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The Rundown on Staging Your Home
May 24, 2019 | Posted in Our Realtor Tips, Our Thoughts, This + That

We are now making our way into the thick of the Spring Market! If you are looking to sell your home, you want to do what you can to increase the number of buyers your home appeals to, sell more swiftly, and of course get as close to your asking price as you can. There are three factors home buyers consider when deciding whether to move ahead on a property: the location, the condition, and the price. While you don’t have control over the location of your home, the price and the condition of your home are in your hands. Discussing correct pricing for listing homes on the market is a whole other article, but this month we want to focus on the condition of your home! One of the best ways to improve the condition of your home is through staging.

What exactly is staging? Staging is depersonalizing your...

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What to Expect When Your Home is on the Market
May 24, 2019 | Posted in Our Realtor Tips, Our Thoughts, This + That

It’s official, the sign has been placed at the end of your driveway and your home is for sale. What can you expect during this next phase of the selling process? If you read our article from last month, we discussed how it is important at this point that your home be staged, and thoroughly or professionally cleaned, so it is ready for showings. The staging process would have included depersonalizing your home (removing family photos, etc.), as well as organizing small spaces. When potential buyers come through your home, they will be looking in closets and cupboards and pantries. It is important that these spaces be clean and organized to help ensure the appearance of sufficient space for storage. Overfull and disorganized closets may give the impression that there is not enough storage space within the home. It is also important to ensure that any small issues, such as...

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Why We Work Together
February 4, 2019 | Posted in Our Thoughts, This + That
Why We Work Together

In Real Estate, one of the most obvious reasons to work as a team is to share the workload. While that is partly true for us, working as a team is so much more. We truly are a partnership. We are best friends. We show up every day striving to be better, personally and for each other, and of course for our clients. Success in life and business is what we want for each other, and we have each other’s backs day in and day out. We joke that we spend so much time together that we are beginning to morph into each other. And this isn’t a bad thing! We are able to disagree without fear of offending the other. Freely bouncing ideas and suggestions off of each other helps us grow, and it helps our clients because they get both of our views.

Our relationship goes...

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Happy Space, Happy Team
September 28, 2018 | Posted in Our Thoughts, This + That
Happy Space, Happy Team

As Top Agents, aren’t you really busy? We’ve been asked this very question.

The short answer, yes. But that’s because we are passionate about what we do, and we are full-time Realtors. The long answer, we have a well-oiled machine, for a team behind us, supporting everything we do and ensuring all of our customers receive the best experience! There is no such thing as “too busy” in our world. If anything, the busyness, and the important rolls of each person in our office, allows us to provide BETTER customer service.

We have set up a solid system that allows us to succeed, and each team member has her strength. Nichole is always on the ball, and she has this calmness to her that our customers just love. Lianne is our second set of eyes and she ensures all the paperwork is completed, and completed with all Ts crossed....

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Gratitude + Passion
July 9, 2018 | Posted in Our Thoughts, This + That
Gratitude + Passion

We just wrapped up another successful customer appreciation event (our Summerfest party), and we wanted to take a moment to reflect on why we do what we do. And we don’t mean hosting parties, we mean our true passion for the job that we show up to EVERYDAY.

Real estate doesn’t have to be a fulltime job, we choose to make it our fulltime job. Being in real estate everyday allows us to be in the now, know all current comparable homes and the current market, and be able to provide the best possible guidance.

Our business is built on referrals, and we do not take that lightly. Every individual, family, and referral that comes our way becomes OUR family – our real estate family. We love our jobs. We are truly passionate about what we do, and we show up every day to help you. We are not...

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A tribute to my Grandma Pat Stayner
November 14, 2016 | Posted in Our Thoughts, Sherwood Stories
A tribute to my Grandma Pat Stayner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrTLky-swfI

A special visit with my Grandma Pat Stayner chatting about her career in Real Estate. A woman who opened so many doors for so many people!...

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I Love Sherwood Park
June 21, 2016 | Posted in Our Thoughts, Sherwood Stories
I Love Sherwood Park

Love. What does this “little” word mean?

By definition, love is an intense feeling of deep affection or passion for something or someone. When I say I LOVE Sherwood Park, it really comes for a deep place in my core. Sherwood Park is my birthplace, my home and the place where my family and community thrive.

I am so proud to serve the people of Sherwood Park. There is no place I would rather be.

Thank you Sherwood Park. I love you....

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WHAT #1 MEANS FOR YOU | WHY USE A TOP REALTOR?
March 29, 2016 | Posted in Our Thoughts, Sherwood Stories

People who are at the top of their industry get there by doing something different than the rest. These people hold innate characteristics and qualities that get them to the top of their game.

Olympic athletes are considered the best in the world at what they do. One key factor that sets them apart is they put in more hours than the rest. On their journey to the top, when they fall, they learn from their mistakes and come out knowing more and doing better than before. They work and adapt their form until they find a powerful, Olympic stride of success. This success is consistent and it’s their ability to deliver winning performances every time that makes them an Olympian.

Top real estate agents get to the top in much the same way. They put in more hours, work with more clients, close more deals, connect with more...

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Winning is More than Numbers on the Scoreboard
January 30, 2016 | Posted in Our Thoughts
Winning is More than Numbers on the Scoreboard

Last week our family traveled to Airdrie for Jack’s first out-of-town hockey tournament. We were all super excited for everything the weekend had in store, but I had no idea I would walk away learning the lessons I did.

On the ice, the kids got whooped… big time – like 26 to 2, every game. In the stands, my heart was breaking for Jack and his team. I was crumbling inside thinking about how hard this is on them, how sad they must be about losing game after game. I was preparing the words of encouragement and support to lift Jack up when he got of the ice. How would they ever want to keep playing after losing so badly? How fun is it for them if they just keep losing? Oh man, I just wished they could get a win, feel a win.

When I met Jack after...

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A New Year Lead with Gratitude
January 23, 2016 | Posted in Our Thoughts

Happy New Year!
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season behind us, I am filled with gratitude for everything that was 2015 and I am looking forward to 2016!

This year felt like my best yet, especially the holidays. I really think it is all due to the age of my kids. Jack, 7, and Sophia, 5, are becoming such fun, interesting, awesome little humans. I am definitely heading into the best years of my life with my kids. The saying “every year gets better” is bang on for me.

The same goes for my work. Entering my 16th year as a REALTOR ®, I can genuinely say I am as excited about my work today, as I was my first year. My passion and joy comes 100% from you, my clients! Since I started in real estate, I have never had a year where I...

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