Clean or Replace Air Filters and Fan Screens

It’s a good idea to clean or replace your home’s air filters and screens at least once a year to help keep your indoor environment safe from mould, dust mites and other allergens.

But don’t stop at your heating, ventilation and cooling/air-conditioning systems. Think of all the other filters and screens that need cleaning, such as those in humidifiers, range hoods, bathroom fans, and windows. Unfortunately, homeowners often neglect to clean or replace their range hood filters. This can lead to a thick buildup of greasy residue that could easily compromise the important function of removing cooking gases, odours and humidity from the stovetop area. The result can be unhealthy air trapped in your kitchen, not to mention an accumulation of a thin film on your walls, ceilings and countertops.

Likewise, bathroom fans and window screens can trap layers of dust over time that will hinder the free flow of air to and from the rooms you want to be well ventilated.

New Listing at 356 Burnside Rd W! $315,000

 

Children and Pets are welcome in this family-oriented complex. This top floor 2 bed, 1 bath condo has had extensive upgrades including new paint, flooring and trim! Enter into the large living room and enjoy the spacious deck overlooking the grounds. Pass through into the kitchen with breakfast nook and a large, galley kitchen! Down the hall is a large storage area, in-suite laundry with washing sink, plus a full, 4-piece bathroom. There are also two large bedrooms. This condo is in one of several six-plexes and is located in the middle of the common property. Amenities in this complex include a common swimming pool, playground, as well as bike lockers. Close to Burnside and Tillicum Roads, the location allows for easy access to transportation to and from downtown or the westshore. It’s also within walking distance to Save-On Foods at Tillicum Mall, Silver City Theatres, Restaurants and other big box stores like Old Navy.

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New listing at 2422 Prospector Way

Looking for privacy with stunning views, look no further as this house has that & more! The entrance is magnificent with a large foyer, granite floors and a staircase leading to 3 large bedrooms and 2 baths upstairs. The living room and dining room enter onto a large deck, where you can enjoy long views. Beside it is an open concept kitchen and large pantry and family room with it’s own gas fireplace. Upstairs, the Master has a gas fireplace & walk-in closet with 5 piece ensuite & spa-like soaker with lots of windows! A large garage with tandem parking on one side, allows for workshop at the back. Above the garage is a bright studio in-law suite with separate kitchen and 3 piece bathroom. Extras include HRV, central vac, gas hookup for your barbecue and small separate deck for the suite. This home is located on a large .49 acre corner lot.

 

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Want to Sell Your House Faster?

What do you notice when you visit a model home in a new development? Often, you will find wonderfully furnished and decorated rooms that anyone could live in.

The operative word here is “anyone”.

Sure, there might be a computer screen on a desk in the den, or a child’s doll sitting in a corner, but for the most part, all the rooms are anonymous. There is a sense of family, but no specific family… the feeling of personality, but no specific person.

The professionals who set up a model home make it anonymous for a reason. They want buyers to view it as their potential home, not someone else’s. These professionals know – based on decades of experience – that this strategy helps sell houses faster and for a better price.

Why not use this same strategy when showing your home?

It’s easy. Just put away that soccer trophy, take down the wedding photo, and box those souvenirs from the family vacation at Disneyland. No, you don’t have to completely empty your closets and drawers. Just pack those personal items that can be seen when a potential buyer views a room. Put away toothbrushes, collectibles, even unopened mail. Don’t forget to clear the fridge door, which is often a mosaic of personal items in family homes.

If you have lots of personal items, consider renting a storage unit for the few weeks that your house will be on the market. It’s worth the investment.

You wouldn’t think of buying a birthday cake with a stranger’s name on it. Keep that in mind when you show your home. Make it anonymous!

Need more ideas for selling your house faster and for the best price possible? Call today 250-744-0775

 

Open House in oak bay, Oak Bay

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We invite everyone to visit our open house at 1566 Yale St on 22 Aug 2020, 01:00 PM

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Staging a Kitchen that Wows Buyers

If you haven’t heard of “staging”, it’s a fairly straightforward concept. It simply involves cleaning, organizing and preparing your home in such a way as to make it look its best to potential buyers.

 

One of the most difficult rooms to stage is the kitchen, because it’s one of the most used. You can’t just set it up to look nice for a viewing and then never go back in! Yet, an effectively staged kitchen can help sell your home, because it’s the room that buyers often scrutinize and remember the most.

Here are some basic kitchen staging tips:

  • Be relentless when decluttering your kitchen. Stow or get rid of any unnecessary items.
  • Clear the countertops. Leave no more than two appliances in view. This will give the impression that there’s a lot of counter space available.
  • Make sure the sink shines. If regular cleaners don’t work, there are a number of specialty products available for cleaning sinks of all kinds, including stainless steel.
  • Consider making upgrades. You could do something as simple as replacing cabinetry hardware, or go as far as installing a new countertop.
  • Paint or stain cabinetry. One of the most affordable and impactful improvements you can make to the kitchen is painting. A new coat of paint or other finish can make older, worn cabinets look like new.
  • Add some fresh flowers in a vase. Flowers brighten up any room, especially the kitchen.

Need more tips on making your home show well, so it sells faster and for the price you want? Call or email me 250-744-0775 or briarhillgroup@gmail.com

Testimonial – Happy Buyer

“My recent condo purchase was the 4th transaction I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jane on. The professionalism she and her team bring to every sale and purchase, especially during these challenging COVID times were well appreciated. I really feel like Jane takes the time to know her clients so she can not only help them find a home they’ll be happy in, but she helps build community around you. I hope to not move again for a long time but I know if I do, Jane will make sure I’m in good hands.”
Thanks for all you do!
Nina

Happy Sellers!

“We feel so lucky to have called Jane for help when we decided to move from our house into independent living. Jane listed and managed the sale of our home while we were in isolation because of Covid 19. She did this in two days for more than the asking price. We have advised all our friends of how much we appreciate her good sense, hard work and friendliness.”

Bud and Faith 

3266 Hazelwood Rd in Langford, Langford is Sold!

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The 2 storey at 3266 Hazelwood Rd has been sold.

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1163 River Rock Place in Bear Mountain, Langford is Sold!

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The 3 story at 1163 River Rock Place has been sold.

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