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September 16, 2022


People downsize for many reasons; while for some it may be an empty nest where they feel they rattle around in the house by themselves. Perhaps the house and yard require too much upkeep. For some, it may be a change in their relationship or a lifestyle change.
April 23, 2021

What does “Holding for Offers” mean?

One of the common Cowichan Valley real estate terms being used by both buyers and sellers is "holding for offers". But what does it mean?
November 6, 2020

Excitement and Urgency and WHY Does it Matter?

The amount of excitement surrounding a new listing determines the amount of call-ins and showings.
October 13, 2020

Top 3 Tips to Get More for Your Home in the Cowichan Valley

It’s no secret we’re currently in a seller’s market in the Cowichan Valley. Did you know that in July Canada saw the highest number of real estate transactions in Canadian history? Just because the inventory is moving fast doesn’t mean you should just throw your house on the market without proper preparation.
February 23, 2020

Drive-Up Appeal – Get your Property Ready to Show

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 realtor’s car.
February 23, 2020

A Manual to Prepare your Home for Sale

Buyers are searching for a “home”—a place in which they will feel comfortable, secure,and happy, a place in which they can imagine settling down and raising their family.
February 23, 2020

Early Preparation for Serious Issues

As soon as you decide to list your home, reach out to I would suggest working early with your Realtor® to help evaluate your property. Do a top to bottom walk-through to determine what repairs need to be done and any renovations that might be worth investing in.
February 23, 2020

How to Set an Offer Price

You’ll need to look at sales of comparable properties, and factor in additional data such as the condition of the property, the current market, and seller circumstances.
February 23, 2020

Tips for Staging your Home

Your house should always be at-the-ready for a tour, as agents may bring clients by with very little notice. If they catch you unprepared and you aren’t able to show the house on the spot, you could be losing out on a sale.
February 23, 2020

How to Get Top Dollar for your Home, Fast!

Studies indicate that the longer a property stays on the market, the less it will ultimately sell for. So, you need to ensure you’re ahead of the game.
February 22, 2020

Second Time’s a Charm! Sell the House that Didn’t Sell

Your home may have been the most appealing listing. The reasons it didn’t sell may have nothing to do with the property itself or the market.
February 21, 2020

Where to Start: Begin to Prepare your Home for Showings

While logical factors such as price and location narrow the pool of houses a potential buyer will look at, the ultimate decision to buy a particular house is fueled by a mixture of logic and emotion. And emotion often wins out.