Archive for May 2009

QUICK AND EASY KITCHEN UPDATES

May 27, 2009

If your Kitchen is wonderful, it is a big help in selling the house.

And on this link my favourite Budget Kitchen Makeovers.

http://kitchenbathideas.com/kitchen-design/makeover/quick-and-easy-kitchen-updates/

CMHC HOME MAINTENANCE TIPS

May 19, 2009

http://www.cmhc.ca/en/corp/nero/retousar/2009/2009-03-05.cfm

LOOKIE-LOOS OR SERIOUS BUYERS

May 9, 2009

There’s a great saying in the real estate business. To succeed in life, you want to be:

  • The First Child
  • The Second Spouse
  • The Third Realtor

And like with most sayings, there is some truth in that statement, as agents who pick up listings after sellers have made major mistakes will attest.

The truth is it doesn’t really matter how much money you think your home is worth. Nor does it matter what your agent thinks or ten other agents just like her.

 The person whose opinion matters is the buyer who makes an offer. Pricing homes is part art and part science.

 It involves comparing similar properties, making adjustments for the differences among them, tracking market movements and taking stock of present inventory, all in an attempt to come up with a range of value, an educated opinion.

Call an MLS Realtor and save  yourself, lots of grief.

Anna Mae McPhail Office 519-352-1743 McPhail Realty Services Ltd, Brokerage.  www.mcphailhomes.com.  e-mail: amcphail3@cogeco.ca

BIGGEST SELLING MISTAKE YOU CAN MAKE

May 9, 2009

The biggest selling mistake you can ever make is not listening to your Realtor and pricing the home using the CMA data.

Your home will sell if it’s priced right.

There is always a buyer at the right price.  People are always buying property.

GETTING A HOME READY FOR THE MARKET

May 2, 2009

CHECK out home staging on www.mcphailhomes.com

There is a whole page devoted to the items needed to get the home ready for sale, and also a home staging page with great before and after pictures.

SALES ARE GOING UP IN CHATHAM –

May 1, 2009

Things seem to be picking up in sales in Chatham, according to the sales reported to the Chatham Kent Real Estate Board.

McPhail Realty Services Ltd, Brokerage has been in the business since 1976.  Selling Real Estate successfully in Ontario