Selling Your Home

By: Michelle Makos

Selling Your Home

Tags: selling your home, multiple offers, bully offers, home evaluations, bidding wars, michelle makos, holding offers,

  Well we all know the market has been busy the last few months and April is no different.  This week I listed a property in North Oshawa.  A nice detached home with single car garage... for $399,900.   To give you some idea, the week prior to this listing a home exactly the same listed for $399,900 the week before and sold for $440,000. So I hold offers from a Thursday to Tue...Read More

By: Michelle Makos

Multiple Offers !! We need more inventory ! This is CRAZY !

Tags: Multiple Offers, Durham Region Housing, Bidding Wars, PIckering Houses, When will this end, Selling your home, real estate market, buying a home with an experience agents

Agents are waiving inspections and financing conditions just to WIN.   If you are the listing agent or the Seller, this is great times but if you are on the other side, it can be rather frustrating.   People ask me all the time, "will this continue?" and the trust to the question is, I simply don't know.   I don't see it slowing down any time soon. We a...Read More

By: Michelle Makos

Can This Ride Continue

Tags: Multiple Offers, DUrham Real Estate Market, Michelle Makos, Bidding Wars

Well as we near the end of May, it would appear there is no end in sight to the bidding wars, multiple offers and craziness in the real estate market. I have been asked numerous times, do I see an end in sight?  Will this last?  What will happen IF .... ALL of these are valid questions.  I too am asking myself, how long can this continue.  Homes are selling for record high pri...Read More

Open Houses

By: Michelle Makos

Open Houses

Tags: Open Houses, Do They Work?

Open Houses ~ Do you think they sell your home or do you think Realtors use them to find clients? I may be stepping on some toes here but I, personally do NOT think doing Open Houses sell your home.   Not that I won't do them if a client wants them but I can think of many reason why they are a waste.   The majority of people coming into Open Houses ~ don't even know the ...Read More

Who says real estate isn't your best investment !!!!

By: Michelle Makos

Who says real estate isn't your best investment !!!!

Tags: 44 Hesketh Road, Ajax Homes For Sale, Ajax Real Estate

Well another successful listing and sale.  This property was bought in 2012 for $249,900.  The purchaser was working in Durham Region and felt that buying something would be better than renting !  WOW !  Did he get it right.  Sold once his job was finished here for $320,000.   Not only did he build up his equity over the two years but he also made a nice profit.  ...Read More

By: Michelle Makos

Multiple Offers Everywhere

Tags: multiple offers, bidding wars, selling your home, real estate, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby

Well I cannot believe the prices some of these homes are selling for?   Please, please, please make sure when you are purchasing a home to use a LOCAL agent ... they know the neighbourhoods and the comparables.   When you use an agent who is from another area, they don't.   People are paying ridiculously high prices for homes which in my humble opinion aren't worth it. ...Read More

By: Michelle Makos

When is the best time to sell my home

Tags: Pickering real estate, homes, selling your home, what is my home worth, home evaluation pickering, ajax

When is it time to talk to a REALTOR®? Many people only see a doctor when they're sick or have some other health concern. On the other hand, some people visit a doctor regularly for checkups, to ask questions and get advice, and to maintain good health. Which do you think is the better approach? Obviously, the second one! The same thing is true when it comes to real ...Read More