The Deutschmann Team
Phone: (519) 841-6511


Now that the weather has turned colder, you’re probably spending more time indoors and contemplating how to keep yourself busy over the winter months.  Maybe you’re thinking it might be a good time to update a room with a fresh coat of paint or perhaps a major renovation is in the works.

I’ve seen a lot of homes over the course of my real estate career – some with well-chosen colour palettes and tasteful renovations and some that shout “do-it-yourself”.  There’s no doubt that doing it right the first time will result in a faster sale with a higher resale value when it comes time to list your home.

If you’re planning any home improvements this winter and would like a little advice on how to make your home stand out from the crowd, please don’t hesitate to give me a call. I’d be happy to share my thoughts on the best improvements to invest in and even recommend a great paint colour! And, if you don’t think you’re qualified enough to tackle a home improvement yourself, I can even recommend a few companies to help get you started.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Exciting Giveaways!

We've had some exciting giveaways this fall, and we have another very exciting Christmas one starting this week!

If you aren't following us on Facebook yet, please take a moment to like our business page.  We have a contest or giveaway happening each month this fall that you do not want to miss out on!

Who doesn't want free stuff!  It's going to be an exciting season.  

Market Report

The Fall real estate season is still performing well. Read Drew's report here on how October finished off:


Featured Listings:

Final Phase in Carriage Crossing - Starting at $1,375,000

Only a few lots left for the final phase in Carriage Crossing! We are now closing homes in 2019. Make sure you reserve your lot today! Custom build your dream home with Deutschmann Homes in Waterloo's prestigious Carriage Crossing! Premium upgrades included! For more information and pricing:  Want to see pictures of finished homes and previous model homes?  Check out our profile on Houzz:

312 Snyder's Road E, Baden - $1,199,900

Nicely-appointed bungalow on 1.3 acres. Huge addition on back of home with 3500 sqft + shop - this shop has it all - you won't find cleaner! Full listing at

Coming Soon!

Spectacular Waterloo Estate property located in prestigious Old Colonial Acres - approximately 4500 square feet and situated on ¾ of an acre.  

Spacious sidesplit in a quiet Lakeshore, Waterloo neighbourhood! This home features 6 bedrooms and close to 3000 SF of finished living space! 


What's Happening in Our Region:

Santa Claus is on his way to many parade sites near Kitchener-Waterloo, beginning this weekend!

Why not check out a few of them this year.  We've compiled a list of the local parades as well as more festivities happening in our region.

Staging The Three Most Important Rooms
When your home is shown to potential buyers, every room is important. However, there are three types of rooms that buyers tend to pay particular attention to: kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms.
How do you make these rooms look great? Use these staging tips from professionals.

In the kitchen, make sure the stove, sink and countertops are spotless. In addition, the countertops should be clear of anything that isn’t absolutely necessary. You want to create the impression that there is a lot of counter space!

In the cupboards, refrigerator and pantry, make sure all food items are facing forward.

In the bathrooms, make sure everything is clean and uncluttered, especially around the toilet and in the cabinet under the sink. Remove personal items from the countertop. If there is a shower curtain, keep it open. Make sure that the towels match and are neatly hung on the rack.

As a rule of thumb, the more you can make the bathrooms look like those in a nice hotel, the better!

In the bedrooms, make sure the bed is neatly made, preferably with matching covers and pillow cases. Make sure that items that are stored under the bed are not sticking out enough to be seen. 

Closets should be tidy with nothing on the floor except shoes (neatly arranged). It’s okay to have a lot of clothes, as long as they are all hanging neatly. If there are non-clothing items in the closet - such as loose files and papers - store them somewhere else.

Don’t leave any clothes lying on the bed, chair or dresser, even if they are nicely folded. Don’t have anything in the laundry hamper. 

Want more staging tips? Call me today.
How To Buy The Right Home, Quickly
You’re in a rush. You have just three weeks to find and buy the right home. Whoa! How are you going to make that happen?

Don’t stress. Here are some tips that will help:

  • Get a pre-approved mortgage. With this document you’ll know exactly what you can afford. A seller will take your offer-to-purchase more seriously, too.
  • Make a wish list. Be clear about what you want in a home. Two bedrooms or three? A finished basement? A large kitchen? A spacious backyard? If you know what you want, you’ll be able to quickly zero in on the right homes.
  • Be flexible. You may have a wish list, but to find a home quickly you’ll also need to be flexible. Think about what you absolutely must have in a new home.
  • Neighbourhood matters. Generally, buying a less than ideal home in a great neighbourhood is better than purchasing the perfect home in a bad area. So, create a list of neighbourhoods you’ll consider.
  • Work with a REALTOR®. A good REALTOR® like me can help you view the best opportunities on the market and quickly select the right home for you.
The Practically Perfect Open House
If you plan to have an open house to help sell your property, you will obviously want to make the best impression possible on potential buyers.

It is very important that all minor repairs be completed before the open house. Even a squeaking door can be a distraction to buyers.

Obviously, you’re going to make sure everything is clean and uncluttered. Also consider the lighting. Check that every room is well lit and that there are no burnt-out bulbs. This is especially important in darker spaces.

If you have pets, consider taking them to a “pet day camp” or kennel, or just take them for a long walk in the park. Pets and open houses are rarely a good mix. You don’t want buyers with allergies feeling uncomfortable.

If possible, remove personal items such as family pictures and trophies. Remember that buyers want to visualize themselves living in the home, and your personal items become a distraction. 

Finally, avoid being home during your open house. Let me, as your REALTOR® be the host!
notable, quotable... quotes!

“There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.”
Christopher Morley

“You cannot dream yourself character; you must hammer and forge it.”
James A. Froude

“Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.”
Malcolm Forbes

If you do not wish to receive future emails, please click unsubscribe.

RE/MAX TWIN CITY REALTY INC. , 83 Erb St W, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6C2 Canada

Trusted Email Powered by IXACT Contact®