Mind the Bounce

Posted on Feb 21, 2023

Mind the bounce.

"People/media always overestimate the downturn and underestimate the bounce back."

Another nugget from Royal LePage Canada’s CEO Phil Soper.

The voice of reason among all the click-bait doom and gloom headlines.

So wor...

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Timing - When's the best time to move?

Posted on Dec 06, 2022

You probably don't want to think about this so close to Christmas, but here it is. The 'right time' for you to move is rarely the 'best time'. 

The 'right time' to move might feel like late spring or early summer, when the weather is good and help is easy to find. 

The 'right time' might feel like when interest rates start to fall again.

But is that the...

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Excuses, Excuses.

Posted on Nov 24, 2022

Moving in the winter sucks.
Christmas is coming and you don't have time to look for a house.
You're not sure what you'll get for your place.
You haven't had a chance to talk to a mortgage specialist yet.
These are all excuses that I would make to talk myself out of buying right now.
But higher interest rates?
That's not on my list of excuses.
If the house...

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Posted on Oct 31, 2022

Your home's listing needs to be so compelling it's impossible for buyer's to ignore it.
It's not staging or even remembering to close all the toilet seats.
But when you get it right, our shrinking pool of picky buyers will suddenly develop a collective fear of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out).
And they will line up to see your home.

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September Shake-Up?

Posted on Sep 23, 2022

I don't know if you're the same, but September finds me shaking things up a home. At least a little bit. 

This year's September shakeup victim was my 15 year old son. I'm not normally that Mom who goes in and makes the kids' beds, or picks up their laundry. They're expected to take care of that stuff themselves.

But eventually it all becomes too much...

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Armchair Experts

Posted on Aug 26, 2022

Armchair real estate experts are all over my listing ads lately.
Mostly people who have zero plans to ever own a home. Or who haven't bought one since the year of our Lord 1995.
YES, the pimple in our real estate market has popped. But we're not in a crash.
If you've been waiting for homes to become more affordable, then this is the market you've been...

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