RE/MAX Realty Guide

By: Courtney Smith

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

Common Myths About the Fall Real Estate Market

September 27, 2016 - 8:43am

1.) Summer is Over, Why Bother with Curb Appeal?

In a few weeks, summer will come to a screeching halt, but that doesn’t mean the extra attention the exterior of your home has been receiving has to come to an end as well. Make sure your fall curb appeal is exactly where it needs to be by ensuring walkways and gutters are free of leaves and debris, and ensure your lawn is always mowed. With unexpected weather the fall months can bring, keeping your trees neatly trimmed will ensure fallen branches don’t make your yard appear messy and unkempt.

Home Renovation Tips

September 5, 2016 - 8:49am

Want Advice, Ideas & Tips

Every year, hundreds of thousands of homes of every style, shape and size are bought and sold across this country. In spite of all the differences, many of them have one very important thing in common: a RE/MAX Professional who is the driving force behind the transaction. RE/MAX agents buy and sell more homes in your area than anybody.

When you choose RE/MAX you are choosing the combined experience we have gained from every deal we've completed. This experience and expertise ensures that you get the best possible price.

Closing the Deal

August 22, 2016 - 8:51am

Closing the Deal

So you've made a successful offer to purchase with your RE/MAX agent on the home of your dreams — or at least taken that important first step toward home ownership. Now what?

Well, now there's usually a bit of waiting, as closing periods typically take anywhere from several weeks to a few months. But there are some important things that need to happen right away.

Legal obligations 

Real Estate Guidance

August 10, 2016 - 4:20pm

Making an offer you can afford
This is where the rubber meets the road — and where your RE/MAX agent earns his or her stripes. After weeks or months of planning, preparing and searching, you’ve finally found a home on which you’re ready to make an offer.

It’s an exciting time, to be sure, but also one where emotions can easily come into play, particularly if you’ve found a home you love and really want.

Mortgages

July 7, 2016 - 9:53am

It is likely you will need the services of a lender when purchasing your home. Once your RE/MAX agent understands you and your home purchase requirements they will recommend that you talk to a lender to determine your price range. Your lender will begin the process to pre-approve you for a mortgage, which will include verification of income and down payment (among other details).

Searching to find the right home is a process you should undertake thoroughly and carefully, and you should be just as diligent in sourcing the best loan for you.

What to Consider When Purchasing a HOme

June 20, 2016 - 10:02am

Ownership Costs
Determining how much you can truly afford involves meeting with a mortgage representative at a financial institution. Most financial institutions, as well as Canadian Mortgage Housing Corporation, have online mortgage affordability calculators that allow you to plug in your basic numbers to see how much of a loan you might qualify for.

What You Need to Know About The Offer

April 18, 2016 - 7:51am

Negotiating the Offer

Discuss with your agent your minimum conditions, acceptable closing dates, and the lowest price you'll accept from a potential buyer. Let your agent know of any additional items that you are willing to offer as leveraging power. With this information your agent can work with the potential buyers's agent to create an offer that will be acceptable to you.

The Seller's Viewpoint

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