The Value of a Realtor – Do You Really Save Money Selling On Your Own?

Every time we encounter a HOT real estate market, we witness the emergence of alternative methods to buy and sell property. However, even in the hottest markets, more than 90% of Canadians still choose to enlist the services of a professional real estate agent to sell their homes. ‘For Sale By Owner’ companies advertise a unique system for selling real …

Home Staging Tips for Fall

One of the most beautiful seasons of the year is Fall. It’s also a time when people want to feel cozy and warm. If you can create the essence of fall, your home will be that much more appealing to buyers on an emotional level. To set your home apart from the competition, try these tips to get buyers falling …

1. Head for the Hills Craft Beer Festival Saturday, September 15 | 11:00 am – 6:00 pm | Trafalgar Sports Park | 11494 Trafalgar Road | Georgetown, ON Head for the Hills is a day of craft beer & cider sampling, gourmet food, and live music in the beautiful countryside. Recently voted the #1 beer festival in Ontario, Head for the …

Simple Moving Tips Everyone Needs to Know

Purge and Organize Your first step in the moving process should be purging and organizing everything. The last thing you want to do is move stuff only to sell or donate it once you get moved. It’s also much easier to pack an organized space than a messy space. Start packing two to three weeks before the move, by this …

Tips for Selling your Home When Owning Pets

When it is time to sell your home, you will encounter at least a few challenges during the home selling process. Selling a home with pets adds several additional challenges for a home owner.   
While furry friends are extremely important to most homeowners, they also add some extra stress that  requires additional preparation before selling a home. If you’re a pet owner, …

10 Budget Friendly Ways to Add Curb Appeal

When you start thinking about selling your home, you begin looking at it differently and with a more critical eye. This is especially true when you are talking about your curb appeal. What once seemed fine no longer does—especially when it comes to the overall look of your home. Bare patches on your lawn, tired plants or broken fence boards …

Positive News in GTA Compared to Vancouver

In encouraging economic news, residential home sales were up 18.6 per cent in the GTA for the month compared with last July, the Toronto Real Estate Board said Friday. In addition the average selling price of the 6,961 homes that changed hands during the month rose 4.8 per cent on an annual basis to $782,129. July’s climb follows a 2.4 …

Good Neighbour Practices

Its summer! Time to embark on those outdoor projects that you have been thinking about over the winter, from simple trimming the hedges, putting in a pool, landscaping your yard or replacing the roof. No matter what your plans are for home improvement, be sure to take your neighbours into consideration and follow good neighbour etiquette practices. Here are a …

5 Must Have Home Staging Accessories

You’ve chosen your real estate agent, set the asking price, and planned your launch date. Your home is looking wonderful, all that remains is some final touches. What accessories represent the best investment when you’re trying to give your house that little extra presentation polish? Here are 5 suggestions. 1. Cushions – a really easy way to instantly update a …

Recreation Homes in Demand for a New Demographic

Canada’s recreational home market is growing thanks to a new group of homebuyers claiming their piece of the cottage and vacation homes market. As more Canadians work remotely, they are shunning the city life for a more relaxed home-working environment. Sotheby’s International president and CEO Brad Henderson says that he has seen a growing trend for people leaving Montreal or …

5 Staging Tips for Bathrooms

A lot of attention is put into staging the main living areas of the home, while spots like the kitchen and living room are definitely important, so are the bathrooms. Home buyers are not just interested in how many are in your home. They are looking at the cleanliness, style and overall feel of these areas. They will also want to feel confident that they won’t …