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I often get asked "when is the best time to list a property, should I wait until the Spring?" The answer beyond a pat, "it depends" is really, "the best time of the year to list your home is when you want to." I'll give you the pros and cons of doing it at different times of the year, namely Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer. I'll also cover the three aspects to listing a home that don't change no matter the time of year.

Listing in the Fall/Winter means there is less competition from other listings and the fewer buyers out there are motivated and ready for the most part. Of course it is colder and some of the buyers are looking for the "off peak market deal". With Spring/Summer come more buyers only some of which will be motivated and ready where others

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Buying a home? Pay more and work harder by working with the listing agents. 

Whenever I list a property I'll get "sign calls" from buyers wanting to view a property I have on the market. Some have been told by a friend that working with the selling agent will help them get a better deal and this is not always the case.
Apart from the fact that it is more work for the buyer to call and arrange appointments with all the agents, line up consecutive times to maximize the number of showings, vet the different properties against their needs, access the properties with limited information through public access sites, do all the driving and waiting around for the next appointment; to do all that and pay more for the property? No thanks.
So it is obviously

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Christine Gallacher - MaxWell Grande Realty

Dallas Burton - MaxWell Canyon Creek

Jas Ahluwalia - MaxWell Polaris

Shiya Lin - MaxWell Polaris

Dwight Streu - MaxWell Polaris

Jacob Johanntges - MaxWell Polaris

Lori Green - MaxWell Devonshire Realty

Craig Oliver - MaxWell South Star Realty

Gayatri Sharma - MaxWell Central

Jag Khinda - MaxWell Polaris

Rahul Khatri - MaxWell Polaris

Ajdin Susa - MaxWell Polaris

Ashly Tichkowsky - MaxWell Progressive Realty

Bruce Dunham - MaxWell Capital Realty

Catherine Manigo - MaxWell Progressive Realty

Myles Blewett - MaxWell Challenge Realty

Matthew Robinson - MaxWell Progressive Realty

Sean McKeigan - MaxWell Capital Realty

Daniel Engelman – MaxWell Polaris

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New or Used? Kevin Grenier REALTOR®

When buyers come to me looking for guidance I always include both new homes and used (pre-owned) homes. Many buyers are surprised to find that I also work with new home builders and once they understand the benefits, far prefer it to working with the builder's sales staff.
But what are the benefits of new vs used?


New

- latest building practices including 4x6 walls, increased insulation, heat recovery ventilators and child safe receptacles
- comprehensive 1yr builder warranty (some builders offer 2 yrs), additional New home warranties (additional 4-10 yrs or more covering various items)

Pre-owned

- typically located in mature areas with established schools, larger trees, typically shorter commutes to city centre
- less likely to be "cookie

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Hey everyone. Just thought I should share something with you that could make your day a real crappy one if you dont keep up on this little thing. I recently decided to replace the kitchen faucet and bathroom faucets in my home. So being the responsible home owner I am. I went below my sink and turned off the shut off valves on the taps. Well surprise, surprise. The hot water shut off did not work. It seems that the hot water use had caused the rubber gasket in the valve to deteriorate. and the taps still allowed hot water to run freely. So needless to say I checked the rest of the hot water shut offs and two of the three bathrooms also continued to allow the flow of water. Good thing I didn't start taking he taps apart first. Well it was a simple fix. I

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Tracy Carson, Broker/Owner of MaxWell South Star, is known to so many as the first female Broker/Owner at MaxWell Realty. She has been in the real estate business for 20 years and we wanted to share her real estate journey with the rest of the MaxWell family.

 Here is Tracy’s story:

I have been in Real Estate for 20 years; I’m as old as MaxWell. In the three years before becoming licensed, I worked in sales for new home builders. That is where I met my husband, James. He came in to buy a house from me. In the early days, RECA’s required licensing education could be anything that fits into the category of Real Estate related education. I didn’t want to waste my time, so I did retraining courses that would benefit me in the industry. Those

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Christine Gallacher - MaxWell Grande Realty

Michael Andrew - MaxWell Progressive

Greg Dunham - MaxWell Progressive

Rob Aldridge - MaxWell Progressive

Christie Bergman - MaxWell Progressive 

Kacie Phillips - MaxWell Capital Realty Bridges

Bill Bowers - MaxWell Progressive

Dan Kurney - MaxWell Progressive 

Gail Docken - MaxWell Progressive 

Heather Gardiner - MaxWell Capital Realty

Jeremiah Townsend - MaxWell Progressive

Paul Gravelle - MaxWell Progressive 

Trina Pozzolo - MaxWell Progressive

Lenny Burt - MaxWell Progressive 

Sharon Trelenberg - MaxWell Progressive 

Johnny Bede - MaxWell Progressive 

Paul Mcphail - MaxWell Progressive

Bernie Molzan - MaxWell Progressive 

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Krista Galenzoski - MaxWell Polaris

Sandy Kahlon - MaxWell Polaris 

Jay Arora - MaxWell Polaris 

Wayne Gatza - MaxWell Challenge

Ahmad (AJ) Arwell - MaxWell Progressive Realty 

Gayle Fletcher - MaxWell Progressive Realty 

Carmine Manna - MaxWell South Star Realty 

Sylvia Kysela - MaxWell Challenge 

Luciano Rao - MaxWell Polaris

 

 

 

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MaxWell Realty has recently had the pleasure of interviewing our newest Broker/Owner Darrell Borbely. Darrell opened the doors of MaxWell Performance in August of 2019!

Check out our interview with Darrell Borbely below:

 

1. How many years in the industry as an agent?

 I got licensed in 2003, so approximately 16 years.

2. What led you to want to make the change to being an owner/broker?

 I've been watching the industry for the last couple years; everyone seemed to be doing the same thing, all new realtors, in my opinion, were not learning the basics they required to be a successful realtor. So if you want to change, you have to be prepared to do your part & try changing it.

I used to get calls from realtors from other companies

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David Bauer journey started differently from most other Broker/Owners. Six years ago, he began as a janitor at a property management company. After a few years of hard work, he became a Property Manager Broker. Fast forward to today, he's now the Broker/Owner of MaxWell Direct Realty.   

David opened his MaxWell doors on May 2019. What made him join the Family was the passion he sees in Bill and Bryan, MaxWell’s values that aligned with his and having the community and family is what sold him the most. David also loves the tools on MaxCentral and how phenomenal they are. He knew making this change would make his business stronger. He admits that the biggest challenge in starting this new venture was writing policies and procedures for his business, but

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