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Is it good to sell your Vancouver home during Christmas?

The holiday season from November through January is often considered the worst time to put a home on the market 1. However, there are some advantages to selling your home during the holidays. For instance, holiday buyers tend to be more serious and competition is less fierce with fewer homes being actively marketed 1.

If you are planning to sell your home during Christmas, here are some tips that might help you:

  1. Don’t go overboard with decorations: While homes often look their best during the holidays, it’s important to avoid overdoing it on the decor. Adornments that are too large or too many can crowd your home and distract buyers. Opt for general fall and winter decorations rather than items with religious themes 1.
  2. Hire a reliable real estate agent: Find someone who will work hard for you and won’t disappear during Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s 1.
  3. Seek out motivated buyers: Work with your agent to target buyers on a deadline, including people relocating for jobs in your area, investors on tax deadlines, college students and staff, and military personnel, if you live near a military base 1.
  4. Price it to sell: A home that’s priced low for the market will make buyers feel merry. Rather than gradually making small price reductions, many real estate agents advise sellers to slash their prices before putting a home on the market 1.
  5. Make curb appeal a top priority: When autumn rolls around and the trees start to lose their leaves, maintaining the exterior of your home becomes even more important. Bare trees equal a more exposed home, so touch up the paint, clean the gutters and spruce up the yard. Keep buyers’ safety in mind as well by making sure stairs and walkways are free of snow, ice and leaves 1.

I hope these tips help you sell your home during Christmas. Good luck!

 
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Open House. Open House on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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Open House on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 11:00AM - 12:00PM By appointment ONLY! Strata only allows BY APPOINTMENT. 778-839-5442--Text.

This pristine northwest corner suite on the 32nd floor of the Private Residences at the Hotel Georgia has luxury finishings with water, city & mountain views from floor to ceiling windows. This 2 bedroom & den Air Conditioned corner suite offers almost 1500 square feet of open living area featuring some of the best dining and cocktail experiences. These can be at your doorstep when you live at the Private Residences of the Hotel Georgia with privileged Hotel services including valet parking, concierge services, spa treatments & maid services all in the epicentre of the most central of locations in the international business district. Includes great storage locker; parking; salt water indoor pool; spa; large gym; billiard room; meeting room; theatre room; luxury lobby & 24-hour concierge.

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Open House. Open House on Sunday, December 24, 2023 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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Open House on Sunday, December 24, 2023 2:00PM - 4:00PM Come see Elena for Open House! (604) 725-6095 :))

Raffles on Robson great layout luxurious living--corner unit--2 bedroom, 2 bath plus den and solarium! Floor-to-ceiling windows with great views, and an abundance of natural light. Modern finishes in a functional layout perfect for entertaining. Centrally located building with concierge, just minutes away from dining, shopping, and entertainment with the best that Vancouver has to offer. Solid, concrete building with rooftop deck on the 4th floor with hot tub, gym, lounge, and theatre room. Bike lockers, one parking stall with outlets for electrical charging, lots of visitor parking. Steps to the library, Seawall, parks, art gallery, shops, Yaletown, restaurants, and Skytrain. Priced below tax assessment $1,036,000! Open House 2-4 pm Sunday.

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Open House. Open House on Saturday, December 23, 2023 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Please visit our Open House at 806 8181 CHESTER ST in Vancouver. See details here

Open House on Saturday, December 23, 2023 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Your chance to own at Fraser Commons! Families will love onsite daycare, park, & 15-min walk to elem school. Easy access to Canada Line/transit & major routes, frequent flyers 15-min drive to YVR. 8th-floor 2 BD/2 BA home ideally situated in midrise building: avoid traffic noise w/out inconveniences of highrise living. Luxury finishes throughout, incl. Armony Cucine cabinetry, Bosch appliances, quartz countertops. Sweeping views of Mt. Baker from expansive deck, or stay cool with the comfort of AC. Sizeable master (can easily accommodate king-size bed) is across central living space from full-size second BR, great for children/office/roommate. Amenities: rooftop terrace perfect for outdoor entertaining, gym & services in ground floor retail, wine shop, restaurants etc!

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Gerry Turner Golden Bachelor & Theresa Nist Wedding Twist

Once upon a time, in the glittering world of reality television, there lived a charming gentleman named Gerry Turner. Gerry was no ordinary man; he was a Golden Bachelor, a title bestowed upon him by the whimsical gods of matchmaking shows. His silver hair and twinkling eyes made hearts flutter, and his adventures were broadcast to millions of viewers.

Now, Gerry had seen his fair share of rose ceremonies, dramatic eliminations, and tearful confessions. But deep down, he longed for something more—a love that transcended the confines of the TV screen. And so, when he met Theresa Nist, a security professional from Shrewsbury, New Jersey, his heart skipped a beat. Theresa was no stranger to life’s twists and turns; she had weathered storms and emerged stronger, like a phoenix rising from the ashes.

Their courtship unfolded under the watchful eyes of cameras, capturing stolen glances, whispered promises, and stolen kisses. Gerry and Theresa danced through exotic locales, their laughter echoing across sun-kissed beaches and moonlit gardens. The other contestants watched in envy, secretly hoping for their own fairy-tale ending.

As the season finale approached, Gerry’s heart raced. He knew he had found something special—a love that defied age, expectations, and cynicism. And so, on that fateful day, surrounded by blooming roses and twinkling fairy lights, Gerry dropped to one knee. The world held its breath as he looked into Theresa’s eyes and uttered those magical words: “Will you marry me?”

Theresa’s smile could have outshone the sun. She said yes, her voice trembling with joy. The studio erupted in applause, and even the host shed a tear. Gerry and Theresa were engaged, and their love story was etched in reality TV history.

But here’s the twist: Gerry and Theresa decided not to wait. They weren’t interested in elaborate wedding planning or months of anticipation. No, they chose a different path—a path paved with spontaneity and passion. On a chilly January day, with snowflakes swirling outside, Gerry and Theresa stood before the cameras once more.

The Golden Bachelor fans tuned in, their hearts aflutter. Gerry, at seventy-two, and Theresa, at seventy, exchanged vows live on ABC. The world watched as they promised forever, their love defying time and convention. Gerry’s eyes glistened as he slipped a ring on Theresa’s finger—the same finger that had once held another man’s promise decades ago.

“Why wait?” Gerry mused during an interview. “In your 70s, the clock ticks faster. And I’m 100% certain I found the right girl for me. So it’s like, why not?” Theresa nodded in agreement, her eyes shining. “Spectacular, incredible, wow!” she exclaimed.

And so, Gerry and Theresa became the golden couple, their love story etched in the annals of reality TV. They danced their first dance as husband and wife, the studio audience clapping along. Gerry’s daughters wiped away tears, and Theresa’s childhood sweetheart Billy watched from afar, a bittersweet smile on his lips.

As the credits rolled, Gerry whispered to Theresa, “This time, let’s savor every moment.” And they did—amidst the flashbulbs, the applause, and the confetti, they held each other close, two hearts beating as one.

And that, my dear friend, is the tale of Gerry, the Golden Bachelor who chose love over convention, and Theresa, the woman who found her dreams in the snowy embrace of January.

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Open House. Open House on Sunday, December 17, 2023 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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Please visit our Open House at 1404 821 CAMBIE ST in Vancouver. See details here

Open House on Sunday, December 17, 2023 2:00PM - 4:00PM Come see Elena for Open House! (604) 725-6095 :))

Raffles on Robson great layout luxurious living--corner unit--2 bedroom, 2 bath plus den and solarium! Floor-to-ceiling windows with great views, and an abundance of natural light. Modern finishes in a functional layout perfect for entertaining. Centrally located building with concierge, just minutes away from dining, shopping, and entertainment with the best that Vancouver has to offer. Solid, concrete building with rooftop deck on the 4th floor with hot tub, gym, lounge, and theatre room. Bike lockers, one parking stall with outlets for electrical charging, lots of visitor parking. Steps to the library, Seawall, parks, art gallery, shops, Yaletown, restaurants, and Skytrain. Priced below tax assessment $1,036,000! Open House 2-4 pm Sunday.

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Open House. Open House on Saturday, December 9, 2023 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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Please visit our Open House at 1404 821 CAMBIE ST in Vancouver. See details here

Open House on Saturday, December 9, 2023 2:00PM - 4:00PM Come see Elena for Open House! (604) 725-6095 :))

Raffles on Robson great layout luxurious living--corner unit--2 bedroom, 2 bath plus den and solarium! Floor-to-ceiling windows with great views, and an abundance of natural light. Modern finishes in a functional layout perfect for entertaining. Centrally located building with concierge, just minutes away from dining, shopping, and entertainment with the best that Vancouver has to offer. Solid, concrete building with rooftop deck on the 4th floor with hot tub, gym, lounge, and theatre room. Bike lockers, one parking stall with outlets for electrical charging, lots of visitor parking. Steps to the library, Seawall, parks, art gallery, shops, Yaletown, restaurants, and Skytrain. Priced below tax assessment $1,036,000! Open House 2-4 pm Saturday.

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Open House. Open House on Saturday, December 2, 2023 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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Please visit our Open House at 1404 821 CAMBIE ST in Vancouver. See details here

Open House on Saturday, December 2, 2023 2:00PM - 4:00PM Come see Elena for Open House! (604) 725-6095 :))

Raffles on Robson great layout luxurious living--corner unit--2 bedroom, 2 bath plus den and solarium! Floor-to-ceiling windows with great views, and an abundance of natural light. Modern finishes in a functional layout perfect for entertaining. Centrally located building with concierge, just minutes away from dining, shopping, and entertainment with the best that Vancouver has to offer. Solid, concrete building with rooftop deck on the 4th floor with hot tub, gym, lounge, and theatre room. Bike lockers, one parking stall with outlets for electrical charging, lots of visitor parking. Steps to the library, Seawall, parks, art gallery, shops, Yaletown, restaurants, and Skytrain. Priced below tax assessment $1,036,000! Open House 1-3 pm Saturday/Sunday 1-4 pm.

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Open House. Open House on Sunday, December 3, 2023 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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Please visit our Open House at 1404 821 CAMBIE ST in Vancouver. See details here

Open House on Sunday, December 3, 2023 2:00PM - 4:00PM Come see Elena for Open House! (604) 725-6095 :))

Raffles on Robson great layout luxurious living--corner unit--2 bedroom, 2 bath plus den and solarium! Floor-to-ceiling windows with great views, and an abundance of natural light. Modern finishes in a functional layout perfect for entertaining. Centrally located building with concierge, just minutes away from dining, shopping, and entertainment with the best that Vancouver has to offer. Solid, concrete building with rooftop deck on the 4th floor with hot tub, gym, lounge, and theatre room. Bike lockers, one parking stall with outlets for electrical charging, lots of visitor parking. Steps to the library, Seawall, parks, art gallery, shops, Yaletown, restaurants, and Skytrain. Priced below tax assessment $1,036,000! Open House 1-3 pm Saturday/Sunday 1-4 pm.

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Open House. Open House on Sunday, November 26, 2023 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Come see Elena for Open House! (604) 725-6095 :))

Please visit our Open House at 1404 821 CAMBIE ST in Vancouver. See details here

Open House on Sunday, November 26, 2023 1:00PM - 4:00PM Come see Elena for Open House! (604) 725-6095 :))

Raffles on Robson great layout luxurious living--corner unit--2 bedroom, 2 bath plus den and solarium! Floor-to-ceiling windows with great views, and an abundance of natural light. Modern finishes in a functional layout perfect for entertaining. Centrally located building with concierge, just minutes away from dining, shopping, and entertainment with the best that Vancouver has to offer. Solid, concrete building with rooftop deck on the 4th floor with hot tub, gym, lounge, and theatre room. Bike lockers, one parking stall with outlets for electrical charging, lots of visitor parking. Steps to the library, Seawall, parks, art gallery, shops, Yaletown, restaurants, and Skytrain. Priced below tax assessment $1,036,000! Open House 1-3 pm Saturday/Sunday 1-4 pm.

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New property listed in Yaletown, Vancouver West

I have listed a new property at A403 431 PACIFIC ST in Vancouver. See details here

Huge 1 bed & den over 800 square feet at Pacific Point in Yaletown directly across from David Lam Park! No problem bringing your house sized furniture here. This corner unit boasts: spacious bright den (fantastic office), king sized master with lots of closet space, large kitchen with window and a laundry room with some additional storage, and a storage locker downstairs next to the bike room. Pacific Point offers: spacious courtyard, guest suite, caretaker, gym, billiards room & hot tub. Located steps to the Seawall, Canada Line, George Wainborn Park, Urban Fare, Elsie Roy Elementary, Roundhouse Community Centre & all the shopping and restaurants of Yaletown.

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I have sold a property at 501 5280 OAKMOUNT CRES in Burnaby

I have sold a property at 501 5280 OAKMOUNT CRES in Burnaby on Nov 21, 2023. See details here

Top Floor shared with only one other unit! Large house sized condo in an excellent building and location! 1 secured parking, locker, gym, games room, workshop, and bike storage. Strata plan shows 1146.35 sq ft. Professionally measured by Zubens Studio 1180 sq ft. The Belvedere is one of two buildings in the peaceful complex. Location location, steps to Deer Lake & lush manicured grounds is the perfect place. Oaklands is one of the most sought after locations in South Burnaby. The location is most convenient, within short walking distance to SkyTrain Stations. Minutes away from both Metrotown Centre, Brentwood, and the Highgate Shopping Centre. For recreation and outdoor activities, you can enjoy all that Deer Lake has to offer steps to trails, kayaking, paddleboarding, and lake walks.

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