Home Selling Blogs – Kelowna

Home selling advice for Kelowna, British Columbia residents.

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Paperwork Associated with a Home SaleThe paperwork is one of the most confusing parts of the home-selling process. Selling real estate is a process that requires extensive documentation, much of it written in confusing legal language. Knowing what to expect when you sell your home can quell any nervousness about the selling process and help you make the right decisions when trying to sell. Once you understand it all, preparing the right paperwork before putting a home on the market can help make the process smoother and more efficient.

Listing Contract

A listing contract is an agreement that you make with your listing brokerage. Once signed, the contract cannot be broken or taken back unless specified in the contract. The listing contract names the responsibilities of the licensee

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How Buyer Motivations Influence the Sale of a Vacation HomePlanning to sell a vacation home can be an exciting time. However, there are a few differences when selling a vacation home that sellers should be aware of, as the process differs from selling a primary residence. Those who have only sold their primary residence in the past may be surprised at how buyers approach the purchase of a vacation home. Sellers who understand the minds of vacation home buyers may be able to more easily motivate an approved potential buyer to make an offer. Get inside the minds of potential vacation home buyers and speed up the sales process today.

Vacation Home Buyer Profile

Surveys over the years have provided a number of details that may be useful for sellers of vacation homes, though like the primary residence market,

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How Do I Start an Alberta Short Sale?Short sales in Alberta are typically undertaken by homeowners looking to prevent their home from going into foreclosure. However, not everyone understands how they work or what they ultimately mean for the sellers of the property. From credit scores to final sale price, find out more about how Alberta short sales operate for the lenders, buyers, and sellers.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Striking a Deal with the Lender

When a home is getting ready to go into foreclosure, it's the lender's job to take back the property and sell it. The lender is in the business of finance—not in the business of real estate. The last thing they want to do is hire a

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What Do I Need to Disclose as a Home Seller?Home sellers may have very different ideas about what they need to share with potential buyers. Some may want to give the buyers all the information they could ever want to know, while others would prefer to keep the conversations to the bare minimum. It's why local legislators decided to impose a few guidelines to protect the buyers and promote honesty among the sellers. Those getting ready to put their home on the market and market it to sell should keep the following in mind.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Types of Disclosure Documents

A disclosure document is one that lists the defects of the home straight from the sellers' mouth,

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What Sellers Need to Know About a Buyer's MarketWhen a real estate market is flooded with homes, buyers can afford to be choosey. Sellers, however, may see themselves at a disadvantage in a buyer's market because buyers can choose from more available properties and are more likely to include contingencies within a contract. However, it is not necessarily a bad time to sell a home if it is a buyer's market. Sellers simply need to know what to expect from potential buyers and understand how to navigate the market when selling a home.

Learn more about selling a home in a buyer's market today.

What Is a Buyer's Market?

In a buyer's market, there is more supply of houses than demand. Because of this, home buyers can choose to be more selective about the homes they purchase, which puts sellers in

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Should You Sell or Rent Your Home?Are you trying to decide whether to sell or rent your home? It can be a difficult decision, as it involves both financial and emotional considerations. But with the right guidance and research, you can make an informed decision that is best for your situation. From checking your finances to researching the local market, here are some points to consider.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Do You Have the Financial Resources to Hang on to a Rental Property?

A house takes maintenance, and what can go wrong will at some point. Do you have the money saved up to manage emergencies or to juggle living costs if your renters leave you in the lurch

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The Future Is Now: Virtual Reality Creates Home-Buying ExcitementWhether you fully embrace technology or would favour a return to more traditional home-selling strategies, there is no doubt that high-tech improvements have impacted real estate marketing.

While a virtual tour may not ever fully replace an actual property visit, it represents a dynamic way for buyers to preview properties of interest without spending undue time, effort or dollars on actual travel. The benefits stretch to real estate agents and sellers, however, as well as to buyers. Professional photography has long been recommended to boost the chances of a quick sale; then came virtual tours, a kind of moving picture that highlighted home features. Now virtual reality tours take it a step further, and an increasing number of real estate

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4 Buyer Red Flags All Sellers Need To KnowSelling a home is a big endeavour that no homeowner takes lightly. But sometimes, finding a buyer can be difficult. If the market is cold, that can make homeowners feel like if they don’t sell to the first person who makes an offer, the home won’t get sold. This is a common but misinformed mindset because not every buyer is a good buyer, and sellers need to be aware of the signs that a buyer may cause trouble and hurt the sale of the home. Here are some telltale warning signs that all sellers need to know when considering offers.

For informational purposes only. Always consult a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

The Buyer Is Only Pre-Qualified For a Loan

When setting out to buy a new home,

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Everything You Need to Know About Hiring a Real Estate PhotographerThey say a picture is worth a thousand words, but in real estate, pictures can also be worth thousands of dollars. Real estate photography, high-value home improvements, helps sell homes by attracting buyers, encouraging competition, and making a good impression before the buyer ever enters the home. If you're a homeowner thinking about selling your home sometime soon, here's what you need to know about real estate photography.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Buyers Like Attractive Listings

Online homebuyers are more likely to interact with attractive listings. When they see high-quality images, they often spend more time looking at it

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What is a Townhome & Reasons to Buy One

Townhome communities provide options for those who want to own individual living space but may not want the responsibilities accompanying expansive yards or landscaping. Some consider such a community a hybrid housing type, but contemporary townhomes can also replicate past centuries' historic rowhouses built in posh neighbourhoods. Considering a townhome as your first property? Keep reading to discover what defines a townhome and why you should consider buying one below.

Table of Contents

  • What, Exactly, Is a Townhome?
  • Townhomes Offer More Privacy Than a Condo
  • Townhome Owners Have Fewer Responsibilities Than Single-Family Homeowners
  • Enjoy Interior & Exterior Flexibility
  • Take Advantage of the Amenities
  • Consider Townhomes
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