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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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THE COMMISSION GAME

Commission is the percentage of money paid to the REALTOR©’S involved in any real estate transaction typically based on the selling price of a property. In most situations there are two REALTOR©’S that need to be paid. The REALTOR© retained by the people selling their home, and the REALTOR© acting for the people who are buying the home. While there is no “set” commission rate, in most transactions in our local market, it will range from about 4%-6% (of the selling price).

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HOW TO SAVE THOUSANDS ON YOUR NEXT HOME PURCHASE

Nowadays, everyone loves a good deal; so why wouldn’t you be looking to save thousands of dollars on your next real estate purchase?

The first thought for most, is a “DIY” (do-it-yourself) approach to save on realtor commissions to in turn “get the best deal” on a property, but here are some important considerations that may change your opinion, and ultimately, save you thousands on your next purchase:

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MAKING A DOWN PAYMENT

The down payment is so critical in the real estate transaction. Your down payment is the number which dictates what your price range will be when looking for your new home. Before I go any further, if you only take one thing out of this post. Remember this: “The greater the down payment, the greater the savings”.

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PRICE YOUR HOME TO SELL

When selling your home it’s important to make a good first impression. Newly listed homes generate the most interest within the first couple weeks of being listed.

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MOVING WITH KIDS

In the majority of cases the reason for the move is a parental decision having to do with new jobs, upsizing, downsizing, etc. Children usually aren’t the reason for the move in most cases, and in a lot of instances their emotions can be passed by with all of the commotion involved in the move. Therefore it is important to recognize this, and prepare to make the move as smooth as possible for your children.

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SO YOU WANT TO MAKE AN OFFER

You’ve been looking at houses for a month now, or maybe you’re going to check out a listing for the first time tonight. Either way you’re eventually going to stumble upon a home that you would like to claim yours. In order to do that you will first need to submit an offer. Although your REALTOR® will walk you through the process, here is a list of what to expect.

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