We hope everyone had a happy and safe long Thanksgiving weekend!  The weather was certainly beautiful here in Barrie for the long weekend, but, as we know, all good things must come to an end and apparently, it's happening this weekend.  Of course the snow won't stay, but it is a premonition of things to come!

There's still lots of leaves to rake up, winter fertilizer to put down and perennials to cut back.  It's time to winterize your lawn mower and tune up the snow blower so you're not caught off guard when the snow flies.  Check any gas fireplace outdoor vents for leaves that may be blocking the flow and check that your furnace maintenance is up to date.

If your home is on the market, please remember that curb appeal is of utmost importance to potential buyers, especially this time of year.  If the exterior of the property is unkempt, it will turn Buyers off immediately and make them wonder what's hiding inside.  Keep walkways and stairs free of leaves, ice and snow, not only for appearance sake, but for safety's sake. Of course, a few potted Mums for colour, and later on Christmas wreaths & winter decor add to the outdoor charm.  Perhaps not the most attractive feature, although necessary make sure there is a boot/shoe mat available for wet footwear during showings.  Winter may not be the most perfect time to show homes, but the buyers are still out there and if your home has great curb appeal you will definitely have an advantage over those homes that don't!

If you have been thinking about making a move before Christmas, although the weather is turning colder, the Buyers are still out there & our Barrie market remains hot!  Give us a call anytime and let us help you get moving!!

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