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May 9, 2019

Unravelling the Market Value of Your Home

One of the great aspects of my job as a Port Alberni Real Estate Agent is that every day is unique.  While no two days at the office are ever the same, one of the tasks that I am routinely asked to perform for my clients, is to help ...

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Jan. 26, 2018

What Items are Included in a Home Sale

When you are buying or selling a home, it is usually safe to assume that the "real property" being sold includes the land and all firmly attached structures. But what exactly is included in the definition of "firmly attached structures". Are the washer and dryer included? Dishwasher? What about your ...

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Sept. 26, 2017

When is the Best Time of Year to Sell?

Without a doubt, one of the most common questions I'm asked as a Realtor is, "What is the best time of year to sell?"  Common wisdom clearly says that Spring is the best time to list your property for sale.  My honest, professional, opinion is that the ...

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Aug. 30, 2017

Pro Tip: Virtual Viewings

How times have changed. When I began my real estate career in 2003, print materials were critical to selling homes. At that time we had one computer in our office that every real estate agent shared. At that time telephones tended to be of the flip of variety, if they ...

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June 7, 2017

How to Accurately Determine Your Homes Value

The real estate market in Port Alberni is changing very quickly. It isn’t news to anyone that it is rising, but what might be news is the fact that different segments of the market rise at different rates, and at different times.

How to Accurately Determine Your Homes Value

As a Listing Agent for a local real ...

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May 22, 2017

Multiple Offers: A Zero Sum Game

There is something interesting going on in the Port Alberni real estate market. Over the past few months we have witnessed a dramatic increase in the number of multiple offers being presented on a single home.  In my experience this is a normal evolution, as the market continues to ...

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July 13, 2016

Unlock Your Homes Potential

As a listing real estate agent in Port Alberni, I go out on several appointments every week in which I help prospective clients determine what their home or property is worth in today’s market. While the primary purpose of the meeting is to help the client determine their home’s value ...

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May 18, 2016

Location: There is Nothing More Important

To my way of thinking, as a professional helping people sell and buy real estate in Port Alberni, there is nothing more important than location. It is the single most important factor that will affect your property’s current value, future value, and your enjoyment of the property in between.

Location: There is nothing more important

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May 4, 2016

YES! Hire a Professional Home Inspector

As a real estate agent one of the most common questions I get asked is, “Should I hire a professional home inspector when I buy a property in Port Alberni?”  Along with being one of the most common questions I’m asked, it’s also one of the easiest to answer ...

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Feb. 10, 2016

Seller's Market vs Buyer's Market

After what felt like an eternity during which the Port Alberni real estate market slowing edged downward, things have changed seemingly overnight. The phrase Sellers’ Market seems to be on everyone’s tongue this spring. Let’s take a look at what this means.

A Seller’s Market is typically characterized by low interest rates ...

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