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Tell All

Selling your Vancouver home? Make sure you tell the potential buyer everything – the good, the bad, and the ugly.


If you know there is an existing defect in your home let them know. The buyer may assume that the price you are asking has taken defects into account.

Costs You Money

Sure, you can take your chances and say nothing, but the odds are the defect(s) will be discovered during a buyer inspection. With this new information, the buyer may now seek to re-negotiate a lower price – that new price will probably be lower than the asking price minus the actual cost of repair. Alternatively, the buyers withdraw their offer believing that full disclosure has not been made allowing doubt to wash away their sense of a fair deal. Either way you lose!

Good Faith Pre-Inspection

Improve your odds of selling. Have your home inspected prior to selling. Then make these details available to the buyer in advance of any offer. Position yourself as someone who is up front and deals in good faith.


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*Disclaimer: Statistics Courtesy REBGV. While believed to be accurate they are not guaranteed.
**Numbers provided may vary as they are dynamically posted by the REBGV.

Reader Comments:

lowballer Says:
December 22nd, 2008 at 8:51 pm

Excellent advice in a slow market.

December 23rd, 2008 at 12:03 am

@ lowballer

Value always shows and when combined with “fair” it is always a good deal for both buyer and seller regardless of the market.

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