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Friday, January 19, 2018   /   by Todd Eves

4 Reasons Staging Your Home Makes a Difference

We’ve been told not to judge a book by its cover, but first impressions usually impact our decision-making, whether we care to admit it or not.
Therefore, a well-staged home typically has a better chance of selling at a higher price than one that hasn’t been staged.
We reached out to our RE/MAX Influencers—a panel consisting of RE/MAX Sales Associates from throughout Canada—to discover why sellers shouldn’t have “stage fright” when it comes to selling their home.
Faster sale, higher price
Our Influencers agreed that effective staging will help sellers get the deal done quicker, for a higher price.
“I guarantee sellers that, while I don’t know the exact amount they will receive as a result of staging, I know they will get more than their money back and they will sell their home in a shorter period of time than they would without staging,” said one RE/MAX Influencer.
A buyer can tap into his/her imagination when a home ...

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Friday, January 19, 2018   /   by Todd Eves

2018 expected to be big year in the GTA

Pen up demand in the Greater Toronto Area is going to be unleashed next year, according to Laurentian Bank Securities’ chief economist.Sebastien Lavoie says the introduction of the Fair Housing Plan in April cooled the market, and that the inactivity is temporary. A lot of people wanted to enter the market, but with massive year-over-year housing appreciation sellers stood idle and constrained the supply of housing. While buyers re-entered the market by summer’s end, Lavoie says it will pale in comparison to next year.“During the best months when things were up, conditions were overheating,” Lavoie has said. “It wasn’t just foreigners but domestic buyers who wanted to get into the market, and there was low supply, because why would you put your home for sale when prices are going up 20-25% a year? A lot of potential buyers were on the sidelines to see if there was a cool down and a price correction, but that wasn’t the case, so they started to ...

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