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Tuesday, October 24, 2023   /   by Evelyn Lopes

Fall Home Maintenance Guide: Cozy Home, Happy Life!

As the leaves begin to turn and the air gets a little crisper, it's the perfect time to transition your home for fall. Think of your home as a dear friend - it deserves some regular care and attention to stay cozy and inviting. In this blog post, we're going to take you through your October Monthly Home Maintenance Checklist. These small tasks may seem like a chore, but trust us, they'll make a big difference in the long run.

Clean Up the Yard for Winter ??
As the season changes, it's essential to prepare your yard for the colder months. Rake up those fallen leaves, trim back overgrown bushes, and store away any summer furniture or equipment. It'll not only make your yard look tidy but also help prevent damage from winter weather.

Tidy and Store Seasonal Items ??
Flower pots, garden tools, and other seasonal items can clutter up your outdoor space. Clean them up, store them properly, and consider organizing your shed or storage area. It'll make finding things next spring a ! ...

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Friday, September 1, 2023   /   by Evelyn Lopes

Top 7 Tips To Attract the Best Offers for Your Home

Not long ago, home sellers were in their heyday, as historically-low mortgage rates triggered a real estate buying frenzy. However, the Bank of Canada shut down the party when it began raising interest rates last year.1 
Now, it’s not as simple to sell a home. While pandemic-era homebuyers were racing the clock—trying to lock in a low mortgage rate and gain a foothold in the market—current buyers are much more discerning. Higher prices and mortgage rates have pushed their limits of affordability, leading them to prioritize cost, condition, and overall value.
The reality is, home inventory remains low, so most properties will still sell with some basic prep, the right price, and a good real estate agent. But owners who go the extra mile are more likely to sell faster and for a higher amount.
If you have plans to sell your home and want to net the most money possible, this list is for you. Here are our top seven strategies to attract the best offers and maximi; ...

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Tuesday, July 18, 2023   /   by Evelyn Lopes- Klarine

Overcoming 5 Key Roadblocks to Selling Your Home in Toronto's GTA Communities

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Are you struggling to attract buyer attention and sell your home in the thriving Toronto GTA market? If so, it's crucial to identify and address potential obstacles that may be hampering your efforts.
In a recently published YouTube video, we discuss the five common roadblocks homeowners often encounter when trying to sell their properties. You can find this video on our You Tube Channel- The Evelyn Lopes Realty Team.
This blog post will expand on these insights to help you better navigate the home selling process.
Limited Access to Your Home 
The first major pitfall we discuss in the video is the issue of limited access. A common mistake many sellers make is not providing sufficient opportunities for potential buyers to view their homes. The mantra to remember here is simple: Limited access equals limited exposure. If you restrict viewing times excessively, you significantly reduce your property's exposure to prospective buyers, which ...

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Monday, May 29, 2023   /   by Evelyn Lopes- Klarine

WORK FROM HOME OFFICE SET UP FOR PRODUCTIVITY AND STYLE

Work From Home Bliss: Creating Your Dream Home Office

In a rapidly changing world, remote work has become the new normal for many individuals, offering flexibility, freedom, and a chance to redefine the traditional notions of work-life balance.
Are you finding yourself navigating the challenges of working from home? Well, you're not alone! With an increasing number of people working remotely full time or even just a couple of days a week, juggling family, kids, pets, and partners all under the same roof, it's time to transform your existing space and create the ultimate home office. And here's the best part: in this blog, we'll be exploring affordable ways to incorporate an office space into your home, while making it functional, aesthetically pleasing, and perfectly tailored to your needs. Whether you're a seasoned remote worker or new to the remote work scene, this blog is your go-to resource for navigating the challenges and embracing the opportunities that come with working r ...

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023   /   by Evelyn Lopes- Klarine

How to Prep Your Home for a Last Minute Showing: 10 Quick tips for success

How to Prep Your Home for a Last Minute Showing:
10 Quick tips for success
Picture this: it's a beautiful weekend afternoon, and you and your family are enjoying a relaxing day at home. But suddenly, your realtor calls and says they have a last-minute showing scheduled in just 15 minutes! Panic sets in as you realize your home isn't quite ready for a viewing. Don't worry, though – with these quick tips, you can prep your home for a last-minute showing and make a great impression on potential buyers.
Selling your home can be a stressful time, but with a few quick tips, you can make your home look its best for a last-minute showing. Imagine the scenario where you are relaxing with your family, and suddenly the phone rings with a realtor coming over to show your home in the next 15 minutes. It's time to take action!
Here are 10 quick tips to prep your home for a last-minute showing:
1. Pick up any clutter lying around and put it in a storage bin or closet. A clutter-free h ...

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