Category Archive for "Selling"

Listing Tip #2 Look at your home through Fresh Eyes (that aren’t yours)

Ryan Coffey

The colour of the walls and carpet, the texture of the stucco, or the elaborate garden are common examples of things that may be loved by some and put off by others. You may love your pink carpet or your…

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Listing Tip #1 Price it right and make more money (Part 2)

Ryan Coffey

Should You Start Out with a HIGH Listing Price? It’s important to challenge a long-standing “myth” of real estate. “The initial listing price isn’t that important because the price can always be adjusted down later.” Many homeowners believe this. It is a myth. It’s…

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Listing Tip #1 Price it right and make more money (Part 1)

Ryan Coffey

We live in a time where you can look up nearly anything on the web, but proper interpretation and application of that information requires an experienced eye, so I’m not real concerned about trying to keep these general tips to myself. Working…

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Real Estate Terms: Having your listing “on tour”

Ryan Coffey

Around here we call it “tour” and in some other parts of North America I’ve heard it referred to as “caravan”. Regardless of terminology it is practiced widely across North America and for all I know beyond those borders as…

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The House That Wouldn’t Sell (Part 3).

Ryan Coffey

Here is part three of my series which features a fictional account of a couple who have trouble selling their home. It is based on an amalgamation of some of the most common errors made by people hoping to sell…

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The House That Wouldn’t Sell (Part 1)

Ryan Coffey

  This is a story. It is not a story about any particular real life Realtor or any particular real life client. It is however, a common tale that I as a Realtor see regularly in my line of work….

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What Creates Value in a Home?

Ryan Coffey

Not “Location, location, location.” Or, not just that at least. Regardless of what I write on this topic, it will only be a summary of general principles. You see, in some ways houses are like people. They are all unique,…

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The House That Wouldn’t Sell (Part 4)

Ryan Coffey

Here is part four of my series which features a fictional account of a couple who have trouble selling their home. It is based on an amalgamation of some of the most common errors made by people hoping to sell…

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The House That Wouldn’t Sell (Part 2)

Ryan Coffey

Here is part two of my series which features a fictional account of a couple who have trouble selling their home. It is based on an amalgamation of some of the most common errors made by people hoping to sell…

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Up Markets and Down Markets, When to Buy and Sell. (Part 1)

Here’s a question that I’m sure is on the minds of many people in any market: Q: “When should I buy a home?” A: “When you can afford to make the payments. No sooner, no later.” But a lot of…

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