My most recent contribution to MoneySense Magazine Ask an Expert Series.


This one was sweet. I wish the homeowners all the best in their new home.

 

MoneySense Magazine - New Homeowner Unsure of  "It's Cute" Comment

 

 

 

Thank you again Romana for including me in your series. 

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You have been wanting to view this beautiful home but haven't booked your showing?

Visit me this Sunday, July 24 from 2-4 pm at 153 Evercreek Bluffs Rd SW

 

 

 

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Over the last few years I've noticed a trend in staging advice that honestly we just didn't think about before. With photo quality and volume increasing it is important to consider that the photos remain in the MLS system long after your home is sold. Consider your family privacy when staging.

We now often question if open houses are necessary. And we also take care in photographing homes for sale. To keep photos beautiful while securing your family privacy please do the following.

1. Remove your children's names from their bedroom walls or elsewhere in the home.
2. Remove large family photos and replace with neutral prints.
3. Tuck away your family event calendar.
4. Clear your office and tidy away any financial or personal papers.
5. Explain to young and teenage children that their room will be photographed and ask them to remove anything they do not wish to be public.
6. Remove any valuables from view such as watches or watch boxes, jewelry and storage, electronics, etc.

A staging consultation is available to all of my clients as part of the listing process. We will work together on the details to present your home at its best while respecting your home privacy and security.

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The school year has come to an end, folks are gearing up for attending or avoiding Stampede, the trailers and boats are out, the thunderstorms are rolling in and there are so many other distractions right now. All that aside, our local real estate market isn't riding any roller coasters this month but rather remaining somewhat flat and mellow compared to last month. The detached home market is stabilizing and apartments and attached properties (townhouse style) continue to see more of a challenge with sales.

 

The pressing purchases in the next month will be those folks that want to be moved prior to the start of the next school year. There's often the summer shuffle. With a number of new schools opening this year and next I am curious how this will impact some previously underserved areas. Time will tell.

 

An important topic that is starting to come up more often is security and privacy. Should you be purchasing or selling please be conscious of what you are posting and what folks could take advantage of. As well, personal privacy and security need to be considered.

 

As always, please contact me with any question or if you wish a detailed evaluation or market information specific to your area. Enjoy the pancakes!


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