4 Ways Tech is Used in Real Estate

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

4 Ways Tech is Used in Real Estate

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate

You may not think "real estate" when you think about modern technology, but several advances are making the lives of homebuyers, home sellers, and agents a lot easier – not to mention adding peace of mind with added security measures. Here are a few. 1. Drones Fitting a small camera onto a helicopter drone lets agents capture aerial images of homes, properties and neighborhoods t...Read More

Selling Your Home? 4 Signs It’s Time to Call an Agent

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

Selling Your Home? 4 Signs It’s Time to Call an Agent

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate; Thinking of Selling?

Thinking of selling your home on your own? Online listing sites may lure you into thinking that the process is simple. Take a few photos, buy a "For Sale" sign and wait for buyers, right? But the process is much more complicated than that. If you're considering selling your home on your own, here are a few sure signs you should call a professional real estate agent. 1. You're no...Read More

After the Move: 5 Fast and Easy Ways to Feel at Home

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

After the Move: 5 Fast and Easy Ways to Feel at Home

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate 5 Fast & Easy Ways to Feel at Home

You’re done buying your new home and, at last, the moving truck’s been unloaded. Now it’s time to unpack and make the new place your own – a labor-intensive process that will go a lot easier when you follow these five quick tips. 1. Divvy Up the Work Give everyone in the family a list of jobs to do, with the big items – like furniture placement – to be done ...Read More

Where Does the Couch Go? Modern-Day Tips for Arranging Your Furniture

By: By Laura Love Bardell

Where Does the Couch Go? Modern-Day Tips for Arranging Your Furniture

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate Decorating Ideas

Today's couches are so much more than the three-seater pieces of days past. Sectionals are useful and stylish, and their shape provides a built-in conversation area. Chaises — perfect for lounging — eliminate the need for an ottoman or footstool. Sometimes, though, it can feel challenging to find the best layout for your room. This guide provides solutions for arranging uniquely-sh...Read More

Maintenance tips for protecting your biggest investment

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

Maintenance tips for protecting your biggest investment

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate Maintenance

While it's not a dramatic renovation project, regular home maintenance will help you maintain your home's value. In fact, proper maintenance actually increases the value of a house by about 1 percent each year, according to research from the University of Connecticut and Syracuse University. Here are some strategies for keeping on track. Focus on Enemy No. 1: Moisture Slowly and insid...Read More

6 Places to find furniture you didn't think to look!

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

6 Places to find furniture you didn't think to look!

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate

Is the cost of furniture causing to you to debate if a kitchen table is a “want” or a “need”? Don’t worry! There are plenty of options for you to furnish your nest without breaking the bank. Here are some good places to start: 1. Check with Craig Craigslist.org: the 24-hour garage sale where you never need to worry about parking! Not just for used items, many furnit...Read More

4 Ways to Make Your Garage a Selling Point

By: Guest post from Jessica Thiefels

4 Ways to Make Your Garage a Selling Point

Tags: 4 Ways to Make Your Garage a Selling Point

Your garage can be one of two things: an empty space for cars to park and clutter to build-up over time, or it can be a useable space that provides value to new homeowners. When you're competing in a competitive market, you want your garage to be the latter. Use these ideas to make your garage a selling point, especially if it's not already updated or renovated.   Create a Home Stor...Read More

Moving with pets? How to ease their anxiety on moving day

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

Moving with pets? How to ease their anxiety on moving day

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate Moving with Pets

Moving comes with many emotions for both you and your pets – from the excitement of a new city, new house, or both, to sadness for leaving a place you've called home. Moving is emotional for many reasons, and your pets pick up on how you feel. Here are some tips to keep your pets comfortable and confident during the moving process, and ultimately make it easier for you, your pets and you...Read More

3 Things to Consider Before Registering Your Home on a Short-Term Rental Site

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

3 Things to Consider Before Registering Your Home on a Short-Term Rental Site

Tags: Edmonton Rental Info

  3 Things to Consider Before Registering Your Home on a Short-Term Rental Site RE/MAX 15 March 2017   Once upon a time, the idea of renting out your home to a stranger while you left for vacation was considered quite odd. Enter changing consumer attitudes, the "sharing economy" and online services such as Airbnb, FlipKey (owned by TripAdvisor) an...Read More

Living Lagom: Three Steps to Create your ‘Just Right’ Home

By: Bev O’Shea-Thomas

Living Lagom: Three Steps to Create your ‘Just Right’ Home

Tags: Edmonton Real Estate Ideas

Just as hygge becomes mainstream, a new Scandinavian trend is hitting lifestyle blogs, websites and even the world's largest furniture retailer. Have you heard? 2017 is the year of lagom. Loosely translated from Swedish, lagom means "not too little, not too much, just right." This applies to finding balance in all aspects of your life, including your dwellings. Are you looking to...Read More