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Please visit our Open House at 312 545 SYDNEY AVE in Coquitlam.
Open House on Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MUST SEE!! this bright & spacious, 1 bedroom top floor apartment w. city & mountains view is centrally located on quiet c-d-s. FEATURES: tasteful decor w/fresh paint throughout, vaulted ceiling & f/p in the liv. room. Kitchen has w. SSappliances, newer counter, sink. Bathroom has soaker spa-like tub, new light fixtures & mirror. Covered oversized balcony off liv rm, provides year round enjoyment of morning coffees & summer barbeques. Spacious mstr. bedroom will fit large furniture. Next to Burnaby, close to SFU, the Gables is Bosa built & is short walk from LOUGHEED MALL, SKYTRAIN, bus, shops & restaurants. A solid, well run building. PET FRIENDLY. Maintenance incl: heat, hot water, gas & laundry. OPEN HOUSE: March 8, 1-3pm.
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Please visit our Open House at 312 545 SYDNEY AVE in Coquitlam.
Open House on Sunday, April 19, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MUST SEE!! this bright & spacious, 1 bedroom top floor apartment w. city & mountains view is centrally located on quiet c-d-s. FEATURES: tasteful decor w/fresh paint throughout, vaulted ceiling & f/p in the liv. room. Kitchen has w. SSappliances, newer counter, sink. Bathroom has soaker spa-like tub, new light fixtures & mirror. Covered oversized balcony off liv rm, provides year round enjoyment of morning coffees & summer barbeques. Spacious mstr. bedroom will fit large furniture. Next to Burnaby, close to SFU, the Gables is Bosa built & is short walk from LOUGHEED MALL, SKYTRAIN, bus, shops & restaurants. A solid, well run building. PET FRIENDLY. Maintenance incl: heat, hot water, gas & laundry. OPEN HOUSE: March 8, 1-3pm.
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There are several reasons why you may need to sell your home quickly. For example, a job change may require a speedy relocation to another city, or you may have purchased another property and don't want to be stuck too long with two mortgages.

 

Here are some tips that can help get the sold sign on your front lawn sooner.

  •  Be realistic with price. If you set the listing price higher than the current market value of your home, then you're not going to get many, if any, viewers. You want the list price to be attractive, which means listing at the current market value.
  •  Get things fixed. You probably don't have time for a major renovation. So just make sure everything in your home is in good working order. Deal with any obvious maintenance issues, such as a leaking faucet or a gate hanging precariously on one hinge.
  •  Ensure your home shows well, inside and outside. Eliminate clutter. Trim hedges. Make sure every room has adequate lighting, especially the basement. Imagine that a special guest is visiting your home, then clean up and prepare accordingly.
  • Be flexible with viewing times. You want as many potential buyers as possible to see your home. So don't restrict viewing times to just Saturdays. Make sure your home is as "available" as possible for showings. This may cause you and your family some inconvenience, but the reward will be selling your property sooner.
  •  Work with a good REALTOR®. Find an agent who understands the area and the local market well. He or she will be able to recommend a variety of strategies that will help sell your home faster, and for a good price.

 

 Of course, there's no way to guarantee that you'll sell your home within the time frame you want. But these tips will certainly increase the chances that you will.

 

Looking for a good REALTOR® who knows the area well? Call today

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Please visit our Open House at 312 545 SYDNEY AVE in Coquitlam.
Open House on Sunday, April 12, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MUST SEE!! this bright & spacious, 1 bedroom top floor apartment w. city & mountains view is centrally located on quiet c-d-s. FEATURES: tasteful decor w/fresh paint throughout, vaulted ceiling & f/p in the liv. room. Kitchen has w. SSappliances, newer counter, sink. Bathroom has soaker spa-like tub, new light fixtures & mirror. Covered oversized balcony off liv rm, provides year round enjoyment of morning coffees & summer barbeques. Spacious mstr. bedroom will fit large furniture. Next to Burnaby, close to SFU, the Gables is Bosa built & is short walk from LOUGHEED MALL, SKYTRAIN, bus, shops & restaurants. A solid, well run building. PET FRIENDLY. Maintenance incl: heat, hot water, gas & laundry. OPEN HOUSE: March 8, 1-3pm.
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Ever meet someone at a social event and immediately forget their name? Try this technique for understanding and using memory's nature to your advantage.

Sometimes one of the important aspects to career success can be something intangible like how likeable you are.

That vague feeling of goodwill is often determined by how genuine you seem when interacting with others. One of the first steps to showing someone you sincerely care about what they’re saying is remembering what they say—especially their name.

According to a Dale Carnegie training course I took last year, the sweetest sound to anyone’s ear—no matter what language it’s in—is their name. Without nailing down this first step, it can be difficult to move forward in building a genuine professional or personal relationship. Unfortunately, this can be a difficult task since someone else’s name often doesn’t mean anything to us (it’s just another word) so it’s difficult for our brains to remember it. The solution to our forgetfulness?

According to the course, our memory works best when we remember scenes and images. Our minds are "associate machines" so in order for you to remember something—like a name—you need to form your own association to it. This is called the memory-linking technique.

It works like this: When you meet someone, pay close attention to what they’re saying so that you can use the details to associate them to your images. Associating a name with a personality trait, an occupation, a visual cue, or where someone’s from is an effective tactic.

Carnegie says: Paint a mind picture of the person whose name you wish to remember doing something that reminds you of the person’s name. Have the face and body of the person you wish to remember in the picture so that, when the picture comes to mind, you get both the face and the name.

Using those details, make up some kind of clear, vivid mental impression exaggerated in color and motion. The more ridiculous and outlandish the details are, the better your chances of remembering.
"The sweetest sound to anyone’s ear—no matter what language it’s in—is their own name."

For example, if you meet Jill Hamlette who’s a professional basketball player, imagine her fighting with Jack over an enormous piece of ham in her basketball uniform. If you meet Bill Turner who’s a musician, imagine him DJing at a turntable with a bunch of dollar bills in his hands. If you meet Gus White, imagine a gust of wind so strong whipping by that it turns Gus’s face, hair, and clothes into a powdery white. How about Ashley from China? Imagine her running on the Great Wall of China throwing ash over the sides.

Remember that the images should be so ridiculous that they could never happen in real life because we tend to only remember things if they stand out from the surrounding environment. If an association based on the details you’re given doesn’t work, you can also associate the person with someone else you know based on their appearances or the sound of their name.

"Forgetting someone’s name is less about having a "bad memory" and more because you didn’t really try to listen."

However, before you can form any association to anyone’s name, you must first truly listen to what they’re saying. Remember that forgetting someone’s name is less about having a "bad memory" and more because you didn’t really try to listen or commit to remembering their name with a technique. If you didn’t hear the person say their name, always ask again.

You can use Carnegie’s memory linking technique to remember just about anything—even facts and figures. The secret is making an association with all of these things in your mind.

Article by Vivan Jang.

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