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Top Ten things “To-Do” before Selling your Home:

10. Clean every room, including the walls.
9. Clean it all again but do a better job this time.
8. Start throwing away things and decluttering.
7. Watch HGTV and learn what decluttering means.
6. Cry a little, yes I get it -  it’s a lot of work and we haven’t even gotten to the yard yet. Find all the broken things you hate and fix those. Leaky sink fix it, door squeaks or creaks fix it.
5. Remember your yard -  time to cut the lawn, trim the hedges, pull the weeds.
4. Paint -  yep your Pepto-Bismol pink room is not a selling factor. Light and bright, I don’t think I’ve ever heard someone complain about a room being too bright.
3. Collect all the owner’s manuals of things you’re going to leave behind. Fridge stove washer dryer…
2. Call me, and be prepared to keep the house in this condition until it sells.
1. Have a drink, relax. Now all you have to do is find a new home!
Getting your house ready to sell is hard, but if you do these ten things it will become a lot easier. I mentioned cleaning your house twice for a reason. You would be surprised how much a dirty house can affect the price.  Hope this helps.
 
Thomas Hart
Royal LePage In The Comox Valley
 
If You have questions I have answers
 
 

Did a little of Vancouver escape to the Comox Valley?

Recently 2384 Seabank Road sold. Nothing really new with a home selling on Seabank, but this one was different.  How?   This was a 2016 square foot two-storey home in the "Comox Box" style, had a double car garage on a 1.1 acre lot. Sounds normal to me. What makes this home different than the last 4 sales since October 2015 was this home sold over asking price in multiple offers.  Not the Comox Valley's normal $1,000 to $5,000 over asking, but $40,100.00. List price $649,000 - sold for $690,000.
 
Should you worry that you will have to pay well over asking to get the house you want?  Short and simple answer is No, this is a rarity.  This house had what many people look for and was priced towards the lower end of the scale for homes in this location. Homes on Seabank can range from $500,000 to $3.5 million for waterfront property. It had a large private lot with a house that you could very easily renovate or tear down to build your dream home. Yes, I did say tear down. It happens and lots of homes near the end of their life span may come to this end.  Building a new house is good for everyone.  It creates jobs.  
 
But that all being said, if the supply of homes on the market remains low we could find ourselves in a market where there are more buyers than sellers and this could be the new normal.
 
Cheers

Thomas Hart
Royal LePage in The Comox Valley
 
If you have questions I have answers