JAY  HARNETT

JAY HARNETT

Real Estate Broker

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Great Tips & Insights For Buyers & Sellers In Today's Real Estate Market!

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SELLER BEWARE: 5 THINGS POTENTIAL BUYERS HATE WHEN VIEWING A HOME (PART 2)

5 THINGS POTENTIAL BUYERS HATE WHEN VIEWING A HOME (PART 2).....

2. A Messy / Dirty House

SELLER BEWARE: 5 THINGS POTENTIAL BUYERS HATE WHEN VIEWING A HOME (PART 1)

The idea for this blog came to me following a few forgettable showings I did with some clients over the past week. As a realtor, it is always interesting to see how different buyers react to certain things during showing. One buyer will love a specific feature in a home, while the next client you take through will absolutely loathe that same feature. As they say, “to each his own.”

That being said, there are a few things that no buyer appreciates when viewing a home. This blog was written to address those issues.

HOME OWNERS BEWARE: HOME IMPROVEMENTS THAT WON’T PAY YOU BACK – THE JAY SELLS HOMES BLOG

After a number of conversations with my clients this past year regarding home improvements and adding value to their homes, I wanted to shed some light on the topic as we begin the new year.

FIRST TIME CONDO BUYERS: UNDERSTANDING THE TERMS – THE JAY SELLS CONDOS BLOG

If you are a first-time condominium buyer, there may be a variety of terms that are not familiar to you. Here is a list of important condo terms and an explanation of what each term refers to.  

BUYERS: HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT NEIGHBOURHOOD – THE JAY SELLS HOMES BLOG

It is the most famous phrase in real estate, “location, location, location.”

So what is the right location?

Well that’s thing, there is no such thing as the perfect location for every buyer.

The reason for that is that as our stage in life changes, our priorities will begin to change as well.  The perfect neighbourhood for a young family will likely differ from that of a single, young professional or a couple of retirees.

BUYERS: SELECTING YOUR CLOSING DATE – THE JAY SELLS HOMES BLOG

When buyers are in the process of searching for a new home, the last thing that is usually on their mind is what closing date they should choose. That being said, this oversight will often create headaches for buyers when their moving day arrives. To avoid the unwanted moving day stress caused by delays and extra costs, I advise buyers to put some thought into their closing date ahead of time.  This pre-planning can drastically improve any buyer’s moving experience.

MOVING DAY: A WELL PLANNED MOVE – THE JAY SELLS HOMES BLOG

There is only one thing that can help your moving day go smoothly:  Organization.

Making preparations before the big day will ensure that you are ready to handle any last minute hiccups that may arise. When beginning your planning, the first thing step will be to sit-down and make a list of everything that has to be completed before your moving day. Once you have finished that step, your second step should be to put that list in a highly visible spot in your home, so that you will constantly have it as a reminder to get those tasks complete!

PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR AN OPEN HOUSE – THE JAY SELLS HOMES BLOG

When selling a home, one of the most popular tools used to market a property is hosting an open house. Public open houses are typically held on the weekend and allow the general public to view a property during a pre-arranged two hour time period. That being said, there is a less known form of open house that may occur as well. That type of open house is known as an “agent’s only” open house.

HOME OWNER TIPS: SPRING TIME MAINTENANCE PROJECTS – THE JAY SELLS HOMES BLOG

As temperatures continue to rise and we leave the cold of winter behind us, the time for homeowners to begin thinking about spring home maintenance projects is upon us. In particular,  preparing your home for the heavy rains of spring and the heat of summer.

Here’s a list of 4 Spring Projects that you may want to consider:

Clean Your Home’s Gutters

YOUR CREDIT SCORE & HOW TO MAINTAIN GREAT CREDIT – THE JAY SELLS HOMES BLOG

Whether you are beginning the process of either buying or renting a property, your credit score will play a key factor in your ability to secure financing as a buyer or to successfully lease a property as a tenant. As a buyer, your credit score plays an integral part in a mortgage lenders’s willingness to lend to you money for financing. Simply put, the higher your credit score is, the more likely a lender will be to lend you money for your purchase.

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