Selling your home is a complicated process. It’s natural to feel overwhelmed by the magnitude of details involved, but the experience can be very manageable and educational when broken down into its component parts and plotted out into steps. The following is a list of common pitfalls encountered during the home-selling process. Use these as…

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Setting a realistic price for your home that reflects current market values will help sell your home quickly and for top dollar. When you price your home properly, you increase the chances that the offer you receive will nearly match your asking price, and that there will be competing offers which may net you even…

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Here is what you can expect… A typical home inspection takes four and half to five hours and half hours, and during this time the house is examined from the ground up and from the outside in. It is best to vacate the home and allow the inspector and buyers the opportunity to do their…

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Having professional representation is important when you’re looking to buy or sell a home. Under the rules put in place by the Government of BC, Real Estate Agents are required to inform you, up front, about your representation options. This is what the DORTS is for. When do you need to sign a DORTS? Realtors…

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“Drive-Up Appeal”:  Get your Property Ready to Show  When preparing your Pitt Meadows or Maple Ridge property to show, work your way from the outside in.  It is essential that your home possess a certain “drive-up appeal.”  Remember, a potential buyer’s first impression of your house is formed while s/he is still sitting in the…

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Hire the Right Agent, For the Right Reasons:  8 Questions to Ask Finding a real estate agent who is right for you requires doing a little homework, and asking the right questions.  Choosing an agent is a decision that could ultimately cost or save you thousands of dollars.  Keep in mind the individual you choose…

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Buy or Sell First? If you are considering looking for a new house, and are a current home-owner, then chances are you’re wondering what your strategy should be:  do you wait to find the perfect new home before you put your current home on the market, or do you sell first and then look around? …

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