Multiple Offers – Durham Market

Well I cannot believe the prices some of these homes are selling for?   Please, please, please make sure when you are purchasing a home to use a LOCAL agent … they know the neighbourhoods and the comparables.   When you use an agent who is from another area, they don’t.   People are paying ridiculously high prices for homes which in my humble opinion aren’t worth it.

I understand there is a shortage of listings but does that mean Buyers are to be pressured into paying some of 

these crazy prices… I say NO !!  I have told my clients on many occasions, walk away !

People are going in firm on homes that clearly have issues with no inspection conditions.  I have been in numerous houses and after inspections found mould in the attics, faulty wiring, etc.   Make sure you know what you are getting into and that your agent knows the age of the property etc.  

It is great to win in multiple offers and see your happy Buyer’s face but make sure you are doing it for the right reasons.   I always say, “If I meet you at the local grocery store or park, I don’t want to run and hide because I feel you overpaid.”   People hire Realtors to protect their interest and from some of the shananigans I have seen lately, I have to wonder.

If you are a Seller, this clearly won’t mean much other than you are going to get TOP dollar for your home right now.  But if you are Buyer, choose wisely.   Choose someone who knows the market and is diligently working on your behalf to protect your interests and your money.  

Ok my rant is over … just looking at some of the sales the past few weeks and shaking my head. I hope the market continues to stay strong but if it doesn’t, I hope you have a lot of equity in some of these homes because if the market drops … they won’t even be able to sell them and get their initial downpayment out of them.

All I am saying is GET REPRESENTATION that you TRUST.  Yes it is great to win but at what cost 

Good luck to all the buyers out there and to all the sellers… who are getting top dollar for their homes.  If you are thinking of selling – TRUST ME, now is the time to sell.  I have never seen a market so busy and desperate for listings.

To your success !!!  

If you have any real estate questions, please feel free to call me or email me … I love what I do and will be only too happy to answer them.  Cheers !!!

Thinking on buying or selling a home?

Are you thinking on buying a home?  If you are like most, you think you need to search the internet endlessly

Passion & Real Estate = Success

to find your Dream Home.  Most people don’t realize if you choose a reputable full time Realtor to work with, THEY will find you the right home for the best price.  They know the market.  They know if a home is over priced or in a bad location.  

Trust is hard thing to earn and you can lose it in the blink of an eye.  That is why I am writing this.  I work hard for my clients.  I don’t sell them anything that I personally don’t feel is the best value for their dollar.  Just as many of you, I always think sales people are just out to make a quick buck.  Maybe that is why I am a little different.  

I always think if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck… chances are… It’s a DUCK !!  Working alongside myself you will see a different quality of real estate.  One that is filled with knowledge, laughter and most of all integrity.  It is my reputation on the line.  I have no interest in being a “walk-away-Joe”… sell you a home and never see or hear from me again.

I am going to become an integral part of your home ownership.  I will update you on market trends and recent solds in your neighbourhood so that you are always aware of your home’s value.  I am in the business of building – relationships.  Once we work together, you will see that the home buying or selling relationship last well beyond the actual closing of the sale.

If you are looking for a professional, trustworthy Realtor to protect YOUR best interests and serve your needs, answer your questions and educate you on the sales and listings in your neighbourhood.  Give me a call,   I would love to hear from you.  Also feel free to visit my website

Looking to find a helpful friendly and knowledgeable Realtor in Durham Region and surrounding areas, why not see if I can assist you.

Have a super day everyone and remember, you deserve to be treated like you MATTER !!  I will do my utmost to make that happen.

Talk to you soon !  🙂

Thank you for another great testimonial Charlotte and Deen !

Michelle Makos is the real deal! Her professionalism, tenacity and infectious

enthusiasm distinguishes her from other agents. You know exactly where you stand and what to expect. Michelle went above and beyond when it came to guiding us through the process for selling our house. Our emails and phone calls were answered within minutes and it is evident that she is highly regarded by her peers. As a Director for TREB, she is extremely ethical and I witnessed first hand her educating other agents who visited our property with their clients and left our home in unsatisfactory conditions.

I have sold several properties, but I have never had an agent work harder for me. Michelle makes it abundantly clear your needs come first. She is more than an agent, she has now become a very good friend.

Thank you for the edification, support and guidance during this real estate transaction.