Anna Smith

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Protecting your Home Gadgets from Hacking


Imagine your coffee maker switching on by itself, staying on for hours, overheating and becoming a fire hazard. That's not science fiction. As more and more appliances incorporate WIFI, the opportunities for hackers to play havoc with your home gadgets increase.
 
How do you prevent that from happening? Here are some safety tips:
 
• If your gadget uses a password to access the settings, change that password frequently. Ideally, change it once every 3 months.

• Some gadgets, such as alarm systems, come with their own connection to the internet. Learn how to turn that connection off if it becomes necessary to do so.

• Don't leave an internet-connected appliance or other gadget on constantly unless it’s necessary. For example, you don't need your home speaker system connected to your digital music providers all the time. • Baby monitors with video are a common target for hackers. Use a password unique to that device and change it often. Never leave the monitor on when not in use.

• Never share passwords with anyone unless it is absolutely necessary. Most home WIFI systems have a "guest" feature with a separate password and limited access. Use it.
 
In this age of internet connectivity — from coffee makers to stereos and even washing machines — it's smart to play it safe.


Know what's connected and protect yourself.

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The 4 Ps to Maximizing your Selling Price
 
When you sell, you’ll probably want to get the best possible price for your property. Who wouldn’t? Unfortunately, there are many ways to inadvertently leave money on the table – sometimes thousands of dollars. 
 
How do you avoid that possibility? Just remember the 4 Ps:
 
• Prep. Do everything you can to prepare your home so that it looks great to buyers. Clean, declutter, fix, make improvements. Home staging can also help. In fact, effectively staged homes have been shown to sell for up to 5% more than comparable unstaged properties.


• Price. Set the right asking price. That’s crucial. If it's too low, you'll attract only deal-hunters — and you might end up getting less than you should. If the asking price is too high, however, you'll discourage those buyers who might otherwise be interested and willing to make a good offer. Be careful with pricing!


• Promotion. There may be qualified buyers out there who would be eager to see your property. But, they need to find out about your listing and the great features of your home first! Reaching these buyers requires more than merely profiling the listing on the MLS. Homes that sell for top dollar often have strong marketing — directed to the right buyers.


• Proposal. Once an offer comes in, there may be an opportunity to negotiate with the buyer to maximize the final price you get. This requires deep knowledge of the local market as well as street-smart negotiation skills. If done effectively, these negotiations can help put more money in your pocket. These four Ps are easy to remember, but sometimes not so easy to implement!


That's why working with a great real estate agent is so important. Contact me to get the conversation started.

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I have sold a property at 306 1252 Hornby ST in Vancouver.
Hurry, Hurry!! Come See this Exceptional Large one Bedroom & Den at PURE in the heart of DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER. Walking distance to English Bay, Sunset Beach, Robson shops & Yaletown restaurants! Contemporary, sleek, upscale design with expansive windows & overheight ceilings. Clean white porcelain tile throughout main living areas. Chef's Dream Kitchen with tons of European cabinetry, stone counters & island, stainless appliances incl. gas cooktop & wall oven, glass tile backsplash & huge Pantry! King-size bedroom with walk-in closet plus tons of additional built-in clothes storage. Separate den with built-in desk & bookcases. Bright outdoor balcony with plenty of space to relax. Rental & Pet friendly concrete bldg with bike room, gym & roof deck.    
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I have sold a property at 306 1252 HORNBY ST in Vancouver.
Hurry, Hurry!! Come See this Exceptional Large one Bedroom & Den at PURE in the heart of DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER. Walking distance to English Bay, Sunset Beach, Robson shops & Yaletown restaurants! Contemporary, sleek, upscale design with expansive windows & overheight ceilings. Clean white porcelain tile throughout main living areas. Beautiful rich dark wood flooring in the bedroom. Chef's Dream Kitchen with tons of European cabinetry, stone counters & island, stainless appliances including gas cooktop & wall oven, glass tile backsplash & huge Pantry and Storage Area! King-size bedroom with walk-in closet plus tons of additional custom built-in clothes storage. Separate den with built-in desk & bookcases. Bright outdoor balcony with plenty of space to relax. Shows beautifully! Rental & Pet friendly concrete bldg with bike room, lounge, children's play area, gym & roof deck. One underground parking stall. 
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Please visit our Open House at 306 1252 HORNBY ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, May 4, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Hurry, Hurry!! Come See this Exceptional Large one Bedroom & Den at PURE in the heart of DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER. Walking distance to English Bay, Sunset Beach, Robson shops & Yaletown restaurants! Contemporary, sleek, upscale design with expansive windows & overheight ceilings. Clean white porcelain tile throughout main living areas. Beautiful rich dark wood flooring in the bedroom. Chef's Dream Kitchen with tons of European cabinetry, stone counters & island, stainless appliances including gas cooktop & wall oven, glass tile backsplash & huge Pantry and Storage Area! King-size bedroom with walk-in closet plus tons of additional custom built-in clothes storage. Separate den with built-in desk & bookcases. Bright outdoor balcony with plenty of space to relax. Shows beautifully! Rental & Pet friendly concrete bldg with bike room, lounge, children's play area, gym & roof deck. One underground parking stall. Open Saturday & Sunday May 4th & 5th from 2-4 p.m.
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Please visit our Open House at 306 1252 HORNBY ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, May 5, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Hurry, Hurry!! Come See this Exceptional Large one Bedroom & Den at PURE in the heart of DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER. Walking distance to English Bay, Sunset Beach, Robson shops & Yaletown restaurants! Contemporary, sleek, upscale design with expansive windows & overheight ceilings. Clean white porcelain tile throughout main living areas. Beautiful rich dark wood flooring in the bedroom. Chef's Dream Kitchen with tons of European cabinetry, stone counters & island, stainless appliances including gas cooktop & wall oven, glass tile backsplash & huge Pantry and Storage Area! King-size bedroom with walk-in closet plus tons of additional custom built-in clothes storage. Separate den with built-in desk & bookcases. Bright outdoor balcony with plenty of space to relax. Shows beautifully! Rental & Pet friendly concrete bldg with bike room, lounge, children's play area, gym & roof deck. One underground parking stall. Open Saturday & Sunday May 4th & 5th from 2-4 p.m.
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Please visit our Open House at 306 1252 HORNBY ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, April 27, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM Must See!
Hurry, Hurry!! Come See this Exceptional Large one Bedroom & Den at PURE in the heart of DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER. Walking distance to English Bay, Sunset Beach, Robson shops & Yaletown restaurants! Contemporary, sleek, upscale design with expansive windows & overheight ceilings. Clean white porcelain tile throughout main living areas. Beautiful rich dark wood flooring in the bedroom. Chef's Dream Kitchen with tons of European cabinetry, stone counters & island, stainless appliances including gas cooktop & wall oven, glass tile backsplash & huge Pantry and Storage Area! King-size bedroom with walk-in closet plus tons of additional custom built-in clothes storage. Separate den with built-in desk & bookcases. Bright outdoor balcony with plenty of space to relax. Shows beautifully! Rental & Pet friendly concrete bldg with bike room, lounge, children's play area, gym & roof deck. One underground parking stall. Open House Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th from 2-4 pm.
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Please visit our Open House at 306 1252 HORNBY ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, April 28, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM Must See!
Hurry, Hurry!! Come See this Exceptional Large one Bedroom & Den at PURE in the heart of DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER. Walking distance to English Bay, Sunset Beach, Robson shops & Yaletown restaurants! Contemporary, sleek, upscale design with expansive windows & overheight ceilings. Clean white porcelain tile throughout main living areas. Beautiful rich dark wood flooring in the bedroom. Chef's Dream Kitchen with tons of European cabinetry, stone counters & island, stainless appliances including gas cooktop & wall oven, glass tile backsplash & huge Pantry and Storage Area! King-size bedroom with walk-in closet plus tons of additional custom built-in clothes storage. Separate den with built-in desk & bookcases. Bright outdoor balcony with plenty of space to relax. Shows beautifully! Rental & Pet friendly concrete bldg with bike room, lounge, children's play area, gym & roof deck. One underground parking stall. Open House Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th from 2-4 pm.
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I have listed a new property at 306 1252 Hornby ST in Vancouver.
Hurry, Hurry!! Come See this Exceptional Large one Bedroom & Den at PURE in the heart of DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER. Walking distance to English Bay, Sunset Beach, Robson shops & Yaletown restaurants! Contemporary, sleek, upscale design with expansive windows & overheight ceilings. Clean white porcelain tile throughout main living areas. Chef's Dream Kitchen with tons of European cabinetry, stone counters & island, stainless appliances incl. gas cooktop & wall oven, glass tile backsplash & huge Pantry! King-size bedroom with walk-in closet plus tons of additional built-in clothes storage. Separate den with built-in desk & bookcases. Bright outdoor balcony with plenty of space to relax. Rental & Pet friendly concrete bldg with bike room, gym & roof deck. Open House Sat Apr 20th 2-4 pm.
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Hurry, Hurry!! Come See this Exceptional Large one Bedroom & Den at PURE in the heart of DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER. Walking distance to English Bay, Sunset Beach, Robson shops & Yaletown restaurants! Contemporary, sleek, upscale design with expansive windows & overheight ceilings. Clean white porcelain tile throughout main living areas. Chef's Dream Kitchen with tons of European cabinetry, stone counters & island, stainless appliances incl. gas cooktop & wall oven, glass tile backsplash & huge Pantry! King-size bedroom with walk-in closet plus tons of additional built-in clothes storage. Separate den with built-in desk & bookcases. Bright outdoor balcony with plenty of space to relax. Rental & Pet friendly concrete bldg with bike room, gym & roof deck. Open House Sat Apr 20th 2-4 pm.


Anna Smith, Your Neighbourhood REALTOR®

RE/MAX Crest Realty

1428 W 7th Avenue

Vancouver, BC V6H 1C1

 

C:   604.505.1647 

O:  604-602-1111

annasmith@remax.net
www.AnnaSmithRealty.com


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Please visit our Open House at 306 1252 HORNBY ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, April 20, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Hurry, Hurry!! Come See this Exceptional Large one Bedroom & Den at PURE in the heart of DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER. Walking distance to English Bay, Sunset Beach, Robson shops & Yaletown restaurants! Contemporary, sleek, upscale design with expansive windows & overheight ceilings. Clean white porcelain tile throughout main living areas. Chef's Dream Kitchen with tons of European cabinetry, stone counters & island, stainless appliances incl. gas cooktop & wall oven, glass tile backsplash & huge Pantry! King-size bedroom with walk-in closet plus tons of additional built-in clothes storage. Separate den with built-in desk & bookcases. Bright outdoor balcony with plenty of space to relax. Rental & Pet friendly concrete bldg with bike room, gym & roof deck. Open House Sat Apr 20th 2-4 pm.
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I have listed a new property at 306 1252 HORNBY ST in Vancouver.
Hurry, Hurry!! Come See this Exceptional Large one Bedroom & Den at PURE in the heart of DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER. Walking distance to English Bay, Sunset Beach, Robson shops & Yaletown restaurants! Contemporary, sleek, upscale design with expansive windows & overheight ceilings. Clean white porcelain tile throughout main living areas. Chef's Dream Kitchen with tons of European cabinetry, stone counters & island, stainless appliances incl. gas cooktop & wall oven, glass tile backsplash & huge Pantry! King-size bedroom with walk-in closet plus tons of additional built-in clothes storage. Separate den with built-in desk & bookcases. Bright outdoor balcony with plenty of space to relax. Rental & Pet friendly concrete bldg with bike room, gym & roof deck. Open House Sat Apr 20th 2-4 pm.
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I have sold a property at 1510 HOMER MEWS in Vancouver.
The ERICKSON - world-renowned as the most prestigious building on Yaletown's waterfront. Magnificent two level townhouse with spacious rooms & luxurious finishes. Entertain your family & friends in the expansive open space on the main floor & adjoining patio. Cooking is a dream in the ultra-modern European kitchen with gas range, stone counters & adjacent pantry. Two king-sized bedrooms upstairs. Master features walk-in closet & custom built-in workstations. Sumptuous ensuite with heated floors, luxurious tub & spacious walk-in shower. Private 2 car garage & large storage room. Exclusive concierge & first-class spa-style amenities. Steps to the seawall, parks, shops & restaurants. This is the lifestyle you deserve. By appt. only.
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I have sold a property at 3280 CLERMONT MEWS in Vancouver.
Bordeaux at Champlain Gardens. Beautiful contemporary craftsman style 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath freehold townhome in great family-oriented neighbourhood close to Champlain Square Shopping Centre, library, community centre, parks and Killarney High School. Short drive to Metrotown and close to transit stops for UBC and SFU. Features high 9' ceilings, gas fireplace, gas stove and open layout. Large balcony off the family room and patio below. New hot water tank and furnace serviced in 2018. Ready to move in. Easy to show. Call now for private viewing. All 3 bedrooms on same level upstairs. Powder room on main level. Tandem 2 car garage with playroom area or use as a rec room, office or gym. Easy to show. Call now for a private viewing.
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Please visit our Open House at 1510 HOMER MEWS in Vancouver.
Open House on Friday, March 15, 2019 10:00AM - 12:00PM Agents Open House - must see! 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The ERICKSON - world-renowned as the most prestigious building on Yaletown's waterfront. Magnificent two level townhouse with spacious rooms & luxurious finishes. Entertain your family & friends in the expansive open space on the main floor & adjoining patio. Cooking is a dream in the ultra-modern European kitchen with gas range, stone counters & adjacent pantry. Two king-sized bedrooms upstairs. Master features walk-in closet & custom built-in workstations. Sumptuous ensuite with heated floors, luxurious tub & spacious walk-in shower. Private 2 car garage & large storage room. Exclusive concierge & first-class spa-style amenities. Steps to the seawall, parks, shops & restaurants. This is the lifestyle you deserve. By appt. only. Agents Open House - Friday, March 15th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM must see!
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I have listed a new property at 1510 HOMER MEWS in Vancouver.
The ERICKSON - world-renowned as the most prestigious building on Yaletown's waterfront. Magnificent two level townhouse with spacious rooms & luxurious finishes. Entertain your family & friends in the expansive open space on the main floor & adjoining patio. Cooking is a dream in the ultra-modern European kitchen with gas range, stone counters & adjacent pantry. Two king-sized bedrooms upstairs. Master features walk-in closet & custom built-in workstations. Sumptuous ensuite with heated floors, luxurious tub & spacious walk-in shower. Private 2 car garage & large storage room. Exclusive concierge & first-class spa-style amenities. Steps to the seawall, parks, shops & restaurants. This is the lifestyle you deserve. By appt. only. Agents Open House FRI MAR 8 10 AM -11:30 AM
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Please visit our Open House at 1510 HOMER MEWS in Vancouver.
Open House on Friday, March 8, 2019 10:00PM - 11:30PM Agents Open House - must see! 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
The ERICKSON - world-renowned as the most prestigious building on Yaletown's waterfront. Magnificent two level townhouse with spacious rooms & luxurious finishes. Entertain your family & friends in the expansive open space on the main floor & adjoining patio. Cooking is a dream in the ultra-modern European kitchen with gas range, stone counters & adjacent pantry. Two king-sized bedrooms upstairs. Master features walk-in closet & custom built-in workstations. Sumptuous ensuite with heated floors, luxurious tub & spacious walk-in shower. Private 2 car garage & large storage room. Exclusive concierge & first-class spa-style amenities. Steps to the seawall, parks, shops & restaurants. This is the lifestyle you deserve. By appt. only. Agents Open House FRI MAR 8 10 AM -11:30 AM
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