Home Selling

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. ?

Anyhoo…

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

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Clearing the Clouds: On Bookkeeping and Home Selling

Posted on Nov 17, 2017 in Home Selling


“Your bookkeeping is a pleasure to work with; detailed and balanced.”

Those very words were said to me today by my accountant. I KID YOU NOT. I nearly fell off my chair.

I’ve run my business doing my own bookkeeping, recording everything and putting expenses into categories that made sense to me, but without any real feedback from anyone in the know...

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I don’t want you to move.

Posted on May 29, 2017 in Home Selling


I don’t want you to move. I really don’t.

I know that may sound strange coming from someone who makes her living and feeds her family by helping people buy and sell homes.

And who is currently writing a blog post series about her own family’s adventures in downsizing.

But I don’t want you to move.

I want you to be happy where you are. To feel comfortab...

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On real estate photography

Posted on Apr 13, 2017 in Home Selling

I get asked a lot, “Why don’t you take your own photos? You would probably do a good job. And you’d save some money.” We’ll let me tell you right now that professional real estate photography will come with many benefits.

Here’s why:

Because the vast majority of home buyers “shop” for homes on the web, and if your place doesn’t look great in photos...

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Got clutter? Might be time to move.

Posted on Jul 27, 2011 in Home Selling


Have you got clutter? A linen closet that takes a full-on tackle to close? A cabinet under the kitchen sink that looks like a product testing lab for household cleaning products? Bin upon bin in the basement that may or may not contain your grade 7 report card?

Well, then, it might be time to move!

I’m only partially kidding here. A client is getting...

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Is the shine on your ceiling like the shine on my forehead?

Posted on Mar 11, 2011 in Home Selling

A funny cute charming annoying thing has happened as I [ahem] age “gracefully”: I have developed a mid-day shine on my forehead. Call it the development of combination skin commonly associated with women of a certain age, if you must. Better yet, just hand me a napkin and tell me to wipe it off.

Which is exactly what I’d like to tell homeowners who...

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