Not Another Boring Real Estate Blog?!

You’ve probably read so many real estate blogs that have made you wonder why you would ever read one again…I’m not promising that this blog will be the “end-all and be-all” of blogs, but I will promise not to bore you (or myself) to tears.

You see, I love what I do. I also love my 4 kids and my patient husband. And I have limited free time…actually, I probably have zero free time, but I just keep taking the time away from what is supposed to be sleep time.

I’ll be using this blog to keep you informed of what I’m seeing in the real estate world and the ever-changing real estate market. The primary focus will be Halton region (Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville), however, I’m sure there will be times when I venture into my neighbouring areas of Peel and Hamilton.

If at any point, you have questions on investing in real estate, don’t hesitate to contact me – I’m always looking for another body to chat with!

Enjoy!

xo ljubica

TakeMeHomeTeam.com

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Love Covers a Multitude of Wrongs

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Impactful Real Estate News

FEBRUARY 2018

Ljubica Krpan, Team Leader & Sales Representative

Take Me Home Team

 

 

Love Covers a Multitude of Wrongs

February as you know brings in Valentines Day, where many of us scramble to make sure those close to us KNOW we love them! After all – Love is a many splendid thing.

When my husband and I were planning our wedding back in 2001 he suggested we reveal to all in attendance words that would convey our LOVE for each other.

My favourite Love Description is: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres.

I could go on with all kinds of examples like – Love Your Neighbour as Yourself, even go all business on you with accolades about how much we love doing business with you, or how much we love your referrals and more – but, the point is we do love helping people sell and buy real estate.  And those people say we are good at it!

Please know that my team and I are eager to help anyone you know wanting to make a move so much so that we are willing to make an offer that they will LOVE – AND – the kids at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto will love too.

For the month of February, anyone considering making a move that you refer to me, we will guarantee them in writing their home will sell or we’ll buy it at a price acceptable to them.

We just need to agree on the price and possession date with the seller. 

Just like we are thankful for you and your business, I am confident your referrals will be thanking you for steering them in the right direction on getting their home sold!!!

AND remember, YOUR referrals help the kids…  

We are on the mission to raise $25,000 for Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto. We do this by donating to them a portion of our income from homes we sell. As you know, Sick Kids Hospital does great work in helping kids fight through and survive nasty life-threatening diseases like cancer, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia and others.

BUT, they rely on Sponsorships and Donations to continue their leading-edge care while keeping families’ expenses down to a minimum. So, YOUR REFERRALS REALLY DO HELP THE KIDS! 

Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to my real estate sales team?

Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, you can rest assured a very worthy cause benefits as well.  

I want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move, so here are your options:

  1. You can go to www.TakeMeHomeTeamReferralRewards.com and enter their contact info on line or forward the link to who you know considering a move.
  2. Of course you can always call me direct as well at 416-558-8882. 

Over the last five years of helping hundreds of families sell their home and/or buy another, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people. People like you! So, your referrals, those you know considering a move, that we help – you can rest assured that not only will they get the award winning service we are known for and the guarantee to back it up, but that a solid portion of the income we receive from the transaction will help the kids at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.

I hope you and your family are well and this Valentine’s brings you much joy and happiness. Happy Valentine’s Day!

xo ljubica

Ljubica Krpan

Take Me Home Team

416-558-8882

Exciting New Year’s Resolution…

 

 

As a fellow Lover of Holiday Time, I wanted to share with you some exciting news for the New Year.

It seems most people establish New Year’s resolutions, but for whatever reason they fall short of keeping them. Each year I highlight a great book that helped me and my team dramatically improve our follow through on achieving important goals and I wanted to share that with you – as sort of a Happy New Year After Christmas Gift; more on the book in a moment.

Some of your friends, neighbours, associates or relatives may have a New Year’s resolution to make a move. Well – we can help them with that, help you and help the kids at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto at the same time.

For the month of January, anyone you know wanting to sell their house, I will guarantee the sale of their home in 60 Days or I will sell it for FREE!*

They Outline the goals, I agree to deliver; if I don’t, I pay the penalty. Who do you know considering Selling their home that would benefit from that kind of peace of mind?

Just let me know and we’ll give them a call!

AND remember… YOUR referrals help the kids…  

We are on a mission to raise $25,000 for Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto. We do this by donating a portion of our income from homes we sell.   As you know Sick Kids Hospital does great work in helping kids fight through and survive nasty life threatening diseases like cancer, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia and others.

BUT, Sick Kids relies on Sponsorships and Donations to provide their elite level care and keep family’s expenses to a minimum. So YOUR REFERRALS REALLY DO HELP THE KIDS…

Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to my real estate sales team?

Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, you can rest assured we are also donating to a very worthy cause.

I want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbours, associates or family members considering making a move, so here are your options:

  1. You can email me at Ljubica@SearchRealty.ca and send me their contact info or forward my email address to those you know considering a move.
  2. Of course you can always call me direct as well at 416-558-8882.

Over the last five years of helping hundreds of families sell or buy the place they call home, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people. People like you! And anyone considering a move you send our way, you can rest assured that not only will they get the award winning service we are known for but a very worthy cause will benefit as well.

The book I mentioned is actually a collection of 365 Daily Insights written by Zig Ziglar and Dr. Ike Reighard. The title is just that, Daily Insights.

I find this book to be a great way to start each day and better focus on fulfilling my mission of Serving Others in a Big Way! I just had to share it with you and encourage you to order a copy for yourself or anyone you know.

Thanks again and Happy New Year!

Ljubica Krpan

416-558-8882

How Important is the Home Inspection?

I have been lucky to work with some pretty amazing buyer clients over the course of my real estate career. This past week was no different. I have been going around with this lovely family for about a month looking at different homes to find the one they could call “home”.

We put in an offer earlier this week on a cute backsplit that does require some updating and renovating. It’s pretty evident to us that this original homeowner has taken care of her home, however, we still made sure to include a home inspection condition in our offer.

I’ve been on many home inspections — most with my trusted home inspector. Why do I trust him? Because he has the background, education and experience to go through the home and identify the issues with the home, along with the possible solutions to correct the issue. Now, most Realtors® sit at the kitchen table or family room and do some “work” on their laptop, ipad or phone during the home inspection. I choose to walk along with the home inspector throughout the inspection, and trust me, I’m always learning something new from him (that I then take home with me and share with my husband – think home projects! – but that’s an entirely different story).

While going through the home with the Inspector, we did find several issues that were unexpected. Bear in mind that all homes will have issues – there simply is not a perfect home (whether it’s brand spanking new or 50+ years old). On a very basic level, you’re looking for items that are not visible to an ordinary purchaser during a viewing.

For example, from the road, the roof shingles may seem pretty decent. But on further inspection by a qualified home inspector, it’s evident that there are patches on the roof without any shingles, and water seepage into the home. This could then result in over $10,000 being spent on re-shingling – a cost that those purchasers would not have budgeted for.

You can imagine how difficult larger ticket items (roof, furnace, a/c, foundation/structural problems) may be on a new purchaser who may not have the extra funds to cover these surprises! The home inspection will help you not only identify the issues, but also determine if it’s within your budget to solve the issue, or whether a price reduction with the Seller is an option and/or required. In some cases, the items may be so large or daunting that the Buyer chooses to walk away from the purchase.

In this particular instance, we were able to negotiate several thousands of dollars off of our original purchase price in order to help the Buyers correct the issues that were found. I don’t even want to think about what could have happened had they decided not to include a home inspection…

If you’re just beginning your home search, take a look at this free report “How to Avoid 9 Common Buyer Traps BEFORE Buying a Home”. You don’t want to be the buyer that pays too much for the home you want, or the one that buys the wrong home for your needs.