Open House in Langford Proper, Langford

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We invite everyone to visit our open house at 3380 Happy Valley Rd on 6 Oct 2019, 11:00 AM

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Open House in Gorge, Victoria

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We invite everyone to visit our open house at 2940 Harriet Rd on 5 Oct 2019, 02:00 PM

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Open House in Henderson, Victoria

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We invite everyone to visit our open house at 3473 Henderson Rd on 6 Oct 2019, 02:00 PM

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Should You “High Ball” Your Listing Price?

One of the most important decisions you make when selling your home is setting the listing price. It can be tricky. After all, if you price your property too low, you leave money on the table – perhaps thousands of dollars. On the other hand, if you price your home too high, many buyers won’t even bother to view it because they believe it is too expensive.
 
Even with that reality, there are some sellers who contemplate setting a high listing price in the hopes of a windfall. They want some unsuspecting buyer to fall in love with the home and buy it – even though it’s overpriced.
 
That rarely, if ever, happens.
 
Instead, the listing often languishes on the market because its listing price is conspicuously much higher than its market value.
 
Think about it. If two similar homes, side-by-side, are for sale, and one is priced $40,000 higher than the other, wouldn’t you wonder what was going on? That’s exactly what the market thinks. “Why is that home priced so high?”
 
Of course, many buyers, who might otherwise be interested in the property, won’t even consider seeing it, simply because it’s outside their price range.
 
It gets worse. When an overpriced home sits on the market with no offers for several weeks, the price will often need to be adjusted down. That helps the situation a little. However, you’ve lost the excitement created by a “new listing.” Yours is now an old listing struggling to get attention.
 
There’s a better way…
 
Set your list price at or near the market value and it will be much more likely to generate interest from qualified buyers and maximize how much you make on your home.
 
That market value may even be higher than you think!
 
Interested in finding out what that value is in today’s market? Call or email me for more information 250-744-0775 or briarhillgroup@gmail.com
 
 

Open House in Gorge, Victoria

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We invite everyone to visit our open house at 2940 Harriet Rd on 29 Sep 2019, 11:00 AM

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Apartment For Sale in Gorge, Victoria

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•  937 sqft , 2 bath , 2 bdrm apartment FOR SALE  CAD549,900 .
MLS® 416256

RENTABLE & RENOVATED, 2 BED/2 BATH + DEN Corner Suite with Wrap Around Deck! Enjoy sunset views from the living room and deck of this refreshed open concept condo, which is located just a block from Gorge. The kitchen and bathrooms have been completely redone with cabinets, counter tops, backsplash, paint and trim as well new high grade laminate flooring in the living room and kitchen and matching gray carpet in the bedrooms. Washer dryer is brand new and other appliances are in great shape. This condo building is dog and cat friendly and has no age restrictions. It also has underground parking, storage lockers, secure bike parking and a common ROOFTOP PATIO that offers gorgeous views of the Sooke Hills. This condo is ideally located along two bus routes, one to downtown and the other towards Saanich East, Hillside Mall with connector to UVic.

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Open House in Gorge, Victoria

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We invite everyone to visit our open house at 2940 Harriet Rd on 21 Sep 2019, 01:00 PM

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Open House in Sidney, Sidney

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We invite everyone to visit our open house at 2193 Amelia Ave on 21 Sep 2019, 12:00 PM

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Will the Neighbourhood Go Up in Value?

 

When you purchase a home, you hope it will continually go up in value – just like a good investment.
However, there’s something else that you also want to see increase in value: the neighbourhood. In fact, the neighbourhood plays a key role in what the home will be worth in the years to come. If the neighbourhood goes down in terms of desirability, so will the market value of the home.

So, when you’re shopping for a new home, get a feel for the value of the neighbourhood, and whether or not it’s on the upswing.

How do you do that? One way is to simply take a walk. Look at the properties. Are they well maintained? Is the landscaping groomed and attractive? Those are signs of “pride in ownership” – a clear indication that owners value their homes and the neighbourhood.

Another way is to do some research. Has crime gone up in the neighbourhood? Are there improvements planned, such as new parks? Is the neighbourhood attracting the kind of people you want as neighbours? How do the neighbourhood schools rank?

Some of this information may be difficult to get on your own. As your real estate agent, I can help. Call or email me 250-744-0775 or briarhillgroup@gmail.com

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Open House in Gorge, Victoria

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We invite everyone to visit our open house at 2940 Harriet Rd on 15 Sep 2019, 02:00 PM

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