April 2010

I Must Be Losing It

Posted on Apr 28, 2010 in Home Staging

I’m in the middle of a great Montreal home staging job. Yesterday was a really big day of loading and unloading artwork, lighting, bedding, pillows, accessories, etc. You know, the stuff we use to make a home look and feel warm, inviting, comfortable and full of life. I hope to finish the job today.

This morning at breakfast, my husband asks, “So w...

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Go On, Take the Risk

Posted on Apr 24, 2010 in Real Estate

New Year’s Eve 1990. I’m newly single. My best friend and I plan to travel from Ottawa (where we live) to Montreal for some guy’s annual New Year’s Eve bash. But there’s a snowstorm outside. And she has a terrible cold. But we go anyway. And I meet my future husband there — he’s the “some guy” having the party.

December 2007.Out of the blue, I call...

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Feeling Fat…But Inspired

Posted on Apr 16, 2010 in Work/Life Balance

I’ve put on 12 pounds in the 3 years I’ve been involved in the world of real estate, first as a Montreal home stager and now as a Montreal real estate agent too.

Worse than the weight, I totally dropped my running and pilates. I used to be in great shape. Now I’m in terrible shape.

So, after months and months of complaining about my weight and condit...

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Recipe for Success for Selling a Condo Quickly and for 98% of Asking Price

Posted on Apr 13, 2010 in Home Selling

My listing for a St. Laurent 3-bedroom condo just sold for 98% of the asking price and in 30 days. The market average for this type of property was 93 days. No price reduction. No languishing on the market.

The recipe for success here had many ingredients:

Sellers who trusted me and my expertise in knowing what buyers for this type of property are lo...

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Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off This Saturday in Kirkland, Quebec

Posted on Apr 12, 2010 in Living In Montreal

‘Tis the season for spring clean-up!

But please don’t go throwing your old paint cans, batteries, gas cans, and medicines into the trash.

The chemicals they contain can leach into the ground and contaminate the soil and flow into our rivers and streams and…well…you know what that means: unintended science experiments! With we humans and the plants...

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