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I have listed a new property at 3865 SOUTHWOOD ST in Burnaby.
INCREDIBLE NEW PRICE! Burnaby Suncrest home on large, private lot. Fully renovated bungalow and a large detached garage sit on an inviting 60 x 140 foot lot. Located at the end of a no-through street next to a park-like ravine and creek, this home is peaceful and serene yet walking distance to schools, parks and transit. Renovations include: updated kitchen with S/S appliances, windows, furnace, roof, new hot water tank and washer/dryer, plus designer paint colours and window coverings. All this, plus a well kept, picturesque backyard…what more could you ask for?
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I have sold a property at 508 2133 DOUGLAS RD in Burnaby.
Beautiful views from this HUGE 2brm, 2bth open concept unit! Sprawling Metrotown and city views from inside or from the balcony of this 941 SF, SW facing corner unit. Impressive bright and open floor plan with floor to ceiling windows. Gourmet kitchen features stone countertops & Whirlpool S/S appliances. Convenient Brentwood Park location near parks, restaurants & recreation. Enjoy exclusive access to the building’s lounge with kitchen area/TV/ping pong table, fully equipped fitness center & billiards/library room.
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In this short video I give some tips for Buyers about scheduling and attending showings. 

 

 

Do you have other questions about showing etiquette or is there something you wish your realtor had told you? 

 

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This is it! You have received an offer! Now what do you do? Watch this video to find out your options and the elements of the contract to consider when reviewing any offer. 

 

 

Come back next week to learn about dealing with multiple offers as a Seller. 

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I have sold a property at 1805 1001 RICHARDS ST in Vancouver.
18th floor 1bdrm + den available at The Miro on Richards. This high floor unit features gorgeous south facing city views. Luxury features such as a private balcony, gas stove, granite countertops and walk in closet. Parking + rent out one of the TWO storage lockers. Pets and rentals allowed.
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I have sold a property at 1406 1088 QUEBEC ST in Vancouver.
View for sale! Stunning water and city view comes with 3 spacious bedrooms and 2 baths in a Bosa built family home in the sky. It also comes with large deck, brand new hardwood floors and updated kitchen as well as 2 parking and storage. Centrally located close to all the best the city has to offer in transportation, recreation, dining and shopping! Call to book private showing or visit open house Saturday and Sunday 2-4pm (Aug 12,13).
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If you look into it, you will find a lot of sources who will tell you that staged properties sell faster and for more money than their unstaged counterparts. Unfortunately, because every property is unique, it is an assertion that is not easily proven. Until now! In the video bleow, I have an excellent example of two mirror image properties in the same building that sold within a month of each other. One was staged the other was not. Watch the video to find out what happened. 

 

 

When deciding whether or not to stage a home, we take into consideration location, condition and recent market activity. 

If you are thinking about selling and want to find out if your home could benefit from staging, give me a call.  

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I have listed a new property at 201 6340 BUSWELL ST in Richmond.
Income producing 3 bdrm condo in central Richmond location. Over 1100 SFT, 3bdm, 1.5bth. In great shape but could use a few updates. Rentals are allowed! Walking distance to Richmond Centre Mall, Richmond Public Market, Canada Line Skytrain Station, buses and more! One parking stall under the building. Maintenance fee includes property tax, hot water and heating. No strata documents available as this is a leasehold property. OPEN: Sun Oct 15th 2:00 - 3:00PM
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I have listed a new property at 2102 4398 BUCHANAN ST in Burnaby.
Welcome to this Bosa built home in the heart of Brentwood Park! This 2 bed, den, 2 bath unit w/ almost 1200sf of comfortable living space has a smart layout w/ master bed w/ walk in closet & spacious 4 pc ensuite on one side & the 2nd bed & den on the other side. Den could be a 3rd bdrm. Living room w/ gas fireplace has access to large covered balcony. Finishing touches that add luxury to the comfort are granite counters, SS appliaces, engineered HW & California Closets throughout. Amenities include exercise facility, social lounge, playground, garden, sauna, steam & hot tub. Elevator down to Madison Shopping Center including Save-On Foods & Winners. Easy access to Brentwood Mall, Whole Foods & Skytrain. Two secured parking & one storage included. OPEN: Sat/Sun Oct 14/15 2 - 4pm
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I have listed a new property at 508 2133 DOUGLAS RD in Burnaby.
Beautiful views from this HUGE 2brm, 2bth open concept unit! Sprawling Metrotown and city views from inside or from the balcony of this 941 SF, SW facing corner unit. Impressive bright and open floor plan with floor to ceiling windows. Gourmet kitchen features stone countertops & Whirlpool S/S appliances. Convenient Brentwood Park location near parks, restaurants & recreation. Enjoy exclusive access to the building’s lounge with kitchen area/TV/ping pong table, fully equipped fitness center & billiards/library room. OPEN: Sat/Sun Oct 14/15 2:00 - 3:00PM
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I have sold a property at 210 2250 COMMERCIAL DR in Vancouver.
The 2bdm, 2bth home you’ve been waiting for! 841 sq ft open concept unit in the concrete and steel Marquee building right on Commercial Drive. HUGE, very private 330 sq ft patio is perfect for relaxing or entertaining. Modern finishing such as stainless steel appliances, double sink, sleek cabinets and integrated fridge. Bright and efficient home includes in-suite laundry, in-unit storage and plenty of windows. Get the best of both worlds, living in the heart of the action, with a unit on the quiet side of the building. Endless parks, restaurants and recreation just steps from your front door. Pets and rentals allowed.
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I have sold a property at 207 415 COLUMBIA ST E in New Westminster.
POPULAR CENTRALLY LOCATED Sapperton Neighborhood! Wake up to Starbucks found just below your building. Walking distance to the Brewery District, Sapperton skytrain station, schools, parks, Royal Columbian Hospital and more. Concrete & steel construction makes it a SOLID BUILD. Many UPGRADES to this well maintained home incl: new stoned fireplace, extra large master bedroom with plenty of CLOSET SPACE with built in Ikea closets + ENSUITE, ventless dryer, keyless entry, central vacuum, and more ! MOVE IN READY !! 1 storage locker. NO SIZE RESTRICTIONS FOR DOGS !! Don't miss the Open House Sat/Sun Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 from 12-2pm.
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I have sold a property at 25388 ROBERTSON CRES in Langley.
Escape to paradise! Five stunning acres amidst some of the most beautiful areas in Metro Vancouver. Move in or build your dream home among your own park-like setting overlooking your own private pond. Enjoy the the quiet, private serenity without sacrificing nearby amenities. Close by zoo, school & golf course with quick access to Hwy 1. Perfect for those in any stage of life. Don't delay! Call for a private showing.
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3 Tips for Choosing your Buyer Agent

 

 

 

1. Don’t feel pressured into using a friend or family member. If your friend or family member has what it takes, great! Otherwise you are doing yourself a disservice not hiring the most qualified person for the job. Don’t base your decision about the purchase or sale of your most significant asset on not wanting to hurt someone’s feelings!

 

2. Interview your agent! How do you know you have the right person for the job, whether it’s a friend or family member or someone else, if you don’t interview them?

Here are a few of the questions you can ask when interviewing agents:

 

  • Do you work on your own or with a team? Who will take care of me when you are unavailable?
  • What experience do they have in the neighborhoods that interest you?
  • Do you have an outline of the services you will provide? A competent agent should be able to speak confidently about the services they offer and their services should go beyond simply setting you up on an auto-search for properties.
  • Ask for references from past clients. Remember this is a job interview and it is entirely appropriate for you to check on the agent’s past performance as an indicator of future behavior.

3. Then sit back and pay attention to the types of questions they ask you. To serve you effectively and efficiently your agent should qualify you as a prospective buyer. Here is a sampling of the types of questions they should be asking you:

 

  • What is your motivation for buying?
  • Have you met with a mortgage broker and obtained a preapproval?
  • How much do you have for a down payment and is it readily available if you were to find the ideal home tomorrow?
  • What do you hope to spend monthly for housing?
  • Where is your ideal home and why?
  • How long do you plan to be in this home?
  • What are your must haves and deal breakers?

 

 

Bonus Tip: Trust your gut! It is very important that you are open and honest with your agent when you answer these questions. If you don’t feel like you can be completely open with your agent, then maybe they aren’t the right agent for you.

 

 

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I have listed a new property at 4488 1ST AVE W in Vancouver.
Luxury, Point Grey, custom home. Over 3,200 sqft of open living space featuring 4bdrms & 4 baths plus an attached garage. Floor to ceiling windows and sprawling high ceilings on the large main floor with hardwood floors throughout. Dream kitchen features black granite counters, mahogany cabinets and s/s appliances. Family room off kitchen opens up to the huge south facing backyard and outdoor living area. Walk up the gorgeous floating staircase to 3 bdrms upstairs plus a master suite. Master features a double sided fireplace, water & mountain views, giant w/i closet w/ built ins, spa inspired bth w/ steam shower & soaker tub. Unbelievable ocean views from your rooftop deck. Private guest room + rec room below. Steps to the beach. OPEN: Sat, Sept 30th 2:00 - 3:00pm
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I have listed a new property at 1805 1001 RICHARDS ST in Vancouver.
18th floor 1bdrm + den available at The Miro on Richards. This high floor unit features gorgeous south facing city views. Luxury features such as a private balcony, gas stove, granite countertops and walk in closet. Parking + rent out one of the TWO storage lockers. Pets and rentals allowed. OPEN: Sat Sept 30th & Sun Oct 1st 2:00 - 3:00pm
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I have listed a new property at 210 2250 COMMERCIAL DR in Vancouver.
The 2bdm, 2bth home you’ve been waiting for! 841 sqft open concept unit in the concrete and steel Marquee building right on Commercial Drive. HUGE, very private 330sqft patio is perfect for relaxing or entertaining. Modern finishing such as stainless steal appliances, double sink, sleek cabinets and integrated fridge. Bright and efficient home includes ensuite, in unit storage and plenty of windows. Get the best of both worlds, living in the heart of the action, with a unit on the quiet of the building. Endless parks, restaurants and recreation just steps from your front door. Pets and rentals allowed. OPEN: Sat Sept 30 & Sun Oct 1 2:00-3:00pm.
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I have listed a new property at 3669 35TH AVE W in Vancouver.
This exquisitely renovated 7 bdrm West of Dunbar home has it all. Over $300K in recent updates including a designer kitchen featuring custom cabinets & waterfall granite countertops. Gorgeous reno'd bthrms with in-floor heating. Open living & dining area boasts custom wine rack & bar nook, floor to ceiling stone lined gas FP & solid walnut built-in shelves & mantle. All of this PLUS a built-in sound system make this the perfect home for entertaining. Enjoy a glass of wine on the deck overlooking your large private backyard. Relax in your master suite with spa-like reno'd ensuite, WIC & quiet retreat alcove. BONUS reno'd 2 bdrm bsmt suite ($2,000/month)! Located in the highly sought after Dunbar area near St. George’s, Crofton & other top rated private schools. OPEN: Sun Sept 24, 2:00-3:00p
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I have listed a new property at 420 8988 HUDSON ST in Vancouver.
This large, 1 bedroom condo in the concrete Retro Lofts in Marpole has engineered hardwood floors, slate tiles, granite counters & stainless steel appliances. A great layout in the quietest part of the building with a walk-in closet. 10' ceilings and a gas fireplace. Close to the Canada Line, airport and shopping. This apartment has everything you need incl. insuite laundry. Building has large exercise room, bike room and 1 parking. See Realtor’s website for virtual tour. OPEN: SAT, SEPT 23, 2:00 - 3:00PM
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I have listed a new property at 25388 ROBERTSON CRES in Langley.
Escape to paradise! Five stunning acres amidst some of the most beautiful areas in Metro Vancouver. Move in or build your dream home among your own park-like setting overlooking your own private pond. Enjoy the the quiet, private serenity without sacrificing nearby amenities. Close by zoo, school & golf course with quick access to Hwy 1. Perfect for those in any stage of life. Don't delay! Call for a private showing.
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