Tips for Ensuring Your Buyers Experience a Smooth Closing

There’s no question that, as a Realtor, you invest a lot of time and energy into each property transaction. Sometimes, months or even years have been spent finding the perfect home for your buyers. That’s why it’s essential to ensure closing day runs as seamlessly as possible. After all, it’s easy for buyers to forget how terrific you’ve been throughout …

‘Informational Inspections’ Vs Traditional ‘Inspection Contingency’

When looking to buy a home during a seller’s market, bidding wars resulting from limited inventory have seen many homebuyers opting to forgo home inspections altogether so their offers are more attractive. So, how do you get the best of both worlds – make a more appealing offer and ensure you get a full home inspection before making a huge …

Moving checklist

Here’s Your 5-Step Moving Checklist!

Moving can be both the most exciting and busiest/stressful time of your life all at once. But where do you start with your moving plan? How do you ensure you don’t forget something important? We’ve created this handy moving to-do list to help make it easier for you to switch addresses. Oh, and if you’re moving with kids, we’ll help …

How to Stay Cooler this Summer – Even in a Heatwave!

We’ve pretty much experienced heatwaves from coast to coast already – and there’s a lot of summer left!   If you have central air conditioning, be sure to have it serviced regularly – and especially if it doesn’t seem to be keeping your home cool. (View our Summer Home Maintenance Checklist to ensure your entire home remains in top shape.) Tips …

Building a Deck this Summer? Here’s What You Need to Know

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen more people than ever spending money in their own backyards to create a safe space to unwind and eventually spend time with extended family and friends. Decks have been particularly popular, but there are so many considerations to keep in mind when building the type of deck that best meets your needs and budget. That’s …

What to Look for When Hiring a Home Inspector

Buying a home is likely the largest financial investment you’ll make throughout your lifetime. And since each property is different, it’s important to ensure you hire a professional home inspector to confirm your investment decision is sound before finalizing your purchase. Among other things, your inspector will evaluate major systems, including the interior, heating/cooling, electrical, plumbing, exterior and roofing. All …

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Prepping Your Home for Sale in an Accelerated Market? Read This First!

Homes across the country are selling like wildfire right now – and often over asking thanks to accelerated markets triggering bidding wars due to high demand, low supply and rock-bottom mortgage rates.  But in a time when buyers often don’t feel they have the liberty to include a condition in their offer pending a home inspection, it’s more important than …

What to Expect During a Commercial Property Inspection

Commercial property inspections demand expertise above and beyond the requirements for a residential home inspection. That’s why A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections (ABCHI) commercial inspections adhere to the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties (ComSOP) – an industry-accepted guideline with a proven process and system. Our commercial inspection includes a thorough visual examination of the condition of a …

Radon Inspection

How to Reduce Radon Levels in Your Home

Testing for radon in your home about every two years is a proactive measure to ensure that levels are safe and the health of your family won’t be compromised. Virtually every home in Canada and the US has some radon, but the levels vary from home to home even if they’re situated next door to one another. Radon is an …

Troubleshooting Your Heating & Cooling System Before Scheduling a Service Call

There are a few simple issues that can occur with your home’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system that you can often alleviate yourself. Service calls can be expensive, so before calling in a professional, following are five checks you can perform on your own to determine if the problem is a quick fix or serious enough to require …