I Want To Sell My Home – How Much Work Should I Do?

Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

You’ve started looking for a new house, and you’ve seen a couple that you like. Your present house has served you well, but the last major renovations were done almost 20 years ago. How much work should you do to get the house ready to put on the market as soon as you buy the… Read More

Sellers: Ramp Up Your Curb Appeal

Home Improvement

Curb appeal is one of the most important factors in selling a home, and one of the most difficult to quantify, but one thing is certain — homes sell for more money when they have it. It’s common knowledge that drive-up first impressions count. Buyers want to be charmed and excited about a property as… Read More

Dogs, Cats and Real Estate

We Love Our Pets

Canadians love their pets – really love them. About 57 per cent of Canadians own a pet, according to a recent poll by Ipsos Public Affairs. That’s not as many as in the U.S., where 67 per cent of households have a pet, but it’s still a lot animals. In Canada, the Ipsos poll found… Read More

Five Must Do’s Before You List Your Home

Getting Your House Ready to Sell

Deciding to list your home for sale is a momentous time. It means you will be moving on to a new stage of life, no matter if you’re moving up or sizing down. Take a moment to look over these tips for what every seller should do before they put their home on the market…. Read More

The High Cost of Storage

Self Storage Units

There are so many people that have a hard time getting rid of their things.  The self-storage industry has experienced an 81% growth over the past decade.  I believe in using them for short-term or seasonal storage, but can’t see the reason to store items we simply can’t bear to get rid of. Many people… Read More

Real Estate Agent Sues Seller For Staging Costs

Staging Graphic

A Toronto man is reeling after his real estate agent sued him when he pulled his house off the market. It’s a modern day real estate cautionary tale with the usual lesson – get everything in writing. Including who pays for the staging of a house that never winds up being sold. Click here to… Read More

Use Paint To Manipulate Mood

Couple painting a wall

Painting your home is a great way to enhance the appearance of your home, especially when it’s time to sell. But don’t just slather on a fresh coat for the sake of upgrading – choose colors that will enhance your mood. When it’s time to sell, anything that you can do to improve the mood… Read More

Improvements That Help To Sell Your Home

Improvements That Help To Sell Your Home

Most sellers know of some repairs that need to be made to their home, and a lot of sellers have many items on that list, but not all repairs are equal or, rather, not all home improvements rank high in the buyer’s mind. Finding out which repairs will help you sell your home helps you… Read More

Go From Drab to Fab: Hot Decorating Tips

Home Decorating Ideas

Every homeowner eventually wants to make a change, but if you’re like many people you haven’t a clue where to begin. Just like fashion styles, interior designs change with the times as well. So, if you’ve been in your home for a long time and are ready to sell or are just ready for a… Read More