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When bigger is not better: Benefits of downsizing

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Have you noticed the shift towards smaller living spaces? More and more home buyers are looking to downsize in an effort to simplify their lives – for them, it’s not always that bigger is better. Whether you and your partner are empty nesters or if there’s been a change in your career, here are the benefits of making the leap and buying a smaller home.

You’ll save money on additional furniture. Bigger spaces require more furniture to make them look full. Once you move to a small home you’ll only need to bring the furniture that is necessary.

In a smaller home, residents often find that they have more time to spend with their families. There is less upkeep required including cleaning, maintenance and gardening.

Your energy costs will dip. Heating, cooling as well as water can make running a large home costly. Your decision to downsize will not only be eco-friendly, but you’ll be enjoying lower electricity bills, most significantly during summer and winter months.

What’s more, is that we’re here to help you make this transition to a smaller home run smoothly. Over the years we enjoyed helping thousands of clients including seniors look for homes that are more suitable to their needs.

We are nationally recognized Senior Real Estate Specialists (SRES) and are specially trained to lead senior clients who are 55 years plus in meeting their growing demands and special needs in selling or buying a home. We share our extensive knowledge with our clients and let them know how to best invest in real estate. This is just one of the many life events and topics we assist clients through.

For more information about downsizing to a smaller home, visit http://www.roccasisters.ca or call us directly at 905-335-4102 to talk to one of our Senior Real Estate Specialists. We look forward to providing you with an experience that is not just the best, but remarkable!

We’ll get you moving: How a buyer agent helps your dream home become a reality

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Starting a home search can be stressful. There’s much to consider, including best neighbourhoods and determining what you can afford. Buyers who choose to use only realtor.ca and newspaper ads can feel disappointed. You need a dedicated and committed realtor to ensure you find your ideal home at the best possible price.

Because we believe that Buyers and Sellers should have the very best representation possible. We have, enlisted some of the best and brightest Sales Representatives in the industry to work with buyers only – ensuring that you receive personalized and uncompromising service and that ensure your best interests are served.

What can a buyer agent do for you? Our buyer agents are committed to working with you so that you are aware, every minute of the day, of new properties on the market. They ensure that you will be notified within hours of a property being listed. By using the Rocca Sisters & Associates, you will be among the first to view a property of interest.

What’s more, is that our buyer agents represent only you. Their interests are not with the seller. You can rest assure that they will guide you to determine the fair market value and they’ll work diligently through the negotiation process to ensure you get the very best price possible.

And here’s the best part – working with a buyer agent is free. The realtor gets paid through the commission that comes from the seller’s listing agent. You receive all the expertise from a buyer agent at no charge.

How do you become a client? Visit our website, http://www.RoccaSisters.ca or call us directly at 905-335-4102 and asked to speak with one of our highly responsive buyer agents, today.

Before we know it, the hectic fall market will be upon us. Don’t wait until September when the fall market is already underway to begin your home buying process. Now is the perfect time to get to know one of our Buyer Associates. In a hectic, fast-paced fall market, it is crucial to have an agent that is immersed in the market and there is none better than our top selling buyer associates.

It is important to have someone who has advanced notice of what is coming available in the local market, and with our team’s network, you’ll have no better advance notification. Call today to experience our expertise and proven systems that will find you your ideal home.

#talkbacktuesday: Will I get a better price with a Listing Sales Representative?

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Q: Will I get a better price on a property if I go directly to the Listing Sales Representative?

A: Not necessarily. The Listing Sales Representative’s primary role is to get the best price for the Seller – not the Buyer. You’ll need to work with a Buyer Sales Representative, who represents your interests alone to ensure to you are getting the best price.

The Rocca Sisters #talkbacktuesday series takes the stress out of the home buying and selling process and answers your questions regarding all things real estate. We’re here to help. If you have a question please email info@roccasisters.ca or send us a message on our Facebook fan page at, www.facebook.com/RoccaSisters.

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