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News and Blog2020-03-26T14:56:35-04:00

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 current market, there are many buyers but not enough homes, which makes the buying process that much [...]

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 rather than later. To make sure you are on the right path, we’ve made it [...]

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 short timeframe, a reliable real estate agent is essential. However, some things can speed up [...]

Bidding Wars in Today’s Real Estate Market

The bidding war phenomenon, common in the Quebec real estate market for a few years now, has intensified in recent months. What does this mean exactly, and what is the impact for buyers and sellers? Truth in numbers In the Greater Montreal area, the price paid for a property is generally higher than the original list price now. This is a good indicator of how volatile the market has become. In fact, it is not uncommon for several different buyers to submit offers on the same property—and in trying to outbid everyone else drive up the price by thousands of dollars. “I have seen offers go as high as 20 percent above the original list price,” says real estate broker Katia Samson, founder of Katia Samson Real Estate Group specializing [...]

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 includes any titles, lots, zoning regulations and municipal bylaws that may affect it. In the [...]

Income property—always a sure thing?

Many owners decide to keep their first home or condo as an investment. But should they later decide to sell while tenants are still living there, the initial excitement around owning a rental property can quickly turn to disappointment.  Katia Samson, founder of Katia Samson Real Estate Group and Certified Real Estate Broker AEO, possesses more than 25 years of experience in property sales and rentals. Here, she explains why there can be significant drawbacks to renting out your property. About the lease “It is essential to know about tenants’ rights and associated issues when you decide to sell,” Katia explains. “What’s more, a home must be sold and notarized six months before the end of the lease if the buyer wishes to occupy it, which is difficult to predict when [...]

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