By: Philip Hollett

Video - Burlington January 2019 Real Estate Market Snapshot

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Check out this video to learn more about how the Burlington, Ontario market performed in January 2019! ...Read More

Surprising Secrets of Successful Home Staging

By: Philip Hollett

Surprising Secrets of Successful Home Staging

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

“Staging” is about setting up and decorating each room of your home so that it looks as attractive as possible to potential buyers. Studies show that a property is more likely to sell quickly and for a better price if it is effectively staged. Even if you haven’t heard of staging before, you probably already know the basics, such as eliminating clutter and making sure everything...Read More

Look a Little Closer when Viewing a Property

By: Philip Hollett

Look a Little Closer when Viewing a Property

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

When you’re viewing a home for sale, you may get swept up by its initial appearances. Everything may look clean and beautiful, with all the features you’re looking for. Indeed, you may even be considering making a serious offer. So, during that viewing, don’t rush. Take a close look at the important details. For example: • Will it need any major renovations? • If the...Read More

Understanding Real Estate Legal Fees For A Single-Family Home

By: Source: Cass & Bishop - November 2017

Understanding Real Estate Legal Fees For A Single-Family Home

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, process for selling a home, home selling tips, real estate legal fees, tips for buying a home, home buying tips, real estate law, process for buying a home

Disclaimer: This article is not a substitute for legal advice. No action in regards to your particular matter should be taken until you have first sought full legal or professional advice from a lawyer fully retained to act on your behalf. WHY DO I NEED A LAWYER? It is the law, in Ontario, that a licensed lawyer transfer ownership of your home. This law was passed to better protect the public fro...Read More

By: Philip Hollett

Waterdown Real Estate - 2018 Video Year End Recap

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

I love doing year end recaps as they take some of the monthly ups & downs on average price and combine them to give us a much more accurate & bigger snapshot of what average price did over the whole year.   ...Read More

By: Philip Hollett

Burlington Real Estate - 2018 Video Year End Recap

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

I love doing year end recaps as they take some of the monthly ups & downs on average price and combine them to give us a much more accurate & bigger snapshot of what average price did over the whole year. ...Read More

Signs of a Well-Maintained Property

By: Philip Hollett

Signs of a Well-Maintained Property

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 you’re shopping for a new home, you’ll likely be looking for a property that has been well cared for by its owners. A home that is in a good state of repair and may even be “move-in ready,” can ultimately save you time and money. A well looked after property often has the following characteristics: • No scuffs and dents on walls that look like they’ve been t...Read More

Curing The Home Listing Jitters

By: Philip Hollett

Curing The Home Listing Jitters

Tags: PHILIP HOLLETT, REALTOR, FINDING A REALTOR, SELLING A HOME, PROCESS FOR SELLING A HOME, PRICING A HOUSE, HOME SELLER HELP, SELLING PROCESS

Do you ever buy products that say, “some assembly required”? If you’re like most people, that statement makes you worry that you’ll end up spending hours struggling to put the item together. In some cases, you might even decide not to buy it, just to avoid the frustration! As a homeowner, you might have a similar concern when it comes to selling your home. You may be think...Read More

Setting Your List Price Requires Calculation and Savvy

By: Philip Hollett

Setting Your List Price Requires Calculation and Savvy

Tags: PHILIP HOLLETT, REALTOR, FINDING A REALTOR, SELLING A HOME, PROCESS FOR SELLING A HOME, PRICING A HOUSE, HOME SELLER HELP

When you’re having a garage sale, one of the toughest tasks is pricing your items. If you put a price tag on your old golf clubs that’s too high, no one will buy them. If you make the price too low, they might sell quickly, but you’ll spend the rest of the day wondering if you could have gotten more! It’s similar to selling your home — except with your home, the stak...Read More

Is There a Best Season to Sell?

By: Philip Hollett

Is There a Best Season to Sell?

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

It’s interesting to note how so many things have their “season.” Hockey in the winter. Vacations in the summer. Gardening in the spring. Even retirement reportedly occurs more often in the fall than any other time of year. To some extent, even real estate seems to have a season. The spring is traditionally an active time for home sales. But, does that mean you should wait until ...Read More