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When you plan to take a journey somewhere, you hope it will be smooth sailing all the way. That simply means the trip will be relatively trouble-free, and without stress or hassles.

Well, selling your property is like a journey. So, how do you ensure that adventure will be “smooth sailing” for you?

While no one can guarantee there won’t be a challenge or two to overcome on the road to selling your home, there are proven ways to help ensure everything goes well.

First of all, preparation goes a long way toward having a successful sale. Start early. Make a list of what you need to do around your property to get it ready for buyers. That list will include cleaning and tidying, of course. But, you might also need to get some minor repairs done, and perhaps even a few upgrades (such as painting or a new kitchen sink.)

Don’t wait until the last minute if you’ll need a contractor to do those repairs or upgrades. Find and book a professional now.

Second, take the time to fully understand the selling process and what to expect. Don’t be shy about asking questions. For example, if it’s been a while since you last sold a home, you might need to refresh your understanding of how scheduling works for viewings, what staging is all about, how offers are received and considered, etc.

The better you understand the selling process, the more comfortable you’ll feel.

Thirdly, and most importantly, give me a call early in the process. I can offer the advice and help you need to sell your property quickly and for the best price. I can also make your selling adventure go smoothly and successfully.

In other words, if you want “smooth sailing”, call me!

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Imagine you've been waiting for the right moment to sell your home and you're finally ready to pull the trigger and list it. But, just as you're about to put up the sign, you notice that a few other FOR SALE signs have unexpectedly popped up in the neighbourhood.


Oh no! Now there are competing listings. Does that mean you should put your plan to sell your property on hold?


Not necessarily.


Just because comparable homes are for sale in the area doesn't mean it's not a good time to make your move. In fact, even if there is a sharp increase in local listings, active buyers might still outnumber properties available.


In that scenario, you'd likely get several interested buyers.


And, even in the case of a buyer's market, now might still be the ideal time to sell. Don't forget, your home might have desirable features that some buyers are eagerly looking for, giving your home the advantage over others on the market.


In addition, a large part of a successful sale is in how a property is marketed and promoted. With effective marketing, your home is more likely to be noticed by the right type of buyers... buyers who are actively looking for a property like yours.


So, waiting for the perfect moment to sell your home rarely makes sense.In most cases, the best time to list is now.


That being said, it is helpful to find out exactly what to expect should you list your property in today's market. To find that out, call today.

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When you set a budget for a new home, you’re obviously hoping — maybe even expecting — to find the ideal property within that price range.


But, it doesn’t always work out that way.


In fact, there are many circumstances in which you might have to rethink your budget and possibly even increase it, to get the home you want.


For example, you might find that properties in neighbourhoods you’re targeting are selling for more than you expected. In that circumstance, you might have to look for a home in a different area, or see if you can bump up your budget.


Another scenario that often comes up is changing wish lists. You may view a few homes for sale and realize that a particular feature is more important to you than you initially thought. For example, you might have budgeted for a three-bedroom home, but once you’ve seen a few properties with four, you think, “Okay, we definitely want four bedrooms!” That might result in a budget bump.


Finally, you might find that you view a property and fall in love with the place. It’s perfect. It has everything you need. You’ve got to have that home! But, its price is outside your budget.


In that case, you’ll need to weigh paying a bit more against getting a home that will have a significant and positive impact on your lifestyle and happiness.


As you can see, there’s a lot to consider when shopping for a home and trying to stay within a budget.
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I have sold a property at 503 2980 ATLANTIC AVE in Coquitlam.
Welcome to this 2 bed 2 bath 900 SF Northeast corner unit at Levo, located right beside Coquitlam Centre! Spacious and functional layout, laminate floor throughout, 2-tone kitchen cabinets with Granite countertops and S/S appliances. East facing Master bdrm with 4 pc ensuite and tranquil view towards rooftop garden. 2nd bedroom located separately. Guest bathroom with walk-in shower. Large covered Balcony. Newer Dishwasher and Freshly Painted. Building Amenities including 30,000SF rooftop garden and a large social room. Building equips with EV charging. Steps to Coquitlam Centre, aquatic Centre, Parks, schools & Lincoln Skytrain Station. 1 parking and 1 locker included. Rentals allowed Pets Friendly. Best price in the neighbourhood! Open House Sat Feb 12 1-4pm(please book your spot)
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Imagine you want to take the “trip of a lifetime” this fall. Would you leave it until the summer to start planning, booking dates, and generally getting ready?

Probably not. A trip like that is a big deal. You’d want to start making arrangements now, so by the time you’re ready to go to the airport, everything will be set for you and your family to have a great time.

The same is true when selling your home. If you intend on listing your property in the spring or summer, now is the time to start making plans.

Starting the process early in the year gives you four significant advantages:

  1. Ample time to prepare your home. Starting now gives you time to declutter your property, get needed repairs done, and otherwise make your home ready to be seen by buyers.
  2. Less stress. Unless you enjoy scrambling to get things done within a tight timeline, you want to give yourself as much time as possible to prepare for your home sale without the stress of a tight timeline. Starting early gives you that.
  3. Listing date flexibility. Starting now means you’ll likely get your property prepared for the sale early in the year. Sure, your plan might be to list in the summer. But, if the market changes or some other opportunity presents itself, you’ll be able to list sooner. Your home will be ready.
  4. More time to find your next home. If you’ll also be looking for a new home, starting the process now will give you more time to explore neighbourhoods, get financing arranged, and determine the ideal type of home for you.

As you can see, it pays to start the process now, even if you won’t be selling until spring or summer.

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I have sold a property at 701 3760 ALBERT ST in Burnaby.
The CONDO: Spacious 900 SF 2 bedroom + 1 bathroom unit in a solid BOSA built concrete building in Burnaby's sought after Vancouver Heights Area. The home features laminate floors, stone countertops, and S/S appliances, spacious full length 160 SF balcony, spacious bedrooms, and unobstructed views of the mountains and City. The BUILDING: Well maintained building, updates include patios, exterior paint, re-piping, roof, parking membrane and landscaping. Quick access to Downtown Vancouver, close to Brentwood Mall, public transportation, coffee shops and restaurants. Call to book an appointment!
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I have sold a property at 316 2343 ATKINS AVE in Port Coquitlam.
Welcome to the Pearl built by Quantum Properties. Great location in the heart of Port Coquitlam. Perfect opportunity for First time home buyer or investor. Rentals allowed. This one bedroom unit offers an open floor plan with 9'ft ceilings ,Covered patio accessible through the living room, one underground parking and one storage locker. Kitchen includes stainless steel appliances by Whirlpool, built in microwave, quartz counter tops and full heights cabinets. Great amenities with fitness center & social room. Close to the West Coast Express, school, Traboulay Trail, Gates Park, Coquitlam River, library, restaurants and shops. Open house Sunday, Jan 23 1:30pm to 4:30pm by appointments only.
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Please visit our Open House at 316 2343 ATKINS AVE in Port Coquitlam.
Open House on Sunday, January 23, 2022 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Welcome to the Pearl built by Quantum Properties. Great location in the heart of Port Coquitlam. Perfect opportunity for First time home buyer or investor. Rentals allowed. This one bedroom unit offers an open floor plan with 9'ft ceilings ,Covered patio accessible through the living room, one underground parking and one storage locker. Kitchen includes stainless steel appliances by Whirlpool, built in microwave, quartz counter tops and full heights cabinets. Great amenities with fitness center & social room. Close to the West Coast Express, school, Traboulay Trail, Gates Park, Coquitlam River, library, restaurants and shops. Open house Sunday, Jan 23 2pm to 4pm by appointments only.
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I have listed a new property at 316 2343 ATKINS AVE in Port Coquitlam.
Welcome to the Pearl built by Quantum Properties. Great location in the heart of Port Coquitlam. Perfect opportunity for First time home buyer or investor. Rentals allowed. This one bedroom unit offers an open floor plan with 9'ft ceilings ,Covered patio accessible through the living room, one underground parking and one storage locker. Kitchen includes stainless steel appliances by Whirlpool, built in microwave, quartz counter tops and full heights cabinets. Great amenities with fitness center & social room. Close to the West Coast Express, school, Traboulay Trail, Gates Park, Coquitlam River, library, restaurants and shops. Open house Sunday, Jan 23 2pm to 4pm by appointments only.
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There are numerous reasons why you might need to sell early in the year. Perhaps you even need to sell this month! Whatever your reasons, preparation is key. Make the right moves now and your sale is likely to go smoothly
and successfully.


Follow these tips:


  1. Make a list of what needs to be done around the property to prepare it for listing. That includes decluttering, cleaning, getting needed repairs done, and so forth.
  2. Schedule those tasks. On a calendar or planner, block out ample time to do everything on your list. Give yourself a time buffer because things can often take longer to do than expected.
  3. Get help. You don’t need to do everything yourself. Consider hiring a painter, contractor, cleaning service, and other professionals. Outsourcing can reduce a lot of the stress of selling while ensuring your property is prepared in time.
  4. Dispose of unwanted items that may have accumulated over the years in the garage, basement, and closets. You can have a yard sale, sell stuff online, donate items to charity, or take them to your local
    recycling centre.
  5. Free up your schedule during the period you expect your property to
    be on the market. You want your home to be accessible for showings as often as possible, giving prospective buyers a lot of flexibility
    when scheduling.


The idea is to get your property as “sales-ready” as possible — as early in the year as possible. That way, when it comes time to list your home, you won’t have to scramble to get it ready. The hard work will be done and you’ll be able to focus on selling your property quickly and for the best price.


Want more tips on preparing your home for sale? Call today.

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Imagine if, for whatever reason, you suddenly needed to find and buy a new home in a hurry. What if you had just a few weeks?


If you’re like most people, your first instinct might be to panic. Well, there’s nothing wrong with having some apprehension about having to find a new home quickly. But, there are steps you can take that will make the process a lot less stressful and, ultimately, make it more likely that you’ll find a great property you’ll love.


The first thing you need to do is determine your budget. That will give you a price range you can confidently shop within. Your budget should take into account how much your current home will likely sell for, how much you qualify to receive on a new mortgage, as well as any other funds you can put into a new home.


Next, decide on areas or neighbourhoods that have listings within your budget to target in your search.

Narrowing your scope will actually help you find the right home, sooner.


When viewing properties for sale, be as flexible as you can. You don’t necessarily need to compromise on what you want. However, if you need to buy in a hurry, it makes sense to consider listings that may be less than perfect, yet still check most of the boxes on your wish list.


Keep in mind that if you purchase a property that isn’t exactly what you want, a renovation or other improvement could potentially turn it into your dream home.


Having to find a new home quickly can be challenging. But if you get the right professionals working for you, it’s going to be a lot easier — and achievable.

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If you need to sell your home in the next month or two, you might be worried. After all, aren’t spring

and summer the ideal seasons to list your property? If you list in November or December,

you might have difficulties attracting buyers and getting the best price for your home. Right?

Not necessarily.

While it’s true that spring and summer are traditionally busy periods in the real estate

market, properties do sell every month of the year.

So, if you’re thinking of selling, you’ll need to know two things:

• What comparable homes are selling for at this time of year.

• How long homes are taking to sell, on average.

There might be a local seller’s market this month. That would mean there are more buyers looking

for homes like yours than there are sellers. If that’s the case, your property will likely sell fairly

quickly; perhaps you’ll even get multiple offers.

But, even if there’s a buyer’s market at this moment, that doesn’t mean your property won’t

sell. It just means your home will need to be staged and marketed effectively to attract the

right buyers and pique their interest in making an offer.

Regardless of the market, chances are, there are buyers out there looking for a home like yours. They

just need to find out about it, become interested in viewing it, and be wowed when they see it.

So, don’t be too concerned about the month. If you’re ready to sell, there’s a way to make

it happen.

Call me for more details.

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When considering whether or not to sell their home, many people think about market conditions. They consider whether it’s a buyer’s or seller’s market. They look at trends. They try to time the sale to get the best price for their property. While market conditions certainly can play a role in deciding whether you should sell now rather than later, many other factors can influence that decision too. For example, you might have outgrown your home and need more space. Perhaps you need an extra bedroom or a larger kitchen. If you wait until market conditions are perfect, you may languish for months — or even years — in a home that’s too small for you. The same can be said for downsizing. Another “non-market” reason you might want to sell your home sooner rather than later is the neighbourhood. Is there another community more suited to your lifestyle that you want to get into? If it’s a particularly desirable area, you don’t want to wait too long to make a move. If you do, you might lose some good opportunities. There’s also the emotional side of the decision to consider. You might simply want to move for no other reason than you need a change. That’s as good a reason as any to put up the For Sale sign and find your next dream home. Other non-market reasons for selling include:

• Wanting a shorter commute to work.

• Desiring a different style of neighbourhood. (Rural rather than urban.)

• A change in family situation.

• Living closer to relatives and friends.

• Wanting a particular property feature, such as a backyard with mature trees.

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