Staging & Selling Montreal West Island Homes

Real Estate Sales Representative - RE/MAX ROYAL (JORDAN) INC. / Tanya Nouwens Inc. - E8107
Yup, that’s right. Your buyer is a detective. In fact, all buyers are.They’ve watched Holmes on Homes, listened to the Jon Eakes radio show and gone blurry-eyed from hours spent in front of HGTV.They’ve lost themselves in the glorious rabbit hole that is Houzz, gone to Home Depot workshops and go...
While last month I wrote about the larger Montreal real estate market and specifically September’s results, this time I’ll focus more specifically on the Montreal West Island real estate market. The chart below shows the West Island* results for the third quarter of 2012 compared to the third qua...
If you’re from out of town, you may need a primer on “Montreal Real Estate Speak.”  Ask any Canadian – we do things a bit differently here in Montreal.  French has infiltrated English, and English has infiltrated French, and most of us love it.   Here are a few common expressions and translations...
I wanted to share a few home staging before and afters from a Montreal home staging project we did last week for a condo in N.D.G. These shots were taken quickly with my iPhone so the quality is not great, but the results are still there. (I always hire a professional photographer when it is my o...
Perhaps I have no business at all writing this. Perhaps it’s just laziness that has kept me from blogging about parades, garbage pick-up, every local restaurant, and craft fairs in my area. Perhaps it is my frugality that has kept me from wanting widespread syndication of our MLS listings, and fe...
As a Montreal real estate broker, I’m often asked, “How’s the Montreal real estate market doing, Tanya?” If I was bluffing or had my head in the sand, I’d say, “Great!”  But I don’t bluff and the sand gets in my eyes. If I was a pessimist, I’d say, “Terrible.” But my glass is always half-full. In...
It is telling that these days the majority of calls I get for Montreal home staging come in the form of home stagers looking for work.  I know home staging in Montreal has yet to really kick off.  We Montrealers are not at all impressed with, nor do we feel the need to follow, what our fellow cit...
I've been working with buyers for a couple of months now, a lovely couple merging two families.  I spent many Sunday mornings with them touring Montreal West Island homes for sale, looking at comparables, discussing neighbourhoods vs price vs features. We had an appointment scheduled on Monday to...
OK, I'll confess: That title was a shameless effort to grab your attention because I need your advice on something. I have a potential client who will be listing his house in the next few months.  He's asked me to do a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA).  I do a two-step CMA with the first step be...
Here's a rare one: fully renovated, updated, high-end but affordable Canadiana home for sale in beautiful Baie d'Urfé, Quebec, on a child safe-crescent. Located within walking distance of German, French and English schools, this home features four bedrooms upstairs plus one in the basement, and a...

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