It has been a sellers’ market this year in almost every part of our region, but that doesn’t mean that Greater Vancouver home sellers don’t need any advice or information – in fact, they’ve been clamouring to find out how best they could capitalize on the market. Here are the year’s top five most-read Selling stories.
At the height of the Vancouver home sales frenzy in mid-March, our on-hand real estate expert Barry Magee offered advice for sellers to capitalize on the market conditions in order to secure their own next home.
This column, by our resident real estate investment expert Frank O’Brien, examined how legislative changes making it easier to dissolve a strata was resulting in increasing numbers of townhouse owners selling entire complexes to developers.
The “shadow flipping” story was one of the biggest real estate headlines this year, and caused many local home sellers to be fearful of falling victim to unscrupulous practices. This well-read editorial, published a few days after the shadow flipping story hit the news, tackles those fears head-on and offers practical advice.
July’s most-read story was a great follow-up to the #5 story above. With pretty much every seller demanding they see multiple bids over asking with no subjects, local agent Lindsie Tomlinson offered some real-world advice to adjust those expectations.
Our most-read Selling story of the year was not really a story at all, but an infographic published in April. This super-helpful visual advice piece offers tips to sellers hoping to get the best price for their home by staging it properly for maximum “wow” factor.