Posted by The Rocca Sisters & Associates
The sale of your home can bring about many emotions and often times our clients have many questions for us when they are ready to sell and buy. We provide detailed answers to ensure they make the best decision on what is often the biggest investment they’ve made in their lives to-date: their home.
Today, we’ve compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions. Perhaps, you’ll find a few of your questions in it! We’re happy to provide you with the answers.
Q: How is it that some people seem to know about a property before I even see it on mls.ca?
A: First a property is listed with the Real Estate Board. Then, the sales representative will likely erect a sign. It can be as long as a week before that property shows up on realtor.ca. By then, it could be sold. To make matters worse, the sale of the property may not be reported to realtor.ca, for as much as another week or month. If you are depending on realtor.ca, lawn signs or newspaper ads to find a new home, you are most definitely going to be disappointed.
Q: How can I find out what properties are selling for in a particular area?
A: When you engage a member of the Rocca Sisters & Associates to represent you as a buyer, you ensure that you are receiving all of the comparable information you need to establish the right price for any property that interests you.
Q: What are the specific infrastructure issues about a property for which I should be watching?
A: The Rocca Sisters & Associates members have spent years developing an understanding of what to look for in terms of the integrity of a home and its systems. How old is the furnace? Are there moisture issues? How much life is left on the roof? These are only a few questions that should be asked before considering a property. While we would never want to take the place of a home inspector, we will save you a lot of time by pointing out the more obvious issues of a home.
Q: What about all the paperwork and legal-eze. Do I really need a realtor to help me with this?
A: The only alternative to using a realtor for preparing and reviewing offers is to employ legal counsel. Realtors have been highly trained in this aspect of the process and will ensure that your offers are prepared in a way that protects you.