Selling a Home in British Columbia - RECBC
The Real Estate Council of British Columbia oversees regulation of the real estate industry and is the home of a couple of good online consumers directed resources. I would recommend that sellers in particular will be interested in "Selling a Home in British Columbia". Have a read, should you have any questions drop me a line.
Working With A Realtor - BCREA
All buyers and sellers working with a real estate agent should become familiar with this form created by the British Columbia Real Estate Association, it is called simply "Working With A Realtor". This two page form details the role and responsibilities of BC real estate agents in their work with the public, be sure to discuss it with your Realtor©.
Renovating for resale
Renovations don’t have to be expensive or extensive to offer you a good rate of return. In fact, a quick coat of paint can go a long way to boosting your selling price. Just make sure your new décor is tasteful, with shades of white and tame versions of popular colours.
The kitchen and bathroom are your best bets for renovation with the highest payback. Take a look at these average rates of return for home upgrades:
- Interior painting and décor - 73%
- Kitchen renovation - 72%
- Bathroom renovation - 68%
- Exterior paint - 65%
- Flooring upgrades - 62%
- Window/door replacement - 57%
- Main floor family room addition - 51%
- Fireplace addition - 50%
- Basement renovation - 49%
- Furnace/heating system replacement - 48%
- New lighting - 84%
As an expert on home sales trends in your neighbourhood, your Royal LePage Sales Professional can suggest which areas of your home could benefit from renovation and increase its value.