Chris McKee

Cell: (604) 970-9048 |


The 3 most important aspects to selling any home

  1. Preparation
  2. Pricing
  3. Marketing
Preparation: do it right and add 5-15% to the sale price.
Vancouver's real estate is selling at record prices, therefore it only makes sense to prepare your home and property before you place it on the market for sale. By showing your house, townhouse or condo in the best possible condition, you can realistically add 5-15% to the sale price. 

Remember, home sellers have one chance to create a good first impression to the buyer. So how can you make that happen? 
  • Declutter, Declutter, Declutter - start removing the stuff you don't need. 
  • Cleaning - make all rooms as squeeky clean as possible, especially the kitchen and bathrooms
  • Small cosmentic renovations - repaint where nessesary, remove dated wallpaper
  • Small, minor repairs - fix or replace drippy faucets, loose cupboards, broken or cracked windows
  • Landscaping - cut the lawn, trim the hedges, remove weeds and dead plants. 
Remember, it takes a little time and effort if you want to get the best price!
Over the years, I've helped many clients prepare their homes for sale. Together, we'll prepare a plan of action, then work to carry out the plan. Whether it's power washing the deck and sidewalks, cleaning out the basement or hiring painters, I'll help you every step of the way.

Keep in mind, this takes more time than what an average realtor would suggest. My goal is to ensure your home sells for as much as possible.

Pricing: knowing the true value
One of the greatest fears home sellers have is that somehow they'll sell their home for less than it's worth. This often leads to overpricing and sitting on the market far too long. To ensure this never happens to my clients, I provide them with; 
  • a comparative market analysis (or CMA) using similar home sales and listings
  • an understanding of the market trends - where will the market be when the sign goes up?
  • a professional, unbiased 3rd party appraisal - virtually no realtors add this important step
  • the Landcor Valuator Report (an online appraisal service)
Now, you'll know exactly what your home is worth and what it ought to sell for. Just the facts to help you make the best decision about your home.

Marketing: my plan to sell your property

I've developed a full service marketing plan for maximum exposure of your home, including multiple web sites, professional photos and more. By ensuring all potential buyers know the property is for sale, you have the absolute, best possibility of achieving a top dollar sale.

If you would like a copy of my Home Selling Guide, free with no obligation, just call 604-970-9048 or email at:

The Real Estate Informer: stay in touch with the Vancouver market

Around the first or second week of the month, I write and email the Real Estate Informer newsletter to my past and future clients. In it you'll find Vancouver real estate trends, the latest numbers, selling tips and other unique home information. If you would like to receive a copy, just send me your email address. 

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