Getting a DIY Renovation Done On time and On Budget

By: Philip Hollett

Getting a DIY Renovation Done On time and On Budget

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Two of the biggest stressors for DIYers are projects that cost too much or take too long. Unfortunately, there’s no sure way to guarantee that one or the other (or both) won’t happen. But there is a lot you can do to minimize the probability. When budgeting, a big mistake DIYers make is not considering the little things. For example, you might budget for drywall panels but neglect to ...Read More

DIY-Friendly Bathroom Makeovers

By: Philip Hollett

DIY-Friendly Bathroom Makeovers

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Want to make your bathroom look fantastic without having to do a major renovation? There are a lot of projects you can do yourself. In fact, there are some improvements you can get done in less than a day that will transform the look and feel of your bathroom. Check out these ideas: ·       Update the sink. If you have some basic plumbing knowledge, this is a ...Read More

4 Steps to a Stress-Free Sale

By: Philip Hollett

4 Steps to a Stress-Free Sale

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

Ideally, when you sell your home, you want the process to go smoothly and relatively stress-free. While things may happen that are outside your control, there is a lot you can do to ensure that the selling experience is a good one. Consider these four steps to reduce worry and stress when listing your home: Step 1: Learn the selling process. Find out what to expect when the FOR SALE sign goes u...Read More

3 Ways to Sell Your Home Quickly

By: Philip Hollett

3 Ways to Sell Your Home Quickly

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When you put your home on the market, chances are you’ll cross your fingers and hope that a good offer – or two or three – will come in fairly quickly. So, what can you do to help make that happen? A lot!   Here are just three of many sure-fire ways to speed up the sale of your home.  1. Price it right. Your home will sell more quickly when the list price is set a...Read More

Before and After photos that show the power of Home Staging

By: Philip Hollett

Before and After photos that show the power of Home Staging

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Homes that are staged well definitely stand out. The right amount of decluttering, organizing and acessorizing does make your home more attractive to potential buyers. Here are some before and after photos of some homes we staged that show how powerful home staging can be. Find balance when arranging furniture Consider both size and placement when arranging furniture. Make sure not to group ...Read More

Cutting renovation costs without cutting quality

By: Philip Hollett

Cutting renovation costs without cutting quality

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

As you probably know, it's easy to lower the costs of a renovation. Just hire an inexpensive, fly-by-night contractor — and hope for the best! Chances are, you won't want to take that risk. So how do you ensure you get quality work while keeping your budget in check? Here are some tips: Get estimates from at least three contractors. Often prices can vary widely, even amongst contr...Read More

Is a Move-In-Ready home worth a higher price?

By: Philip Hollett

Is a Move-In-Ready home worth a higher price?

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

When you’re in the market looking for a resale home, you’re bound to come across listings that advertise “move-in-ready”. That simply means that there is little, if any, work that needs to be done after you’ve purchased the home. You should expect that it is freshly painted, there are no maintenance issues and everything works.   That can be a big advantage when ...Read More

What to watch for when viewing an older home

By: Philip Hollett

What to watch for when viewing an older home

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Buying an older property definitely has its advantages. The neighbourhood will already be well-established, so you’ll be able to get a sense of the community. The trees will be grown. The area will have a defined character. This combination of an older home and established community may be something you like, or even love.   However, when you’re viewing an older home for sale, the...Read More

Lighting the way for buyers

By: Philip Hollett

Lighting the way for buyers

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When you have buyers coming to view your house, you want it to look its best. Lighting plays a key role in making a good first impression. Just think of the last time you walked into an unfamiliar space with lighting that was too dim, too bright, or just too harsh. Experts say the best lighting illuminates the space adequately without being too intense. There’s a simple calculation to deter...Read More

What to fix up in your home before you sell

By: Philip Hollett

What to fix up in your home before you sell

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

If you have a home that is overdue for a renovation, you might be worried that it will be difficult to sell as a “fixer-upper”. In fact, you might delay listing your property for that reason. The good news is, you don’t need to fix up everything in your home to prepare it for sale. You can be selective and choose only those projects that are most likely to help your home show we...Read More

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