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Should I Sell / List My House Privately?

The thing about selling your home yourself is it’s much like everything else. It’s easy if you know what you are doing and more challenging if you don’t. There are many things to consider when selling your home; marketing it, writing up the contract, working with buyers and showings, to name a few. One of…

What Does Closing Date Mean When Buying A Home / Land?

The closing date is the day you wish to take possession of the property you are buying. It doesn’t have to be the date you plan to move in. Here are a few suggestions for choosing a date. I recommend to my clients not to pick a Friday if the closing date matters. If there…

Are Buyers Really Liars?

I remember when I first got into the business, back in 1994, one of the salespeople in my office said, “Buyers are liars. They tell you what they want, but then they buy something else.” Over the years, it has been my experience that buyers don’t lie; they don’t always know what they want. I’ve…

How Long Should I List My Home?

There are a few things to consider when determining how long you’re going to list your home. Some properties are easier to sell than others. For example, a home in the middle of town is typically going to sell fairly quickly if it’s priced right and demand is good. If it’s not too far from…

What’s a Buyer Contract When Buying A Home?

A buyer’s contract is signed between the real estate salesperson and the purchaser(s). This contract may state how long you will work with that salesperson, whether there are any fees you might have to pay; for example, if the listing commission wasn’t to the salesperson’s satisfaction, they could have you pay the difference. If you…

What’s Dual Agency When Buying A House?

Dual Agency is when a real estate agent represents both the seller and the buyer. In New Brunswick, we have salespeople and Agents. Agents are the companies that hire salespeople. Salespeople can represent the seller, the buyer or both. When they are representing both, it is considered a Dual Agency situation. What sometimes confuses people…

How Many Houses Should I See Before I Buy One?

I frequently get this question from new buyers that are seeing homes for the first time. They walk into one of the early homes and fall in love. They then talk about wanting to make an offer and whether they should. It depends on what stage you’re at. Have you been looking at homes online?…