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Knowing your home: A/C Maintenance between service calls

Successful real estate agents are a resource for their clients on many issues. And that means a lot of reading. Over the years, I've shared an article or two with clients and they are always pleased. This article from Climate Care Canada popped into my inbox. I thought it was great and even picked... Read More

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8 Tips On How to Compete With Multiple Offers

HGTV recently shared a wonderful post on their blog: ‘Competing with Multiple Offers: Five Key Tips’ by Sarah Daniels. It was such a great post, I decided to reference it in my June 2nd e-newsletter and curate the post here for our blog. The HGTV post starts out… In a sellers’ market, ... Read More

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5 Tips to Get You in The Sell-My-Home Mindset

The first step in selling your house is obtaining an independent, unbiased home valuation. Provided by a licensed real estate agent, it’s provides you with an idea of what your home is worth given current market conditions. This is also your opportunity to find the right realtor to sell your home ... Read More

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Ready, Set, Wear It! Boating Safety Comes to Burlington

As a waterfront community Burlington is fortunate to be close to some of the finest marina facilities on Lake Ontario. Anchored in the east in Oakville is Bronte Harbour Marina (pictured below), a full-service marina located in the Heritage Waterfront Park in the Village of Bronte. The facility b... Read More

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A Great Looking Front Door Says It All!

Believe it or not, your front door says a lot about you and your home. Beyond having great curb appeal, a front door will protect you from the elements, intruders and help make a great first impression on friends, family and your neighbours. According to ancient Greek architecture and Chinese phi... Read More

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Plant A Tree With Mom This Mother’s Day

Trees are strong, majestic and beautiful. Much like Moms. Maybe this is the year your family can celebrate Mother’s Day by purchasing and planting a tree in the yard. It’s a great family activity, a great way to recognize Mom, and play an important role in keeping Burlington safe and healthy.... Read More

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How To Reduce The Chance Of A Home Invasion By 90%

No one wants to deal with a home invasion. But how do you reduce the chances of one happening? Fortunately, home invasions are a well-studied phenomenon — especially by law enforcement. Numerous studies have identified specific things you can do to cut your risk dramatically. Here are... Read More

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Under The Microscope: A Real Estate Agent’s Day

So, how does a real estate agent spend their day? Good question. On average, every real estate agent spends about 9 hours of ‘behind the scenes’ work for every hour they spend with a potential buyer or seller.  So, what do they do? Searching: Just like everyone else, real estate agents sp... Read More

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The Anatomy of a Real Estate Listing

So you’ve decided to sell your home, and you’ve settled on a real estate agent to represent you. The next step is to draw up a real estate listing agreement with your agent. The listing agreement has to two purposes. First it gives your real estate agent the authority to act on your behalf an... Read More

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Home Inspections: For Buyers & Sellers

In February, Queen’s Park tabled a bill to mandate the licensing of Ontario home inspectors. The new legislation among many things will effectively: Make it illegal to perform a home inspection without a license. Although some home inspectors who meet specific criteria may be grandfathered. Wi... Read More