Personal Photos - A Do or A Don't?

January 23rd, 2012

I often hear people say that they were told to take down all of their personal photos when staging their home.  I don’t agree!  If I took down all of my personal photos there would be next to nothing left.  You may need to pare down the number of photos you have displayed or edit out some that are “distracting”.  Buyers will look at your photos so you don’t want to have ones that they will sp ...

3 Things Eery Seller Should Do

January 17th, 2012

There are many different staging tips and tricks out there but there are three things one should never, ever forget to do!

1.) Hide your personal information.  If you have a home office you will want to keep it neat and tidy so that it looks good for showings but you should also be tucking things away so you don’t have personal information lying out in the open for everyone to see.  Things l ...

Deposits & Downpayments

January 3rd, 2012

At the end of the day both the deposit and the down payment go towards paying for your home but knowing when you pay them is important so you aren’t caught off guard.

The deposit is paid when your offer on a house is accepted.  Generally you write a cheque to the Listing Brokerage (ex. Sotheby's International Realty Canada) and then when the paperwork is exchanged between REALTORS the cheque ...