6 Things Your Real Estate Agent Should Be Doing


Whether buying or selling your home, a knowledgeable real estate agent is one of the best tools to use to your advantage. Each and every real estate agent is different, from their areas of expertise to their style or finding you your perfect home, but the one thing trusted real estates have in common are these 6 important things, especially when it comes to buying your home.


6: Get You Pre-Approved


Any reputable realtor knows that before they can even begin looking for your new home, they must know what you can afford. There’s no point in falling in love with a home if it’s half a million more than what is in your budget. There is, of course, some wiggle room, but for the most part, your agent should know how much you can afford to spend. This is why your real estate agent must get you pre-approved for a mortgage.


#5: Know What’s Important To You


If you’re adamant on your home being within close proximity to parks and schools, your realtor should know this so they can find the best home for you. A good real estate agent isn’t in it for the sale – they’re in it to make you and your family happy. Your real estate agent should be knowledgeable in the neighbourhood you’re interested in and be willing to put in the work and research to find the best home for you.


#4: Know What The Home You Want Is Worth


Your realtor is a pro negotiator and they know what any home is truly worth. With their experience and knowledge, they’ll be able to get you the best bang for your buck. Your real estate agent will advise you what price you should offer for your home and negotiate any conditions in your best interest.


#2: Find A Home Inspector And Attend Any Inspections

Your realtor knows a lot of people, and at least one of those people should be a trusted and reputable home inspector. Your real estate agent should be able to recommend a home inspector and should also attend any home inspections to not only catch anything an inspector may miss (they’re only human, after all), and to verify and second any problems the home inspector may find.


#2: Close Seamlessly


There’s a lot that goes into closing and both you and your agent want your closing to go as effortlessly as possible. Your realtor should take care of any details that need to be taken care of before you close.


#1: Be More Than A Realtor


By the time you are settled into your new home, your realtor agent should be more than just your realtor. Your real estate agent should be someone you enjoyed working with and someone you wouldn’t hesitate to contact first when you’re ready to find a new home.


Brampton real estate agent Tony Francis is sure to do all these things, and more, in order to find the perfect home for you and your family. If you’re interested in buying or selling a home in Brampton, call Tony Francis at (416) 721-9575. 

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Spring Home Décor Ideas For 2017


Spring is almost here, and with it comes the warmer weather, blooming flowers, and new beginnings.  One of the most exciting parts of spring is transitioning your home from winter décor to spring décor. Here are some fun and inexpensive home décor tips to bring spring into your home.


Celebrate With Floral


There’s no better way to celebrate spring than with some bright and gorgeous flowers. Lilies, tulips, and daisies are just some of the many types of flowers often associated with spring, so feel free to use any of these or any other flower you like as spring decorations for the home, and in any colour including white, pink, orange, and yellow. Whether in your front yard or as a table centerpiece, flowers are an excellent and inexpensive spring décor idea to bring the season to your home.


Change Up Your Textiles


Put that heavy blanket away for a few months! With spring comes the gorgeous warm weather and the need for heavy blankets and dark textiles passes. Switch your blankets and pillows for ones with light materials such as cotton and in lighter and brighter colours. The best thing about changing your textiles is that its both inexpensive and easy since you don’t have to change a whole room but instead a few key pieces.


Use Pastel Colours


You’ll notice spring is getting closer when nearly everything becomes pastel coloured – clothing, accessories, and most importantly, home décor! Incorporating pastel colours such as light blues, pinks, green, and yellows is an easy way to add a pop of colour into your home and really transition it from winter home décor.


Spring is not just an excellent opportunity to decorate your home - it’s also an excellent opportunity to sell your home! If you are thinking of selling your home, contact Brampton real estate agent Tony Francis today, because Tony Knows Brampton!

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Easter Colouring Contest


Hey kids!


Print out and colour this picture for your chance to win! Don't forget to bring it to the Brampton Easter Egg Hunt!

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Brampton Easter Egg Hunt And Easter Activities!


Please join local Brampton realtor Tony Francis, along with many other Brampton residents, at the annual Brampton Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday April 16th, 2017 from 10:00-11:00am at R.M. Wells Park (35 Yellow Avens Blvd.) or from 12 noon-1:00pm at the Park on Eagle Trace Dr. (near Gifford Gate) – whichever is more convenient for your family!


A well-known tradition and a great family activity, Easter egg hunts are a quintessential part of Easter and the spring season. The Brampton Easter Egg Hunt will take place at two different locations and at two different times so your family can participate at whichever park and time is more convenient. Come meet your fellow Brampton neighbours, give your children a great opportunity to play and meet other children in the neighbourhood, and enjoy some fresh air and beautiful the spring weather! Bring the whole family to search for and discover brightly coloured Easter eggs scattered throughout R.M. Wells Park and the Park on Eagle Trace Dr.


Coffee and light snacks will be served for all to enjoy!


For more information about the Brampton Easter Egg Hunt, please call Tony Francis at (416) 721-9757. Tony Francis specializes in Brampton real estate, and when it comes to buying and selling homes, Tony Knows Brampton!

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Things To Do In Brampton This Winter


Although the balmy weather we had last week made it feel like it was already springtime, we were reminded by the harsh cold from this week that it is, in fact, still winter. Often associated with bitter cold, shorter days and too early nights, and enough snow to occasionally give us a snow day, it’s easy to see why winter isn’t everyone’s favourite season. But winter isn't all bad, especially winter in the City of Brampton, where there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy.


Below are some winter activities any Brampton resident or anyone exploring Brampton should take advantage of doing before winter comes to an end.


Check Out The Lights At Gage Park


A beautiful park during any season, Gage Park is particularly bright during the winter. That’s because it becomes a Winter Wonderland, illuminated with lights for all who visit to marvel at. Gage Park is also home to an outdoor skating trail that’s free to enjoy, weather permitting.


Go Tubing At Chinguacousy Park


One of the best winter activities for children and adults of all ages is tubing on a snowy hill, and what better place to go snow tubing in Brampton than at Chinguacousy Park? For more information about hours and tubing rules, please click here.


Take A Hike In Heartlake


On those few days where the weather is sunny and bright, take advantage and explore Heartlake Conservation Area. Although summer activities such as canoeing are not available in the winter, hiking, dog walking, and bird watching is permitted all year round and are always fun.


If you’re interested in living in Brampton or already live here and are looking for a new home in Brampton or the GTA, Re/Max West realtor Tony Francis can help you find the new home of your dreams because Tony knows Brampton! Contact Tony Francis today to get started on the search for your dream home!

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