Category Archives: Getting Ready to Sell

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

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Trades coming in? Clean first!

Here’s a tip I’ve learned after doing four or five client renos a year: if you have painters coming in, or if you are getting cabinets sprayed, or tubs reglazed, or for that matter, almost anything involving the trades– clean … Continue reading

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Should we renovate our kitchen before selling?

The National Post recently had a story where a couple asked if they should renovate their kitchen before selling. My answer is to do some upgrades but without spending a lot of money. I’ll sometimes add a backsplash or re-tile … Continue reading

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My new listing is staged and ready to sell! #CraigHenry

I have a new listing in Craig Henry: a beautiful three bedroom detached home in a terrific, family-friendly neighbourhood. This one didn’t require much to get ready: the owners had kept it very well maintained. They worked like crazy to … Continue reading

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10 Top Tips to Sell your House. Tip #4–Keep the toilet paper stocked.

You think I’m joking, but there’s nothing worse than a bathroom that doesn’t have toilet paper, or where the only thing left is the tatty brown cardboard roll. Imagine being a buyer who has to use the washroom and can’t … Continue reading

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Lockboxes and realtors ….

I think most realtors would agree that keys are the bane of our existence. They often don’t work, they stick, they break — you name it. And nothing is more embarrassing than fiddling with a key in front of a client, or … Continue reading

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# 11 – Selling a House: The offer

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you  know that realtors do a lot of stuff behind the scenes. I often think that being a realtor is like being a synchronized swimmer. Everything on the surface looks smooth, … Continue reading

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