Terence Tait, REALTOR®
I offer services in English, et en Français!
Welcome to my website, which has been created to make purchasing and selling a home easier and more effective.
For buyers: whether you are an experienced or a first time buyer, use this site for valuable information and to do searches or to be set up on a search. Receive customized searches for condos, homes, estate homes and acreages in your area, directly to your e-mail. If a more analytical and precise search is desired, this too can be customized for you.
For sellers: list your property and receive broad, instant coverage. Access detailed viewing and statistical reports to find out who is viewing your property, when, and from where. Create detailed feature sheets, and compare properties in your area.
A recent survey of Ontario real estate agents in Ontario found that smoking in a home could lower the value of your property by up to 30 per cent.
The survey was sponsored by Pfizer Canada and besides the obvious damage by staining walls and carpets, it can leave a smell that is very hard to eliminate. I remember having a client close a deal and noticed a smell of smoke when they entered the home on closing. I asked why they didn’t notice the smell when they originally toured the home and they said fans were on with electric air fresheners plugged into the walls. That apparently masked the smell that day.
It makes sense that a home with a smoky smell or strong odour will be harder to sell as it will deter most buyers.