Turn On

It is Dark

Here’s a little tip for Vancouver home sellers at this time of year.

Lights On

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If your Vancouver home is being shown and your Listing Realtor is not available to be there in advance to unlock the doors, turn off the security alarm and turn on the lights, it’s a good idea to do so before the buyers and the buyer’s agent arrive. There is nothing less impressive than arriving at a cold dark home – it is very uninviting.

Shoes Off

Another thought is that since it is that rainy season again it’s a good idea to have a welcome mat in your entrance so that wet shoes can be removed and left on the mat. This little thought will help keep your floors clean and dry. After all, the last thing any visitor wants to do is mess up your home.


Remember that every time a buyer looks at your home it is a selling opportunity. Make it count. Make certain these little details are in place.

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Reader Comments:

RE Newbie Says:
November 17th, 2010 at 10:49 am

Quick question: How hard is it to buy and sell a house at the same time? What the best strategy if i want to sell my existing house and purchase a new one first. Can these happen conditional on the other event? Or would you sell or buy first?

November 17th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

not hard at all. your Realtor® will have the answers for you re strategy which most likely will include that any purchase you make is conditional upon you selling your current home first.

anon Says:
November 17th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

I’m sure most here have read about the OV going into receivership.. Think we’ll see some price reductions from this?

Editors note: this is now confirmed – http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Owner+Olympic+Village+project+goes+into+receivership/3845088/story.html

Jeff Lee’s View: http://communities.canada.com/vancouversun/blogs/civiclee/archive/2010/11/17/vancouver-puts-olympic-village-company-into-receivership.aspx

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