Does your home compel or repel?

Posted by Emma McKenzie on Apr 11, 2017 4:31:36 AM

There’s a lot of talk about what adds value and attracts buyers when it comes to getting a good price for your property. But just as important are the key things about the property that will put most buyers off.

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Topics: Selling, Canada, Add Value To Your Property, Open House

Accidental Minimalism

Posted by Emma McKenzie on Feb 25, 2017 4:32:19 AM

Until I decided to pack my life’s belongings into a backpack and move to Vancouver to work, the idea of living with less had never occurred to me.

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Topics: Canada, Apartment, Condo, Travel, Living with less

How your home can be seen, experienced and explored... All at one’s fingertips.

Posted by Emma McKenzie on Dec 8, 2016 4:13:28 AM

The world and property market have evolved dramatically in the last few years. Simon of 3DFX.photography explains how to make your home stand out through convenience, transparency and user experience

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Topics: Selling, Canada, Marketing, Buy, Branding, Design, Open House, 3D Tours

Why winter can be a great time to sell.

Posted by Emma McKenzie on Nov 18, 2016 7:32:00 AM

When pumpkin spiced lattes are flowing, and families are gearing to bundle up and head off to the ski fields for a holiday, what about selling your home?

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Topics: Selling, Canada, Advice, Open House, Winter

Tips2.jpg Have a dedicated office space

Office-Home.jpgIt is very important to designate one room (or even a large closet) as your office. This space should have enough room for your desk and a cabinet, it should be quiet, comfortable, and if possible separate from the rest of the house. If you live in a small place try to dedicate a quiet area where you can have your desk. Whatever your office looks like, make sure the only thing that happens in that space is work.

♦ Treat your work day as a work day

The first few hours of the work day can have a significant effect on your level of productivity. This means getting up early, showered, and dressed like you’re going to the office. It doesn’t have to be a suit and tie or a pencil skirt – that’s one of the benefits of working from home, after all – but getting cleaned up and dressed makes it easier to stay “work-minded” all day.

Take Breaks

Take-break.jpgTaking breaks can be a great boost to your productivity. Take fifteen minutes each morning and afternoon, and be sure to take a lunch break. It helps you to be efficient and productive as well as keeping your day structure. A great Mac app called Breaktime can help you schedule your breaks.

 

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Make your home office efficient but also pleasing

Tidy-Office.jpgYou’re going to spend a lot of time in your office, make it an enjoyable place to be. When it comes to paperwork, you want to keep your business and personal things separate. It is easy to keep your personal documents such as, birth certificates, mortgages records, bank statements, etc, in the same room as their business files. Be careful not to get the two mixed up or misplace client information. Maintain your desk free of clutter.

 Adopt a system you trust

It’s easy to get distracted at home. One way to help you understand your productivity level is to start tracking the time you spend at the task at hand. Create a work-sheet where you can enter the task, task description and time spent on that specific item. Creating a system will make your work-day more efficient and productive.

 

 

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