When you plan to take a journey – such as a vacation or road trip - you hope it will be ‘smooth sailing’ all the way. Quite simply, that means the trip will be relatively trouble-free, and without stress, upset, or hassle.

And in many ways, selling your property is a lot like a journey. So how do you ensure that selling your home will be as ‘smooth sailing’ as your road trip adventure?

No one can ever guarantee that there won’t be some kind of challenge or curve-ball to overcome on the road to selling your home; life isn’t like that. But there are tried-and-tested ways to help ensure everything goes as well as possible, minimising the chance of any of life’s unexpected events from occurring.

First...

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I have sold a property at 7091 52 Street NE in Salmon Arm.
Sprawling 3 bedroom rancher with almost 1730 of finished floor space. Spacious kitchen with breakfast nook, a separate sitting area for reading or catching up on conversation and a formal dining area, all designed with entertaining in mind. New electric fireplace feature wall in the open concept living room with vaulted ceilings. Off the dining area is a covered deck space to relax on summer nights. The floor plan is rounded off with a primary bedroom with a walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom, 2 more spacious bedrooms and a full 4 piece bath. The laundry room exits into your double attached heated garage with two man doors & a sink. All your living conveniently placed...
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I have listed a new property at 4 780 10 Street Southwest in Salmon Arm.
The perfect spot to simplify life, downsize and transition into retirement. All of your living conveniently placed on one floor. Entering this home you will find a spare bedroom and main bathroom which will lead you to your open layout living spaces at the back of the home. This is a beautiful room with loads of natural light flooding in, vaulted ceilings and East facing views out over Blackburn park and hills beyond. Your efficient kitchen space has a good size pantry for extra storage and a breakfast bar for morning coffee and conversation. Hardwood floors tie your living and dining space together and a natural gas fireplace will create the ambiance. ...
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I have sold a property at SE, Salmon Arm.
Lake and mountain views from this centrally located family home. All your main floor living spaces and your deck off the dining area look out to the Shuswap Lake and mountains beyond. Watch the storms roll through and the sun set over Fly Hills. Spacious living room with lots of natural light, vaulted ceilings and a wood burning fireplace. 3 bedrooms on the main floor and 2 more downstairs leave lots of room for guests and a growing family. The basement offers another family room, a rec room or games room and ample storage space to tuck things away. Sitting on roughly .32 of an acre there is enough yard space for the kids and pets, trampolines and swing sets or garden spaces for the green...
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Home staging may not seem important to some, but in today's real estate market, proper home staging can help your house stand out. Even the smallest details can create a sale. Here are a few tips to help and improve your home staging.

First Impressions Count

The first part of your house any potential buyer will see is the façade, so make sure you put some effort in here. A bit of landscaping can go a long way and something as simple as adding a few potted plants around your front door can make a big difference to your main entrance.

Remove Personal Effects

Potential buyers like to imagine themselves living in your home, so don't compromise that with your own personal pictures. It’s hard to disconnect everything from the home...

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I have listed a new property at 2181 Lakeview Drive in Sorrento.
A private .4 acre lot surrounds this extensively renovated home located in Cedar Heights in Blind Bay. This truly is a must see to appreciate the time, care and attention to detail that has gone into this home. Spectacular West facing views of Shuswap Lake, Copper Island and the mountains beyond. 3 bedrooms on the main floor at the back of the house and all of your living spaces looking out over the Shuswap Lake at the front. Freely flow through the main floor, from your large living room with natural gas fireplace, to the separate dining area and into your renovated kitchen with maple cabinets, updated appliances, island for prepping all finished off with granite...
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Imagine this; you've been waiting for exactly the right moment to put your home on the market. But then, just as you're about to put up the sign and list, you see other FOR SALE signs unexpectedly popping up around the neighbourhood.

So now there are competing listings. This is a fairly common scenario, but does that mean you should put your plan to sell your property on hold?

Not necessarily.

Just because comparable homes are for sale in your area doesn't mean that it's not a good time to make your move. In fact, even if there is a sharp increase in local listings, active buyers might still outnumber properties available. And buyers love choice, so in that scenario, you quite likely to get several interested buyers.

Even in the case of a buyer's...

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I have listed a new property at 802 1451 1 Avenue Northeast in Salmon Arm.
Looking to get in the market? Great starter home or retirement spot. 3 bed 2 bath condo in Orchard Terrace, centrally located between uptown and downtown shopping and activities. Ground floor unit with easy access and 2 parking spots right out front. The bonus with this unit? You get a strata approved 10'x20' storage shed...this one is even large enough to park a car in! Great spot for bikes, paddle boards, tires and tools. Extended patio space partly covered with some grass in front to enjoy. Extremely well maintained inside; you will not be disappointed. Some new flooring early in 2021 as well as some fresh paint. Recently replaced tinted living room...
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I have listed a new property at 7091 52 Street Northeast in Salmon Arm, BC.
Sprawling 3 bedroom rancher with almost 1730 of finished floor space. Spacious kitchen with breakfast nook, a separate sitting area for reading or catching up on conversation and a formal dining area, all designed with entertaining in mind. New electric fireplace feature wall in the open concept living room with vaulted ceilings. Off the dining area is a covered deck space to relax on summer nights. The floor plan is rounded off with a primary bedroom with a walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom, 2 more spacious bedrooms and a full 4 piece bath. The laundry room exits into your double attached heated garage with two man doors & a sink. All your living...
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I have listed a new property at 370 20 Street Southeast in Salmon Arm.
Lake and mountain views from this centrally located family home. All your main floor living spaces and your deck off the dining area look out to the Shuswap Lake and mountains beyond. Watch the storms roll through and the sun set over Fly Hills. Spacious living room with lots of natural light, vaulted ceilings and a wood burning fireplace. 3 bedrooms on the main floor and 2 more downstairs leave lots of room for guests and a growing family. The basement offers another family room, a rec room or games room and ample storage space to tuck things away. Sitting on roughly .32 of an acre there is enough yard space for the kids and pets, trampolines and swing sets...
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