Let Us Help With Your Spring Cleaning

There’s no better feeling than coming home to a clean house, which should be motivation enough to tackle a deep clean during this upcoming spring season. Spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity to get rid of all the stuff you can live without. While it’s true that taking on an entire home can make you feel like an ant about to climb a mountain, breaking it down room by room can ease the burden.

Start by making a checklist of all the essential tasks you need to do for each room in the house. Go through your checklist and check off everything you’ve done so far. It’s such a satisfying feeling when you start checking items off your list and it gives you just the motivation you need to go on. Now, no one said you have to get everything done in one weekend; if you give yourself five tasks per weekend, you can easily complete your list before spring ends. Go at your own pace and make sure you focus on the areas in your home that really need the most attention. The notorious and dreaded spring cleaning has an upside: it’s a project that will allow you to feel good about getting rid of all the stuff you don’t need, especially when you are looking to sell or simply de-clutter.

You can sell your unwanted items on Kijiji. This popular online advertising service has come up with a way to help you de-clutter while at the same time make a profit for your efforts! Another way to rid yourself of unwanted belongings and feel good about it at the same time is to donate unwanted clothing items, old toys and accessories. Take the extra step to help a foundation or donation and make a difference in your community. This time of year is also famous for hosting yard sales! If you like to get hands on, set up your very own street sale and invite your neighbours to participate to increase traffic in the community on the day of the sale. Some tips for hosting a successful yard sale are below:

  • Make sure you advertise! Have the kids create posters they can place around town. Don’t forget, less is more, so avoid the glitter and drawings and make sure the information is bold, clear, and short.
  • Have a plan: Not everyone is crazy about sifting through your used goods for the perfect find. Place hot ticket items at the front to draw people in and make them want to explore the sale further.
  • Name a Price: Make sure that all items are clearly marked with a price so your visitors can decide whether or not they would like to purchase it based on the price. If you have a bunch of small items, you can also create a table where all items are priced under a certain amount to encourage people to buy in multiples. People love a good bargain!

Armed with a plan and enthusiasm, you’re spring cleaning efforts will pay off in no time!

Listing Your Home in Spring is a Good Choice

On average, over the past five years in the Greater Toronto Area, selling your home in May could net you $60,000 more than if you were to sell in January. Last year’s Spring Market Report trends prove that there was a significant price increase and high demand in the GTA during the first quarter of 2017. Supply increased in the last few weeks of March, as more Sellers chose to list their homes.

We all know that timing can be everything, and choosing when to buy or sell a home could save you tens of thousands of dollars. While there tends to be more inventory for Buyers to choose from, there’s usually more competition which benefits Sellers.

Aside from the nice weather, a home tends to show better in spring and summer. Almost all houses look better in the late spring and summer when flowers start to bloom and the grass turns green again, so if curb appeal is a concern for you, this may be something to consider. More Buyers are also ready to buy as they might be looking to use their tax refunds as a down payment and with tax refund cheques in the bank, spring buyers pay full price more often. The advantage for Sellers with kids is that moving in the summer means schooling isn’t interrupted.
Overall, it’s a win-win.

Annual Kingsway-Lambton United Church Art Show & Sale

Twenty-one years ago, the Kingsway-Lambton Art Show & Sale was born! Searching for a fundraising event to help support a number of community charities and with the initial professional guidance of Judy Smith of Westmount Gallery, a group of dedicated members of Kingsway-Lambton United Church began inviting established juried artists and young emerging talent to come together for a show and sale. This has grown into a much anticipated spring event, attracting a growing number of art enthusiasts to a day of colour and exuberance, providing an opportunity to meet and learn from the artists and…BUY ART FOR GOODNESS’ SAKE!

Rose Kutzko & The Property Team continue to be a Proud Sponsor of the Annual Kingsway-Lambton United Church Art Show & Sale.

Join us on April 7, 2018 at this incredible fundraising event featuring 33 Canadian Artists!


(SOLD) 1333 Bloor St, Mississauga, Ontario

CLICK HERE to contact Rose Kutzko & The Property Team for more information or call 416-453-7673

1333 Bloor St #1011

Price: $439,000.00
MLS# W4080986
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1000-1199
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Welcome to Applewood Place! Spacious 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Suite With Large Balcony & Breath Taking Views Of Toronto’s Skyline! Open Concept Living and Dining Room, Spacious Bedrooms, Eat-In Kitchen, Tons Of Closet Space & Additional Ensuite Storage. Executive Amenities Includes Rooftop Pool & Sundeck, Exercise Room, Tennis Court, Guest Suites, Tuck Shop, 24 Hr Concierge. Conveniently Located Near Transit, School, Parks, Shopping.