Why work with a realtorOne of the most commonly asked questions that most realtors get is why a buyer needs a real estate agent when they’re buying a house. Although many people can certainly buy a home themselves, the home buying process isn’t as simple as many people make it out to be.

In today’s blog, I’m giving you a list of my top reasons why you should work with a real estate agent when you’re buying a home. From convenience to saving yourself the headache of miles of paperwork, each person’s reason for working with a realtor is going to be a little different. 

Why you should work with a realtor to buy your next home

  • Help you find exactly what you want. Whether you’re looking for a giant backyard to play soccer in or need a pool for the summertime, a realtor…

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When you’re looking for a new home it might be difficult to determine what a house is actually worth before making an offer. As a realtor, my advice is to always do your research and to really use the skills of your realtor to help you make an informed decision before putting an offer in on a home.

Here are some things that anyone can do to help them get a handle on what a home is really worth.

  1. Rely on your realtor. This one is a bit of a no-brainer and definitely shows my bias, but it’s true. If you’re working with a realtor, this is one of the top benefits of doing so – they have the knowledge, skills and experience to recognize what a home is actually worth. They’ll be able to tell you if the home is overpriced or even if it’s underpriced and…

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One of the things that my Cambridge clients love when they work with me is the amount of different tools and widgets I feature online to streamline the home buying and selling processes. As a real estate agent in Cambridge, I know the importance of setting myself apart from the pack and offering my customers something that they can’t get anywhere else. Plus, with much of the world shifting toward digital, most people start online when they begin looking for a new house. My goal is to tap into this need and make it as easy as possible for people to find the house of their dreams.

Here are some of my online real estate tools to help make your life easier:

  1. Home Worth Widget
    This is the latest addition to the tools and widgets available on my…

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Buying real estate abroad is something that many people are interested in doing, especially when the country’s currency exchange rate is favourable. If you are an international home buyer, you will need to take care to work with a realtor who is very familiar with the local market so that your purchase follows all the applicable laws and goes smoothly.

Why Buy an International Property?

Investment Property

Purchasing an international home can be a great investment opportunity. Since Canada is considered a safe place to purchase property, you will likely be able to turn a good profit. Before purchasing a property though, you will need to take in to account what the expected performance of the property will be, how long it will take you to turn a…

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How to increase the value of your condoIf you’re thinking about selling your condo in the near future, you’ve probably started thinking about what you can do to increase its value. We’ve already talked about how to increase the value of your home and renovations you should avoid when selling your home, but getting a condo ready to be sold is a little different than a house. A good starting point for determining how best to increase your condo’s value is to compare it with similar condos in the area. You will lose money on your renovations if they are too elaborate, over-the-top or significantly blows the value of the other condos out of the water. Also be sure to run potential renovations by your condo board before getting started.

Read on to find out the top things you can do to increase…

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