Tips for First-time Sellers

Could you sell your own home?

Posted on May 21st, 2016

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

Costs recouped in a remodelling project

Posted on November 21st, 2014

  Costs recouped from a remodelling project Project Cost recouped when sold 2014 Cost recouped when sold 2013 Attic bedroom 84.3% 72.8% Deck addition 77.3% 87.4% Home office 48.8% 43.6% Bathroom 72.5% 85.2% Basement 72.5% 70.3% Source: Hanley Wood 2014 Cost Versus Value Report

Buying and selling during the holiday season

Posted on December 20th, 2013

Are you planning to sell your home, but you’re thinking of waiting until after the holiday season? Do you know that while the holiday season may not be the busiest time of year for sales, it can be a great time to get the best value for your home? Here’s why: Holiday buyers are serious buyers. Buyers who are looking are serious buyers. Typically they’re relocating from out of town and need to quickly find a home, or have already sold their home… Read more

Holiday selling makes good sense!

Posted on December 16th, 2013

Goodwill and holiday cheer can make this season a great time to sell your home. Here’s why: Christmas buyers are serious buyers.  They include soon-to-be residents relocating from out of town and residents who have sold a home in late autumn and need to buy before their own sale closes. While the serious buyers are looking, casual browsers and ‘looky-loos’ are busy with other activities, so they won’t inconvenience home sellers. Your REALTOR® will do the work. Your Royal Pacific REALTOR®… Read more

Sell your home during the holidays

Posted on November 12th, 2012

Are you planning to sell your home, but you’re thinking of waiting until after the holiday season? Do you know that while the holiday season may not be the busiest time of year for sales, it can be a great time to get the best value for your home? Here’s why: Holiday buyers are serious buyers. Buyers who are looking are serious buyers. Typically they’re relocating from out of town and need to quickly find a home, or have already sold their home… Read more

Haunted houses – sellers must always disclose

Posted on October 31st, 2012

If your home is haunted and you’re planning to sell it, you must disclose this to your REALTOR® and to potential buyers. A haunted house is known as a stigmatized property. This is because it is associated with a “stigma” which is an unusual, distressing event or circumstance. Other types of stigmatized properties include: a property that was previously the site of criminal activity such as a marijuana grow operation; or a property where someone was murdered or committed suicide…. 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

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