Entries tagged with “Mississauga Realtor”.

Credit River in Port Credit

Credit River in Port Credit (Mississauga, ON)

Mississauga is Canada’s 6th largest city with the population of over 713,000. This fabulous city covers a huge area, sits right next to Toronto and fronts 13km of shoreline on Lake Ontario. It’s simply a fun, vibrant place to live in, visit or play. If you’re thinking of relocating to Mississauga and need to find a reliable real estate agent to represent your best interests – get in touch with me today. Honesty, integrity and dedication are a few words that round out my approach.

Now, here is a brief list of fun places and things to do in Mississauga. You can never really be bored but in case you are, check out:

  • Square One Shopping Centre – one of the largest shopping malls in Canada, with over 1.6 million square feet of retail space and more than 360 stores and services.
  • Living Arts Centre – houses performance theaters  an exhibition gallery, seven professional art studios and corporate meeting facilities.
  • Port Credit – hiking on Lakeshore Road, window shopping, walking your dog, shopping at Farmers Market, dining in its restaurants, staying in Waterside Inn, sailing and visiting many of its festivals.
  • Carassauga Festival – Every year we have a festival here where you can visit the different pavilions of different nations. Usually this takes place at the end of May.
  • Purina National Dog Show during March Break – It is Canada’s most prestigious dog show, with top international judges on hand as hundreds of purebreds from around the world compete for their share of honour and prize money. It is perfect for dog enthusiasts and families looking for some March Break fun.
  • Mississauga Waterfront Festival – Every year we have a great festival, with rides, music, and a lot of stuff for the kids to do! This usually runs the Canada day long weekend.
  • CN Tower – it remains the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, a signature icon of Toronto’s skyline, and a symbol of Canada,attracting more than two million international visitors annually.
  • Hershey Centre – multi-purpose sports and entertainment complex located in Mississauga, Ontario, across the street from Iceland Mississauga.
  • Playdium – the main building is 40,000 square feet featuring more than 200 of the most popular games, amusement rides, and simulators.
  • Credit River – home to a wide range of wildlife. Walk along the river or travel by canoe or kayak.
  • Adamson Estate – a public park on the Waterfront Trail and a Canadian historic place.

Did I miss something? Do you have your favourite place to visit or a fun activity to do in Mississauga? Share your comments.

Photo of a staged kitchen

52% of buyers said the kitchen had the most significant impact on their purchasing decision - effective staging will address this!

In today’s Mississauga real estate market the staging of homes prior to going on the market is quickly becoming a hot button. If you are considering selling your home here are some facts that may be helpful in determining whether to “stage” or “not stage”!

  • 58% of buyers made a decision to buy after seeing 10 properties—effective staging keeps your house on the list of must-see properties.
  • 54% of sellers are willing to spend more than $2000 to get their house ready for sale and of those, 25% were willing to pay over $5000—working with the right staging consultant maximizes your return on investment.
  • 63% of buyers were willing to pay more money for a house that is move-in ready.
  • 86% of those surveyed said storage space is important to potential buyers—effective staging maximizes space and spaciousness.
  • Top three interior features for selling were freshly painted walls, organized storage space and current flooring—effective staging will address all three.
  • 52% of buyers said the kitchen had the most significant impact on their purchasing decision.
  • 79% of buyers indicated they would be willing to pay a premium for a home with an updated kitchen.
  • Men (41%) are more likely to place a premium on updated décor than women (30%).
  • 77% of people view homes first on the Internet.
  • 75% of buyers who searched on the Internet went on to view or drive by the homes.
  • 40% of paint sold is as a result of incorrect color choice—CSPTM have Staging Safe ColourTM palette specifically chosen for successful staging.
  • When deciding to view a house, 78% of objective elements are generally pre-determined before viewing: they are location and size—both things are outside of a seller’s control.
  • Elements that create 72% of the first impression inside the home are within the control of the seller—well-trained staging consultants know how to show these to their best advantage.
  • Moderately priced home improvements, ranging from $80–$2800, made in preparation for sale, yielded the highest returns when a house was sold.
  • Homes that were staged sold in 13.8 days.
  • Homes that were not staged sold in 30.9 days.
  • The staged homes realized on average a 6.4% increase over the list price.
  • 87% of people said that home presentation makes a difference in most sales.

So if you’re looking to sell your home in Mississauga, Etobicoke or West Toronto area definitely consider home staging as part of your selling strategy and don’t hesitate to contact the top Mississauga Realtor Cynthia Shaw.

Be sure to visit my website for more information about the factors the influence the sale price of a home.

Hiring a Mississauga real estate agent when you plan on buying a home is essential! You might think that you can go about this process alone, but that is definitely not suggested. That’s because there are so many steps to this process, and you’ll soon find that your agent is invaluable along the way.

First of all, a good real estate agent has access to homes that are not found on the web. If you are determined to find the perfect home that will fit your list of features, you definitely need to work with a pro. Your agent will be able to sift through the homes for you and pick out the ones that are likely best for you.

This part is definitely key. You probably don’t have a lot of extra time, which is why you need a professional by your side. There is no sense in looking at hundreds of homes that are not ideal for you when you can easily have someone pick through and find ones that are.

Another thing your Mississauga real estate agent will do is take care of setting up meetings and contacting the seller’s real estate agent, as well as the seller, if you are interested in seeing a home or starting the process of buying one. They will truly be on your side as they negotiate price for you — they want to see you happy. Remember, the only way buyer’s agents make their money is if they have a happy buyer who goes through with the purchase on the home of their dreams. Since it is in their best interest to help you, you can rest assured that a good agent will make this process as painless as possible for you.

Never feel like you have to enter the daunting world of real estate on your own. Hiring a great real estate agent like Lea Jensen is the best thing you can do to keep your sanity and end up with the home of your dreams in Mississauga.