If you’re buying or selling a home, chances are you’ve wondered which is better? Carpet, hardwood, or some other flooring? Let’s explore some of the pros & cons of your different home flooring choices! Which is better for my needs? Hardwood and carpet are about as opposite of flooring choices as you can imagine, so […]
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They’re here! They’re here! All your photos with Santa from the Team Kate Client Appreciation Night are ready for download courtesy of Stella Ella Ola Photography. Here’s how to download your photos: 1. Visit the gallery at Stella Ella Ola by CLICKING HERE 2. Click the download arrow in the top right corner of the […]
The holidays are fun! But when you’re selling your home, how much holiday decor is too much? And what effect does it have on your sale? Around Halloween we all love to put out our carved pumpkins, cute scarecrows and fall decor. At Christmas, we deck the halls with lights and garland and all kinds […]
Come one, come all, to the 2nd Annual Team Kate Client Appreciation Event on Sunday November 17th, from 5:00-7:00pm! We will be hosting this event at a NEW LOCATION – the Brantford Civic Centre at 79 Market Street South in Brantford. Drop by anytime during our event to enjoy some hot cocoa, a few Christmas […]
Whether you’ve lived in Brantford for years, or are thinking of buying a home here, I’ll bet you don’t know these Fun Facts about Brantford! Hold onto your socks… we’re taking a whirlwind trip around Brant! Off we go! How well do you know Brantford? They’re from Brantford? Wayne Gretzky – “The Great One” from […]
Whether you’re buying a new home nothing’s more important than making sure it’s in good shape. What happens if your inspection goes badly? When putting together an offer on a house, we generally include a Condition of Home Inspection. This gives you a chance to bring in a home inspector to thoroughly look at the […]
Home ownership means always having a list of odd-jobs to do. Here are some quick 5-minute fixes you can do to to maintain your investment! The Five Minute Fix at Home Sometimes your to-do list is full of major projects and require some outside help from a contractor. But more often than not, taking a few […]
When selling your home you never get a second chance to make a first impression. It’s important to leave a great impression on your buyers! Every set of eyes that sees your home during a private showing is another chance at getting it SOLD. So we want to make the most of each time you […]
Perhaps you’ve just moved into your new home or you’ve lived there for years. How do you decide what is the perfect wall colour? Also see our article titled Preparing for Your Open House if you’re a home seller are looking for ways to increase the value of your home before it goes to market. […]
What’s Up Community Calendar – September 2019 Your source for local events happening right in our area! SEPTEMBER 1-2: All day 161st PARIS FAIR: September 1st is Family Day – $35 Parking is free with wagon shuttles! Food, rides, and family fun for all! SEPTEMBER 5: 7:00-10:00pm COMEDY FEST: Comedians competing to win $10,000 in […]
When you’re selling your home, you want as many people as possible to see it in person. What can you do to prepare your home for an open house? Sure, pictures and video are fantastic for attracting buyers, but there’s nothing quite as beneficial as getting those people in the door so they can walk […]
Agent Stacey: It takes time to get the perfect kitchen! by Real Estate Sales Representative Stacey Wills Remember that Rolling Stones song, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”? Well that’s the story of my kitchen! Last April 2018, about 3 weeks before my second son was born, we moved into our new home. And […]
What’s Up Community Calendar – August 2019 Your source for local events happening right in our area! AUGUST 5th: 7:30pm This infamous story as told by mermaids in a theatrical performance! Admission is pay what you can. Bell Homestead, 94 Tutela Heights Road Brantford AUGUST 9-11: 11am-11pm It’s the Brantford Kinsmen Ribfest! Drop by for […]
Agent Stacey: How Does Your Home Smell? by Real Estate Sales Representative Stacey Wills They say scent is the strongest of the senses; it has the ability to transport us back to a time and place and the memories they hold. Some smells might remind you of warm holidays with your family… your first love… […]
Agent Erin: Updating A Kitchen – So Many Decisions! by Real Estate Sales Representative Erin McIntyre We’ve been chatting a lot about our kitchens over the last few months and it’s been really neat to see all the different styles and wishlists of everyone in the office. What would they love to have in their […]
What’s Up Community Calendar – July 2019 Your source for local events happening right in our area! JULY 1st: 2:00-10:00pm Don’t miss Brantford’s Canada Day Celebration! Something for everyone: rides, games, food trucks, fireworks and live music featuring Colin James! Taking place at Lions Park, Brantford JULY 6th: 7:00am – 2:00pm It’s the YESChurch Community […]
Agent Lisa: Thoughts on pool ownership by Real Estate Sales Representative Lisa Sly Nothing beats jumping into a nice cool swimming pool on a hot summer day. And a lot of folks dream of the world of pool ownership! But there are some things to consider when your home has a pool. Take a look! […]
Agent Jess: My Kitchen Wishlist by Real Estate Sales Representative Jess Brennan Over the last few months our team of Realtors has been sharing photos of all our kitchens, and it’s so great to see all the differences in the photos submitted! The kitchen is such a unique part of every home: it’s where we […]
What’s Up Community Calendar – June 2019 Your source for local events happening right in our area! JUNE 1st: 7:00am – 1:00pm There’s something for everyone at the Community Garage & Bake Sale! Happening at the Riverview Terrace Retirement Residence at 104 Brant Avenue in Brantford. JUNE 2nd: 2:00pm – 6:00pm Come on out to […]
Hi, my name is Lisa Sly, Sales Representative for Sutton Team Realty and The Kate Broddick Team. It is hard to believe that summer time is only a month away given all the rain we have been having lately. Summer is a special time of the year for me. Not only because I try to […]
Agent Erin: Which Repairs & Renos Should You Do Before Listing by Real Estate Sales Representative Erin McIntyre When you’re considering selling your home, you might be thinking about the repairs & renovations it needs to get the maximum return. But don’t just pull out the hammer and glue quite yet! Many Sellers put way […]
Hi, I am Jess Brennan, Real Estate Sales Representative with Sutton Team Realty and The Kate Broddick Team. Mothers Day is just around the corner. I love receiving homemade gifts from my kids! This year we made something extra special for our garden. You can purchase a gardening stone kit at your local craft store. […]
Agent Ally: A New Kitchen With Potential! by Real Estate Sales Representative Ally VanderHarst Sometimes when you buy a home, you buy it for its “bones”. Good space, plenty of room, and a spectacular location. But sometimes, there are rooms that you just know you’re going to need to work on! That’s the situation my […]
Agent Jess: Getting Your Home Energy Efficient! by Real Estate Sales Representative Jess Brennan Whether your home is older or just recently built new, there are probably things you can do to improve its energy efficiency. Everyone has heard of using LED lightbulbs and not leaving electronics plugged in and running when you’re not in […]
Hi, I am Ally VanderHarst, Sales Representative with The Kate Broddick Team and Sutton Team Realty. Warmer weather is finally here and it is time to prepare your home for spring. Here are 3 tips to help get you started! 1. Change out all your filters. It’s allergy season and often we forget to change […]
Agent Adam: We Love To Cook! by Real Estate Sales Representative Adam Sly Our kitchen is a central focus of our home. Everything revolves around it and we love that we have an open concept so that we able to talk with guests and family while cooking up a storm! It’s definitely not a big […]
What’s Up Community Calendar – April 2019 Your source for local events happening right in our area!
#AgentErin loves searching for new homes while getting to know her clients needs and bringing people together with homes that they love! Whether selling your property or searching for your next perfect home, #AgentErin would love to discuss all your real estate needs!
Spring is a great time to add curb appeal by adding trees to your property. #AgentAdam has some great advice on what trees are best to be planted in our area. You can also visit the Ontario Tree Guide for more information: Ontario Tree Guide
Agent Ally: Getting Your Finances Ready To Buy Your First Home! by Real Estate Sales Representative Ally VanderHarst At some point in a young adult’s life, they start to consider leaving their rental and making their first home purchase. The idea of putting equity into a home that you own instead of kissing away rent-cheques […]
We want you to get to know a little bit more about #AgentJess so she is going Off the Record to talk about her previous career and her wonderful home life.
Agent Kate: What I Love About My Kitchen by Real Estate Sales Representative Kate Broddick If your family is like mine, then you know there’s one room of the home where everyone seems to gather. It’s the kitchen! We have these beautiful family rooms or living rooms in all of our homes but have you […]
Your entryway is the first impression a buyer gets when coming to look at your home. #AgentRebecca gives 3 great tips & tricks to help make a lasting first impression!
What’s Up Community Calendar – March 2019 Your source for local events happening right in our area!
#AgentAdam goes off the record to talk about one of his goals for the New Year: to try new things in the local area of Brantford as well as in Ontario. Do you have any suggestions for fun and exciting things that you have done in the area?
Agent Stacey: Get New Listings Direct To Your Inbox! by Real Estate Sales Representative Stacey Wills When you’re in the early stages of shopping for a new home, it’s fun to visit the local open houses and surf Realtor.ca for homes that might be of interest to you. But did you know there is a […]
Agent Nicole: What I Love About My Kitchen by Real Estate Sales Representative Nicole Slade The kitchen is truly the heart of the home and mine is no exception! With three young children our kitchen gets A LOT of use. We spend a lot of time there, whether we’re making a homemade meal or whipping […]
What’s Up Community Calendar – February 2019 Your source for local events happening right in our area!
Our newest sales representative, Stacey Wills, talks about what she loves most about the Real Estate industry!