Get Real Episode 5 – Motivational Renovation Monday – November 18, 2013

Today on this Episode of Get Real, I talk about Renovations and our 2014 Preferred Vendors List.

Thank-you for watching this episode of “Get Real”.

In this episode I talk about renovations and why you should use our 2014 Preferred Vendors List. Our 2014 Preffered Vendors List is a resource of plumbers, electricans, roofer, contractors, garbage companies, and handymen for small and large jobs.
If there are any categories you would like us to include, please let us know and we’ll do the research for you!

If you would like a copy of our vendors list, contact us and we will send it to you.

Kirby Chan

Get Real Episode 4 -TGI Friday – November 15, 2013

Today on this Episode of Get Real, you get to watch a Free Movie at Cineplex and a chance to make a Christmas difference for a family in need.

Cineplex Free Movie Day November 16, 2013

See a list of theatres near you.

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Contact our team for pickup or for our mailing address.

I want to thank the many people that have contributed.

Kirby Chan

Get Real Episode 3 – Community Events Wednesday – November 14, 2013

On today’s Episode of Get Real, I investigate a new Aquarium Attraction in Downtown Toronto and research the various Santa Claus Parades around town.

Here are the links to each of the attractions in this episode.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Toronto Santa Claus Parade

Markham Santa Claus Parade

Richmond Hill Santa Claus Parade

Newmarket Santa Claus Parade

Aurora Santa Under The Stars Parade

Thank-you for joining me for this episode. I hope to see you at the Aquarium and Parade this weekend!

Kirby Chan

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Get Real Episode 2 – Real Estate Story Wednesday – November 13, 2013

Today on this Episode of Get Real, I share a Real Estate Story about a unique multiple offer presentation last week.

In multiple offers, we have to think quick and act fast. Decisions need to be made in minutes.

Luckily we role play different situations with our clients so there are never any surprises.

A prepared and knowledgeable buyer beats an unprepared one every time.

Get Real Episode 1 – Technology Tuesday – November 12, 2013

Today we look at 2 high tech thermostats that will be more convenient and help you save money in the process.

More information about Nest & EverSense.

Nest Thermostat 

Most people leave the house at one temperature and forget to change it. So the Nest Learning Thermostat learns your schedule, programs itself and can be controlled from your phone. Teach it well and the Nest Thermostat can lower your heating and cooling bills up to 20%.EverSense Thermostat 

Is your schedule different today than it was yesterday? 
Going on vacation and want to save energy costs? 
Are you stuck in traffic or running errands on the way home from work? 
How can a smart thermostat accurately “learn” what your schedule will be with so many changes during your busy day? 
Let EverSense™ manage it for you! EverSense™ is easy to install and setup, start saving now!See 1000’s of homes for sale. Start your home search here.

 

Five Things That Can Sabotage Your Home Sale

Real estate is a world where every detail counts. You never know what a potential buyer may be looking for when they view your home and for that reason, you must ensure a flawless presentation each and every time you show your home. Follow these tips to ensure you are showing your home at its full potential.

Unwelcoming curb appeal

First impressions are critical. When a potential buyer arrives at your home, not only do you need to get them out of the car, you need to wow them into coming in. Messy yards, chipped exterior paint and unpolished landscaping will send buyers in the other direction. Poorly maintained yards generally indicate poorly maintained properties.

Un-finished touches

Never show a home that is not ready to be seen. Gutters must be free of debris, walls should be freshly painted and all repairs completed.  Homes should be exceptionally clean and free of dust and clutter. Take pride in your home. Show it at its absolute best so you can sell it for its full potential.

Smell

Unpleasant odours are one of the biggest turn-offs in home sales and can be responsible for either subconsciously or blatantly deterring potential buyers. Tobacco smoke, pet dander and food rank as the most offensive odours and cannot be masked with candles or spray perfumes. Odour trouble often calls for replacing carpeting, repainting walls, or hiring a professional.

Excessive personality

The saying is true. A little goes a long way. Potential buyers need to envision their families living in the home so you want to ensure your style does not prevent this. When staging your home, opt for neutral colours and remove personal items.

Know the market

Be realistic about your selling price to maximize your number of potential buyers. Home prices are dictated by the season, neighbourhood and market demand.

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