Archive for October, 2013

WTF? Showings Are Only Allowed On Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00pm!

What The Heck? Showings Are Allowed On Thursdays Only, 6:00 - 9:00pm Photo

I was booking showings for a client the other day and one of the properties we wanted to see was restricting showings to Thursday evenings only, 6:00 – 9:00pm.

My client was only available on Wednesday that week, so we had to skip that particular property.

Too bad. It coulda been a contender.

When listing your home for sale there’s a handful of HUGELY important things you need to do if you want maximize your odds of selling quickly and for top dollar.

One of those things is be as flexible as possible with showings.

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Toronto Real Estate Market Report: September 2013 Statistics

Toronto Real Estate Market Report: September 2013 Statistics Photo

Following is TREB’s market report for September 2013:  The Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,411 residential sales through the TorontoMLS system in September 2013, representing a 30 per cent increase compared to 5,687 transactions reported in September 2012.

Year-to-date, total residential sales reported through TorontoMLS amounted to 68,907 during the first nine months of 2013 – down by one per cent compared to the same period in 2012.

“It’s great news that households have found that the costs of home ownership, including mortgage payments, remain affordable. This is why the third quarter was characterized by renewed growth in home sales in the GTA. We expect to see sales up for the remainder of 2013, as the pent-up demand that resulted from stricter mortgage lending guidelines continues to be satisfied,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher.

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