One of my main objectives is to get your listing sold for you, and sometimes that comes down to how the home is staged for your viewers.  Some of the fastest sales I have ever made for my sellers have been because the home was staged well.

 

diyhomestagingtips.comis a great resource for home staging.  This week she answered a question about what to do with empty closets, to fill or not to fill, that was the question.  Her response:


"I would leave closets empty because they look bigger. But not entirely empty. I would add a few props to dress them up and give a little personality.

In a bedroom closet I would place some pretty boxes on the shelves. In a linen closet I would stack a few fluffy towels, and perhaps a folded blanket. In a coat closet, I would add some wooden or padded hangers.     
These little things will help buyers on tour remember your house as the one with attractive closets, where people (that's you!) live clean, enviable lives. Buyers buy the lifestyle when they buy the house, and women particularly are interested in closets. So, stage them to look gal-friendly. 
 
Remember to clean any light fixtures in the closets and to maximize the wattage."

 

 

What amazing advice!!

 

I was also looking on Pinterest today for staging inspiration.  There are some great ideas over there as well!  Make sure you connect with me over there too!

 

I've personally staged dozens and dozens of homes, so if you have any questions about home staging please don't hesitate to ask!

 

Make sure you check out my most recent listings as well by clicking here!

 

Until next time ...

 

 

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It is almost THAT time of year again!  We are well into Fall, Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas is just around the corner!  The weather is cooler, even a little bit cold!  The Greater Vancouver area has experienced some of the most lengthy periods of fog that we've had in a long time!  All of this being said, it is almost time for the 19th annual REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive!

 

 

From November 18-25, REALTORS® will be collecting blankets and warm clothing to give directly to those who need to stay warm during the wet and cold winter.

 

You can help by donating the following items for men, women and children:


new or gently used
  •  blankets, sleeping bags
  •  warm clothing - coats, ueans, pants, seaters  
  •  scarves, gloves, mitts, hats
  •  socks (new)
  •  underwear (new)


All donations collected in a community stay in that community.

Like the Blanket Drive on Facebook for updates about this year's event!


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Our RE/MAX Fort Langley office will be having a Pumpkin Giveaway on Saturday, October 26th, 2013. 

 

We will have 2 bins of pumpkins for you to come and choose from, but make sure you come early so that you get just the right pumpkin for you and your family to enjoy over the Halloween time!

 

We are excited about this little event, and hope to see you out!  If you need more information please don't hesitate to give me a call at 604-832.8229!

 

Stay tuned also for details on another upcoming Customer Appreciation event!  We're going to have a ball!

 

 

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Honey Stop The Car!"

 

If you ever wanted to live in Fort Langley this is the unit for you! Nearly new bright south facing unit. Wonderful high ceilings with a great entertainers kitchen features include granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, gas range and pantry. 2 bedrooms with 2 Full size bathrooms plus in-suite laundry. This fabulous unit comes with 2 parking stalls, locker access to gym, plus a party room to hold those large family gatherings. Great for first time Home Buyers or Investment Property! No age restriction you can walk to it all. Fort to Fort Trail, Boutique Shops, Fishing, Golf ... resturants. 

 

 

Call today for your personal tour.

 

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A special report compiled by the Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine has revealed the Top 100 Neighbourhoods for investment in Canada –   a list of the top micro markets set to lead the country in growth.

The Top 100 list includes both major cities and small towns neighbourhoods including downtown St. John’s, Nfld., and Bedford, Halifax, to Kitimat, B.C., and Cold Lake, AB.

 

Verico Press Release“As this report clearly shows, investment opportunities abound across Canada, both in bigger cities and smaller towns,” says Elton Ash, Regional Executive Vice President, RE/MAX of Western Canada. “No longer are the big cities dominating the real estate investment landscape.”

 

In addition to finding the right location for a real estate investment, finding the right financing is also essential to ensuring a good return on investment as it has a direct effect on profits.

“Investing is complex and risky. Generalized statistics can misinform the novice. That is why it is important for investors to use professional mortgage brokers and realtors,” says John Kelly, COO of VERICO Canada, a national network of over 2400 mortgage brokers.


“This is particularly true in towns with a smaller and less diverse economy, employment base, and rental market. A mortgage specialist with access to both national and local lenders as well as traditional and private financing sources is essential to make the investment perform," Kelly adds.


Real estate investors should seek professional advice from RE/MAX REALTORS® and VERICO Mortgage Brokers as real estate markets are often dependent on local conditions.

 

Extensive industry analysis and statistics were used in this report including population, average home price,

capital growth and vacancy rate.

 

The results will be featured in the Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine which will be on newsstands across Canada on September 30.

 

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It is my job to make sure you get the best price for you home!  Watch this video to see how I can help you:

 

 

I would love to work with you, and by that I mean getting you the best possible deal!

 

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RE/MAX agents believe in investing in the future of Canadian children. RE/MAX associates who display the Miracle Home sign rider on the property listed are committed to helping local hospitalized children. The RE/MAX associate has voluntarily pledged a portion of their income from the sale of that home to the Children’s Miracle Network and its 14 member hospitals closest to their community.


RE/MAX associates are very active in their communities and volunteer and hold fundraising events for the Children’s Miracle Network and countless other causes all year long. In fact, every August RE/MAX celebrates a Month of Miracles, whereby we especially thank our clients for helping us raise over $44 million in Canada to help over 2.6 million sick and injured children every year treated at a Children’s Miracle Network member hospital. All fund raised by participating RE/MAX associates are sent directly the children’s hospital.

 

Since 1992, RE/MAX associates in North America have collectively raised over $115 million for the Children’s Miracle Network member hospitals.

 

 

Together we can make a difference.

 

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The Miracle Home Program is exclusive to RE/MAX International and provides an opportunity for a RE/MAX associate to make a donation to their local Children's Miracle Network hospital with each transaction.

 

In 2012, RE/MAX raised over $543,610 for BC Children's Hospital.

 

Many generous agents have been longtime supporters and donations are the direct result of the associates' successes rather than solicitation to customers. Benefits of this program include:

 

  • Builds customer loyalty and strengthens your relationship with clients
  • Recognition among your colleagues and community
  • Gives back to the communities where you work while helping BC's sick kids get better


How can you get started?


If you would like to sign up or learn more about how the Miracle Home Program can help build your business and make a difference in a life of a child, please contact:

 

Marie Sheppy
Senior Coordinator, Corporate Affairs
RE/MAX of Western Canada
#340-1060 Manhattan Dr.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9X9
Phone: 1-800-563-3622

 

 

 

I'm very humbled and honoured to be a part of this program.  If you would like more information, please get in touch with the name and address above, or feel free to get in touch with me and ask me questions as well. 

 

Till next time ...

 

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The Children's Miracle Network is something I'm very passionate about sponsoring.  I'm so grateful to RE/MAX for the involvement.

 

 

If you have any questions about how it all works, or perhaps maybe about how you can get involved, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me.

 

 

 

Till then ...

 

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I have **New Listings** to share with you! 

 

For Canterbury Drive please visit this website for more information.

 

 

For Upper Maclure Road please visit this website for more details.

 

 

If you have any questions about either of these great listings please get in touch with me here, or give me a call at 604-832-8229.

 

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