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The Realty Deal

The Realty Deal

By Stephanie Pinet

Stephanie Pinet is a Real Estate Broker & Investor in Halton - Muskoka Ontario, Canada. She strives to educate people about what to expect in a Real Estate Deal, and how to Maximize your Profits as a Buyer, Seller, or Investor. Stephanie's passion for growing one's financial legacy has introduced her to many facets of the real estate world that she is keen to share with her listeners. Stephanie is a full time RE/MAX Escarpment Realtor, and sits on the Board of Directors for the REALTORS Association of Hamilton-Burlington
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5 things to know about Buying a Condo
5 things to know about Buying a Condo
Stephanie goes through a handful of things to think about when you are debating buying a unit in a condominium corporation. There are lots of reasons to consider if a certain building is right for your lifestyle. Talk to Stephanie@therealtydeal.com about buying a condo in Ontario today.
08:07
November 23, 2022
Winterize Your Home
Winterize Your Home
Stephanie goes through a short list of chores that you should do in and outside your house to prepare your home and your family for another great Canadian winter. Do you want to move into another house before the winter? Talk to stephanie@therealtydeal.com
03:29
October 17, 2022
Nonfinancial Benefits to Owning a Home
Nonfinancial Benefits to Owning a Home
Stephanie explains nonfinancial reasons and emotional benefits of why you may want to be a homeowner. It’s not all about money… Buying a house means that you can have pride in your home, community, and have the freedom to do what you want with it. Talk to Stephanie about being a homeowner in Ontario.
04:27
October 17, 2022
What you need to know if you’re thinking about Buying or Selling a Vacation Home
What you need to know if you’re thinking about Buying or Selling a Vacation Home
In this podcast, Stephanie explains what you should consider if you are thinking about purchasing or selling you vacation home. Reach out if you need more information about buying or selling your vacation property in Muskoka
15:53
October 12, 2022
7 Outdoor Upgrades to Boost Your Homes Value
7 Outdoor Upgrades to Boost Your Homes Value
Stephanie explains 7 simple things you can do outside, to your house to make your home sell for more. If you are thinking of selling, talk to stephanie@therealtydeal.com for a comprehensive home prep plan.
07:11
October 12, 2022
3 Biggest Questions I Get Asked
3 Biggest Questions I Get Asked
Stephanie has been a full-time realtor for 8 years, and these 3 questions are some of the most important and crucial in this current real estate market. Talk to stephanie@therealtydeal.com about moving today
09:23
October 12, 2022
4 things to help determine your Mortgage Rate
4 things to help determine your Mortgage Rate
Stephanie explains what factors to consider when you were shopping for a loan. If you were thinking about moving, your finances are the first thing you need to understand and get in order. I asked Stephanie to connect you with a trusted mortgage broker to understand all of your opportunities and options for getting a mortgage.
06:29
October 12, 2022
4 Upgrades for your Cottage to Increase Value and Comfort
4 Upgrades for your Cottage to Increase Value and Comfort
Stephanie explains for upgrades that can dramatically increase your cottages value and comfort. Shout out to college life for sharing this content that will help Muskoka Cottage owners enjoy their cottage all year long.
06:30
October 12, 2022
Fall Housing Outlook 2022
Fall Housing Outlook 2022
Stephanie dives into the Remax fall housing report and talks about luxury homes sales and how they are keeping steady, and how Muskoka is one of the few places that is seemingly increasing in activity and prices. Talk to Stephanie from The Realty Deal if you are thinking about moving in Ontario.
04:53
October 12, 2022
What to Know about Pre Listing Home Inspections
What to Know about Pre Listing Home Inspections
Stephanie explains the different kind of inspections for buyers and sellers, and proactive steps that home sellers can take before listing a property. Home inspectors are one of the most important things in the home buying or selling process, so reach out to Stephanie if you have any questions about home inspections in Ontario
08:53
September 29, 2022
9 Things Home Inspectors will look out for
9 Things Home Inspectors will look out for
Stephanie explains numerous items a home inspector will inspect at and around your future property. Talk to stephanie about making an offer today. Stephanie@therealtydeal.com
04:39
September 25, 2022
10 Home Upgrades that are worth it
10 Home Upgrades that are worth it
Stephanie goes through 10 upgrades to your home that will add value to your home and give you a return on your investment. Reach out to her before you start making renovations decisions to ensure the return on your investment will be worth it. For your families comfort, and for the next.
16:10
August 23, 2022
Why the Housing Market won’t crash
Why the Housing Market won’t crash
Stephanie explains why the economic fundamentals of the Ontario real estate market may be strong enough to sustain home prices.
04:45
August 16, 2022
5 Questions to Ask Luxury Buyers
5 Questions to Ask Luxury Buyers
Stephanie explains what you might expect in a luxury buyer consultation. If you are thinking about buying a home, or a second property, listen to this podcast and reach out to Stephanie to talk about buying a home in Ontario.
07:18
August 15, 2022
5 reasons why it’s critical to hire a realtor when you’re selling your house
5 reasons why it’s critical to hire a realtor when you’re selling your house
If you’re selling your house this summer, hiring a professional is critical. Stephanie explains 5 reasons why you should hire a realtor when listing your home. Visit www.therealtydeal.com for more information about selling your home in Ontario.
08:25
August 08, 2022
Why it’s crucial to get preapproved to buy a house
Why it’s crucial to get preapproved to buy a house
Stephanie explains the importance of being preapproved and qualified for a mortgage, before you start your home search. Talk to Stephanie about connecting you with an amazing lender, if you are thinking about buying a house this year.
04:12
August 08, 2022
Is Now the Right Time to Buy?
Is Now the Right Time to Buy?
Stephanie explains the current market drivers and why it may or may not be a great time for you to buy a house in Ontario. Reach out to stephanie@therealtydeal.com with your real estate questions
05:03
July 27, 2022
Luxury Second Home Owners
Luxury Second Home Owners
Stephanie talks about the Muskoka real estate market this year and how it’s affecting luxury second homeowners. If you are thinking about buying a recreational or investment property in Ontario, reach out to stephanie@therealtydeal.com
09:26
July 27, 2022
60 Safety Tips for Realtors
60 Safety Tips for Realtors
Stephanie explains what precautions and preventative actions can be taken when Realtors are meeting new clients, hosting open house and generally doing business.
17:30
July 20, 2022
What Rooms are Most Photographed in Home Listings?
What Rooms are Most Photographed in Home Listings?
Stephanie goes through the rooms that are featured most prominently in MLS photos. If you were thinking of selling your home, reach out to Stephanie to ensure that these rooms are especially highlighted in your listing production.
05:01
July 07, 2022
How To Prepare for Multiple Showings in 1 Day
How To Prepare for Multiple Showings in 1 Day
So we listed your house, congratulations! Now, we hope that as many people see it as possible. Stephanie shares some helpful tips to make your full day of showings easier and make you more prepared.
02:49
June 06, 2022
Pull Together the Documents you’ll need when Selling your House.
Pull Together the Documents you’ll need when Selling your House.
If you are thinking about selling your house, Stephanie explains some important documents that you should compile before you sell.
03:17
June 06, 2022
Home Renovations that can Hurt your Homes Value
Home Renovations that can Hurt your Homes Value
Before undertaking a home renovation, Stephanie explains what you should be thinking about and calculating before you pull the trigger. Not all renovations will get you a proper return on your investment, so reach out to Stephanie and find out how to not over renovate on your next project in Ontario.
07:22
June 06, 2022
How I can Help Millenials Buy a Home
How I can Help Millenials Buy a Home
Millennials have been continually pushed out of the market and post pandemic there are still barriers to buy a house. Stephanie‘s job and passion is to help you find a home you love. So listen up to see how she can help all of those millennial homebuyers get to the closing table if you’re in the market to change properties this year be sure to reach out to stephanie@therealtydeal.com to get the conversation started about your move
06:37
May 29, 2022
7 Primary Bedroom Staging Ideas
7 Primary Bedroom Staging Ideas
Stephanie takes you through seven simple steps that will help your master bedroom be a welcome retreat. Be sure to reach out to stephanie@therealtydeal.com to talk about listing and staging your house.
02:48
May 29, 2022
Muskoka Real Estate Market Update
Muskoka Real Estate Market Update
While sales are slowing in Muskoka, prices continue to rise in Muskoka‘s real estate market. Peak cottage season is around the corner so talk to Stephanie about getting your piece of paradise up north this year.
06:15
May 29, 2022
6 Tips for Out of Town Buyers
6 Tips for Out of Town Buyers
Stephanie knows she’s not the only one who wants to spend the summer in Muskoka! Get the conversation started about buying your next property from out of town and Stephanie will take you through the steps to land your dream home.
06:47
May 27, 2022
7 outdoor upgrades that will add major value to your home
7 outdoor upgrades that will add major value to your home
You are thinking about selling your house this spring or summer, Stephanie explains some fabulous and simple upgrade you can do to your house to get more money out of your sale.
07:27
May 27, 2022
What I’m reading April 2022
What I’m reading April 2022
Stephanie shares an extensive list of articles from April that can educate you regardless of if you’re thinking about buying a house or selling this year. Check out these the abundance of insightful articles and links at therealtydeal.com/blog
10:25
May 27, 2022
Stephanie’s rant about the current Ontario housing market
Stephanie’s rant about the current Ontario housing market
Stephanie has a lot to say in this episode about increasing interest rates, supply issues, immigration and other factor in the current state of our Ontario economy. Be sure to follow @therealtydeal for more real estate news
36:55
May 27, 2022
Stephanie “Problem Solver” Pinet
Stephanie “Problem Solver” Pinet
Stephanie explains why she is the best Realtor to help you find and create your ideal lifestyle through real estate.
06:23
May 26, 2022
Why this Summer is the perfect time to buy a Vacation Home
Why this Summer is the perfect time to buy a Vacation Home
If you have been on the fence about purchasing a second property, or even moving up to your favourite vacation spot in Ontario, stephanie explains why this summer could be the perfect time to make that long awaited move. Live your dreams and ideal lifestyle and reach out to stephanie@therealtydeal.com
04:37
May 26, 2022
Commercial Real Estate Update in Hamilton- Burlington
Commercial Real Estate Update in Hamilton- Burlington
Stephanie takes a deep dive into a report done by Remax in Q1 2022 about commercial and industrial real estate land in Hamilton Burlington and Niagara. Some numbers may surprise you and if you are thinking about acquiring property, reach out to Stephanie@therealtydeal.com ASAP before you can’t find the perfect space.
06:39
May 26, 2022
Coastal Grandmother Style is in and I’m here for it
Coastal Grandmother Style is in and I’m here for it
Have you heard of this new trend, coastal grandmother? It’s like cottage core meets the Hamptons. Stephanie goes into depth of how you can achieve this look in your home and fashion this summer. If you’re thinking of renovating or redecorating, be sure to reach out to Stephanie for some great advice!l about your home!
07:10
May 26, 2022
Should you buy or build a house?
Should you buy or build a house?
Stephanie explains the pros and cons of buying versus building a house, supply chain issues, and considerations to get to where you wanna be next. Talk to Stephanie@therealtydeal.com about finding your dream property in Ontario!
21:40
May 25, 2022
10 homebuyer deal breakers
10 homebuyer deal breakers
Stephanie explains 10 deal breakers that turn off homebuyers from buying your house. If you’re thinking about selling or buying a home, listen to this podcast and learn what you can do to get peace of mind. Reach out to Stephanie at The Realty Deal to help you buy and sell in Ontario
19:55
May 19, 2022
7 features high net worth buyers cannot live without in 2022
7 features high net worth buyers cannot live without in 2022
Stephanie offers 7 solutions to high net worth homebuyer demand in 2022. These wealthy individuals could have an elevated desire for privacy, sustainability, and a few more marvellous features, that will help them enjoy their homes. If you’re thinking about buying or selling in Ontario, reach out to stephanie@therealtydeal.com
10:22
May 19, 2022
7 Things to look out for when you’re buying a home in as is condition
7 Things to look out for when you’re buying a home in as is condition
What are you buying an older or a newer house, if you’re for going an inspection then it’s smart to learn about the issues before you make an offer, let alone clothes on the property. You can save yourself time money and heartache by doing some legwork upfront. Listen to this podcast where Stephanie explains went to look out for it when buying a home
14:08
May 09, 2022
Researchers are ripping out their gas stoves
Researchers are ripping out their gas stoves
Stephanie shares what she’s learning about how gas stoves may harm kids health. Listen up to find out how you can have a healthier home.
07:08
May 01, 2022
5 easy ways to spruce up your curb appeal
5 easy ways to spruce up your curb appeal
If you are thinking about listing your house this year, reach out to Stephanie about how to refresh your homes car repair and get the best first impression for potential buyers. Listen up to find out five super simple ways to make the exterior of your home fabulous
02:43
April 29, 2022
Why 73% of Americans hate their neighbours
Why 73% of Americans hate their neighbours
Social trends among other things seem to trickle up from the states to Canada. Stephanie dives into why most Americans don’t like their neighbors. Listen up and see if you might be guilty of being an overbearing neighbour. And if your neighbours are so bad that you want to move, talk to Stephanie about this in your house and finding the perfect property
09:48
April 29, 2022
New products that complement home design trends in 2022
New products that complement home design trends in 2022
Stephanie explores products that can keep you healthy in your home. Find out different styles and products you can use for a more comfortable lifestyle. If you’re thinking about renovating or need help with decorating, reach out to Stephanie @ The Realty Deal.com
07:46
April 27, 2022
Pros and Cons of living in Cottage Country
Pros and Cons of living in Cottage Country
Stephanie made the move up north and is going to share some honest insights about moving from the city to cottage country, specifically Muskoka. If you have been thinking about moving up north, reach out to stephanie@therealtydeal.com to help see if college living is for you
18:09
April 04, 2022
Increase to Non Resident Speculation Tax
Increase to Non Resident Speculation Tax
Stephanie explains when where why and how the government of Ontario increased the non-residence speculation tax from 15% to 20%. If you’re thinking about buying land in Ontario, reach out to stephanie@therealtydeal.com
03:37
April 01, 2022
What’s the best week to sell your house?
What’s the best week to sell your house?
Stephanie explains why this upcoming April is going to be the ideal time to list your property on the MLS. Have you thought about selling this year? Reach out to Stephanie@The Realty Deal.com to get the ball rolling on your moving process!
02:23
March 29, 2022
Should you keep renting, or Buy a House this year?
Should you keep renting, or Buy a House this year?
Stephanie explains the benefits of homeownership and offers help if you are rethinking signing another annual lease. Reach out to The Realty Deal to talk about buying your first house in Ontario.
03:44
March 16, 2022
How Much will I need to Budget for Closing Costs?
How Much will I need to Budget for Closing Costs?
If you’re thinking about buying or selling your home, you need to know how much money you’re going to need in the bank to close on these transactions. Stephanie gives you an idea of what to budget if you’re thinking about moving. Every client situation is unique, so reach out to Stephanie@therealtydeal.com if you have any questions about budgeting for your next move.
16:12
March 15, 2022
Will I need to Waive Home Inspection Condition?
Will I need to Waive Home Inspection Condition?
Let’s be real… This housing market in Ontario is nuts. Stephanie explains how to navigate making an offer while still being comfortable inspecting the house. There is a way that you can get peace of mind as a home buyer in this hot seller‘s market. Reach out to Stephanie to talk about how to have a comfortable homebuying process.
16:32
March 15, 2022
How does Agent Commission work?
How does Agent Commission work?
Selling your house can be stressful, especially when the bills start adding up. It’s not free to sell your house, and your realtor works damn hard to make sure that you’re happy with the sale of your house. Stephanie dives into how agent commissions work, and how Realtors facilitate selling your home.
11:02
March 15, 2022
Home Decor Trends of 2022
Home Decor Trends of 2022
Stephanie gives some insight as to home owners and thinking about, and renovating their space in 2022. Check out her Barkitecture Pinterest Board! @therealtydeal
08:07
March 08, 2022
Barkitecture
Barkitecture
Have you heard of this emerging home trend called Barkitecture? Before you renovate your house, remember to make some functional spaces for your furry friend!
03:40
March 08, 2022
What to do After you Buy a House
What to do After you Buy a House
Whether you think about putting an offer in on a house, or have already had an excepted agreement and just waiting for closing dates, here are some great tips you might not have thought of when buying your next house. Be sure to reach out to stephanie at The Realty deal if you are thinking about making a move!
08:44
February 25, 2022
Down Payments for Buying a House in Ontario
Down Payments for Buying a House in Ontario
Stephanie explains the who what when where how and why of making a down payment on a home in Ontario. Ask Stephanie from The Really Deal for further assistance about taking your first steps to making a move.
14:47
February 03, 2022
Baby Boomers are Breaking the Housing Market
Baby Boomers are Breaking the Housing Market
More older Canadians are staying in their houses and deciding to Age in place now more than ever. Stephanie explains why seniors are “breaking the housing market“ by staying in their homes, therefore limiting supply because they don’t want to go into retirement homes as they’ve seen their parents struggle over the past couple of years in Canadian nursing homes. There’s a lot to the story and there’s no one to blame. If you need help making a decision about your next move, reach out to Stephanie from the realty deal
08:38
February 03, 2022
January Housing Stats in Hamilton Burlington
January Housing Stats in Hamilton Burlington
WOW! The average price in the region is officially over the $1 million mark. Stephanie takes a look into new listings, sales in January, average price points for all types of housing, and how they relate to previous months and years. Reach out to Stephanie if you are thinking about making a move this year.
06:05
February 03, 2022
What to do after an offer is accepted
What to do after an offer is accepted
Buying a house can seem like a long and complicated process. Stephanie‘s goal is to help you understand what to expect before you begin househunting. You’ll have a long list of to do‘s, especially if you are buying and selling at home. Stephanie explains how to speak with your real estate lawyer, about the home deposit, any conditions like inspections or home appraisal. And things not to forget like informing your landlord, packing, home insurance, utilities, and so much more. Tune in to find out what’s in store for your homebuying process, and be sure to reach out to Stephanie@therealtydeal.com to talk about buying a house in Ontario!
26:42
January 13, 2022
How I Market Your Luxury Listing
How I Market Your Luxury Listing
Stephanie takes a deep dive into some marketing strategies to help advertise your luxury listing. We don’t just put a sign in the lawn and post it to the MLS. Each property is unique and we have a curated marketing plan for each beautiful property we are lucky enough to list for you.
08:16
January 07, 2022
2021 Showing Appointments Review
2021 Showing Appointments Review
2021 was a wild year. Especially in the real estate market. We broke records locally and nationally as we tried to manage our way through a global pandemic. Here’s an overview of the trends we saw throughout the past year in the Hamilton Burlington real estate market.
03:17
January 06, 2022
Canadian Economic Update for Housing Incentives
Canadian Economic Update for Housing Incentives
Stephanie gives you a Birdseye view of the governments plan to focus on pandemic recovery in the housing market. They’re giving away $70 billion to build over 100,000 affordable houses, so now we wait to see if they follow through with it and don’t leave money sitting in the bank. Tune in to hear some of the governments top priorities when it comes to the Canadian Housing Market
05:56
December 22, 2021
Top 5 Home Improvements before Listing
Top 5 Home Improvements before Listing
If you are thinking about selling your house, these updates will get you a great return on your investment. If you want to update or renovate, talk to Stephanie before you make your renovation plan, so you don’t over renovate, and to get in touch with some great contractors!
05:29
December 22, 2021
Forecasted growth of 20% in this Canadian City!
Forecasted growth of 20% in this Canadian City!
Stephanie breaks down the headlines of forecasted growth for average sale price and most expensive market in Canada. Talk to stephanie if you’re thinking about buying real estate in Ontario
04:25
December 06, 2021
10 Reasons to List your Home during the Holidays
10 Reasons to List your Home during the Holidays
If you’ve been on the fence about selling your house, the holiday season proves to be one of the best times to get the most amount of money, and attract the most serious buyers. Stephanie dives into 10 good reasons you should consider a listing your home during the holidays.
13:37
December 06, 2021
What to know about double pane windows
What to know about double pane windows
If you are thinking about buying a house, Stephanie is going to teach you some things to look out for with the building envelope of the home, including windows! Listen now to learn about what double pane windows are and why they are important in your house.
06:27
December 06, 2021
3 Tips for Single HomeBuyers
3 Tips for Single HomeBuyers
Are you thinking about buying a house? Don’t go at it alone! Stephanie explains how you can buy a house on a single income and have the support you need to make the right decisions for yourself, and your future.
04:42
December 02, 2021
How to live the Hygge Lifestyle this Holiday Season
How to live the Hygge Lifestyle this Holiday Season
Stephanie dives in on how you can make your home warm and welcoming this holiday season, and always!
08:59
November 29, 2021
What should you look out for when purchasing a Rural property?
What should you look out for when purchasing a Rural property?
Have you been thinking of escaping from the city and getting some fresh air? People are purchasing for a property to spend more quality time with family and get away from the stress of the city. If you are thinking of exploring cottage country in Ontario, Talk to Stephanie from The Realty Deal to help you find your perfect paradise.
19:48
November 26, 2021
Waterfront development in Mississauga will have the longest pier on Lake Ontario
Waterfront development in Mississauga will have the longest pier on Lake Ontario
Word on the streets is that the city of Mississauga has just approved a Lakeview Village which will transform 180 acres of land into one of the largest mixed use developments in the GTA. Stephanie gives you an overview on what’s coming to Mississauga‘s new lakefront community.
03:31
November 25, 2021
All about Mortgage Interest Calculations
All about Mortgage Interest Calculations
Stephanie takes a deep dive into the details of mortgage interest calculations. Should you opt for a fixed or variable rate mortgage? How long should your amortization be? Reach out to Stephanie to get your questions answered about mortgage interest rates in Canada
18:32
November 24, 2021
2 things NOT to overlook Before buying a house.
2 things NOT to overlook Before buying a house.
Stephanie knows that it’s a hot real estate market and buyers need to make sacrifices to get the house they want. She explains what things not to sacrifice before you make an offer on your next home.
09:41
November 24, 2021
How to Stage your Bathroom before Listing.
How to Stage your Bathroom before Listing.
No body wants to see a neglected bathroom, which ideally should be one of the cleanest spaces in your house. If you’re thinking about selling, Stephanie brings you through all the things you should be considering to clean and stage your bathrooms. Reach out for tour design consult!
15:53
November 22, 2021
Part 2: Sustainable Housing Guide
Part 2: Sustainable Housing Guide
Stephanie talks about how the elements affect, and can be used to power and build your house. She explains how you can invest in Water, Solar, Air and Sustainable Energy Sources for your low carbon footprint home.
12:46
November 18, 2021
Things a Renter needs to Consider.
Things a Renter needs to Consider.
Stephanie dives in to what you should think about if you are renting a house, and the benefits of homeownership that you’re missing out on. What is your reason for renting? Stephanie can help make your home goals become a reality! Reach out today to speak with your trusted real estate advisor.
05:09
November 15, 2021
Part 1 - Sustainable Housing Guide: Location
Part 1 - Sustainable Housing Guide: Location
Stephanie starts off this podcast series with the Location of your sustainable home. Do you want to live in the country or city? Big or small? Existing house renovation vs new build? There’s lots of things to consider when choosing your perfect plot, so tune into this first episode and learn about sustainability in your house.
09:41
November 14, 2021
Can you buy a Mortgage with Bad Credit?
Can you buy a Mortgage with Bad Credit?
Even if you have bad credit, there are solutions to help you get a mortgage. Stephanie explains some alternative options to help you buy that house you love, and get over the hurdles of having bad credit while trying to find a lender. Talk to Stephanie from The Realty Deal before you start shopping for a house!
12:25
November 12, 2021
You don’t need to find the perfect home. Here’s how to find the perfect potential in a home.
You don’t need to find the perfect home. Here’s how to find the perfect potential in a home.
Stephanie explains the importance of keeping an open mind when you are searching for a house. You may not find exactly what you want, but you can create it! Listen up to find out how, and call Stephanie from The Realty Deal to start your home search today!
08:49
November 05, 2021
Easy Energy Efficiency in your Home this Winter
Easy Energy Efficiency in your Home this Winter
This winter, try these simple steps to make your home healthy and more efficient!
09:07
November 03, 2021
What’s happening with mortgage interest rates in Canada?
What’s happening with mortgage interest rates in Canada?
If you were thinking about buying a house, money has never been cheaper to borrow, and home prices have never been hired to purchase. What a wild time we’re living in and Canadian real estate! Especially with Vancouver being dubs the most inexpensive city in North America! Stephanie explains if you should get a variable or fixed rate mortgage at this time, and what is happening in general (and why) with Canadian Mortgage Interest Rates. Talk to Stephanie if you are thinking about buying or selling your home in Ontario.
19:22
October 30, 2021
Getting Ready to Sell your Home *CHECKLIST*
Getting Ready to Sell your Home *CHECKLIST*
If you were thinking about selling your house, it’s not always easy without the help of a professional. Stephanie explains what you can do to make your property shine when you’re getting ready to list it on the market. Be sure to reach to Stephanie from The Realty Deal before you do any updates to your house to make sure that you will get the best possible return on your investment!
08:50
October 30, 2021
How to fix Ontario’s Affordable Housing Crisis?
How to fix Ontario’s Affordable Housing Crisis?
Stephanie explains how the government could fix Ontario’s Housing Affordability Crisis! Do you know what Affordable Housing means? Do you care? Listen up then reach out to your local MP to allow more development in #Hamilton.
16:48
October 20, 2021
Are Realtors Psychologists?
Are Realtors Psychologists?
Stephanie explains a surface view of how realtors can help you, through the emotional time of moving and changing your lifestyle. If you’re thinking about moving - talk to Stephanie from The Realty Deal!
04:42
October 03, 2021
Best Paint Colours for each Room
Best Paint Colours for each Room
Stephanie determines which paint colours are the most popular to the likes of Home Buyers in 2021 🎨 If you’re thinking of selling your house - listen to this! And speak with Stephanie from The Realty Deal about Selling your Muskoka Property
06:23
September 29, 2021
5 Things to Boost your Home’s ROI
5 Things to Boost your Home’s ROI
If you’re thinking about selling your house, here are the top 5 things you can do to boost your homes return on investment! Talk to Stephanie from the realtor deal about selling your house in Ontario
04:32
September 29, 2021
Why you should Hire a Realtor
Why you should Hire a Realtor
Stephanie explains why it is important to hire a realtor if you want to sell your house for the most amount of money, and the least amount of time, with the least amount of stress to you.
08:52
September 29, 2021
Housing and the Canadian Federal Election
Housing and the Canadian Federal Election
Stephanie explains a few key points on how each of the main political parties plan to tackle the Canadian housing affordability crisis.
10:27
September 10, 2021
Canadian Federal Government didn’t spend allocated Housing funds
Canadian Federal Government didn’t spend allocated Housing funds
This article that CREW published was a real gut punch to Canadians, especially those who need a house.
04:40
September 02, 2021
Tips for Buying a House in a Hot Market
Tips for Buying a House in a Hot Market
Stephanie shares some steps you can take to understand and enjoy your home buying journey - even though the market is a bit “nuts”! Learn what to do - and what not to do, when buying a house.
08:17
September 01, 2021
Home Buyer Closing Costs
Home Buyer Closing Costs
Are you wondering how much money you will need to close on your new house? Stephanie dives into what costs are involved, and how much you should expect to have in your bank account to close on your new house. Are you thinking of moving in the GTA? Talk to Stephanie from The Realty Deal and she will answer all of your real estate questions!
10:33
August 30, 2021
Small Landscaping Ideas to Make your Garden Glow!
Small Landscaping Ideas to Make your Garden Glow!
Stephanie explain some small and affordable updates that will help you enjoy your outdoor space. From simply tidying up, to adding a focal point to your space, here are a handful of tips to help you enjoy your backyard.
09:56
August 18, 2021
What’s Trending in Home Reno’s in 2021 - and what trends are on their way out!
What’s Trending in Home Reno’s in 2021 - and what trends are on their way out!
If you are thinking about renovating your home, listen to this podcast to get some tips before you whip out the sledgehammer! If you’re thinking about renovating to stay in your house for a while, listen to what is out of trend and avoid those. If you are thinking about renovating your house to sell, talk to Stephanie to make sure that you are getting your best return on investment!
17:39
August 12, 2021
Listen to this before you buy a condo!
Listen to this before you buy a condo!
If you are thinking about buying a condo in a condominium corporation, Stephanie shares some great tips to look out for before you become a resident.
10:02
August 12, 2021
Daily GO Train service from Hamilton > Union Station!
Daily GO Train service from Hamilton > Union Station!
The day has come! Your commute to and from Hamilton just got easier with all day train services from West Harbour GO to Union Station in Toronto!
03:19
August 12, 2021
3 Features that are total Turn On to Homebuyers this Season
3 Features that are total Turn On to Homebuyers this Season
Stephanie highlights three upgrades that could help your home sell faster and for more money. Listen up to make these three crucial upgrades to your house before you sell, and reach out to Stephanie to make sure you don’t overspend and get the proper return on your investment. Hint: host a BBQ this weekend and take some pics!
06:34
July 08, 2021
Pros and Cons of Buying a Historic Home
Pros and Cons of Buying a Historic Home
Stephanie explains the pros and cons of buying an older, historic home. Hamilton especially has such an amazing selection of these older beautiful houses, but they do come with extra upkeep. Listen up to see if buying a historic home is right for you! Then, reach out to Stephanie to get your Home Search started, today.
12:24
July 08, 2021
How people born in July style their home
How people born in July style their home
Stephanie talks about some fun ways that people born in July might express their style in their homes. From eclectic decor to a vacation relaxing oasis, people in July have a true appreciation for their home being their getaway.
03:49
July 08, 2021
Nice things to do for your Home Buyer.
Nice things to do for your Home Buyer.
Did you sell your house? Here are some really nice things to do for your next homebuyers, to make their move easy and to keep the house safe and settled. (We all thank you in advance!)
06:19
July 05, 2021
Bathroom Renovations to Help you Age in Place.
Bathroom Renovations to Help you Age in Place.
Stephanie shares tips for renovating your bathroom to make it timeless, and easy to age in place. If you are a senior or know a senior who needs help with making their bathroom more accessible, reach out to stephanie!
07:12
July 05, 2021
Outdoor Features to Boost your Homes Value!
Outdoor Features to Boost your Homes Value!
Stephanie dives into some of the hottest summer backyard amenities in 2021. Clue: yes it involves Eating, Playing, Function & Style!
03:20
July 01, 2021
Top Home Improvement Trends of Spring 2021
Top Home Improvement Trends of Spring 2021
Stephanie dives into the most popular home renovations of Spring 2021. Hot tip*** most are outdoor upgrade! 🌞 If you’re thinking of renovating, you’re not alone! Contact Stephanie for design tips and to be put in touch with reliable tradesmen and contractors.
05:48
June 29, 2021
5 Things Home Buyers Need to Know when Making an Offer
5 Things Home Buyers Need to Know when Making an Offer
Stephanie explains what you need to know if you are buying a house in today’s bustling real estate market. Listen to these five tips to help you find the perfect place to call home, then reach out to Stephanie to get your home search started in the Hamilton Burlington area today!
06:27
June 21, 2021
Green Home Trends 2021
Green Home Trends 2021
Stephanie from The Realty Deal gives insights to five hottest green home trends in 2021!
06:59
June 21, 2021
Roofing Options for your Canadian Home
Roofing Options for your Canadian Home
Stephanie explores different roofing materials to consider when you’re reaching the roof on your Canadian Home.
16:04
May 07, 2021
Environmental Impact of Countertops
Environmental Impact of Countertops
If you’re thinking of renovating your older home to make it more sustainable, or even building a new one, the type of countertop is an important consideration. Stephanie teaches you about the wide variety of materials, with different qualities and environmental impacts. Listen now for some popular kitchen countertop materials, and how they rank on the sustainability scale.
07:47
May 07, 2021
Guide to Energy Ratings for your Home Appliances
Guide to Energy Ratings for your Home Appliances
In my efforts to become more environmentally efficient, I would love to share some sustainable products and impactful upgrades that will help you monetarily, and help your home, environmentally. From the 3 Canadian Labels to look out for and the 5 Appliances that use the most energy in your home, Listen now for different ways you can help your home become cheaper to run, and better for the environment.
11:19
May 07, 2021
Make a Winning Offer on a Home!
Make a Winning Offer on a Home!
Yes it has been a crazy hot real estate market in the GTA so far in 2021. It doesn’t mean that we have to go crazy trying to win a house! Here are some quick tips from Stephanie on how you can win a house in the GTA in today’s market. Reach out to Stephanie from the real deal to help you on your homebuying journey today
08:10
March 16, 2021
6 Saavy & Smart Kitchen Renovations that you will see your Return on investment!
6 Saavy & Smart Kitchen Renovations that you will see your Return on investment!
Stephanie explains 6 fabulous upgrades you can do to your kitchen, and two to avoid! If you are thinking about renovating your home in the greater Burlington Hamilton area, reach out to Stephanie from The Realty Deal and talk about the smartest renovations for you.
08:46
March 16, 2021
Bio Philic Design Trend 2021
Bio Philic Design Trend 2021
What is Biophilic design and how do we incorporate it into our homes? Talk to Stephanie from The Realty Deal
07:24
February 17, 2021
Why you need a Realtor who understands the New Normal
Why you need a Realtor who understands the New Normal
This COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives. You need an real estate agent who is current on matters and understands the new normal. Anyone looking to sell should identify and partner with a realtor who not only knows their local market but understands wealth preservation, digital capabilities, Covid current rules, virtual listing presentations, and he has a solid track record. Reach out to Stephanie at least six months before you were thinking of selling and she can help you with the right plan.
04:57
November 07, 2020
Choosing you Home Style and not Over renovating
Choosing you Home Style and not Over renovating
Are you thinking about renovating her house? Or maybe you just want to sell it and get the most amount of money… Stephanie explains how to choose your home style, what’s in right now, and how not to over renovate.
06:17
November 07, 2020
September birthdays and what they mean for your home
September birthdays and what they mean for your home
I am born in September so it was perfect timing to see that Remax published a piece about September birthdays and what they mean for your home. I love to keep my house clean and now I know it might just be my destiny!
03:46
September 03, 2020
How to Quickly Improve Indoor Air Quality
How to Quickly Improve Indoor Air Quality
Here are some important yet overlooked parts of your house you could clean to improve your indoor air quality
02:53
May 12, 2020
What's Happening in Canadian Housing?
What's Happening in Canadian Housing?
Everyone's Reality is different.  Are you on the Suburban Anti Development side? Or are you for Increasing Density and Affordability? In this Episode Stephanie explains the Reality of the Current Real Estate Trends in the Greater Toronto Area, and how and why they aren't getting any better (aka more affordable).  If you're a Real Estate Investor - this isn't bad news for you.  Talk to Stephanie about Investing in Real Estate Today stephanie@therealtydeal.com
09:19
January 02, 2020
5 Tips for Saving for Your First Home
5 Tips for Saving for Your First Home
Start your Journey with a Financial Plan. It's pretty Simple! Stephanie will explain the simplest ways to start saving for your first property purchase, today!
08:05
September 12, 2019
7 Mistakes Home Sellers Can Avoid
7 Mistakes Home Sellers Can Avoid
If you're Thinking about Selling Your House, here are some Tips to Help you Avoid Disaster.  Stephanie provides detailed insights of what could go wrong during the Sale of your Home, and how you can avoid killing the deal (if there's one to be had).  Stephanie's Goal when Working with Home Sellers, is to get them the MOST Amount of Money, in the LEAST Amount of time, with the Least amount of Stress for the Home Sellers.  Do you live in the Greater Hamilton Burlington Area? Contact Stephanie today to get an Updated Evaluation on Your Property.  www.therealtydeal.com
16:49
July 10, 2019
Should you Buy a Less then Perfect Home?
Should you Buy a Less then Perfect Home?
Let's face it - to tick off everything on your 'Want' List in a home, you'll probably have a higher purchase price then you want to.  Stephanie puts into perspective why Buying a Less then Perfect Property might be the way to go - Especially if you want to don't want to buy at the top of your price range, or above.  Listen up then give Stephanie a call if you're thinking about making a move!
07:17
May 13, 2019
10 Tips for Increasing Your Home's Value
10 Tips for Increasing Your Home's Value
Are you thinking about making updates to your home?  What are the most worthy investments, in the eyes of a Home Buyer? Stephanie will offer insights on which renovations you will see a return on your investment. Be sure to not over renovate! Take a few of these ideas and make some great changes to your home to refresh before listing, whether you want to move in one month, or one year! Do you have any questions about Real Estate in the Hamilton/ Burlington Area? Talk to Stephanie today!  Stephanie@therealtydeal.com
08:56
April 24, 2019
How to Boost Your Curb Appeal
How to Boost Your Curb Appeal
Stephanie shares some Awesome Tips on How to Boost your Curb Appeal Before Listing Your Home For Sale.  First Impressions are Lasting!  Make sure the ones you give when your home is For Sale, are Memorable... in a good way! Here are some weekend projects you can tackle now that Spring is around the corner and will allow us more (enjoyable) time outside.  Do you have any questions for Stephanie to make sure you make the right decisions on where to spend your Money before you Sell? You want to make a Great Return on Your Investment! Contact her today to ask a Professional Real Estate Opinion on your Curb Appeal.
09:57
April 20, 2019
Are you Ready to be a Home Buyer?
Are you Ready to be a Home Buyer?
Are you thinking about Buying a House? Ask yourself these questions before you start looking.  Stephanie will help you decipher if you're in the right time of your life to Buy a House, so reach out if you're thinking about buying a house in the Hamilton Burlington Area! Thanks for listening and sharing with your friends and family who are thinking about making a move!
07:41
April 17, 2019
How to Make Your House a Home
How to Make Your House a Home
Stephanie gives you some great tips on how to make your home COZY! That's the best part of having a home, isn't it? Feeling SO comfortable in your space 😍 Listen Now and let Stephanie know what your favourite home project is!
07:11
March 29, 2019
Deposit cheque FAQ
Deposit cheque FAQ
Stephanie explains the details of your deposit cheque. When is it due? Who does it go to? Omg that's a lot of money! Ease your mind and be prepared to fork over some money if you're going to make an offer.
11:19
March 25, 2019
Are you Wasting Your Money Preparing Your Home For Sale?
Are you Wasting Your Money Preparing Your Home For Sale?
One of the Biggest Mistakes Home Sellers make is to Over Renovate their home, and they don't get a great return on their investment. Stephanie explains what to spend your money and what NOT to spend your Money on before Listing Your Home. Do you live in the Hamilton Burlington Area and are Thinking of Selling Your Home? Contact Stephanie to consult you to make sure you're putting your money to good use!
10:36
February 25, 2019
10 Things To Do Before Selling Your Home
10 Things To Do Before Selling Your Home
Don't List Your Home without Listening to List Podcast!! Stephanie tells you the TOP 10 Things To Do Before Selling Your Home. Look at Your Home through a Buyers Lense. Can they picture themselves Living there? (The answer should be Yes!) Sure you may have to put in a bit of elbow grease; re painting the crayon marks on the wall, or doing some landscaping, but the thousands of dollars extra you will get will be worth the de cluttering! Prepare to List Your Property with these Tips and Reach out to Stephanie to Talk about Your Home Search in the Greater Hamilton Burlington Are Today. >>> www.therealtydeal.com
16:38
February 21, 2019
Home Seller FAQ
Home Seller FAQ
Thinking of Selling your Home? Listen up! Stephanie explains some common terms to familiarize yourself with before Selling your home. She will tell you what to expect when you receive an offer, and how to handle it.
09:09
February 16, 2019
What is considered a Fixture in a Home?
What is considered a Fixture in a Home?
How do you know if something will be included in the purchase price of your new home? Well, it's real estate, so everything is negotiable! So you can negotiate to include the appliances, light fixtures, window coverings etc. etc.  Stephanie explains how to know if something will be included in the Purchase Price of your Home.  ~ Put everything in writing! ~ & call Stephanie if you're thinking of Buying, Selling or Investing in Real Estate in the Greater Hamilton-Burlington Area. 
12:17
February 12, 2019
Should I Sign a Buyer Representation Agreement with a Realtor?
Should I Sign a Buyer Representation Agreement with a Realtor?
Stephanie explains the facets of Working with a Realtor to Buy a House. Do you have to Sign with a Realtor? Can you Negotiate your Contract with them? How do I choose the Best Realtor in the Area? What is a Holdover Clause? Stephanie Answers these questions and more!  Are you thinking of moving or investing in the Hamilton or Burlington Area? Talk to Stephanie today! Stephanie@therealtydeal.com
18:46
February 10, 2019
Average Lifespan of a Home
Average Lifespan of a Home
What's the lifespan of HVAC and Mechanical Systems? How long does a washing machine or air conditioner last? What should I budget for Capital Expenditures? Stephanie Answers these Questions and Many More about How Long the Features in Your Home Will Last.  When you Buy a House, You are able to Negotiate based on the State of the Property, so take a Good Look at the House, and Use it's Defects as Your Negotiating Power! Talk to Stephanie about Buying a Home. Stephanie@therealtydeal.com
21:14
January 31, 2019
Why I Volunteer (as a Board of Director for a Non-Profit)
Why I Volunteer (as a Board of Director for a Non-Profit)
I'm taking this episode to explain why I volunteer at a Non-Profit, on Committee's and on the Board of Directors, for the Realtors Association of Hamilton Burlington.  I am passionate about Bringing Value to my Network, Enhancing my Personal & Professional Skills, Uplifting & Shaping the Future of the Real Estate Profession, Keeping on the Cutting Edge of Real Estate, Engaging with Members, and much more!  Thanks for listening and considering Volunteering with an Association that you are Passionate about!
13:15
January 23, 2019
7 Tips to Buying a Home in 2019
7 Tips to Buying a Home in 2019
Stephanie talks about 7 Tips to Think About When Buying a Home! Tune in to Ask Yourself these Insightful Questions to Help Plan Your Prosperous Future! Do you have any questions about Real Estate? Talk to Stephanie Today: Stephanie@TheRealtyDeal.com
09:24
January 22, 2019
Buyer Paperwork
Buyer Paperwork
Stephanie explains what paperwork is involved in making an offer to purchase a property. She provides some insights to negotiate, timeliness, and other very important information to know when buying a home. Awesome tips and insights in this podcast to educate you before you make an offer!
28:49
January 19, 2019
HomeBuyers Guide 7/7 - Closing Costs & Related Fee's
HomeBuyers Guide 7/7 - Closing Costs & Related Fee's
Learn how to budget for closing date.  The balance of your down payment, lawyer's fee's, and land transfer tax are due on closing.  What other related costs can you expect? Thank you for tuning into to all 7/7 episodes.  I hope you are more confident to start your home search process.  Feel free to reach out anytime to talk about your next move, I'm happy to help.  > > >   Stephanie@therealtydeal.com   < <
16:39
January 08, 2019
HomeBuyers Guide - Part 6/7: Making an Offer
HomeBuyers Guide - Part 6/7: Making an Offer
Omg, you made it!  You find your ideal home! Now, it's time to lock it down. Find out what you need to know about Making an Offer, with Stephanie.  Are you ready to start your Home Search? Reach out to Stephanie today: > > >   Stephanie@therealtydeal.com   < <
08:57
January 08, 2019
HomeBuyers Guide - Part 5/7: Finding a Home
HomeBuyers Guide - Part 5/7: Finding a Home
Stephanie asks you the most important questions about Finding the Perfect Home for you.  What's important to you in a home and neighbourhood? Have you thought of the style of home you're interested in? Start your Home Search by asking yourself the right questions, so you can find the right home.  Speak with Stephanie today about Finding the Right Home for You! > > >  Stephanie@therealtydeal.com  < <
10:14
January 08, 2019
HomeBuyers Guide - Part 4/7: Government Incentives
HomeBuyers Guide - Part 4/7: Government Incentives
Find out what Government Incentives are available for first time home buyers in Canada. Do you live in Hamilton? Here are some incentives offered by the municipal government: https://www.investinhamilton.ca/incentives/municipal-programs Are you thinking of building or buying commercial or multi- residential space? Talk to Stephanie about making those dreams happen.  > > >   Stephanie@therealtydeal.com  < <
05:50
January 08, 2019
HomeBuyer Guide - Part 3/7: Mortgage Default Insurance
HomeBuyer Guide - Part 3/7: Mortgage Default Insurance
Stephanie explains Mortgage Default Insurance, which is required by lenders if you're putting less then 20% down payment.  CMHC, Genworth & Canada Guarantee, are a few companies that provide mortgage insurance.  Listen & Learn! and when you're ready to talk about your home search, get in touch with Stephanie! > > >  Stephanie@therealtydeal.com  < <
08:51
January 08, 2019
HomeBuyers Guide - Part 2/7: Mortgage Options
HomeBuyers Guide - Part 2/7: Mortgage Options
In this episode, Stephanie explains the types of mortgages there are, different features, ideal payment schedules, possible penalties and down payment requirements for a Home Buyer. Are you ready to take a step towards owning real estate? Contact Stephanie today! > > >  Stephanie@therealtydeal.com  < <
08:11
January 07, 2019
HomeBuyers Guide - Part 1/7: Assessing Your Financial Readiness
HomeBuyers Guide - Part 1/7: Assessing Your Financial Readiness
In the first episode of this 7 series podcast about Buying a Home, Stephanie explores the facets of Assessing your Financial Readiness. She will help you understand what lenders require in terms of income to home expenses (Mortgage, Taxes & Heat), the Pre - Approval Process, and Credit Scores.  Listen now to find out what the first steps are to Buying a Home! Then, contact Stephanie to get your mortgage pre approval process started today. > > >   Stephanie@therealtydeal.com   < <
07:25
January 07, 2019
Top 10 Ways a Realtor Helps you Find a Home
Top 10 Ways a Realtor Helps you Find a Home
Are you thinking about Buying a Home? Don't go at it alone! There are over 3100 Realtors in the Hamilton Burlington area for you to talk to about Investing in Real Estate (with only a very small portion being full time Realtors).  Do your homework on your Realtor, and understand that they bring immense value to your home buying process. (and I bring lots of passion about homes and helping people).  In this episode, I will cover 10 ways your Realtor will help you throughout the Home Buying Process. 
18:27
January 07, 2019
2019 Real Estate Outlook
2019 Real Estate Outlook
What is on the horizon in the real estate market in the Hamilton Burlington Area? Listen to Stephanie's forecast on what to expect if you're thinking of Buying, Selling, or Investing in Real Estate in 2019.  Then, get in touch to get your home Buying process started >>> stephanie@therealtydeal.com
24:22
January 07, 2019
2019 HomeBuyer Resolutions
2019 HomeBuyer Resolutions
Do you want to make your Home ownership Dreams come true in 2019? Take these steps in the right direction and let Stephanie help you to becoming a Homeowner!
12:07
January 04, 2019