Design Tip

What is the right height to hang pictures? This has to be one of the most important things, as well as my

biggest frustration when it’s done incorrectly!

To be honest there is no right or wrong, just better! So here’s the guideline; the center of the picture

should be between 60″-66″ from the floor. That will give you Great Wall positioning and make the room

appear balanced and ultimately larger!

5 Tips for Selling Your Home Quickly

There are several reasons why you may need to sell your home quickly. Here are some tips that can help get the sold sign on your front lawn sooner.

  • Be realistic with price. If you set the listing price higher than the
    current market value of your home, then you’re not going to get
    many, if any, viewers. You want the list price to be attractive, which means listing at the current market value.
  • Get things fixed. You probably don’t have time for a major
    renovation. So just make sure everything in your home is in good
    working order. Deal with any obvious maintenance issues, such as a leaking faucet or a gate hanging precariously on one hinge.
  • Ensure your home shows well, inside and outside. Eliminate
    clutter. Trim hedges. Make sure every room has adequate lighting,
    especially the basement. Imagine that a special guest is visiting your home, then clean up and prepare accordingly.
  • Be flexible with viewing times. You want as many potential buyers as possible to see your home. So don’t restrict viewing times to just Saturdays. Make sure your home is as “available” as possible for showings. This may cause you and your family some inconvenience, but the reward will be selling your property sooner.
  • Work with a good REALTOR®. Find an agent who understands the area and the local market well. He or she will be able to recommend a variety of strategies that will help sell your home faster, and for a good price.

Of course, there’s no way to guarantee that you’ll sell your home within the time frame you want. But these tips will certainly increase your chances!

Why Hire a Realtor When You Can Just Call The Listing Realtor?

Many people believe that they should do the initial leg work themselves when searching for a home and often call the listing realtor directly for information and to view the property. Maybe they think they will get more details, or they believe they may save money on commissions, and some are just guarded because they are making the biggest purchase of their life and they don’t want to put that into someone else’s hands.


The Listing Realtor has been hired by the Seller to represent them and look out for their best interests. As a customer calling you will be given details pertaining to the home and that is all. They may also be dealing with other clients that have hired them and they may not be able to meet you at a time that is convenient for you. Should you hire a realtor they will be able to provide you history on previous sales of the home, community information and market data. They are working for you and will be able to provide you with the education and knowledge that you need to make your purchase!


Commissions are decided by the Seller and the Listing Realtor at the time the house is listed, and is paid out by the Seller with the proceeds of the sale. So to assume that you will save on commissions is really irrelevant because they have already been set out.


Find a Realtor that is knowledgeable, well-educated and experienced in many different scenarios! Interview a few and find someone that you can trust and that is a good fit for you. After all, it is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make!

You’ve heard of Buyer’s Remorse…….but, what about Sellers?

Buyers will sometimes go through the buying process flying high on emotions and when the accepted offer comes through they question if they made the right decision.

Just last week we were representing a Buyer, we found them the perfect home and we wrote an offer. The Sellers agreed to the terms and conditions, but just days later they wanted to cancel the contract. Very rarely does this happen, but when it does we need to ensure that we are doing everything to protect our Buyer through this process.

If there would’ve been one slight error made on the Purchase Contract such as a missed initial, a miss-spelled name, missing information, or if a time deadline was missed on the signing, the Sellers would have a reason to void the contract and our Buyer would’ve lost their perfect home!

Choose your Realtor wisely!