RE/MAX Realty Guide

By: Ron Lypchuk

Choosing the Right Agent

October 2, 2017 - 8:11am

Choosing your agent will connect you with a knowledgeable professional who is well versed in all aspects of real estate.

An agent who is an expert in your neighbourhood is the ideal candidate to assist in your home sale. An expert in your neighbourhood will be able to answer questions from potential buyers about the area, giving them an excellent idea of what your home's location has to offer. Interview agents, and ensure that you are comfortable with their knowledge of your area.

Exclusive and Non-Exclusive Listing Arrangements

Timing of Buying and Selling

September 1, 2017 - 10:58am

Buy or sell first? 

Deciding whether to buy or sell first can be tricky. If your RE/MAX agent finds a buyer for your existing home, before you've found a new one, you may find yourself living out of a suitcase if convenient closing dates cannot be negotiated. If you find your dream home before you sell your old one, you may be forced to carry two mortgages at the same time.

To manage the buying and selling process speak to your RE/MAX agent and start your new home search as soon as your existing home hits the market.

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.