Ty Lacroix Broker of Record & Owner
181 Commissioners Road W London, ON N6J 1X9
Phone: 519-435-1600 Email Ty

Sell a House London Ontario

   What Would  Improving the Chance That Your House Will Sell Properly & In the Time Frame You Want  Mean To You & Your Family?

 I realize that selling a house for hundreds of thousands of dollars is not something you do every day and that your home for most of you is your largest asset.        

  Over the years I have helped hundreds of home owners sell their properties and most, if not all, had fears, some had poor perceptions or even false information and all had concerns about pricing , how long will it take, what will it cost and choosing the right firm and representative to help.

                                     Truth in Real Estate

Choosing to choose is a mantra that successful people have used for years which translates into the fact that all the results we get are from our choices!

 If things go right or wrong you:

  • Chose the listing price of your home (or you agreed to what your sales person said the price should be, but it still was your choice)

  • Chose the real estate person to represent you

  • Chose how you wished to be treated, responded to

  • Chose the condition of your home when it is on the market, the tidiness, cleaness and upkeep


   Why I Sell Homes and Do Not Just List Them, a Huge Difference !


                                  Ask More Questions When Selling Your Home

  A professional champion real estate lister will not let you gamble with your largest investment of your life, will not give you false hope or convince you to take what could be a very expensive risk on your part.

  A true professional will explain the pros and cons of the options available and if you choose that professional, your house will sell properly, for the lowest possible fee in the time frame you want and you can move with confidence.

 Again, choose wisely!

Once you understand these important issues, you’ll know how to price and sell your home for the fastest, most profitable sale.  Also, with this information, you’ll never pay too much for any real estate you ever buy again for the rest of your life.

          Sutton Group Envelope Real Estate 100% Canadian



Want To Properly Get The Best Results When Selling?
Here Are Ways You, a Home Seller, Can Go About Selling Your Home & Get The Net Results You Deserve! Before getting ready to put your property on the market, there are a number of things to think about, to prepare for, and to organize. There are seven steps you can take and implement to ensure you are making the right choices. These steps are not complicated, maybe that is why some think these steps are simple! You will get results after reading this!
How I get More Buyers To See Your Home
I subscribe to a web service that connects real estate professionals with one another and with the most important real estate advertisers on the web. This service allows me to advertise your listing on my website, and on many other local real estate websites, and 25+ of the busiest online real estate marketplaces, including Point2 Homes, Kijiji and Trovit, Home Finder, Google Homes etc. Thanks to this listing service, and to my numerous contacts, you will see that I belong to a powerful online network that can make a substantial difference in the exposure your property receives.
101 Ways to make a Difference in Your Sale Price
Learn how to make improvements to your home, but only where it will make the biggest difference to the sales price! It all starts with creating curb appeal, The entry way sets the stage, Tips for every room in the house, Making the most of your kitchen & dining room, Can the buyers see themselves living in the living room?, Make the bathroom sparkle, Look at these big beautiful bedrooms, Create a clutter free & functional home office Making the most of the basement/laundry spaces When you download this FREE report, as a bonus you will receive one of the most popular and the award winning : "4-Steps to Stage Your Home for a Quicker Sale"
50 Inexpensive Ways To Get a Better Return on Fix-Ups
First impressions make a significant impact on a buyer's decision-making process! Once your home goes on the market, it becomes a product. These easy & simple tips allows you to highlight the best of your home and de-emphasize its flaws. It's not about decorating, but actually turning your home into a model, to appeal to the broadest range of prospective buyers. The goal is to make people feel like they could live there, and the best way to do this is to "neutralize" the surroundings. Most of these you can do for under $50.00 or less and the worst that can happen to you is that you will get $2.00 back for every $1.00 you spend!
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Will Your Listing Realtor Do This?

Excellent Realtor Listing Habits

Successfully marketing your home takes experience and attention to detail.  Some real estate sales people will make a nice brochure that sits in your home and collects dust, put your home on MLS  and then pray that the phone rings .

Praying Realtot

  A few days & weeks go by and you  wonder why there is little interest from buyers.  To make sure that this doesn’t to you, we have compiled a list of the "good listing habits of a great listing Realtor” so that you can make an educated decision on hiring the right person for the job. 

 To maximize your chances of a sale, make sure your listing professional does the following:

  • Sends you a weekly update showing new Closed and Pending Sales and newly listed properties that are competing with yours. This is important because values change weekly and you must know what your competition is doing to ensure you are positioned correctly in the market place.

  • Gives you a weekly call to discuss strategy.  

  • Sends you a weekly marketing report with all showings, marketing info, feedback and new events so that you can see what is happening with your residence.

  • Creates a personalized website just for your property so that buyers can see all the features without being distracted by other listings which clearly don't compare to yours. 

  •  Has an international marketing plan to reach foreign agents and buyers.  Make sure your Realtor features your home on an international MLS system.

  • Invests extra to enhance your Realtor.ca page so that it gets promoted ahead of the competitors.

  • Enhanced web presence with social media.

  • Do you hate talking to real estate agents' voicemail? So do buyers and their Realtor.  No more waiting 6-8 hours or even days to maybe get a call back.

  • Can provide potential buyers easy access to local reliable vendors such as mortgage lenders who can assist in making the process easier for them. 

  • Offers a performance guarantee and holds themselves accountable

  • Keeps you updated with relevant market statistics for the area and a web based back office portal where you can see all the activity on your property or lack of activity. 

  • Here are some questions you may want to ask.

Information is King!

 Basing decisions on facts instead of perceptions or false beliefs is very wise. Take time now to understand  the people, the process & the realities of real estate. 

The Role of a Buyer's Lawyer
The role of the purchaser’s lawyer is to protect the purchaser throughout the transaction, and to make sure that the buyer obtains clear title to the property. Traditionally, the purchaser’s lawyer also represents the interests of the mortgage lender in preparing and registering the mortgage documents in accordance with their mortgage commitment.
What Do All These Real Estate Words Mean Anyway?
When you are in the process of buying or selling a home in London and South West Ontario, or have been through the process, it can be daunting enough without words or phrases being bantered about and you say “What?” Well, no more, this exhaustive list will now make the playing field level, your knowledge & better understanding of real estate will ensure that your real estate transaction will be less stressful and in most cases, more rewarding!
Who Else is Going To Be Involved When I Sell my Home?
Purchasing a home or selling a home requires more than just the buyer and seller. You'll also require the services of a variety of home-related professionals and here are the key players in your transaction and the roles they play:
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Want To Sell Your House Yourself?

 When I ask most For Sale by Owners how the market is, I get :

“Well”, most homeowners’ say, “I always get a lot of traffic but for some reason I don’t have a cheque in the bank yet.”

I can understand how frustrating that must be, let alone discouraging!  Knowing something about  home buyers could help you market your home, and it won’t take long.

      Four Steps when selling your house                   

   You see, there are four distinct kinds of buyers out there:

1. The first kind is people making their first purchase of a home. Most first-time buyers are afraid of people selling homes because they feel those sellers have far more experience than they do. To the first-time buyer, purchasing a home is a frightening experience.

    Their Aunt Eileen says the bottom is going to fall out of real estate prices before summer; Uncle Jim tells them to keep their money in the bank in case times are tough.

  “Without the help of a third party to guide them through all the unfamiliar decisions involved in buying a property, they simply won’t make the purchase. They’re also very afraid of a For-Sale-By-Owner because they know an owner has only one property to sell them. First-time buyers don’t buy until they find a real estate expert they trust and enjoy working with.

 97.6% of first time buyers use a Realtor to help them!

2. “Buyers of the second kind are the nearby house changers. They are local people who can take their time looking for their next home. They’re only interested in the bargain of the century. They know the for-sale-by-owner isn’t paying a brokerage fee, so they automatically deduct the fee off the top when they look at the price you’ve put on your house.

  Their aim is to find a seller in trouble or someone who has under-priced their home through ignorance of its true market value. They work the FSBO (For Sale By Owner)hard, and there is no way they will let the seller save a dime. If they weren’t set on saving the brokerage fee for themselves, these buyers would work through a Realtor.                           

A very tough housebuyer               

3. “The third type of buyer is the INVESTOR. If you think the house changer is tough on price, you haven’t met the investor yet. Investors are especially difficult to work with if the sellers are under pressure to move fast or have any trace of a financial problem making them more vulnerable.

Investors want bargains, but they also need counseling—most of them don’t understand all the ramifications of the tax laws or have the thorough knowledge of an area’s values such as a real estate professional possesses. So most investors work through Realtors to save time and assure themselves of access to more properties.

4. OUT-OF-THE-AREA BUYERS are the fourth kind. Most of them need a home right now. Whether they are being transferred or are moving here on their own, their house hunting time is limited. Plus, they are suffering from the culture shock of moving to a new area.

 40% of real estate buyers are from out of town and they use a Realtor to find a house for them, so 4 out of 10 buyers a for sale by owner is missing!

They do not know the values here; they don’t know the neighbourhoods they can choose among; and they’re almost always unfamiliar with our entire region. Usually they fly in. Often, instead of renting a car, they depend on a Realtor they’ve been referred to for transportation.

These buyers are under heavy pressure to make a quick decision, and they need all kinds of questions answered fast--- about schools, business services, travel conditions, and so on.                                        

   They want to have their own local representative, someone they can trust to look after their interests. When they go back to wind up their affairs, they want to know they have a reliable representative here who will keep them informed and carry out their decisions by phone.


  For most home sellers, the only buyers they have the most chance of getting an offer from are the local house changers and the investors--- the toughest kind of buyers out there. These people will not pay top dollar--- they will not even pay market price!

  Why not expose it to the people who can and will pay fair market price--- first time buyers, out of area buyers. those upsizing or downsizing?

  Why not know to whom you are going to sell to and market to them, plus, have someone discourage the tire-kickers?

  A famous quote in "The Art of War"

1.   Know both yourself & the other & you are never in danger.

2.   Know yourself but not the other & you have a 50% chance of winning.

3.   Know neither yourself nor the other & you will never win!

My favorite: After the battle, keep your helmut on!

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