Archive for the 'Insider Secrets' Category

How Many Square Feet Is It Really?

The media has been making a big news story out of the case out west of a woman who claims that misrepresented square footage on a listing when she bought has cost her thousands of dollars. Now of course, I have my own opinions on this as you can guess but I’ll keep them to […]

How to Clean Dirty Window Tracks

My buyer clients know that in addition to my magical smelling powers, I also have an eagle eye for clues that tell us a lot about a home. One of my favourites is grimy and moldy window tracks. Ick. Sometimes, this is merely an indication of inadequate home maintenance but other times, it may be […]

Ever Wish You Could See Behind Walls?

I recently attended a home inspection conducted by Steve Lawson of Pillar To Post in which he used thermography. It was fascinating! Have a look at the pictures to see what he discovered. While no home inspector can see what is behind a wall or ceiling, thermal imaging cameras can detect temperatures variations often due […]

Insider’s Tip: Where to Watch Lightening in Collingwood

No, not at a council meeting although it can be stormy at times too. With the cold and rainy week we just had, it made me think of what my hubby and son do when there is a thunderstorm with lightening. While I race to hide under the covers, they rush out to the spit […]

Why do We ask Buyers About Themselves Before Arranging A Showing?

As REALTORS®, we are often asked, “when you call up a real estate salesperson or Broker to book a showing at a listing, why are you asked some questions about motivation, ownership, timing and name and address?  The answer is simple:  we need to get to know you before we show you property.  Typically, as a prospective buyer, you […]

Moving Checklist

GUEST POST by Chris McCormick Once a sale is firm, one of the ways we like to assist our clients is by sending them our handy ‘Moving Checklist.’  Essentially, this is a list of items that will need to be done between the time the house sells and the time you close the door for the […]

One of Grey County’s Best Kept Secrets: Hogg’s Falls

At any time of year, Hogg’s Falls is a beautiful and wild little paradise.  Situated amid a forest preserve, here the Boyne River tips over the edge of the escarpment at the southern edge of the Beaver Valley. While Hogg’s Falls is not nearly the largest waterfall in the area, it is one of the […]

Deodorize Your Home With Coffee

It is not uncommon that we need to deal with odours when selling a home.  Sometimes the smells come from smoke or pets, other times it is something rotting in a fridge, under a bed or simply stale air.  There is a pretty easy fix you might never have heard of. A few years ago, […]

Collingwood Living Is The Life For Me… and You?

Someone once said to me that everything she knew about the South Georgian Bay area, she knew from my blog.  Actually, I’ve had a number of people say that which gives me a little Dopamine thrill every time.  People also say that they seek to validate their idea of moving to the area through what […]

How Facebook Can Cost You The Sale of your Home

When you are in the process of selling a home for sale, you may be tempted to use social media to tell all your friends and acquaintances all about it.  This may include posting on Facebook, Twitter, your personal blog or any other form of public online communications.  Your personal network may help to source […]

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