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Thursday, October 14, 2021   /   by Lynn Boyarski

4 Reasons Why Buyers Get Turned Off by an Otherwise Ideal Property

When prospective buyers view your property, you hope they will think it’s the perfect fit for them. It might well be. However, there are things that can get in the way of a buyer recognizing that perfect fit and making an offer. 
 
Take a look at these common reasons why some buyers will walk away from an otherwise ideal property:
 
1.    Poor staging. Is staging really that important? According to several studies, an effectively staged home will usually sell faster and for a higher price. Staging not only makes your home look good to buyers, it also shows off all the positive characteristics of your property. 
2.    Clutter. Psychologists tell us that clutter often makes people uneasy. That’s definitely not the feeling you want to convey when showing your property! Also, clutter is more apparent to visitors than it may be to you. So, if you have a room that seems a bit cramped to you, imagine how it feels t; ...

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Thursday, October 14, 2021   /   by Lynn Boyarski

How to Determine the Best Features of your Home

What is it about your property that stands out? What will buyers like most about it? What are your home’s most enticing features?

 

Answering those questions will help you determine which features to emphasize when selling your home. After all, you want buyers to notice and appreciate your property’s best characteristics.

 

But here’s the challenge...

 

It can be difficult to determine which features of your home are particularly desirable to buyers. You live there! So, there might be a fantastic characteristic of your property that you’ve gotten used to. You might not even realize its value. 

 

One way to gain perspective is to ask friends, “What is it about our property that you like most? What stands out to you?” Ask them to be candid. Often, they’ll reveal characteristics about your home that may surprise you. You’ll definitely gain insights that will help you when listing.

 

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021   /   by Nick Johnston

Beating the Heat: Protect Plants From Heat Stress

Hot weather can be hard on your plants. Just like us, they need special care in extreme heat. Even with adequate watering and mulching, plants can suffer when the temperatures rise but there are a few things you can do to help protect plants from heat stress during the hottest part of the summer.

Water Correctly to Prevent Heat Stress in Plants
To keep your plants cool in hot weather, you must ensure they don’t get too thirsty. Watering is essential when it’s hot, but watering correctly is far more important.
Watering in the morning or early evening is the best for your garden. Giving them water midday is inefficient and most of it will evaporate before it gets to the roots.
Strive for a deep watering two or three times a week. Using a drip irrigation system or a soaker hose will ensure a deep watering. If you do not have an irrigation system, an overhead sprinkler or hand watering will work, just do it in the cool hours of the morning or early evening.

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Thursday, March 11, 2021   /   by Lynn Boyarski

What are Smart Locks

Home security is important. As smart technologies continue to grow in popularity, an increasing number of homeowners are turning to higher-tech solutions to meet their home security needs. While options like smart cameras and connected doorbells are becoming much more common, not as many homeowners realize that it’s possible to upgrade their doors with smart locks as well. These locks come in a variety of designs, offering some pretty interesting options to those who want to take their home security to the next level.


What Are Smart Locks?


As the name implies, smart locks are door locks that have “smart” connected functions. This means that you can lock and unlock the locks remotely without the need to physically unlock it with a key. They often offer status monitoring as well, allowing you to see whether your doors are locked or unlocked (and in some cases, even whether the door is open or closed.) While there are fully electronic smart locks available that ...

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The Lynn & Nick Real Estate Team | Keller Williams Elite Realty
Lynn Boyarski
200-5450 152nd St. Unit 200
Surrey, BC V3S 5J9
604-928-9875
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Nick Johnston
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