What determines Brantford home’s value in today’s marketplace?

Thursday Dec 27th, 2018


When you decide to sell your home here in Brantford or any where in Brant County, your Realtor will prepare a market analysis and give you his or her best opinion on the price that a buyer will pay.   Once you’ve found that buyer, if a mortgage loan is involved in the purchase, a fee appraiser will give an opinion. This opinion is the one that the bank will respect when determining the actual value of your house.   Neither your Realtor nor the appraiser pulls a number out... [read more]


Thursday Nov 29th, 2018


It’s important to carefully stage your home during the holidays. Decorating your home for the holidays is a festive tradition but it’s important that buyers are still able to imagine themselves living there.  Here are a few seasonal staging tips to keep in mind:   Curb Appeal Counts - A few lights and a tasteful wreath on the front door will elegantly accent your home.  Remember to also display some photos of what you yard looks like during the summer... [read more]

Surprising Ways Buyers Find Homes ...

Thursday Nov 22nd, 2018


SURPRISING WAYS BUYERS FIND HOMES ... Do you ever wonder how most people find the homes they eventually buy? You might imagine them driving by a "For Sale" sign or seeing a home for sale in the newspaper and calling to Inquire. Of'course, many buyers find out about listed properties that way. But, according to research by the National Association of Realtors, there are many other - sometimes surprising - ways buyers find their next dream home. For example: -... [read more]

Should You Move or Renovate? Three Things to Consider.

Thursday Nov 15th, 2018


Should You Move or Renovate? Three Things to Consider. Determining if you should buy a new home or fix up your current one isn’t easy. In fact, the decision can be steeped in so much drama they make reality TV shows about it! So if you’re considering whether to move or improve, here are three things to consider. 1. Will a renovation truly fix what you don’t like about your property? If you’re tired of a small kitchen, for example, it might not be... [read more]

selling a home in a crowded market ...

Thursday Nov 8th, 2018


 When you’re about to sell your home, it may be disheartening to see so many other properties for sale in your neighbourhood. You may be thinking, “That’s a lot of competition! Will our property get noticed?” Fortunately, there are many proven strategies for standing out in a sea of For Sale signs. First of all, keep in mind that many home purchasers come from the REALTOR’S personal network of buyers who want to move into your area. So, choosing the right... [read more]