Archive for June, 2013

Don’t List Your Home On The Weekend

Don't List Your Home On A Weekend

As a realtor, I have access to up-to-the minute updates on mls. And I’m checking-in periodically throughout the day, scanning the hot listings for anything that might be a good match for my buyer clients.

Additionally, I have all of my clients set-up to receive daily automated emails with any new listings that hit the market the day before. For example, they receive an email early Tuesday morning with listings that were posted between 12:00am and 11:59pm on Monday.

So, regardless of whether or not I forward a specific listing that looks good, they are still going to see a full list of everything that hits the market. This is a great way for them to get a sense of what’s popping-up in their price range, and it provides context for when a really great listing does come along.

Of course, I’m not the only realtor who does this. Every morning, all over the city, buyers receive automated emails with links to new listings that were posted on MLS the previous day.

I’d say the majority of these automated emails arrive on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. They arrive on Fridays as well, although this is less common.

What about Saturdays and Sundays?

Simply put, Saturdays and Sundays are less-than-ideal days to have your property reach the market.

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Toronto Real Estate Market Report: May 2013 Statistics

Toronto Real Estate Market Report: May 2013 Statistics Photo

Following is TREB’s market report for May 2013: Greater Toronto Area (GTA) REALTORS® reported 10,182 sales through the TorontoMLS system in May 2013, representing a dip of 3.4 per cent compared to May 2012.

Sales of single-detached homes in the GTA were up by almost one per cent compared to the same period last year, including a three per cent year-over-year increase in the City of Toronto.

“The sales picture in the GTA has improved markedly over the past two months. While the number of transactions in April and May remained below last year’s levels, the rate of decline has been much smaller.

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