First Time Home Owner Tips | KT Confidential EP 159

On this podcast, episode 159, Adrian and Ariel continue talking about their recent blog post the Kormendy Trott team posted titled: Buying Your First Home: The Ultimate Guide. This Podcast focuses primarily on Tips for Home Owners!

1. Cleaning Services – Hiring a cleaning service to clean your home can simplify your life and relieve you of daily responsibilities. You won’t have to stress about finding time to do chores during your busy day. You won’t have to spend time dusting, washing, or vacuuming once you’ve delegated cleaning duties to a cleaning service.

2. Used Furniture – Even when compared to fast furnishings, which might be absurdly inexpensive, buying secondhand furniture will almost always save you money. Used furniture frequently enters the market because someone simply wants it out of their house! The item will almost always be priced to sell. You’ll also have more bargaining power.

3. Home Repairs – An emergency fund, in general, is intended to cover all of life’s unforeseen expenses or to cover normal expenses if you lose your job. Adding a buffer to your emergency fund can help you pay for unexpected home repairs without depleting your primary safety net. Do what you can – at the very least, set aside $100. Once you’ve achieved that, set your sights on $500, and so on. Include a few hundred dollars in your budget for your home to get your locks changed if you lose a key, to fix a broken pipe, or to patch a small roof leak – all the little things you don’t want to put off until your next paycheck or windfall.

All of that and more on KT Confidential – Real Estate Podcast.


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Episode Breakdown:

00:00 – Intro
04:08 – First Time Homeowner Tips
06:50 – Hiring a professional cleaning company
14:02 – Value of a Deep clean
24:36 – Housewarming Party
30:39 – Changing the Locks / Keypads
38:10 – Uber for Pools
42:15 – Fixing Certain Attributes
48:46 – Outro


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The founders, Ariel Kormendy and Adrian Trott, started The Kormendy Trott Team, a real estate team based out of Halton region in Ontario, after both being in need of a change from their successful careers in the automotive industry and both experiencing the lack of service being provided in the real estate industry. They kicked off their careers in 2011 and quickly became a top-performing team in the country, ranking 17th of approximately 200 for Century 21 in 2017; as a team of just the two of them compared to much larger teams. They decided that they needed to take their team from being real estate agents in Milton to the rest of the GTA and beyond by expanding and servicing more areas. The team has since grown to have an administrative arm, media department and successful sales team operating a smooth running and successful business. Follow them on social for behind the scenes info, real estate tips, industry secrets and more.

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