Uncategorized WHY BARGAIN HUNTING IS A BAD IDEA It seems like every month there is a new website offering deals on everything you can think of. In fact, the “coupon industry” is booming. This trend has conditioned people, more than ever before, to look for bargains and become determined to pay well below the market price for merchandise. There’s nothing wrong with that. […]
Uncategorized WHERE TO PUT IT ALL Where to put it all?  As you’re probably aware, one of the key steps to preparing your home for sale is to get rid of as much clutter as possible. You want to make every room look spacious and comfortable. But what do you do with the pictures, boxes, clothing, tools, furniture and other stuff […]
Uncategorized HOW TO DECORATE A ROOM ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET It would be ideal if you could hire an interior designer and completely remodel your living room. But, let’s face it, that could be very expensive. That doesn’t mean you can’t make your current room look a lot better. Here are some simple, low-cost decorating tips that will accomplish just that. Put a covering over […]
Uncategorized ENHANCE YOUR FOYER APPEAL You’ve probably heard the term “curb appeal”. It refers to how your property looks when a potential buyer first sees it from the curb. Curb appeal plays an important role in the first impression a buyer gets of your home. There is another type of appeal you should also be concerned about – “foyer appeal”. […]
Uncategorized GETTING A TASTE OF THE MARKET While you may not be seriously considering selling your home or looking for a new one, you might still be interested in what’s going on in the marketplace. After all, it’s nice to see “what’s out there” and find out more about some of the homes that are currently listed on the market. There’s nothing […]
Uncategorized GO BEYOND PROPERTY NEEDS & WANTS When you shop for a new home, you’ll probably start by thinking about what you need in your next property. Your list might include a spacious kitchen; three bedrooms; and, a mature tree in the backyard. Those are property features and, of course, they’re important. But finding your next dream home involves more than just […]
Uncategorized THE VOCABULARY OF SELLING A HOME As in any industry, there are terms and buzzwords that are unique to residential real estate. When you put your home on the market, you should know what those terms mean. Here are definitions for the most common ones: Fair market value: This is an estimate of how much a specific home will sell for in […]
Uncategorized CAN YOU AFFORD THE HOME YOU WANT? Can you afford to purchase the home you really want? Here are some things to consider: What kind of home do you want? What kind of area do you want to live in? What features and characteristics do you need in a home? (Three bedrooms? A large living room for entertaining? A backyard big enough for […]
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Uncategorized MAKE A “GREAT THINGS” LIST What’s great about your home? Is it the spacious foyer and generous main floor closet space? Is it the beautiful washroom? Is it the playground that is only a short walking distance away? Although some properties may look similar at first glance, every home is unique – with features and characteristics that make it special. […]
Uncategorized HERE’S WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY! What made you decide to (BUY/SELL) your property? “I decided to sell my property that I owned for 45 years because I no longer had use for it.” Why did you choose Jill as your real estate agent? “I chose Jill because of her affiliation with Warren Real Estate.  My experience with Warren began WAY […]
Uncategorized WHAT BUYERS NOTICE MOST WHEN VIEWING A HOME Do you remember the last time you viewed a home for sale? What do you recall about that property? You likely remember the features and characteristics that stood out, such as the gorgeous hardwood floors, the spacious kitchen with the long island, or… the faucet that was dripping in the main floor washroom! Obviously, you […]
Uncategorized TIPS FOR SELLING LAKE FRONT PROPERTIES Selling your lakefront property is a little different than selling regular property! You have a different appeal with your property and a lot of unique selling points because of the waterfront and the surrounding areas. With these helpful tips, we’ll sell your lakefront property for the most money possible, in the most timely fashion! Understand […]
Uncategorized PHASE 2 GUIDANCE IN THE REAL ESTATE WORLD NYSAR has gifted the real estate community with several recommendations and helpful tips in regards to New York state moving on to phase 2! There are several mandatory requirements that the associated licensees are responsible to uphold in hopes to reopen New York in the safest way possible. IN-PERSON CONTACT GUIDANCE Brokers are encouraged, but […]