Tag Archives: tips

Competing in a super hot real estate market.

Ottawa’s real estate market has taken off. We are seeing multiple offers all over the place. Multiple offers are great for a seller, but they can be frustrating for a buyer. Here are my tips on how to compete: Make … Continue reading

Posted in multiple offers, negotiations, Realtors | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Renovating an investment condo – my budget!

I had a $ 25,000 budget in mind when I embarked on this project, including everything, even appliances, drapes and staging. That was pretty ambitious, since we were redoing an entire kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room, and needless to say, … Continue reading

Posted in Before and After, Realtors | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Want to sell your house? Make it easy for a realtor to show.

I’ve just had a crazy week trying to organize 24+ showings for an out-of-town couple that were serious buyers with a healthy budget. Why was it so crazy? Because of the Rubik’s cube of restrictions that sellers had put on properties … Continue reading

Posted in Buying a house, Selling | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Before and After, Staging | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Updating a bathroom vanity sink? Here’s a handy tip.

I have clients who are getting their home ready to sell, and the sink in their bathroom vanity has a damaged finish. Luckily, it’s one of those drop-in sinks that can be easily replaced. The owner emailed me yesterday to … Continue reading

Posted in Bathrooms | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

First Time Buyers – More tips!

My last post dealt with getting your ducks in a row with financing and the search itself. Once you start looking at houses, here are some things to be alert to: 1.     Layout. Make sure you like the flow. It’s not … Continue reading

Posted in First time Buyers, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Time Buyers – Getting Your House (Search) in Order

If you’re a first time buyer, there are some things you really need to do to be well-prepared for your search. 1.     First of all, get yourself a good realtor. This should be someone you trust; someone who will take the … Continue reading

Posted in First time Buyers | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment