One of the most important rooms to pay attention to when preparing your home for sale is the kitchen. Along with bathrooms, it is one of the rooms that buyers will inspect the most thoroughly. A clean, bright, and inviting kitchen will go a long way towards making your home appear valuable. Buyers want to […]
“We definitely saw more supply coming on the market the past two months and that has helped to meet the strong home buyer demand” -The President of the KWAR KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON (July 5, 2017) –– For the first time this year home sales in June decelerated on a monthly basis. Last month’s 716 residential sales through […]
“The average days on market in April were 10, compared to 33 days a year ago.” KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON (May 3, 2017) ––It was another record setting month for home sales as 766 residential transactions were recorded through the Multiple Listing System (MLS® System) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR), an increase of 14.3 percent […]
Tracey Appleton has been a REALTOR® since 2006 at Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario Canada. My Background I love what I do! There is no greater feeling than helping someone buy a home they have fallen in love with or helping a family bid farewell to a home that has been an integral […]
Navigating real estate listings can be exhausting. Confusing descriptions, bizarre interior decorating choices, and dim photos make certain listings an automatic “no.” Ellen points out some of the most hilarious postings. Yes, these are completely real! Ellen on Real Estate Listings: Yikes. Luckily, with the right agent by your side, you’ll never have to worry […]
Have you ever wondered how buyers search for the perfect home? You might imagine them driving by a “For Sale” sign and calling in to enquire, or searching in the newspaper for a picture that catches their eye. Of course, many people discover listed properties using those methods. However, according to research by NAR, there are […]
MLS listing sales figures for 2016 were up from 2015 according to this press release from the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of Realtors. Unprecedented Year For MLS Listing Sales in Waterloo Region There were a total of 6,655 residential sales through the Multiple Listing System (MLS® System) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR) in 2016. That’s a […]
Ellen DeGeneres will have your sides splitting with this hilarious fake realtor. One of Ellen’s writers goes undercover to confuse and amuse buyers at a not so normal open house. Watch the antics below! Fake Realtor Prank (The Ellen Show):
Maybe you’re preparing your home to go on the market, or else you just want to add some improvements for yourself. No matter the reason for your renovation, it is always a good idea to keep the value of your home in mind. Start with the Kitchen! Updating your kitchen is one of the best […]
Should You Move or Renovate? Three Things to Consider It’s common to grow tired of your current home. Maybe you have too much empty space now that the kids have left the house, or you’re sick and tired of the outdated living room that you loved so much 7 years ago. One thing is for […]
One of the most important decisions you will make when selling your home is setting the right listing price. That can be far more complicated than it sounds. Mostly, this is due to the fact that your original listing price has the power to “make or break” your home’s chances on the market. If you […]
Not-So-Obvious Reasons to Meet with a REALTOR® When is the best time to meet with a real estate agent? Chances are, you would say, “When I’m thinking of buying or selling a home.” You’d be right, of course! However, there are many other good reasons to meet with me. Here are just a few: You want […]
Next to a major kitchen renovation, replacing appliances is one of the best ways to upgrade the space. However, if you’re purchasing a new refrigerator, stove or dishwasher in order to make your home more attractive to buyers, you want to make wise purchasing decisions.
Some of our favourite ideas for summer home decoration! Go all out at your family cottage, or add some breezy summer vibes to your home. 1. Hang Sheer Curtains Switch out your heavy winter drapes for light, flowing materials. Try whites, light greys, and subtle pastels for an easily matching colour scheme. If you’re feeling […]
Tracey Appleton currently holds the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Specialist Designation (Previews Designation), awarded by Coldwell Banker International. To date, approximately eight percent of more than 87, 000 Coldwell Banker sales associates have been awarded this designation.