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“Optimistic but realistic. That’s what I value.”

April 17th, 2019

Much of my business is repeat clients. And many clients refer me to their friends, family and colleagues. I take immense satisfaction from these close, ongoing relationships. 

Thanks very much to my client Peter E. for these kind words. See my Recent Testimonials page for additional insight. 

“Robert has assisted me with the sale of a couple of properties. Robert provides guidance that's opt ...

Staging and prepping needn’t be overwhelming

April 2nd, 2019

This infographic is one of the best I've seen to help get your home ready to sell. It's logical and easy to follow, and goes a long way to minimize the stress associated with sales prep. One of my clients who followed this mentioned that she actually enjoyed the process. Not that she’d want to have to prep to move too often, mind you. 

And of course, if you'd rather leave the details to some ...

Be an informed home buyer with my free Buyer’s Guide

March 22nd, 2019

Thinking of buying? My newly updated, complimentary 20-page Buyer's Guide tells you everything you need to know to be a fully informed home buyer. You'll learn all about making a successful offer, what to expect with a home inspection, what the closing process is, and lots more. Many of my clients have found the "what and where" questionnaire especially helpful to identify exactly what they'r ...

Selling with children: A little prep goes a long way

March 7th, 2019

Most of my clients with children ask for advice about prepping and showing their home in the midst of juggling family life. Here’s a great cheat sheet for selling with children. 

If you have small children or a newborn, you're already intimately familiar with just how much "stuff" can be generated — and how quickly it can become scattered about the house. While that's not normally an issue, de ...

Making a move? Free Seller’s Guide is the way to go

March 2nd, 2019

We all want the best price possible when we sell our homes. How can you be assured of the best price when you sell, regardless of market conditions? Get my newly updated, complimentary 20-page Informed Seller's Guide! It has everything you need to know for a painless and profitable home sale. With information on showing your home to its best; the small things that can make a big difference; neg ...

Top 10% of all Metro Van Realtors® - again for 2018!

February 16th, 2019

A heartfelt thanks to my clients and colleagues. I’m honoured to be a member of the MLS Medallion Club -- recognizing the top 10% of all Metro Vancouver Realtors® in 2018. I couldn’t have done it without you!

”Metro Vancouver” includes the City of Vancouver, Burnaby, North and West Vancouver, Richmond, Port Moody, Coquitlam, and Port Coquitlam. So stiff competition indeed!

And as my 8th yea ...

Reminder re: Grade 12 Re/Max bursary opportunity

February 12th, 2019

Here's a great opportunity for upcoming high school grads. Re/Max of Western Canada is offering $1000 bursary prizes to 16 qualifying Grade 12 students who've demonstrated the ideals of leadership and community contribution. 

Please share this with deserving Grade 12's whom you may know. It's a great opportunity for help with post-secondary fees. And it may be good practice for post-secondar ...

Get ready to sell: Part 2 - Exterior

February 6th, 2019

You know what they say - it's all about the curb appeal. And in this changing market especially, a bit of time, money and effort spent on your home's exterior may result in many thousands of dollars more to your bottom line. As always, the name of the game is maximizing the sale price you get for your home!  

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So along with minor repairs and maintenance and updates inside your home (see last ...

Get ready to sell: Part 1 - Interior

February 1st, 2019

You always want to maximize the sales price of your home. But the process of getting a property ready to put on the market can seem daunting enough. There’s clearing the clutter, endless amounts of cleaning, organizing and scrutinizing your property with a fine-tooth comb. What needs attention and what can you leave alone?

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The absolute first priority is to fix or replace damaged or worn inte ...

Heads up Metro Van homeowners re: Vacancy Tax

January 20th, 2019

If you’re a home owner in Metro Vancouver, Kelowna, or Nanaimo watch you’re not inadvertently charged the new provincial Vacancy Tax. 

You — and ALL persons on title — each need to complete an online form exempting yourselves from the tax. Failure to do so by March 31, 2019 will automatically trigger a tax charge, which could amount to thousands of dollars added to your annual property tax b ...

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