If you need to sell your condo, fast, you might envision having to scramble and stress - and ultimately settle for  a low price.  But it doesn't have to be like that.


Follow these simple tips to significantly increase your chances of a quick sale at a good price.


1. Price it right

If your asking price seems high compared to other similar units (even at other properties) some buyers might not even bother to schedule a viewing.  Does that mean you must low-ball your price?  No.  Just be strategic and set a price that's likely to encourage a quick sale.


2. Stage it smartly.

Staging your condo doesn't need to take a lot of time.  There are many things you can do, within just a few days, to make your unit show well.  Cleaning, decluttering and painting are the basics.   For other quick staging tips and tricks, we have professionals that can help.


3. Make it easy to see.

You want a large number of qualified buyers to see your unit early on.  So be accommodating when it comes to scheduling viewing appointmnets, especially on week nights.  You'll forget any inconvenience when you get a good offer!

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5 Reasons Homebuyers Choose to Work with an Agent



In most cases your home is your most valuable asset and it makes sense to use a professional.



A great real estate professional will provide key market insights, sound advise and save you endless hours of time and money - all while helping you reduce the stress of a larges purchase so you can truly enjoy the experince of buying your dream home.


  1. It's absolutely free.
  2. To understand market values and ensure you are not overpaying!
  3. To represent your best interests in the transaction.  (Remember the listing agent is working for the seller.  Your interests need to be protected)
  4. To negotiate the best possible price and terms.
  5. To give you peace of mind when it comes to countless details.
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There are countless questions you need to answer to understand exactly what you're looking for and what you need when it comes to buying your first home, your next home or your investment property.


Using the 4 W's - Why, What, Where and When - will help break down the overwhelming number of decisions you face when buying a property and get you closer to finding your dream home!

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Whether you're moving up to a larger home, downsizing or relocating, selling your home can be both stressful and rewarding.  


If you've been through the process before, you may think you are ready to take on the home-selling procedure on your own , but even seasoned sellers can make easy mistakes that affect your bottom line.

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Housing supply up, home sales and prices down in June.


With home buyer demand below long term historical averages, the supply of homes continued to accumulate in Metro Vancouver.


The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,077 in June 2019, a 14.4% decrease from the 2,425 sales recorded in June 2018, and a 21.3% decrease from the 2,638 homes sold in May 2019.


Last month's sales were 34.4% below the 10-year June sales average.

This is the lowest total for the month since 2000.

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North Vancouver April 2019 Infographics


                    Total Active Listings            Sales

April 2018                676                                214

April 2019              1,016                               146

                              +50.3%                          -31.8%


Detached Properties

Total Listings   447     Sales   53     Benchmark Price  $1,499,400 (down 12%)


Top Neighbourhood by Sales:   Canyon Heights NV


Townhomes

Total Listings    140     Sales   29     Benchmark Price  $957,700


Top Neighbourhood by Sales:    Central Lonsdale


Condominiums

Total Listings    429     Sales   64     Benchmark Price   $567,500


Top Neighbourhood by Sales:     Lower Lonsdale

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North Vancouver March 2019 Infographics


DETACHED PROPERTIES:

Total Active Listings: 393  up 9.5%

Sales: 70 - up 7.7%

Average Days on Market: 35 - down 10.3%

BENCHMARK PRICE: $1,502,600

Top Neighbourhood by Sales: LYNN VALLEY


CONDOMINIUMS

Total Active listings: 348   up 138.4%

Total Sales: 73     down 37.6%

Average days on Market:  35   up 150%

BENCHMARK PRICE:   $567,000

Top Neighbourhood by Sales: LOWER LONSDALE


TOWNHOMES

Total Active listings:  122   up 105.1%

Sales:  21   down 27.6%

Average days on Market:  27   up 35%

BENCHMARK PRICE: $952,700

Top neighbourhoods by sales:  

CENTRAL LONSDALE

LYNNMOUR





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Spring Maintenance Checklist


For month's you've been looking out the window waiting for spring and it's finally here!


If you are planning on selling your house this spring, make sure you check these 10 maintenance items off your list.

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North Vancouver February 2019 Infographics


Total active listings  804  - up 47.8% from last February, 2018


Total sold listings   164    - down 26.8% from February, 2018


Average days on market  27  - up 35% from last year


Benchmark price  $561,800  - down 4.7% from last year


Top neighbourhood by sales:   LOWER LONSDALE

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Here are the sales numbers for West Vancouver for February 2019


Detached homes sales are down 16.7%


Condos sales are down 10.8%


What does this tell us?


Right now it is a buyers market in West Vancouver.  (See the chart at the very bottom of the page)

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The real estate numbers are out for February 2019 for Burnaby North.


                                  Benchmark Price               Year over Year change


Detached Properties          $1,400,800                        -8.6%


Condos                                  $599,900                       -6.6%


Townhomes                           $715,300                       -4.9%


Now a buyers market for Townhomes and Detached Properties

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