Categories for Selling My Home

Is the Psychology of Change Holding You Back?

Why is making a big change in life often so difficult? According to psychologists, maintaining the “status quo” is one of the most powerful motivations we have. If things are “okay”, even making a change for the better can be difficult. Our brains resist.  You may have experienced this if ...

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Cleaning Tips for Instantly Improving Curb Appeal

As you may know, curb appeal refers to how your property looks from the street, where potential buyers first see it. Your home’s curb appeal can have a big impact on the sale of your property. In fact, it’s not uncommon for a buyer to drive by a listing, rather ...

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Market Update May 2021

 Click here to watch it! Often, in old western movies, when the good guys were overwhelmed or in danger, the cavalry would come riding to the rescue. It made for an exciting scene! These days, you may never get into a situation where you need soldiers on horseback to help ...

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The Psychology of Choosing House Paint

Whether you’re painting your home to prepare it for sale, or simply to make it more attractive for your own enjoyment, choosing the right colour is important. A colour isn’t just a matter of taste, it’s also, to a large extent, about the emotions it elicits. If you’re painting your ...

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April 2021 Real Estate Market Update

Click here to watch it! I hope you’re enjoying the spring season so far! I have a quick question for you: What kind of professional do you like to work with? For me — whether it’s an accountant, lawyer or investment advisor — I prefer to work with someone who ...

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How Emotions Can Get in the Way of Selling

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 ...

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Bathroom Staging Tips from Professional Home Stagers

There’s a reason why there are “kitchen and bath” stores, and even design magazines devoted to these rooms. A well-staged kitchen and bathroom can make the entire home look better. So, it’s no surprise that professional home stagers pay particular attention to these spaces. What do these pros have to ...

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Cutting Down the Time it Takes to Prepare your Home For Sale

If you’re thinking of listing your property, one thing that might be holding you back is concern about preparing your home for sale. You may be wondering how much work there will be. Is it going to take a couple of months? A couple of weeks? A few days? That, ...

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Is it Time to Re-Shingle Your Roof?

No matter what you think of snakes, you must agree that they have a unique way of dealing with worn-out skin. When the time comes, they simply shed it — like an old jacket — revealing a fresh new skin underneath.  Your home’s roof doesn’t have that advantage! So, when ...

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Dealing with Stress when Selling Your Home

Let’s face it. Planning events, even exciting ones like an overseas vacation, can be stressful. So, it’s not surprising that some homeowners — even those thrilled about moving — can slip into “worry mode” when putting their property up for sale.  Unfortunately, this anxiety can make the process of selling ...

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