Sutton Showplace Realty (2015) Chilliwack

  604-858-1800 

OPEN HOUSES

12 July 2019
Sutton Showplace Realty Chilliwack

We advertise our list of OPEN HOUSES every week on our Facebook Page.

Check it out to see what lovely homes our agents will have available to view.


OPEN HOUSES

24 May 2019
Sutton Showplace Realty Chilliwack

If you're interested what OPEN HOUSES our Agent's are hosting, we advertise weekly on our Facebook Page.
Check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/suttonshowplacerealty/


Free Home Valuation

21 May 2019
Sutton Showplace Realty Chilliwack

Curious what your Home Value is in this changing market?

Request a free report by clicking here: https://suttonshowplace.ca/Market-Value


Tips for Home Sellers

01 May 2019
Sutton Showplace Realty Chilliwack

Keeping your home in good maintenance throughout your entirety of ownership is common sense, but it's also a great way to prepare it for a future sale. If you keep up with regular maintenance, the repairs and tasks won't pile up all at once, making it feel impossible to prepare your home for sale when you're eventually ready to.

First impressions are so important, they really do matter to potential home buyers.  Here are some ways to prepare your listing and make the best first impression:

  • Curb Appeal - weed those gardens, clean the gutters, wash the windows and maybe even place a new doormat at the front door. If you can afford to freshen up the exterior paint/trim, it can go a long way towards making a first impression. People may think, "If the house is that well kept on the outside, I bet the inside is nice too!"
  • Pretend you’re a buyer and really look at your home with a buyer’s eye. As the homeowner, you’ve gotten used to the subtle changes that will stick out to a pair of fresh eyes.  That said, if something needs to be repaired or replaced, do it.
  • Make sure your home is so clean it even smells spotless. Beware: Pet odors can be deal killers.
  • Lose the clutter. It's difficult for most people to look past an abundance of knickknacks on shelves, refrigerator artwork and rooms overfilled with furniture. Start "pre-packing" - if you're planning on moving anyway, give yourself a head start packing up the clutter and donating items you know you don't want anymore.
  • This is a difficult one - encouraging your kids to keep their bedrooms clean. Explain that the home must be ready to show at a moment’s notice.
  • Consult an experienced and licensed REALTOR© to receive a free Home Evaluation. Be prepared to take further advice on tasks that could be done to prepare your home for sale, and be open to their advice on how to price your home. The real estate market is ever-changing and what you thought you'd price your home at in the Summer, may not be realistic in the Winter...and so on.

There's shouldn't be a downside to these tips. If anything, it makes the process of finally listing your home for sale exciting because you'll know you're prepared, and putting your best foot forward.


BC Speculation Tax

22 March 2019
Sutton Showplace Realty Chilliwack

Are you on the title of your parent or child's property?
The deadline for claiming your exemption from this new tax is March 31, 2019. The online form isn't as clear as it could be about claiming this exemption.
The following information is referred from the Government website.

Individuals Exemptions for Speculation and Vacancy Tax

 

People who own residential property within designated taxable regions of B.C. may be eligible for an exemption from the speculation and vacancy tax.

Shared Ownership

When more than one owner is on title for a residence in a taxable region, each owner claims their relevant exemption as an individual. Different eligibility requirements may apply to different owners.

Example: If a parent co-owns a home with their adult child and the adult child lives in the home and the parent lives elsewhere, then the following exemptions will apply:  

  • The child claims the principal residence exemption
  • The parents claim the tenancy exemption for family or other non-arm's-length persons

Example: An elderly parent adds their adult child on title to the parent’s condo in Vancouver for end of life planning. The parent still lives in the condo and the child lives in Prince George. The exemptions will apply as follows:

  • The parent claims the principal residence exemption
  • The child claims the tenancy exemption for family or other non-arm's-length persons

Click here for a list ofExemptions: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/property-taxes/speculation-and-vacancy-tax/exemptions-speculation-and-vacancy-tax/individuals


Featured Listings

20 March 2019
Sutton Showplace Realty Chilliwack

A few of our Featured New Listings this week...

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OPEN HOUSES

08 March 2019
Sutton Showplace Realty Chilliwack

Our agents are hosting a number of OPEN HOUSES this weekend. Visit our Facebook Page for a list!


Featured Listings

06 March 2019
Sutton Showplace Realty Chilliwack

Check out just a few of our newly listed homes. Stay tuned on Friday for OPEN HOUSE info for this upcoming weekend!


Why Get a Pre-Listing Home Inspection?

18 February 2019
Sutton Showplace Realty Chilliwack

A pre-listing inspection can uncover previously unknown problems – major and minor – allowing sellers the opportunity to make repairs, updates or replacements as needed or as they wish.

Homes that are already on the market can be at a disadvantage if problems are revealed during a subsequent home inspection. Issues that the seller were previously unaware of could keep a property from selling at its highest potential price, when it’s too late to address them. A home in better condition will normally sell for more than one with problems that could have been corrected. Examples include a roof that needs replacing, heating that functions poorly and plumbing fixtures that leak.

By addressing these types of issues before the home goes on the market, you can list a home with greater knowledge of its condition. This can result in cleaner offers and a smoother transaction for both parties. Having well-informed sellers and buyers will work to everyone’s advantage, including yours.

Inspections include a comprehensive report, complete with photos, printed on-site so there’s no waiting for results. This allows sellers to get the information they need right away so they can decide on their next steps prior to listing. You can also share the report with potential buyers. This is especially important when it comes to issues that might not be addressed or repaired prior to sale. If repairs are made prior to listing, you can be sure to present records of the work being done, including any necessary permits.

With a pre-listing inspection in hand, your agent can market your home with greater confidence and for a better price.

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To Book an Inspection: Phone 800-294-5591


Featured Listings - Feb 13th

14 February 2019
Sutton Showplace Realty Chilliwack

Check out just a few of our newly listed homes. Stay tuned on Friday for OPEN HOUSE info for this upcoming weekend!