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Podcast - Status Certificates for Condominiums


Have you ever wondered what a status certificate is for a condominium?

In this episode, I interview Cecilia Perdigao of LaPierre Law. Cecilia is a fantastic lawyer and someone I’d consider part of our “extended team” that I trust to refer our clients who are buying or selling. We talk about Status Certificates for Condominiums: what they are and what they can tell you about a property you’re considering purchasing.

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13 Fire Safety Tips Everyone Should Know


Chances are, you know the basics of home fire safety, like changing the batteries in your smoke detector at least once a year, even though the batteries are still working fine. However, this isn't the only fire safety check you should do. Being prepared is your best defence against a fire in your home. Continue reading for 13 top tips to keep you, your family, and your home safe from preventable home fires. 

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Podcast - Home Staging: How Does It Work?


Have you ever wondered what goes into staging a home to get the biggest return?

In this episode, I interview Cailin Nicholson of Room Remedy. Cailin is one of the best home stagers in Ottawa and someone I work with on every home I sell. Room Remedy was the first home staging company in Ottawa, founded in 2002. A mother and daughter company, Cailin began staging professionally in 2011.

This episode is for our audience listing their homes to understand what a professional stager does and why we include it with all of our listings.

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Getting the Buyer's Perspective on Your Property


When you walk through the front door of your home, you have a very different experience than a potential Buyer would. You see the familiar. You see the memories. You see your life. But, what do potential Buyers see? Check out this blog to learn how to see your home from a Buyer’s perspective and how to use this information to prepare your home for it’s close up!

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What To Look For When Watching a Walk-Through Video


Walk-through videos have become a staple in the real estate industry, whether it be to increase interest in a property or as a substitute for a showing. The past 2+ years of a global pandemic has forced REALTOR®s to get creative about how they market homes and get their listings seen by the most buyers possible while complying with COVID regulations and restrictions. 

Continue reading to learn what to look for when watching walk-through videos to get the most information possible about a home. 

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Surprising Secrets of Successful Home Staging


“Staging” is about setting up and decorating each room of your home so that it looks as attractive as possible to potential buyers. Studies show that a property is more likely to sell quickly and for a better price if it is effectively staged.

Even if you haven’t heard of staging before, you probably already know the basics, such as eliminating clutter and making sure everything is clean and “guest ready”. However, there are also some home staging “secrets” staging professionals use that you may not know. Continue reading to see a few examples. 

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