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Barry Gordon

Barry Gordon is a Transition Specialist, REALTOR® , Accredited Senior Agent, Senior Real Estate Specialist and a sought after speaker and educator. Most importantly, Barry is committed to providing only the best, customized service to his clients and their families. barry@gogordons.com

9 Interior Fixes to Sell a Home Fast

Barry Gordon,

Real estate experts call it “staging,” or presenting the home in the best light so that potential buyers can envision themselves moving right in. These are just a few changes here and there can position a home to sell faster than the competition.

1. The nose knows. A house can be perfect inside and out, but if it smells bad, buyers will likely be put off. Make sure there is no noticeable odour, such as pet smells, garbage, stale smoke, etc., to turn off others.

2. Clear out. Make sure the interior looks as spacious as possible. This could mean taking out some furniture and temporarily putting it in storage. Be sure countertops in bathrooms and kitchens are free of clutter. And pack away knickknacks that can collect dust.

What Is An Accredited Senior Move Manager?

Barry Gordon,

The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) is a not-for-profit, professional association of organizations dedicated to assisting older adults and families with the physical and emotional demands of downsizing, relocating, or modifying their homes. As the only professional association in the country devoted to helping the rapidly increasing 55+ population with middle and later life transition issues, NASMM members are committed to maximizing the dignity and autonomy of all older adults. Gordon’s Estate Services is a current and active member of NASMM.

Does a Higher Market Share Really Mean Better Results?

Barry Gordon,

 

From time to time we hear a potential client tell us that they learned from another real estate agent that their company has very high market share- and in comparison Gordon’s Estate Services Ltd. Brokerage has a very small market share. The connotation here is that you should list with the company with the big market share- after all- if they’re doing more “business” than anyone else; that must be good news for me- right?

The Benefits of a Company Who Provides Countless Options Vs. An Individual Service Provider

Barry Gordon,


It’s all about providing better options, choices, and experiences for people who are downsizing.
Right now, there are more options than ever before. Handling all those choices through multiple providers is a lot of work. What’s worse, often it is emotionally taxing for you, and your family as well, no matter if it is the result of the death of a spouse, a change in health, or new financial circumstances.

Is Your Home Holding You Back? How to Live the Good Life!

Barry Gordon,

Retirement can be a chance to live the good life. Without the responsibilities of work and with your kids living on their own you have a lot of time for you. It’s a great opportunity to travel or pursue other activities or hobbies, but there’s one thing that can hold you back: your house.

A house comes with a lot of responsibility. There is a lawn to care for, eaves troughs to empty, and snow to shovel. Inside, there are repairs large and small to manage. Even if you own your home it can be costing you a lot in insurance, property taxes, and utilities.