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Recently Sold Listing 8711 Citadel Crescent, Richmond, British Columbia


V1093659 - 8711 Citadel Crescent, Richmond, British Columbia, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at 8711 Citadel Crescent, Richmond.

New Listing 1710 - 5288 Melbourne Street, Vancouver, British Columbia


V1095465 - 1710 - 5288 Melbourne Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 1710 - 5288 Melbourne Street, Vancouver and currently listed at $257,000.SOLD

Emerald Park Place - This open concept 1 bedroom + den home in nearly 600 SQFT offers a great layout and unobstructed 180' views of the city and mountains. This home is conveniently located close to Metrotown shopping, main stream stream restaurants, transit and Joyce skytrain station -- ensuring easy commuting. In-suite laundry, access to the gym in the building and 1 parking stall. Check this home out!

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Recently Sold Listing 216 - 4600 Westwater Drive, Richmond, British Columbia


V1093256 - 216 - 4600 Westwater Drive, Richmond, British Columbia, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at 216 - 4600 Westwater Drive, Richmond.

New Listing 8711 Citadel Crescent, Richmond, British Columbia


V1093659 - 8711 Citadel Crescent, Richmond, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 8711 Citadel Crescent, Richmond and currently listed at $699,000.SOLD

Boyd Park - RANCHER - This clean and well-kept 3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom home is tucked away on a quiet street and offers a very manageable living space both inside and out - nearly 1200 sq ft of interior space on a 4000 sq ft lot. This ideally situated rancher style home is close to schools, shopping and plenty of green-space, with recent updates including new windows, interior paint and stainless appliances in the kitchen. Well suited for the new family or the Buyer looking for one-level living. Call today!

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6 Pricing Mistakes Every Seller Can Avoid


6 Pricing Mistakes Every Seller Can Avoid
6 Pricing Mistakes Every Seller Can Avoid

Tue, November 4, 2014

If you’re getting ready to sell your home, you want to get the most money for your investment, right? One of the key factors that will sell your home is price, and having a sound pricing strategy is a must if you want to find the right buyer.

Here are six common pricing mistakes all sellers should avoid.

1. Overpricing from the start – You might think your home is the best on the block and should command a price relative to the value you see. Wrong. You have to appeal to the value homebuyers see. Overpricing your home at the onset could leave out strong potential buyers, especially if recent sales and other factors in your neighborhood don’t justify your listing price. You also run the risk of needing multiple price reductions, which keep your home on the market that much longer.

2. Leaving out potential buyers in online searches – Entering a price range is the first search parameter most homebuyers use to narrow down their options. If a buyer’s price range is, say, $250,000 to $300,000, they won’t see your home if it’s listed at $305,000. It might make sense to list it right at $300,000 so that you capture potential buyers in the ranges above and below. Ultimately, this is up to you and your agent, but the range your home's price falls into is certainly worth thinking about – especially if you're teetering between price ranges anyway.

3. Not considering recently sold properties – To arrive at a listing price that will generate buyer interest, you can’t base your price solely on the prices of other homes in your area that are listed for sale. You also need to consider recent sales in your neighborhood and the final sale prices. An experienced agent can provide you with information on recent sales to help you see the bigger picture.

4. Getting too creative with your asking price – Make it easy for buyers and pick round numbers. Listing a home for $512,477, for example, will give potential buyers pause about your intentions and divert attention from your property to you, as the seller. Maybe it's best to save the creative juices for the property description.

5. Not being open to negotiation – The quickest way to kill a sale is to dig in your heels on asking price before the for-sale sign even goes in the yard. Negotiation is a two-way street, and if you refuse to budge on pricing or other conditions, you might be in for very bumpy (and long) ride. Ask yourself: Is it more important to get full asking price, or can you make a few concessions to find common ground that will ensure a closed sale?

6. Ignoring your agent’s insights – The best route to the right price starts with picking a great agent and then listening to his or her advice. Your agent will look at your situation from all angles – your home's features, the local market, recent sales and more – to help you make an informed decision about pricing.  

Ready to list your home? We at www.JessBaxter.com can help you price it right and get it sold.​​



New Listing 216 - 4600 Westwater Drive, Richmond, British Columbia


V1093256 - 216 - 4600 Westwater Drive, Richmond, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 216 - 4600 Westwater Drive, Richmond and currently listed at $549,000.SOLD

Copper Sky - WATER VIEWS - This award winning development is perfectly situated just a short walk into Steveston Village via the waterfront Boardwalk. This bright and spacious open-concept home enjoys western exposure on the quiet side of the building, with 9 foot ceilings and water views. Featuring 2 bedrooms + den, 2 full bathrooms in nearly 1100 sqft plus a generous 250 sqft covered balcony overlooking the courtyard, pathway and Fraser River for year round enjoyment. Call today for your opportunity to view this terrific home in an unbeatable neighborhood!