Hosting a successful garage sale

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Published on: May 30, 2018

With summer just around the corner there is no better time to declutter and get rid of those old bits and bobs around the house. A great way to say “good riddance” to your clutter is to host a garage sale. But, the trick to success is planning well. If you don’t, you could be leaving money (and your unwanted stuff) out on the curb. In fact, 97% of people leave within two minutes if they don’t see anything they like at a garage sale  

Here are some tips and tricks to ensure that your garage sale is a success:  

  1. Get your neighbors involved
    By having the whole block/street involved you will get a lot more foot traffic. It can also be a fun bonding activity for your neighbours! You could pool your funds together and raise money for a local charity if you are feeling extra generous!

 

  1. Advertise your garage sale 
    There are lots of ways you can advertise without having to spend a pretty penny! Use social media as well as free classified ads such as Craigslist and Kijiji. Do not forget about posting good old-fashioned paper signs around the neighbourhood as well. Our C21 tip is to use community bulletin boards at your public libraries, groceries stories, gyms, etc.  

 

  1. Rain date
    Although summer is here, it’s good to plan for the worst when it comes to weather. Schedule a rain date in your advertising so people will know the alternate date if your sale gets rained out. If you have a portable gazebo it would be wise to set that up in case it starts to rain during your sale. You don’t want all your treasures to get soaked!

 

  1. Pricing
    Take your time to go through your items and pick a reasonable price. Remember—you are paying someone to take your junk from your yard, but you still want your time to be worth the effort you’re putting into the sale. Expect hagglers so make sure you price your items knowing that shoppers will haggle!
     
  1. Liven up your garage sale with music 
    Music makes everyone happy so blast out some fun beats. Not only will it put your customers in a good mood but it will also attract passersby.
     
  1. Pick Saturday over Sunday
    We recommend Saturday over Sunday as people are usually more active on Saturdays. As well, you can use Sunday as an overflow day if you want to extend the sale or it could be your rain day.

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Design Coast to Coast

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Published on: April 30, 2018

Canada is a diverse country, from its people to its landscape. Coast to coast, Canadians are affected by the natural landscapes in which they live. These landscapes have a profound effect on our homes and how we design to live in these environments. So how does design differ from coast to coast? Buckle up because we are taking you on a cross Canada design trip.

 West Coast Style:

Rugged mountains, limitless oceans and barren deserts are what makes the West Coast so spectacular. The landscape of the Pacific North West is prevalent in the architecture and design of homes on the West Coast.  As the West Coast Style has evolved some design elements emerged which characterize the style– exposed timber and wood finish on both interior and exterior are very popular out west. Most homes now are built with natural features as well as native trees and landscaping.

Prairies:  

Our next destination is to the Prairies, home style here is simple and inspired by agriculture. The design elements resemble a Western look. Rustic red barns are peppered over the landscape which add a pop of colour to the long, winding dirt roads. As agriculture is a main industry, many homes have a country style featuring items used in farming such as baskets, plaid and old machinery.  

Central Canada: 

Inspired by city life instead of nature, home design in Ontario is largely influenced by Toronto so it has a very metropolitan feel.  There is a nice yin-yang of old and new in Central Canada. It is common to see new condos with retro design elements such as exposed brick walls, wrought iron and vintage furniture. On the other end of the spectrum, a popular design trend is old, historic homes with modern interiors. 

East Coast: 

Vastly different to B. C’s West Coast, Eastern Canada has a humble, understated and muted beauty.   The style on the East Coast focuses around the fishing industry. Many key style elements are anchors, lighthouses, lobsters and fishing boats. As the winds can often kick up in the Maritimes, people also like their homes to be cozy. Embrace stacks of blankets, fire wood and a cozy cocktail to sit and enjoy while entertaining guests.

Territories:  

Our last stop is the coldest and furthest north, the Territories. Life in the Territories is the most remote and has some of the harshest weather in all of Canada. The home style and design in the Territories resembles that same strength and resiliency of its inhabitants. A lot of the style elements are inspired by First Nations art and culture.  The homes are a built to work with nature as opposed to work against it.

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CENTURY 21 B.J Roth Realty Ltd. opens new office in Orillia, ON

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Published on: April 25, 2018

Orillia, ON (March 29, 2018) – CENTURY 21 B.J Roth Realty Ltd. is now open in Orillia.  Owner, Bernie Roth has been with CENTURY 21 B.J Roth Realty Ltd. for 37 years. This is his 7th office in Simcoe County.

“This is a very exciting time for us. Earlier this month, the Real Estate Investment Network identified both Barrie and Orillia in a list of top ten towns and cities for real estate investment in Ontario. We are looking forward to doing our part to help the economy in these markets grow.  Our next venture will be to expand into the Muskokas and Gravenhurst” says Bernie Roth.

The new office officially opened on March 21st and the celebration honoured the long-standing relationship that CENTURY 21 Canada has with the City of Orillia and surrounding communities.  The first CENTURY 21 office opened in Orillia back in 1980 and has been part of the city ever since. Bernie Roth is a recognized name in the area and says, “the one thing that really stood out to us was the incredible loyalty that our real estate professionals have with their clients in the Sunshine City.”

“We are so proud to see how much CENTURY 21 B.J Roth Realty Ltd. has grown in the past 37 years. They have made such an impact in Simcoe County and continue to be leaders in the industry” says Brian Rushton, Executive Vice President of CENTURY 21 Canada.

Drop by the new CENTURY 21 B.J Roth Realty Ltd. at 450 West Street N, Orillia, ON or here to discover the CENTURY 21 difference. 

 

 

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Leigh Kjekstad

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CENTURY 21 Canada

Leigh.kjekstad@century21.ca 

604-606-2139

 

About CENTURY 21 Canada™

Century 21 Canada Limited Partnership (century21.ca) is a real estate master franchisor with complete rights to the CENTURY 21® brand in Canada.

CENTURY 21®One of the world’s largest residential real estate brokerage franchisors, CENTURY 21 has approximately 8,000 franchise offices and more than 118,000 independent sales associates located in 80 countries and territories.

Independently Owned and Operated. ®/™ trademarks owned by Century 21 Real Estate LLC used under license or authorized sub-license. ©2018 Century 21 Canada Limited Partnership.

The trademarks REALTOR®, REALTORS® and the REALTOR® logo are controlled by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify real estate professionals who are members of CREA. Used under license.

 

 

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CENTURY 21 Pro-Expert Inc. opens new office in Montréal, QC

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Published on: April 25, 2018

Montreal, Quebec (April 9, 2018) – CENTURY 21 Pro-Expert Inc. is now open in Montreal, QC. Owner, Walter Laframboise is excited to have the doors open and he says he is already selling properties from the new office.

Walter has been with CENTURY 21 for 12 years and has seamlessly transitioned from a sales representative into management, and finally into a franchise owner.  In the short time the office has been open he is already pleased with the growth of the business.

“What originally drew me to Century 21 was the education and training tools they provide. There is such a wealth of knowledge within the company and that is what has helped me make my career so rich and fruitful” says Walter.

An avid supporter of education in and outside of his office, Walter has taught real estate at various colleges in Montréal for 7 years. As an industry expert, he has recruited 25 agents from his classes and continues to teach while managing his office.

“Walter is a well-respected name in the Montréal real estate market. His expertise in the industry is what sets him apart. He is passionate about all aspects of real estate from commercial to industrial, there is nothing Walter shies away from. We are excited to see CENTURY 21 Pro-Expert Inc. flourish under Walter’s leadership” says CENTURY 21 Canada Executive Vice President, Brian Rushton.

Drop by the new CENTURY 21 Pro-Expert at 9001 boul de L’Acadie, Montréal, QC or  here to discover the CENTURY 21 difference. 

 

Media contact

Leigh Kjekstad

PR Communications Specialist

CENTURY 21 Canada

Leigh.kjekstad@century21.ca 

604-606-2139

 

About CENTURY 21 Canada™

Century 21 Canada Limited Partnership (century21.ca) is a real estate master franchisor with complete rights to the CENTURY 21® brand in Canada.

The CENTURY 21 System is one of the world’s largest and most recognized residential real estate sales organizations with approximately 8,000 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices worldwide and over 118,000 sales professionals. CENTURY 21 provides comprehensive technology, marketing, training, management, and administrative support for its members in 80 countries and territories worldwide.

Independently Owned and Operated. ®/™ trademarks owned by Century 21 Real Estate LLC used under license or authorized sub-license. ©2018 Century 21 Canada Limited Partnership.

The trademarks REALTOR®, REALTORS® and the REALTOR® logo are controlled by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify real estate professionals who are members of CREA. Used under license.

 

 

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