There are many factors that influence a buyer’s decision to buy a particular home. It is not feasible for sellers to meet all the requirements of prospective buyers but, there are some common things that are considered basic requirements and are expected. If you are unsure of how to steal a buyer’s heart or what investments can help you make a quick sale, compiled here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about home selling. Answers to these can help solve some of your dilemmas.

Home Selling FAQs


1. What key home improvements influence a home buyer’s decision?

Does the roof need replaced? Is the plumbing working? Do the walls need repainted? These are just some of the questions you need to ask yourself. There are so many repair options to consider, but the answer depends on individual preference. Most home buyers want a house that doesn’t need tons of repair work.

The first two things to consider are the yard and exterior, including the entry. These two places are seen first...

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*JUST SOLD* Last unit left at Whiteside Gardens - this development is now COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!


WSG FRONT

JUST SOLD July 19th!  #6 9131 Williams Road, Richmond

Whiteside Gardens - A collection of 9 two and three level luxury townhomes offering the active lifestyle you crave, adjacent to a community centre, pool, parks and numerous sport venues. This 2 storey, 1288 Sqft (Plan D) quality townhome features a free-flowing layout, quartz and granite counter top finishes, and ground floor space for you to customize as you wish, offering you the freedom to express yourself, or a quiet corner in which to relax. Conveniently located just across the street from South Arm community centre and park and both Hugh McRoberts Secondary and WhitesideElementary. Broadmoor shopping centre and all its amenities are less than half a block West.


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Congratulations to my Buyers: Elyse & Jason!

4667 53rd St, Ladner

JUST SOLD July 19th!  4667 53rd Street, Ladner

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING HOME! Luxury living at affordable value! This Quality built new home with legal coach house has an open modern design. This 5 bdrm, bath home comes loaded with everything including s/s appliances, ANTIQUE WHITE kit cabinets, radiant heat, granite countertops, endless amt of crown/panel moulding, LED stair lighting, Espresso Engineered Hardwood flooring, spa like master bath w/Jacuzzi and Rainshower!  Close to shopping centre, grocery store, bus routes, elementary school. The house is under 2-5-10 National Home Warranty. 

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Congratulations to my Sellers: Julia & Sean!

kitchen Minoru

JUST SOLD July 17th!  #135 7651 Minoru BlvdBrighouse South


CYPRESS POINT - Fabulous 1st home or a great investment! Terrific complex, RENTABLE, spacious, 2 bdrm with in-suite laundry room and storage room off your private fenced in patio – perfect for BBQ’s with friends! Ultra QUIET location, COMPLETELY renovated and move-in ready! Large master bedroom with walk in closet and bay windows. Features: modern light fixtures, crown moulding & baseboards, cozy wood-burning fireplace and granite countertops. Lots of storage: kitchen cabinets extend to the ceiling and custom built shelving provide comfort and functionality. Superb recreation facility containing a gym, sauna, squash court, outdoor pool & hot tub. Gated secure parking. Outstanding management! Located within walking distance to Skytrain, Richmond Center Mall & Minoru Library. 2 cats permitted. A great investment to live-in OR rent!
 

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Saturday, July 13th from 2:00pm -4:00pm 


CYPRESS POINT  
7651 Minoru Blvd, unit #135, Brighouse South


This is the perfect opportunity to check out this fabulous 2 bedroom condo for sale in central Richmond.


master minoru


CYPRESS POINT - Fabulous 1st home or a great investment! Terrific complex, RENTABLE, spacious, 2 bdrm with in-suite laundry room and storage room off your private fenced in patio – perfect for BBQ’s with friends! Ultra QUIET location, COMPLETELY renovated and move-in ready! Large master bedroom with walk in closet and bay windows. Features: modern light fixtures, crown moulding & baseboards, cozy wood-burning fireplace and granite countertops. Lots of storage: kitchen cabinets extend to the ceiling and custom built shelving provide comfort and functionality. Superb recreation facility containing a gym, sauna, squash court, outdoor pool & hot tub. Gated secure parking. Outstanding management! Located within walking distance to Skytrain, Richmond Center...
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What's not on the property title may be important

In West Vancouver in 2007, on the advice of her REALTOR®, a property seller checked to see if there was an underground fuel storage tank on her property.

There was and the seller had the tank removed and the contaminated soil remediated. The bill was $202,963.07.

The seller had bought the property in 2001 without using the services of a REALTOR® and had been told by the previous owner that the tank had been removed or decommissioned.

The seller sued the former property owned and won because the owner hadn’t disclosed the severity of the problem.(Note: a REALTOR® was not involved in the 2001 sale).

What do these examples have in common?

• In Richmond, an illegal drug lab in a rental home on a busy street resulted in a neighbourhood evacuation.
• In Marpole, the owners of a non-profit theatre learned from a neighbouring business that the building they own is one of a dozen commercial sites sitting...

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July 3, 2013
Balanced conditions provide a stable backdrop for today’s home buyers and sellers
The Greater Vancouver housing market continues to maintain a relative balance between the number of homes for sale and the number of people looking to purchase a home in the region today.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,642 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in June 2013. This represents an 11.9 per cent increase compared to the 2,362 sales recorded in June 2012, and an 8.3 per cent decline compared to the 2,882 sales in May 2013.
Last month’s sales were 22.2 per cent below the 10-year sales average for the month, while new listings for the month were 11.5 percent below the 10-year average.
“As the term suggests, a balanced market means that many of the key housing market indicators, such as price, are stable and conditions therefore don’t tilt in favour of buyers or sellers,...
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