RE/MAX Realty Guide

By: Adam Schmalz

Buying a Home This Time of Year

January 29, 2018 - 9:36am

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

The Offer

November 13, 2017 - 9:45am

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

Tips to Selling Your Home

October 26, 2017 - 8:50am

Ready to List 

Your agent will draft a listing agreement with the details of your home. This will give you a comprehensive insight into your home for prospective buyers. Room sizes and the age of the home are just some details required to list your home. With this information your agent can list your home, and depending on your listing agreement your agent will post this information to various websites, such as; the Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) and

Condition of Your Home 

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