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A home inspection is an overall, non-invasive analysis of the condition of a home at the time of inspection. This includes the different systems, such as the plumbing, roofing, exterior, structure, electrical, the interior, heating/cooling, insulation and ventilation. All of the mentioned components must work independently, while acting as a single system for a home to function properly.

The largest group of home inspectors are members of NACHI, whose inspectors have all successfully passed InterNACHI’s Inspector Examination, taken a Standards of Practice Quiz, completed a Code of Ethics Course, adhere to Standards of Practice, abide by a Code of Ethics, attend required continuing education courses, and are InterNACHI Certified.

The Barrie Home Inspector is a Certified Building Code Official through membership with the Ontario Building Officials Association. This certification is obtained after obtaining the necessary credits in both Part 9 and Part 3 of the Ontario Building Code. Part 9 of the Ontario Building Code is for smaller buildings typically under 600 M2 in size, Part 3 is generally used used for commercial and industrial buildings over 600 M2 in size.

The best trained home inspectors are Certified Building Code Official’s with the Ontario Building Officials Association, which includes passing competency exams in both Part 9 and Part 3 of the Ontario Building Code. This allows your home inspector to be able to determine which parts of your home are deficient according to the minimum standards of building in Ontario. If you are not fully educated in the local Building Code requirements how can you identify the deficiencies in a building.

In many provinces, home inspectors are required to be licensed, but in Ontario the profession is not regulated at all. Typical requirements for obtaining a license are the completion of an approved training course and/or a successful examination by the Provinces licensing board. Some provinces also require inspectors to periodically obtain continuing education credits in order to renew their licenses.

The Barrie Home Inspector offers an un-conditional Money Back guarantee on all home inspections. If you, as the client, are not happy, for any reason, your money is refunded without questions. This has been their policy for over 8 years and indicates the willingness to stand behind the quality of service provided when performing your home inspection.

Any home buyer should fully examine any qualifications offered to determine what kind of accreditation they actually have. Are they from a Government agency or other recognized institution or just some online certificates available to anyone. Remember, a smart consumer is an educated consumer.

Choose the Barrie Home Inspector for Guaranteed Peace of Mind and save yourself some money at the same time. Knowledge and experience are the tools of our trade and we guarantee the results.

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As a CENTURY 21® Real Estate professional, I am dedicated to providing you with the highest quality service possible. My personal knowledge of the local Real Estate market is combined with the power of the CENTURY 21 brand – the most recognized name in Real Estate today.

Let me assist you in finding your dream home, in a neighbourhood that is right for you, and in the price range you want. Or if you are interested in selling a property, I also have the expertise to help you get the fastest sale possible and at the best price.

I look forward to the opportunity of working for you!

Lincoln Marriner
Sales Representative
355 Bayfield Street
Barrie, ONL4M 3C3
Email Lincoln
Office: 705-721-9111
Office Fax: 705-721-9182
Direct: 705-817-2527
Toll Free: 866-942-2121

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KATIE KIRK is a full time realtor whose goal  is provide excellent customer service.  If you want your every need catered to, where buying or selling, Katie is the Realtor for you. Katie Kirk is a highly motivated Real Estate professional. Katie works hard to set realistic expectations for her clients and works diligently to provide the information they require to make the best decisions possible. As an experience career Real Estate professional Katie can also draw on her past retail experience to put a complete package together for her clients. Katie is a "hands on" agent who puts the needs of her clients first and works diligently to ensure their expectations are met and all the possible information they might require is at their fingertips.  Phone 705-739-1300, Cell 705-321-8017,  Fax 705-739-1330, Email [email protected] Web http://www.kirkworks.ca

Hugh Hardy is a fully experienced Realtor with Chay Re/Max in Angus.  Visit Hugh’s web site! You’ll find the full MLS plus informative articles & links here. If you’re a Seller or a Buyer, I specialize in Barrie, Borden/Angus, Essa, New Lowell, & Clearview in particular – and wider Simcoe County in general. Relocation is wrought with bumps and potholes, but they needn’t sidetrack you. As a longtime Essa Township resident-and someone who once relocated to Angus himself-Hugh helps smooth the road between his clients and their real estate goals. Hugh has many years of experience with Military Relocations and can help anyone involved with the Posting process, by ensuring a smooth transition. Hugh has years of experience with the Brookfield relocation program and can provide and help you with any documentation required. Trust a seasoned veteran for you next Real Estate transaction, call Hugh Hardy. I’m up-to-date with the latest tools & trends too… Zero Downpayment, Internet Marketing, Buyer Brokerage, DND & General Relocation… Hope you enjoy these pages! One of the conditions of purchasing or selling a home will now include having a home inspection.  Choosing Barrie Home Inspections, located at www.barrie-home-inspector.com can be the best decision you can make. Barrie Home Inspections is a Certified Building Code Official with the OBOA whose qualifications far exceed the typical home inspector. Experience and knowledge are the best tools a home inspector can have.  Ensure your home is ready for a home inspection by having a Pre-Inspection which will prevent surprises.

Steve Hopkinson has a love of the Real Estate industry that is un-believable. Call Steve to talk to a true Professional who lives and breathes Real Estate and more importantly, willing to apply that desire to next transaction. Steve’s philosophy on being a Professional Realtor is simply explained: We enjoy real estate! We live it, breath it, teach it…but most importantly, we love the people that we get to meet whether we are buying your property or selling you one of ours. Without the people…real estate is just dirt!  Every time we meet someone new, it`s a new chance to help and enjoy the process of working together to build lifelong friendships and business relationships. HomeLife Main Street Contact Steve today: Steve Hopkinson, 150 Main Street, Newmarket ON L3Y 3Z1, PH 905-252-0740

Most people hire movers this day and age, especially when moving long distances. The cost of a move is expensive, but hiring the wrong moving company is WAY more expensive. The good news for most people is that if a company is relocating you, the generally pick up the bill. If you are the decision maker, the following tips will help you choose a reputable moving company. Moving companies offer several great reasons to hire them – with different levels of service. From companies who will show up and move you and your belongings to companies who will pack, clean and move your belongings from place to place. The "complete package" home services can be bought at virtually any movers. These organizations locate you a residence, help you sell the one you’re in, pack you up, deliver your items and unpack you at your new residence. This selection is quite popular among relocating companies.

You should smarten up your home so the buyer has the impression that he is indeed purchasing a new residence. People will add their own personal touches to a residence and so will not buy a home based on the personal idiosyncrasies of the current owner. Replace any faulty bathroom or kitchen fittings and shine all faucets. Remove personal items that are on show in the bathroom and items lying around on kitchen counters and tables. Do not cook anything which has a strong smell when potential buyers are viewing. Bake some bread or a tray of scones so that your kitchen is filled with the smell of home baking.

Darren Johnson has been actively Listing and Selling Residential Real Estate in Barrie, Innisfil, Essa and Oro/Medonte for over 6 years. His passion for Real Estate and his ability to work with people have allowed him to successfully close transactions effeciently and as smoothly as possible, with integrity and honesty always being the forefront of every deal . Being a full-time REALTOR gives him the ability to be there through all stages of the process from start to successful finish! Bringing new methods of advertising and using today’s latest technology to complete full market analysis for pricing and professional photographs, your home will be marketed with maximize exposure and priced to maximize your investment, while keeping competitive in today’s slowing market! Darren Johnson Sales Representative, Sutton Group Incentive Realty Inc., Brokerage, tel. OFFICE: 705-739-1300, cell: 705-791-8153

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I love selling homes,I really do.I love meeting and helping people find the home of their dreams.Seeing the look of excitement on my client’s face when we find the right one, it makes my day.
To understand better how much work goes into to make a deal close please see a brief summary below.

WHEN WORKING WITH SELLERS:

I meet with the sellers to tour their home and complete a comparative market analysis (CMA)
I then meet with the sellers a second time to study and analyze market data,determine market price,go over the marketing plan and complete listing paperwork,
measure rooms, take photos and enter property into MLS and various web sites.

Then I create and submit add to local newspaper, create and print information sheets for the house
drop off information sheets and install lock box on the house. Ensure there is a supply of information sheets throughout the listing and
respond to emails and phone calls from seller throughout listing period
set up and host Agent Open Houses to allow fellow agents to view the home and offer their opinions. I then contact the seller with Agent Open House feedback.

I schedule Open House and place Open House sign at the property and advertise and host Open House’s
After Open House I contact seller with Open House feedback and also contact Agents for all showing Feedback.
I contact seller with private showing feedback, review market daily and provide seller with changes to market conditions,
meet with sellers as needed to discuss market position and possible price adjustment.
I contact seller with questions asked by potential buyers, assist seller with negotiating offer and possible counter offer,
fax or deliver counter offer to and maintain communication with selling agent throughout negotiation process
prepare and provide seller with conditions due dates, contact seller to verify date/time for home inspection,
meet with and assist seller with negotiations that my arise from home inspection
maintain communication with selling agent, fax or deliver firmed offer to sellers lawyer
follow up with sellers lawyer on closing date.

WHEN WORKING WITH BUYERS

meet with buyers to discuss their time line,type of home,lending information, etc
set up search for buyers, email new listings to buyers daily, follow up with buyers for feedback on listings that have been sent
schedule showings, show properties to buyers, contact listing agent with feedback and questions raised by buyer
contact buyer with answers to questions, set up second showing, meet with buyer to write offer
fax or deliver offer to listing agent, assist buyer reviewing and writing counter offer(s)
fax or deliver counter offer(s) to and maintain communication with listing agent throughout the negotiation process
notify buyer that offer has been accepted
prepare and provide buyer with conditions due dates
fax accepted offer to lender
provide a list with home inspectors
contact listing agent with home inspection date/time
attend home inspection
meet with buyer to draw up paperwork requesting repairs resulting from home inspection (as needed)
maintain communication with buyer regarding offer conditions and their due dates
fax firmed offer to buyer lawyer
arrange for finale walk through
respond to buyers emails or phone calls regarding offer or general home buying questions
follow up on the closing date with the buyer and the buyers lawyer

Call Jozsef

Cell 705-345-3075
Office 705-330-4040

Email Jozsef

Steve Hopsinson your Barrie Real Estate Agent

We enjoy real estate!

We live it, breath it, teach it…but most importantly, we love the people that we get to meet whether we are buying your property or selling you one of ours.

Without the people…real estate is just dirt!

Every time we meet someone new, it`s a new chance to help and enjoy the process of working together to build lifelong friendships and business relationships.
HomeLife Main Street
Steve Hopkinson
150 Main Street
Newmarket ON L3Y 3Z1
905-252-0740

PRICING YOUR HOME RIGHT

The biggest mistake that a seller can make when they place their home for sale on the Real Estate market is that they don’t price it right. This common mistake is often made because the seller listens to a friend or relative who professes to be an expert at selling homes instead of listening to their local professional Real Estate Agent who they should be hiring.

Your local Angus Real Estate Agent has the local knowledge and experience in the Angus market and has up to date statistics regarding prices for comparable listing and previously sold real estate. The friend or relative does not have access to the same information and is usually basing their price on perceived value that may be based on his imagined value of his own home. Not a very realistic method of ensuring your getting “fair value” for your real estate investment property.

It is always interesting to hear the argument that “with your home on a lot that size in the King City area, where I live, it would sell for ,000 more than the Real Estate Agent suggests.” Real Estate sales are based on location, style, condition and price. The location cannot be changed to the King City area, unless you own a mobile. The style of home is unchangeable unless you want to add an addition or a garage. The condition is a variable that can be changed somewhat inexpensively, with some paint, cleaning solutions and a bit of elbow grease, and possibly having a Home Stager come in for a consultation.

Your Real Estate agent can tell you accurately how you home compares to other homes in the area and what is strong and weak points are. The price of your home is the easiest option to change. The Real Estate Agent that you hire will assist you with making an informed decision as to what would be a fair market value for your home, in consideration of the current real estate market conditions. Make sure that you ask to see all of the sales that have taken place in the previous year, in the immediate neighbourhood that your home is located in. The price you place on the home should be within 3% of the expected sale price. If it is priced higher than this there will be few showings and probably no offers. If your home is on the MLS real estate listing system, it will get a lot of internet viewings by potential home buyers as well as Real Extate Agents that are dealing with these potential home buyers. If your real estate propert has more than 10 showings and no offers, your home is probably priced too high for the location, style and condition of the home. Now is the time to talk to your real estate agent about a possible price reduction. A price reduction should be in increments of ,000. If your home was originally priced at 9,900 a reduction to 3,900 is not going to create interest. Make your reduction stand out and make it 9,900, this will generate some immediate interest from bargain hunters. You may have missed the correct selling price when you first priced the home.

If your real estate property is on the market for 30 days and there are no showings, it is probably not the sales person’s fault, but is a good indication that the home is overpriced! Review your price with your local Angus Real Estate Agent and look at getting it down quickly to a more acceptable price which is inline with the value for the area. No home showings do not indicate that people don’t like your home, they most likely don’t like the asking price. If there are homes selling in your area, you need to know at what price, and what their price is based on so you can compete with them. Again you need to consult with your local Angus Real Estate Agent, he is worth his weight in gold when it comes to understanding the local market.

Getting the price right on your real estate at the very beginning the best bet for a smooth sale of your home. If the home goes on the market and you get several showings right away, and possibly an offer almost immediately, your sales representative has done a good job of pricing your home and marketing it to potential buyers that are looking for this area, style, condition and especially price. Do not think that the home is underpriced, as there are usually some buyers that are waiting for well priced homes to become available. These buyers are well educated in value for the area that they want, and they will not look at overpriced listings. There are many instances where a home is priced slightly under the market value for the area, and the interest that is generated by the price brings in several potential buyers and a bidding war is started. This is good for a seller as they may end up with a slightly elevated sale price if there are 2 or more buyers competing for the purchase.

In conclusion, don’t miss the price. A slightly overpriced home will be a lot harder to sell and most buyers are very educated as to market value for the area that the home is in. Price it right and you will be ready to move a lot quicker than those who don’t get the right price. Your buying power will be increased with the next home you are looking for, as you will not need to be conditional upon selling the one you just sold!

Beware of your real estate property becoming “stale”, after a while local real estate agents and active buyers stop looking at a house that has been on the market too long! People start thinking that the house has problems that is why it is not selling. Let your local professional Real Estate Agent put your real estate property for sale at the right price and save yourself needless worry and possible loss of value.

Bill Forsyth, Sales Representative/Owner
HomeLife Emerald Realty Ltd.
138 Mill St., Angus ON L0M 1B2
Office (705) 424-0770
Toll Free (800) 560-8756

Barrie Real Estate Agents - Deanna and David Pavlovich - your Choice Realty

If the time has come for You to “Find Your Dream Home”, then we would love to help. New properties are listed every day. By filling out the form, We can have new Listings emailed to You as soon as they become available.

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Sales Representative

Direct 705-790-6131

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Sales Representative

Direct 705-722-1909

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Barrie Real Estate Agent Darren Johnson working full out for you

Darren has been actively Listing and Selling Residential Real Estate in Barrie, Innisfil, Essa and Oro/Medonte for over 6 years. His passion for Real Estate and his ability to work with people have allowed him to successfully close transactions effeciently and as smoothly as possible, with integrity and honesty always being the forefront of every deal . Being a full-time REALTOR gives him the ability to be there through all stages of the process from start to successful finish! Bringing new methods of advertising and using today’s latest technology to complete full market analysis for pricing and professional photographs, your home will be marketed with maximize exposure and priced to maximize your investment, while keeping competitive in today’s slowing market!

Darren Johnson Sales Representative

Sutton Group Incentive Realty Inc., Brokerage

tel.: OFFICE: 705-739-1300

cell: 705-791-8153

fax: 705-739-1330

email: [email protected]

Mary Doldersum is a Re/Max agent providing Buying and Selling services in Barrie ON

THE WORLD IS ALWAYS CHANGING!!

BUT THE ONE THING THAT WILL STAY THE SAME IS MY DEDICATION TO SERVING YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS

More than 30 years of real estate expertise and personal service to assist you throughout the entire transaction….I’m only a phone call or email away whenever you have a question or if you would just like to say hello.
I am always glad to hear from past, present and future clients.

WONDER WHAT YOUR PROPERTY IS WORTH?
Call MARY DOLDERSUM at 905-936-3500

AgentEXPhoto_SRoss Sharon is a Professional Real Estate Agent in Barrie On. She provides professional advice and guidance when buying or selling your Barrie Real Estate Property.