You can save money by hiring a discount real estate brokerage but are they worth it?
Hiring discount real estate brokerages. My response to the latter statement is that you get what you pay for! This has been my favourite moto in life that I live by. So where am I going with this? Here’s an example I like to use. If you hire a licenced eletrician to do work for you around the house, you will likely get quality work done that meets local codes and bylaws, hence protecting your investment. Conversely, you can also hire a handyman to do the electrical work for you. You may get a repair or upgrade from the handyman that isn’t up to code or won’t last or may even create other electrical complications down the road.
The same can be applied to the real estate industry. Sellers for example, think that the best move is to hire a discount brokerage when it comes to selling their home. They do this for the sake of saving money on fee’s and assuming that they will be making more money on the sale of their home. WRONG!
I offer all of my clients a free market evalulation
Sellers and the comparative market analysis. What is it and how does it pertain to you? These questions will be addressed in my article. I hope that once you’ve read my article you will be able to see the importance of this report.
Ok, so you’ve decided that its time to put your home up for sale on the professional market. You’ve interviewed several agents and finally signed a seller representation agreement with a preferred agent. So what comes next?
Hopefully at this point, you and your agent have come up with a competitive figure as to what you will be listing your home for, or at least a price range of some sort. So where did this figure come from? How will you know what the present value of your home is worth?
This is where we turn to the discussion of the Comparative Market Analysis. Also known as the CMA, the CMA is a comprehensive guide that real estate agents rely on to provide advice to their clients. CMA’s are generated by a computer program from your agent’s local real estate board affiliation. For example, I belong to the Toronto Real Estate Board. I have access to CMA’s through my privileges with the Toronto Real Estate Board. It is through this access that I am able to search public and proprietary data, including tax information, sold transactions and listings that have been inputted by all other members of TREB.
I am very passionate about being actively involved in the communities I work for and represent in real estate
A real estate agent community involvement is very important to me. Growing up as a child or even as an adult we all strive to accomplish something meaningful and productive. As a lifelong resident of the city of Mississauga, I take pride in living in one of the safest cities in Ontario. In addition to being one of the safest cities, Mississauga is extremely diverse, with the majority of its residents being visible minorities.
Recently I have taken the initiative to actively engage myself in the Cooksville community. I have decided to focus in on two specific housing subdivisions. The first subdivision that I am focusing on is “Pennylane” Mississauga. Also
known as “Breakwater Court”, this subdivision of townhomes can only be accessed from Dundas Street West, just west of ParkerHill Road.
The other subdivision that I’ve focused on is “High Park Mississauga” or “High Park Village.” Also known as the “Shoreline”, this subdivision of townhomes and stacked condo’s starts from Dundas Street West to the south, Elmcreek to the west, Hillcrest Ave to the North and Clayhill Road to the East.
How to decide where you want to live and what type of property you want to buy
First, decide where you want to live
High Price, although everything is in walking distance. You’ll also have the widest range of housing options.
Larger Properties and great communities with newer schools and shopping centres for raising a family.
Smaller Cities and Towns
Canada is dotted with thousands of wonderful self-contained communities, and compared to the big city, you can save a bundle.
Checklist of important steps to take to buy the right home
Home buying can be a daunting and complex process. But with a realtor at your side, it doesn’t have to be. Remember, a realtor works for you and is there to look after your best interests. So take a few minutes and learn how a realtor can help you best prepare for your future home purchase.