Home Staging Tips!

 

The Do’s and Don’ts of Preparing your Home to Sell

by Maxine Foldiak

The first thing you should do when starting to prepare your home to sell is to DE-CLUTTER! There is nothing worse than walking into a room and not knowing where to look. This rule applies to both furniture and objects. A mantle above a fireplace should only have 3 to 5 items at most, unless it’s a multitude of small picture frames or certain valuable pieces that one may have collected over time. Your life doesn’t need to be on display. I suggest having a garage sale, this will help you not only de-clutter your current home, but it will allow you to trim down ahead of a move. People need to be able to envision themselves living in your home, and if you live in chaos and clutter, it is very hard for people to see past all that mess. Getting rid of items throughout a home that either don’t belong within the space or items that do not serve a purpose will allow for a better viewing experience and hopefully will allow for you to sell your home quickly.

Number two is to neutralize the palette of the home. In some cases, people love a vibrant blue dining room paired with a ruby red bedroom and a powder room covered in floral wallpaper. But when selling your home, you want to appeal to more than a few potential buyers.  And yes, people say that a little paint can fix anything and as a designer I very much agree. When you are selling you want people to walk in and remember how amazing the finishes were, how beautiful the original wood work is, the original moldings that carry throughout, the hardwood floors and large tiles, the size of the rooms etc.…Unfortunately, many people cannot see past the aesthetics of a home and they harp on things that can easily be changed.  It is your job as the homeowner to help showcase your house in the best light.  If you have a neutral palette that carries throughout the home, people will focus more on the character of the home and the things that truly matter.

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What’s going on in Montreal Real Estate?

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Price Reduction & Open House!

 

Bright and sunny family home in Côte-des-neiges

Recently renovated with an open concept floor plan. A spacious multi-level patio, in-ground pool, and large green space make for a perfect private oasis. The luxurious master bedroom has a walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom which has marble heated floors, a soaking tub, glass-enclosed shower, double vanity. The 3 other bedrooms share a recently renovated family bathroom.

The finished basement makes a perfect playroom and includes a full bathroom, laundry room and plenty of storage space. Large heated garage with extra room for storage and 2 additional driveway spots.

4565 Av. Montclair, Cote-des-neiges

Asking Price$899,000

 

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Your Fall 2018 Market Guide

Your Guide to the Montreal Market

How do you stack the cards in your favour in this sellers market? What are the most important things to remember when preparing your home to sell? My fall market report has you covered. Browse through this info-packed guide, and as always, contact me should you have any further questions or want to discuss your real estate goals.

 

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Price Reduction & Open House!

 

Renovated Home in the Heart of Old Hampstead

Beautifully appointed and completely renovated single family home on over 9,000 sqft of land in old Hampstead. The ground floor offers a large eat-in kitchen and adjoining butler pantry and powder room- perfect for entertaining! The upstairs has four bedrooms, family room, and two full bathrooms. The master suite has a large walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with separate shower and tub.

The basement has a separate laundry room, playroom, powder room and an art studio with heated floors. The home has a single car garage but has the potential to easily extend the garage and create a mudroom connecting it to the home.

5690 Queen Mary Road, Hampstead

Asking Price$1,759,000

 

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Sunday August 26 from 2-4pm

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New Listing! Beautiful NDG Rental

 

Available September 1st!

Welcome to Manoir Monkland. This two bedroom top floor, corner unit is located in the heart of Monkland village. Spacious and bright. Newly renovated bathroom, kitchen, new hardwood floors, wall mounted A/C and fireplace. Parking #14 and Locker #5 included. No pets allowed. No smoking allowed.

5860 Av. de Monkland, NDG Unit 405

Rent: $2000

 

Great Neighbourhood

In close proximity to the metro, Monkland Village, local childcare services, grocery stores, and a great community center. This rental is a must-see!
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Why I Work by Referrals

Carly Fridman smiling while signing paperwork

As a real estate broker, I not only have the privilege of assisting you with one of your most precious assets but also helping you find a place to call your own personal sanctuary. I don’t take a transactional approach to sales. You are not another sold sign – I believe as a trusted and valued client you deserve more. My business has been as successful as it has because of clients like you. I deliver exceptional service by dedicating my time to activities that benefit you most. I devote myself to serving the needs of my clients before, during and after each sale.

A huge component of my long-term success relies on satisfied clients and the referrals that those satisfied clients bring. If someone you know is looking to sell or buy a home, I would be happy to provide them with the same expert advice and service you received. That is why my relationship with you is more important than the transaction. I aim to exceed your expectations. I am always just a phone call away if you have any questions or concerns about your home or the market in general. Remember, I’m never too busy for your referrals! Please don’t ever hesitate to give out my coordinates.

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Beautiful Condos on rue Dorion

1213 rue Dorion, Ville-Marie

Asking Price: $269,000

Top floor one bedroom condo unit with private terrace and balcony. Building and unit completely renovated in 2011. Prime location, steps from the village & 5 mins from Old Montreal. Easy access to the highway & bridges.

1215 rue Dorion, Ville-Marie

Asking Price: $359,000

Unique condo spread over 2 floors. This 2 bedroom unit is perfect for entertaining. Bamboo floors throughout the upstairs. Large renovated bathroom. The second bedroom is sizeable and the master bedroom has a generous balcony. Open concept living, dining and kitchen with modern finishing and concrete heated floors. The unit also has a large and private backyard. Situated in a prime location, steps from the village and 5 minutes from Old Montreal. Easy access to the highway and bridges. Situated steps from the Papineau Metro making it only minutes from the centre of downtown.




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Unique Design

Exposed beams and stones give the space a unique, eye-catching character. Well-placed lighting brightens the space and accentuates the already large living area.


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New Listing!


Fully renovated rental steps from Downtown

Le Drummond en Haut. Situated in the Golden Square Mile steps from Downtown shops & dinning, Concordia & McGill University, Mount Royal & Cartier des Spectacle. 24hr doorman, rooftop pool, & beautiful views. Minutes from hospitals & public transportation. Fully renovated & bright 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms condo with wrap-around balcony. 1 Garage and 1 locker.

3455 Drummond apt. 406, Ville-Marie
Rent: 2,300$
Available: August 1, 2018


Spacious Wrap-around Balcony

Sit back, relax, and get some fresh air while enjoying this huge wrap-around balcony overlooking Montreal. A perfect spot to host company, enjoy a meal, or settle down with a great book.


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