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By Linda James

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - Real Estate in Divorce - to sell or not to sell?

Divorce is one of the most difficult life experiences you could face in your lifetime.  With all the emotions revolving around children, lost love and finances, it is hard to keep emotions out of your decision-making. My advice to you is DO NOT let the decision regarding your family home be one of those emotion-based decisions.   Time and time again, when a couple divorces one party or even both parties are attached to the family home and will give up pretty much all financial security to ...

posted in General at Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:02:02 -0700



Thursday, November 13, 2014 - When selling a home, don't go NOSE BLIND!

Those Febreeze commercials are truer than you think!  

Imagine you’re viewing a potential new home. You walk in the front door and are instantly impressed.  You explore the property room by room and like what you see. 

Then there’s something you notice that’s not quite right. An odour. You realize that it’s likely cat dander and, now that you’ve identified it, you smell it everywhere. Suddenly the home doesn’t seem as attractive as it did just moments earlier.

The owner of the property is probably so used to the smell that he doesn’t even notice it. Neither does anyone else in the household.

So, when marketing your home for sale, be scent sensitive. Think about the odours that you may have become used to but others are likely to notice. Even odours you think are pleasant, like the strong scent given off by some house plants, may not be pleasing to everyone.

An odour can easily distract a buyer from appreciating the good qualities of your property. Pay particular attention to garbage bins (which can smell even when empty), pets, kitty litter (even when fresh and unused), the kitchen (especially after cooking), perfumes, and closets.

The smell of cigarette smoke is particularly unpleasant to many people. Its odour can linger even on an outside deck or patio.

Bottom line? Don’t assume buyers won’t notice certain smells. They will.

Looking for more advice on selling your home quickly and for the best price? Call 403-650-1796


posted in General at Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:37:12 -0700



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