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Outdated Staging Tricks

Wednesday May 26th, 2021

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If you are selling your home, no doubt you’re getting lots of advice about how to stage your home to appeal to potential buyers. Maybe you’ve spent time online reading about curb appeal, maybe your friends have given you advice about how to make your home brighter, or maybe the advice has even come from your listing agent; regardless of the source, here are a few outdated staging tricks you should NOT be using. 1. Baking – While it’s a nice idea to have treats... [read more]

5 Reasons Selling Without An Agent is a Bad Idea

Friday Apr 16th, 2021

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5 Reasons Selling Without an Agent is a Bad Idea: Do-it-yourself projects are in vogue these days. You can find advice online for everything from investing in crypto-currency to tearing down the living room wall. When considering the cost of moving, it’s natural to wonder if real estate commissions are one way to save money, but it would be a mistake. A good real estate agent might make it seem easy, but the fact is that selling your own home could actually cost you thousands of... [read more]

Selling the Family Home

Thursday Apr 15th, 2021

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Family is important, and your decision to sell your home may be difficult for those closest to you. Moving can create mixed emotions, and it’s important to help your family understand how and why you made your decision. Including family members in the process can prevent strong emotions from potentially sabotaging the sale. As soon as you decide to sell your home, set aside time to have a serious conversation with the rest of your family. If you have children living at home, they may... [read more]

Painting Tip of The Day

Thursday Apr 15th, 2021

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Choosing a paint colour can be a tough choice sometimes! Here are some tips to choose between the seemingly endless options: 1. The easiest, most straightforward way to choose a paint colour is to go with the colour you naturally love. Since you already have that colour, it's almost guaranteed you'll love seeing it in your home now.  2. Turn to Pinterest for colour inspiration. The ability to browse thousands of beautiful photos and easily save the images you love is a great... [read more]

Pick Your Textiles

Wednesday Apr 14th, 2021

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Lost on how to coordinate your flooring and countertops? Keep these tips in mind: 1. Start with picking your choices of countertop! It's much easier to coordinate your flooring to your countertop than the other way around. This also allows for some flexibility in the styles you choose. 2. Think of the rule of threes: 2 dominant colours + 1 complimentary, accent colour. 3. Though it's great to do somehting unique, don't push yourself to be too adventurous with your choices.... [read more]

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