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Open House

August 11, 2017
Grey couch with three large throw pillows on it

Open House Preparation, Double Ending

Dear David, There’s an Open House coming up at our home next weekend. What should we do to prepare? – Ready to Sell Dear Ready: You’ll […]
February 8, 2018

Property infringement, Open houses, Rental property renos

Dear David, Our neighbour has built a shed so close to our home that eaves of the shed sit under the eaves of our roof. If […]
March 15, 2019

Assessed value vs. price, Seller’s old appliances

Dear David, I was at an open house listed at $500,000. In the listing, I noticed that the taxes on the property were based on a […]
July 6, 2019

When to downsize, Open house tips

Dear David, We’ve lived in out home over 50 years and have recently had a couple of health scares. We feel like it might be time […]
September 27, 2019

Client vs. customer, Avoiding issues at closing

Dear David, We’re thinking of moving. We met an agent at an open house who wanted us to sign a 6-month agreement, so we could be […]
October 25, 2019

Adding a buyer, Preparing for showings

Dear David, We recently sold our home. The buyers have asked to add another buyer to the agreement before it closes. Should we be worried? – […]
November 1, 2019

Repeat open houses, Aging in place

Dear David, Why won’t my agent do another open house this weekend? – OPEN DOOR POLICY DEAR OPEN DOOR: By the sound of it, your home […]
April 10, 2020

Closing in a pandemic, moving to a smaller town

Dear David, I bought a house just before the outbreak and need to close in two months. Now what? – MID-MOVE DEAR MID-MOVE: Our industry is […]
August 14, 2020

Open Houses during Stage-3 reopening

Many homeowners and Realtors, myself included, are not comfortable with the idea of scheduling open houses yet.
October 2, 2020

Fall Open Houses, Keeping buyers & sellers apart

Open houses are permitted in Phase 3, but OREA recommends they only be used as a last resort.
November 6, 2020

Invest or buy a bigger house? My agent isn’t available

With a growing family and a solid investment portfolio, a move to a home you expect to live in until your kids leave the nest would be well within your means.