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Easy Gingerbread Cupcakes!

Easy Gingerbread Cupcakes

Prep Time 30 mins

Cook Time 15 mins

Total Time 45 mins

These gingerbread cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are easy to make and they taste like the holidays!


Gingerbread cupcakes

1/2 cup lukewarm water

1/2 cup dark molasses     …

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REALTORS® are trained professionals who bring a wealth of experience and resources to their clients, whether that client is looking to buy their first home or is a seasoned seller. Expert knowledge of the communities in which they work, the ability to accurately price and market properties, and experience in negotiating buying and selling prices are just a few of the things you can expect from a licensed REALTOR®.

Consider some of the advantages of using a REALTOR® when buying or selling:

When Buying

  • A REALTOR® has the knowledge, experience and resources to find properties in your price range and homes that match your individual needs.
  • You can get information on schools, transportation and other services in different neighbourhoods, and access the MLS® service, which provides up-to- date details on a wide variety of properties in the markets you are exploring.
  • A REALTOR® can help you understand property financing, taxes, insurance and the steps you'll have to take to complete a real estate transaction.
  • You can save substantial time by allowing the REALTOR® to "preview" properties that fit your budget and expectations. This way, you may only have to visit a handful of homes to make a wise and informed selection.
  • A REALTOR® will explain the various financing alternatives available and provide up-to-date information on interest rates and mortgage options.
  • They will act as a mediator to off-set potential conflicts between you and a seller.
  • A REALTOR® will draw up an offer to purchase and assist with all details required to make a successful transaction, including when to bring in other professionals (lawyer, lender, home inspector, insurance broker and others).

When Selling

  • A REALTOR® is an expert in effective advertising and will cover all the costs as part of their service to you
  • Your home will receive far-reaching market exposure through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS®)
  • You can depend on their support every step of the way.
  • A REALTOR® will provide you with a full explanation of the selling process and what to expect from the beginning.
  • A selling price will be established in consultation with you that will appeal to buyers interested in your type of home and neighbourhood.
  • A REALTOR® will assess your home and provide you with tips on how to highlight its best features and make it more appealing.
  • A marketing plan for your home will be developed to help it sell quickly at or near the asking price. In addition to MLS® listing and advertising in the newspapers and other media, most plans will include a number of open houses.
  • A REALTOR® will save you time by separating the lookers from the buyers and ensuring that only serious buyers visit your home.
  • When an offer is received, a REALTOR® will use their knowledge and experience to negotiate an agreement on your behalf and according to your instructions.
  • If you accept an offer, the REALTOR® will participate in drawing up a legally binding contract that protects your interests, ensures any conditions to a binding agreement are fulfilled, and that all your questions and concerns are dealt with to your complete satisfaction.

Tip Sheets


How to Select a REALTOR®?

Using the professional services of a REALTOR® is a smart business decision. Real estate transacti...


10 Questions to Ask Your REALTOR®

1. How long have you been a REALTOR®? A new REALTOR® can do a wonderful job and will have up- to...


Should I sell without a REALTOR®?

Homeowners who try to sell their own home generally use a REALTOR®. Whether you are capable of ha...



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