Author: Kylie Davis

Seven top tips for a sale in the Fall

The property market’s most motivated buyers come out for the Fall. The tyre-kickers who love the spring and summer selling seasons are gone by the time evenings become cooler and the leaves begin to turn. Fall buyers have usually thought carefully about their future over the summer months, so they’re serious and focused but tend…
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Nine easy ideas to enhance security in your home

Ensuring the security of your home not only gives you peace of mind but adds to the overall impression of the property when you decide the time has come to sell. Owners who have applied security solutions to their home always find a favorable response from buyers. They’ll often comment during inspections on the various…
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8 ways to create sidewalk appeal

There are no second chances when it comes to making a first impression – that’s why street appeal is so important. A fantastic first impression on a buyer will shape everything else that follows.  As your agent, I have seen many buyers set their hearts on a property from the moment they see it –…
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7 reasons why it’s worth investing in a property video

More and more people selling their homes are investing in 3D and video tours of their home to attract buyer interest. These technology alternatives have not replaced inspections but become valuable additional strategies to attract more buyers and to save buyers and their agents more time. Your 3D or video strategy will attract prospective buyers…
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Five tips for remodeling a kitchen before sale

Once you’ve decided to sell your property, focus always falls on potential remodeling projects to get the highest price. Arguably, the kitchen is the area of the home that influences buyers most. If yours is looking a little worn, then you may consider a small investment to maximize the value of your property. When upgrading…
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Tips for selling with kids

We all love our kids. But let’s be honest, it’s a lot of work juggling the demands of small people when you put your home on the market.  But rather than simply hoping it all works out okay and then finding yourself completely losing your cool (it’s been known to happen!), here’s my guide to…
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Why you should sell before you buy

It’s the great real estate question – should I buy before I sell? The answer – probably! If you’re somebody who’ll get cold sweats at night because you’ve doubled your debt with a bridging loan to buy a new home before selling the current one, then don’t do it.  Peace of mind has a real…
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14 mistakes to avoid when you downsize

Downsizing your property is often regarded as a logical and practical lifestyle change but it can also be an emotional experience.  It signals a new phase in your life but can also represent the end of what used to be. Turning your back on a family home of decades can be upsetting. Motivations to downsize…
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How to start a property portfolio

Building a property portfolio is a great way to build your wealth. Here, we outline the most common approaches. Know your Motivation: Building a property portfolio is not a small undertaking. It comes with calls on your time, money and focus. Be sure you know why you’re doing it. For example, are you trying to…
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7 reasons to choose a bamboo floor

Few facets of a home have a bigger impact than beautiful wooden flooring. It offers a flowing, rich beauty that gives each room a sense of belonging to the rest of the home. With interior designers now preaching the values of nature and wellbeing in the home, wooden floors are a healthy alternative to carpet…
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