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April 2018

Found 3 blog entries for April 2018.

Stage a Home to Sell Faster and For a Higher PriceStaging is a marketing tool that will help a seller convey the proper message. A professionally staged home shows better, no matter what its age or price. Staged homes also tend to sell faster in all markets, compared to comparable properties that have not been professionally staged, according to statistics compiled by the Real Estate Staging Association. Give up the idea that a home on the market has be expensively furnished or reflect the latest design trends.

Real estate agents note that prospective buyers view staged homes during home showings as well-maintained; the homes also present better in photographs and website listings than comparable unstaged properties.

Primary Elements of Home Staging

Is there anyone who hasn't heard the

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Preparing For A Home ShowingSelling a home involves preparation, especially in the days leading up to the first showing. Everything needs to be in place when the buyer comes to view the property. Preparing for buyers to come involves a lot of cleaning, organizing and decluttering. These tips can help home sellers get ready for the first showing.

Remove Clutter, Get Organized

Clutter can make a home look small and sloppy, even if it's been recently cleaned. Removing and organizing clutter is an important first step for staging. This can be a time consuming step, so some home sellers start months in advance. Clutter removal can happen in many ways.

  • Garage sale. This is an effective way to rid the house of old usable items.
  • Donations. Home sellers who don't have
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As expected, government influences are impacting our Victoria and BC wide real estate market. The combination of new federal tax strategies, mortgage stress test, increased interest rates, expanded and increased foreign buyer tax and impending speculation tax is starting the push the market balance towards favouring buyers. There is widely varied market activity by price range and area with the lower end in our Victoria market still in very short supply.

Sales of all property types declined in March by 25% from the previous year with just 688 sold down from 929 in march of 2017. Condominium sales were down by 28% with just 211 sold and single family homes were down by 30% with just 337 sold this March.

The Victoria Real Estate Board reported an

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