Selling your home in summer? It can be grueling to prepare a house for sale in the summer heat but many experts believe that summer is one of the best times to sell a house. Why?… People are out and about! Summer holidays mean that people have more time to devote to buying a home and, for parents of school age children, moving in the summer offers an easier transition for families changing neighbourhoods/schools. Selling your home in summer may also give you more time to devote to preparing your home – it’s a win-win! The Ottawa real estate market remains strong and steady with June stats showing an average price increase of over 7% year over year. Inventory is down over 25% from this time last year, and with fewer homes for buyers to choose and an increase in multiple offer situations it’s a great time to get your home on the market. Here are some tips… Look at similar properties Setting the right price for your home can be one of the hardest parts of selling, but fortunately there are resources available to you. Contact a Realtor to provide you with a list of comparable properties. A professionally-prepared current market analysis will include homes that are currently offered for sale and properties that have sold, including the sale price and number of days on market. This information that is essential in determining the list price that will get you top dollar. At Royal LePage, our Realtors provide a complimentary, no obligation consultation for Sellers. Looking at similar properties may also give you a few ideas when it comes to staging. If you see something that works in another house, don’t be afraid to borrow the idea for yours. Pinterest is also an amazing resource for DIY projects and design inspiration. Make your home anyone’s home You surely love all the unique touches that go into making your house a home, but the point of selling it is to have someone else make it their home. When setting up your house for sale, make sure to tone down the elements that you think might turn potential buyers away. De-cluttering, making sure you’re up to date with home maintenance/repairs and a adding a fresh coat of paint, are just a few ways you can make your house a little more welcoming to people who are looking to make it their own. Maximize your outdoor space While the idea of “dressing up” your outdoor space with a garden gnome in every corner might attract some attention (see the “Clown House” for sale earlier this year in Brantford) clean details, practical storage, comfortable seating and a pop of colour are the fundamentals of an inviting outdoor space, simple is best! Easy access from indoor to outdoor can also help make your home feel bigger and brighter! Increase curb appeal More than at any other time, curb appeal is important to selling a house in the summer. When you have a house for sale, make sure you
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Selling your home in the (often dreaded) winter months of November-January, can render itself to be quite difficult for some. And although, for the most part, we tend to agree that our homes are more “visibly appealing” – on the outside – in the spring and summer months, there are several perks to selling your home and making it quite charming – on the inside – for homebuyers around the holidays! We can all admit to sometimes going a little overboard with our holiday decorating from time to time – and if we’re not a person who does, we know of someone who will. However, if you’re looking to sell your home around this celebratory time of year, it might be a good idea to hold back on the decorating (just a little bit). With homes arguably looking their best around Christmas time, it’s easy to get carried away when trying to appeal to a buyer’s eye, but “adornments that are too large [or simply having too many of them] can crowd your home and, in fact, distract buyers”. When you think about it, being mindful of this particular change will encourage shoppers to still notice your home rather than what’s in it. Remember, simplicity is key. It’s also been advised by HGTV in their article on selling-tips for your home during the holidays, to avoid offending buyers by decorating your home with too many religious themed items. Instead, try “opting for general fall and winter décor”. Something else that you should certainly consider when prepping your home for buyers in the winter months is to stage it so that they can imagine themselves potentially living it. “Make your home feel cozy and inviting during showings by cranking up the heat, playing soft classical music and offering homemade holiday treats. When you encourage buyers to spend more time in your home, you also give them more time to admire its best features”. This form of staging, along with the initial steps of subtle decorating, opens up a great opportunity to take good quality photos/videos of your home in order to help in with selling process. It is very possible for homebuyers to gravitate toward the appearance of a home during the holiday season (just as much as they will come spring and summer) if you work toward making your home just the right amount of festive. If you need assistance in the staging process, don’t worry – most realtors will offer you help by referring you to a reliable, professional stager. We hope that you have a safe and memorable holiday season. Happy staging! The post Staging Your Home for Home Buyers Over the Holidays appeared first on Team Realty. Source: Blog
Looking for tips in Design and Real Estate enjoy my article in Oh My That’s Haute Emagazine for the April/May issue with the collaboration of many wonderful writers https://issuu.com/ohmythatshaute/docs/_oh_my-_that_s_haute__april-may_201/1?e=22438994/34755780
Usually we hear “buyer beware”, but real estate author Michael Corbett advises sellers to beware and gives 8 reasons why in this trulia.com post. Always work with professional help, including a real estate agent. Their expertise, experience, neighbourhood knowledge and resources will help you plot a course through the selling process. Overpricing is a temptation to be avoided since most buyers are savvy and have the advice of an agent. Ensure that you use high quality photos because 90% of buyers shop for home online. Complete repairs like leaky faucets before listing your home to avoid negotiations over what the repairs will cost potential buyers. Spend time cleaning and removing clutter since untidiness makes your home seem smaller. Stage your backyard as if it were another room and maintain the landscape so it appeals to your viewers, especially in summer and fall when we enjoy outdoor activities. Disclose all information including issues that may jeopardize a sale to avoid liability after the sale. Finally, remember this is a business deal and emotions can get in the way. A low ball offer is an opportunity to negotiate, not a reason to be insulted. To read more click here. The post 8 Mistakes That Could Screw Up Your Home Sale appeared first on Team Realty. Source: Blog
If you want to sell your property quickly, at near the asking price, it is important to know why people are buying. In this post, Realtor.com chief economist, Jonathan Smoke, suggests we pay attention to the five main triggers for home buyers: they have grown tired of their home and want a change, interest rates are exceptionally low, housing prices are favourable in many markets, they need or want more living space and they have the money to spend. To read more click here. The post Here’s What Pushes People to Buy Homes in 2015 appeared first on Team Realty. Source: Blog
Buying a home that is not your forever home but perfect for now! Read my article in Power2DoIt by clicking on the link below for some valuable tips on how to proceed for a profitable investment. Buying a Home and Planning on Moving Sooner than Later
Relocating to a new area, moving to a different province or country, take a moment to read my article in “Power 2 Do It” E-magazine by following this link below http://www.power2doit.com/2015/10/01/relocating-tips/
Feel good day today, I joined a great group of ladies this morning who worked hard at delivering purses and bags full of basic necessities to establishments helping women in needs, you can do it too any time you want just ask me how. It is fun and so helpful…
Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend Have a relax time, enjoy the great company and treat yourself to yummy food!
Rented property to returning clients It is always a pleasure to work with the same families again, fantastic feeling to be trusted, thank you very much to my clients and congratulations on renting your new home, wishing you a smooth transition!
Pumpkins delivery to my clients and families who referred me, thank you so much for your trust, I truly appreciate it, lots of them to go will take a few days!
Real Estate Referrals and Relocation Services between Canadian Provinces and International Countries!
Relocations in Real Estate are quite frequent and families are often in need of someone they can trust to assist in their new adventure. I have personally lived this experience 4 times and understand the needs and challenges revolving around this transition. If you are in the Military, Retail, Government or any field leading you to Ottawa, I would be privileged to assist with your Real Estate needs in this life changing experience. I am honoured to collaborate with Realtors with referrals in order to offer personalised attention to their clients. I have the pleasure to provide services in English and French. If a relocation is in your future, I would gladly inform you on some of the beauty and benefits this region has to offer and guide you towards a gentle transition to or from Ottawa.
Open house on Weekdays? Open house on weekdays? Perfect way to have the most exposure! As the holidays are in full throttle and weekends are precious, weekday open houses are fantastic to ensure you are not missing the opportunity to showcase your home to all potential buyers. After all some of them are gone camping, boating, out of town or just want to host a BBQ. Let me know how I can take care of your best interest and sell your home!
Half Moon Bay property in Barrhaven just SOLD, Congratulations to the seller, I am very happy for you – such a nice experience to work with you! All the best in your new life!
Happy Canada Day Relax, have fun and just enjoy!
Open houses have multiple benefits, take a peek at my article to know more! Come visit me anytime, I would be delighted to answer any of your Real Estate questions and help you achieve your goals! http://www.power2doit.com/2015/06/28/hosting-an-open-house-or-not/
Services in… English If you are looking to buy, sell, rent, find a tenant, relocate, invest or get informed in Real Estate. Contact me for a personalised service 613-612-HOME (4663) and French Si vous etes a la recherche d’une maison ou si vous voulez vendre, louer, trouver un locataire, si vous devez etre re-localiser pour votre emploi ou si vous etes un investeur en immobilier. Contactez moi pour un service personalisé 613-612-HOME (4663)
Tips when you are moving with your furry or non furry friends Follow the link below for my latest article in Power 2 Do It about moving with pets, enjoy! http://www.power2doit.com/2015/09/01/moving-with-pets/
Bonne fete de la St-Jean-Baptiste a tous mes confreres de travails, amis et famille au Québec
I am very proud to contribute and be part of such an elite team. Follow this link to read all the fabulous articles in the new Emagazine “Oh My: That’s haute” http://ohmythatshaute.com/2016/01/15/oh-my-thats-haute-january-2016-2/
Wishing you a fantastic year 2016 filled with health, happiness & tons of success! Je vous souhaite une année fantastique remplie de santé, joie et succes!
Before After Placement of furniture can make a big impact on a room. It can create an atmosphere, give the impression of spaciousness and surely make you feel welcome. Consult a professional and learn the best way to utilize all your space.
Such a Successful Event In the Community It feels good to have donated to such a wonderful event. The community came together and a lot of hard work was involved by fabulous people. Congratulation on a rewarding project and making so many people happy!
Refreshing a room can be as easy as new bedding, painting and removing the wall paper. Stay up to date and feel rejuvenated. Furniture placements also helps to make a room feel more functional, comfortable and larger.
Spend some time sorting your belongings, after all you will have to do it when you move, be ahead of the game. Toss – Recycle – Store – Keep Be sure to remove your valuable possessions so they are not compromised by an unfortunate accident or theft. It will be a quicker move and such a relief. Present your home like a designer would after all they are your competition!
Accessories can provide a nice way to rejuvenate your home for an inexpensive price. A little trip to your favorite home décor store will be a breath of fresh air during this busy time and the best part is the fact that you get to keep all your new accessories for your future home and start new. Fashionable designs always interest the young and trendy buyers, be pro active and capture all buyers interest.
Why take a chance? Be ready! A clean and well maintained home is always ahead when it is time to sell. Be pro active and inviting. Buyers will lower their offer on a property they feel need extra attention. A little work can limit the value of a price reduction. Scrub everywhere especially the kitchen and bathrooms, hygiene is a must. Paint the baseboards or touch up the walls, refresh the caulking, at the end of the day anything less appealing will be noticed and everything defective will be found by the home inspector.
Spring is in the air, ensure to showcase your home with flowers in bloom in planters or beautiful seasonal flowers in the garden. Empty pots will not provide a memorable first impression! Potential buyers might drive by to pre-select the properties they would like to visit. Be part of the favorite homes and impress!
It was nice to meet Ken Ross from the Barrhaven Food Cupboard and contribute to help their organization – Proud to be part of the GR Group Barrhaven 1 and help this team make a difference!
Real Estate & Home Staging – Follow the link below for my article in Power 2 do it about Real Estate & Home Staging a winning partnership http://www.power2doit.com/…/real-estate-home-staging-a-win…/
Take a moment to read my latest article by clicking on the link below. It will give you some tips on how to be prepared to sell your house. It was wonderful to collaborate with Arlene Moore Dorey from Power 2 do it. Enjoy! Power2doit.com Nicole Rosenfeldt Article
Always nice to have a kind message like this posted on your Facebook site, it was my pleasure to work with you as well. Congratulations! Thank you Nicole Rosenfeldt for all your hard work and dedication. You are an excellent realtor! J
Tip of the day: Are you moving? Here is a great way to pack your wine glasses or tall fragile objects. Obtain empty wine boxes at the liquor store with dividers and slide the glasses in the box instead of the wine bottles, no tissue or wrapping required safe easy and voila moving in style!
I had the privilege to work with a wonderful young couple in the last few days and helped them find a fantastic rental property where they can enjoy nature near by with their chocolate Lab – CONGRATULATIONS – Truly enjoyed working with you M & E
Have a fantastic mother’s day weekend, cherish all the lovely ladies who have made a difference in your life and enjoy precious moments with your children!
Hire a stager to optimize your space A well presented space is inviting and WILL make the difference between your home and the comparable ones in your neighbourhood. Quite often it is the final touch you need to seal the deal…
Four tips to help you get the best deal when refinancing your mortgage & 7 quick tips to create a home office you’ll actually want to work in Click on the link below to know more and contact me if you would like some information on the market – Happy New Year, all the best for 2015, health and lots of success! Your Realtor Helping You Achieve Your Real Estate Goals and Dreams. file:///C:/Users/Owner/Downloads/Rosenfeldt%20(14).pdf
Make sure it beats at its full potential. This can make or break a deal. Always have it clean and with an immaculate presentation like this showhome I designed for a new home builder.
A very fun evening for a worthy cause, helping Bridget and her family with their battle against cancer, a reminder on how fortunate we are and how easy it is to help others!
Investment The kitchen can be a big investment but it will be your strongest return when you sell and your most appreciated room in the house. If you have to spare some money. Do it on other rooms. Removing this wall, updating the cabinets and counter tops were an amazing improvement for this property. Notice the impact in these before and after pictures. Design by Nicole Rosenfeldt
It was so nice to join a fantastic group of people with a common interest to find a cure for cancer tonight, I had the pleasure to meet new professionals and like minded individuals. Great event Maple Soft Center Team & Allison!
Storage isn’t always a better investment In order to have a huge shower, this storage was removed and the functionality of this bathroom has been improved and impacted the value of this property in a positive way.
Great group of Realtors in support of a worthy cause “ALS Bucket Challenge” Take a peak at a few of us from the Royal Lepage Gale Real Estate Group in Manotick getting soaked and especially raising money, please join us and help out! http://youtu.be/WhdCme7cv6M
Just a click away Type your questions, click and send. Please know you can contact me anytime to find out the best way to prepare your home for sale, answer any concern you may have after the transaction is completed. Understand the market as a first time buyer, there is no questions to small, always feel free to ask. I am working for YOU!
What a pleasure to help at the Snowsuit Fund of Ottawa I had the pleasure to meet lots of new people and help kind families, way to go, great team! 225 Donald St #134, Ottawa, ON K1K 1N1 (613) 746-8719
I am proud to have donated for this wonderful cause and sharing the happiness with the children, please give generously! Follow the link below for more information http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=498179&binId=1.1487308&playlistPageNum=1
Selling your home? Read my article in the Ottawa Life Magazine where I had the opportunity & pleasure to write for Brandelyn Cameron-Martin Brandelyn Cameron’s Style Profile focuses on local Ottawa Experts. Nicole Rosenfeldt shares why Home Staging is essential for a memorable first impression in Real Estate. In today’s world, competition is fierce. Selling a home is no longer about hiring a Sales Representative and installing a sign on your front lawn. It is about working with a knowledgeable and professional Realtor who has a team, including yourself, to present your property to give the most memorable first impression. Home Staging is a huge part of the Real Estate process. While most of us live very busy and demanding lifestyles, the taste and the practicality of your family should be set aside while in the process of selling a home. The reality is you are competing with new home builders who have all the latest finishes and designer services. In order to be ahead of the competition, you must prepare your home to be desirable in the eyes of the general population. This is accomplished by using neutral tone colours, keeping your house organized, but most of all, clean and uncluttered. Practicality becomes secondary to presentation and personal lifestyle needs are temporarily on hold during the selling process. It will be a challenging period especially for families with little ones, but keep in mind photographers are not magicians. They can use fantastic lenses and flashes, but their cameras usually do not have an app to remove the dirty laundry, toys everywhere or the broken window. Take a minute to fix paint damage or loose baseboards. Anything unappealing will be in the buyer’s eyes a detriment to the value of your home and they will question how well you maintained the property. A little time and hard work can save you big dollars and surely avoid too many complications at the home inspection stage. If you know something is defective or in poor condition, the inspector and the buyer will notice it too. Why encounter unnecessary complications or risk losing a sale? Home Staging is a process and has many levels of tasks to complete to achieve a successful transaction. Most of the work is inexpensive, but in some instances, there might be a cost in order to obtain the best value for your home or return on investment. Your goal is to avoid price reduction or simply be on the market for as little time as possible. The more involved you are personally, the better your results will be! A Real Estate transaction is a team effort by skilled and hardworking individuals, choose well and ask relevant questions. Be ahead of the game and leave a fantastic first impression. Many home buyers search for their homes through pictures featured on MLS or during a visit where your property is showcased in the best light possible. A picture is worth a thousand words and the potential future owner of your
Keep it simple and functional Keep it simple and functional, home staging is about showing your asset, do not fill up counter tops… It will show there is room to work, especially if space is limited!!
Wishing you and your loved ones a fun, safe and yummylicious Halloween, enjoy!
Utilize furniture with storage to fight clutter and small spaces. The result is stunning and so much more functional. Drawers on bed are a wonderful way to maximize your storage.
I love hosting Open Houses during the Halloween season, you provide treats during the showing and get to cheat and have some too! If you prefer a private visit, I will bring your very own goody bag. Have a sweet day!