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“IT’S A JUNGLE IN THERE!”- A GUIDE TO TASTEFUL GREENERY

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If you’re trying to sell your home, your choice in plants and their position within your space may, believe it or not, push the less plant-minded potential homebuyers out the door. At the same time, if selected and positioned carefully, plants can take your space to the next level! So here is your guide to tasteful greenery or the do’s and don’ts of home horticulture.

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Social Media: Using Video

The truth is, video marketing (as in having professional videos done) can be very costly and from an economical stand point, it doesn’t make much sense. Videos can cost anywhere from 300-2000 depending on quality, and that is a large amount to invest in all your listings. However, on that million dollar listing, it may be something to consider. However, you should keep in mind that today’s post is all about making some great videos the DIY free way (meaning free!).

Once again, just as in the previous post on Photo apps, there are many video apps, but I am only going to touch upon my two favourite DIY apps – Instagram and Hyperlapse (both the same company, but different purposes).

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Social Media: Using Photo Apps for Real Estate

There are hundreds of apps that you could potentially use for sharing photos on social media, but I personally haven’t used all of them (I’ve used lots though). I am, however, going to share some of my favorites.

Firstly, I want to start off by saying that I highly recommend you take advantage of your smartphone with these apps, because it will give you more authenticity, it will allow people to connect with you on a more personal level, and people are generally more interested in posts that involve pictures or video (especially ones that look good).

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Social Media: Scheduling Posts

Post numéro deux. Maybe you are already coming back for more, maybe this is the first post your reading, and maybe after this, you’ll never want to read another post of mine again. But that’s all for you to find out in this post’s topic on scheduling social media posts.

Carrying over from the previous post in the series, social media can be a lot of work. It is, infact, a full-time job for many people, and your first job as realtor is understandably and obviously real estate. Social media is just a part of your marketing tactic. Thankfully, some wonderful people have realized this and have provided us with excellent solutions to setup posts now to be shared in the future.

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WHY YOU NEED TO START USING VIDEO

Having videos curated can have a multitude of advantages. It can help you sell your listing and it can help attract new clients. You can also provide educational videos proving your expertise, and you can do short -pieces on specific communities….According to an Australian Real Estate Group, real estate listings that include a video receive 403% more inquiries than those without.

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Cottage Country in Your Own Backyard

No budget for a recreational home? No problem! A backyard oasis will expand your living space and provide a getaway experience right where you are. Many savvy homeowners are foregoing the costs of purchasing, furnishing and maintaining a second home, by creating outdoor living rooms just outside the back door! And one of the biggest advantages is zero travel time to your staycation destination.

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The Day You Move in is the Day the Gardener Moves Out!

A simple but attractive low-maintenance garden is often the best starting point for new homeowners or non-gardeners. If the fancy and inclination strikes, you can add and enhance the existing landscape over time. Gardening is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing hobbies! If you are not so inclined, just keep to the basics: weed-free gardens and lawns, neatly edged flower beds and borders, and be sure to prune or remove any plant material that is overgrown or unruly.

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Smokers Can Ruin Property Values

We all know that smoking is hazardous for our health, but it also takes a toll on real estate properties. Leger Marketing conducted a survey of Ontario realtors and has some powerful statistics to report. Almost 90% say smokers’ homes are difficult to sell and that resale values are lowered when there has been smoking in the home, anywhere from 20 to 30% less than comparable homes in the area.

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BUILD YOUR NEXT HOME WITH A PRINTER

The scientists at the University of Southern California have put together a 3-D printer that can build a house in 24 hours. Thats right, A HOME IN 24 HOURS. So go back watch that video explanation again of printers making these smaller objects, and now imagine a HOME! A full-size home! Try finding a contractor that can make the same promise as this printer can.

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Twenty-Something, Broke, and Trying to Start a LIFE

I believe the title says it all—and almost any person in their twenties can relate. Educated, trying to find a new job to launch their career and officially begin the game of LIFE. Thirty odd years ago many of us would be in a much more comfortable situation, but thanks to economies currentlyattempting to climb back from a recession (amongst other things), getting going with life just isn’t what it used to be

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