I'm happy to report I've been with the company for over a year, and everything they promised has been true and accurate. I have more flexibility to help clients find the right fee schedule because it's the bottom line that counts and I have 3 options which allow you to choose the one right for you. It's a win win situation. Happy 2013! And I look forward to another great Year.
A word about the Company
iPro Growth 2012
We are excited to report that in 2012 iPro grew by nearly 50%! iPro started the year with 263 reps and finished the year with 383 reps. That is a growth of 10 reps per month. December was an all-time record month for growth with 24 Realtors joining iPro in December alone!
In 2012 iPro surpassed many established brokerages becoming the 18th largest brokerage in the GTA, up from 25th largest in 2011. That is quite an accomplishment in only 3 years. Our goal for 2013 is to become one of the GTA top ten brokerages.
In 2012 iPro opened up branches in several new markets including, Milton, and Toronto West, (St. Clair and Caledonia), and for 2013 we are now open in Muskoka with more locations planned for summer/fall 2013.
If you are buying a home, then, before you decide on whether this home is your dream home, the following checklist will help you look at prospective homes with a critical eye. We suggest printing this page and putting it on a clipboard. When you find a home that really interests you, mark the features you see and note their general condition on this list.
Home value sometimes referred to as "Value in Use", is best described as the probable price at which a home trades in a free, competitive, and open market and is synonymous with the market value.
SELLING YOUR HOME ON YOUR OWN - OR USING A REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
SELLING YOUR HOME - WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME?
If you have decided that now is the time to sell your home, you might be thinking: should I hire a Real Estate Sales Representative or do it alone. Have you ever considered repairing your own car? Anyone can buy the tools and parts. However, most of us just do not have the knowledge, training, experience or the expertise and commitment of time to do the job properly. Besides, there are plenty of experienced professionals to do the work for us.
When should I sell my home? Your answer to this question might be right now! If you have taken a job in another city or made an offer on a new home, or had an addition to your family, selling your home fast might be the most important goal you have. Most people, however, have some flexibility when they sell their home. Let us take a closer look at the most important factors that can go into this decision.
HOW REAL ESTATE MARKET CONDITIONS AFFECT YOUR OFFER PRICE
STAGING… FOR A FASTER SALE AND HIGHER PRICE
A hot market is a "seller’s market". During a seller’s market, properties can sell within a few days of being listed and there are often multiple offers. Sometimes homes even sell above the asking price. Though most buyers want to get a "deal" on a home, reducing your offer by even a few thousand dollars could mean that someone else will get the home you desire.
There are many television shows today that focus on home staging. If you have not watched any, do yourself a favor and tune in. They all say the same thing: do not even consider putting your house on the market until you have taken a close look at its condition. Experienced sales people know that you only have one shot at impressing potential buyers, so take some time to prepare your home for showings. You will be rewarded with a faster sale and a higher offer.