We Did It Again!

Those of you that received last month’s newsletter will remember our first attempt at bringing a chef into a home to feature the kitchen, The Chef Video Idea, and it worked! That home had 10 direct competitors but we sold within 10 days and it’s already completed! Well, we’re doing it again! This time for a spectacular view home in South Surrey, this time with Chef Alistair Veen from Tap Restaurant in South Surrey. Make sure to checkout the video below, and to share, which always helps us achieve the best results for our clients by increasing the organic reach. If you’ve got questions about how to market your home, make sure to reach out. Enjoy!

You Had Me At ‘Back Up’

With the majority of markets across the Fraser Valley returning to fairly normal balanced markets or low sellers markets we’ve seen the return of back-up offers being submitted, and successfully leveraged!

Prior to the last few months there wasn’t too much point in submitting a back-up, if a buyer had gone to all the effort of winning in multiple offers they were very, very likely to remove their subjects – if there even were any subjects.
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Lindsay’s Corner

’Tis the season of BBQ and patio sitting…so let’s give you something pretty to look at while you’re out there! Hands up if you’re more than a little intimidated by the thought of designing and making your own patio planters. If you raised your hand, we are here to help. Did you know that it’s often SO MUCH CHEAPER than buying your planters ready made? It’s true. If you’re struggling for ideas and how to get started I highly recommend checking out; they have hundreds of “recipes” for hanging baskets, and planters. They tell you everything from what size of planter you’ll need, to what plants to buy, to where to put them in the container. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. I thought it would be fun to share one of my favourites called “Outdoor Elegance”. I love it because it’s timeless and versatile; it goes with almost any style/colour of door. The original recipe calls for tall grasses as the centrepiece but this year I made mine with an evergreen dwarf Alberta Spruce because sometimes I like to get a little crazy, you know what I mean? Don’t be afraid to take the recipe and make it your own. Here’s how to do it:

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We love our friends at Cedar Rim and they stock all kinds of Proven Winners plants for all of your gardening needs; they also have a huge variety of containers for you to choose from. When you stop in, tell them Lindsay & David say hello.

Lindsay’s Corner

We take Mother’s Day very seriously around here and as such we ran three days of Facebook giveaways in anticipation of the big day.  Congratulations to Mase Ubico who won the Blacksmith Bakery gift card, Curtis Braun who won the Reward Fitness Studio gift card, and Christy Yost who won the gorgeous hanging basket from Cedar Rim.  This mama hopes that all of YOU mamas were spoiled with breakfast in bed (even if it was inedible) and the opportunity to put your feet up and drink your coffee WHILE IT WAS STILL HOT!  

Lindsay’s Corner – Fort Langley Food & Beer Festival 2019

Hello friends! I know it’s hard to believe (especially given the buckets of rain coming down pretty darn frequently these days) but May long weekend really is just around the corner, and that means, so is the Fort Langley beer and food festival! The David Smith Homes Group is proud to be one of the sponsors of this event for the second year in a row. We are going to be on site for the entire event and we hope you’ll come on over to our tent and say hello. Did you know that in addition to being the real mastermind behind the David Smith Homes Group (right Dave?), I’m also pretty handy with a camera? It’s true! I’ve run a photography business since 2011. We thought it would be awesome to have a little photo booth set up at our tent so that you can swing by and have me document all the fun you’re having. It’s going to be a fantastic afternoon requiring lots of sustenance in both liquid and solid form so make sure you stop by to see our friends at Blacksmith Bakery (also on site) to fill your bellies with some delicious food. Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets.

See you there!