ASK THE EXPERT: People Suck at Saving, and it's not their fault 

On Wednesday May 31, 2023 at 1:30pm, I'll be interviewing one of Edmonton's top Financial Planners. He'll be chatting about the Human Behaviour behind having difficulty saving for your future self............and then will give you a tool on how to start saving, no matter what age you're at. Reach out to me OR scan the QR code to get your virtual ticket. I'd love for you to join.

For more info call/text me at 780-905-7773




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2022 - Top 10 Real Estate Agent Award

Renee Brown of YEG Homes by Renee RE/MAX Named as Top 10 Real Estate Agent

Sales Insider - Friday, January 27, 2023.

We are proud to announce that Renee Brown is a recipient of this year’s Top 10 Real Estate Agent Award. With consistently excellent service and client care throughout 2022, Renee is a valued member of the Edmonton Real Estate community who has demonstrated exceptional dedication to local clients and their needs. This level of service is an inspiration, and we are honored to recognize Renee's hard work and dedication with this award.

Since being licensed in 2002, Edmonton Realtor Renee Brown continues to achieve award winning results in the Edmonton and Area Real Estate Market. Renee’s main focus is developing long lasting relationships not only with clients, but also key Industry members such as trade partners and builders. Renee is committed to understanding the industry as well as her client’s needs and wants. Renee is highly professional, motivated Realtor. Whether you are buying or selling a home in the Edmonton area, you won’t go wrong developing a long-lasting relationship with Renee.

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Why sell in the Winter?
Why sell in the winter? Believe it or not, for most sellers, it can be more enjoyable to have their home on the market in the winter!! You may ask Why?? Well, here are a few benefits:

1. Way less lookee Lous - Most people don't LOVE looking at houses in the winter because its so cold and snowy. Those that are actually out there looking, are typically VERY serious buyers. This way, you are only leaving your home for people that are serious about buying NOW!! In the summer, it tends to bring people out that are "just throwing around the idea of buying". Showings are further between, however they are serious buyers.

2. Because the market has slowed down, buyers are able to take their time looking at homes and making solid decisions (and not rushed ones) when putting in offers. Buyer's remorse is way less likely to happen in the winter time.

3. For Buyers, you're able to see how well the home is insulated. When the weather is cold outside, it can easily translate inside if the home isn't properly insulated. These are the type of issues that will come up on a property inspection at this time of the year.

These are just a few benefits of buying and selling now, rather than waiting until Spring. For more info call/text me at 780-905-7773 or click on and visit my website
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5 Year Average Sale Price - Edmonton and Area - SFH
While at our Remax Convention in Quebec City, we had the pleasure of listening to an Economic Forecast presented by Benjamin Tal, managing director and deputy chief economist of CIBC. Where we are sitting at now with the Bank of Canada rate is sustainable. With all the new Immigrants to Canada this year and the coming years, he predicts that the economy should start looking better come 2024.

This being said, things are NOT bad right now. Prime rate is at somewhat at a normal standing when you take a look at past history. The media is putting fear into everyone about the Economy and Housing prices. Over the next few weeks, I'm going to share some of Edmonton's Real Estate Stats. This will show you that yes, things have slowed down (which is a good thing as we COULD NOT sustain what our market was doing earlier this year) but we are back to a normal market which will benefit both buyers and sellers.

Today I'm sharing with you the Average Sale Price for Edmonton and Area over the past 5 years. It wouldn't be a bad thing if we returned back to where the average sale price was in 2021. 

For more info call/text me at 780-905-7773 or click on and visit my website




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14 Month Average Sale Price - Edmonton and Area
The Real Estate Market has been a buzz of predictions over the past few months with the rise in the Bank of Canada rate. The media has taken a hold of it and have scared people into thinking our real estate market is going to take a nose dive.
Well, I"m here to provide you with some factual statistics to show that we are at a normal spot when it comes to the average sale price for a single family home at this time of the year in Edmonton and Area.
These are stats straight fromthe Realtors Association of Edmonton covering the Edmonton and Area Real Estate Market.
As you can see, our market took a ridiculous spike in Jan/Feb of this year. It was something our economy couldn't sustain and something needed to be done about it. Hence the rise of Interest Rates and the intentional slow down of the market. Our stats are now at a similar spot for the average sale price for a SFH as they were last year...........and that was a tad higher than in previous years. For more info call/text me at 780-905-7773 or click on and visit my website




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What differentiate's me from other Realtors
When people are Interviewing Realtors to chose the one that will be handling the sale of their biggest asset, they ask me what differentiates me from others. The drive to make this transaction as seamless and positive as possible and to make it an enjoyable experience is my goal. 

I’d love to meet with you to do a market evaluation of your home and explain my strategies on how to make this a 5 Star ⭐️experience. *
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Why do I need a Lawyer?
If you follow major league baseball, you’ll be able to appreciate this analogy. A lawyer is like the “closer” that the coach puts in at the bottom of the 9th. They finish off that very important 1/2 inning to ensure everything ends seamlessly. The lawyer ensures that you’re legally protect with your purchase and takes care of transferring the title into your ownership. If you’re needing a great lawyer, I have an unbelievable referral for you @henningbyrne *

Why do I need a Realtor?

One of the top unknown realities of a first time home buyers is: the buyer does NOT have to pay real estate fees!!! Just in case you missed that - If you’re a buyer, you do not have to pay any real estate fees. How awesome is that??? We, as Realtors have Fiduciary Duties to ensure that we look after YOUR best interests and no one else’s. There are so many legal entities involved in a real estate transaction, there are certain due diligence that you want to take to protect yourself and your investment…….and how about paying a fair market value for your new home AND knowing that it has good resale value! This is what your realtor will do for you while representing you. 

Many buyers will approach the listing realtor of each home for them to show that home…… this is another “faux pas”. That is a conflict of interest as the listing realtor is also representing the seller. The best advise I can give you is to interview a few realtors and see who is most in line with what you’re looking for and who you connect with the best. Work with that realtor to find the perfect home for YOU!!

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Tips For  First Time Home Buyers
Have you been toying around with the idea of buying your own home instead or renting? Are you tired of abiding by the landlord’s rules and having their decor? Now, might be the time to start looking into what it all entails.
The first thing you DON’T want to do is just start looking at homes. There are so many things you’ll want to educate yourself on first. Let’s start by taking the time to chat with the experts in the field? Who can you talk to? My suggestion would be to talk to a few realtors and see who you feel most connected to. See who you feel would be looking after your best interest and will take the time to properly educate you so you can make proper decisions along the way. This will most likely be the biggest purchase of your life.

Does a Kitchen Renovation add home value?

The kitchen is the heart of the home. When it’s well designed it can elevate the entire look and feel of a property, both in terms of appearance and in terms of functionality. And when it’s not, it can make an entire home feel dated and inefficient—which can be a big problem if you’re thinking of selling. Because it plays such an important role, many homeowners look to the kitchen first when making home improvements. But does a kitchen renovation increase home value enough to justify its expense?

A kitchen renovation is the third most popular type of home improvement, according to the National Association of Realtor’s (NAR) 2019 Remodeling Impact Report, with general kitchen upgrades coming in at number two. According to Remodeling magazine’s 2020 Cost vs. Valuereport however, the return on investment for all types of kitchen renovations—including mid-range and upscale remodels—is going down. So what gives? Below, we’ll go over what you need to know in answer to the question does a kitchen renovation increase home value?, including how you can make the most of your remodeling investment.

Does a Kitchen Renovation Increase Home Value?

In a word: yes. Most realtors will tell you that kitchens sell houses, but increasing home value and getting a big return on your spend aren’t the same thing. As you make a home renovation budget and determine which efforts are worth the cost, you’ll need to evaluate whether the expense of a major kitchen remodel is efficiently offset by the increase in home value that if affords.

Turning back to Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value report, here’s how various degrees of a kitchen renovation increase home value:

Minor Kitchen Remodel – Midrange

Average cost: $23,452
Average resale value: 
Recouped expenses: 

Major Kitchen Remodel – Midrange 

Average cost: $68,490
Average resale value: 
Recouped expenses: 

Major Kitchen Remodel – Upscale 

Average cost: $135,547
Average resale value: 
Recouped expenses: 

Data was not provided for midrange major kitchen remodels.

You’re rarely—if ever—going to get a 100% return on a home improvement investment. For that reason, it’s important to do a careful cost benefit analysis and determine whether it’s worth spending tens of thousands of dollars (the average cost of all kitchen renovations is $25,093, or $150 a square foot, according to HomeAdvisor) to increase your home’s value.

Key to keep in mind here is that just as a stunning, updated kitchen can sell a home, an outdated kitchen can stand in the way of a sale. So even if you can’t do a complete kitchen renovation, you’ll still have something to gain from making targeted improvements (more on those later).


Spring has sprung
The market is picking up and the weather is getting nicer.........I love ❤️ this time of the year when we can ditch the winter coats. Happy Saturday *

Your home purchase........your biggest asset

Buying a home is probably the most expensive purchase you'll ever make.


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Will your renovation make its money back?
If you're considering a renovation, there's one question that's probably at the top of your list: "How much should I spend?" Well, the answer is, it depends.  
Time for a dose of reality.
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Top 100 Alberta Real Estate Agents On Social Media

These real estate agents are the best of the best when it comes to social media for real estate in Alberta.

We’ve researched hundreds of Alberta real estate agents’ social media channels and went through a certain process to select the best. We began with finding Alberta real estate agents through different mediums and then looked at objective data regarding the Alberta real estate agents’ social media presence across various social media channels. Lastly, we made sure that all the Alberta real estate agents who made it to the final list have great social media presence based on subjective variables.

With that said, we present to you the Top 100 Alberta Real Estate Agents On Social Media!


#100: Medorann Boucher


When you’re working with Medorann, you can expect service that renders incredible results! Her social media presence is amazing – we’re impressed! So are you following Medorann yet?  


#99: Shauna Gruninger


A good agent will help you achieve what you need, a great agent will help you achieve your dreams – that is Shauna. Become part of her fan base on Facebook and Instagram and see Shauna in action!   


#98: Ryan McBride


You deserve the absolute best and Ryan will deliver that every step of the way. When it comes to Instagram he has not missed a single beat, follow his account today!  


#97: Brett Mugford

LOCAL Real Estate

He is recognized in Alberta as a top agent when it comes to social media. His content on Facebook and Instagram is always engaging and impressive!  


#96: Sandi Hallgren


Once you start working with Sandi you’ll never have to worry about real estate again. Sandi’s Facebook and Instagram accounts are awesome!  


#95: Nabil N Noorani

Engel & Völkers Calgary

There’s nothing like finding the perfect property and that’s what Nabil will help you do. Don’t miss out on his amazing Instagram account!  


#94: Rachel Van der Merwe

Grat Rate

Awesome agents like Rachel will be increasingly turned to by home buyers and sellers looking for direction. Don’t miss out on anymore real estate content, follow Rachel today!  


#93: Jeff Keasey

Century 21

Looking to make the most important purchase of your life? Get in touch with Jeff. Get all of your real estate questions answered in a snap – connect with Jeff on social media right now!  


#92: Ben James

eXp Realty

He will match great people with great places to live. You deserve the best and Ben’s Facebook and Instagram have been designed to deliver that to you!  


#91: Ray Elwenni & Moe Charara

Royal LePage

In the market for a new home in Alberta? Look no further. Ray will show you the way. Check out their epic content across Facebook and Instagram.  


#90: Melody Wilson


Looking for information about living in Edmonton for families? Check out her YouTube channel that has a plethora of videos to go through. As a second generation realtor she brings her experience to the table to educate and walk you through both the buying and selling process with her mom based team!


#89: Trisha Zimmerling

Royal LePage

Looking for results in the Alberta real estate market? Look no further! You have found Trisha at the perfect time. Do not miss out on all her awesome posts on Facebook & Instagram.  


#88: Wendy Theberge & Wilson Lam

Re/Max Elite

Have you been going to open houses? Love listings? If you answered yes to any of those questions, get in touch with Wendy today! done a great job on Instagram and Facebook!  


#87: Craig Finnman

Edmonton & Sherwood Park

Unlock all the possibilities in the Alberta real estate market by connecting with Craig. Visit Craig’s Facebook and Instagram to get a closer look at the Alberta real estate market!  


#86: Rhonda Navratil


When you hire an agent, you expect the best service, Ronda will go above and beyond that expectation every time! Level up your knowledge about the Alberta real estate market by following Ronda on Instagram and on Facebook.  


#85: Akash Mehta


For Akash, every deal is a big deal! Don’t overthink it! Let Akash do the real estate thinking for you. Follow him on social media!  


#84: Danny Greene


The only thing you need to do to find the right property in Alberta is call Danny! Danny can help you find what you’re looking for – all you have to do is follow!  


#83: Jennifer Fairhurst


Jennifer will make finding real estate in Alberta a delightful experience. Stay on top of the Alberta real estate market by following her on Instagram and Facebook!  


#82: Sarah Leib


Searching for a community in Alberta to be part of? Sarah will find the perfect place for you! We commend her on her great presence on Facebook & Instagram!  


#81: Lindsay Thompson


Entering the real estate market can be overwhelming – but with Lindsay of Alberta, it doesn’t have to be. Tune into Lindsay’s social media to stay on top of the Alberta market!  


#80: Greg Kennedy


Making your real estate dreams a reality is just a click away with Greg of Alberta. Greg’s content on Facebook and Instagram won’t let you down!  


#79: Alissa Thompson

Coldwell Banker

Entering the real estate market can be daunting, but you can ease those worries with Alissa. Take a look at her awesome Facebook Page and Instagram account!


#78: Tracey Greenman

Century 21

It takes a winning personality to be great in real estate and Tracey has exactly that! Visit Tracey’s Instagram and Facebook accounts to learn more about real estate in Alberta.  


#77: Nathan Clark

Century 21

Whether it’s your first home or an upgrade, buying a home is a life-changing experience and Nathan will make it a memorable one. If you haven’t already, what are you waiting for? Follow Nathan for his awesome content.  


#76: Mike Baylis


That dream home might be just around the corner. All you have to do is connect with Mike! For amazing real estate content in Alberta follow Mike on Facebook and Instagram.  


#75: Owen McCarthy

YEGPro Realty

There is always more that can be accomplished when working in real estate and he has left no stone unturned! You can tell from his social media posts that Owen’s passions for real estate and his clients are incredibly clear.  


#74: Heather Coney


Every agent needs persistence and passion – she has that in abundance! Check out her Facebook and Instagram for updates you won’t want to miss!  


#73: Danny Raposo


As always, Danny will be deeply dedicated to getting you the best deal in the Alberta real estate market. He is setting the standard when it comes to posting on Facebook & Instagram!  


#72: Sheldon Casavant

Century 21

He will always make sure that his clients’ interests is always on the forefront. For more about the Alberta real estate market, follow Sheldon on Instagram and Facebook!  


#71: Trevor Stuart


He is known in Alberta for his dedication to his clients and his presence online. Watching Trevor’s growth on Facebook and Instagram is an inspiration. Keep up the great work!  


#70: Jeff MacKinnon


Conquering the Alberta real estate market is only one click away with Jeff. His awesome Facebook and Instagram accounts are what caught our eye, make sure to follow him there!  


#69: Aaron Robinson

Century 21

Hard work and market knowledge is a combination that’s really hard to beat and that’s what you get with Aaron. Follow the impressive story of Aaron on social media!  


#68: Viktoriya Finkbeiner

Century 21

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or experienced investor, let Viktoriya guide you every step of the way. When it comes to real estate on Facebook and Instagram, she is doing it right!  


#67: Karri Flatla


Karri will take care of everything when it comes to your next real estate deal in Alberta Make a quick stop by Karri’s awesome Facebook and Instagram.  


#66: Alyss Gehl

Royal LePage

Stop searching for your dream home and start finding it with Alyss! Become part of her impressive fan base on Facebook & Instagram!  


#65: Kyal Webber

Grass Roots Realty Group

Do you want a 5-star real estate experience? Let Kyal turn all your real estate dreams into a reality. He is always posting on Facebook & Instagram, make sure to follow them.  


#64: Morgan MacLean

Grassroots Realty

Morgan will help you take on the Alberta real estate market. Catch her constant updates on Facebook & Instagram.  


#63: Charlene King


Selling or buying a home is more than just a transaction – it is an investment of a lifetime. Contact Charlene when you’re ready to make the move! Social media is all about community – become part of Charlene’s today!  


#62: Steve Szilagyi


Steve will go beyond your expectations to deliver exactly what you’re looking for in the Alberta real estate market. What are you waiting for? Follow Steve on Facebook and Instagram now!  


#61: Kelly Turner

Real Estate Professionals Inc.

Want to find the best real estate deal in Alberta? Kelly will have you covered! Kelly’s social media content deliver that extra touch of real estate you’re looking for!


#60: Carrie Banham


Find your way home with Carrie! All of her daily interactions with her content on Facebook and Instagram caught our attention, it’ll surely catch yours too!  


#59: Renee Brown


When you’re ready to move, Renee will be ready to find you your next Alberta home. Renee’s posts will make you want to live the good life, Alberta style!  


#58: Jenn McPhillamey


Unsure where to begin? Jenn will provide the insights into the Alberta real estate market that you need. Her content on social media is amazing, check it out!  


#57: Abdoul Bikienga

Great Property Group

Finding real estate is one of the most stressful purchases out there, but this isn’t the case when you’re working with Abdoul. Stop missing out on all the great content! Follow Abdoul today!  


#56: Norm Cholak


Posting and sharing great real estate content is a guarantee when you’re talking about Norm. Take a look at all the amazing content on Norm’s social media accounts!  


#55: Roger Will


Buying or selling in Alberta? You have found exactly who you need with Roger! Apart from helping people with all things real estate he has also maintained an amazing presence on Facebook and Instagram!  


#54: Nicole Bosse


Get that perfect Alberta home with Nicole. Nicole’s dedication to social media is a testament to her hard work!  


#53: Kimberly Ouellette

Schmidt Realty

Expect better results and a better service when you’re working with Kimberly. Ready to become part of Kimberly’s Facebook and Instagram fan base? Follow her now!  


#52: Liz Toles

My Life Realty.

Nothing will make Liz happier than seeing you step into your dream home. Look out for Liz’s posts on social media for the latest in Alberta real estate!  


#51: Erin Ferguson

Century 21

Tired of searching for your dream home? Want to just find it? Get in touch with Erin and you’ll never have to search again because she will have already found it for you! Erin’s social media accounts are a must follow!  


#50: Marshal Muhammad

Royal LePage Real Estate

Marshal will go above and beyond your expectations to get you the best deal there is. Follow him on Facebook and Instagram to watch, view and follow everything Marshal will do on social media – you won’t regret it!  


#49: Jasmine Roth

Royal LePage

Entering the real estate market can be difficult but if you’re in Alberta just connect with Jasmine and it’ll be a breeze! Whatever you’re looking for in real estate, you’ll find it by following Jasmine!  


#48: Devin Stephens

Max Well

Find your Alberta dream home with Devin. Follow Devin and you’ll always be the first to see what’s next in the Alberta market.  


#47: Rhonda Bellamy


Stressed or overwhelmed? Don’t worry – Rhonda will have your best interest at heart as you find that house to call home. Drive your real estate dreams forward by simply following Rhonda on Facebook and Instagram.  


#46: Laryssa Banks

Local Real Estate

Laryssa’s attitude made her one of the hottest agents in Alberta. Get all your real estate content in one place – follow Laryssa on social media!  


#45: Whitney Maronda


First home, second or maybe an investment property – call Whitney of Alberta! Whitney’s Facebook and Instagram have content for everyone in the Alberta real estate game.  


#44: Megan King

Ashcroft Homes

Her success is built on understanding the market and the people of Alberta. We love seeing how she has kept her fans informed all the time on social media!  


#43: Adam Boyd

YEGPro Realty

Investor, homeowner or first-time homebuyer, let Adam guide you from start to finish in your real estate journey....


The Ultimate Home Staging Checklist for selling

Staging a home is a highly effective way to sell it faster and for top dollar. Home staging highlights the home’s best features, helps it stand out from the competition, and inspires buyers to form an emotional connection with the home. It’s smart to take advantage of its benefits to get the most money possible for your listing.

Here is a comprehensive home staging checklist to make sure you are covering all of your bases before you start showing it to buyers.

Home Staging Checklist


  • Evaluate each room from a buyer’s perspective
  • Talk to a local real estate agent and professional home stager for customized advice
  • Make any necessary repairs (consider hiring a home inspector to find out what needs to be done)

Declutter and Depersonalize

  • Go through every room and get rid of anything you no longer want or need
  • Depersonalize the décor with a neutral color scheme
  • Get rid of features like wallpaper, popcorn ceilings, and outdated carpet
  • Edit the décor on shelves and surfaces so there is less visual clutter
  • Put away family photos, kids’ artwork, certifications, toys, and pet supplies
  • Make sure there is a natural traffic flow in each space by rearranging furniture and getting rid of any pieces that are too bulky
  • Allow as much light in as possible and add artificial lighting to dark corners
  • Thoroughly clean the entire home (click here for a full cleaning checklist for staged homes)


  • Clean everything off the countertops to show as much counter space as possible except for a few key decorative items like flowers, apothecary jars, or a bowl of fruit
  • Put away small appliances
  • If the cabinets are outdated, update them with a fresh coat of paint and new hardware
  • Declutter the cabinets and organize the items so buyers will see that they offer plenty of storage space
  • Declutter and organize the pantry
  • Clean the entire kitchen, including the interiors of the cabinets and appliances
  • Evaluate the appliances and consider updating them before listing the home if they are in subpar condition
  • Clean the trash cans and move them out of sight if possible

Living Room

  • Evaluate the traffic pattern and make sure there is a natural flow through the space
  • Get rid of bulky or unnecessary furniture to create more space
  • Edit the shelves and surfaces so there is minimal décor left and more open space
  • Put away movies, video games, and magazines
  • Gather small items like television remotes in a pretty box
  • Cover outdated furniture or bold patterns with neutral slipcovers
  • Accent the sofa and chairs with pretty accent pillows
  • If you have one, clean out the fireplace and stage it (such as with a stack of wood or tools)



  • Do a deep clean and polish everything
  • Make necessary repairs like re-caulking around the tub and sink
  • Switch out outdated elements like unappealing tile and flooring
  • Declutter the countertop and cabinets and organize the latter
  • Create a spa-like appeal with elements like a white bathrobe hanging on the door, luxurious white towels, apothecary jars filled with pretty soaps or loofahs, flowers, and candles

Other Spaces

  • Address any awkward spaces and stage them to make them more appealing to buyers (click here for tips on how to deal with awkward spaces)
  • Declutter your home office, clear off the surfaces except for a few key items and décor, put away and secure important documents, and create as much open space as possible
  • Declutter and organize the garage

Curb Appeal and Backyard

  • Make sure your house numbers are visible from the street and look good, and that the mailbox is in great shape
  • Power-wash the exterior of the home including the façade, driveway, sidewalk, and front porch
  • Clean out the gutters
  • Make any necessary repairs to the exterior of the home
  • Add a fresh coat of paint to the front door and make sure any light fixtures are clean and updated
  • Put out a simple, pretty welcome mat
  • Clean up the yard, fertilize the grass, and add colorful plants to the landscaping
  • Trim back trees and shrubs to make sure buyers can see the house and that plenty of natural light can make it inside
  • Make any outdoor living spaces appealing with comfortable furniture and stylish décor

Extra Touches

  • Make sure the home smells great by keeping it clean, airing it out every day, and adding extra scents from candles, air fresheners, or by baking something in the oven before showings
  • Switch out any art that is too personal in taste for pieces that are more neutral and appropriate for all audiences
  • Hide pet items from view before showings

How to stage a bathroom to sell
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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Top 20 Edmonton Real Estate Agents On Social Media - PropertySpark
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.


Advise on house hunting: Be Flexible
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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Styling Tips

 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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5 low-maintenance houseplants

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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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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