Montreal West Island Real Estate Market Update for First Half of 2021

Posted on Jul 12, 2021 in Market Reports

I just spent a few hours looking at the stats for the first half of 2021 compared to the first half of 2020 for the Montreal West Island real estate market, focusing on single-family homes.

We’ve all known for some time now how real estate supply and demand has been WAY off, with way more demand than supply all over Montreal and the West Island… and...

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Predicting the Montreal Real Estate Market in Unpredictable Times

Posted on Oct 14, 2020 in Finance

As many of you have likely noticed, the outlook on the Montreal real estate market is somewhat conflicting. Some believe prices are going to go down slightly (or dramatically, depending on who you ask) as the second wave of COVID-19 hits, businesses suffer, and some people lose their livelihoods. This could force some homeowners to put up their hom...

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Your Home and Your Mental Health

Posted on Oct 08, 2020 in Home Prep

I’m a real estate broker who started in the industry 13 years ago as a home stager. But my background is criminology. I have a Master’s degree in it and spent 18 years working for the Canadian government in federal corrections, mostly at national headquarters and a bit in operations.

One of the saddest facts about most people who end up in the feder...

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Bedroom Basics: Prepping and Staging to Sell Your Home

Posted on Oct 05, 2020 in Home Selling

At first, I was going to title this article simply “Bedroom Basics,” but I worried it might turn up in some searches where people were expecting advice on things other than how to get your bedroom looking camera ready…for selling your house. ?


When we’re staging and selling homes, we’re selling the dream of living in a particular home and eve...

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5 Things NOT to Worry About Before Photo Day When You’re Selling Your House

Posted on Sep 23, 2020 in Home Staging

I know it’s common for home stagers and real estate agents to talk about the things you should do to get ready for listing photos if you are putting up homes for sale as well as luxury apartments or furnished apartments for rent.

Here, though, I’m going to provide a bit of relief and talk about 5 things you don’t have to worry about before photo day...

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Now Might Be the Time to Sell*

Posted on May 25, 2020 in Downsizing

*If you foresee the need to sell some time in the next 6-12 months.

If you know me, you know that I’m the last person to rush my clients into doing anything they aren’t ready to do or don’t want to do. I don’t believe in scare tactics, I don’t meet with brand new clients with contracts already pre-filled out in my bag, and I don’t twist the truth to...

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