Hi! It's a new year and a time for new beginnings, so for today's blog entry, I am starting something new!! Welcome to the first edition in my StellingtheCity FAQ (Freaquently Asked Questions) Video Series. The content in these videos has been inspired by real questions from real clients.

In my life before Real Estate, I was a teacher. In my work as a Realtor, as in my work as a teacher, I love sharing information with people. I have always said if one person has a question, chances are very good that they are not the only ones wondering about the answer. So, this video series was conceived from my desire make sure people have answers to their questions. If you have any real estate related questions, please contact me; I am always happy to help. Perhaps your question will inspire my next FAQ video! 


Today's video addresses the question "What does subject to inspection mean?" I realized it was a question that needed answering when recently a client asked me if she still had to go through with the purchase if the inspection report wasn't good. Watch to find out the answer :)


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"Staging" your home is all about making the space in your home as appealing as possible to buyers. You may already know the basics, such as eliminating clutter. Here are some other tips that are less well known yet very effective:


  • Chandeliers. Surprisingly, these are one of the simplest ways to make a foyer, dining room or living room dramatically more eye-catching. You can buy a good-looking chandelier for a few hundred dollars.
  • New linen. This is something many home sellers don't consider, but should. Replace any worn linen – sheets, coverings, towels, and even oven mitts with new ones. Believe it or not, new linen makes a big impression on buyers.
  • Pedestal sinks. It may not be practical for you to replace a bathroom sink. However, if you are doing a renovation, keep in mind that pedestal sinks – especially in small washrooms – are a big hit with buyers.
  • New appliances. A brand new fridge, stove and dishwasher are motivating selling features to buyers. That's because new appliances make the whole kitchen look brand new. 
  • Avoid multi-use rooms. Have a spare bedroom that doubles as a home office? That's a turnoff to buyers. Whenever possible, stage each room so that it has a singular purpose. A guest bedroom, for example, should be only that.


Want more tips on how to stage your home so that it attracts buyers? Call today.

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