tips: Tips for Cleaning & Organizing Your Closet - 04/12/13 10:49 AM
Although it might not feel much like Spring here in Barrie today, it is! And that means the time for Spring cleaning is just around the corner! Cleaning out and organizing your closet may seem like a low priority but if you simply want to get more organized or are thinking about selling your home , it’s a good idea and here’s why: when viewing homes many buyers see cluttered closets as an indicator that the home doesn’t have enough storage space.
To help prevent this and to get yourself more organized follow these handy step-by-step tips to help you … (1 comments)

tips: 4 Tips for end of Summer Air Conditioning Savings - 09/14/12 06:17 AM
Now that we've hit September and the kids are back to school it feels like fall, but there are still a few days of summer left! The Barrie forecast is calling for warm weather for the next few weeks, so you may still need your air conditioner and with the warm weather about to wind down it’s a good idea to make the most efficient use of your air conditioning before you have to turn the furnace on again.
Reliance home comfort is one of Canada’s largest and most innovative home comfort companies. They recommend the following tips for end … (0 comments)

tips: What You Need to Look for in a Real Estate Professional - 03/03/11 04:31 PM
Let's face it -- in today's challenging economy, every penny you can save matters. That's why some homeowners go it alone when it comes time to sell their home. However, according to a recent survey conducted by the Multiple Listing Service MLS, the vast majority of consumers say working with a real estate professional is the only way to go ... especially in today's market.
In this landmark study examining the home-buying and -selling preferences of consumers in the Mid-Atlantic region, 95% reported that working with a real estate professional is just as important, if not more important, than it was … (3 comments)

tips: How to Make Real Connections with Buyers During an Open House - 01/21/11 08:35 AM
In today's technology-centric world, the idea of hosting an open house to help find a buyer for your home may seem antiquated. As a Member of the Top 5 in Real Estate Network®, however, I have learned from experience that an open house -- when done correctly -- can go a long way toward getting your home sold quickly for an optimal price.
Why? Because while technology is integral to marketing your home, no video or virtual tour will ever compare to viewing a home in person. That's why it's essential to focus on the very tangible assets of your home … (4 comments)

tips: How to Make Sure Your Remodel Fits Your Lifestyle - 01/06/11 01:51 PM
According to a new consumer poll from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), 49% of homeowners consider outcome and design as the greatest determinant of project satisfaction. According to NARI National President-Elect Michael Hydeck, consumers want their design to cater perfectly to their lifestyles and how they intend to use the space.
As a Member of the Top 5 in Real Estate Network®, I have seen countless times how good design involves much more than customization of the home. Design work can bring multi-functional capabilities to a room -- like a kitchen that also serves as the family room … (0 comments)

tips: How to Enjoy Your Fireplace…Safely - 12/31/10 08:26 AM
As we enjoy this holiday week and invite friends and families to our home, the fireplace often serves as the iconic focal point of our get-togethers. In fact, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), approximately one-third of Americans use fireplaces, wood stoves and other fuel-fired appliances.
My colleagues and I in the Top 5 in Real Estate Network® know how important a fireplace can be to making a house a home. But we also know the hazards they can present when proper safety precautions aren't taken. Following are some important tips for safely enjoying your fireplace and protecting your family … (0 comments)

tips: Tips for Saving on Heating and Cooling - 12/17/10 03:40 PM
With the holiday season now in full swing, you are undoubtedly busy ... whether it's shopping for gifts, preparing for guests or gathering with friends. What you probably won't notice through the hustle and bustle of the season is your heating bills rise. Did you know that as much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling?As a member of the Top 5 in Real Estate Network®, I can offer you some vital information that will help you make smart decisions about your home's heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system...all of which can have … (2 comments)

tips: Top 5 Ways to Spend Less This Holiday Season - 12/03/10 02:50 PM
While the holidays should be a joyous time for all, unfortunately, financial pressures can make this time of the year stressful and depressing for many. There are countless ways, however, to stop holiday spending from spiraling out of control in order to get back to the true meaning of the season.
As a Member of the Top 5 in Real Estate Network®, I often play the role of financial advisor to many clients. After all, owning a home is most likely the biggest investment you'll make, so being prudent regarding spending is a must ... especially in today's economy.
There are … (4 comments)

tips: Top 5 Tips for First-Time Home Buyers - 11/25/10 02:23 PM
Today's real estate market presents many unique opportunities for first-time home buyers. From low interest rates to foreclosure properties and short sales, the current economic climate puts homeownership within reach for many who might have thought they couldn't afford it.
Many first-time home buyers may not be aware of the numerous aspects involved in the home-buying process, however. As a Member of the Top 5 in Real Estate Network®, I am aware of the many pitfalls that can trip new buyers up along the way. Here are five important tips to keep in mind when embarking on homeownership.
Study: Do your … (3 comments)

tips: Top 10 Green Design Trends for your Home - 10/28/10 10:33 AM
As the green movement gathers steam, many homeowners -- and soon-to-be homeowners -- are exploring ways to become environmentally conscious within their living spaces. Greening your home is not only a responsible thing to do but can also boost your home's value when it comes time to sell.
These days, there are an increasingly wide range of products that purport to offer a variety of environmental values but fall short when it comes to style. As a member of the Top 5 in Real Estate Network®, however, I have access to many credible sources on the subject, such as Robin Wilson, … (2 comments)

tips: 5 Tips for Selling your Home - 10/28/10 10:26 AM
When selling your home, it is important to keep the following tips in mind so that you get the most money for your property in the least amount of time. Whether you are selling the home yourself or working with an experienced agent, it is crucial to keep these five tips in mind as you go through the selling process. Tip 1: If you decide to use a full service broker/agent, first identify three experienced agents who are familiar with your neighborhood. Look for agents who have for sale signs placed in your neighborhood. Ask each prospective agent to prepare a market analysis … (1 comments)

 
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Barrie, ON

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