keller williams: Open House on Marble Crescent February 19th - 02/18/17 11:43 AM
You are invited to our open house on Sunday, February 19th from 2-4pm.
Come visit our beautiful townhouses in Rockland. Our starting price is $249,900 and the homes include hardwood on the main floor, ceramic in the kitchen, foyer and bathrooms. We also include 5 appliances in our price. These beautiful townhouses can still be customized to your specifications. There are many options to choose from. 
The other nice option is that the eavestrough are also included in our price. The front and back yard are sodded (no need to try to grow grass) and the driveway is paved.
Here are a few of the kitchens … (6 comments)

keller williams: Warmer weekend - time to look at homes - 02/17/17 08:26 PM
The weather in Ottawa seems to be getting a little warmer! Looks like the weather will be perfect to start looking at homes. Why not add our Open house to your list of possibilities. 
We are hosting an open house on Sunday at 2321 Marble in Morris Village. These brand new homes have a lot of nice features that are standard. Hardwood on the main floor, ceramic in the kitchen, foyer and all bathrooms, AND you also get 5 appliances included in our price. 

Address: 2321 Marble Crescent
Date: February 19, 2017
Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm

Follow the signs off Laurier Street (near the church) and … (2 comments)

keller williams: Oh where oh where did my contractor go? - 02/16/17 07:12 AM
We hear the stories all the time. I hired a contractor, gave them a big deposit, they came in and did a bit of work, then asked for more money and then.... nothing!! The "contractor" can never be reached again. You are out of money with a messy house and nothing is being done. 
There are even television shows that talk about how contractors take the money and run. In my experience, not every contractor is like that. There are many great ones out there. You just need to be able to ask the right questions. 

Make sure you ask the right … (0 comments)

keller williams: You don't need a realtor, your lawyer can do the same thing - 02/13/17 02:19 PM
I was at a party the other day and I overheard someone say "Why did you hire a Realtor? All the Realtors do is put it up and MLS and that's it, you can just use a lawyer instead."
I was actually VERY surprised to hear someone say that. This person is someone who does work in the Real Estate industry! It would be interesting to hear from a lawyer to see if they would be able to do the things we do as Realtors. I agree, we all need the lawyers for the transactions but I have never seen or heard … (1 comments)

keller williams: Can Social Media help with the sale of your home? - 02/09/17 07:35 AM
Selling your home requires a lot of effort.  Most Realtors will put your home on the MLS system and do some other types of advertising. Why and how can social media help sell my home? We all know that a lot of people are on Social media sites to browse and search.
Is having your home advertised on Social media worth the time? Let's look at the numbers:
- Facebook has over 1.86 billion active users
- Instagram has 600 million users
- YouTube is the second largest engine
- Twitter has over 500 million tweets per day
- SnapChat has 100 million active daily users … (1 comments)

keller williams: Ottawa Real Estate Stats are out for January 2017 - 02/08/17 06:45 AM
The Ottawa Real Estate Board just released the stats for January 2017. It looks like January is off to a very good start. We have 11.5% more transactions than last year. If you are thinking of buying a home, this is a great time to get into the market. A lot of people are putting their house up on the market now, so it gives you a bit more of an advantage as many home buyers are waiting for the "Spring Market". Why wait, this is a great time to start your home search, you never know, your dream home might … (0 comments)

keller williams: Are mortages confusing? Not if you talk to the right people - 02/03/17 11:04 AM
Buying a home in today's market has a lot of steps. Getting a mortgage is one of those steps. Where do you start? Who do you talk to? Is doing research online sufficient? And these are just a few of the questions we get asked very often. 
Why not talk to someone who does this for a living. You can talk to a Real Estate Agent or a Mortgage Broker to get all your questions answered. Specially when it comes to mortgages, there are so many questions that often go unanswered. 
Keep you to date with more tips for buying or selling a … (0 comments)

keller williams: So when do I get the keys to my new house? - 02/02/17 09:12 AM
You bought a new house a few months ago. The completion date is TODAY! Everybody is excited but no one knows when you can get the keys to your new home. This is a question we get on a regular basis. Make sure you don't get the movers waiting at 9:00am! 

The keys are usually not exchanged until later in the day. If you are lucky you could potentially get the keys earlier but I would not count on it. 
Do you want to keep getting these tips, simply subscribe to my YouTube channel today! 

keller williams: Who's in for a new kitchen? - 02/01/17 07:12 AM
Spring is in the air and it's time to start looking for a new home. The following are a few of the available kitchens by C H Clement kitchen. Which one would you prefer? These stunning townhouses are being built in Morris Village of Rockland. The base price starts at $239,900 with hardwood on the main floor, ceramic in the kitchen, foyer & bathrooms. The other nice feature is that you get 5 appliances included in the price! 
These are just a few samples of the kitchens available in Rockland. You can visit for all the details.

keller williams: Is 20% down still required? - 01/24/17 05:32 AM
It's time to start your home search but you're not sure if you have enough of a downpayment. Some people still think they need 20% as a downpayment to buy their dream home. Don't let that stop you! 
Of course if you have 20% down you will be saving on the CMHC fees and your mortgage payments will be lower. Don't let that stop you because if you wait until you have the 20% down, the house prices will likely have gone up, you have paid rent (and you'll never get that money back) and it could take a very long time … (0 comments)

keller williams: What about the mortgage application - 01/20/17 07:34 AM
Most Home buyers will need a mortgage. Let's face it, not too many people have a few hundred thousand dollars sitting in their bank account. I wish I did! 
So it's always a good idea to get pre-approved before shopping for your dream home. You will need to get a mortgage application filled out. Guy Bourque from the Royal Bank goes into more details about the mortgage application process. Take a look! 
Feel free to share this video, it might help someone! 

keller williams: Can the pets stay for the showings? - 01/19/17 05:18 AM
As a pet owner, you love all of your pets. Unfortunately, not every buyer loves pets as much as you do. If you have pets in your home and you are trying to sell your home, it might be a good idea to remove the pets during the showings. 
The pets can be a bit of a distraction during showings. The pet lovers may be paying more attention to your pets than your home. The ones that do not own pets might be turned off by the fact you own pets. It's always a good idea to let the buyers come through … (2 comments)

keller williams: Should you buy a home or wait? - 01/17/17 07:32 AM
THIS is one of the biggest questions we get as Realtors. Many people are afraid to pull the trigger and make a move! It is a very difficult question to answer on the spot. There are so many variables, however if you are thinking about it, there is a good chance you are ready now! 
If you are not sure if this is the right time, make sure to give us a call. We can sit down with you and explain the entire home buying process to make sure you are ready!
You can also get my 14 tips to buying a home on … (0 comments)

keller williams: December 2016 Stats for the Ottawa Real Estate market - 01/10/17 06:50 AM
The Ottawa Real Estate Board has released their stats for December 2016. What do you think happened in December and all of 2016? When you look at the numbers it was a very good year for the Ottawa Real Estate market.  
Real Estate is all about the location. The overall statistics are a good indication of what is happening in the city. We all know that if one area of the city is booming, it doesn't mean that the entire city s booming. The Ottawa Real Estate market is very local, so if you, or anyone you know, would like a … (0 comments)

keller williams: Water in your basement is not a good idea - 11/30/16 07:11 AM
Water infiltration in your basement is not something you can ignore. When you first notice an issue, make sure you remedy the issue as soon as possible. This might sound costly, but if you wait it will cost you more in the long run. Fixing it at the first sign is the best way to handle it. 
 Turning a blind eye on the situation will NOT make it go away. Sometimes the problem can be a quick fix, so why not take care of it before it's too late. Buyers do expect a clean, dry basement. Potential buyers might be turned off if they … (0 comments)

keller williams: Last open house in 2016 for our Rockland townhouses - 11/26/16 12:41 PM
If you have been waiting to come see the townhouses in Rockland, then you better hurry because tomorrow is out last Open House until net year.  
All of our townhouses have been sold and clients are moving in. We only have one left to show you but the clients are moving in next week. You can come visit us on Sunday between 2:00-4:00pm.
Date: November 27, 2016
Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm
Address: 2329 Marble Crescent
Follow the signs from Laurier Street in Rockland (near the church) and you can't miss it. We only have a few units left for early Spring so you better hurry! 

keller williams: It's time to get some lights on - 11/24/16 11:24 AM
Whether we like it or not, winter is coming. With the winter months come shorter days. This means that it gets dark earlier. As a home owner we always want to save money on electricity We all the know what the cost of electricity is here in Ottawa. If your house is for sale and you are getting visits, make sure that all of your lights are on for the visits. 

Having your lights on to showcase your home will make it more appealing to the potential buyers.
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keller williams: Is a bungalow in your future? - 11/15/16 05:33 AM
Time to move to a bungalow? Then you want to make sure you come visit this beautiful home on Sunday! This one has it all! 

You will be impressed as soon as you get to this beautiful home. Pride of ownership prevails throughout the entire home. From the open concept, recently updated kitchen, to the large dining room and bright living room, this home is a must see. Come see for yourself why this home should be your new home! 
Date: November 20, 2016
Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm
Address: 1279 Bouvier
Here is a quick preview of this amazing home! 

Stop in at 1279 Bouvier … (1 comments)

keller williams: Why I went back to Keller Williams - 11/09/16 01:12 AM
A few months ago, our company/franchise (Keller Williams Ottawa Realty) was acquired by a National brand. It was a shock and a surprise for all of us at KWO. We were close to 300 agents and from one day to the next were switched brands. 
The new brand was fine, no issues, great brand, great tools, same management team, and even a few new faces that were very professional and good at what they do. What happens when you have been working at a Brokerage for almost 8 years and then things change? 
What I did was sit back, continue running my Real … (2 comments)

keller williams: Clean your driveway in winter - 02/23/16 12:09 AM
How difficult can it be to clean your driveway when you are selling your home. I was showing a house to a client the other day and the homeowner had not cleared his driveway from the snowstorm. We had 51.2cm (or 20 inches) of snow come down on our city. A new record for snowfall was broken for the most amount of snow. Let's just say that we did not start off on the right foot for our showing. Our boots were full of snow because we had to jump the snowbank, walking through the snow and finally getting to the … (0 comments)

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