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7 fixes you must do before selling your home

January 18th, 2020

I've had significant interest already from clients wishing to sell this spring. 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?

Welcome to the new world of “fixing to sell.” Gone ...

Reminder re: Re/Max bursary for Grade 12s

January 10th, 2020

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 ...

Happy New Year! Wishing you the best for 2020

December 31st, 2019

The beginning of a new year is a natural time for reflection. Ideas are formulated, goals are made, and plans are set for the coming year. Whatever direction you've decided to set for this coming year, I wish you and your family all the best for 2020. And if you might be thinking of moving on and choosing a new home, please feel free to contact me any time to chat about possibilities. The 'Sp ...

Here's a few amazing homes from around the web

December 3rd, 2019

Here's the latest in my series of unique and inspirational homes from around the world. See the previous post in the series here. (note: using “reader view ” on a mobile device makes for a more pleasant advert-free read. With Safari, tap the "AA" at the left of the address bar.)

Since when is a 20’ wide lot a problem? Quite an ingenious use of space. Actually, this design can be used in a nu ...

Re/Max 2020 bursary opportunity for Grade 12’s

November 22nd, 2019

Here's a fantastic 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 12s whom you may know. It's a great opportunity for help with post-secondary fees. And it may be good practice for post-secon ...

De-stress your life. Get my Sell & Buy Guides!

November 10th, 2019

Thinking of making a move? Destress your life. Get my complimentary Sell and Buy guides. 

Whether you're buying or selling a home, you need to know what to expect, and how to get the results you want.

My absolutely free, no-obligation Home Seller’s and Home Buyer's Guides are jam-packed full of useful information and insights for a painless and profitable home sale or buy.   

The Seller’s Gu ...

The confusing mortgage approval process, explained

October 12th, 2019

The process and steps of mortgage financing is one of the most misunderstood aspects of the home buying experience. But it’s one of the most important, particularly in this time of tightened mortgage financing criteria. The article linked below clearly and comprehensively explains the process. It’s well worth your time to read this through. 

If you plan to sell, you should discuss implicatio ...

Well, you could say working magic is what I do!

October 4th, 2019

At the end of the buy or sell process, nothing is more satisfying than happy clients. Thanks to client Tania L. for these kind words. See my Recent Testimonials page for additional feedback.

“I want to thank you so very much for all your sage advice and getting us a quick sale! You made the process so easy in a challenging real estate market. I feel very lucky to have had you working your ma ...

Selling? Three key value enhancers that count

September 16th, 2019

Often times home buyers just can’t visualize the potential of a home. They have to see it. How your home shows right now is how buyers see themselves in it. They can’t see past the chips, leaks, and clutter – in fact, they tend to focus even more on those things.

After price (and your choice of Realtor!), your home's condition is the single biggest factor determining how fast – and for how muc ...

Happening soon: 2019 Vancouver Modern Home Tour

August 27th, 2019

Here's an opportunity to get up close and personal with the best of contemporary architecture. Chat with the architects, designers and home-owners of these six very different but intriguing homes throughout Vancouver. Presented by the Modern Architecture + Design Society (MA+DS), the tour is self-guided, so you can take as much time as you like touring and learning about each home. 

And you ...

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