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How to sell and buy a house at the same time

No matter the market situation, selling and buying a house simultaneously is daring and requires you to perform challenging tasks. You will need to juggle many things at once, and you'll end up constantly worrying about timing. However, have in mind that the "perfect timing" exists only in the perfect world. In reality, overlaps happen in most cases, and you need to be prepared for them. Because of this, we've gathered some tips and advice on how to sell and buy a house at the same time. How to stay sane when you're about to sell and buy a house at the same time? One of the most important things when you're faced with having [...]

2021-10-02T10:14:39-04:00October 2nd, 2021|

Buying an Accessible Home: A Quick Guide for Property Hunters

Home buying is stressful enough on its own, but when you add on a physical disability or mobility impairment, the process is even more of a challenge. And there are very few fully accessible homes available on the market in Canada, you’ll increase your chances of finding a suitable home within your price range if you have an experienced team of professionals by your side. Courtesy of the Katia Samson Real Estate Group, here are a few helpful tips for hiring an experienced real estate broker and finding accessible properties in your desired location. Assembling Your Real Estate Team When buying any type of property — especially an accessible home — you need a listing [...]

2021-09-25T12:10:44-04:00September 25th, 2021|

7 Tips for Negotiating Property Prices

Negotiations are a big part of the home selling process. As the buyers will expect you to negotiate, they will always set a higher asking price, so they don't have to settle for less than they have to. On the other hand, you don't want to pay more than you must. This means you need to be well prepared, and to help you, we've prepared tips for negotiating property prices. Proper negotiation requires a lot of patience and organization. Hopefully, by the end of this article, you'll master home negotiation skills. Now, let us begin! Before you start negotiating the property price When it comes to real estate, nowadays, you'll come across real bidding wars. In the [...]

2021-09-06T15:14:52-04:00September 4th, 2021|

Long distance house hunting guide

In an ideal world, finding the right house right off the bat would be relatively simple. Unfortunately, we don’t live in one. The actual process of searching for housing is often lengthy and comes with a set of difficulties. If you thought looking at local listings was challenging, think again! In reality, long-distance house hunting is much more complex. Surely, we would all want to be there in person when acquiring residential property, but it doesn’t always work that way. Life happens, and sometimes we are forced to purchase a home from afar. Yes, that can actually be done! With technologically advanced tools by your side and a reliable real estate broker, you should be able to successfully settle sooner [...]

2021-08-11T17:20:05-04:00July 22nd, 2021|

Benefits of Professional Home Staging Services

When moving into a new home, people tend to devote their full attention to designing a space that fits their needs and preferences. However, things are a bit different when moving out of one since relocation and home-selling already require a vast amount of energy, time, and money. Although home staging can seem like a needless waste of resources, it can bring a significant return on investment in today's competitive real estate market. Therefore, if maximizing profit when selling your property is the goal, you might want to know about these benefits of professional home staging services.   Professional home staging services help speed up the sale When trying to sell a home within a [...]

2021-06-06T20:51:15-04:00June 6th, 2021|

Selling Your Property: Why you need a current certificate of location

You may have put a lot of time and effort into renovating your property to make it irresistible to a new buyer. But in the rush to conclude the transaction, it is essential to not overlook an important detail: the certificate of location. An up-to-date document helps protect you against potentially costly mistakes. What does a certificate of location include?  The certificate of location is one of the most important legal documents in any real estate transaction, whether it involves a commercial or residential building, house, duplex or condo. This report, prepared by a land surveyor accredited by the Ordre des arpenteurs-géomètres du Québec, outlines how a property is situated and its current state, which [...]

2021-01-28T16:12:07-05:00January 28th, 2021|

New Association for Katia Samson Real Estate Group!

Katia Samson Real Estate Group is very proud to announce its new partnership with the RE/MAX L’ESPACE agency, located in the heart of Montréal. “We will continue to provide the same ultra-personalized service to our clients, which we are known for, while being affiliated with the RE/MAX Group,” says Katia Samson, President and Founder of Katia Samson Real Estate Group. RE/MAX is the most important local and worldwide real estate banner, and the one with the largest number of international transactions. In Quebec, most property sales are completed with RE/MAX, which boasts an impressive market share and a very large group of real estate brokers. In addition, in the Greater Montreal area transactions with RE/MAX [...]

2020-11-16T12:24:35-05:00November 16th, 2020|

Home Staging Services Now Offered at Katia Samson Real Estate Group

Home staging has become a must for residential sellers! The practice of decluttering and creating a soothing and clean décor for the property you want to put on the market “makes it easier for prospective buyers to visualize it as their future home. Staged homes usually sell faster and for more money than those that are unstaged,” according to Katia Samson, Founder of Katia Samson Real Estate Group, and a broker since 1996. Since launching her own real estate boutique agency in 2019, Katia has brought on board a diverse group of brokers, each with their own style and specialty. One of these is Katsiaryna Shumskaya, who studied interior design and now provides home staging services [...]

2020-08-19T11:03:41-04:00August 19th, 2020|

Post Shutdown, What’s REALLY Happening to the Housing Market?

Since March 2020, when the World Health Organization announced we were all in the midst of a global pandemic, the housing market in Montreal has also clearly been affected by shutdowns and new social distancing rules. While real estate changes do seem to be stabilizing, how will this be impacting your next sale or purchase of a property? Here is some information you might be hearing about:      1. Property Prices Continue to Rise The math is pretty straightforward here: when there are less goods on the market that people want, prices go up. Simple, right? After restrictions on real estate were lifted in May, we saw a dramatic spike in sales in the [...]

2020-07-28T12:12:58-04:00July 28th, 2020|

Top 10 Questions You Should Ask a Real Estate Broker When Selling your Property

If you’re looking to sell your property faster, and at a better price, the first thing to do is to find a reputable real estate broker. But before you sign on the dotted line, here are some questions you should ask. Just to make sure you are working with the real estate professional who will best represent your interests! 1. What are your credentials? As you start thinking about selling your home, you should be working with a real estate broker who is accredited by the APCIQ (Quebec Association of Real Estate Brokers) and the OACIQ (the Authority of the Real Estate Brokerage in Quebec). This means the person is fully vetted by the industry, [...]

2020-07-08T18:11:29-04:00July 8th, 2020|
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