How Important are Good Listing Photos?

There are two trends impacting real estate photography that you should know about if you’re thinking of selling this year. First, more than ever before, buyers are relying on pictures to decide whether or not to schedule a viewing. They expect to be able to go online and “tour” your home via the photography. If they don’t form a good impression of your home from the pictures, they may quickly...

If you’re thinking of selling, here’s what you need to know right now…

If you’re thinking about selling, don’t procrastinate to start planning. In fact, you’ll save yourself a lot of work and get ahead of the game if you start planning now! What’s that old saying? The early bird gets the worm! In this case, by starting the process earlier, you’ll be in excellent shape when you’re ready to list. Here are just a few examples of what you can do to get the...

Is Getting into your “Dream” Neighbourhood Doable

Is there a neighbourhood you drive through occasionally and think, “Wow. I’d love to live here. What a fantastic area”?  Why don’t you take that thought any further? Maybe you think getting into that neighbourhood just isn’t doable – at least, not right now.  Perhaps you’re worried about the home prices or the current lack of homes for sale in that area. Maybe there’s some...

Front Walkway Improvements that Boost Curb Appeal

Your front walkway is one of the first sections of real estate a buyer will set foot on when coming to see your home. So, it makes sense to make that pathway to your front door as appealing as possible. The obvious way is to make it as clean and clear as you can. Ensure there are no obstacles in the way, such as overhanging branches, kid's toys, or potted plants. What you want is a clear, unobstructed...

Is Home Staging Worth the Effort?

Staging is all about dressing up your home so that it looks its best to buyers. This can involve anything from rearranging furniture and doing some home improvements, to painting and redecorating, to even replacing existing furnishings and other items. The goal is to make key rooms look worthy of a magazine cover! But is it worth the effort? Can’t you just clean and tidy and, perhaps, do a little...

Making your Main Floor Show Well

Where do buyers form the most lasting impression of a home for sale that they visit? On the main floor!When buyers view a property, they often spend a lot of time on the main floor, thinking and imagining. They visualize cooking in the kitchen, having family dinners in the dining room, and entertaining guests in the living room. They even mentally calculate how their furniture will fit! So, making the...

Benefits of Natural Lighting

We all crave good lighting whether it be for a pic/video, or in general in our homes and workplace.  As a matter of fact, according to the Harvard Business Review a future workplace employee experience study found that “78% of employees say access to natural light and views improves their wellbeing and 70% report improved work performance.” Often you will find workplaces designed where the...

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