KWAR August Press Release, Steady Sales in a Steady Market!

HOMES SALES REMAIN STEADY IN AUGUST KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON (September 6, 2013) –– There were are total of 512 home sales through the Multiple Listing System (MLS®) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR) in August, an increase of 2.8 percent compared to 498 homes sold in the same month last year. Homes sales were also up […]

37 Duncairn Avenue in Kitchener. Update! Now Sold!

If you are reading this post now then I am sorry to tell you that you have missed your opportunity. 37 Duncairn Avenue has sold. Don’t despair! I can help you find a suitable home. Last Friday Keith and I were delivering postcards to the neighbours of our new listing in the Forest Hill neighbourhood […]

KWAR May Press Release, Highest Sales Since May 2007!

HOME SALES HEAT UP IN MAY KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON (June 4, 2013) –– Residential property sales through the Multiple Listing System (MLS® System) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR) in May were up 16.1 per cent compared to the same time last year. Led by strong sales of single detached homes, it’s the first time […]

I Am House Shopping, How Should I Look at Houses?

In our previous articles in the home buying series we have discussed preparing for your home search by getting your finances in order and by identifying the features that you need and/or want in your new home. Out third instalment today is about helping you with your home search. We will be looking at how […]

Helping You Close Your Home Sale, The Final Details.

I hope that you have enjoyed our series of home selling videos. We have covered preparing your home, listing your home, selling your home, negotiating offers and today we have the final video, helping you close your home sale. Now that we have found a buyer for your home it is time to get ready […]

An Open Letter From A Realtor To For Sale By Owner Home Sellers or FSBOs.

I have been paying attention to the online debate between realtors and the for sale by owner fraternity and must admit that I am surprised and disappointed by the invective and half truths that seem to be the fuel that keeps this debate running on and on with little or no productive discussion in sight. […]

Helping You Negotiate Offers, Your Realtor As Your Advisor!

Today we have another video in our home selling series. We have helped you prepare your home for sale, helped you list your home and helped you with the sale of your home. Today I will be discussing helping you negotiate offers. In the time leading up to an offer on your property your home […]

Should I Hire A Buyer’s Agent? or How Can A Realtor Help Me Find A Home?

Recently I have been writing about the sale of your home. How to prepare, list and actually get your home sold. Of course whenever a home is sold there must be a buyer so today I am writing about buying a home and the role of a buyer’s agent. Hiring a realtor to work as […]

Helping You with Your Home Sale, It’s What We Do!

Over the past couple of weeks I have shared a couple of videos with you on the subjects of preparing your home for sale and listing your home. This week’s video is about how we can help you with the sale of your home. Selling a house effectively requires hard work, diligence and a plan. […]

Think of Your House as a Home, Not an Investment!

I had a thought this morning and wanted to share it with you. I think that too many homeowners are thinking of their homes primary use is as an investment and not as a home for them and their families. I found this to be quite alarming. I know that this sounds like heresy, especially […]