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Monday, December 14, 2020   /   by Ernie Arrizza

Hiring a Realtor is a partnership not a Dictatorship

When I decided to become a Real Estate agent I did so to help people make a crucial decisions in probably the most important decisions of their lives. Yes some people buy multiple homes, multiple investments, but it still doesn't defer from the fact that these decisions are life changes. 
One of the things that have become apparent to me in my years of experience is that this is a partnership with whomever I'm trying to help. Sometimes it works seamlessly and sometimes there are expectations that come out of left field that simply cannot be met. 
I have many articles and videos that detail how and what to look for when Hiring a Realtor. The reason I write and make these materials is to give the public some knowledge of what our job is, and what should be expected. Some agents meet that, and some don't. Either way its a partnership non the less. 
I always tell my clients, here is my opinion, strategy and what I would do and you must make your own decision based on the ...

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Monday, December 14, 2020   /   by Ernie Arrizza

I'm Waiting for The Market to Fall

I hear this every year. Every year I hear this and I say to myself, I've only seen the market fall twice in 20 years, and basically those were due to one financial crisis in the US (we were not hit that bad) and in 2017 April when the Wynn Government came up with some ridiculous rules that trashed the market in one month. While this may happen again, with some new rules, it will not happen very soon due to the pandemic. Real Estate has been the only thing keeping this economy from totally zeroing out. 

The problem with waiting for the market to fall is that when you have this mentality, you never know when it is at its lowest and will bounce back. By the time you start looking for a property the prices probably already have started to climb. 

Let's use the Condo market right now as an example. The market has been its lowest we've seen in many many years. If you read my other articles you will know why this market has tanked. So If you are using this mentality you ar; ...

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Monday, December 14, 2020   /   by Ernie Arrizza

What Do Vaccines Mean for the Real Estate Market?

It is hard to imagine that in a pandemic, the Real Estate numbers have shot through the roof in the past 9 months. Nobody could have predicted that there would be a mass exodus out of city's and move to anywhere but. 

When the pandemic started in March many of my clients opted to halt their Real Estate ventures and stay put. A month later, people started to feel cramped in their space and start looking beyond to see if they could afford a place with a backyard, some space and a home office. Many people did that and prices outside of the city core exploded. Prices also exploded all the way to Windsor and outskirts where nobody thought of. Find a nice peaceful town, with a backyard and pool, that's what people did. 

Places near the city with these features went through the roof, the reason being, it was outside enough of the city core, but had land and space inside an actual house. We are still seeing a trend going upward daily and right now. Each sale spurts the mark ...

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Monday, December 14, 2020   /   by Ernie Arrizza

The Market Speaks

Who determines the final sale of a property when you sell it? 
There are many factors that go into getting offers when you list your house. If you read my article last week, Real Estate Formula you will realize that having everything in that formula is key to maximizing your potential, even in a blazing hot market. 
It doesn't take a brain surgeon to understand that there needs to be people interested in the property at one particular time at that particular place and willing to pay that particular amount. It's supply and demand. We all know that because that's how we get a bidding war. 
Sometimes agents and owners try to artificially create this by under pricing properties, and in some cases pretending illegally there is a buyer. It happens, It happens. 
In the end, it whether or not a buyer is willing to pay the price and whether or not in most cases the bank will finance this venture. A bank will only finance a hous ...

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Friday, December 4, 2020   /   by Ernie Arrizza

Top Features Requested In Homes Right Now

Since people are pretty much going no where right now and for the past 9 months, people are starting to re-evaluate what they want in a home. They are re-evaluating where they want to live, and how their future might be in the next few years. Many are moving out of the city and looking for bigger homes, and also looking for specific features. Here are some features that buyers are putting at the top of their list:
1. Finished basement with bedroom & Washroom. I must've answered this question a million times in the past 9 months. Does it have a finished basement and a bedroom? Why? Everybody is either using it for a nanny, a parent, or a teenager that needs some space. 
2. Office: Everybody is working from home, so they need a space to work in. 
3. Pool: Since most pools are closed, and or people don't want to navigate going to a public pool, this has been a top selling feature this year. Jacuzzi's have also been up there. Pool prices have go; ...

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