Kitec Plumbing Back in the Spotlight

Kitec plumbing has been making waves this month. Back in the nations spotlight, the news has been bringing awareness to homeowners. See the CBC article: Canadians with Kitec plumbing may be eligible for compensation in class action A company I am a partner in has recently purchased a rental property that has some Kitec piping … Continue reading “Kitec Plumbing Back in the Spotlight”

How To Handle Conditions In A Real Estate Offer

The offer is ticking.  Every Agreement of Purchase and Sale has an expiry date. This is typically found on the last page of the document.  You should take note of this time frame. “How long is the offer left open?” How long do you have to respond to the buyer?Depending on your market the offer … Continue reading “How To Handle Conditions In A Real Estate Offer”

How a Real Estate Transaction Works

No need to scramble when an offer comes in. You are in control. For those sellers (and buyers) who have never experienced the rush of a real estate deal, I am going to break down what the process looks like when the initial offer comes in. Scroll down for the video about the lifespan of … Continue reading “How a Real Estate Transaction Works”

Air Realty Listings Now On Realopedia

CREA has teamed up with Realopedia to offer brokerages who opt in the ability to have their listings appear on Realopedia.com That means, when you list with Air Realty you will have greater global exposure to international buyers. What is Realopedia? Realopedia is an online platform that aims to connect real estate markets globally. While … Continue reading “Air Realty Listings Now On Realopedia”

010 The Private Sale Podcast | Tips for Starting Out From an Experienced Investor

  On a recent family gathering I was able to steal away some time to have a chat with my mentor (and father) Henry Svec. Over 40 years of investing experience, we get into how he got started in real estate investing and how someone new to the game can break into the market in … Continue reading “010 The Private Sale Podcast | Tips for Starting Out From an Experienced Investor”

Property Management is the Reason You Don’t Invest in Real Estate

One major factor that continues to hold back inspiring investors from taking the leap into real estate investing is the fear of property management. Dealing with tenant calls, leasing, showings, tenant screening and emergencies may seem like an unrealistic task to investors also working full time jobs. Who wants a call from a tenant because … Continue reading “Property Management is the Reason You Don’t Invest in Real Estate”

REALTOR.ca Rolls Out An Upgrade

If you are looking to buy a property REALTOR.ca is the most popular site to browse in Canada. Buyers trust REALTOR.ca for information when they are shopping for their next home. The numbers don’t lie: 97% of visitors use the site and app as their primary or secondary source for viewing property listings in Canada. … Continue reading “REALTOR.ca Rolls Out An Upgrade”

Take the Leap | How To Start Your Real Estate Investment Journey

Thinking about putting some savings into an investment property? A lot of questions may be swimming around your head right now. Real estate investing is a great way to add cash flow and wealth. This article will help kick off the brain storming to the important questions any new investor may have. Goal Setting Long … Continue reading “Take the Leap | How To Start Your Real Estate Investment Journey”

009 The Private Sale Podcast | All About Investing

David Moffatt Debt Relief Specialist at 4 Pillars Debt Specialist in Halifax sits down to talk about his investing portfolio. 00:00 You’re listening to the private sale podcast, your house, your commission. Hey everyone. How’s it going? We got a really cool episode here today all about investing. So I’m talking to David Moffatt who … Continue reading “009 The Private Sale Podcast | All About Investing”

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! We have a lot to be thankful for here at Air Realty. We hope you are spending some quality time with your families and having a blast this weekend! And, if your lucky we hope you scored some waves!

Leases | Fixed term vs Periodic

Finding great tenants for your real estate investments is one of the most important aspects to creating a cash flow business. Bad tenants cost money, take up time, and can drive good tenants away from your units. When leasing, you have two options to select from: Fixed Term or Periodic. From my personal experience in … Continue reading “Leases | Fixed term vs Periodic”

Fall Savings | List Up To 12 Months for $499

We are happy to introduce fall savings to our sellers! For a limited time you can list your property on the MLS and Realtor.ca at $499 for up to 12 months This will allow more time for you to test your market during the colder months. Remember – when you list with Air Realty you … Continue reading “Fall Savings | List Up To 12 Months for $499”

5 Steps To Privately Sell Your Property and Save

When it comes to selling your house everyone wants the same thing. We want to sell for the most money possible, as quickly as possible, with as few headaches as possible. One way to squeeze more money out of the sale is to privately sell your property by independently listing, without a real estate agent. … Continue reading “5 Steps To Privately Sell Your Property and Save”

A Closing Day Nightmare Avoided

A common misconception for buyers is once the conditions have been waived, everything is set in stone for closing day. This is simply not the case. I have been in many situations where closing day came down to the wire with a delay from the bank transferring the funds, or final documents not there were … Continue reading “A Closing Day Nightmare Avoided”

Sellers | 3 Steps You Need To Take After A Showing

You have taken beautiful photos, written a killer property description, and have your property listed on the MLS ® for exposure. Now what? Buyers should start rolling through the door. When you get a buyer lead to physically come to your house for a viewing, it is a huge step and it means you are … Continue reading “Sellers | 3 Steps You Need To Take After A Showing”

Conditions Date vs. Closing Date

When structuring the time frame of an offer dates are crucial. There is a date for submitting the deposit, lawyer review, inspection, financing, water and septic tests, tax verification, the list goes on and on. There are two crucial dates that seem similar, but are very different. The conditions date and the closing date. This … Continue reading “Conditions Date vs. Closing Date”

Quick Start Guide to Listing Your Property

Selling your property independently without a listing agent will help you save thousands of dollars in commission fees. However, without an agent to guide the process along, you will need to handle all aspects of the listing to get it live and in front of potential buyers. The following guide will help direct you where … Continue reading “Quick Start Guide to Listing Your Property”

5 Tips for Purchasing Cash Flow Properties

There are 3 ways to make money investing in real estate: Selling for Profit, Mortgage Paydown, and Monthly Cash Flow. Selling for a profit involves purchasing a property with the hopes it will increase in value as time ticks on. All the while you are stuck paying the bulk of the expenses with no revenue … Continue reading “5 Tips for Purchasing Cash Flow Properties”

What Happens on Closing Day

Good news, the buyer has waived conditions, negotiations are finished and all that’s left is closing day! Your house is as good as sold, right? Not so fast. . . This is a common misconception that I am constantly reminding people. Just because the conditions are waived does not mean it is smooth sailing from … Continue reading “What Happens on Closing Day”

008 The Private Sale Podcast | Organizing for Showings

On this episode we are joined by Holly, a professional organizer and founder of Parewell Organizing. We discuss some tips on how to prepare your property for showings and the benefits of reaching out to some outside help with professional organizing. For more information regarding Parewell Organizing go to https://parewell.com/ Josh: 00:00 Hey guys, Josh … Continue reading “008 The Private Sale Podcast | Organizing for Showings”

Real Estate Commissions | Air Realty QuickTip

Josh answers a frequent question asked by Air Realty customers regarding real estate commissions.   Watch the Video Below If you have questions regarding real estate commissions in your local market reach out to us!    

Case Study From the Trenches: When Buyers Walk

Introduction by Josh Svec One thing I have learned in real estate is you can read all the books and listen to all the podcasts, but it does not equal growth unless you are out there on the front lines putting it to practise. To me, the best advice I receive in real estate is … Continue reading “Case Study From the Trenches: When Buyers Walk”

Air Realty Arrives in Newfoundland and Labrador

Air Realty is excited to announce we are now live in Newfoundland and Labrador! Solidifying the entirety of Atlantic Canada, Air Realty gives homeowners a unique option, the ability to sell independently and save thousands. Within the first year a number of homeowners have used the model and successfully sold their properties. View Air Realty’s … Continue reading “Air Realty Arrives in Newfoundland and Labrador”

Independent Selling is the New FSBO

To an agent, the mention of a FSBO might make them shutter. The For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is a property to be avoided. Why? They fear not getting paid and having to do twice the work. Companies like Property Guys live for the FSBO model, connecting sellers directly to buyers and avoiding the real … Continue reading “Independent Selling is the New FSBO”

TREB Loses Supreme Court Bid – Independent Sellers Acquire Sold Information

The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) did not get its appeal heard from the Supreme Court of Canada.  The decision may mean an end to a long fought battle about whether buyers and sellers should have access to property information such as sale price and house history. The TREB was keeping this vital information locked … Continue reading “TREB Loses Supreme Court Bid – Independent Sellers Acquire Sold Information”

4 Tools for Real Estate Private Sellers

From time management, to e-signatures, there are a ton of tools for real estate out there to help independent sellers. It’s all on you when independently selling. Luckily, we live in a time where there are a new and easy to use tools for sellers to help them out when it comes to getting their … Continue reading “4 Tools for Real Estate Private Sellers”

3 Ways to Improve Your Net Operating Income

Increasing your Net Operating Income (NOI) means more monthly cash flow. I am all about cash flow properties. They are my long term goals when searching for investment properties. Your investment should be paying you cash each month. If you are unsure about what NOI is, check out: Calculating the Cap Rates for Your Rental … Continue reading “3 Ways to Improve Your Net Operating Income”

How To Price Your Property

I was joined by David Dawood CRA, a residential appraiser and owner of Abacus Residential Appraisals, Inc. to discuss how to price a property. David has been appraising houses in Canada for over 10 years – he knows his stuff. His passion for real estate is evident. He has a lot of valuable info to share! This is a condensed video of a much … Continue reading “How To Price Your Property”

How Does Real Estate Commission Work?

Ever wonder how real estate commission works? I always crack a smile when a client whispers to me, “so how do you get paid anyway?” There is little to no public service announcements on how this whole real estate thing works. Every year a ton of new startups *cough enter the arena and put a … Continue reading “How Does Real Estate Commission Work?”

How To Get a Mortgage With 0% Down

Yes, it really does exist. We all know how hard it is to save money, especially when it’s a significant amount such as a down payment on a home. But can you really get a mortgage with no money down? The short answer is yes but, beware it’s probably going to cost you. Gifted Down … Continue reading “How To Get a Mortgage With 0% Down”

5 Websites Your Property Goes To When Listed On The MLS ®

What is the MLS ® ? The MLS is a cooperative selling system operated and promoted by local real estate boards. Real estate agents participate, or “opt in,” to send their listings to the MLS system. There are a number of set rules the real estate brokerage needs to follow, including a certain level of … Continue reading “5 Websites Your Property Goes To When Listed On The MLS ®”

Calculating The Cap Rate For Your Rental Property

Every investor should know how to calculate the cape rate for their rental property. The capitalization (cap) rate is a commonly used method to determine if an income property is worth checking out. It is a solid indicator of profitability. The cap rate of a property equals the net operating income (NOI) divided by the … Continue reading “Calculating The Cap Rate For Your Rental Property”

007 Private Sale Podcast | Passive Income From Your Empty Listing

Have an empty property just sitting there collecting dust? Sid Kosatsky of Host Often and Soapy Cleaning Company

Air Realty Is One Year Old

July marks the one year anniversary of Air Realty. Launching this new real estate model in Nova Scotia has been an absolute blast. I set out to create a real estate brokerage whose customer is the homeowner, not the agent. To an outsider, not in the real estate industry, that may be a confusing statement. … Continue reading “Air Realty Is One Year Old”

How to Find Safety in Scary Real Estate Times

The following is a guest blog post By Henry J. Svec, Founder Greener Project Development Inc.   You live in Vancouver, Toronto, London or Kitchener Waterloo and all around you people are talking real estate. Even the Uber driver (formerly Cab) is telling you about an uncle who just sold his pathetic two bedroom one … Continue reading “How to Find Safety in Scary Real Estate Times”

How Your Type of Income Affects How You Get a Mortgage

The following is a guest blog post by Alex Lavender of Centum Home Lenders. The type of income, or job, you have plays a key role in determining how you receive financing for your property purchase. The following article will break down the different types of income and their affect on your financing goals. In … Continue reading “How Your Type of Income Affects How You Get a Mortgage”

How To Screen Tenants For Real Estate Investors

Screening potential tenants for your investment property is the most important step to making sure your life, and your current tenants lives, are much easier.  Every great landlord needs to know how to screen their tenants. You are providing not only a rental, but a whole living experience for your tenants. You want people to … Continue reading “How To Screen Tenants For Real Estate Investors”

Air Realty Arrives in PEI

Air Realty is live in PEI! Air Realty has teamed up with Marion Endert, the owner and broker of Bluefield realty.  Her independent brokerage team will be providing Air List options to independent sellers of Prince Edward Island. Growing up with sand in her shoes, Marion discovered Prince Edward Island where real estate values are … Continue reading “Air Realty Arrives in PEI”

How To Measure Your House

WATCH: Learn how to measure your house like an agent. Measure Your House Measuring your property is one of the most important aspects of listing your house for sale. Buyers are looking for square footage and room size when searching online. You need your measurements to be accurate. Follow this helpful video to gather all … Continue reading “How To Measure Your House”

5 Questions to Ask an Interested Buyer or Buyer’s Agent

Introduction When selling your property privately you are going to be working hard to get people in the door for showings – but then what? If you are not ready to ask the buyer the right questions, you may lose their interest. When selling privately you need to be your own agent, and think like … Continue reading “5 Questions to Ask an Interested Buyer or Buyer’s Agent”

10 Property Upgrades To Make Before Selling Your Home

Selling your home is exciting – but there is a lot to think about when preparing if you are hoping to get the best value out of the sale. Including property upgrades. Without the proper planning and preparation, you could lose a lot of money on the purchase price. You are not alone. I have … Continue reading “10 Property Upgrades To Make Before Selling Your Home”

HELP – I have not had a showing in 21 Days!

You have taken the time to sell your property privately. You took photos, filled out the listing forms, and have it live on the MLS ® .  But now you have one major problem – your house has not gotten a single showing. You can not afford to have your property sit on the market … Continue reading “HELP – I have not had a showing in 21 Days!”

Josh Svec of Air Realty Joins the NSAR Board of Directors

Josh Svec of Air Realty was sworn in as the Nova Scotia Association of Realtors (NSAR) Board Member for the Halifax-Dartmouth Region. This month Josh Svec of Air Realty was sworn in as the Nova Scotia Association of Realtors (NSAR) Board Member for the Halifax-Dartmouth Region. For more information on the NSAR Board of Directors … Continue reading “Josh Svec of Air Realty Joins the NSAR Board of Directors”

Success Story | Carole Sold Her Home in 14 Days!

Carole Air Listed April 2018 Carole used our exclusive Air List Service recently and had a successful sale within 2 weeks!  Carole had her home list on MLS for less and kept more of her money in her own pocket! Read her story below: “I would highly recommend using Air Realty to sell your home. … Continue reading “Success Story | Carole Sold Her Home in 14 Days!”

006 The Private Sale Podcast | Taking Beautiful Photos

Allie from @allieandsam on Instagram stops by to discuss how to take beautiful photos of your property. Check them out on Instagram, they take beautiful photos and have over 45K followers!

005 The Private Sale Podcast | The Perfect Listing Cut

The goal of a listing cut is to present your property truthfully and in a way that gets buyers into your doors for physical showings.
Steve Ritchie, a licensed real estate member

004 The Private Sale Podcast | Financing For A Private Sale

Today’s episode is all about Financing for a Private Sale. David Clarke, a Mortgage Broker with Finevo Lending Group joins me to discuss all things financing. We go into how private sale financing

003 The Private Sale Podcast | Amanda’s Story

We knew that selling our home privately would be challenging, but we wanted to avoid all of the daunting and staggering costs of listing with an agent.

002 The Private Sale Podcast | How To Price Your Property Yourself

I am very excited to have David Dawood on as todays guest. David is a Canadian residential appraisal, professional appraiser, member of the appraisal institute of Canada

001 The Private Sale Podcast | Learning Legal

The Private Sale Podcast is all about helping you make the right decisions when you take on the task of selling your house yourself. My goal is to interview

Kitec Plumbing Back in the Spotlight

Kitec plumbing has been making waves this month. Back in the nations spotlight, the news has been bringing awareness to homeowners. See the CBC article: Canadians with Kitec plumbing may be eligible for compensation in class action A company I am a partner in has recently purchased a rental property that has some Kitec piping … Continue reading “Kitec Plumbing Back in the Spotlight”

Property Management is the Reason You Don’t Invest in Real Estate

One major factor that continues to hold back inspiring investors from taking the leap into real estate investing is the fear of property management. Dealing with tenant calls, leasing, showings, tenant screening and emergencies may seem like an unrealistic task to investors also working full time jobs. Who wants a call from a tenant because … Continue reading “Property Management is the Reason You Don’t Invest in Real Estate”

Take the Leap | How To Start Your Real Estate Investment Journey

Thinking about putting some savings into an investment property? A lot of questions may be swimming around your head right now. Real estate investing is a great way to add cash flow and wealth. This article will help kick off the brain storming to the important questions any new investor may have. Goal Setting Long … Continue reading “Take the Leap | How To Start Your Real Estate Investment Journey”

Leases | Fixed term vs Periodic

Finding great tenants for your real estate investments is one of the most important aspects to creating a cash flow business. Bad tenants cost money, take up time, and can drive good tenants away from your units. When leasing, you have two options to select from: Fixed Term or Periodic. From my personal experience in … Continue reading “Leases | Fixed term vs Periodic”

5 Tips for Purchasing Cash Flow Properties

There are 3 ways to make money investing in real estate: Selling for Profit, Mortgage Paydown, and Monthly Cash Flow. Selling for a profit involves purchasing a property with the hopes it will increase in value as time ticks on. All the while you are stuck paying the bulk of the expenses with no revenue … Continue reading “5 Tips for Purchasing Cash Flow Properties”

Case Study From the Trenches: When Buyers Walk

Introduction by Josh Svec One thing I have learned in real estate is you can read all the books and listen to all the podcasts, but it does not equal growth unless you are out there on the front lines putting it to practise. To me, the best advice I receive in real estate is … Continue reading “Case Study From the Trenches: When Buyers Walk”

3 Ways to Improve Your Net Operating Income

Increasing your Net Operating Income (NOI) means more monthly cash flow. I am all about cash flow properties. They are my long term goals when searching for investment properties. Your investment should be paying you cash each month. If you are unsure about what NOI is, check out: Calculating the Cap Rates for Your Rental … Continue reading “3 Ways to Improve Your Net Operating Income”

Calculating The Cap Rate For Your Rental Property

Every investor should know how to calculate the cape rate for their rental property. The capitalization (cap) rate is a commonly used method to determine if an income property is worth checking out. It is a solid indicator of profitability. The cap rate of a property equals the net operating income (NOI) divided by the … Continue reading “Calculating The Cap Rate For Your Rental Property”

How to Find Safety in Scary Real Estate Times

The following is a guest blog post By Henry J. Svec, Founder Greener Project Development Inc.   You live in Vancouver, Toronto, London or Kitchener Waterloo and all around you people are talking real estate. Even the Uber driver (formerly Cab) is telling you about an uncle who just sold his pathetic two bedroom one … Continue reading “How to Find Safety in Scary Real Estate Times”

How To Screen Tenants For Real Estate Investors

Screening potential tenants for your investment property is the most important step to making sure your life, and your current tenants lives, are much easier.  Every great landlord needs to know how to screen their tenants. You are providing not only a rental, but a whole living experience for your tenants. You want people to … Continue reading “How To Screen Tenants For Real Estate Investors”

Kitec Plumbing Back in the Spotlight

Kitec plumbing has been making waves this month. Back in the nations spotlight, the news has been bringing awareness to homeowners. See the CBC article: Canadians with Kitec plumbing may be eligible for compensation in class action A company I am a partner in has recently purchased a rental property that has some Kitec piping … Continue reading “Kitec Plumbing Back in the Spotlight”

How To Handle Conditions In A Real Estate Offer

The offer is ticking.  Every Agreement of Purchase and Sale has an expiry date. This is typically found on the last page of the document.  You should take note of this time frame. “How long is the offer left open?” How long do you have to respond to the buyer?Depending on your market the offer … Continue reading “How To Handle Conditions In A Real Estate Offer”

How a Real Estate Transaction Works

No need to scramble when an offer comes in. You are in control. For those sellers (and buyers) who have never experienced the rush of a real estate deal, I am going to break down what the process looks like when the initial offer comes in. Scroll down for the video about the lifespan of … Continue reading “How a Real Estate Transaction Works”

5 Steps To Privately Sell Your Property and Save

When it comes to selling your house everyone wants the same thing. We want to sell for the most money possible, as quickly as possible, with as few headaches as possible. One way to squeeze more money out of the sale is to privately sell your property by independently listing, without a real estate agent. … Continue reading “5 Steps To Privately Sell Your Property and Save”

Sellers | 3 Steps You Need To Take After A Showing

You have taken beautiful photos, written a killer property description, and have your property listed on the MLS ® for exposure. Now what? Buyers should start rolling through the door. When you get a buyer lead to physically come to your house for a viewing, it is a huge step and it means you are … Continue reading “Sellers | 3 Steps You Need To Take After A Showing”

Conditions Date vs. Closing Date

When structuring the time frame of an offer dates are crucial. There is a date for submitting the deposit, lawyer review, inspection, financing, water and septic tests, tax verification, the list goes on and on. There are two crucial dates that seem similar, but are very different. The conditions date and the closing date. This … Continue reading “Conditions Date vs. Closing Date”

Quick Start Guide to Listing Your Property

Selling your property independently without a listing agent will help you save thousands of dollars in commission fees. However, without an agent to guide the process along, you will need to handle all aspects of the listing to get it live and in front of potential buyers. The following guide will help direct you where … Continue reading “Quick Start Guide to Listing Your Property”

What Happens on Closing Day

Good news, the buyer has waived conditions, negotiations are finished and all that’s left is closing day! Your house is as good as sold, right? Not so fast. . . This is a common misconception that I am constantly reminding people. Just because the conditions are waived does not mean it is smooth sailing from … Continue reading “What Happens on Closing Day”

Real Estate Commissions | Air Realty QuickTip

Josh answers a frequent question asked by Air Realty customers regarding real estate commissions.   Watch the Video Below If you have questions regarding real estate commissions in your local market reach out to us!    

Case Study From the Trenches: When Buyers Walk

Introduction by Josh Svec One thing I have learned in real estate is you can read all the books and listen to all the podcasts, but it does not equal growth unless you are out there on the front lines putting it to practise. To me, the best advice I receive in real estate is … Continue reading “Case Study From the Trenches: When Buyers Walk”

Independent Selling is the New FSBO

To an agent, the mention of a FSBO might make them shutter. The For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is a property to be avoided. Why? They fear not getting paid and having to do twice the work. Companies like Property Guys live for the FSBO model, connecting sellers directly to buyers and avoiding the real … Continue reading “Independent Selling is the New FSBO”

4 Tools for Real Estate Private Sellers

From time management, to e-signatures, there are a ton of tools for real estate out there to help independent sellers. It’s all on you when independently selling. Luckily, we live in a time where there are a new and easy to use tools for sellers to help them out when it comes to getting their … Continue reading “4 Tools for Real Estate Private Sellers”

How To Price Your Property

I was joined by David Dawood CRA, a residential appraiser and owner of Abacus Residential Appraisals, Inc. to discuss how to price a property. David has been appraising houses in Canada for over 10 years – he knows his stuff. His passion for real estate is evident. He has a lot of valuable info to share! This is a condensed video of a much … Continue reading “How To Price Your Property”

5 Websites Your Property Goes To When Listed On The MLS ®

What is the MLS ® ? The MLS is a cooperative selling system operated and promoted by local real estate boards. Real estate agents participate, or “opt in,” to send their listings to the MLS system. There are a number of set rules the real estate brokerage needs to follow, including a certain level of … Continue reading “5 Websites Your Property Goes To When Listed On The MLS ®”

How To Measure Your House

WATCH: Learn how to measure your house like an agent. Measure Your House Measuring your property is one of the most important aspects of listing your house for sale. Buyers are looking for square footage and room size when searching online. You need your measurements to be accurate. Follow this helpful video to gather all … Continue reading “How To Measure Your House”

5 Questions to Ask an Interested Buyer or Buyer’s Agent

Introduction When selling your property privately you are going to be working hard to get people in the door for showings – but then what? If you are not ready to ask the buyer the right questions, you may lose their interest. When selling privately you need to be your own agent, and think like … Continue reading “5 Questions to Ask an Interested Buyer or Buyer’s Agent”

10 Property Upgrades To Make Before Selling Your Home

Selling your home is exciting – but there is a lot to think about when preparing if you are hoping to get the best value out of the sale. Including property upgrades. Without the proper planning and preparation, you could lose a lot of money on the purchase price. You are not alone. I have … Continue reading “10 Property Upgrades To Make Before Selling Your Home”

HELP – I have not had a showing in 21 Days!

You have taken the time to sell your property privately. You took photos, filled out the listing forms, and have it live on the MLS ® .  But now you have one major problem – your house has not gotten a single showing. You can not afford to have your property sit on the market … Continue reading “HELP – I have not had a showing in 21 Days!”

Success Story | Carole Sold Her Home in 14 Days!

Carole Air Listed April 2018 Carole used our exclusive Air List Service recently and had a successful sale within 2 weeks!  Carole had her home list on MLS for less and kept more of her money in her own pocket! Read her story below: “I would highly recommend using Air Realty to sell your home. … Continue reading “Success Story | Carole Sold Her Home in 14 Days!”

How To Get a Mortgage With 0% Down

Yes, it really does exist. We all know how hard it is to save money, especially when it’s a significant amount such as a down payment on a home. But can you really get a mortgage with no money down? The short answer is yes but, beware it’s probably going to cost you. Gifted Down … Continue reading “How To Get a Mortgage With 0% Down”

How Your Type of Income Affects How You Get a Mortgage

The following is a guest blog post by Alex Lavender of Centum Home Lenders. The type of income, or job, you have plays a key role in determining how you receive financing for your property purchase. The following article will break down the different types of income and their affect on your financing goals. In … Continue reading “How Your Type of Income Affects How You Get a Mortgage”

Leases | Fixed term vs Periodic

Finding great tenants for your real estate investments is one of the most important aspects to creating a cash flow business. Bad tenants cost money, take up time, and can drive good tenants away from your units. When leasing, you have two options to select from: Fixed Term or Periodic. From my personal experience in … Continue reading “Leases | Fixed term vs Periodic”

How To Screen Tenants For Real Estate Investors

Screening potential tenants for your investment property is the most important step to making sure your life, and your current tenants lives, are much easier.  Every great landlord needs to know how to screen their tenants. You are providing not only a rental, but a whole living experience for your tenants. You want people to … Continue reading “How To Screen Tenants For Real Estate Investors”

Kitec Plumbing Back in the Spotlight

Kitec plumbing has been making waves this month. Back in the nations spotlight, the news has been bringing awareness to homeowners. See the CBC article: Canadians with Kitec plumbing may be eligible for compensation in class action A company I am a partner in has recently purchased a rental property that has some Kitec piping … Continue reading “Kitec Plumbing Back in the Spotlight”

How To Handle Conditions In A Real Estate Offer

The offer is ticking.  Every Agreement of Purchase and Sale has an expiry date. This is typically found on the last page of the document.  You should take note of this time frame. “How long is the offer left open?” How long do you have to respond to the buyer?Depending on your market the offer … Continue reading “How To Handle Conditions In A Real Estate Offer”

How a Real Estate Transaction Works

No need to scramble when an offer comes in. You are in control. For those sellers (and buyers) who have never experienced the rush of a real estate deal, I am going to break down what the process looks like when the initial offer comes in. Scroll down for the video about the lifespan of … Continue reading “How a Real Estate Transaction Works”

REALTOR.ca Rolls Out An Upgrade

If you are looking to buy a property REALTOR.ca is the most popular site to browse in Canada. Buyers trust REALTOR.ca for information when they are shopping for their next home. The numbers don’t lie: 97% of visitors use the site and app as their primary or secondary source for viewing property listings in Canada. … Continue reading “REALTOR.ca Rolls Out An Upgrade”

A Closing Day Nightmare Avoided

A common misconception for buyers is once the conditions have been waived, everything is set in stone for closing day. This is simply not the case. I have been in many situations where closing day came down to the wire with a delay from the bank transferring the funds, or final documents not there were … Continue reading “A Closing Day Nightmare Avoided”

Sellers | 3 Steps You Need To Take After A Showing

You have taken beautiful photos, written a killer property description, and have your property listed on the MLS ® for exposure. Now what? Buyers should start rolling through the door. When you get a buyer lead to physically come to your house for a viewing, it is a huge step and it means you are … Continue reading “Sellers | 3 Steps You Need To Take After A Showing”

Conditions Date vs. Closing Date

When structuring the time frame of an offer dates are crucial. There is a date for submitting the deposit, lawyer review, inspection, financing, water and septic tests, tax verification, the list goes on and on. There are two crucial dates that seem similar, but are very different. The conditions date and the closing date. This … Continue reading “Conditions Date vs. Closing Date”

What Happens on Closing Day

Good news, the buyer has waived conditions, negotiations are finished and all that’s left is closing day! Your house is as good as sold, right? Not so fast. . . This is a common misconception that I am constantly reminding people. Just because the conditions are waived does not mean it is smooth sailing from … Continue reading “What Happens on Closing Day”

Real Estate Commissions | Air Realty QuickTip

Josh answers a frequent question asked by Air Realty customers regarding real estate commissions.   Watch the Video Below If you have questions regarding real estate commissions in your local market reach out to us!    

Case Study From the Trenches: When Buyers Walk

Introduction by Josh Svec One thing I have learned in real estate is you can read all the books and listen to all the podcasts, but it does not equal growth unless you are out there on the front lines putting it to practise. To me, the best advice I receive in real estate is … Continue reading “Case Study From the Trenches: When Buyers Walk”

TREB Loses Supreme Court Bid – Independent Sellers Acquire Sold Information

The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) did not get its appeal heard from the Supreme Court of Canada.  The decision may mean an end to a long fought battle about whether buyers and sellers should have access to property information such as sale price and house history. The TREB was keeping this vital information locked … Continue reading “TREB Loses Supreme Court Bid – Independent Sellers Acquire Sold Information”

How Does Real Estate Commission Work?

Ever wonder how real estate commission works? I always crack a smile when a client whispers to me, “so how do you get paid anyway?” There is little to no public service announcements on how this whole real estate thing works. Every year a ton of new startups *cough enter the arena and put a … Continue reading “How Does Real Estate Commission Work?”

5 Websites Your Property Goes To When Listed On The MLS ®

What is the MLS ® ? The MLS is a cooperative selling system operated and promoted by local real estate boards. Real estate agents participate, or “opt in,” to send their listings to the MLS system. There are a number of set rules the real estate brokerage needs to follow, including a certain level of … Continue reading “5 Websites Your Property Goes To When Listed On The MLS ®”

How To Measure Your House

WATCH: Learn how to measure your house like an agent. Measure Your House Measuring your property is one of the most important aspects of listing your house for sale. Buyers are looking for square footage and room size when searching online. You need your measurements to be accurate. Follow this helpful video to gather all … Continue reading “How To Measure Your House”

5 Questions to Ask an Interested Buyer or Buyer’s Agent

Introduction When selling your property privately you are going to be working hard to get people in the door for showings – but then what? If you are not ready to ask the buyer the right questions, you may lose their interest. When selling privately you need to be your own agent, and think like … Continue reading “5 Questions to Ask an Interested Buyer or Buyer’s Agent”

10 Property Upgrades To Make Before Selling Your Home

Selling your home is exciting – but there is a lot to think about when preparing if you are hoping to get the best value out of the sale. Including property upgrades. Without the proper planning and preparation, you could lose a lot of money on the purchase price. You are not alone. I have … Continue reading “10 Property Upgrades To Make Before Selling Your Home”

HELP – I have not had a showing in 21 Days!

You have taken the time to sell your property privately. You took photos, filled out the listing forms, and have it live on the MLS ® .  But now you have one major problem – your house has not gotten a single showing. You can not afford to have your property sit on the market … Continue reading “HELP – I have not had a showing in 21 Days!”

010 The Private Sale Podcast | Tips for Starting Out From an Experienced Investor

  On a recent family gathering I was able to steal away some time to have a chat with my mentor (and father) Henry Svec. Over 40 years of investing experience, we get into how he got started in real estate investing and how someone new to the game can break into the market in … Continue reading “010 The Private Sale Podcast | Tips for Starting Out From an Experienced Investor”

009 The Private Sale Podcast | All About Investing

David Moffatt Debt Relief Specialist at 4 Pillars Debt Specialist in Halifax sits down to talk about his investing portfolio. 00:00 You’re listening to the private sale podcast, your house, your commission. Hey everyone. How’s it going? We got a really cool episode here today all about investing. So I’m talking to David Moffatt who … Continue reading “009 The Private Sale Podcast | All About Investing”

008 The Private Sale Podcast | Organizing for Showings

On this episode we are joined by Holly, a professional organizer and founder of Parewell Organizing. We discuss some tips on how to prepare your property for showings and the benefits of reaching out to some outside help with professional organizing. For more information regarding Parewell Organizing go to https://parewell.com/ Josh: 00:00 Hey guys, Josh … Continue reading “008 The Private Sale Podcast | Organizing for Showings”

007 Private Sale Podcast | Passive Income From Your Empty Listing

Have an empty property just sitting there collecting dust? Sid Kosatsky of Host Often and Soapy Cleaning Company

006 The Private Sale Podcast | Taking Beautiful Photos

Allie from @allieandsam on Instagram stops by to discuss how to take beautiful photos of your property. Check them out on Instagram, they take beautiful photos and have over 45K followers!

005 The Private Sale Podcast | The Perfect Listing Cut

The goal of a listing cut is to present your property truthfully and in a way that gets buyers into your doors for physical showings.
Steve Ritchie, a licensed real estate member

004 The Private Sale Podcast | Financing For A Private Sale

Today’s episode is all about Financing for a Private Sale. David Clarke, a Mortgage Broker with Finevo Lending Group joins me to discuss all things financing. We go into how private sale financing

003 The Private Sale Podcast | Amanda’s Story

We knew that selling our home privately would be challenging, but we wanted to avoid all of the daunting and staggering costs of listing with an agent.

002 The Private Sale Podcast | How To Price Your Property Yourself

I am very excited to have David Dawood on as todays guest. David is a Canadian residential appraisal, professional appraiser, member of the appraisal institute of Canada

001 The Private Sale Podcast | Learning Legal

The Private Sale Podcast is all about helping you make the right decisions when you take on the task of selling your house yourself. My goal is to interview