Selling Your Home

Enjoy a series of useful tips from the Bryce Hansen Team along with guidelines for how to best present and market your home for sale.

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In our last blog post, we talked about ways to prepare your home for the fall real estate market here in the Comox Valley. One of our important tips was about minor home improvements, so we thought we’d elaborate on that as it can make a big difference to the listing and selling price of your home.

Preparing to sell your home is an exciting and opportunistic time. Potential buyers of your property will be walking through each room of your home; reviewing cupboard space, checking views and even measuring nooks while dreaming of their own homeownership future.

Taking time prior to listing to improve your property will maximize your revenue and reduce possible counter-offers with these real estate pre-sale update suggestions;


Curb Appeal;

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As a rule of thumb, spend as little money as possible when preparing your home to hit the local Comox Valley real estate market. Although buyers will be impressed by the extras, such as a new roof, you aren't likely to recoup the money spent on it. Save your money for home improvement projects for your new home!

With that said, it does make a big difference to invest a little money into updating your Comox Valley home and getting it ready for the market. Minor touch ups may range from putting new knobs on cabinets to painting some rooms. Here are a few tips for getting your house in the Comox Valley ready to sell:

Depersonalize Your Home

The first step in selling your home is to depersonalize it. This involves removing personal items such as

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Whether you are selling in a buyer's market, or a seller's market, the reality is you still want to make the most of your hard earned investment. Just like you, buyers also want to know that they are getting the best value for their dollar.  What can you do to put your best foot forward?

  1. Curb Appeal.  First impressions are lasting impressions, and you may only have a few moments to capture the buyer's interest.  Mow the lawn, weed the garden, clean up debris and garbage, prune bushes and spray clean driveways and sidewalks.
  2. Clean the exterior of the home.  Dirt, moss and other buildups can give the impression that that house is not well maintained.  If you go to a car lot, you expect to drive a clean car even if it is gently used. A house is
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Paintbrushes, hammers, screwdrivers and saws, all common tools that you might find in the garage of a homeowner.  Many homeowners thrive on tackling new projects, attending to repairs and planning renovations. For others, it is either not feasible or simply an unwanted task, yet the job needs to be done. Whether you are doing it yourself, or hiring a contractor, there are some renovations that will require a permit.

Comox Valley Home RenovationsGetting a permit in advance not only ensures that you stay in the "good books" with the authorities, it can be helpful when the time comes to sell your home. Consider it an investment in your real estate. Imagine if you spent your hard earned money building a wonderful second dwelling on your property for rental income, only to find out

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