By: Lucy Purves & Laudalina Pacheco

Ricardo is held in the highest level of standards in my book. His customer service was outstanding on every level from listening to what we wanted and needed as the client to keeping us apprised of all matters related to the sale of our home. But most importantly to the guidance and sound advice on what to expect and how to proceed forward with the process. My mother is 79 years old and as difficult as it was to make the decision to sell her home. Ricardo made my mother feel comfortable and secure in the decision process and put my mother's needs first. Ricardo is outstanding and I will use him again for all my future home sales and or purchases. He is the most honest real estate salesperson I have ever met. I not only highly recommend him but will refer him to anyone I know in need of an honest real estate agent with integrity. Thanks Ricardo for everything.

By: Erminia & Gary

Ricardo is the best of the best! We knew we were in good hands, when this agent patiently took us looking at listings for THREE years until we found the house of our dreams. We were thoroughly impressed with his hard work and dedication. He always answered his calls within minutes, and he always went out of his way to provide us with the support, advice and guidance that we needed while navigating the real estate market. He always made us feel like we were his number one priority. He truly cared about our needs and making us happy. His diligence and expertise can consistently be counted on, and we cannot thank him enough for not only helping us find our home, but also pulling out all the stops to sell our townhouse quickly and at the best possible price. We could not be more pleased with our choice to trust Ricardo, with the biggest transaction of our lives. WE RECOMMEND HIM HIGHLY!

By: Rui Neto

Ricardo is without a doubt, 100% dedicated to customer satisfaction! I’ve had multiple real estate deals completed with Ricardo who’s been there all the way to make it happen!

By: Mike and Felicia

Mike and FeliciaThis is so exciting and we cannot be happier :)!! We wanted to sincerely thank you for all your hard work on this and finding us the perfect place to start our life together. You have been more than helpful and put a lot of time and effort into making this happen. Thank you for negotiating on our behalf and getting us exactly what we wanted!

By: Margaret

Dear Ricardo: I would like to thank you for your hard work in selling my parents'' condo. You were always very patient with all my questions and always returned my emails and phone calls. I will definitely recommend your services. Thank you so much again Ricardo.

By: Derek & Rachel

It has been an absolute pleasure working with Ricardo. He was very patient and helpful with us when helping to find our new home. He always took the time to listen to our needs or concerns and did whatever he could to make sure we were happy. We were extremely satisfied with his services and professionalism and would definitely recommend him to family and friends. Thank you!

By: Yulia & Suley

Dear Ricardo, we would like to thank you for your outstanding services! You not only helped us with the search, you also provided all your market knowledge, your insights, you developed strategy that even saved us money on the purchase! You put our interests first and you were on our side all the way. We will recommend you to all our friends, Thank you again and if we will ever change the house, we will do it with you.

By: Victor

Thank you for helping us in buying the condo for our retirement. Ricardo is a resourceful, helpful and hard working individual. He understood our requirements and kept communicating with us while we were on vacation. When we came back he found us our dream condo. Good man!!!

By: Manie Selke

Ricardo sold my mother''s condo when my mother had to move to an assisted home. I found him to be very professional, and extremely helpful with the entire experience. He sold the condo in 24 hours, before it was even listed in MLS. He kept in touch with the family, by email and phone and was always available to answer any questions I had.

By: Mike & Tia

Ricardo is the absolute whole package when it comes to buying or selling a property. He is not only extremely dedicated but goes way beyond what you would expect from a realestate agent. Ricardo has a great deal of resources for you to use in all aspects of your realestate needs. Ricardo, thanks so much for finding us our home. You have a client for life!!

By: Krystyna K

I had very good experience with Ricardo. Hard working agent, very knowledgeable about the market and especially the co-op condos. He made sure I was comfortable and well informed. I was guided by such a knowledgeable agent, which made the process of selling my condo stress free. The entire process was seamless, fast and professional. I would definitely recommend Ricardo to anyone who is looking for an agent.

By: AnonymousDanny and Velma

Hi, we just want to say thanks for your loyalty your commitment and patience in helping us as first time buyers to purchase our dream home. Thank for providing the answers that help us make the right decision we are very happy Thank you!

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When preparing your home for sale, you need to fix things up, declutter, perhaps slap a fresh coat of paint on a few walls. That’s all part of getting your property ready for buyers.

But there’s another type of preparation that you also need to do. And, the sooner you do it, the less stressful your move will be.

You need to get all your paperwork together.

Here’s what to gather:

  • Property documents such as deeds, easements, surveys, liens, etc.
  • Mortgage documents, plus any other loans (i.e., line of credit) that use the property as collateral.
  • Maintenance and service agreements that may continue with the new owners.
  • Warranties and guarantees that are transferrable to the new owners.
  • Recent utility bills, such as water, electricity, etc.
  • Rentals (i.e., water heater rental.)
  • Home security agreements and codes.
  • Contracts for any work done on an ongoing basis. For example,
         lawn maintenance.

Getting these records together early will ensure you’re not scrambling at the last minute to find them. Some of these documents, such as warranties, also make for attractive selling features.


When considering whether or not to sell their home, many people think about market conditions. They consider whether it’s a buyer’s or seller’s market. They look at trends. They try to time the sale to get the best price for
their property.

While market conditions certainly can play a role in deciding whether you should sell now rather than later, many other factors can influence that decision too.

For example, you might have outgrown your home and need more space. Perhaps you need an extra bedroom or a larger kitchen. If you wait until market conditions are perfect, you may languish for months — or even years — in a home that’s too small for you.

The same can be said for downsizing.

Another “non-market” reason you might want to sell your home sooner rather than later is the neighbourhood. Is there another community more suited to your lifestyle that you want to get into? If it’s a particularly desirable area, you don’t want to wait too long to make a move. If you do, you might lose some good opportunities.

There’s also the emotional side of the decision to consider. You might simply want to move for no other reason than you need a change. That’s as good a reason as any to put up the For Sale sign and find your next dream home.

Other non-market reasons for selling include:

  • Wanting a shorter commute to work.
  • Desiring a different style of neighbourhood. (Rural rather than urban.)
  • A change in family situation.
  • Living closer to relatives and friends.
  • Wanting a particular property feature, such as a backyard with
    mature trees.

The point is, don’t just consider market conditions when deciding to sell. Look at all the reasons and then move forward with confidence. After all, you can sell and buy in any market.


What is it about your property that stands out? What will buyers like most about it? What are your home’s most enticing features?
Answering those questions will help you determine which features to emphasize when selling your home. After all, you want buyers to notice and appreciate your property’s best characteristics.
But here’s the challenge...
It can be difficult to determine which features of your home are particularly desirable to buyers. You live there! So, there might be a fantastic characteristic of your property that you’ve gotten used to. You might not even realize its value.
One way to gain perspective is to ask friends, “What is it about our property that you like most? What stands out to you?” Ask them to be candid. Often, they’ll reveal characteristics about your home that may surprise you. You’ll definitely gain insights that will help you when listing.
Another technique is to compare your property to others in the neighbourhood. Buyers often target neighbourhoods, so realizing how your home stands out can be helpful when marketing it. For example, your property might have a larger backyard than most others on the street, or it might have a lot of recent upgrades.
Another way to discover your home’s most attractive features is to talk to me. I can tell you what buyers will like most about your property.