Staging a bathroom and getting it photo ready is not always an easy task. The bathroom serves a vital function, making it one of the most important parts of any home, but the space itself is often less than glamorous. Here are some tips to get your bathroom photo ready:

1. Hide the Toiletries
Home shoppers do not care what brand of shampoo you use or what type of hand cream you prefer. Take a moment to clear off the sink and counter.
2. Clean and Polish Mirrors and Other Surfaces. So grab your glass cleaners and other supplies and make sure everything is as clean as can be.
3. Put Out Your Best Towels
Old towels or poorly arranged linens will ruin your photographs, so put out your best towels and make sure they are centered on the towel rack.
4. Add a Potted Plant or Vase of Flowers
The bathroom can be pretty boring, so brighten up the space with a potted plant or a beautiful bouquet of flowers. This finishing touch can make the bathroom look more inviting – and make the finished photographs pop. *
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I have listed a new property at 236 ASCOTT CRES in Sherwood Park.
Welcome home to this amazing WALK-OUT BI-LEVEL family home situated in a quiet crescent in Aspen Trails. As you enter the front foyer, you’ll be impressed with the VAULTED CEILINGS and OPEN FLOOR PLAN. The kitchen features a CORNER PANTRY, Island with breakfast bar and an eat in Kitchen. There are patio doors that lead to a BALCONY which overlooks your own backyard. The living room is of good size and will easily accommodate your furniture. It boasts a CORNER GAS FIREPLACE. Down the hall, both children’s rooms have Vaulted Ceilings and a 4 pc bath separates them. Upstairs, you’ll love the MASTER SUITE, which has plenty of room for your bedroom furniture. It also comes with a WALK-IN CLOSET and 4pc Ensuite. Downstairs, you can enjoy family movie night in the large Family room. The bathroom has been started, with a tub installed and Exhaust fan. There also is a 4th bedroom/den on this floor. All this plus: CENTRAL A/C and a FULLY LANDSCAPED and fenced yard. Act quickly as this great home won’t last.
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Wow, what an honour to be listed as the Top 20 Edmonton Real Estate Agents on Social Media chosen by the good people at PropertySpark. I was thrilled to see the article and appreciate the mention. I've had the opportunity to work with quite a few of the other Realtors mentioned, such as Marshal Muhammad, Alma Hadzic, TJ De Villa, Trina Hodges & Megan Mohr and Kerri-Lyn Holland, all of who are highly respected in the Industry. Thanks again PropertySpark.....its appreciated.
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Always be flexible when on the hunt for your dream home. Buyers often tell me that they are looking for a certain thing but end up falling in love with a home that is completely different. When you are looking for a home, stay open minded and allow your mind to change as the process progresses. *
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 Layering and mixing materials is a great way to add texture to a room. Add a fur pillow on a linen sofa or layer a wool runner over a large area rug to make a space feel lived in and warm. The more you can mix opposing elements the better! *
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While I usually opt for the artificial plant section at Home Sense, there is something magical about adding real plants to spruce up an indoor space. Check out these 5 low-maintenance houseplants that any not-so-green-thumb (‍♀️) can care for: 

1. Pothos - It does well in various light conditions and they do best when their soil dries out in between waterings.

2. Peperomia - This species even flourishes under fluorescent lights!

3. ZZ Plant - This plant tolerates drought, low light, and really low humidity.

4. Snake Plant - These plants can go a month between waterings. 

5. Succulents & Cacti - A personal fave. The most common mistake when caring for these plants is overwatering! *
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My biggest piece of advice to anyone selling or buying a home is to find a professional that you trust. This is the largest and most expensive purchase that you will make ... not to mention real estate is a complicated transaction. Feel confident that you are being well represented, marketed properly, and aligned with the current market by hiring a realtor to work with. *
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I have listed a new property at 15 10164 150 ST in Edmonton.
Attention all Investors or First Time home buyers. Own for less than renting. This great one bedroom, one bathroom condo is situated just west of downtown. It is walking distance to shopping and public transportation. It is freshly painted and new vinyl planking has just been installed in the kitchen. The windows, and dura deck balcony have both been done in the last few years. The condo fees are low and it has easily been rented for $885/month if not more. Stop paying your landlord's mortgage and make an investment of your own. Act quickly, as at this price, this great condo won't last.
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I have listed a new property at 1419 RUTHERFORD CRT in Edmonton.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Very rarely does a home come up for sale like this on this highly desired Cul-de-sac located in the heart of Rutherford. You’ll be impressed the moment you step into the front foyer. The SOARING OPEN TO SECOND FLOOR CEILING gives the living room a large and airy feel. Entertain guests in front of the grand GAS FIREPLACE, before heading for dinner to the large DINING AREA. After dinner, enjoy sitting out on the HUGE MAIN FLOOR PATIO and taking in the lovely FOREST VIEW. Upstairs features FOUR LARGE BEDROOMS. The MASTER SUITE boasts a HUGE area for your bedroom furniture, along with a sitting area for your serenity away from the kids. It also has a 3-way gas fireplace, a huge ensuite and WALK-in CLOSET. The WALK-OUT basement features a MEDIA ROOM for your HOME THEATRE NEEDS, a Recreation area, a work out area and a FAMILY ROOM. What else can you ask for? Well, how about an OVERSIZED DOUBLE GARAGE, Huge MUDROOM and backing onto a treed area and School yard. Act quickly.
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I have listed a new property at 2975 MCPHADDEN WAY in Edmonton.
Welcome Home to this highly desired Bi-level floor plan built by Lincolnberg Homes. Situated on a quiet street in MacEwan, it is located close to public transpiration and shopping. From the moment you walk into the front foyer you’ll be impressed with the SPACIOUS FEEL due to the lovely VAULTED CEILINGS and the SKYLIGHT. The kitchen features WARM OAK CABINETS, a large functional island and CORNER PANTRY. It’s eat in breakfast nook leads to patio doors to a FULLY FENCED and landscaped backyard. The classy living room features OAK HARDWOOD FLOORS and large picturesque windows. Entertain dinner guests in your FORMAL DINING ROOM which boasts classic pillars. The Master suite, which sits over top of the garage features a walk-in closet and 4 pc ensuite. The basement is fully finished and features a HUGE FAMILY ROOM with corner GAS FIREPLACE, a large bedroom, 3 pc bathroom and Laundry Area. Act quickly as this great home won’t last.
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I have listed a new property at 236 ASCOTT CRES in Sherwood Park.
Welcome home to this amazing WALK-OUT BI-LEVEL family home situated in a quiet crescent in Aspen Trails. As you enter the front foyer, you’ll be impressed with the VAULTED CEILINGS and OPEN FLOOR PLAN. The kitchen features a CORNER PANTRY, Island with breakfast bar and an eat in Kitchen. There are patio doors that lead to a BALCONY which overlooks your own backyard. The living room is of good size and will easily accommodate your furniture. It boasts a CORNER GAS FIREPLACE. Down the hall, both children’s rooms have Vaulted Ceilings and a 4 pc bath separates them. Upstairs, you’ll love the MASTER SUITE, which has plenty of room for your bedroom furniture. It also comes with a WALK-IN CLOSET and 4pc Ensuite. Downstairs, you can enjoy family movie night in the large Family room. The bathroom has been started, with a tub installed and Exhaust fan. There also is a 4th bedroom/den on this floor. All this plus: CENTRAL A/C and a FULLY LANDSCAPED and fenced yard. Act quickly as this great home won’t last.
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Please visit our Open House at 311 WATT BLVD in Edmonton.
Virtual Open House on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:00AM - 11:15AM
Welcome home to this GORGEOUS 1/2 duplex 2 Storey situated within walking distance from shopping and public transportation. As you enter the front foyer, you’ll be in AWE of the OPEN and UNIQUE Floor Plan. From the 9 ft CEILINGS, and all the LED pot lights to the TRENDY LIGHT LAMINATE flooring, you’ll be planning where all YOUR furniture should go when you move in. The main floor boasts a BEAUTIFUL kitchen with GORGEOUS DARK cabinets, UPGRADED stainless steel appliances, HUGE CORNER PANTRY and GRANITE counter tops. Upstairs, you’ll enjoy the SPACIOUS BONUS ROOM, Laundry area, two generous sized kids rooms and a LARGE Master Bedroom with 4pc Ensuite. What makes this home even more unique is the large UPPER FLOOR PATIO, where you can enjoy the sunny outdoor weather in your very own private space. What more can you ask for? Well how about a DOUBLE ATTACHED GARAGE with a driveway long enough to fit two more vehicles on it. Act Quickly, as this GEM won’t last.
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I have listed a new property at 18805 54 AVE in Edmonton.
Why Rent when you can own your own home? This amazing 4-level split is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac backing onto a treed walking path in Jamieson Place. As you enter the front foyer you’ll be impressed with the OPEN FLOOR PLAN. The living room is of good size and features a picture window which brings in a ton of natural light. The kitchen has been COMPLETELY RENOVATED featuring TWO-TONED CABINETS, Stainless Steel Appliances, QUARTZ COUNTER TOPS and new tiled floors. Upstairs features the Master Bedroom overlooking the large back yard, a second bedroom and a 4 pc bathroom. On the lower level you can relax in the family room for movie night. There is a 3rd guest bedroom and 2 pc bathroom that complete this level. The basement is finished with a 4th bedroom, laundry area and a 3rd living space. Enjoy sunny evenings on your back patio in the SOUTH FACING back yard. There is plenty of room to build your dream garage……..AND the driveway is already poured. Act quickly as this great home won’t last.
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Please visit our Open House at 112 612 111 ST in Edmonton.
Virtual Open House on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 11:45AM - 12:00PM
Welcome home to this BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED One Bedroom plus den 55+ condo. It's situated on the main floor which gives your outdoor living great beauty and privacy. As you enter the front foyer, you’ll be impressed with the OPEN CONCEPT and 9 FOOT CEILINGS. The FRENCH DOOR leading to the den gives the room a gorgeous touch. The upgraded kitchen gives you plenty of cabinet space as well as a ton of counter space to prepare your meals. The living room is of good size and boasts a big PICTURE WINDOW to look out onto the treed, private area outside your patio. The Master Bedroom features HIS AND HER CLOSETS and well as NEW CARPETS. The In-suite Laundry room also has a good sized storage area that comes with Cabinets for organizing. The 4-pc bath finishes off your well designed space. The complex comes with a Library, Pool and Hot Tub, Games Rooms, Meeting rooms and so much more. All this, plus HEATER UNDERGROUND parking. Act quickly as this home is priced to sell.
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I have listed a new property at 10442 12 AVE in Edmonton.
Welcome Home to this wonderful 4 Bedroom Family home located on a quiet street in prestigious Bearspaw. As you enter the front foyer, you’ll be impressed with the warm open feel of this well laid out 2-Storey home. The large picture window in the living room brings in a ton of natural light which helps feature the custom HARDWOOD FLOORS. You can entertain guests in your formal dining room, which sits just off the kitchen and then retire to the family room which boasts a GORGEOUS BRICK WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE. Upstairs features 4 LARGE BEDROOMS including the Master Bedroom with Ensuite. Downstairs boasts a 3rd living space/games room and plenty of Storage. Upgrades include: Newer 35 year singles (2012), Newer Carpet, New Kitchen Tiles (2018) New Granite Countertop/sink and backsplash in kitchen (2018), Upgraded Light fixtures, New HWT (2018), Newer Fence (2010), Newer Garage door, Garage Floor sealed/painted (2020)…..and so much more. Act quickly as this is the perfect FAMILY HOME.
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I have listed a new property at 311 WATT BLVD in Edmonton.
Welcome home to this GORGEOUS 1/2 duplex 2 Storey situated within walking distance from shopping and public transportation. As you enter the front foyer, you’ll be in AWE of the OPEN and UNIQUE Floor Plan. From the 9 ft CEILINGS, and all the LED pot lights to the TRENDY LIGHT LAMINATE flooring, you’ll be planning where all YOUR furniture should go when you move in. The main floor boasts a BEAUTIFUL kitchen with GORGEOUS DARK cabinets, UPGRADED stainless steel appliances, HUGE CORNER PANTRY and GRANITE counter tops. Upstairs, you’ll enjoy the SPACIOUS BONUS ROOM, Laundry area, two generous sized kids rooms and a LARGE Master Bedroom with 4pc Ensuite. What makes this home even more unique is the large UPPER FLOOR PATIO, where you can enjoy the sunny outdoor weather in your very own private space. What more can you ask for? Well how about a DOUBLE ATTACHED GARAGE with a driveway long enough to fit two more vehicles on it. Act Quickly, as this GEM won’t last.
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I have listed a new property at 112 612 111 ST in Edmonton.
Welcome home to this BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED One Bedroom plus den 55+ condo. It's situated on the main floor which gives your outdoor living great beauty and privacy. As you enter the front foyer, you’ll be impressed with the OPEN CONCEPT and 9 FOOT CEILINGS. The FRENCH DOOR leading to the den gives the room a gorgeous touch. The upgraded kitchen gives you plenty of cabinet space as well as a ton of counter space to prepare your meals. The living room is of good size and boasts a big PICTURE WINDOW to look out onto the treed, private area outside your patio. The Master Bedroom features HIS AND HER CLOSETS and well as NEW CARPETS. The In-suite Laundry room also has a good sized storage area that comes with Cabinets for organizing. The 4-pc bath finishes off your well designed space. The complex comes with a Library, Pool and Hot Tub, Games Rooms, Meeting rooms and so much more. All this, plus HEATER UNDERGROUND parking. Act quickly as this home is priced to sell.
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I have listed a new property at 115 9938 104 ST in Edmonton.
DOWNTOWN living on a quiet RESIDENTIAL street. This unique 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo has a ton of windows that bring in lots of NATURAL LIGHT. As you enter the front foyer, you’ll be impressed with the OPEN FLOOR PLAN and the number of windows. The STAINED MAPLE CABINETS and UPGRADED LAMINATE flooring gives this unit a MODERN FEEL. The Master Suite features a WALK-IN CLOSET and a 4-pc Ensuite, while the 2nd bedroom and bathroom are on the opposite side of the home for privacy. The living room has a GAS FIREPLACE to warm up by on those cold winter days. In-suite Laundry, storage and a HEATED UNDERGROUND parking stall (with a wash bay) is all included. Melrose Manor is situated South of Jasper Avenue, close to public transportation, LRT, the Legislative Grounds, U of A, Grant MacEwan and the HEART of Downtown. Act quickly as this main floor unit won’t last.
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How has Covid-19 affected home sales in Edmonton

Navigating through best practices in protecting everyones health and safety but still trying to maintain our economy has been an ongoing battle..........but it looks as though we may have it working. I've been swarmed with calls from past, current and potential clients asking the following questions:

Buyers:
1. Can we physically go in and look at houses?
2. Are banks pre-approving people?
3. Can we get a home inspection if we put an offer in on a property?
4. Are moving companies still working?
5. What precautions are being taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19?
6. What kind of a deal can I get?

Sellers:
1. Can you come into my home to do a Market Evaluation of my home or does it have to be virtual?
2. If I put my home on the market, what precautions would be taken to protect myself and my family?
3. Is it a good time to sell?
4. Are homes currently moving?
5. Are Land Titles and Lawyers open?
6. Are Survey companies working so I can get an RPR?

There are so many questions out there!  I'd be more than happy to have a conversation with you either by phone or via zoom. Information is power, and you might be surprised how busy the market is. Please either email me at rbrown@edmontonproperties.com or text me at 780-905-7773 to schedule a conversation. I look forward to hearing from you.
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I have listed a new property at 1932 125 ST in Edmonton.
This highly sought after AWARD winning NEW HAMPSHIRE III Model by Kimberley Homes with 4055 sqft of developed living space will take your breath away. You’ll be impressed with the OPEN FLOOR PLAN, Floor to Ceiling Windows, & OPEN RISER STAIRCASE. The main floor boasts 9 FT ceilings, FORMAL DINING room, FUNCTIONAL KITCHEN, a MASSIVE WALK-THROUGH PANTRY, nook area with patio doors leading to the deck, LAUNDRY ROOM, & living room with GAS F/P. Up the stairs you’ll fall in love with the GRAND bonus room with 14 FT CEILINGS and LARGE PICTURE windows. Upstairs features 2 kids rooms with a JACK AND JILL ENSUITE, & a BEAUTIFUL MASTER SUITE featuring a LARGE WALK-IN CLOSET and 5 pc Ensuite. On the lower level sits your trendy OFFICE that’s straight out of a DESIGN MAGAZINE. The basement will blow you away with 2 bdrms, a 3 pc Bath, a WORKOUT area & best of all, a FULL FLEDGED HOME THEATRE, projector, screen, surround sound and THEATRE SEATS. All this, plus IN-CEILING SPEAKERS, A/C (2019) and a 24x22 garage.
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Below is a statement from RECA regarding real estate agent services as an essential service (issued March 28, 2020):  

The Government of Alberta has deemed real estate agent services, and services that provide access to credit, stocks or other forms of liquidity or finance to individuals, groups or businesses to be essential services. This exempts licensed real estate and mortgage professionals from restrictions during the COVID-19 outbreak, as long as they follow all public health guidelines, including physical distancing measures.

This means brokerages will not need to shut down operations at this time. Albertans rely on these professional services, and brokerages are encouraged to remain open.

"RECA's mandate is first and foremost to protect the public, and it remains our highest priority," said Duane Monea, Administrator of the Real Estate Council of Alberta. "By being deemed an essential service, real estate and mortgage professionals have been given a great responsibility in assisting Albertans during this crisis. I am confident the industry will meet the challenge, and adapt their business practices in order to protect the health and safety of the public."

Firstly, professionals must ensure they explain to their clients the impacts of COVID-19 in their real estate or mortgage transaction, and discuss all options together with their advantages and disadvantages, so their clients can make informed decisions. Professionals can be a reliable source of information on minimizing any health risks involved in trading in real estate or dealing in mortgages at this time. Professionals should point clients to RECA's COVID-19 for Real Estate Consumers' website.

Secondly, professionals must also assess their own risk, and remain vigilant to their health, the health of their clients, and the health of their colleagues. They must take steps to minimize their health risks and stop the spread of COVID-19.

"Real estate and mortgage professionals must follow the direction and guidance of Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19," continued Monea. "Professionals must have honest discussions with their clients about the risks during a real estate transaction or mortgage deal, and must explore alternatives to minimize that risk."

Review the industry-focused COVID-19 and Real Estate webpage for information on discussions with sellers and buyers, along with FAQs and specific information for mortgage brokers, on amending contracts, and for residential and commercial property managers.

"I also want to thank the various trade associations for the work they are doing to reduce risk, in particular the Alberta Real Estate Association in respect to the holding of open houses," said Monea. "Open houses pose an unreasonable risk to real estate professionals and the public."

RECA will continue to update all industry professionals and the public if any further directives from the government will impact the industry, and offer advice on how to continue offering the high level of service the Alberta public expects.

RECA will continue operations as the Government of Alberta has deemed all enforcement and regulatory services as essential.

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Data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton.