Karen Tsao | 604-422-0855

Got Many Real Estate Questions?

During the process of buying or selling a home, you will unearth countless questions. I know how difficult it can be to sift through all the details in order to find answers relevant and meaningful to you.
 
I have put together the following series of documents that provide clear, concise and useful information on a wide range of issues related to real estate. Here you'll find tips on how to save money, real estate insider secrets, renovation advice, and much more.  I would be happy to personally answer any other questions you may have. 

Selling a Home

  Selling a Home in British Columbia

Selling a home is the largest transaction most of us ever become involved in.  This guide will help you better understand the selling process.

  A Manual to Prepare Your Home for Selling

"You never get a second chance at a first impression." We've all heard this expression before. And now, while you are preparing your house to sell, it should not be far from your mind.

  Buy or Sell First?

If you are considering looking for a new house, and are a current home-owner, then chances are you're wondering what your strategy should be: do you wait to find the perfect new home before you put your current home on the market, or do you sell first and then look around? You have a few options. Use the following as a guide to explore what might be the best move for you.

  How to Get Top Dollar for Your Home Fast!

Your home is likely your largest asset, so selling it may be the biggest financial move you've ever made, one that requires significant thought and strategy. However, once you've entered the market, the process may move very quickly: your property has the best chance to sell within its first seven weeks on the market. Studies indicate that the longer a property stays on the market, the less it will ultimately sell for. So, you need to ensure you're ahead of the game. Get your property into top selling shape before it hits the market in order to increase its chances of selling within the desired window of time and drawing top dollar.

  The Best Asking Price for Your Home

Setting a realistic price for your home that reflects current market values will help sell your home quickly and for top dollar. When you price your home properly, you increase the chances that the offer you receive will nearly match your asking price, and that there will be competing offers - which may net you even more in the long run.

  Showtime: Tips for Showing Your Home

After putting in a huge amount of time and effort to get your home looking good and ready to sell, your hard work is finally going to pay off: your home is on the market - you're ready to begin showing. Your house should always be at-the-ready for a tour, as agents may bring clients by with very little notice. If they catch you unprepared and you aren't able to show the house on the spot, you could be losing out on a sale.

  Top Legal Mistakes to Avoid

The process of buying or selling a house seems to involve a million details. It is important that you educate yourself on as many parts of this process as you can - this knowledge could mean the difference of thousands of dollars in the long-run. The legal issues involved in the process are often particularly intricate, ranging from matters of common knowledge to subtle details that might escape the untrained eye. Any of these issues, if not handled properly, could develop into larger problems.

  Second Time's a Charm!: Sell the House that Didn't Sell

Don't get discouraged if your property hasn't sold during its first appearance on the market. Your home may actually have been one of the most appealing listings of its kind - and the reasons it didn't sell may have nothing to do with the property itself or the market. Rather, a number of separate factors may have influenced the outcome. Take a step back, break your original selling method into parts, and allow yourself time to evaluate each one. Make a commitment. Establish a new approach. Stick to it. A reassessment of your system, and a shift in perspective, may be just what you need to realize your ultimate goals in the sale of your home.

  Non-Resident Sellers

If you are a non-resident selling your property in Canada, you will need to apply a Certificate of Compliance for the sale of your property. 

  Tips for the Moving Process

It's official: you've signed the papers.  You own a new home! You've almost reached the end of your journey. Moving can be a time-consuming and stressful experience if you let yourself be overwhelmed by the job. Having a successful move means taking care of the details, one by one. If you break the process down into steps and arrange your time accordingly, you can make it manageable.

Karen Tsao
Cell:604-422-0855
Office:604-602-1111
RE/MAX Crest Westside (vanw7)
1428 West 7th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V6H 1C1 CA