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

What is an appraisal? Why does it Matter?

By: Brit McDonald

What is an appraisal? Why does it Matter?

Tags: Toronto Real Estate, Appraisals, Buyers, Sellers

Appraisals matter for both buyers and sellers.  Seller Perspective:  In a hot market like this, when receiving an offer, or multiple, you want to make sure of two things:  Your buyer is qualified to purchase at the price they are submitting. The number they are coming in at is going to appraise at the bank.  Before the bank actually gives the go ahead to supply the fund...Read More

Do I Buy or Sell first?

By: Brit McDonald

Do I Buy or Sell first?

Tags: By, Sell, Purchase, Homes, Sale, Broker

This is a question I commonly get asked. And I typically respond with: “Are you more comfortable with taking your time to purchase first and finding the right home or do you want to know how much cash you have in hand after the house sells?” Many would like to know where they are going first and purchase based on the figures they've discussed with their bank. Typically you would d...Read More