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Coordinating Closing Dates on Your Purchase and Sale

November 16th, 2017

Coordinate Closing Dates


This one is a big one. If you coordinate the closing dates on the home you buy and the home you sell, then you won’t need bridge financing. This is the cheapest way of buying and selling at the same time. The dates need to be coordinated in such a way that the money from the home you Sell completes first, then goes towards the completion on the home you Buy, then ...

No! You Can't Store your Stuff at the Sellers House!

March 29th, 2017

There are a few instances where my Buyer  has asked permission to be able to store their stuff in the Sellers house before the Completion date.

My immediate reaction is a shudder, a horrible feeling in my gut, and a Realtor pleading with my Buyer, for the love of anyone, please don't! 

There have been a few circumstances, where for some reason the Buyer feels compelled to store some of thei ...

Dont Waste Your Time. Get a Realtor

March 15th, 2017

I recently sat at my open house one Saturday afternoon. It was the first beautiful day without snow in Vancouver for a really long time (at least it felt like a long time!!!) The majority of people and groups who were coming through the open were asking if the property had the ability to be rented.


I haven’t advertised the property as being rentable, and it is clearly displayed in writing ...

Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Patio

March 6th, 2017

Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Patio



Its march in Vancouver, and its still snowing. This is quite normally the time of year where I take pictures of myself mowing my lawn and send it back east to my relatives who are still snowed in under two feet of snow. Not this year. (Insert frowny face here)

So. When it finally does get around to spring days and balmy weather, and the urge hits yo ...

Buying a Home "As Is"

February 18th, 2017

Buying a home ‘as is’


If you’ve been browsing the real estate market for a while, no doubt you’ll have come across the term ‘as is’. Essentially, an ‘as is’ home means that you’re buying a home in the condition that it is. Depending on what you’re looking for, ‘as is’ properties can be great investments especially if you’re willing to put in the work. To help you find the perfect property ...

DIY Home Renovations

February 18th, 2017

Home Renovations You Can Do Yourself


If you’re putting your home on the market, it’s good to think about potential renovations and quick updates that may help to sell your home faster. Although the new owners may not mind giving the home a refresh, it doesn’t hurt to put in a little extra effort to make the best first impression and secure a sale. Dirty walls, old-fashioned cabinet knobs, ...

How to Sell Your Home in Vancouver's Rain

February 15th, 2017

How to Sell Your Home in The Rain


Vancouver – or as we call it, Raincouver – has definitely been living up to its rainy reputation as of late. This October broke record rainfall levels for days of rain, and sunny days have been a rarity. But what does this wet weather mean when it comes to selling your home, and what can you do to make a great first impression on potential buyers even in ...

Tips for Buying a Luxury Property

February 15th, 2017

Tips For Buying A Luxury Property


From the Private Residences at the Hotel Georgia, to characterful trophy penthouses, to sprawling luxury properties on the North Shore, Vancouver has an abundance of beautiful homes on the market. Nowadays, high-end homes have wonderful features which will no doubt make you comfortable in your new property. If you’re looking for a home that boasts eleganc ...

How to Sell Your Home Quickly

October 6th, 2016

How To Sell Your Home Quickly


For many home sellers, their main concern is selling their home quickly and smoothly. Perhaps they’re relocating to a different area or country and need a quick sale, or maybe they have a new property lined up but they’re waiting to sell their old home before they can complete the transaction. Many people think that in order to achieve a quick sale, you need ...

Buying a Pet Friendly Home

September 16th, 2016

Buying a Pet Friendly Home


Buying a home inevitably comes with its challenges, but the hunt can be that bit more difficult when you have your furry friend to keep in mind. Whether you have a dog, a cat, or any other pet, it’s important that your new home is a suitable environment for them to live in. Here are a few things to look out for when buying a pet friendly home to make sure your ...

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