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If you're working with a landscaping contractor, you want to develop a good working relationship with that professional, so you can avoid delays, stress and other issues. After all, the last thing you want is a tree planted in the wrong spot because of a misunderstanding! The same holds true when working with a real estate agent. Whether you're buying, selling, or both, you want the process to go smoothly and successfully. Creating an ideal working relationship with your agent is an important step toward making that happen. How do you do that?

First, ask your agent to go over the process with you. If you're selling your home, you want to understand the steps the agent is going to take. That way, there will be fewer surprises. In particular, you’ll want to discuss how viewings will be handled. You'll need to come to an agreement as to when your home will be available for viewings, how short-notice viewings will be handled.

Don't be afraid to ask questions, even if you're worried about seeming to be naive. (You won't!) You don't want to have unanswered questions or concerns between you and your agent. Also, know that misunderstandings and mistakes can happen in any relationship with a professional. So if an issue comes up, discuss it right away. Don't let it fester.

Finally, remember that your agent should be a professional like me, with expertise in buying and selling in this market. When I make a recommendation regarding pricing, prepping your home, viewings, etc. remember that I am working in your best interest. I want to sell your property, quickly and for a good price, just as much as you do! Looking for an agent you can trust? Contact me today

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There are many good reasons to put your property on the market. Some examples include a relocation, the kids leaving the nest, the need for something bigger or smaller, and the list goes on and on. However, there are also some less-than-obvious indicators that it may be time to sell. Consider the following:


1. Your Property is no longer a Good "Fit" 

Your home may have been perfect for you when you bought it. But things change. Families grow. Needs evolve. For any number of reasons, your property may no longer be a good fit for you. If that's the case, it makes sense to at least take a look at what's available on the market. Who knows? Your next "perfect" home may be for sale right now — within your price range!


2. The Neighbourhood is Changing

You may have been in love with the neighbourhood when you first moved in. But, over time, the characteristics of any area can change. Those changes don’t necessarily mean the neighbourhood is getting worse. In fact, it may be changing in a positive way; perhaps becoming more urban. But, "more urban" may not be what you want. So take a look at the direction your neighbourhood is heading. Ask yourself, "Do I still want to be living here in two years?"


3. You're Ready for Your Dream Home

Remember when you purchased your current property? Did it have every feature you wanted? Was it your dream home? Or, did you have to compromise on a few things, such as the size of the kitchen? If you had to make some tough choices back then, it might be time for you to finally get the home of your dreams.

Those are just three indicators it may be time for you to make a move. Of course, there are many others. 

If you've been entertaining the idea of selling your property and finding your next dream home, give me a call. I can show you what's available on the market, and keep you informed of new listings that match what you're looking for. Contact me anytime. 604 837 5048 or julia@juliastauffer.ca

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The count down is on to my next event!

I'm so excited to be presenting again with Joe Cutura of Origin Mortgages, this time the venue is the beautiful new Delbrook Rec Centre. Joining us for the first time will be Rowena List of Getting it Together. Rowena is a Silver Leaf Member of the Professional Organizers of Canada and professional speaker. She was quite literally ‘born to organize’. Dubbed by her clients and friends alike as “the de-clutter queen", she'll share her best tips to get you ready to move simply and easily.

Joe will bust myths about reverse mortgages and share his expertize on rates and qualifying! It's a must see talk if you are thinking about downsizing or thinking about helping your children or grand children with a home purchase.

Get your free ticket here!

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Our 1st event about Downsizing at the West Vancover Library was a great success. Joe Cutura from Origin Mortages talked about the new mortage rules and how you need to understand them. He also busted myths about reverse mortgages and explained how you can use them to your advantage in lots of situations.

Maryam Badie shared the latest North Shore Real Estate stats with our audience, with examples of what your dollors can buy you in other markets.

My role was the converations and decisions that arise around downsizing and how to navigate them, whether it's you and your spouse or a parent thinking about making the move.

Our little dark chocolate houses from Charlies Chocolate Factory were a great hit and we had two lucky winners in our Everything Wine gift card draw.

Our next event will be 7pm - June 26th at the new Delbrook Community Centre. Hope to see you there! Call 604.837.5048 for more details.

 

 

 

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