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Tips for renting your home!

If you have to rent your home, or have decided to buy and rent an investment property, it can be a bit daunting. Ontario laws are friendly to tenants; it can be hard to get rid of someone once they’ve … Continue reading

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Before and After – Staging a House for Resale

As a realtor, I often have to stage a home to get it ready for resale. This one has great bones, but it had been on the market for quite a while with a different agent. The owner approached me … Continue reading

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Tips on developing a colour palette when staging!

I’m going to be getting a house ready for sale next week and I’m excited about this one. The clients (a referral from good friends who I’d met previously and really like) have a great townhouse in Craig Henry and … Continue reading

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Staging a Condo: Part 3. Before-and-after.

Well, after all our hard work (I’m exhausted), my new condo listing is now on the market,  priced at $ 919,900 and I have to say it looks fantastic.  Here’s the “before” of the dining room area (remember, this is all … Continue reading

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Staging a condo: Part 1. The Blank Canvas

I have a new listing coming up soon. It’s a  gorgeous three bedroom in The Gardens, which is a very prestigious building in downtown Ottawa. It’s empty now, and since I do my own staging, I’ve been running around looking for furniture … Continue reading

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Staging a property for sale — living room, bedrooms, and bath

I stage all my listings, unless the property is in need of so much work that staging it would be like putting the proverbial lipstick on a pig. But I don’t use professional stagers: I use my client’s own furniture … Continue reading

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Selling a Staged Property!

Updated Feb 11/2013: This property sold in only three days! It was listed last Friday, and we had an unconditional offer on Sunday – after some very friendly back-and-forth about price, the deal went firm today. Happy buyer, very happy seller – … Continue reading

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