5 Common Home Buying Mistakes

The Ontario Real Estate Association, which represents some 50,000 brokers and salespeople from 42 real estate boards throughout the province, has released a list of the 5 most common mistakes buyers make in the real estate market. Barbara Sukkau, president … Continue reading

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Beware Agent Tricks to Convince You to List

While not all agents are bad, some are very shrewd and will try and use your “inexperience” to work their way into your sale. They can use half-truths, “free” services and the like to get a cut of the action, … Continue reading

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Buyer Beware or Agent Conspiracy Against the Public?

People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. This quote from Adam Smith, the Scottish economist and philosopher, … Continue reading

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Choosing a Flat-Fee Broker

In the last article we covered some alternatives to multiple listing system, listing your website online and putting up a sign are ways to gain attention but unfortunately an entry on the listing service is almost a requirement in order … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Multiple Listing System

Selling your home without an agent can save you a lot of money, but without a listing agent you don’t have ability to get your house into the multiple listing system, which means you have reduced your visibility online and … Continue reading

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Selling Your Home – Step by Step Guide

For those home owners looking to get the most out of the sale of their home, FSBO (For Sale By Owner) is usually the road to take. Selling a house yourself can be a daunting task, and initially it might … Continue reading

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Calling All Real Estate Buffs: We Want Your Guest Posts

When we share information, everyone benefits. So if you have insights into the real estate market we encourage you to share and help build our knowledge base. In exchange you get to shamelessly plug yourself and your business – so send us a guest post! Continue reading

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How Do Real Estate Commissions Work?

Who pays when it comes to real estate? The buyer or the seller? Both? It’s a little complicated, and depends on where you live and whether or not you purchase through a broker. This article explains how the commissions work, information that might save you a lot of money. Continue reading

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The Multiple Listing System

MLS is an acronym thrown around in the real estate branch, but what does it mean? It’s essentially a directoy organized for and used by real estate professionals. Entries contain all the details of a home. Continue reading

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