The role price plays when selling your home

By: Philip Hollett

The role price plays when selling your home

Tags: PHILIP HOLLETT, BROKER, REALTOR, REAL ESTATE, HOME SELLING TIPS, TIPS AND TRICKS, HOME OWNERSHIP, home pricing, real estate market, printing

Imagine you’re shopping for a new car and you have a specific budget in mind. Do you think you’ll consider vehicles that fall below that price range? Probably not. In fact, they might not even come up in your searches.  On the other hand, would you consider buying a car that’s priced above your budget? You might, as long as it’s not too much more expensive and has fea...Read More

Making your main floor show well

By: Philip Hollett

Making your main floor show well

Tags: Philip Hollett, broker, realtor, real estate, home selling tips, tips and tricks, home ownership

Where do buyers form the most lasting impression of a home for sale that they visit? On the main floor!  When buyers view a property, they often spend a lot of time on the main floor, thinking and imagining. They visualize cooking in the kitchen, having family dinners in the dining room, and entertaining guests in the living room. They even mentally calculate how their furniture will fit!&nbs...Read More

3 tips on how to declutter your stress provoking areas

By: Philip Hollett

3 tips on how to declutter your stress provoking areas

Tags: Philip Hollett, broker, realtor, real estate, declutter, donate, home ownership tips, tips and tricks

Living in a decluttered home will definitely improve your life. Here are some tips on how to do it free and easy! Start small and stay consistent Start with one closet or area and get it completely decluttered. Chances are acknowledging your accomplishments will give you the energy to tackle your next area. In no time you will have a clutter free oasis and an improved lifestyle. Have a sorting ...Read More

Is this a Buyer's or Seller's market?

By: Philip Hollett

Is this a Buyer's or Seller's market?

Tags: Philip Hollett, realtor, waterdown realtor, Burlington realtor, Oakville realtor, home buying tips, home selling tips, real estate market, housing trends, market trends, buyers market, sellers market

If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home today, no doubt you’re wondering one of two things: Is this a good time to buy? Or, is this a good time to sell?  While it’s important to note that real estate prices and market conditions are influenced by a variety of factors including location, type, condition, interest rates, consumer confidence, unemployment rates, defi...Read More

6 reasons why decluttering improves your life

By: Philip Hollett

6 reasons why decluttering improves your life

Tags: Philip Hollett, realtor, Burlington realtor, waterdown realtor, Oakville realtor, decluttering, positive habits, reduce stress, clutter free

When you hear the word “declutter” do you immediately think about all the time it would take and the aggravation it would cause to get rid of all the stuff that’s cluttering your house? Is your next instinct to close the closet doors and run for the hills? We get it, these reactions are 100% human. The question people are asking themselves is, “will the effort be worth it?&...Read More

Choosing the Right Ceiling Light Fixture

By: Philip Hollett

Choosing the Right Ceiling Light Fixture

Tags: Philip Hollett, Burlington realtor, Waterdown Realtor, Oakville Realtor, design tips, home ownership tips, lighting ideas

I always say this: updating your light fixtures is one of the best ways to make sure your home makes a positive first impression. Keep in mind, the light fixture must be the right proportion for the room. How does one make sure of that? Well, there are some general rules. Rule #1: the size of your ceiling fixture should be equal to the sum of the room size. Say what??? For example, if your dini...Read More

How to value your home renovations

By: Philip Hollett

How to value your home renovations

Tags: Philip Hollett, Burlington realtor, waterdown realtor, Oakville realtor, home renovations, top renos, 

If you plan to update your home with a significant renovation, be sure you are investing in the right upgrades. There is an assumption that the money you invest in a renovation will be fully returned to you if you sell the property. That is not always the case.  Payback on renovations is measured three ways: 1. The value of increasing the selling price of your property 2. The value of ...Read More

How important are good listing photos

By: Philip Hollett

How important are good listing photos

Tags: Philip Hollett, Burlington realtor, waterdown realtor, Oakville realtor, real estate broker, home seller tips, listing photos, real estate trends

There are two trends impacting real estate photography that you should know about if you’re thinking of selling this year.  First, more than ever before, buyers are relying on pictures to decide whether or not to schedule a viewing. They expect to be able to go online and “tour” your home via the photography. If they don’t form a good impression of your home from the ...Read More

Where has all the housing supply gone

By: Philip Hollett

Where has all the housing supply gone

Tags: Philip Hollett, Burlington realtor, Waterdown realtor, Oakville realtor, housing market, housing supply, population growth

If you've been house-hunting this year, you may have noticed that it's been slim pickings for listings on the MLS.  House listings across the country have been steadily declining for 6 years and are now less than half what they were in 2015: How did we get there? From the 1970s through to the 2010s, Canada grew by an average of 3.1 million people and built on average 1.3 million new...Read More

5 Tips for Preparing for an Early-in-the-Year Sale

By: Philip Hollett

5 Tips for Preparing for an Early-in-the-Year Sale

Tags: Philip Hollett, Waterdown Realtor, Burlington Realtor, Oakville Realtor, home selling tips, tips for selling your house, preparing your home for sale

There are numerous reasons why you might need to sell early in the year. Perhaps you even need to sell this month! Whatever your reasons, preparation is key. Make the right moves now and your sale is likely to go smoothly and successfully.  Follow these tips:  1.    Make a list of what needs to be done around the property to prepare it for listing. That includes declutte...Read More

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