Showing your Home on Short Notice

Unless you’re selling in a strong sellers’ market, you should take advantage of every opportunity to show your home. Say, for example, an interested buyer would like to see your property tomorrow evening. If you say no, they might see another listing in the meantime — and make an offer!

So, being prepared to show your home at the drop of a hat is important.

That doesn’t mean you should agree to be inconvenienced constantly. However, if you can put up with some disruptions in your plans now and then, you’ll increase your chances of selling your property.

Consider these tips:

  • Avoid restricting showings to a particular weekday, such as Monday evening and Saturday afternoon. What if an interested buyer isn’t available...
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4 Ways to Find the Time to Sell your Home

If you are thinking about selling your home this coming spring, one factor that may hold you back or delay your preparations is time. You may be worried that you won’t be able to find the time in your busy schedule to prepare your property so you can sell successfully.

If so, here are four strategies that can help:

1. Understand what needs to be done

Do you know what you’ll need to do in order to sell your home? Do you understand the steps involved? Do you have a clear idea of how long it will take to complete these various tasks, such as getting repairs done, decluttering, and doing some ‘staging’?

The more accurately you can anticipate your tasks and how long it will take to complete them, the better you’ll be...

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New property listed in Salmon Arm

I have listed a new property at 15 1910 11 Avenue Northeast in Salmon Arm. See details here

Welcome to Hillside Terrace: A new 15-unit townhome complex that will check all the boxes and leave you with nothing to do but move in. The entry level will have a 39'9 deep garage for your vehicles, boat, quads, sleds or other toys. Maybe this is a space for a workshop/office? The main level consists of an open floor plan, shaker style cabinets, quartz countertops, an 8ft island for entertaining and if it’s an end-unit a N/G fireplace. And, by pre-purchasing you will be able to choose certain colors, as well as your desired city and mountain view. All units have 3 bathrooms, vinyl plank flooring throughout, forced air heat, A/C and window coverings included....

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New property listed in Salmon Arm

I have listed a new property at 14 1910 11 Avenue Northeast in Salmon Arm. See details here

Welcome to Hillside Terrace: A new 15-unit townhome complex that will check all the boxes and leave you with nothing to do but move in. The entry level will have a 39'9 deep garage for your vehicles, boat, quads, sleds or other toys. Maybe this is a space for a workshop/office? The main level consists of an open floor plan, shaker style cabinets, quartz countertops, an 8ft island for entertaining and if it’s an end-unit a N/G fireplace. And, by pre-purchasing you will be able to choose certain colors, as well as your desired city and mountain view. All units have 3 bathrooms, vinyl plank flooring throughout, forced air heat, A/C and window coverings included....

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New property listed in Salmon Arm

I have listed a new property at 13 1910 11 Avenue Northeast in Salmon Arm. See details here

Welcome to Hillside Terrace: A new 15-unit townhome complex that will check all the boxes and leave you with nothing to do but move in. The entry level will have a 39'9 deep garage for your vehicles, boat, quads, sleds or other toys. Maybe this is a space for a workshop/office? The main level consists of an open floor plan, shaker style cabinets, quartz countertops, an 8ft island for entertaining and if it’s an end-unit a N/G fireplace. And, by pre-purchasing you will be able to choose certain colors, as well as your desired city and mountain view. All units have 3 bathrooms, vinyl plank flooring throughout, forced air heat, A/C and window coverings included....

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Viewing Homes when You Have Little Time to View Homes

Have you ever had to go last-minute gift shopping? If so, you know what that can be like. You don’t have time to amble casually through numerous stores in hopes of coming across something suitable. The clock is ticking. You need to find the right gift, now!

A similar thing can sometimes happen when shopping for a new home. You may not have a lot of time available in your schedule. Yet, you need to view properties and find the right home, quickly.

So, how do you do that on a tight schedule?

One way is to be clear on the type of home you want to get into. The more narrow your search parameters, the more likely you are to view properties that are strong candidates.

Create a profile of your dream home, including property type, number of bedrooms,...

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I have sold a property at 1701 9 Street Southeast in Salmon Arm

I have sold a property at 1701 9 Street Southeast in Salmon Arm. See details here

Tucked off the road and nestled among the trees you will find this private 1.24 acres. Lake, mountain and city views from almost every corner of this home and property leave you with no shortage of spots to relax. There is something for everyone outside with a fully landscaped backyard for the kids and pets, garden spaces for the greenthumb, hot tub patio area and natural spots to explore and create. This home is charming and full of character. A large entrance with vaulted ceilings and skylights greets you as you enter. The main floor has an abundance of rooms to enjoy: a spacious and functional kitchen with a large island where everyone can gather. On one side...

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Check Internet Service Availability before you Buy

Until a couple of years ago, internet access was a nice-to-have for most homeowners. But these days, it’s fast becoming a necessity. Kids need good internet to do homework assignments. You may need reliable internet to work from home and attend online meetings.

So, when shopping for a new home, it’s wise to check if the property which you’re interested in making an offer on has good internet available. The last thing you want is to move into a home only to discover that the internet service is slow and faster options are unavailable.

There are many ways to do find out.

For example, most internet services websites have a feature where you can type on the address and find out what type of internet services are available. Pay attention...

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I have sold a property at 301 1391 10 Avenue Northeast in Salmon Arm

I have sold a property at 301 1391 10 Avenue Northeast in Salmon Arm. See details here

Unobstructed Southwest views of town and the mountains surrounding Salmon Arm. From the minute you walk through the front door it will feel like home. You will immediately notice the 9 ft ceilings and the light and the views over town from the windows. Bright remodeled kitchen with lots of cupboard and storage space, pantry, stainless appliances, quartz counters and an island for gathering. From there you move to a dining room large enough to hold any dinner party and a spacious living room with a fireplace for ambiance. Finishing off this space is a cozy den or office; a great place to think, create or just relax. Off the dining area is your covered view deck...

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Tips for moving in the winter

Even during the warmest seasons and under ideal circumstances, moving home is a massive undertaking. And if your time line happens to coincide with those colder seasons of the year, cold temperatures and unpredictable weather can easily cause things to go sideways at the wrong time. Sometimes, the only way to forward is to be as prepared as you can be, so here are some tips to help you prepare for a successful move during the winter.

Seek Help

Moving all of your furniture and belongings during the winter won’t be easy; you’re going to need some help, whether its friends and family or a moving service.

If you’re only moving around the corner with a few items, a few friends and family will probably do the trick, but if you are...

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