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Sellers Guide » Marketing Your Home

Preparing your home for sale

Before your home is shown to prospective buyers, your REALTOR®will recommend how to get your home ready for sale. An attractive, well-kept home generally has a better chance of selling faster. Review the Realty Link In Print article "Preparing your home for sale" for a few ideas to help you perk-up your home's appearance. More importantly, be sure to practice regular home maintenance check-ups. As any REALTOR®will tell you, regular preventative maintenance is vital to maintaining your property value. Use our "Home Maintenance Checklist" when inspecting your home.


One of the most powerful marketing tools your REALTOR®will use is the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS®), a co-operative marketing system to ensure maximum exposure of properties for sale. Realtors use this central database of properties to match buyers with properties for sale. "A Consumer's Guide to the Multiple Listing Service" will provide further information on the MLS® system.

When your property is added to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver's MLS®, your property automatically gets added to the RealtyLink - On Line Web site. Your REALTOR®can also place adds in local newspapers such as RealtyLink - In Print, place a For Sale sign on your front lawn, and hold open houses and showings. Your REALTOR®will also network with other local Realtors to find out if they know of any potential buyers.

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Ginger Chao - Coldwell Banker Westburn Realty
5489 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2G1
Business: 604-437-1123 Fax: 604-437-9077

This site provides real estate information, listings and tools servicing the Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley Areas of British Columbia (BC) Canada. Areas serviced include Vancouver, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Surrey, Whiterock, Delta, Tsawwassen, Ladner, North Delta, Langley, Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Mission. As some of these areas are outside of my core service area, We provide a free referal service so that consumers can have confidence that they will be working with a trusted and competent REALTOR®in the area they are selling or buying in.

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