Jenna Brooks, Your Local REALTOR (R)

Buyer Beware!

Thursday Oct 1st, 2020


The term Caveat Emptor is a Latin term that means "Let the Buyer Beware". Similar to the phrase "Sold as is”.  When we see this and accept it, the Buyer assumes the risk that a house may have defects.   In our current “Sellers’ Market”, it is hard to get an offer accepted with a Condition.  You’re right, this is scary.  The “Big 3” Conditions:  Financing, Home Inspection and Home Insurance are included... [read more]

How to determine "Market Value"

Wednesday Jun 3rd, 2020


I am asked frequently, "what is the value of this house?".  The answer really is simple: What a buyer is willing to pay.  First, we must understand what is in our control and what is not.  Secondly, everyone values house styles and finishes differently.  So let's dig a little deeper.   When I am representing a seller, I put myself in the shoes of a buyer and buyer's agent.  What are buyers looking for? What are they typically... [read more]

"Seller's Direction" Form 244 - Holding Offers

Wednesday Apr 29th, 2020


Prior to COVID-19, "back in the day when we had Open Houses", often consumers were savvy and would ask the listing agent if there was an "offer date" or if they were "holding offers".  This a great question from a motivated, interested buyer.  A listing can have details in the Realtor remarks indicating an "offer date” which is not normally public information on realtor.ca.  This language is actually only relevant if Form “244”... [read more]

Real Estate during a Pandemic: COVID-19

Thursday Apr 16th, 2020


Trading Real Estate is an "Essential Service" but it’s definitely not business as usual.  I thoroughly enjoy being face-to-face with my clients.  However, considering the severity of COVID-19, we must all do our part to socially distance and stop the spread of this virus.  This is forcing our industry to go virtual at every opportunity.  So, what does this mean?  Public, In person, Open houses are prohibited.  Virtual Open... [read more]

Selling Your Home During A Pandemic is A Lot Easier Than You Might Think!

Tuesday Apr 21st, 2020


It is safe to say that the days of 40+ showings are in the past, for now anyways. However, that does not mean that you can’t get a great price! Here are the steps we take before going to market. Repair what you can. Now is a great time to make some repairs to your home as you prepare to sell in the future. Despite this pandemic, there is still so much we can do!  As many of us are working from home, it is a great idea to keep yourself occupied by cleaning up your space, maybe even... [read more]