How to Sell your Home when you have Pets

If you’re a pet owner, it’s probably hard to imagine. But not every homebuyer is going to love your furry friends as much as you do.

It doesn’t matter how often you clean. It doesn’t matter how well-behaved your cats or dogs are. Some buyers are going to be turned off by the sight of your pets, and any signs that they live in your home.

The good news is, your buyer pool doesn’t have to shrink just because you’re selling a home with pets. Here are some simple tips for cat and dog owners who want to impress every seller who walks through the door—whether they love animals or not.

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What are clients saying about Maureen

Maureen is an All-star! We are repeat clients and couldn’t ask for a harder working or more passionate realtor. Maureen clearly demonstrated her top notch customer service and business savvy skills throughout the entire process. From discussing our staging options and market strategy, to navigating through nuanced negotiations, Mauren stayed focused, positive, and continuously displayed her tremendous work ethic. A+++ service and would recommend her every time.

– Nolan & Eric, Port Moody

New Listing 3 12169 228th St Maple Ridge

New Listing – 3 12169 228th St, Maple Ridge

Listed for $628,000 (priced below assessment)

Don’t be fooled by the address, this rarely available detached home is nicely tucked away from the busy street. If you are looking for the convenience of a townhouse without the hassle of a strata council, look no further. This BARE LAND strata development has no strata council or maintenance fees! This home has been well cared for, has a thoughtful floor plan and offers lots of light as it’s a Corner lot with NO Continue reading

What Clients are saying about Maureen

As first time home buyers, I could not imagine having anyone but Maureen helping us find our perfect home. She made herself available at all times, no matter what our question was or what time it was, she was determined to ensure that we were comfortable and informed every step of the way.

Maureen has such an incredible energy, and is bursting with enthusiasm which makes her a joy to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a genuinely amazing Realtor who will provide top notch service.

Nick and Magda, Burnaby

8 Ways to Make Your Real Estate Agent Love You

With Valentine’s Day come and gone, there’s no denying love is in the air. Let’s think for a moment about the person who’s always there for you, helping to make your dreams come true. I’m talking about your real estate agent, of course.

Just what does it take to make the agent who’s done so much for you swoon? There are plenty of ways to build a harmonious, lasting, and fulfilling relationship that will take you from starter home to happily ever after.

Check out this list of things that’ll make your agent fall head over heels in love with you.

1. Refer your friends and family

Talking up your real estate agent to friends and family is the greatest gift you can give. Being a connector is a wonderful way to help your favorite agent build and grow their business. Go ahead, brag about how amazing your agent is; we’ll adore you for it.

2. Make sure your open house is pet-free

Barking dogs, loose hamsters, and roaming lizards are a huge turn-off to potential homebuyers. Securing your pets or taking them off-premises will mean the world to your agent, who probably has better things to do than herd your cats.  Continue reading

New Listing 569 Ioco Rd Port Moody

Immaculately kept and updated family home in an amazing Port Moody neighbourhood! Just shy of 1800sqft this home boast 3 bedrooms up with oversized Master Bedroom and Inlet views from juliet balcony. Sunken living room with gas fireplace and more (ocean) views on main floor with formal dining area, and a great breakfast/work nook off the kitchen. Downstairs features a large rec room (perfect playroom for the kids) with climbing rockwall, NEW Continue reading

7 Things That Can Go Wrong If You Hire The Wrong Real Estate Agent

Buying a home is the biggest investment you’ll likely ever make, and it has all sorts of implications for your personal and financial future. This is why it’s so important to work with the right agent.

Too many people don’t realize just how much can go wrong if they make the wrong hire. There are some very serious problems that can arise if you accidentally work with the wrong person to buy or sell a home. Here are some of them:

1. Not listening

A professional real estate agent (or any other professional for that matter) will take Continue reading