How to Make your Home Look More Spacious to Buyers

By: Philip Hollett

How to Make your Home Look More Spacious to Buyers

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Depending on your decor and furnishings, some rooms in your home may appear to be smaller than their physical size. Since buyers are typically looking for as much space as possible, it’s important to make all your rooms seem, well, roomy! Here are some tips that will help: • Consider removing any unnecessary pieces of furniture. • Experiment with rearranging the furniture. Determi...Read More

Protecting your Home Gadgets from Hacking

By: Philip Hollett

Protecting your Home Gadgets from Hacking

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, Waterdown Realtor, Burlington Realtor, Oakville Realtor, home ownership tips

Imagine your coffee maker switching on by itself, staying on for hours, overheating and becoming a fire hazard. That's not science fiction. As more and more appliances incorporate WIFI, the opportunities for hackers to play havoc with your home gadgets increase. How do you prevent that from happening? Here are some safety tips:  If your gadget uses a password to access the settings, c...Read More

The 4 Ps to Maximizing your Selling Price

By: Philip Hollett

The 4 Ps to Maximizing your Selling Price

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, tips to sell your home, process for selling a home, top tips to get the best offer, tips for selling your home, home selling tips

When you sell, you’ll probably want to get the best possible price for your property. Who wouldn’t? Unfortunately, there are many ways to inadvertently leave money on the table – sometimes thousands of dollars. How do you avoid that possibility? Just remember the 4 Ps:  Prep. Do everything you can to prepare your home so that it looks great to buyers. Clean, declutter, f...Read More

Finding a great home in a hurry

By: Philip Hollett

Finding a great home in a hurry

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, TIPS FOR BUYING A HOME, process for BUYING a home, home BUYING tips, WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A HOUSE

Do you have only a few weeks to search for your next dream home? Don't panic. There are things you can do to find the perfect (or, at least, almost perfect) property — without getting too stressed out! Consider these tips: • Pre-arrange your mortgage. You want to be able to make a good offer on a home right away, without worrying about financing. So, talk to your mortgage advisor o...Read More

Waterdown Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot - July 2019

By: Philip Hollett

Waterdown Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot - July 2019

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Burlington Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot - July 2019

By: Philip Hollett

Burlington Ontario Real Estate Market Snapshot - July 2019

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Determining if a Home Will Fit your Lifestyle

By: Philip Hollett

Determining if a Home Will Fit your Lifestyle

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, TIPS FOR BUYING A HOME, process for BUYING a home, home BUYING tips, WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A HOUSE

Imagine you’ve found the “perfect” home. It’s the type you want, the size you want, and has the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you want. It could very well be your next dream home. But, will it fit your lifestyle? That’s a question worth asking before jumping in and making an offer. Of course, the type, size and features of a home play a huge role in your lifestyl...Read More

The 4 Most Important Rooms to Stage

By: Philip Hollett

The 4 Most Important Rooms to Stage

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, staging your home, tips to sell your home, process for selling a home, top tips to get the best offer, tips for selling your home, home selling tips

Ideally, when you list your property for sale, you want your entire home staged well. That way, you’ll maximize its appeal to buyers. However, that’s not always possible. So, if you can’t stage everything, focus your energy on those rooms that will have the biggest impact. Here are the rooms buyers tend to scrutinize most: • The kitchen. Buyers almost always remember the ki...Read More

Where Should you be on the Staging Continuum?

By: Philip Hollett

Where Should you be on the Staging Continuum?

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Staging is a proven method of enhancing the appeal of your home. In some cases, it will not only help sell your home faster, but also result in a higher price. But there is a continuum to staging that you will need to consider. At one end of the continuum is simple staging, which involves cleaning and decluttering, making some simple improvements, and possibly rearranging furniture in a way that ...Read More

Should You Replace your Windows?

By: Philip Hollett

Should You Replace your Windows?

Tags: Philip Hollett, Realtor, Waterdown Realtor, Burlington Realtor, Oakville Realtor, home ownership tips, window replacement

Here's a surprising statistic. Less than 30% of window replacements are the result of the old windows being worn, broken or otherwise in need of replacement. Clearly, there are other good reasons to consider new windows! One of the most popular motivations is cosmetic. Brand new windows have a huge impact on the overall look of a home, both on the inside and the outside. New windows can impr...Read More