Tips When Buying or Selling

How to sell a haunted house

Posted on Oct 15, 2019 in Tips When Buying or Selling

When selling a haunted house, are sellers in BC required to disclose the alleged spiritual infestation?

According the Real Estate Council of British Columbia's website, when buyers and sellers are each represented by their own agent, the seller has no obligation at law to disclose a "stigma" that affects the property. Examples of these stigmas inclu...

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How much should you list your property for?

Posted on Apr 25, 2019 in Tips When Buying or Selling

Deciding what your property is worth on the open market requires equal parts science and art. The science comes from knowing what data to reference; the interpretation of that data is an art form. Price too high and your home could sit on the market for months longer than needed. Price too low and you end up leaving money on the table.

When you ask...

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Prepping for photos & videos

Posted on Oct 11, 2018 in Tips When Buying or Selling

Showcasing your property to a wide audience is the cornerstone of my marketing strategy. Here’s how you can prepare you home to make it look AMAZING in both photos and videos.

Tidy up around the house like you would for a viewing or open house. It doesn’t need to be spotless but it should be presentable.

In the washroom, put down the toilet seat, cle...

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The importance of negotiating skills

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in Tips When Buying or Selling

Negotiating is a skill that is perfected through years of experience and the hard, cold truth is the best negotiator typically wins. You want to work with a Realtor that THRIVES on winning because they won’t back down in order to wrap the deal up and get their commission.

When I represent my clients, I’m not focused on getting paid or trying to clos...

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How to deal with a low ball offer

Posted on Aug 02, 2018 in Tips When Buying or Selling

You’re selling your home and receive an insultingly low offer. What strategy can be used for dealing with low-ballers?

Your first instinct may be to dismiss the offer but my advice is to work every offer you receive, especially in a balanced or down market. When the market slows, buyers can evaporate so try hard to negotiate that offer up to where y...

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Pricing your home to sell

Posted on Jul 04, 2018 in Tips When Buying or Selling

When selling your home, smart pricing is crucial. A common misstep is to price your property too high in order to give yourself some room to negotiate down to the price you actually want.

This is the worst thing you can do. The average public are not professional real estate agents but they ARE the ones that choose what houses to see. Regular buyers...

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