Resources for Sellers

Mid-summer holiday selling in Metro Vancouver makes good sense

Posted on August 4th, 2017

Are you waiting until September to put your home on the market when everyone gets back from holidays? Think again. Mid-summer can be a busy time of year for sales. Here’s why! Summer buyers are serious buyers.  Often, buyers purposely take time during the summer months to locate the home so they can be moved in by autumn. Other buyers may have sold their home and are looking to upsize or downsize and get into their new home as quickly as possible…. Read more

Could you sell your home yourself?

Posted on July 4th, 2017

Ofcourse you could sell your own home. Spring is just around the corner – a popular time to sell a home. Are you thinking – maybe I should sell my home myself and save the REALTORS®’ fees? We say yes – go ahead and sell your home yourself, if you have the skills and the time. But be clear, selling a home requires expertise and knowledge so that you protect yourself from legal issues and you safeguard your investment. Here’s our short… Read more

Holiday selling makes good sense

Posted on December 2nd, 2016

Good will and holiday cheer makes this season a great time to sell your home. Here’s why: Christmas buyers are serious buyers. While there may not be as many home buyers looking, those who are looking are serious. These include those relocating from out of town who need to quickly find and buy a home quickly, or those who have sold their home and need to buy before their own sale closes. Casual browsers and ‘looky-loos’ are busy with other… Read more

First Shaughnessy heritage homes now protected

Posted on November 6th, 2015

The pre-1940s Tudor, Arts and Crafts, Colonial and Beaux Arts inspired homes on Shaughnessy’s leafy drives are now protected from demolition. Vancouver city council voted unanimously to approve a new First Shaughnessy Heritage Conservation Area Official Development Plan at its September 29, 2015 meeting. This is Vancouver’s first-ever heritage conservation area. It extends from West 16th to King Edward (West 25th) and Arbutus Street to Oak Street. In 1907, the Canadian Pacific Railway, which owned the land, began developing First Shaughnessy. The neighbourhood… Read more

Renovating for resale in Metro Vancouver

Posted on November 2nd, 2014

Before spending thousands of dollars on renovations, it’s a good idea to find out whether you’ll recover the cost when you sell your home. Start by consulting a knowledgeable Royal Pacific Realty Group REALTOR® to determine the types of renovations most likely to offer the best return on your investment. We suggest following these guidelines: Don’t “out-renovate” for your neighbourhood. Home prices are driven by location. If you live in a moderately priced neighbourhood and renovate your home with a luxurious… Read more

Establishing your home’s value in Metro Vancouver

Posted on June 30th, 2012

If you’re selling your home, you want to attract buyers and you want to ensure you receive the best possible price. How do you and your REALTOR® establish your home’s value? To find out, we asked Andrew Peck, the general manager of Royal Pacific Realty. Home sellers often look to their Property Assessment Notice, which is sent to home owners each year in early January, explains Peck. Sellers also look to their Royal Pacific REALTOR® to provide an estimate of… Read more

The Property Disclosure Statement

Posted on June 12th, 2012

When you sell your home, you will complete a Property Disclosure Statement (PDS). The PDS is a detailed form which requires the property seller of a property to disclose defects to the prospective buyer. If you know about a defect in the property, you must disclose it. The PDS identifies potential problems such as residential heating oil storage tanks, found both underground and above ground in yards of some older homes, formaldehyde insulation, unauthorized secondary suites, renovations done without a… Read more

Step-by-step Q&A for home sellers

Posted on June 3rd, 2012

Whether you’re selling your home for the first-time, or you’re you’ve been through the process more than once, you’ll have questions. At Royal Pacific Realty, our talented and knowledgeable REALTORS® have the answers. Here are the answers to the questions we are asked most frequently. Contact us Should I buy or sell first? Some sellers in this situation may want to find a new home and make an offer subject to the sale of your home. But if your home doesn’t… Read more

How to prepare your home for sale

Posted on May 3rd, 2012

Ask any Royal Pacific REALTOR®. A spick and span home, with new paint and some colourful greenery typically has a better chance of selling faster than a home that is run-down with an untidy lawn and garden. Which small improvements do Royal Pacific REALTORS® recommend you make so that your homes shows at its best? Outside: You want them to stop and look, not to drive by. Cut your grass, edge the beds and weed out any debris. Add colourful… Read more

How to choose a REALTOR® in Metro Vancouver

Posted on February 10th, 2011

Choosing your REALTOR® is a very personal decision. After all, your REALTOR® is the professional who will be your guide in buying or selling what is possibly your largest asset. Before making your decision, contact Royal Pacific Realty Group at: Contact us Royal Pacific REALTORS® are highly trained, knowledgeable and experienced. They’re also members of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, which provides them with access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS®), the profession’s information sharing database of homes… Read more