By: Ricardo Medeiros

When You Can’t Paint Them All: Prioritizing Rooms

Tags: PAINT, ROOMS, KITCHEN, INTERIOR DOORS, REAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE AGENT, HOMES, AGENT

As you may know, a fresh coat of paint is an inexpensive way to make your home look great to buyers. But, what if you don’t have time to paint the entire place? Here are three areas you should prioritize—and one you can potentially ignore. 1. Rooms with bold colours A red bedroom and orange walk-in closet likely won’t appeal to everyone! Replacing personalized colours with a neu...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Will You Need to Lower your Price to Sell your Home Quickly?

Tags: LIST PRICE, REAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE AGENT, HOMES, AGENT

If you want to sell an item quickly—say, a couch—you can post it online, stick a super-low price tag on it and, chances are, it will be gone by the end of the day.   So it’s understandable that some people think the same thing applies when selling a home. Indeed, if you need to sell your property quickly, you might assume that setting a low listing price is the best way to m...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Kitchen Improvements for under $100

Tags: IMPROVEMENT, KITCHEN, REAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE AGENT, HOMES, AGENT

Is it really possible to improve your kitchen’s look for about the cost of a takeout gourmet dinner with the family?   Obviously you’re not going to be able to do anything major, such as replace the cabinets within that budget. But, there are many surprisingly low-budget ways to spruce up the kitchen. Here are a few ideas:   Do you have old cabinets? You’d be surpris...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

How Important are Good Listing Photos?

Tags: GOOD LISTING PHOTOS, REAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE AGENT, HOMES, AGENT

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 ...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Keeping Mice Out of your Home

Tags: PREVENT MOUSE, MOUSE-MESH, REAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE AGENT, HOMES, AGENT

There’s no doubt about it. Preventing mice from entering your home is much easier than evicting them once they’ve moved in. If you take just a few simple precautions, you can avoid the trip to the store to buy traps or the call to the exterminator.   Here’s what the experts recommend:   Install mouse-mesh in the drainage slots of exterior brick or siding. There are m...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Is Getting into your “Dream” Neighbourhood Doable?

Tags: NEIGHBOURHOOD DOABLE, DREAM, REAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE AGENT, HOMES, AGENT

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 ...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

How to Improve WIFI Speed in your Home

Tags: IMPROVE, WIFI, SPEED, CONECTION, REAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE AGENT, HOMES, AGENT

These days, just about everyone relies on the internet for work, school, entertainment, shopping, networking, you name it. So, speed and connectivity have become big issues.   Ideally, you want a fast, reliable connection — consistently.   If you have a router and connect with WIFI, here are some ways to boost the signal:   Occasionally unplug your router, wait ten seconds,...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

How Emotions Can Get in the Way of Selling

Tags:
EMOTIONS, WAY OF SELLING, REAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE AGENT, HOMES, AGENT

Like most homeowners, you probably don’t think of your property as just a building with rooms and a backyard. To you, it’s much more than that. It’s a home.   When you walk into your dining room, for example, you don’t merely see the table and chairs. You see memories. You recall laughter with family and friends. It’s emotional.   That’s what a home is...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Making your Main Floor Show Well

Tags: MOCK TOUR, MAIN FLOOR, REAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE AGENT, HOMES, AGENT

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! S...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Should You Sell in a Slow Season?

Tags: SELLER'S MARKET, SLOW SEASON, REAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE AGENT, HOMES, AGENT

A slow real estate season is defined as a period of time that has less activity — fewer listings, fewer transactions, etc. — than other times of the year. In many areas, the slow season is in the winter, but it can be at other times as well.   The question you might be asking is, “Does it make sense to sell in a slow season?”  In most cases, the answer is yes. &nb...Read More