selling a house privately

How To Avoid A Costly Mistake When Selling A House Privately

“Can I be successful in selling a house privately?”

We get this question all the time.

As a family business committed to ethical standards, we pride ourselves on being honest and transparent with our clients. This means that our clients feel so comfortable with us, they can literally ask us anything.

And this question is often one of the most frequent.

A study from the National Association of Realtors found that one quarter of all private sellers will list their house with an agent within 6 to 8 weeks of their house going on the market.

Why? In short, because they typically don’t work. In fact, the same study found that only 2/3 of all FSBO (For Sale By Owner) sales are successful.

With that in mind, can selling a house privately work? Read more

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Tips and Advice for First Time Home Buyers

Buying a home in Ontario can be a very exciting and rewarding process, if you know what you’re doing.

Not only is Ontario one of the most beautiful places to live in Canada, but it’s also one of the best places in the country to own a home.

Over the course of a year, we (The Hewitt Jancsar Team) will play a part in an average of 120 real estate transactions (purchases and sales).  About 2/3 of those (80) involve assisting buyers’ make a purchase, of which half (40) are first-time buyers’.

Given that such a large percentage of our business consists of newcomers, we’re happy to share information that could help you save time and money when you finally decide to take the plunge.

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A ‘Perfect Storm’ of real estate conditions is happening now in Woodstock-Ingersoll

Report Summary – February 2016

As you can see in this infographic (view | download), there is currently a ‘perfect storm of conditions’ sweeping across the region, consisting of low supply, high demand and low-interest rates, pushing home prices through the roof and reducing the ‘time on market’ to less than a 48 hours for some single-family homes throughout Woodstock!   This month we’re seriously urging homeowners to consider selling their home before it’s too late!   Read the full report below.

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Why Oxford County Is Among The Best Places To Retire In Ontario

Ahh, retirement.

The kids are gone, the house is paid off, and Sunday afternoons are yours to re-discover!

The only question that remains is, where to retire to?

As an Oxford County native, father of 3 grown children, and a realtor here, I can say with the upmost confidence that this little paradise just west of London, Ontario truly does have it all for anyone looking to retire in Oxford County.

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7 Things To Avoid When Buying Your Next Home

Buying a house is an exciting and emotional experience, but at its core it’s just about numbers. Income, debt, credit, interest, and balances all play important roles in whether or not you become a homeowner, or if you have to wait on the sidelines until the numbers look better.

Whether this is your first home or your tenth, you’re likely in tune with your finances since banks won’t give mortgages to just anyone, which is why it’s important to refrain from rash spending during the months leading up to, and during you next home purchase.

To help you avoid any unnecessary setbacks, we’ve compiled a list of things to avoid when buying your next home.


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