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Home Staging & Preparing Your Home to Sell

During my 38 years of selling real estate I have discovered that just a few small changes can create the visual impact needed for effective home staging and preparing  your home to sell. Implementing just a few professional ideas can make the difference between whether you attract a good offer or not. Here are some [...]

2019-05-09T23:17:11+00:00By |Real Estate Tips|

Fraser Valley Sales Drop, Home Prices Too?

Okay my friends, we all know that the world is a little bit crazy these days. The whole economy is in a constant state of flux. We live in one of the most beautiful locations in the entire world! We pay dearly for the privilege too! Real estate prices went sky high in the [...]

2019-01-14T19:43:13+00:00By |Downsizing, First Time Homebuyers|

Prepare the Outside of Your Home For Winter

Cold weather is on the doorstep! So this is the ideal time to prepare the outside of your home for the cold months ahead. I have prepared a checklist of 10 things to make it easier to prepare for the onslaught of winter. 1. Store Patio Furniture Clean your patio furniture well (including cushions) before [...]

2019-01-21T18:12:11+00:00By |Home maintenance|


CANNABIS CHAOS Put down that Mistletoe! PAY ATTENTION! You need this information immediately! Unfortunately, we have not been properly informed about the down side of the legalization of growing cannabis. I feel compelled to help my friends and clients to better understand the consequences of what we have been led to believe. We all [...]

2019-01-21T18:13:16+00:00By |Laws|

Tips for Sellers Pricing a Home for Sale

Having decided to sell your home, it is imperative to set the right listing price. It is important that you make an informed decision based on current market values.  This is one of the most crucial points when selling. Pricing Too Low You may feel that you will cheat yourself out of thousands of [...]

2019-03-13T17:09:27+00:00By |Real Estate Tips|

Homes Thieves Target

Did you know that less than 15 percent of residential burglaries are ever solved? Those are very scary statistics! Perpetrators who were never caught, can just keep doing it--and perfecting their craft. But, there are things we can do to discourage home burglary. Most of us work very hard to earn a living. If [...]