Trust Your Instincts When do you trust what you know? When you think something’s wrong, do you trust your gut or do you question yourself for a few minutes? Do you think maybe you could be mistaken or do you know what you know? The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (the ones we affectionately call The … Read more
Common Phrases Used in Local MLS If you’ve ever been disappointed when viewing a home for sale that looked enticing in its online description, here is a guideline of what some words really mean when advertising in real estate. Charming – Small but cute. May be decorated well but not a lot of room. Cozy … Read more
It ain’t over ’til it’s over June The market was hot and the Seller was anxious. We priced the listing well and had five offers the day it went Active. Contract 1 ~ Three weeks into the Contract, the inspector found that the basement that was finished 18 years earlier had not been permitted. Buyer … Read more
Tenant Excuses I Don’t Want to Hear Again Being a Realtor is sometimes challenging, but listing a home with renters can put a whole new spin on the process. Why do I have to pay the last month’s rent if I’ve already moved out? Why do I have to have the carpets cleaned if we … Read more
These are not real estate related – they’re life related. I found this list in a pile of papers in a drawer, and its only identifier was that it was from a Quaker newsletter. It spoke to me, and daily I want to endeavor to be this person. Live beneath your means Return everything you borrow Stop … Read more
Bullet Journaling Made Me More Productive If you’re anything like me, you take notes on any blank piece of paper/napkin/receipt that’s readily available so you can find it at some future date and act upon the important information contained thereon. Only problem is, that piece of paper either winds up scattered on your desk with … Read more
You will often become friends with people with whom you work in a close relationship, especially something as intense as purchasing or selling a home. But your primary goal is to hire someone whose expertise and professionalism are evident, and who can get the job done in a timely manner, always keeping your best interests in mind.