“Free Market Evaluation”? What’s the catch?

You’ve seen the phrase posted on bus benches and on bus advertisements and on the Realtor flyers you receive in your mailbox.  You’re curious about the free market evaluation and what your home is worth but you’ve never called the Realtor and asked them for this “Free Market or Home Evaluation” because you think that there’s some sort of catch?  It’s too good to be true.  

Agency Relationship

After reading this article, “BC couple ‘tricked’ into buying unlivable house” I really felt for the BC couple and decided to write this blog/article to address the different agency relationships between REALTORS® and the public. From the article, the BC couple was told that they were in a customer relationship which they thought meant that the REALTOR® was working on behalf of their best interests.

3 Most Commonly Misunderstood Real Estate Statistics

“There are 3 kinds of lies: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics” – Mark Twain

There’s no doubt that real estate is an interesting topic of conversation for the public. The media, in an attempt to feed this appetite for real estate news, often publishes interesting pieces of real estate information that help sell papers. Due to this heavy dose of constant real estate news, it’s important to understand how the data is collected and how to interpret the information.

5 Deadly Mistakes That First Time Homebuyers Make.

It’s no surprise that when buying our first home, we want everything to be perfect. We have this picture of a lovely house with a big backyard, open spaces and what not. Often, as we drown ourselves in the fairy tale of owning a fantastic home that we wish to call ours, we make mistakes that turn our dream into a nightmare.

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