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This latest show we are featuring is the TRUSTED REGINA DIRECTORY DIRTY JOBS Show.

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Trusted Regina Real Estate trusted tip on Drive-Up Appeal


“Drive-Up Appeal”:  Get your Property Ready to Show


When preparing your property to show, work your way from the outside in.  It is essential that your home possess a certain “drive-up appeal.”  Remember, a potential buyer’s first impression of your house is formed while s/he is still sitting in the realtor’s car.  So, first, you need to view your house from this perspective.  Go stand on the opposite curb and observe your property.  Compare it to surrounding properties.  Concentrate on the following three areas:





How does your landscaping measure up compared to the rest of the neighbourhood?  If you guess it would rate below-average, make a few adjustments.  You might want to consider buying some bushes and planting them around the property.  Do not buy trees, however—mature trees are expensive, so you will not see a return on your investment.  And immature trees don’t tend to significantly improve the immediate appearance of your home.  

If the problem with your yard isn’t a case of too little greenery, but rather too much, get out the pruning shears.  The purpose of landscaping is to complement the home, not hide it.  Overgrown shrubs should be sheared to a height near the bottom of the windows.  Remove any ivy clinging to the side of the house.  Tree limbs should be high enough that you’re able to walk beneath.  Trim any branches that bar the way. 



Your lawn should be freshly cut and watered, and an even colour.  If there are brown spots, make sure you begin to remedy this well in advance of putting the house on the market.  You may want to re-sod areas, and you need to make sure these spots are given enough time to grow, so they will match the existing lawn.  Also, if you decide to use fertilizer, you’ll want to allow enough time for it to take effect.  Rake up any leaves or grass cuttings.

Planting a few flowers is an easy way to add colour and vibrancy to your yard, enhancing the first impression of your home.  Invest in a full flat of mature, colourful flowers, such as petunias or periwinkles, which last the length of the growing season.  Do not buy bulbs or seeds—they won’t necessarily grow enough by the time you begin showing to achieve the desired effect.  If you don’t have an area in which to plant flowers, consider purchasing a few flower pots for your porch and planting flowers or blooming plants.


If you have a pool, keep it sparkling and leaf-free.

House Exterior


When you view your house from across the street, does it appear weathered or faded?  If so, it’s probably time to treat it to a fresh coat of paint.  This is usually a sound investment; new paint can do wonders to increase a home’s perceived value.


Stay away from unusual or loud colours.  The new colour should fit in with surrounding houses, and complement the style and structure of your house. 




Examine the roof closely.  Old or leaking roofs should be replaced.  If there are leaks, you’ll have to disclose this detail to the homebuyer anyway, and they will want it replaced.If there isn’t any apparent damage, however, wait for word from the home inspector before making repairs.  


The Front Door and Porch: 


The front door and surrounding area should look particularly fresh and welcoming, as this will be the buyer’s first up-close impression as they enter the house.  If you paint nothing else, at least give the door a new coat. Replace the doorbell if it is broken and polish the door fixture until it gleams.  Wash the mailbox. Keep the porch swept and buy a new plush doormat.  All of these little things will contribute to the overall effect of a well-cared-for and welcoming home. 



Ensure the lock works smoothly and the key fits properly. When a homebuyer visits your house, the Realtor will open the front door with a key.  You don’t want the buyers’ first experience to be of waiting on the doorstep while the Realtor fumbles with the lock.








Dusyk & Barlow Insurance a Trusted Regina Insurance Expert share a tip on Fire Safety at the Cottage

Dusyk & Barlow is a 100% locally owned Regina Insurance Brokerage providing honest, reliable, and personalized service to all their clients. Their long standing reputation in the community remains strong through maintaining high standards of excellence and ensuring that their clients insurance needs are met.

They are you Trusted Regina insurance experts !

Here they share a tip on Fire Safety at the Cottage:




In Ontario, enjoying time with family and friends at the cottage is synonymous with summer. But don't forget that fire doesn't take vacations. You are responsible for keeping your family and friends fire safe so minimize the risk of fire and burn injury by including these important fire safety tips in your vacation plans:

Always stay in the kitchen while cooking. Make sure cooking utensils, paper towels and anything else that can burn are kept a safe distance from the stove. Always keep a proper fitting lid near the stove when cooking. If a pot catches fire, slide the lid over the pot and turn off the stove. Cooking and drinking do not mix. Excessive alcohol use is a contributing factor in many cooking-related fires. Drink responsibly and keep an eye on those who do not.

For all Ontario homes, cottages, cabins and seasonal homes to have working . Test smoke alarms monthly and each time you return to the cottage. Pack new smoke alarms and batteries in case they need to be replaced. Early warning is critical to safely escaping a fire.  It’s the law smoke alarms on every storey and outside all sleeping areas 

Make sure everyone in your cottage knows what to do if the smoke alarms sound, if possible, and determine who will be responsible for helping young children, older adults or anyone else who may need assistance to escape a fire.  Plan two ways out of every room 



Remember, you are responsible for the fire safety of your family and friends. Enjoy the summer and stay fire safe. Click here for more cottage fire safety tips.

The Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) thanks the Insurance Bureau of Canada for its support to create a province where no one is hurt by fire. Click here for more information about the OFM. 


There are 2 Dusyk & Barlow locations to best serve you  4615 Albert Street South and  302 University Park Drive or find them online here . Read the words of their happy clients on their listing On the Regina Directory they are your TRUSTED REGINA INSURANCE EXPERTS  


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