Spring is the perfect time to spruce up your home and increase its value! Whether you are planning to sell or simply want to enhance your living space, here are some renovation projects to consider this season. It may be forecasted to snow this week (YIKES), but you can start planning now.

Energy-Efficient Upgrades: Consider making energy-efficient upgrades to your home, such as installing a programmable thermostat, upgrading to energy-efficient appliances, or adding insulation. These upgrades can not only save you money on energy bills but also increase your home's value.

Curb Appeal Enhancements: Start with the exterior of your home to make a great first impression. Consider painting the front door, adding new house numbers, installing outdoor…

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Everyone judges a book by its cover, as much as we like to pretend we don’t. This is especially true when it comes to shopping for a home. As soon as a prospective buyer pulls up to your property, they are making a lasting first impression. You need to woo them at first glance!

One way to do this is to not only make the structure itself as beautiful as possible, but the property, too. Nice landscaping makes a huge difference in showcasing your property in its best light.

Here are some tips for landscaping that will boost your home’s curb appeal:

Plan Your Design: Before you start planting, take some time to plan your landscaping design. Consider the style of your home and the overall look you want to achieve. Think about the colors, textures,…

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As the flowers bloom and the weather warms, it's not just nature that's getting a fresh start—homebuyers are also on the lookout for new beginnings. Spring is an ideal time to sell your home, and a thorough spring cleaning can make your property even more appealing to potential buyers. You're going to want to clean it either way, so here are some tips to help give your home a fresh start:

  1. Declutter! Start by decluttering every room in your home. Remove any items that are not essential or that you no longer use. This includes old furniture, decorations, and personal items. Decluttering will not only make your home look more spacious and inviting to prospective buyers, but it will help you ensure you don't pack up and haul items you don't want in…

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The process of selling a home involves more than just listing it on the market. Creating an appealing environment that resonates with potential buyers can significantly impact the selling process. Home staging, which is the practice of decorating, organizing, and displaying your home in its best light, is essential. Here are some tips to stage your home in a way that will positively psychologically influence prospective buyers: 

  • First impressions are powerful and can significantly influence buyers' perceptions of a property. A well-staged home creates an immediate sense of warmth and welcome, setting a positive tone for the rest of the viewing.
  • Buyers often make decisions based on emotions rather than logic. Home staging aims to evoke…

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Winter transforms neighborhoods into picturesque landscapes, but it also poses unique challenges for maintaining curb appeal. While snowy scenes can be enchanting, ensuring your home stands out amid the white blanket requires thoughtful strategies. Here are tips to enhance your winter curb appeal:

  • Embrace Seasonal Decor: Dress up your entryway with winter-themed decor. Consider a festive wreath on the front door, potted evergreen plants, or a charming seasonal welcome mat. These touches not only add warmth but also create a welcoming ambiance.
  • Illuminate Pathways: With shorter days, proper outdoor lighting becomes crucial. Illuminate pathways with strategically placed solar-powered or electric lights. This not only enhances safety but also…

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Selling a home is a significant milestone, and every homeowner dreams of a quick and lucrative sale. One of the most effective ways to attract potential buyers and secure a swift sale is by staging your home. Home staging involves creating an inviting and appealing atmosphere that allows potential buyers to envision themselves living in the space. Here are some expert tips on how to stage your home for a quick and successful sale.

  1. Declutter and Depersonalize: Start by decluttering and removing personal items such as family photos and personal mementos. A clutter-free space allows buyers to focus on the potential of the home rather than the current occupant's belongings.

  2. Clean and Repair: A clean and well-maintained home makes a…

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Happy July, Calgary!

Can you believe we're halfway through the year already? Here are some of the fun events happening this month. Calgary is always busy in July, so take advantage of these great offerings!

July 8 Bowness Stampede Parade & Breakfast
July 7-16 The Calgary Stampede
July 7, 14, 21, 28 Family Fun Nights at Calaway Park
July 8, 15, 22, 29 Market Nights at Heritage Park
July 10 Poetry Slam & Open Mic Night at Dickens
July 18-23 Disney's Aladdin on Broadway
July 20 Montgomery Community Association Senior Social
July 23 Calgary Stampeders: Family Day
July 26 University District Night Market
July 28 I Love The 90's Tour
July 28 Corks for Conservation

What To Do in Calgary Every Day This Summer!

What are you most looking forward to this July?

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Staging your home in the summer, spring and fall is easy(er). The weather is temperate, the days are long with light, and there’s no reason for extra clutter in your home. Staging your home in the winter can be a totally different story. Here are some tips for staging your home in the winter:

1). Keep the holiday décor to a minimum. We are not saying do not decorate at all; in fact, prospective buyers often love to see how magical their future home could be during the holiday season. However, keep it minimalist. Setting up your tree and lights is fantastic, but scale back on all the little holiday knick-knacks and figurines. Staging is about opening up your space, not filling it with even more items.

2). Ensure your entryway is clear. In the…

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An Open House is the time for your home to shine. Help it shine by removing anything that may distract potential buyers from how beautiful your property is. Here are some items we recommend taking out of sight for the big day:

1). Clutter: We all have it, no matter how minimalistic our tastes are. Gather any extra clutter on countertops, bedside tables, shelves, etc. that does not serve a staging purpose and tuck it away. Whether you put it in bins beneath the stairs or stuffed into dresser drawers, make sure it is out of sight. Remember that Open House etiquette is that people will open doors, but not drawers.

2). Linens: Make sure that any towels, dishcloths, rags, etc. are put away. It does not matter if they are clean or not; throw them in…

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Nothing quite fills up our homes faster than furniture. A couch here, dresser there, bookshelf in the corner, coffee table by the TV… it all adds up very quickly. The reality is some things, like a bed and a couch, are essentials in any home. However, they also eat up precious space and can make rooms seem small and cluttered.

This becomes an important issue when you try to sell your home. So, what is one to do?

We have two words for you: clever staging. The reality is furniture can be hard to work around. However, by trying some of these tips you can eliminate as many negative side effects as possible. Read on to learn more.

Use your walls. If you can have big pieces of furniture, such as couches and beds, up against a wall instead of…

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