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Real Estate Videos to View OnlineFor years, we have been providing consumers and clients alike with our library copies of DVDs to help educate them on the home buying and selling processes. Now they've been taken to the next level: online delivery.
No longer do we have to drop off or courier out DVDs and worry about retreiving them later. Not only that, we can give consumers Instant Access to our 6 video library.
For consumers, the process is simple:
  1. Select the video you wish to watch;
  2. Enter your contact information;
  3. Either wait for my email with the embedded link to the video - or - enter our View Code to watch the video immediately, online;
  4. Watch the video, replay or rewind as often as you wish.
 Our video libary includes:
  • Pricing Your Home to Sell - Avoid the dangerous pricing mistakes that decrease your home’s sale price.
  • Preparing Your Home to Sell - Make your home blast out of the pack by applying these enhancement methods.
  • Selecting Your Real Estate Agent - Discover how to properly...

There is no set equation to determine how you’ll reach an offer price. Rather, the process involves a range of research and comparison that will vary with each situation. You’ll need to look at sales of comparable properties, and factor in additional data such as the condition of the property, the current market, and seller circumstances. With this information in hand, you will be able to determine a fair price range and, from there, establish the price you’re willing to offer.


Concentrate on the following areas to help you determine an offer price:

Comparable Sales

  • Compare prices of homes that are similar to the property you’re considering in the following areas: number of bedrooms and bathrooms, square footage, lot size, type of construction, and garage space.

  • The most comprehensive and in-depth information can be accessed through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS® System). Your REALTOR®, who will be working closely with you to set your offer price,...


Location can play a significant part in determining whether a house sells quickly or remains on the market for months. In economic times such as these, your home's location is no longer quite as important as price. Quite simply, consumers are much more concerned with their ability to afford a home.


Unfortunately, the houses that tend to get noticed are the ones that have only just been placed on the market. It's not unusual for agents to "pull out all the stops" when it comes to marketing these homes, including the use of email advertising, short-term print advertising, additional signage and repeated open houses. Many MLS® System boards reserve the special status of "Newly Listed" for new listings of under 14 days so they have even more significance. Sooner or later, however, the freshness of the new listings wear off along with all the attention. As these homes spend more time on the market potential Buyers may feel justified in making what could be considered "low-ball" offers....
Data is supplied by Pillar 9™ MLS® System. Pillar 9™ is the owner of the copyright in its MLS®System. Data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by Pillar 9™.
The trademarks MLS®, Multiple Listing Service® and the associated logos are owned by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify the quality of services provided by real estate professionals who are members of CREA. Used under license.