Obstacles and issues can get in the way of any transaction. A (big) surprise, unfulfilled promise or a miscommunication can all lead to a roadblock.In real estate, obstacles can cause instant pause in a buyer. The issues may be small and easily overcome or they may be large, “oh no, don’t look in the attic” type of issues. Either way, they all combine to slow down the process. ...Read More
If you have ever purchased or sold (or both) a property, you are familiar with the concept of waiting. Waiting to see the house. Waiting for showings. Waiting for offers. Waiting for a signback. Waiting for the inspection. Waiting to hear back from your mortgage broker. Waiting to flip the sign to sold. Waiting to show your parents through the house. Waiting for the movers. Waiting for the call from the lawyer. ...Read More
Selling a car = Selling a home. Its simple math! Well, for the most part. Imagine it’s a Saturday morning and you’ve decided its time to sell your car. Do you just plonk a sign in the window and go back inside?
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The condo market varies from city to city. Toronto is flush with buildings with 50, 60 or 70 floors with concierge, commercial components on the bottom floors, hotel suites and incredible amenities. As you come down the highway towards Niagara, you’ll find the condo landscape change to more modest sizes largely due to cost and supply. ...Read More
Keeping a home ‘show ready’ in the summer time usually involves a few hours (or more) of maintenance per week to keep the home looking its absolute best. Your to-do list may include cutting the lawn, weeding the garden, cleaning the pool, painting or touching up exterior details, cleaning front steps and the list goes on. ...Read More
If you are planning to put your home on the market this spring, McGarr Realty has some tips. Before an agent visits your home, punch up its curb appeal to increase its value. The Top 10 list of curb appeal improvements, pulled from various sources, are the following: ...Read More
You and your partner have saved a down payment, perused the listings at Sally McGarr Realty Corp. and found the home of your dreams. What’s the first step in purchasing a home, once you have connected with the agent? It’s generally a good idea to start with your financial institution. ...Read More
A great time for planting a ‘sold’ sign. Are you planning to sell your home this year? Some indoor and outdoor cleaning may be in order. It’s a good idea to get this done before bringing in an agent. Your home will be worth more to a potential buyer if it is move-in ready, the cleaning has been done and there is little in the way of upkeep maintenance to do. ...Read More
You’re ready to sell your home - or you are purchasing for the first time - congratulations! This means you will be contacting an agent, attending open houses and booking private viewings. ...Read More

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