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Buying or selling your home is the most important financial decision for most ... and it is also one of the most important life decisions. Your home is where the heart is - where children grow, families and friends gather, and many lifetime memories are made. Trust your decisions about real estate to someone who knows the importance of your home.... Scott Dolan with Realty Executives continually strives to provide the highest professional standards in order to exceed all of your real estate expectations. If you would like some up to the minute information on ANY property, just give Scott a quick call......he can help! Scott Dolan with Realty Executives is a Trusted Saskatoon expert for all your real estate needs.

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Here Scott shares a great tip on How to Maximize Your Selling Potential During Winter:

Some say winter is the worst time to sell a home. Given the cold and stormy weather we have been experiencing, there are definitely challenges, but don't be discouraged. First impressions and lasting impressions are key to progress potential buyers into active buyers. Be very wary as the slightest discomfort or issue can sour this experience and turn a buyer away from your home, but by addressing a few key areas, any winter woes can be easily avoided. Here are five simple tips to maximize the showing potential of your home during the winter months.

1. Don't Let Winter be an Obstacle It’s storming or just post-storm, but you have showings booked for your home. (You must have motivated buyers to go out in that weather!) Don't make it even more of a chore for them, be sure to shovel your drive or walkway so that the first impression is a clean and accessible entry. Buyers have been known to turn away, rather than hike to the doorway in knee deep snow and risk snow in their shoes, wet pants, and wet socks.

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2. Consider Your Home’s Temperature Remember, buyers are usually viewing more than one home at a time, and thus traveling around and running in and out of cars or up and down elevators in condos. Typically they will be dressed for the great outdoors, so although having the heat way up is great for lounging on the couch, it can be oppressive for visiting buyers. Be sure to monitor the temperature of the entire house and set it appropriately.

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3. Get Buyers Out of the Dark and Into the Light The winter months also mean shorter days and less natural light. Be sure to have adequate lighting in every room. Dark rooms are depressing when coming in from the cold. Keep it bright in the winter. Some may object for energy saving reasons, but it is best to leave all the lights on before showings or use timers. This allows you to set the mood lighting, and saves the buyers fumbling for light switches. Remember first impressions. Is your home a sanctuary or an oasis from the cold?

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4. Preparation is Key Be sure to prepare for those wet and snowy shoes and boots. No one likes having snow and dirt tracked around there home by shoes or wet socks, just as no one enjoys having wet socks and dodging puddles in the doorway. Be sure to have a "Shoes Off" sign. Place an absorbent mat protecting your stone or wood flooring. Be sure to have a shoe tray or appropriate storage area for shoes, not only to avoid the puddles but to show off the organization of your home. Apply this also to winter jackets, hats and scarves. Show functioning and organization by thoughtfully arranged set ups, don't just have outerwear exploding out of closets or haphazardly hanging on hooks or coat racks.

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5. Pet-Friendly—and Groomed! If you do own pets, be sure to have the appearance of clean pets…especially dogs. We love our furry friends, but it’s best not to leave those dirty slush-soaked towels and doggy outfits laying around. The last thing you want is the smell of wet dog greeting your buyers at the front door. Scott Dolan is your Trusted Saskatoon Realtor – working hard to find the right fit for you and your family! Give him a call – you will be glad you did!

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Original article : Trusted team brag about Scott Dolan Trusted Saskatoon real estate agent posted by Trusted Saskatoon | January 15, 2013 09:57

When you are looking to buy or sell a property, there are a few very important things we all have in mind. You want to work with someone who knows their stuff, knows the market, can handle all of your questions….someone who can handle all the details. Perhaps the most important is working with someone that you trust. is happy to introduce our newest partner in the Saskatoon Real Estate categoryScott Dolan is a Trusted Saskatoon real estate agent!

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When you choose to work with Scott Dolan a Trusted Saskatoon Realtor, you are working with a true professional who is working FOR YOU. When you meet with Scott, you will find an easy-going and incredibly genuine person who is truly there to help you with your specific needs. Finding your new home should be one of the best experiences in your life!

Working with Scott, you are working with someone who puts your needs first – how refreshing! In addition to his education in Real Estate, Scott has a background in construction, and his experience in carpentry lends itself very well to his real estate career…. You can trust that Scott will be there to give you honest advice on your property, regardless of whether you are buying or selling. Always striving to be of value to his clients, Scott’s Facebook page has a wealth of information about your home – from real estate news to mortgage information, even tips on decorating and trends...and his clients love him !!

Jacqueline Rybchinski said " I would love to nominate our realtor! We listed our house at the beginning of May. We explained to Scott Dolan that we just recently had a baby and we are growing out of our house. We wanted to move quickly but wanted to be sure we got a fair market value for our house. He was sure to research the market for our area. We listed and had a few viewings all of which Scott made sure we had plenty of time to vacate our house always taking into consideration that we have children to pack up. He was dedicated and understood our urgency to get out of our house making sure to have open houses on the weekend for us. Our house was only listed for 3.5 weeks and we had a great offer come our way! All along the way Scott was very helpful in assisting us to find a home to move onto. He understood what was important to us in a new home. He found quite a few suitable listings for us to look at. In the end he helped assist us in finding what we think is our dream home. I can not begin to explain how thankful we are to have had such an amazing realtor! I think that Scott Dolan should be listed on this website as he is a powerful resource for anyone who is in the market to buy or sell a home! He went above and beyond to help us with tge sale of our old house and to help us find our new house! I suggested for a friend to use him and she had her house sold in less than a week. Then he called and thanked me for the referral by giving us a referral gift! It was very thoughtful!"

Scott Dolan is your Trusted Saskatoon Realtor – working hard to find the right fit for you and your family! Give him a call – you will be glad you did! 

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