January 2017

Found 3 blog entries for January 2017.


It's winter in Saskatchewan. We know, it's bleak and easy to get negative but if you're selling, there are buyers out there, and if your property is presented properly, they will come! Here are some mistakes to avoid when listing a house during a Sask winter:

1) Shovel that driveway/walkways. Perhaps you park in the garage and don't have to slug through a foot of snow to enter your home, but your buyers probably will. It right away establishes a negative mindset before entering the house. Also, there are safety/liability issues to be concerned about.

2) YOU may be bummed out about the winter doldrums but that doesn't mean your house should represent that!

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Home under construction

Over the last few years, Saskatoon has grown at a torrid pace. As such, we have a lot of of builders throwing their hat in the ring, a very cutthroat and competitive ring. At times we've seen buyers purchase a house directly through the builder, under the impression it's a prudent move to remove the REALTOR® from the buying process, and that's simply not the case, quite the contrary actually.

In general, builder's homes are represented by salespeople who work directly for and represent the builder. This means that oftentimes there can be a conflict of interest in regards to working with an agent who has it in their own best interest to keep working with said builder, and keep them happy in regards

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Last blog entry we showed you four things to DO when you're looking for your first home. Having said that, there are definitely some things one should not do as well during this exciting time, and today I'll share some big ones with you.

1) Don't assume you'll be in your home forever. The average Canadian owns 4-5 homes in their lifetime. I'm not saying this will, or won't be you, but the numbers do indicate people are moving a lot more frequently than before, so it's not out of the realm of possibility you will at some point move on from your first home purchase. It's called a 'starter home' for a reason. All this just means one thing: there will almost certainly be some aspects of the place not as

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