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You have decided to put your home in the Okanagan on the market with the hope of selling quickly for top dollar. Those are the goals of all sellers! Unfortunately, listing your home for sale is just the beginning of what could end up becoming a long and unpredictable process. One of the keys of home selling that can speed up or slow down the process is the negotiation.

The negotiation is one of the most crucial steps to determine the success of the deal. It has a direct impact on how fast your property sells and how much of a return on investment (if any) you will see. Sellers need to be open-minded as their attitude towards the negotiation process will dictate whether the transaction stalls or moves forward toward closing the sale.

It is

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I’m super proud to announce that I’m #3 in sales out of 150 agents in my office for 2018!

Thank you to all my clients! I’m very grateful.

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Thinking of moving anytime soon?

If so, have you started going through all your stuff and figuring out what will be coming to the new place? Or have you gotten frustrated as you just don’t quite know how the heck you’re even going to begin doing all that?!

Moving in the Okanagan can be a stressful situation on its own, never mind trying to separate the “taking withs” from “not-taking-withs”.

The earlier you begin, the less stress you’ll have!

So, without further ado, here are 3 easy tips for deciding what to keep when moving:

1. Why not call a friend to help?

Unless you’ve gone through a move recently, chances are pretty good that you’ll be looking at years and years of personal belongings you’ve accumulated, which you now need to

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Hiring the right real estate agent can make or break the deal along the way with a few other considerations. If a seller is considering putting their home on the market, then they need to make sure they have done their due diligence with the home selling process. Hiring a professional who is able to articulate and fully explain the home selling process will make a difference and result in a smooth transaction for all parties. Find other reasons a home seller can sabotage their home sale!

1-   Not Hiring a Professional Real Estate Agent

Hiring a professional and full-time Real Estate agent is key in the sale of a property. A professional Realtor will prepare recent comparable sales to help in setting the appropriate price for the property. If a

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5 out of 5

Annette represented me and my wife last year with the purchase of our new property. My wife and I have bought and sold several homes over the years and this was by far the most challenging purchase we’ve ever made. The seller made the negotiations very difficult and I believe most agents would have walked away, not Annette! After several weeks we managed to finally get a deal and we couldn’t be happier. Annette really went above and beyond for us and we’re grateful for all of her efforts.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019 by Justin Farquhar

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Moving can be stress free and efficient in the Okanagan by following a few easy tips that will make your move more streamlined. 

Plan Ahead:

Give yourself at the very least, a 2 month window prior to your move so you can pace yourself and not be stressed. Planning ahead will help you stay organized, and give you the time you need to tackle your move one step at a time. When you plan your move ahead of time, it will help you move smarter, faster and cheaper.  

Downsize and Donate:

Go through one room at a time. Sort through your closets, drawers, cupboards, attic, basement and garage. As you go through each room, sort your belongings into 3 sections. The first section is for belongings that you're going to keep and bring with you on your

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You want to list your home in Kelowna, Lake Country or Vernon?

First impressions are everything when selling a home, so it’s imperative your home is “show ready” when you list it for sale. Some home sellers will hire a professional stager or decorator to help them with staging while others will go at it alone. Below are 6 ugly staging mistakes that seller’s often make along with advice on how to avoid them.

Remember Annette has great knowledge and will help you with home staging free of charge when listing your home.

  1. Old  Furniture

If you have outdated or beat up furniture your best option is to replace it or remove it all together. Occasionally a slipcover may look good over a couch, but oftentimes slipcovers, blankets or an

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Annette Denk of Move Okanagan Real Estate is number 66 of all of Western Canada!!

So proud… and thanks to all my clients!

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Many homeowners are not aware of all the possible ways of creating an energy-efficient home. There is still this misconception that smart and eco-friendly equals expensive and luxurious. But, today you can build an energy-efficient home even if you can’t afford to have one of those glamorous, crazy expensive eco refrigerators or washing machines.

To break this misconception, we came up with seven of the best and affordable investments that will make your Okanagan home more energy-efficient and help you save money in the long run.

1. Add Insulation

Adding insulation is perhaps the most effective way of preventing heat loss. Especially in our cold Okanagan winter climate. Thanks to loft and wall insulation, you will use way less energy for

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