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SUCCESSFUL VIRTUAL AND EXCLUSIVE SALE

There is no status quo right now in any industry. In real estate, we are pivoting and providing lots of unique options to our Ottawa selling clients. In this case, our clients chose our exclusive option. This allowed us to actively market the property but not have it on the MLS. The seller only wanted very qualified buyers coming through the […]

OTTAWA MARKET UPDATE: APRIL 2020

 These past 8 weeks have been challenging for everyone. Trying to home school, run a business, and keep everyone happy has been a challenge! My two boys have been pretty good but they are over it. My little guy Austin calls this a fire drill. He keeps asking “Daddy when is the fire drill […]

SELLING IN OUR NEW NORMAL

Marketing: The proper marketing of your home has never been more important. We need to get your home exposed to as many people as possible online. We have added in services to make this happen. This additional exposure will help you maximize your sale price. Virtual Staging: We have been working on a new process […]

WHY IT MATTERS WHO YOU WORK WITH!

The subject homes in this case study were almost identical.  They are the exact same Red Oak model by Tartan. They are right across the street from each other. Upgrades were similar. The houses were essentially the same value. Difference: $14,157 Why it matters who you work with! It is tempting to save money on […]

THE FUTURE IMPACTS OF COVID-19 ON THE OTTAWA HOUSING MARKET

Local Economy We are fortunate to live in Ottawa with so many solid and secure public service jobs. This will help us recover faster than other market centres across the country. We are not however going to be immune to this unprecedented situation. It seems as if what first looked like a matter of weeks is now looking […]

OTTAWA MARKET UPDATE: MARCH 2020

March 2020 will be a month none of us will forget. The speed at which this virus has taken over has been astonishing.  I was in the process of interviewing potential candidates to join our team early in the month. Two weeks later the majority of our clients put their real estate needs on hold. […]

NEW BUILD OR RESALE – WHAT IS THE BEST CHOICE FOR YOU?

  Nothing is more exciting than a house-hunting trip to find your next home. Whether you want a single, condo or town there are so many styles and varieties of homes to choose. We often don’t think about whether we want a newly-constructed home or a resale. We often just jump on the internet and […]

HOME STAGING 101 – JUST THE FACTS

Your home is one of the biggest investments in your lifetime. Home staging will help you get a better return on your money. Most buyers are looking for a move-in ready home and home staging helps them visualize this instantly. Besides, it makes your home look like a model home without you having to lift […]

OTTAWA MARKET UPDATE: FEBRUARY 2020

OTTAWA MARKET UPDATE FEBRUARY 2020 The market is B-A-N-A-N-A-S!  Was trying to think of a more eloquent word but bananas seems to fit here. Here are three reasons why: Prices in our residential-class properties are up 21% Prices in condo class are also up 21% Over 58% of homes are selling for above their asking price (feels […]

OTTAWA MARKET UPDATE: JANUARY 2020

OTTAWA MARKET UPDATE JANUARY 2020 We have talked quite a bit about inventory in the past few months or the lack thereof. Right now this is the Ottawa real estate market’s biggest challenge. There were only 1082 properties that came for sale in January 2020. That is about 50% less than the average. Then you […]