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You might be thinking there’s still snow on the ground… why am I preparing my home for a spring sale? The truth is, spring will be here sooner than you think!

Here's how to get your home ready in 5 steps so you can maximize your time in the market.

1. Assess The Condition Of Your Home

The first step is to do a thorough walk-thru with an objective eye. Does it have “move-in ready appeal” that will impress young, savvy buyers? Is there chipped paint anywhere? The moldings, trim & the walls should be looking their best. Could the front entry carpet benefit from being replaced? Look at your property through the eyes of your buyer and determine what needs the most attention so that potential buyers with families can immediately connect and

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Although winter is cold and full of snow, it can still be a great time to be active in the real estate market.

Here are 4 benefits of selling a home in the winter:

1)    Less competition. There are usually fewer homes on the market at this time of year. Many people will wait to list their homes until the spring. Use this to your advantage, fewer homes for sale means that your home will stand out. 

2)    Buyers are more motivated to close. While there may be fewer buyers in the winter, the ones who are in the market want to close quickly. These are the folks who want to buy a home, and they want to buy it now.  

3)    You home may show better. The cozy ambiance that defines winter can help potential buyers imagine living

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Regardless of the time of year, there are always buyers on the hunt for a home of their own. Take advantage of the decrease in temperature to improve your home’s marketability by enhancing its warm and cozy ambiance. Here are some ideas to make sure to set the stage to sell your home this winter.

Maintain your walkways! Shovel and sand/salt your walkway and driveway to prevent potential buyers from slipping on their way to view your home.

Add festive lights to the exterior of your home or build a snowman to greet prospective buyers as they pull up. A good first impression is always hard to forget.  

Clean the clutter! Move boots, shoes, coats and any other unnecessary items from the entryway and into a closet. Place paper booties near the

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Are you thinking of renovating your home? It’s a great time to make improvements, whether you’re remodelling to maintain your home or to increase its value before you put it on the market.

What are the 3 renovations with the biggest returns?

1)    Painting has a return on investment of 300%.

2)    Kitchens boast a return ranging from 68% to 120% depending on the extent of the work completed.

3)    A bathroom addition offers a return of 80% to 130%, while a bathroom remodel can recoup anywhere from 65% to 120% of your investment.

 Renovating on a budget!

Whether you’re planning a small update to a room in your home or a complete overhaul, here are some tips to help you stick to your budget.

1)    What’s your intention for

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If you’re thinking of selling your home, it’s important to be prepared. Follow these tips to help you during one of the biggest financial transaction of your life!

 1)    Clear the clutter! Before you put your home on the market, clear the clutter that’s accumulated over the years. Tackle one room at a time and divide your items into three piles: keep, donate and toss.

2)    Get packing! You might not want to pack up all your belongings, but it helps to start boxing up the items that you want to keep but won’t need to use for a while. Out of season clothing or sporting equipment are some examples to help you get started. Packing up and clearing out your things will help potential buyers picture themselves living in your home and prevent your

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Are you thinking of buying a home in Regina SK & surrounding areas? Use these helpful tips to get ready to make one of the biggest financial purchases of your life!

1)    Get pre-approved for a mortgage! Before you begin your search, get your credit in shape! If you plan to finance your home purchase, meet with a mortgage lender and check your credit history, especially if you’re a first-time home buyer. That way, you can correct any errors and take measures to boost your credit score. The mortgage lender will take a look at your credit history, your savings and investment statements and your current financial situation to give you a better picture of what you can afford and the financing options available.

2)    Establish your budget!

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Selling a home is an emotional process for many people especially first-time sellers and those who have lived in their homes for a long time. People sell for many reasons; whatever yours is, here’s how to handle it.

 

For all sellers:

The first time you sell a home, you may be anxious about the process. After all, you don’t know what to expect. However, with the market always changing, even experienced sellers may encounter uncertainty. To help make the process worry-free, follow these tips and be sure to ask any questions that arise.

1)   Prepare your home – Make necessary repairs and get your home move-in ready. If possible, hire a home inspector so you know what to fix. 

2)   Prepare your mind – Try to remove the sentimental or emotional

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We all want to be good neighbours. But when it comes to selling your home, it’s not just about “keeping up with the Joneses.”... It’s about out-shining them at every opportunity!

If you’re looking to sell your home fast and for the most money possible, you’ll need a strategy to set it apart from all the other listings competing for buyers in your area. That’s why we’ve outlined our proven, five-step plan for serious sellers.

Use these five tactics to help your listing get noticed, win over buyers, and net a higher sales price than your neighbours!

STEP 1: Stage Your Home to Show Its Full Potential

The average seller will do the minimum to prepare their home for market: clean and declutter, fix anything that’s broken, mow the lawn. And

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Thanks to Marie Kondo and her hit Netflix series “Tidying Up,” home organization is a hot topic right now. Marie encourages her viewers to minimize their possessions and keep only those items that “spark joy.”

With spring in full bloom, now is the perfect time to do some spring cleaning and add organizational systems to your own home. Not only will you clear out clutter, your efforts can actually increase the value of your home.

Ready to give it a try? Here are six home organization ideas that will “spark joy” for you and your property value.

Boost Bathroom Storage Capacity

When was the last time you cleaned out your bathroom cupboards? If it’s been awhile, remove everything and take a look at each item. Toss any old or expired

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10 Myths That Trip Up First-Time Home Buyers

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably received your share of advice from family and friends. Add to that the constant stream of TV shows, news segments, and social media posts that over-simplify the home buying process for easy entertainment.

With so much information to sift through, it can be tough to distinguish fact from fiction. That’s why we’re revealing the truth behind some of the most common home buyer myths and misconceptions.

Buying a home is a big decision, but it doesn’t have to be a scary one. If you arm yourself with knowledge and a qualified team of support professionals, you’ll be well equipped to make the right choices for your family and financial future.

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