RE/MAX Realty Guide

By: Vickie Hodgson

7 Things to Look Out for When Buying a Home in Spring

May 22, 2017 - 8:44am

Spring is house-hunting season. It’s the time when we Canadians awaken from our wintery slumber and decide it’s time to get moving. The sun is shining; the ice begins to melt and everything looks shiny. But if you’re looking at buying a home in springtime, know what problems tend to present themselves after a long winter (and how to spot them) before making an offer.

Raise the Roof

Seven Ways to Help Your Kids Transition Into a New Home

March 27, 2017 - 7:29am

Let’s face it, moving is hard for everyone and big moves bring up all sorts of feelings from stress to uncertainty and excitement.

Luckily, there are a few actions you can take before the big day to help mitigate the negative reactions from the youngest members of your family.

Whether you are hoping to stay in the same neighborhood or move right across the country, inviting your kids into the house selection process from the get go can help. Ask them what they’d like in a new home and see if you can reach a consensus…like a bigger back yard would be a win for everyone.

7 Ways to Update Your Kitchen for Less Than $1,000

February 28, 2017 - 12:29pm

You’ve finally made the decision to sell, but as you sit in your kitchen and look around, you realize the space could use a little love to attract the kind of buyer you’re hoping for. Here’s how to get top dollar for your place without spending a penny over $1,000.

Fresh Flooring

Whether the kitchesn floor is worn-out or outdated linolium, giving it a refresh is a smart move if you want to move the property quickly. There ae so many affordable choicces these days such as cork, composite or ceramic, that there’s sure to be one for you and your budget

Fail-proof Tricks to Sell Your Home

February 1, 2017 - 12:00pm

We’ve all heard the fresh baked cookies trick, but the truth of the matter is, potential buyers really are paying attention to things like the smell of your home.

A few days before your open house, you should literally open your house. To really air out your home, you’ll need to do this for at least a couple of hours for a few days leading up to the open house. Burning a candle can be potentially off putting, depending on the scent you choose, but sprigs of fresh herbs, like lavender, basil or mint, can be incredibly energizing, and hyacinths smell heavenly.

Why Do I Need A Real Estate Agent As A Seller?

January 9, 2017 - 9:04am

When it comes to selling your home, hiring a real estate agent not only means less work, worry, and risk, it means hiring someone who is knowledgeable and well versed in all aspects of the real estate industry.

 You want someone who knows your neighbourhood, your community, and has the experience necessary to sell your home quickly and for the best price. 

Choosing to work with a RE/MAX Real Estate Professional means choosing someone who will help you with the following throughout the entire transaction:

Why Buy in Winter Months

December 20, 2016 - 12:16pm

Why Buy in the Winter Months

It might seem counter-intuitive, but moving in the winter, from house hunting to getting all your worldly belongings from point A to point B,  can actually be easier, cheaper and more convenient than any other time if the year.

Here’s why it pays to move during the colder months.

It’s a Buyer’s Market