Monday, November 30, 2009

The Value of a Realtor, Mississauga

Did you participate in the Real Estate Market this year? Did you sell a house that no longer met your needs and purchase a home that was more conducive to your lifestyle? If you are one of the thousands that did one or the other, or both, chances are you used the professional services of a realtor.

It may seem that a realtor does very little. Maybe, the access to the MLS system was part of the reason you decided to work with a realtor. We, as realtors use the MLS system, but it is just one of the tools that we have at our fingertips to offer, and provide, you with professional services.

We can access the Muncipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) to provide you with invaluable information regarding taxes on individual properties ownership histories and lot size specifics.

We also use Teranet's GeoWarehouse where we can retrieve even more informaion to use in your decision-making process. For example: streetscape imagery, mapped neighbourhood sales, and average local incomes.

If you are considering a newly constructed home we, as realtors, can access RealNet. This is Canada's database of new home listings. This site includes current records updated on a monthly basis. This database can be conducted by housing type, location, price range and number of bedrooms. It can produce builder names, lot sizes, condo fees, and availabitliy of units.

Your realtor can advise you on government programs that will save you some money. For example: Home Renovation Tax Credit, the EnerGuide for Houses Retrofit Grant.

We can provide you with contact names for financial information. Mortgage specialists that will allow you to apply for a mortgage, and give you information as to whether you can afford a home, or perhaps not at this time.

We can advise first-time homebuyers of programs available to make that first purchase.

We search through huge amounts of paperwork to provide you with information on important issues such as property taxes, HST, land transfer tax, closing costs on both buying and selling a home, etc.

Contact Betty Bartusevicius 905 828 3434 or directly at 416 427 1875
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage

I can help you save time and money by shopping smarter;

There is no time like the present to begin your investigations into a property purchase or sale that will lead to sound decision making.

Experience is not expensive; it is Priceless.

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