Increase Your Homes Appeal

By: The Annis Team

Increase Your Homes Appeal

Tags: selling your home, Tuesdays with Terry, selling in Durham

Hello Spring! Well, the calendar says it’s spring. But the temperature does not. In the real estate world, the spring market is underway. Spring is typically the busiest time of year in real estate. Today I will discuss some of the do’s and don’ts if you’re thinking about a spring sale. Here are a few tips to help you increase your house dollars… First impressio...Read More

Spring Thaw For The Durham Market

By: The Annis Team

Spring Thaw For The Durham Market

Tags: Tuesdays With Terry, Market Update, Durham Market

Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) reported 846 residential transactions in March 2018. This result was down by 30 per cent in comparison to a record 1,349 in March 2017. March 2018 saw the number of new listings in Durham increase to 1,755 a significant 46 per cent increase from February 2018. The average selling price in Durham reached $598,412 in March, a 12 per cent decrea...Read More

The Truth About Open Houses

By: The Annis Team

The Truth About Open Houses

Tags: Tuesdays With Terry, Open Houses

So, you’ve listed your home for sale. The listing agent say, “I’ll do an open house this Sunday between 2-4pm.” Sunday comes and the house is prepared, the agent arrives with signs, flags, balloons and treats for all the potential attendees. You leave at 1:30pm a little apprehensive about having strangers roaming through your house. You return at 4:30pm and you know some p...Read More

The Benefits Of Using A Local Agent

By: The Annis Team

The Benefits Of Using A Local Agent

Tags: Tuesdays With Terry, Local Agent

So, you’re ready to list your home for sale and move on to the next phase of your life. There’s lots of flyers showing up in your mailbox, plenty of agents calling. Ever notice how when you’re thinking of moving, suddenly all these agents show up out of the blue? There’s no shortage of real estate agents to choose from. One of the common issues a lot of sellers have is, &l...Read More

The Truth About For Sale By Owners

By: The Annis Team

The Truth About For Sale By Owners

Tags: Tuesdays with Terry, FSBO, Home Values

Today’s information age has a lot of Sellers feeling they can do a lot more from their laptop, tablet, and cell phones. Many of these Sellers feel they can advertise and sell their home as easily as many agents can, saving thousands of dollars in potential real estate commissions. And, I have to admit, if I thought I could save thousands on a sale, I wouldn’t hire a Realtor either. Tha...Read More

By: The Annis Team

Durham Region Reports An Increase In Transactions

Tags: Tuesdays With Terry, Market Watch, Durham Houses

Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) reported 604 residential transactions in February 2018, a 28.5 per cent increase over the previous month, and a 27 per cent decrease compared to February 2017. February also saw a 26 per cent increase in the number of new listings in Durham 1,202, compared to the 954 reported in January 2018.   The average selling price in Durham Region reache...Read More

By: Terry Annis, The Annis Team

The Truth About Pricing

Tags: Tuesdays With Terry, House Prices

Pricing is always a hot button issue in real estate. There’s always a lot of different opinions and strategies regarding pricing. Should we list low and try to create multiple offers? What if no offers are good enough? Should we list high to leave room for negotiating? The truth is this: You have no control over the market value of your home. Market values go up and down.   You do ...Read More