plumbing

By: Brit McDonald

Kitec Plumbing

Tags: Toronto Real Estate, Sellers, Real Estate, Toronto, Buyers, Kitec Plumbing

  This is something that not alot of people know about. It was a material that was used in the early 2000s in condo buildings for about 15 years. However they have stopped using it as it has been known to cause floods and other plumbing problems. If you are a condo buyer or a condo owner and you are looking to purchase or looking to sell, do take a look to see if you have kitec plumbing. So...Read More

To Stage or Not to Stage?

By: Brit McDonald

To Stage or Not to Stage?

Tags: Toronto Real Estate, Sellers, Real Estate, Toronto

To Stage or Not To Stage?  “Should I stage?” This is a common question I get from my clients looking to sell their property. If you’re looking to appeal to the widest possible audience, maximize the sale of your property and have multiple offers, you should stage. The numbers don’t lie. The National Association of Realtors states that homes that are staged sell ...Read More

5 Ways To Get Your Property Sold During Winter

By: Brit McDonald

5 Ways To Get Your Property Sold During Winter

Tags: Toronto Real Estate, Sellers, Real Estate, Pricing, Toronto

Are you thinking of selling your home this winter? Here are my 5 tips to getting your property sold! List your property where it should land. You don’t want to miss your buyer. Don’t automatically assume that the buyer is going to negotiate tens of thousands of dollars down to come to market price. You don’t want to have your buyer go to another property and miss out on yours....Read More

5 Costly Mistakes that Sellers Make When Preparing to List Their Property

By: Brit McDonald

5 Costly Mistakes that Sellers Make When Preparing to List Their Property

Tags: Toronto Real Estate, Sellers, Real Estate, Toronto

There are so many things that sellers need to think about when listing their property. Here are 5 things to avoid if you want to get a good price for your property: Making personal changes to the home vs. appealing to the widest possible audience. Although its normal to want to do some renovations to increase the value of your property. You want to make sure that these changes will appeal to t...Read More

6 Ways to Get Your Property Sold!

By: Brit McDonald

6 Ways to Get Your Property Sold!

Tags: Toronto Real Estate, Sellers, Real Estate, Pricing, Toronto

Here are 6 ways to make selling your property less daunting! I am always here to help guide you along the way. Prepare your property for sale. Fixing it up, touch ups, repairs, painting etc. Anything that would put a refreshing look on your property. Then we would do some staging. Pre-Marketing Activities. Online, digital marketing, in person, agent to agent, broker to broker marketing. The id...Read More

The Importance of Correctly Pricing Your Home to Sell

By: Brit McDonald

The Importance of Correctly Pricing Your Home to Sell

Tags: Toronto Real Estate, Sellers, Real Estate, Pricing

  Does pricing only matter if the buyer can take a look at what the last house/property on the street sold for? If they take a look at the average price in the community, is it really important that I price my property 10, 20, 50 thousand dollars over value? I want to be able to price it so that I get the most amount of money and the buyer will come up and I’ll come down and we...Read More

Is it Time to Fire Your Landlord?

By: Brit McDonald

Is it Time to Fire Your Landlord?

Tags: 90 Days to Homeownership, Real Estate, Home Buyer, Rent, Buy, Toronto Real Estate

Tired of the rent race and thinking about buying?  Buying a home is, yes, a huge financial decision, but it’s also an emotional one. And while you can find online calculators and quizzes galore to tell you whether you’re financially set, the emotional side of buying a home is often overlooked. To gauge if you’re ready—heart, mind, and means—to stop renting and ...Read More