Before and afters!

The impact of Staging: Before and After shots of my new listing


New listing steps to Carleton University! #110, 499 Sunnyside

Before and after – this gorgeous Hunt Club townhouse is now staged (and listed for sale!) SOLD! $ 15k OVER ASKING!

Here are some of the “before and after” shots of the lovely freehold townhouse I’ve been getting ready for sale:  it’s now active!  I listed it this afternoon around 3 PM and we’ve already had four requests for showings, so … Continue reading 

Bathroom renos are almost over – tile is grouted!

We’re almost done the renovations to this bathroom, and after that, and some other small tweaks, I will be able to stage this home and get it on MLS for sale. But here’s the “before and after” so far – … Continue reading 

The bathroom renos continue – tile is up!

So, here we are on what is essentially day 3 of this bathroom tub surround reno (day 1 was removing old tile, drywall & insulation; day 2 was installing new greenboard and waterproofing and day 3 was installing new tile)! … Continue reading 

Completing a reno to get ready for resale – work on the bathroom continues!

As you know, I am helping to get a clients’ townhouse ready for sale. I posted a couple of weeks ago about the bathroom tub surround in the ensuite that we had to redo because it hadn’t been installed properly. … Continue reading 

Bathroom leaks! Another reno …

In the house we are getting ready for sale, my clients had paid a tradesman to redo their master bedroom ensuite not that long ago. I noticed when I first saw it that the tiles were a little crooked and … Continue reading 

Renovations: Before and after shots of the hardwood flooring/tiles

With the homeowners on their way back to Ottawa, Alex got busy! He managed to finish the hardwood floors and tile, and what a difference! Here’s the before and after shots, starting with the hallway (note the new baseboard – … Continue reading 

The renovation continues: here’s the before and “during”photos!

So in yesterday’s blog post, I shared some photos of my clients’ home at the early stages of renovations; I popped by on Saturday afternoon, after a showing, and here’s where things are at now: This is the kitchen “before,”  … Continue reading 

The third house I staged!

This is a lovely townhouse in Hunt Club but the L-shaped dining room was a bit of a challenge and the client had oversized furniture. I solved that by creating a couple of different focal points: the art is all … Continue reading 

More staging results!

This is a lovely semi-detached that I staged for sale – we’ve had dozens of showings and are currently working on an offer. This is the living room: I asked the home owner if they could remove two large bookcase/storage … Continue reading 

Staging works! Another example.

I helped a friend get a townhouse ready for renting over the weekend. It’s an older unit in a complex where two other units are also for rent. So the first thing we agreed was that the rent needed to … Continue reading 

Day One – Renos!#GettingReadyForSale

So I dropped by the project on Charlotte in Sandy Hill on Friday to see how the guys were making out. The place looks amazing – it is so much brighter with the light grey paint, it’s incredible. Taking down the … Continue reading 

Getting an older home ready for sale!

I’m working to get a great three bedroom/ two bath townhouse in Sandy Hill ready for sale. We  expect to get all the work done next week so I can get this lovely spot on the market. It’s got great bones … Continue reading 

What a difference a new light makes!

I am in the process of getting my own home ready to sell in the spring, so I’m doing all the little touches to help update it.I loved my old dining room light fixture, which was a heavy, stained glass fixture … Continue reading 

5 Tips to Transform Your house!

I get asked a lot by prospective sellers what they can do to update their house. A lot of the time, they don’t have a big budget. Here are some of my favourite things: #1 Change the light fixtures. You … Continue reading 

# 7 – Getting a house ready for sale – TIP: Use a pro for your photos!

I loaded my new listing yesterday, which means  inputting all the information about room sizes, taxes, condo fees, features, etc. As soon as a listing is  broker-loaded (meaning I do the inputting, rather than the real estate board), we are allowed to add a maximum of … Continue reading 

#6- Getting a house ready for sale: the before-and-after shots!

As you know, we’ve been working like fiends on my new listing getting it ready for sale. And today, I got to see it after it had been staged by home stager, Micheline Masson, the owner of Property Staged. She’s … Continue reading 

# 5 – Getting a house ready for sale (make that scrambling!)

Yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) I took a pile of stuff from my house out to my new listing(these were pieces of art, small tables, and lamps that Micheline Masson, the home stager I’m working with selected for staging) with help from fellow realtor, … Continue reading 

# 4 – Getting a house ready for sale – TIP: find great contractors!

I’ve been really fortunate with the trades who are working with me to get my new listing ready for sale. Cedric Poon of Archipelago Contracting worked until 2 AM on Monday on tiling; got five hours sleep and went back … Continue reading 

# 3 – Getting a house ready for sale — more glitches!

Another glitchy day today. My poor cat is not well (she’s not urinating and I’m told that can be life-threatening) so I had to book an appointment with the vet and the only spot I could get was at 6:30 tonight. … Continue reading 

#2 – Getting a house ready for sale — get ready for glitches!

As always, there are glitches in any reno project and getting my new listing ready for sale is no different. As I had mentioned, this gorgeous bungalow will be listed for sale later this week and it’s going to be … Continue reading 

# 1- Getting a house ready for sale — a peek inside

The first episode of my new show (Ottawa Experts: Real Estate) will air October 1 at  8 PM on Rogers TV.  A later episode will discuss how to get a house ready for sale. I have a gorgeous condo bungalow in Amberwood … Continue reading 

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