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Selling Your Property? - How Much Work Does It Need? - 09/26/11 05:55 PM
Here's an article from Toronto realtor Heather Hadden. You may be tempted to spend lots of money getting the house perfect, but if you are not going to get back the money, then it is literally money down the drain. Even so, you may have put up with a faulty front door for months, but a potential buyer isn't going to want to. So if anything isn't working properly, then make sure you replace it if you can't mend it. Limit repairs to those that can be seen, give your property a cosmetic face lift to appeal to buyers, though important (1 comments)
Is The Canadian Economic Circumstances - Strong? - 09/23/11 08:59 AM
I have been thinking about Canadian economy in the last few days and my thoughts are brilliantly summarized in this article by Jay Banks below. The days of dilemmas and financial slowdown are finished; there is no reason for us to worry anymore, or is there? This is not the position we are in and now the Canadian economy is facing more problems than the average person first thought. The Bank of Canada predicts that the fall in economic growth is going to be a short-term problem and that the second half will be represented by more rapid growth. The bank (3 comments)
Brighten Up! - 09/21/11 08:24 AM
Toronto realtor Julie Kinnear wrote an interesting article about interior lighting - here it is.
Resources are tight nowadays, so many people are looking at ways to cut their costs and becoming more energy efficient. Regardless of why you want to cut bills there are several straightforward ways to improve energy efficiency and at the same time save you money. Occasionally, you may realize that your home is too dark in the evening. Even though you light up all the lamps and crank them up at full power, you plainly can’t see as well as you’d find a comfortable level. (0 comments)
Most important apps - 09/14/11 06:32 AM
In the same way Web and Internet invaded the world of real estate in 90's, social networks reshaped it in the first decade of this century, and now smartphones recombined all we know about marketing and networking. There are hardly any realtors who do not use smartphones in some way, however only few systematically utilize the large range of their functions. To help you start with, here are some most important applications you should try: Most important apps for realtors: IDXpressions TourNarrator AgentFeedback AroundMe Local apps: Most important Toronto apps: The Best of Toronto, by Baffled by Travel (2010/2011 edition) The (3 comments)
List of funny real estate commercials - 09/13/11 08:04 AM
Can be realtors funny? Or better to say - are realtors able to make jokes? Running through the list of 13 funniest real estate commercials, I start to believe that - no! If this is the best kind of wit we can offer to the world, than...Well, the Old Spice Realtor was perfect, but come on, that was just spoof. What do you think, can't we make a really funny real estate commercial? Do you know any? (1 comments)
The most expensive listing in Calgary - 09/12/11 04:40 AM
As Calgary Realtor David Tsegai informs, 44 Aspen Ridge Heights SW is currently the most expensive house in Calgary. This fairy-tale French Country Castle has 14500 square feet, five bedrooms (and five 'bedrooms' for cars) are the core, but this house offers much more, all the luxury you can imagine. Read more on David's site. (1 comments)
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