The House of Inspiration: when to renovate

Mar 16, 2018 3:04:14 AM Share this:

If your property needs repair or you’re considering a few renovation projects to get it ready for sale, there are a few things you need to consider first. Here we explore some of the situations where we wouldn’t recommend renovating if you’re looking to maximize your sale price.


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The five essential marketing tools for your property

Mar 16, 2018 2:50:54 AM Share this:

The decision to sell is made, but how do you ensure potential buyers know your house could be their dream home? Here are five top marketing tools to help you get the best possible result for your sale.


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Topics: Marketing, Digital Marketing Campaign, selling property

Redefining Real Estate Sales: Buying and Selling at Auction

Jan 19, 2018 8:38:19 AM Share this:

No longer limited to distressed property sales, Vancouverites are turning to this method to sell regular – and even luxury – homes


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Topics: Selling At Auction, Blog, Auction, Non-distressed Auctions

Buying vs renting.Which puts you infront in the long run?

Jan 19, 2018 8:24:54 AM Share this:

When it comes to the decision of buying a property versus renting one, there are a few factors you need to consider. On the one hand, buying a property certainly has significant immediate costs. So if you’re weighing up which option is right for you, consider both the short and long-term pros and cons of both.


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Topics: Harcourts value proposition

Why should I appoint a Property Manager?

Jan 19, 2018 8:23:06 AM Share this:

It’s important to ask yourself “Do I have a thorough understanding of the Residential Tenancies Act and other associated statutes?” This is a highly specialized aspect of Real Estate and it is fraught with the danger of litigation in almost every task you undertake.


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Topics: Property Management Focus

Ensure you’re properly insured when you buy, sell or renovate.

Nov 10, 2017 5:45:21 AM Share this:

Buying, selling, moving and renovating are all major life events, and it’s important you are covered by insurance every step of the way. Here’s how you can best manage insurance requirements so you aren’t caught short.


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Topics: Selling At Auction, Blog, Auction, Non-distressed Auctions

Easy Tips For Downsizing Your Home

Nov 10, 2017 5:36:26 AM Share this:

While downsizing can be quite a shock to some it doesn’t have to be. Proper planning and thoughtfulness should help you start to pick items you need and dispose of those that don’t make the cut. Obviously, everyone’s experience will be different, but there are things everyone can do to make your move less stressful.


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Topics: Retirement, Blog, downsizing your home

Positioning Your Property in the Market

Oct 18, 2017 4:48:17 AM Share this:

When your property first enters the market as a new listing, this is the time it will receive the most interest and enquiry. We call this your premium price opportunity. At Harcourts we believe it is all in the preparation. We can advise you on possible improvements that could increase the value of your property and will have completed thorough research to help you establish an expectation of price. We will make sure we have prepared every detail of our marketing strategy ready to launch your property to the market at its best during this critical time.


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Topics: Blog, Rental Market, Investing in Property, rent a property

Property Management Services

Oct 17, 2017 7:02:17 AM Share this:

Our commitment to delivering an exceptional level of service.

Our mission is to create clients for life. We’re so serious about what we do, we commit to Our Promise; a written assurance that we will deliver you an exceptional level of service, and most importantly, deliver on your primary objective – to achieve the best possible investment experience.


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Topics: Blog, Rental Market, Investing in Property, rent a property

4 Simple Steps To Buying At Auction

Oct 17, 2017 7:01:11 AM Share this:

Once you have identified a property that suits you and that is going to auction, it’s important to be able to set yourself up for success. Walk through the auction documents, property disclosures and reports, and ensure you have your finances organized by the auction date.


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Topics: Selling At Auction, Blog, Auction, Non-distressed Auctions