selling your home Tag

Well it's closing day and it's with mixed emotions that we say goodbye to our first home. I actually can't believe the day has finally come. When we moved in all those years ago, I thought this would be our forever home. However things change, and certain chapters must come to an end. But I do remember looking for this house though and how excited we were. At the time, we were told by countless people to look for, and read the reviews of professionals similar to these top real estate agents in Toronto so we had the best chance of

We are less than 2 weeks till moving day and I just need to get a few things off my chest. Do you ever notice how websites always show photos of happy, smiling families packing boxes as they are preparing for moving day?? In preparation for writing this post, I did some Googling to find these images and I can assure you that these people do not exist in reality. They are a figment of some marketing executive's imagination somewhere. Anyone who has ever attempted to pack away a toddler's play room full of toys while he is screaming "I don't

Ugh! Home owners can be so frustrating! Don't get me wrong, it's TOTALLY understandable to be emotionally attached to your house, but seriously - Pricing a home for sale is a science. You can't just arbitrarily pick a number that you want to sell for just BECAUSE. These things have to be based in reality. Lot size, square footage, how many upgrades you've put in, comparable properties in the neighbourhood and their past sale prices - these are all things that you have to keep in mind when setting the right price for your home if you expect to sell. If you've

So in between all the property hunting, we've been busy prepping our place for sale. Now after several weeks of painting, carpeting, cleaning and de-cluttering, it's nice to be able to say that our house is officially on the market! It's been a long and laborious process, but we made it to the finish line. All the papers have been signed and submitted so we should hit MLS by sometime tomorrow - just in time for the weekend! Wish us luck. :-) We've got to give an extra special thank you to Mari Blair of StageFright who did an absolutely fantastic job