Do You Have What it Takes to be a Realtor®?
 

By: Taylor Nason, Alexandra Daigle

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Realtor®?
 

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Be a Realtor, Requirements, Real Estate, Tips, Legal Steps

Interested in becoming a real estate agent? You’ve definitely set your sights on a potentially amazing and seriously gratifying occupation! Real Estate is one of the most exciting, rewarding, and liberating industries out there. It’s also often one of the most challenging, volatile, and demanding sectors to work in. Before you pursue this career path, ask yourself why you have any int...Read More

7 Home Landscaping Tips
 

By: Taylor Nason, Alexandra Daigle

7 Home Landscaping Tips
 

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Landscaping, Curb Appeal, Home Value, Lawn, Maintenance, Tips, Real Estate, Exterior Features

In our last post, we discussed ‘curb appeal’ and how to exploit it to your advantage as a homeowner. For this installment we’ll delve deeper into home landscaping, focusing on useful tips you can utilize throughout your home's life.   1. Use Mulch As you likely know, gardens can increase property value, IF they are well-maintained and complimentary to the home. In s...Read More

8 Ways to Increase Your Home Value (Part 1)
 

By: Taylor Nason, Alexandra Daigle

8 Ways to Increase Your Home Value (Part 1)
 

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Home Value, Property Value, Increase, Inexpensive, Cheap, Easy, Tips, Real Estate

Homeowners often underestimate how much worth they can add to their property by way of a few upgrades and changes. From easy, inexpensive alterations to more costly, complex renovations and additions - there are a considerable number of methods by which the value of nearly ANY home can be increased significantly. In 'Part 1' we focus on 8 relatively cheap and simple ways to help you improv...Read More

10 Ways to Lower Your Winter Power Bill
 

By: Taylor Nason, Alexandra Daigle

10 Ways to Lower Your Winter Power Bill
 

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Energy Efficiency, Improvements, Upgrades, Tips, Real Estate, Winter, Lower Costs, Save Money, Longterm Benefits

This winter has delivered some of the coldest temperatures on record across North America. While it’s never a bad time to learn new ways to improve the efficiency of your home, you’ll likely be feeling the need now more than ever. Here’s some excellent ways you can lower those winter bills without sacrificing your comfort level: 1. Use Those Ceiling Fans   Proper airflow...Read More

6 Steps to Home Buying
 

By: Taylor Nason, Alexandra Daigle

6 Steps to Home Buying
 

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Real Estate, Canadian Realty, Steps, Tips, Home Buyers, Home-Buying Process, What to Expect, Overview, Pros

To say the least, there's A LOT involved in the process of home buying. However, that should never intimidate or scare you out of finding your dream home. This step by step guide will provide you with the direction you need, from beginning to close: 1. Find Your Mortgage Specialist   Initially, you'll want to do some research regarding local mortgage specialists or...Read More

 12 Tips to Prepare for a Home Inspection 
 

By: Taylor Nason, Alexandra Daigle

 12 Tips to Prepare for a Home Inspection 
 

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Home Selling, Home inspection, preparation, real estate, tips, Guidance, pros, exterior & interior

Having a home inspection completed may seem daunting, but a little preparation goes a long way. Here's what you need to expect and what you need to do: 1. Make Plans Elsewhere for Inspection Day You should expect to be absent from the home when the inspection takes place. In a majority of cases the buyer accompanies the inspector at this time. If you aren't present it allows the ...Read More

10 Tips Before Showing Your Home To Buyers
 

By: Taylor Nason, Alexandra Daigle

10 Tips Before Showing Your Home To Buyers
 

Tags: home viewing, home selling, preparation, Real Estate, tips, guidance, best offers, pros

Thinking about selling your home? Take it from a realtor - here are 10 important tips you can use to entice the best buyers with the best offers:   1. Organize Closets & Cupboards These areas of the house are often overlooked by the seller(s) of the home, and it’s all but a guarantee that prospective buyers will be opening and investigating them; you should have the expectatio...Read More