How to become a real estate agent in ONTARIO

By: LOCAL HOME FINDER

How to become a real estate agent in ONTARIO

Tags: Real Estate, Work Opportunity, Career, Ontario Real estate, Ontario Canada, employment

Currently at the cross-roads of life, no matter the age, the question is :"Where to go, and who do I want to be?" The real estate market is always open for new talent, people who will make changes, improvements, and show results! We are here to guide you and provide information on how you can start your journey towards being a real estate agent in Ontario! There is certain criteria a ...Read More

8 Questions To Ask When Interviewing A Realtor

By: LOCAL HOME FINDER

8 Questions To Ask When Interviewing A Realtor

Tags: INTERVIEWING A REALTOR, PEEL REAL ESTATE, TOP QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN INTERVIEWING A REAL ESTATE AGENT. HOMEOWNERS, HOMEBUYERS

You're about to engage in one of the most significant financial transactions of your life. You need to pick a real estate agent that knows what they're doing.  When selling or buying a property, the interview process with a Realtor should be at the top of anyone's priority list, but many people don't have the time to devote to it. In order to make an informed hiring decision...Read More

Secrets You Must Know About Virtual Home Tours During A Pandemic

By: LOCAL HOME FINDER

Secrets You Must Know About Virtual Home Tours During A Pandemic

Tags: Covid, Virtual, Home Tours, Pandemic, Real Estate

For years now, virtual tours have helped real estate buyers find the perfect home. Because of the pandemic, virtual home showing options recently experienced a huge spike in popularity. One survey found that nearly 33% of recent home tour requests were for virtual tours, as compared to only 2% pre-pandemic. Buyers want to quickly find their next home, one that may need to serve as their office, gy...Read More

By: LOCAL HOME FINDER

Buying or Selling During COVID-19

Tags: COVID-19, real estate, selling, buying

Buying or selling real estate during COVID-19 raises a number of questions. Below, are frequently asked questions from buyers and sellers navigating the real estate market during these unprecedented times. Are Electronic signatures or e-signatures just as binding as signing in person with pen and paper?? Yes. Electronic signatures or e-signatures have been permitted in real estate transactions ...Read More

By: LOCAL HOME FINDER

It’s YOUR Choice!

Tags: REAL ESTATE, MARKET

This year the Local Home Finder team has faced each challenge head-on and grown exponentially throughout each milestone of the company. If you can believe it, our team has almost quadrupled in size this year! Our family has grown to include three new Registered Agents, two Admin staff, and a professional Home Stager. Our LHF family works around the clock to make sure everything to do with your bu...Read More

By: LOCAL HOME FINDER

Hitting The Reset Button On Your Home Decor

Tags: Real Estate, Market, Home Decor

It’s time to make the old feel new again We keep hearing about how difficult it is to snag a home in this lightning-fast market. The prices are high, the mass migration out of the city is in full swing, and many recent buyers are desperately over-bidding just to keep a roof over their heads. This can get overwhelming! The real-estate fatigue is real! What our team hasn’t heard many d...Read More

By: LOCAL HOME FINDER

5 Safe Activities To Do At Home This Family Day

Tags: 5 Safe Activities To Do At Home This Family Day, lockdown, holiday

Another holiday to spend in lockdown! How do we make it special this time? So many families in Dufferin County and beyond will be sending their children back to school this week and we are all crossing our fingers that this lockdown will be the last. We know every day is starting to feel like family day, but here are some ways we brainstormed to make this Family Day holiday special while sticking...Read More

By: LOCAL HOME FINDER

Real Estate & Real Emotions

The difference the right Realtor can make to your mental health

Tags: real estate, emotions, mental health, realtor, home seller, home buyer

If you bought a home in 2020 this article will ring true to you. Purchasing a home at any time is an emotional experience, let alone in the middle of a pandemic. Our team learned many new and creative ways to connect our clients with the homes of their dreams in 2020 and will be carrying that expertise with them into the new year. Here are some of the tips that will assist any buyer looking to pur...Read More

By: LOCAL HOME FINDER

A New Look For Home Appraisals

Tags: A New Look For Home Appraisals, REAL ESTATE, HOME BUYER, HOME SELLER

And what this means for market value If you’ve been browsing Realtor.ca lately you will have started to notice a trend. Spend an hour browsing through homes in your price range, put ten in your favourites, and by the next day - poof - all of the houses on your list are gone. This is in part due to the frivolous purchasing of today’s buyers. People are so desperately searching for &ld...Read More

By: LOCAL HOME FINDER

Being Honest With Your Finances In 2021

Tags: FINANCES, REAL ESTATE, HOME BUYER, HOME SELLER, MORTGAGE, 2021

"Honesty is always the best policy" Selling your home has never been as simultaneously easy and discouraging as it has been over the last few months. Realtors are finding and selling new properties at record speeds, property values are skyrocketing and we have all seen the rise in housing prices across the province. At the same time, we have seen an increasing number of interested buye...Read More