The real estate market has experienced a lengthy run of multiple offers and selling prices well over asking. Is it necessary to hire a real estate agent or sell your home yourself in these hot market conditions?

It is one of the more difficult decisions facing homeowners right now. Should they hire a realtor or do a For Sale By Owner (FSBO)? There are a few factors to consider, but in the end, it all boils down to two things: time and money.

Listing a Home is Time Consuming

According to the NAR 2021 Report, FSBOs accounted for 7% of home sales. Unfortunately, homeowners tend to put so much consideration into avoiding paying realtor fees by doing an FSBO and fail to realize they need to have the time to do everything that comes with selling a…

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3 Costly Mistakes that Sellers Make

When selling your home you will need to be aware of at least three common mistakes that sellers make when listing their home for sale. If you are selling, or know someone who is selling, it is important to keep these costly mistakes in mind.


Selling Your Home Mistake #1

The majority of sellers overvalue their own property.

What to Do Instead

Listen to the professionals, have an open, honest conversation and look at the statistics. A competent realtor should be able to provide a detailed market evaluation and provide backup to support the valuation. Find out how many homes of similar size, age and situation have sold within the last 1-3 months. This will give you a more realistic idea of where your…

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Buying a home can be one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make. The process can also be stressful and intimidating, especially if you are new to Kamloops. If you're considering buying or selling a property in Kamloops, BC then this blog post is for you! We'll talk about what buyers need to know before they buy and everything sellers need to know before they sell homes in Kamloops. 

We'll discuss how much homes cost on average in the area, why it's important to use a local professional (like us!) when buying or selling your property and what neighbourhoods have properties available right now.

How much does a house cost in Kamloops?

The average price of a home in Kamloops is $545,915. This number varies depending on the size and…

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If you are looking for a real estate agent, you may think it will be easy. After all, there likely will seem to be no shortage of them. But, it’s not quite as easy as it might seem. If you have hired an agent before, you know there is more to it than just picking the first one whose sign you see. If you are looking for a real estate agent in Kamloops or Tobiano area, here are a few tips to finding a great agent. 

Get Referrals From Your Network

The best place to start is close to home. Ask your friends and family, and even your neighbours who have used a Kamloops real estate agent recently. Have some questions ready to ask and see if it sounds like someone you would be interested in.  Make sure you ask if they liked them, if they would recommend…

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rubber gloves

This is a stressful time for all of us, as together we are facing an unprecedented global crisis. COVID-19 has forced us to adapt to an ever-changing reality as we fight to contain the virus. First and foremost, we want you to know that across the country, safety measures we are taking are being guided by public health authorities and the government, and often go well beyond.

The biggest change you will see relates to how you will communicate and conduct business with your Royal LePage office or REALTOR®. Our team has access to the industry’s leading operating platform, technology that allows a Royal LePage professional to keep in touch with you, share property details, complete real estate valuations and conduct transactions electronically.

So…

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Congratulations on selling your home!

It is a great feeling for sellers to have a firm offer on their home but there is still much work to be done before closing day. Here is a list of things I always tell my clients to do in order to be ready to meet their obligations for closing. 

Contact Your Lawyer or Notary.

Your lawyer /notary will do the following:signing documents

  • check the documents prepared by the buyer’s lawyer and explain them to you
  • ensure that your old mortgage has been properly discharged, if this is required
  • confirm that all payments for which you are responsible have been made
  • arrange for you to sign the transfer documents
  • prepare a statement for you outlining where all the purchase money was disbursed and give you the net…

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