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After a decade of working with the people of Niagara and the achievement of my Bachelor of Applied Business, I have gained the experience and education needed to drive my passion as a real estate professional. My passion for investment properties and first time home buyers has been catalyst of my career. I look forward to getting to know you, sharing resources and building a lasting relationship.

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7 STEPS TO PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR FALL

Preparing your Home for Fall – 7 Steps to take NOW 1. Fertilize Your Lawn According to experts, fertilizing your lawn in autumn protects it over the winter and helps it green up faster come springtime. Fall feeding is especially important in areas with dry summers. Dosing your lawn with fertilizer in autumn will trigger the renewed growth of both blades and roots, so …

Finding your first home!

You have decided that now is the time to take the plunge into home ownership. Great! However, make sure you’ve taken the proper steps before just blindly making that purchase.  I have come up with three key components that, if researched properly, will get you the right house!  1) Prioritize Your Needs  Your living requirements are significantly different from ‘that couple’ on a reality show buying their dream home. Therefore, …

Using Large Art

Interior design requires a great amount of focus on individual appeal and style.  A large art wall piece is a great starting point for any room, whether you are seeking to re-vamp a room in a minimalist, abstract, or original style.  For anyone who is an architect, interior designer or a stager for a model home, you know that using a variety of large …

Keeping your Sanity in a Crazy Market

Are you creeping out of bed and twisting the light bulb on in the den to sneak and search the new listings at 12:01am? Don’t worry, your like a lot of other buyers out there. It’s more than true that people, buyers in particular are getting frustrated with the rapidly changing market. If your looking for that perfect property you have to be somewhat …

The Benefits of having a Home Evaluation

If you would have seen some of the homes that I’ve been through and the potential that they could have you would be amazed. Staging a home has the possibility to increase the home by $10,000 + that is cold hard cash in your pocket. Many home owners can’t visualize the potential that their home holds to very hungry buyers.  You might be wondering …

Money Really Does Grow on Trees

Turns out trees can raise the average home’s value by more than $19,000—and save you $180 or more a year on your energy bills. Energy savings: Properly located trees can reduce air conditioning needs by 30% ($57 per year), and save 20% or more on heating costs ($120+ per year).   Curb appeal: A property with healthy, mature trees could easily sell in excess ...

Steps to Securing a Mortgage

If you are getting ready to start looking for your dream home. I recommend that you take some time and do your due diligence and get a mortgage pre-approval. Following, are three easy steps that are crucial to finding your dream home. Getting you financing in place is the first step in the home buying process. You can’t shop for a property if you …

Why Every Seller should get a Home Appraisal Done

A home evaluation by a qualified realtor is essential before you place your house on the market. In fact, making this a practice while you live in your home, either yearly or every few years is a good idea.  A realtor is the perfect person for this task and here's the why and how of getting your home appraised. Why hire a realtor versus an ...

4 Key Tips When Considering Selling Your Home

Every seller has their own reasons for selling their home. One thing that every seller does have on their mind is the desire to get as much as possible for the home. By following these steps it will help add value to you home. Process Preparing the home for sale Preparing all the necessary documentation Managing purchase deposits Liaison with other professionals, e. lawyers, …

Decluttering Your Home Before You List

One of the biggest reasons people want to move is lack of space in their current home. They feel they have outgrown the space or it’s simply cluttered. They are therefore looking for a home that gives them that extra space and more room grow into. Decluttering can be daunting. After all, you’re still living in your house. You might need your stuff!! Here …

What’s Your Niagara Home Worth?

Contact Alastair Birt for a FREE evaluation to determine the value of your home.  Fill in the form below for your no obligation consultation.

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