Getting an Early Start on Selling your Home

By: Philip Hollett

Getting an Early Start on Selling your Home

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You've probably heard the expression, "The early-bird gets the worm." It refers, of course, to those who get in early and reap the rewards. For example, if you arrive early to a retail store for a big blowout sale, you're likely to get the deals before the inventory runs out. The stragglers who come later miss out. Well, this same wisdom can be applied to selling your home. Star...Read More

How much should you budget for your next home?

By: Philip Hollett

How much should you budget for your next home?

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, TIPS FOR BUYING A HOME, process for BUYING a home, home BUYING tips, WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A HOUSE

If it’s been a while since you last moved, you might be wondering how much you'll need to spend on your next home. That's an important question to answer, even if you're just at the "thinking about it" stage and haven't decided whether or not you'll look for a new property. After all, knowing your budget might influence your decision. How should you determine y...Read More

What will the demand be for your listing?

By: Philip Hollett

What will the demand be for your listing?

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If you’re thinking of selling your home, you may be wondering about the current market demand for homes like yours. Will there be a lot of qualified buyers eager to see it? Will your home compete with so many similar listings that it may take a few weeks to sell? In basic economics, demand is defined as the number of buyers versus the amount of inventory. There’s a fancy scientific fo...Read More

How to Make your Home Look More Spacious to Buyers

By: Philip Hollett

How to Make your Home Look More Spacious to Buyers

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Depending on your decor and furnishings, some rooms in your home may appear to be smaller than their physical size. Since buyers are typically looking for as much space as possible, it’s important to make all your rooms seem, well, roomy! Here are some tips that will help: • Consider removing any unnecessary pieces of furniture. • Experiment with rearranging the furniture. Determi...Read More

Protecting your Home Gadgets from Hacking

By: Philip Hollett

Protecting your Home Gadgets from Hacking

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Imagine your coffee maker switching on by itself, staying on for hours, overheating and becoming a fire hazard. That's not science fiction. As more and more appliances incorporate WIFI, the opportunities for hackers to play havoc with your home gadgets increase. How do you prevent that from happening? Here are some safety tips:  If your gadget uses a password to access the settings, c...Read More

The 4 Ps to Maximizing your Selling Price

By: Philip Hollett

The 4 Ps to Maximizing your Selling Price

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, tips to sell your home, process for selling a home, top tips to get the best offer, tips for selling your home, home selling tips

When you sell, you’ll probably want to get the best possible price for your property. Who wouldn’t? Unfortunately, there are many ways to inadvertently leave money on the table – sometimes thousands of dollars. How do you avoid that possibility? Just remember the 4 Ps:  Prep. Do everything you can to prepare your home so that it looks great to buyers. Clean, declutter, f...Read More

Finding a great home in a hurry

By: Philip Hollett

Finding a great home in a hurry

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, TIPS FOR BUYING A HOME, process for BUYING a home, home BUYING tips, WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A HOUSE

Do you have only a few weeks to search for your next dream home? Don't panic. There are things you can do to find the perfect (or, at least, almost perfect) property — without getting too stressed out! Consider these tips: • Pre-arrange your mortgage. You want to be able to make a good offer on a home right away, without worrying about financing. So, talk to your mortgage advisor o...Read More

Waterdown Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot - July 2019

By: Philip Hollett

Waterdown Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot - July 2019

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, Waterdown Real Estate Market, Waterdown Market Updates, Home Prices, Market fluctuations

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Burlington Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot - July 2019

By: Philip Hollett

Burlington Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot - July 2019

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Determining if a Home Will Fit your Lifestyle

By: Philip Hollett

Determining if a Home Will Fit your Lifestyle

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Imagine you’ve found the “perfect” home. It’s the type you want, the size you want, and has the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you want. It could very well be your next dream home. But, will it fit your lifestyle? That’s a question worth asking before jumping in and making an offer. Of course, the type, size and features of a home play a huge role in your lifestyl...Read More