The Bidding War - Can You Win It?

By: Irene Bilinski

The Bidding War - Can You Win It?

Tags: Ottawa Real Estate, Ottawa Homes, MLS Ottawa

In an ideal world as a home seller, a bidding war is exactly what you dream of. But is it really?  Should you as a home seller walk away from a war? Does it all boil down to a gut feeling or is there a strategy involved? How can a seller maximize the benefit of a multiple bid?  An experienced agent is well aware that there are two basic options that work when selling a home. T...Read More

How To Adjust To The Climate Change In Canada

By: Irene Bilinski

How To Adjust To The Climate Change In Canada

Tags: Ottawa Real Estate, Ottawa Homes, MLS Ottawa

 Yes, there is climate change, it must be Mother Nature sending us a message. In Canada, we’re experiencing some pretty wild weather swings, from super cold winters to hot and humid summer heat waves.  Increased warming is occurring across the world, but here in Canada, on average, we have double the global rate. The climate changes are the new normal...Read More

What To Look For When Buying A Cottage.

By: Irene Bilinski

What To Look For When Buying A Cottage.

Tags: Ottawa Real Estate, Selling Your Home When You Have a Pet , Ottawa Homes, MLS Ottawa

This is the time of year most people who are looking for a cottage as a place to go to on weekends and for holidays, but also as a place to retire to one day. Before you start looking at cottage/land for your summer getaways, check out some of these tips below . . .  What To Look For When Buying A Cottage. 1. Create a 'wish list,' a 'want list' and a 'must-have list. Ar...Read More

Purchasing A Home In A Flood Zone

By: Irene Bilinski

Purchasing A Home In A Flood Zone

Tags: Ottawa Real Estate, Selling Your Home When You Have a Pet , Ottawa Homes, MLS Ottawa

We don’t think about floods in the Fall and Winter months but we sure do when we hear or read the news and find out about local areas that are under a flood watch.  During any season it may not be visible to you that the home you are looking at is actually in a flood zone. We have some questions for you to ask your realtor even if the area looks pretty dry when you're seeing it...Read More

The Perfect Place for Seniors To Call Home Again

By: Irene Bilinski

The Perfect Place for Seniors To Call Home Again

Tags: Ottawa Real Estate, Selling Your Home When You Have a Pet , Ottawa Homes, MLS Ottawa. Seniors Downsizing Ottawa, Real Estate Agent For Seniors

Moving can be exciting and stressful at the same time. For seniors who may have spent a lifetime in their previous home, leaving memories behind and moving into new, unfamiliar place and can emotionally difficult and often, even scary. Being considerate and understanding about the worries of a senior is paramount. Offering an elderly person moving tips, especially for things like their valua...Read More

“Home Viewings – Someone May be Listening

By: Irene Bilinski

“Home Viewings – Someone May be Listening

Tags: Ottawa Real Estate, Selling Your Home When You Have a Pet , Ottawa Homes, MLS Ottawa

Whether the security audio device was installed previously or just installed by the home owner, It was brought to our attention that some sellers are being sneaky and using these devices to find out what buyers are saying about their houses.  So, I’ve been telling buyers to keep their thoughts to themselves and we can talk after we leave the house.   “Home Viewings – So...Read More

Selling Your Home When You're A Pet Lover

By: Irene Bilinski

Selling Your Home When You're A Pet Lover

Tags: Ottawa Real Estate, Selling Your Home When You Have a Pet , Ottawa Homes, MLS Ottawa

I’m an animal lover but I can say that I’m quite uncomfortable with snakes and such.  So when I arrive at a house for a showing, I’m a little hesitant to enter the premises. A potential buyer might also be uncomfortable even though their fears might be different from mine.  Maybe they are afraid of dogs, cats, birds or other household pets. If you are a pet owner? How ...Read More

7 Home Buying Tips You May Not Know About

By: Irene Bilinski

7 Home Buying Tips You May Not Know About

Tags: Ottawa Homes, Real Estate Tips, Realtor Ottawa, Real Estate Ottawa

We don't want you to lose the home you've fallen in love with before you buy it because like most home buyers, they haven't considered the tips below.  1.    Not checking out the neighborhood (morning, afternoon and evening & on a week-end).  The information you will gather can determine if it’s the area for you.  Talk to a few neighbors. 2...Read More

Ready, Set, Sell!

By: Irene Bilinski

Ready, Set, Sell!

Tags: Homes For Sale Ottawa, Real Estate Ottawa, MLS Listings Ottawa, Sell Your Home Tips

Now that you are ready to sell your home, it's time to get READY!  There’s a multitude of things that need to be done but first you have to realize that selling your home is a new business venture.  This is no longer your home, this is a house for SALE! You need to make it attractive to the potential buyers, you need people to drive by and say, I would buy that house if I was i...Read More

List Of 6 Reasons Why Your Home Won't Sell

By: Irene Bilinski

List Of 6 Reasons Why Your Home Won't Sell

Tags: Ottawa, Ottawa Homes For Sale, MLS Ottawa, Ottawa Realtor, Home Selling Tips

Sure, you could bake some fresh cookies to entice buyers while they're in your home, but if your house has one or more of the following issues, you're going to struggle... If you’re selling a house – or are thinking about putting your home on the market – this is essential reading. Price: The most important factor is usually the price.  The lo...Read More