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4 Questions You Must Ask at an Open Home

Q: We’ve been doing the rounds of open  homes recently. While some agents are really  helpful, many are not. What are the most  important questions we should ask when we  find a property we are interested in? John & Becky L. A: The open home is the best time to qualify  a property in or out of your search. Take the opportunity to ask the agent questions face-to-  face rather than via email or phone. If it’s busy  then either come back …

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Where should my Property be advertised?

Q: I’m about to list my property for sale and I’m concerned that I get it marketed properly so that my home sells for the best price. What should I be looking out for? Bruce F. A: It is really refreshing to hear someone asking about how best to market their property. In our opinion, a comprehensive marketing campaign is the first, and possibly the most important step in getting a premium price. There are three main areas to cover: online, p…

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What's My House Worth?

Q: We are moving out of town and selling  our home of the past 9 years. It’s a little  shabby and could maybe do with a bit of  work. We have had two appraisals from  agents, but they both have given us a value  below what we need to sell it for, and below  what it’s worth. What should we do? Try another agent or spend some money  tidying it up? Janice W. A: Many people think that what they paid for  their home, or even what size mortgage t…

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What's an Agency Agreement?

Last week we answered Diana’s question on why her home had not sold, and because we mentioned that it might be because she is using the wrong agent we thought we should tell you what is involved in a Sole Listing Agreement, and when and how you can cancel it. The real estate agent you choose to sell your house will ask you to sign an agency agreement. This is a legally binding contract so make sure you read and understand it before signing. …

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