It’s a seller’s market in Delta and all the Lower Mainland and real estate listings are a hot commodity for agents right now.
As the property owner, it’s up to you to decide which real estate agent you want to hire to represent you in the sale of your home.
Choosing between several qualified, eager representatives isn’t necessarily a straightforward task. How do you differentiate between agents and select the one that’s the best fit for you?
By asking a lot of questions.
Start by creating a short list of prospective agents using referrals from friends and from your own personal research of agents specializing in your market. Next, make an appointment to go over the following all-important questions with each...
You’re at home and you hear a knock on the door. When you answer it, an unfamiliar face is standing on the other side. The stranger introduces himself or herself as a Realtor® specializing in the local market, and he or she wants to know if you’ve contemplated selling your home.
The “door knocker” can come in many other forms: you might get a phone call, an email, or a letter in the mail. Regardless of how he or she contacts you, the goal is the same: he or she wants to list your home for sale.
In a seller’s market like we’re currently experiencing, competition for listings is fierce. Inventory is low, multiple bidding scenarios are commonplace, and listings are where all the action is.
You can’t blame a Realtor® for trying...
Selecting your dream home can be an exciting process, but it can also be a little overwhelming. Visiting house after house can be tiring, and after awhile, all the houses may start to blend together, making it difficult to make a decision.
That’s why it’s a good idea to get organized. By preparing yourself ahead of time, you will get much more out of the property tour, meaning you’ll be better equipped to make those big decisions involved in buying a home. Here’s how to make the most of a property tour.
Have a Budget
For most people, the budget is the single largest constraint in making a home purchasing decision. Knowing what you can and can’t afford will narrow down the properties that are accessible to you, and it will save...
Whether you’re buying or selling a home, there’s going to be some moving involved – and let’s be honest, there are probably a million things you’d rather be doing. We’re here to help you with some tips that will help making your move as efficient and painless as possible.
The Right Box Makes the Difference
Forgot about using flimsy cardboard boxes to move your stuff – they’ll cause you more grief than they’re worth. We provide our buyers and sellers with 50 Frogbox boxes to help with packing needs. These sturdy plastic containers are both convenient and eco-friendly. The process is straightforward: your boxes will be delivered to you at your old place prior to the move, and they’ll be picked...
Staging works. Period.
Our listing packages offer free home staging with one of our professional stagers because we firmly believe that a professionally staged home will sell faster and at a higher listing price.
It turns out that we’re not the only ones who think this. The National Association of REALTORS®’s 2015 Profile of Home Staging reveals some key statistics that prove that staging works.
Staging Affects How a Buyer Views Your Home
A whopping 96% of REALTORS® working closely with buyers agree that home staging affects some (47%) or most (49%) buyers’ views of a home. In other words, staging matters. Only 4% believed that staging does not have an effect on how a buyer views a home.
Staging Eases Visualization
The idea of staging...
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