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Why we still recommend staging, even in a Seller’s Market.

Posted on September 8, 2016 by Ben Sage in Selling, Staging, Woodstock Ontario Real Estate

  This is a guest post, by our team stager, Kelly Oliver, of Oliver Design & Associates. Visit her on Facebook! Mornings are getting a little cooler and the days a little shorter, kids are back to school and that all means September is here. September has always felt like a second January, a new […]

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Make Your Home a Hot Commodity This Winter!

Posted on December 8, 2014 by Ben Sage in Advice, House for Sale, Selling

Originally Posted on Realtor.com Although the holiday season can be a hectic time to show and sell your house, there are distinct advantages to staging and showing your home at this time of year – you have a chance to show your home at its very best, adorned with warmth and cheer that’s sure to […]

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Should I Stay, Or Should I Go?

Posted on October 27, 2014 by Ben Sage in Selling, Woodstock Ontario Real Estate

Deciding if you should sell your existing home is a tough decision. Many factors can influence your desire to upgrade, downgrade, crossgrade, or relocate.  A client conscious Realtor can help you decide if it’s a prime time to make a decision to sell/buy and help you hit the market at the right time! Here’s a […]

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Selling Your Home Without an Agent

Posted on October 14, 2014 by Ben Sage in Advice, Selling

  The main reason people sell their home privately without a real estate agent, is to save on costs. In a deal where there are no real estate agents involved, you could save a sales commission of up to 5% or 6% of the sale price. For a $300,000 home, that commission can add up […]

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Is your house one of 45 properties you can ONLY see by riding the RE/MAX balloon?

Posted on October 9, 2014 by Ben Sage in Selling

Most people are pretty smart. Some can read maps. Some can use apps to get directions to a place. Some can even drive to specific places without even looking at a map, or an app, or stopping at a gas station to ask for directions…. When buyers are out and about looking for homes to […]

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How to Stage a House for Selling

Posted on September 22, 2014 by Ben Sage in Advice, Selling, Staging, Woodstock Ontario Real Estate

Originally posted on www.mlrealtyne.com   Staging a home is increasingly important in this digital age we live in. With so many TV shows and websites all promoting perfectly coordinated rooms, Buyers tend to be less forgiving when viewing homes. The good news is you don’t have to be a professional stager to add value to […]

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10 Top Paint Colours to Sell Your Home

Posted on September 15, 2014 by Ben Sage in Advice, Selling

First impressions are everything when selling your home. A buyer may ask questions about house maintenance, the condition of your appliances or the quality of your neighborhood and schools, but these factors pale in comparison to the feeling a buyer gets the first time he or she steps into your home. If you want to sell […]

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What a Buyer is Thinking While Viewing Your Home

Posted on July 7, 2014 by Ben Sage in Selling

Ask any good salesperson for an effective selling technique and he’ll probably say something like, “Understand the buyer. Try to figure out what she’s thinking.” That’s good advice for you to consider when you’re putting your home up for sale. You need to imagine what a buyer will be thinking while viewing your property, so you […]

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Disclose Problems You Know About When Selling Your Home

Posted on June 16, 2014 by Ben Sage in Advice, Selling

Buyer beware, or Caveat Emptor, is a phrase used to describe the outcome when you buy something and later find a problem with it. In plain English it means tough luck — you’re buying the thing ‘as is’ with all the defects in it. In some cases involving the purchase of a house, it’s not […]

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5 Unexpected Things that Home Buyers Want to See

Posted on December 17, 2013 by Ben Sage in Selling

If you’re planning on putting your home on the market, you probably know the basics of what buyers want to see. Clean and uncluttered rooms. Comfortable living room. Functional and spacious kitchen. Bright, modern bathrooms. However, there are some things that today’s buyers are looking for that you might not have considered. Here’s the rundown: […]

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