Purchasing your home can be one of the most exciting and important investments you ever make. As with all investments, receiving professional advice from properly credentialed people is key to protecting that investment. A home inspection is a non-invasive examination of the condition of the key systems of a residential property, from the basement to […]Read more "Protecting Yourself for Spring Home Inspection in BC"
What to do to get your home ready for potential buyers. OUTSIDE Clean up the yard Weed garden beds Tidy the lawn Plant some flowers Make any repairs that need to be done (fences, downspouts, peeling paint, etc) Make sure people can walk around your home safely (without too much clutter, or risk of […]Read more "Open House Checklist"
Everyone thinks their home is the best on the market. The reality of it is, your home (like all things in economics) is only worth what someone will pay for it. If your home is over-priced, you are likely going to be listing it to sit, and not sell. You have determined your list price […]Read more "HOW TO DETERMINE IF YOUR HOME IS OVER PRICED"
7 SIGNS YOU HAVE HIRED THE WRONG REAL ESTATE AGENT (and questions you should ask to avoid it) Buying and selling real estate is a high stakes game. You work hard, scrimp, save, stress and invest to find the perfect home. When time comes to move, who sells your home and how your home […]Read more "7 SIGNS YOU HAVE HIRED THE WRONG REAL ESTATE AGENT"
A tenant occupied property is more difficult to sell than an owner-occupied property. Aside from the 24 hour showing notice, your tenant is likely to not have your property in show-home ready condition; dishes piled up in the sink, dirty floors and bad odors are just some of the issues you may be up against…Depending […]Read more "3 tips to sell your tenant occupied home"
Loose lips sink ships (try saying that fast three times), and when it comes to selling your home what you say may very well hurt you. #1: Although you do want to talk openly & honestly about your neighborhood, you do not want to share gossip about your neighbors. Falling into defaming conversations about […]Read more "Things you DO NOT want to speak of when selling your home"
Homeowners decide to do renovations for a number of reasons, you want your space to be more livable, or you want it to sell for more and for a much quicker timeframe, but one thing is clear, you need to set a budget to ensure you stay on track with your goals. Maybe you decide […]Read more "How to renovate on a budget"
You’ve been spending so much time on projects inside your home (like that new shower you have to drag yourself out of), that your front yard is starting to scream for a bit of attention. Poor neglected, thing. You know your yard has some super curb appeal potential, but where to begin? Check out the Remodeling Impact Report: […]Read more "4 Super-Easy Curb Appeal Projects to Max Out Your Home’s Value"
One of the main gripes that people have with real estate agents is their commission. Many homeowners (mistakenly) think, “Why should I pay a real estate agent to do something I’m perfectly capable of doing myself?” The reason people avoid working with agents is because they think it’s going to cost them money. But in […]Read more "3 Ways Real Estate Agents Actually SAVE You Money During Your Home Sale"
I just accepted an offer for my house. What comes next? First of all, congratulations! Your biggest steps, arguably, will come right at the end: packing and moving your belongings, cleaning the home and vacating before the closing date and time (the day when the property changes ownership). But you will need to take several […]Read more "Steps to take before moving out of your house"