Selling Guides

I’ve prepared the following guides that detail some of the subtleties and issues relating to selling in the Vancouver real estate market.


Selling Guides


10 Biggest Mistakes Sellers Make

From incorrect financing to lack of preparation, there are countless mistakes that a seller can make when putting their house on the market. This report covers some of the most common mistakes made by sellers during the property selling process.

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27 Home-Selling Tips

“…discover how to protect and capitalize on your most important investment..”

Because your home may well be your largest asset, selling it is probably one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. To better understand the home selling process, a guide has been prepared from current industry insider reports. Through these 27 tips you will discover how to protect and capitalize on your most important investment, reduce stress, be in control of your situation, and make the most profit possible.

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Home Improvement

“… an 80% recovery at resale is still a 20% loss…”

Whether you’re considering remodeling worn-out surroundings, enlarging your home for a growing family or rebelling against yesterday’s standards, you have important investment

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Home Not Selling… Now What?

Your House Didn’t Sell ? Now What? “… The first thing to do is take a step back and analyze the situation…” You put your home up for sale and it simply didn’t sell. Undoubtedly, this has created a lot of stress, inconvenience and anxiety for you

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How to Sell Yourself

How to Sell Your Home Yourself If you ask anyone who has ever tried to sell their home themselves, they’ll tell you that from the moment the “For Sale by Owner” sign goes up, the phone begins to ring. Unfortunately, many of those calls will not be

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Importance of Pricing Correctly

Why It Is So Important That Your Home Is Correctly Priced and Marketed Properly “… Your home is your castle–even when it’s for sale…” Let’s say your terms are competitive: your timing’s clearly set. Now, what about your asking price?

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Passing the Home Inspection

Passing the Home Inspection? What Buyers Are Looking For When you put your home up for sale you place it directly under the scrutiny of buyers. Superficial changes, such as new paint and resurfaced floors can do a lot to enhance your home’s appeal.

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When Smaller is Sweeter

When Smaller is Sweeter – How to Take the Money and Run Your house is quiet except for the hum of the refrigerator or the voices from the TV. The rooms are filled with pictures and memories, but the children have grown and gone.

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Buying Guides

Buying Guides


I’ve prepared the following guides that detail some of the subtleties and issues relating to buying in the Vancouver real estate market. You’ll need to become a VIP to access the guides below.


6 Mistakes to Avoid When Trading Up to a Larger Home

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Trading Up to a Larger Home Unlike the experience of buying a first home, when you’re looking to move-up, and already own a home, there are certain factors that can complicate the situation. It’s very important for you to

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6 Must-Know Mortgage Facts

6 Things You Must Know About Mortgages Before You Buy Mortgage regulations have changed significantly over the last few years, making your options wider than ever. Subtle changes in the way you approach mortgage shopping, and even small differences.

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8 Simple Secrets to Avoid Costly Mistakes Buying Your Dream Home

8 Simple Secrets to Avoid Costly Mistakes Buying Your Dream Home So you’ve finally decided to buy your next home. Problem is while you were making up your mind, other fence sitters jumped into the home market too. Now you may be facing some

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9 Buyer Traps to Avoid

9 Buyer Traps and How to Avoid Them No matter which way you look at it buying a home is a major investment. For many homebuyers however, it can be an even more expensive process than it needs to be because many fall prey to at least a few of the

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How Much are Closing Costs?

How Much Should I Expect to Pay on Closing Costs? Whether you’re looking to buy your first home, or trading up to a larger one, there are many costs ? on top of the purchase price ? that you must figure into your calculation of affordability.

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How to Stop Paying Rent Stop Paying Rent ?

A guide to becoming a homeowner rather than a home-renter From basement suites to full houses, renting is a huge business in this country. If you currently rent, you know that paying out those hundreds of dollars every month to

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Save Thousands When Buying Saving Money ?

A guide to saving thousands of dollars when buying a home Buying a home is one of the most expensive purchases you’ll ever make, and by following some simple guidelines you can stand to save thousands of dollars.

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Jan. 2019 Vancouver Smart Real Estate Outlook

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjINCHalb_U Home listings increase while buyers remain in holding pattern Home listings continue to increase across all housing categories in the Metro Vancouver housing market while home buyer activity remains below historical averages. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,103 in January 2019, a [...]

Dec. Vancouver Smart Real Estate Outlook

Dec. Vancouver Smart Real Estate Outlook https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyAOgOs-V9s Metro Vancouver home sales decline below historical averages in 2018 Metro Vancouver home sales in 2018 were the lowest annual total in the region since 2000. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that sales of detached, attached and apartment properties reached 24,619 on the Multiple [...]

JUST LISTED: 2 BED + 2 BATH + DEN + FLEX SUB-PENTHOUSE AT MADDOX

JUST LISTED: 2 BED + 2 BATH + DEN + FLEX SUB-PENTHOUSE AT MADDOX Asking $2.29M Address: 3503 1531 Continental Street.  FANTASTIC WATER AND CITY VIEWS! Rarely available sub-penthouse at the Maddox by Cressey, 2 bed, 2 bath + den + in suite storage! oversized storage locker, plus 2 side by side regular size parking! This [...]

Just Listed! Townhouse in Steveston !

Just Listed!   Beautiful Townhouse in Steveston! [vimeo]https://vimeo.com/138708765[/vimeo]       "Imperial Landing" heritage style townhomes by Onni in Steveston Village. This 2 bed, 2.5 bath has 1323 SF with superb open floor plan on the main. With a generously sized kitchen (shaker cabinets, granite countertops and stainlesssteel appliances). Both bedrooms are generous in size [...]

New Listing! 8611 Saunders Rd, Richmond

New listing for sale at 8611 Saunders Rd, Richmond BC One of a kind custom built house in popular Saunders area. This unique 5,780 sqft home has an efficient floorplan and is built on a large ~14,000 sqft Lot! Walk in to your grand entrance with double height 20 ft ceilings in the living and [...]

August SMART Real Estate Outlook

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVBSC4nlDAY&list=PLBA10C3426F2E151E[/youtube] Housing market activity follows 10-year August averages The Metro Vancouver housing market experienced steady home sale, listing, and pricing trends for the month of August. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,771 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in August 2014. This represents [...]

New Listing! #611 – 7380 Elmbridge Way, Richmond

New listing for sale at #611 - 7380 Elmbridge Way, Richmond BC listed for $389,900. Welcome to 'Richmond Residences'. Built by Bosa, this South facing 2 bed 2 bath unit is very spacious. The unit is in the quiet side of the building facing a lovely courtyard. The location is very central with Olympic Oval, [...]

New Listing! 535 Smithe Street #301, Vancouver BC

New listing for sale at #301 - 535 Smithe Street, Vancouver BC listed for $599,000. Welcome to you PRIVATE COLLECTION HOME in Dolce at Symphony Place. Come experience this stunning luxurious spacious one bedroom loft space. It has extra tall 9'6 ceilings, H/W floors, gas fireplace, European Kitchen with Liebherr fridge, AEG 25" oven and [...]