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I would love to say that things have changed in the market, but they haven’t. There is a lot of talk about, “we’re just like Toronto right now”, “we’re in a real estate bubble”, but the truth is, we’ve had this “listings down, sales up, multiple offer” scenario two other times since I’ve been practicing real estate (15 years now). People don’t remember the early 2000, when the market shot up and there was nothing available. Every couple of years, the government implements something to slow down the market and protect us from a crash. As far as I can see right now, it’s still a great time to buy and sell.

Ten Dos and Don'ts to Help Sell Your Home for Top Dollar

A lot of sellers don’t put enough emphasis on fixing up their homes when they put them on the market. Even sellers with recently renovated homes need to do this work. There is stiff competition and every detail is important to help you sell fast and for top dollar.  

So if you want to sell your house, take ten minutes to read this list. Then start packing!

1 DO de-clutter and de-personalize the space! It’s simple advice but this is the most difficult step for sellers. Say good-bye to the home and then erase the memories from the space by putting away personal items. The more prospective buyers can visualize their own belongings in the space, the better.

2 DO create a welcoming entrance that feels great to walk into. Make this space clean, well lit, and up-to-date. First impressions are critical.

3 DO invest in low cost, sweat equity. Repaint the walls a neutral light color, update light fixtures, faucets, doorknobs, and backsplashes. If you don’t have time, hiring someone to get these things completed is money well spent. If you don’t have the talent, hire an interior designer or home stager to consult for a couple of hours. Small cosmetic improvements add up.

4 DON’T do any major renovations on your home if you don’t have the time, money, or energy. Jobs like re-doing the flooring, kitchen, or bathrooms are large and stressful, particularly if you are living in your house during the work. Think rejuvenation not renovation.

5 DO invest in fixing up your outdoor patio or sitting area if you are selling during the warm months. Potential buyers love the added value of an outdoor eating or sitting space. Repaint the deck and create a comfortable space with outdoor furniture. An umbrella and barbecue will be great selling points.


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Jolly Green Homes

July 1st is the famous Montreal moving day. Please be conscious of your belongings.  I always see so many things on the curb for the trash that could go to the second hand store. There are so many people in need as well as too much pollution on our planet.  Please think twice and donate or give away.

Here is a great list to choose from:
Market News

What happened in May Market News – Montreal and surrounding areas

I went back a year to compare this statistic with the last 12 months, and honestly, not much has changed.  Every month sales are up between 5-17% (average 10%) and listings down 9-17% (average 14%).

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Upcoming Events

No upcoming events for July/August.  Have a great summer!!!
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Build Your Real Estate Brain

Visiting Properties: What to Watch Out For

Not only will we look at assessing a property for purchase, I've also compiled a list of very important details that are always overlooked.  Tips and tricks to help you determine aspects about the building that are imperative to its overall value.  I'll share with you my secrets that I've learned...shhhhhh.  With an important purchase like this, you can never be too cautious!
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A little inside info ABOUT ME:

Jennifer Lynn Walker
Jennifer Lynn Walker has been active in Montreal Real Estate since 2003. She founded the Montreal Real Estate Investor’s Group, which has more than 1,060 members. She specializes in buying and selling, eco- friendly homes and helping real estate investors.
If you know of someone who you think would jive with my teachings, please pass this along   send to a friend
If you are thinking or planning on selling your home or buying more real estate, and/or interested in real estate being part of your retirement portfolio, and would like a free 15 minute phone consultation, please email me your availabilities to book your call. 

"I had the pleasure of having Jenn handle the sale of my home as well as the purchase of my new home. I not only needed someone with a wealth of experience and knowledge in buying and selling properties but also someone who had patience and compassion throughout the entire process. Jenn was that person. My house sold very quickly and without any hitches thanks to Jenn. She took all the time needed to help find the right house for us during a very crazy market. When the right house came up, she made sure that it would be our home. Her professionalism and knowledge helped decision making that much easier. Most importantly, she listens. I can't thank her enough for all she has done to help us with selling our old home and buying our new home. I would recommend her to anyone looking for someone to represent them in their real estate transaction. Thank you, Jenn!!”

- Anita
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