Susan’s Blog for Selling

Helpful advise for those trying to sell their property.

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Top 10 Home Buying and Selling Mistakes

All too often, Susan sees  home buyers and sellers making the same set of mistakes. So, RECO put  together a list of the top 10 home buying and selling pitfalls and how they can be avoided. RECO Spring 2014 Newsletter The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) is a not-for-profit corporation responsible for administering the Real Estate [Read More]

9 Costly Pitfalls to Avoid When Selling Your Home

If you are going to realize full market value for your home, you should know some of the pitfalls involved.  Even experienced vendors are not immune! Failing to Showcase Your Home. The first five minutes are critical in selling your home.  Buyers look for homes, not houses, and they buy a home they could move [Read More]

Important Factors in Selling a Home, the List Price

Everyone who sells a house wants to realize as much money as possible in the sale of their home. But a list price that is too high often gets the seller less than market value! The market value of a house is the price that a willing and knowledgeable buyer and seller will agree upon. [Read More]

Important Factors in Selling a Home, the Condition of Your Home

The first five minutes are critical in selling your home! It has been said that buyers make up their minds in 5 minutes, then spend the rest of the time rationalizing their decision. The closer you can bring your home to impeccable move-in condition, the easier it will be to get the best price for [Read More]

9 Steps to Make Your House Ready for Viewing

Attending to these steps can make a difference of literally thousands of dollars in the market value of your property. Start with the outside. Look at your front yard through the eyes of the buyer who is starting to make judgments from the moment they step out of their car. Is the front yard clear [Read More]

Important Factors in Selling a Home, Final Terms of the Agreement

Even when a buyer and a seller come close to agreeing the final price of a house, the successful completion of the sale can rest on many factors which must be included in the agreement of purchase and sale. The bottom line is that anything is up for negotiation as the agreement is spelled out [Read More]

7 Service Commitment When Selling With Susan Brown

I am in the business to help you market and sell your home for its full market value. The financial and emotional investment you’ve made in your home is my primary concern. My task is to smooth the way for you to make your home purchase as effortless as possible. When working to sell your [Read More]

5 Home Seller Decisions to Show off Your Home

Selling a house successfully requires a partnership between Vendor and Realtor.  I will be handling much of the process without needing to be directly in touch with you.  However, I need your co-operation in a number of key areas in order to realize the best value the market can provide.  These are: Showcase Your House. [Read More]

3 Different Forms of Agency Relationship

Realtors work under a strict Code of Ethics.  One provision of that code requires Realtors to seek written acknowledgement, both from home buyers and home sellers, that they understand the agency relationship. An agency relationship is created where one person, known as the principal, asks another person, known as the agent, to act for and [Read More]