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Should You Stay or Should You Go?

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson For many seniors the decision to give up the home you have had for so many years can be a difficult one. Reasons for contemplating a move can range from your home having too many stairs that are becoming too hard to navigate - to an aged furnace or shingles that will need costly repairs or replacement - to finding those grass cutting, snow removal and...

Thinking About Making a Move?

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson Inventory is low. Buyers are motivated. Prices are high. There has never been a better time to sell! Whether you are buying or selling - downsizing or making the move to a senior living community - start by enlisting the help of a LOCAL professional. In a tight market this will be the key to your success. An Accredited Senior Agent can help to guide you...

What is a ‘Pre-Sale’ Inspection & How Can it Help?

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson As we enjoy mid September in Muskoka, it is my pleasure to share with the Muskokan readership a series of informative editorials with tips for buying and selling Muskoka real estate in 2021.  Last week we looked at the difference between Exclusive and MLS listings. Now let’s explore one way that sellers can be proactive when it comes time to sell their...

What Is The Difference Between Exclusive & M.L.S. ?

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson As a Real Estate Broker, I often get asked about the difference between Exclusive & M.L.S. listings. Quite simply, an exclusive listing is one that is ‘not featured on the multiple listing service’ (aka www.realtor.ca). Sellers Have a Choice - Most properties will surely benefit from the exposure provided by the multiple listing service. ...

Fall Can Be a Great Time To Buy or Sell in Muskoka

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson As a professional Realtor, one of the most common questions that I get asked is ... “When is the right time to buy or sell?”  The reality is that no matter what the season, or the economy’s ups and downs, there are always opportunities in buying and selling real estate. Sellers - Late summer into early Fall is an excellent time to get the listing...

Selling Your Muskoka Cottage or Home? – First Impressions & Smells That Don’t Sell

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson Last week we took a closer look at the typical costs involved when buying real estate in Muskoka. This week let’s help sellers make the best first impressions and deal with the ‘Top 3 Smells’ that can turn buyers off. When it comes to selling real estate, first impressions are absolutely crucial. Prepare your property for sale by staring with these...

How to Achieve a Successful Sale – Even in Changing Markets

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson At this time of year, I often meet with property owners who have had their Muskoka cottages, homes or vacant land exposed to the market, but are frustrated at not having achieved a sale. Here are some important things for sellers to consider: Professional Representation - Real estate is one of your biggest investments - look for a well established...

Thinking of Selling? Preparation Pays.

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson This week let’s talk a bit about the start of the buying process, and try to help buyers answer that question. When working with cottage buyers, the process usually begins with reviewing a detailed list of wants & needs - everything from size to style, the number of bedrooms & baths, and other specific features about the cottage. The more detail...

Thinking About Making a Move?

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson Inventory is low. Buyers are motivated. Prices are high. There has never been a better time to sell! Whether you are buying or selling - downsizing or making the move to a senior living community - start by enlisting the help of a LOCAL professional. In a tight market this will be the key to your success. An Accredited Senior Agent can help to guide you...

Top Five ‘D’s That Make Downsizing A Breeze…

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson As a professional Realtor and Accredited Senior Agent, I often deal with seniors who are considering a move and just not sure how or where to begin when it comes to downsizing. Though for many the downsizing process is a daunting one, it can actually be very refreshing and fun when you make a plan and take some time to follow through with it. Here are...

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