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Happy New Year! I hope you had a restful holiday season. Now it’s resolution season; have you created your goals for 2019? Many of us have vowed to start using the gym more often or start saving more money, but it’s also a great time to think about how you want to improve your home this year. Need a little inspiration for a home resolution for 2019? Here’s a checklist of project ideas, ranging from small to large, to get your wheels turning.

 

If you’re considering buying a new home this year rather than fixing up your current house, please reach out; I’d love to help you start this process.

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Now that a new year has arrived, have you set your 2019 goals? Are they strong enough to keep momentum through the year? This season often has us reflecting on the past 365 days and dreaming about what the next twelve months could contain. With so many people giving up on their resolutions in the first three months, it’s important that our goals have the strength to keep us moving forward.

Studies have shown writing down your goals is the first step in achieving them – after all, keeping your “eye on the prize” is a natural motivator. Keeping your vision clearly in front of you helps it stay top of mind, something everyone from Napoleon Hill to Tony Robbins encourages for making it a reality. Here are three tips to keep your goals progressing

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Get Your Post-Holiday Home Under Control

The holidays are behind you and your house is a wreck. Sound familiar? Don't sweat it. Check out these easy organizational hacks. You'll have your home whipped into shape in no time!

MAGAZINE HOLDER AS KITCHEN ORGANIZER

Your wraps and foils will stand at attention!

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BREAD TAG YOUR LABELS FOR YOUR PLUGS

Now you can quickly identify which plug is for what and where it goes!

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COLOUR-CODED KEYS

Paint each of your keys with a different colour nail polish. You'll always grab the right one!

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HANG YOUR SPRAY BOTTLES

Just add a small rod under the sink and instantly create more space.

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ICE CUBES TRAY ORGANIZER

Perfect for jewelry or hardware or all

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Guide to Social Media in 2019

Social media is an outlet that lets you expand your sphere of influence and carry on a conversation, just as you would in person.

THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA, YOU CAN:

  • Create and promote a personal profile that celebrates your successes and defines your niche.
  • Give virtual tours.
  • Connect with past, current and potential clients.
  • Update your audience about market changes and new homes on the market.
  • Advertise listings and open houses.
  • Provide information that promotes your reputation as a trusted resource.
  • Create dialogue with clients.
  • Reach clients and prospects wherever they are, through a computer at work, a tablet at home or virtually anywhere else through a mobile device.

PERSONAL VS.

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The Disruptors Are Knocking. Here’s Why the Real Estate Industry Needs to Open Up!

Technology has disrupted virtually every service industry, from banking and retail, to taxis and travel. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t used Uber, Amazon or Airbnb in the past week – if not in the last 24 hours. So, what’s the difference between these trailblazers and others offering similar services? Quite simply, their customer experience strategy is all about being convenient, user-friendly and easy-access.

Change is also bubbling beneath the surface of Canada’s real estate industry, and big data is the catalyst. With the arrival of Zillow and Purplebricks in Canada, and most recently, the public release of sold data, you can be sure that our

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I hope that you are able to take time this season to spend with family, friends, as well as take time for yourself. If there’s anything I can do to help you, please don’t hesitate to call.   

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Perhaps one of the biggest challenges facing real estate agents is how to approach the next generation of homebuyers, and their uncertainty toward the housing market.

So, what does Generation Z think about home ownership? A recent RE/MAX survey found that nearly 51% of those between the ages of 18 and 24 in the Greater Vancouver Area would like to own a home in the next few years. Meanwhile, Torontonians are more inclined to continue renting or living with their parents.

Generation Z is expected to outnumber Millennials within a year and as such, this generation will have a significant impact on the housing market over the next 20 years. With the mounting cost of home ownership in Ontario and British Columbia it is no surprise that 38% of

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The winter holidays will be here in a matter of weeks - are you ready? If you still have a lot of holiday shopping to do, here are some great tips for making your life a little easier and more affordable this season.

Use Money-Saving Technology

There are many apps and websites that make holiday shopping more affordable. One is RetailMeNot, which has both an app and a website. It lists deals and promo codes at top retailers, both online and in-store, and can save you big bucks on holiday gifts. It also has cash-back offers for certain retailers. Another great site to try is Ebates, which has cash-back offers at thousands of retailers, giving you savings in the form of rebates. Sometimes they also offer exclusive discounts.

Find Your Local

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The holiday season is all about giving – even when you’re trying to receive a great offer on your home. Give a good impression, by taking the time, tastefully decorate for festive showings and make home hunters feel right at home. This year, leave the reindeer display in the box and try these tasteful yet festive decor tips to make prospective buyers feel right at home.  

LIGHT IT UP

First, make sure the outdoor lights are functioning — winter days are short, so lighting the walkway and front door evening viewings is a must. Second, when it comes to festive light displays, keep it simple. String white lights to highlight an architectural feature or a splendid spruce in the front yard, and stash that reindeer display in the garage.

FESTIVE FRONT

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When it comes time to sell your home, our team approach sells homes on average, for more money and in less time.  Watch the video to learn our step by step system that reveals what happens from listing to sale.

You will learn more about our award winning real estate sales systems that give you:

  • Tips and strategies on what to do and as important, what not to do, when selling your home in order to get top dollar in your time frame
  • Our custom advertising and marketing plan for your home that include:  ads, sales sheets and multiple web-postings
  • Access to OVER $20,000 in advertising strategies that only a very small percentage of real estate agents across the country have rights to use, including our team.  We are known as the top real estate
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