“I’d like to sell my house furnished” WTH??!!

Over the last couple of weeks I have spoken to two different sellers that wanted to sell their home with pretty much all of their belongings.  Needless to say, that is very unusual and can be very problematic.  Why? It is not “customary” in North America to sell a home fully furnished.  Occasionally, there is … More “I’d like to sell my house furnished” WTH??!!

Be patient with agents when setting up homes to see.

In this crazy and fast-paced market, buyers are desperate to get into homes and beat the crowd in getting their offers in.  Many new buyers, especially, have their offers beaten out – the frustration level is high.  Some agents are cutting corners to get their clients in – I’ve heard stories of homeowners coming out … More Be patient with agents when setting up homes to see.

Buying property “Subject to tenant’s rights”

Regardless of if you are buying an investment duplex or single family home, if the property is rented, the tenant has rights that must be respected.  Your use and enjoyment of the property will be impacted, so make sure you are okay with the situation. Example #1:  Bill and Mary are buying their first home … More Buying property “Subject to tenant’s rights”

House Hunting 101

Whether you are a first time home buyer or a seasoned investor, review of House Hunting 101 guidelines is order when hitting the streets in this seller’s market: #1. Know what your goals and budget are.  Have a narrow band of flexibility – but don’t stray wildly. #2.  Don’t fall in love.  That emotion causes … More House Hunting 101

Does your real estate agent “do” customer service?

Whether you are selling your home or looking for a place to live, real estate professionals should be just that – professional.  Just like in any other business, customer service should be the top priority. These are some things I think are important in finding a customer service oriented agent: Does the agent seem prepared? … More Does your real estate agent “do” customer service?