Selling a Home

Five Tips For Selling a Home Privately

Nathan Dautovich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business
Nathan Dautovich

Canadians are using alternative services when selling their homes. I've been working for five years in Toronto helping people to sell their homes privately, and in this time I've learned what works, and more importantly, what doesn't work.

How To Price Your Home For Sale

Nathan Dautovich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Nathan Dautovich

When selling a house, pricing it correctly is one of the most important steps. If the house is priced too high, it can linger on the market for months without any chance of selling. Even worse, if the price is too low, it will certainly sell, but the seller could be leaving tens of thousands of dollars on the table.

How Emotions Drive the Real Estate Market

Nathan Dautovich | Posted 12.25.2013 | Canada Business
Nathan Dautovich

If anything, the housing market has improved, with prices consistently going up and properties selling at a good rate. Why have all these experts been wrong? It isn't all about dollars and cents and what can give the best return on investment. Instead, emotions play a large role in the home-selling process, and they may ultimately prevent or at least delay any slowdown in Canadian real estate.

Buy This Condo, Get a New Car! (and Other Crazy Incentives)

Jenna Em | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Business
Jenna Em

It's not a new concept for builders to offer incentives in the form of upgrades to potential buyers. However, I've been astounded by other incentives that have recently popped up in the Toronto real estate market. For example, Kylemore Communities has been offering $35,000 towards any new BMW, with a purchase of one of their specific condo developments.

How I Went From Winning a Home Bidding War to Starting My Own

Jenna Em | Posted 10.08.2013 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

After 32 months of house hunting in Toronto, I finally "won" a home bidding war -- and was then handed the unsavoury task of selling my previous house. Imagine our surprise when we learned that there were SEVEN registered offers on our home!

In Real Estate, This Four-Letter Word Says It All

Anne Day | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Business
Anne Day

Sold. A four-lettered word I was longing to hear. And finally after five l-o-n-g months, and one false start, the deed is done. We've sold our home of 28 years. To be honest it has seemed quite the marathon and I've learned a lot about myself in the process. But I have also learned some important lessons.

How to Make Sure Your Home Sells

Mitch Parker | Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada Business
Mitch Parker

Thinking of putting your home up for sale? There are always things you can do to make your home feel like it could be home to someone else. Here are five easy and cost-effective methods to make your property more attractive to buyers.