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Advice for Buyers Before shopping for a home, every buyer needs a game plan - a home buying strategy - reflecting his or her unique wants and needs. That means developing a pre-determined list of what a house must provide (the needs) and the “would-like-to-haves” (the wants). To properly prepare a home buying strategy, buyers must first examine their lifestyles and budgeting priorities. Then do their homework - asking questions, demanding answers, researching everything from closing costs to mortgage financing, and making all the major decisions - before an offer to purchase is ever signed. In fact, signing an offer is the climax to the home buying process, not the first step. When buying a home, preparation and planning is the key to success. With a home buying strategy, the house you buy should satisfy all of your needs and as many wants as possible, and be one you can afford to buy and carry each month. Buy First Or Sell First? Which comes first - the purchase or the sale - is the greatest dilemma facing homeowners planning to move. If you choose to buy first, make sure the offer to purchase is conditional on selling, your current house. That way, if you sell your house, both deals proceed; if not, the deal is off, and you won't be stuck with two homes. Selling first, though, will give you considerable peace of mind. Knowing how much money you'll get on the sale will help you establish a price range for the new home. Selling first allows you to negotiate the purchase more vigorously, too, since unconditional offers carry a lot more weight with sellers. Market conditions are another important consideration in deciding which route to follow. In a seller's market, you'll probably do better selling after you've bought. In a buyer's market, it makes more sense to sell first, and then buy. Advice for Sellers If you've decided to sell your home, chances are you're caught up in a host of emotions. You may be looking forward to moving up to a new dream house or facing the uncertainty of a major move across country. Keep in mind the following considerations to help the whole process go more smoothly. Curb Appeal A home that's visually appealing will attract potential buyers driving down the street. Here are few things to keep in mind. Are the lawn and shrubs maintained? Are garbage and debris stored out of sight? Are lawn mowers and hoses properly stored? Is the garage door closed? Strong curb appeal will lure potential buyers inside, where you have to live up to their expectations. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy improvements you can make to your home's interior without spending a lot of money. Before Your House Is Shown Open shades and curtains to let in light. Turn on enough lights so home is well-lit during showing. At night, turn on porch light and outdoor lighting. Tidy all the rooms. Neatness makes a room easier to view. Clean dirty dishes in the sink and put away any dishes on counter. Keep toys in the children's rooms. Put away items in the yard such as bicycles, gardening tools and skateboards. If fall or winter, light a fire in the fireplace. While Your House Is Being Shown When possible, leave while the property is shown. If not, remain in an area not being shown by the sales associate. Let the real estate expert show your house. Answer questions candidly when asked, but avoid questioning potential buyers. Refer inquiries about seeing your house to your Realtor to take advantage of the agent's professional skills in selling your home. It is best to be away when your agent is holding an open house. Keep pets outdoors or in one area. Keep children quiet and in one area. Keep radio, stereo or TV on low volume. Keep money and other valuable items out of sight.
Teresa Bartrim Sales Representative/Seniors Real Estate Specialist Royal LePage Sussex 5561 Wharf Road, P.O. Box 979 Sechelt, B. C. Bus.  604-885-3295 Fax:  604-885-5422 Cell:  604-885-1228 Toll Free in North America:  1-888-385-3295 Serving the Sunshine Coast - Langdale to Earls Cove email:  teresabartrim@gmail.com
Royal LePage Sussex - Teresa Bartrim
Royal LePage Sussex - Teresa Bartrim - Sunshine Coast House Sales
© Sunshinecoasthousesales.com - Teresa Bartrim 2017 - all rights reserved. Website designed by SCD
Sechelt Office Teresa Bartrim Royal LePAGE Sussex Phone: 604-885-3295  5561 Wharf Road,  PO Box 979, Sechelt, BC, V0N 3A0 Office Hours: Mon - Fri. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Gibsons Office Phone: 604-886-2277 117 -1100 Sunshine Coast Highway Gibsons, BC Office Hours: Mon - Fri. 9:00am - 5:00pm Sat 10:00am - 4:00pm Pender Harbour Phone: 604-883-9525 Madeira Shopping Centre Office Hours: Mon - Sat. 10:00am - 4:00pm Sun - closed
  Teresa Bartrim E-mail: teresabartrim@gmail.com  Phone: 604-885-3295  Cell: 604-885-1228 Toll Free: 1-888-385-3295 (Anywhere North America) Royal LePage Sussex Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada 
teresa bartrim
  Teresa Bartrim E-mail: teresabartrim@gmail.com  Phone: 604-885-3295 Cell: 604-885-1228 Toll Free: 1-888-385-3295 (Anywhere North America) Royal LePage Sussex Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada
© Sunshinecoasthousesales.com - Teresa Bartrim 2016 - all rights reserved. Website designed by SCD
See my listings - click here  
For Buyers & Seller Tips
Advice for Buyers Before shopping for a home, every buyer needs a game plan - a home buying strategy - reflecting his or her unique wants and needs. That means developing a pre-determined list of what a house must provide (the needs) and the “would-like-to-haves” (the wants). To properly prepare a home buying strategy, buyers must first examine their lifestyles and budgeting priorities. Then do their homework - asking questions, demanding answers, researching everything from closing costs to mortgage financing, and making all the major decisions - before an offer to purchase is ever signed. In fact, signing an offer is the climax to the home buying process, not the first step. When buying a home, preparation and planning is the key to success. With a home buying strategy, the house you buy should satisfy all of your needs and as many wants as possible, and be one you can afford to buy and carry each month. Buy First Or Sell First? Which comes first - the purchase or the sale - is the greatest dilemma facing homeowners planning to move. If you choose to buy first, make sure the offer to purchase is conditional on selling, your current house. That way, if you sell your house, both deals proceed; if not, the deal is off, and you won't be stuck with two homes. Selling first, though, will give you considerable peace of mind. Knowing how much money you'll get on the sale will help you establish a price range for the new home. Selling first allows you to negotiate the purchase more vigorously, too, since unconditional offers carry a lot more weight with sellers. Market conditions are another important consideration in deciding which route to follow. In a seller's market, you'll probably do better selling after you've bought. In a buyer's market, it makes more sense to sell first, and then buy. Advice for Sellers If you've decided to sell your home, chances are you're caught up in a host of emotions. You may be looking forward to moving up to a new dream house or facing the uncertainty of a major move across country. Keep in mind the following considerations to help the whole process go more smoothly. Curb Appeal A home that's visually appealing will attract potential buyers driving down the street. Here are few things to keep in mind. Are the lawn and shrubs maintained? Are garbage and debris stored out of sight? Are lawn mowers and hoses properly stored? Is the garage door closed? Strong curb appeal will lure potential buyers inside, where you have to live up to their expectations. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy improvements you can make to your home's interior without spending a lot of money. Before Your House Is Shown Open shades and curtains to let in light. Turn on enough lights so home is well-lit during showing. At night, turn on porch light and outdoor lighting. Tidy all the rooms. Neatness makes a room easier to view. Clean dirty dishes in the sink and put away any dishes on counter. Keep toys in the children's rooms. Put away items in the yard such as bicycles, gardening tools and skateboards. If fall or winter, light a fire in the fireplace. While Your House Is Being Shown When possible, leave while the property is shown. If not, remain in an area not being shown by the sales associate. Let the real estate expert show your house. Answer questions candidly when asked, but avoid questioning potential buyers. Refer inquiries about seeing your house to your Realtor to take advantage of the agent's professional skills in selling your home. It is best to be away when your agent is holding an open house. Keep pets outdoors or in one area. Keep children quiet and in one area. Keep radio, stereo or TV on low volume. Keep money and other valuable items out of sight.
Teresa Bartrim Sales Representative/Seniors Real Estate Specialist Royal LePage Sussex 5561 Wharf Road, P.O. Box 979 Sechelt, B. C. Bus.  604-885-3295 Fax:  604-885-5422 Cell:  604-885-1228 Toll Free in North America:  1-888-385-3295 Serving the Sunshine Coast - Langdale to Earls Cove email:  teresabartrim@gmail.com
Royal LePage Sussex - Teresa Bartrim
Royal LePage Sussex - Teresa Bartrim - Sunshine Coast House Sales
Sechelt Office Teresa Bartrim Royal LePAGE Sussex Phone: 604-885-3295  5561 Wharf Road,  PO Box 979, Sechelt, BC, V0N 3A0 Office Hours: Mon - Fri. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Gibsons Office Phone: 604-886-2277 117 -1100 Sunshine Coast Highway Gibsons, BC Office Hours: Mon - Fri. 9:00am - 5:00pm Sat 10:00am - 4:00pm Pender Harbour Phone: 604-883-9525 Madeira Shopping Centre Office Hours: Mon - Sat. 10:00am - 4:00pm Sun - closed