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I have listed a new property at 5966 BLACK CREEK RD in Williams Lake.
This is the ultimate hunter/fisherman's dream or naturalist's paradise. Beautiful private 2 bdrm home nestled on 20 acres on Horsefly River. In addition are 2 guest cabins, one overlooking the river with a wood stove & the secondcabin is electric heated with heated shower room. The ideal set up for hunting with a butcher's room & 12x12 walk in refrigerated cooler. Several outbuildings including chicken pens, green house, small barn & fenced in garden area. The large 10x23 deck overlooks the river and meadow where you can view moose, deer, bear and other wildlife in their natural habitat. After an enjoyable day outdoors, sink into your hot tub on the deck and take in the tranquility that surrounds you. Truly paradise!
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Your home is ready for the market! Or is it?! Have you met with a Realtor that was honest with you and whom you can trust? This is essential when selling your home as you want your home to hit the market in the best way right off the bat.  

There are several factors that are key to getting buyers interested and not turned away. It can be as simple as no sticking drawers in the kitchen or no leaning fences.  Buyers can get instantly turned off very easily and you want to do everything you can to keep positive interest on your property. Here are the five biggest turn-offs to Buyers:

 

1. Overpricing Your Home

Overpricing your home is a sure fire way of turning off buyers before they even attempt to view your property. If you choose to list at a higher price than recommended, you're going to get some negative feedback from buyers. Some folks think they can start high and work their way down but this can backfire very quickly. You want the best price to be the first price that buyers see because if you wait to drop it in 30-45 days, those buyers probably will have moved on and the new buyers will question the reduction and amount of days the property has been on the market. Of course, the worst feedback due to overpricing is silence. That could include no showings and no offers. The problem with overpricing your home is that the buyers who are qualified to buy your home won't see it because they're shopping in a lower price range. The buyers who do it will quickly realize that there are other homes in the same price range that offer more value.


2. Smells

Smells can come from a number of sources such as pets, lack of cleanliness, stale air, water damage, and much more. You may not even notice it as often homeowners get used to it as they are daily living in the environment, but your real estate agent may have hinted to you that something needs to be done. There's not a buyer that will buy a home that smells unless they're investors looking for a bargain buy. Even so, they'll arrange to get an inspection to find out the source of the smells and if they can be rectified. If they find anything significant such as undisclosed water damage, or pet urine under the "new" carpet, then they will either severely discount their offer or walk away.


3. Clutter

If your tables are overflowing with photos, mail, or leftover drinking glasses, buyers' attention is going to more focused on the untidiness of your living room than on the big picture. Too much furniture can also cause the room to look out of proportion and make it really difficult for buyers to see the actual size of rooms and how it could accomodate them. If they can't see what they need to know, they move on to the next home.


4. Dated Décor

The reason people are looking at your home instead of buying brand new is because of cost and location. They want your neighborhood, but that doesn't mean they want a dated-looking home. Just like they want a home in good repair, they want a home that looks updated, even if it's from a different era. The Harvest gold and avocado green from the seventies or soft blues and mauves from the eighties are all colors that can date your home. Textures like popcorn ceilings, shag carpet, or certain wallpapers can also date your home. If you are not able to or choose not to make the updates in your home, your price should reflect that as buyers will move on to the next property that has the same listing price but has put the work into the home to update it. Paint can be the simpliest and cost efficient way to bring your home into the present. 

 

5. Deferred Maintenance

Deferred maintenance is a polite way of saying that you are letting your home fall apart. Just like people age due to the effects of the sun, wind and gravity, so do structures like your home. Things wear out, break and weather, and it's your job as a homeowner to keep your home repaired. Buyers really want a home that's been well-maintained. They don't want to wonder what needs to be fixed next or how much it will cost. And if this is the type of home they view, they will be looking for a price reduction due to all the work they will have to do in order to bring it up to speed.

 

So if you are ready to list and want to make sure you do everything in the best possible manner to ensure your home sells, give me a call and I will have the Best Team help you move forward in the right direction...a sold sign!


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I have sold a property at 2670 SELKIRK RD in Williams Lake.
Endless opportunity to explore, this fabulous 5.97 acre property bordering crown land and ideally set up for horses. Immaculately well cared for and landscaped with detached 35x44 double car garage combination workshop. Quality custom builthome boasts character and craftsmanship with a European flair complete with indoor sauna. If you're looking for privacy and character minutes to town then this is it. Come check it out!
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Yahoo! The Rodeo circuit has begun with the Indoor Rodeo this weekend. For those of you who’s heart lies in the lifestyle of the cowboy, this is an exciting time to put your skills to the test and enjoy the camaraderie and excitement of the events. For those who always dreamt of what it could be like, this is a great chance to see the determination and skills required to succeed in this way of life. To all who attend or participate, may you enjoy every moment.

 

Of course, what would the rodeo be without horses. If you’ve always loved horses and wondered what it would take to start creating your equine family, a great property is always an ideal place to start. It doesn’t have to be 160 acres for you to consider it your own “ranch” but it is about the feel of it and how it can accommodate you and your family. I have several properties on the market that would be great in starting or adding to your lifestyle change so let’s take a look at a couple.  

 

The 1st property 802 Weinert Drive is ideal if you are looking for a little acreage and a place to hang your hat. Ideal for a couple of horses, these 2 acres will have you living the country lifestyle yet only minutes to town. The 4 bedroom manufactured home will fit perfectly to a laidback lifestyle and the corralled area will be ideal for getting to know your new equine family. The view of the lake from the deck is the perfect way to unwind at the end of the day. Click into the link and let yourself feel the possibilities.

 

The 2nd property takes it up a notch by taking you to almost 16 acres. This ideal 4H family or horse lovers property is located at 1089 Chimney Valley Road. This encompasses everything you could ever want in a property geared towards enjoying the outdoors. Start with the riding arena which is ideal for polishing up your barrel racing skills. Add in a smaller penned off area for the smaller critters such as pigs or goats and then top it off with a huge barn which doubles as a workshop. For the added bonus, a hockey rink set up and ready to go for the next season. The topper, of course, is the Crown Land behind you that you can saddle up and ride to. Once you are done enjoying the outdoors, you will find the ultimate in comfort in this 2008 4 bedroom home with an open style kitchen and dining room. The comforts of home are here with a gas fireplace on each floor and a patio that is meant to relax and enjoy the views and the peacefulness from your hot tub. When you are ready to kick back and relax with the family, head downstairs to your beautiful recreation/media room with its huge patio doors giving you plenty of natural light. If this is the image you have in your head, click on the link to make it a reality.

 

So there are a couple options to realizing your dream. Give me a call if you would like to start looking at everything they have to offer. 

 

If you are looking to follow the Rodeo Circuit and cheer on your favorites, just click on the link for the full schedule. Saddle up & let ‘er ride!

 

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I have listed a new property at 1089 CHIMNEY VALLEY RD in Williams Lake.
You have found it! Just 12 minutes to WL! The perfect horse lovers or 4H family property. This 2008 4 bdrm home sits on 15+ acres with a large hay field, 30x50 barn/workshop, a 100'x200' riding arena, pen area and sheds for small livestock.Also the ultimate requirement for the Canadian outdoors: a hockey rink completely set up for your winter fun. The property is completely page-fenced and cross-fenced. Beautiful valley views from the large deck or ride off into the sunset onto Crown Land behind you. The home has tons of natural light, and a beautiful, open kitchen and dining area for entertaining. The walk-out basement has a large media room with patio doors & a gas fireplace for those relaxing evenings. Here's your chance...
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I have listed a new property at 1089 CHIMNEY VALLEY RD in Williams Lake.
You have found it! Just 12 minutes to WL! The perfect horse lovers or 4H family property. This 2008 4 bdrm home sits on 15+ acres with a large hay field, 30x50 barn/workshop, a 100'x200' riding arena, pen area and sheds for small livestock.Also the ultimate requirement for the Canadian outdoors: a hockey rink completely set up for your winter fun. The property is completely page-fenced and cross-fenced. Beautiful valley views from the large deck or ride off into the sunset onto Crown Land behind you. The home has tons of natural light, and a beautiful, open kitchen and dining area for entertaining. The walk-out basement has a large media room with patio doors & a gas fireplace for those relaxing evenings. Here's your chance...
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I have sold a property at 2135 KINGLET RD in Williams Lake.
First time on the market. The 4-bedroom log home close to town is a must to see. One owner only. Has a great view of the lake.
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I have sold a property at 85 770 11TH AVE N in Williams Lake.
Ready to move right in to this recently updated home in a great park! All new carpets and paint throughout. This gorgeous 2 bedroom home features a large 5 piece bathroom with soaker tub, separate shower & 2 sinks and you have access from both master bedroom and main hall. Check out the large sunken living room with vaulted ceilings and cathedral windows. Nice open plan kitchen, dining & living room for entertaining friends and family. Excellent for a first time buyer or for down-sizing. Central location with short walk to all levels of schools, hospital or University. On Gibraltar Mine bus route and cost less than renting. It is super nice and priced to sell!
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Please visit our Open House at 536 ROBERTS DR in Williams Lake.
OPEN HOUSE: 536 Roberts Drive on Saturday, April 12 from 1:00 - 3:00pm
Nicely remodeled level entry home on 2 acres on the outskirts of the city. Large gourmet kitchen and dining room with private deck and adjoining family room and separate living room with gas fireplace. Hardwood floors and near wall to wall picture windows fill the home with tons of natural light. Spacious master suite with double closets and a full 5 pc ensuite. Massive media/games room in lower level with patio doors to a 500 sq ft deck and separately fenced area for the children to play. Drive through asphalt driveway with extra parking and oversize dbl garage that accesses both levels. Both decks overlook a private nicely spaced treed backyard that is fenced/cross fenced with a 2 stall barn for the horses. Don't miss out...
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Please visit our Open House at 536 ROBERTS DR in Williams Lake.
OPEN HOUSE: 536 Roberts Drive on Saturday, April 12 from 1:30 - 3:00pm
Nicely remodeled level entry home on 2 acres on the outskirts of the city. Large gourmet kitchen and dining room with private deck and adjoining family room and separate living room with gas fireplace. Hardwood floors and near wall to wall picture windows fill the home with tons of natural light. Spacious master suite with double closets and a full 5 pc ensuite. Massive media/games room in lower level with patio doors to a 500 sq ft deck and separately fenced area for the children to play. Drive through asphalt driveway with extra parking and oversize dbl garage that accesses both levels. Both decks overlook a private nicely spaced treed backyard that is fenced/cross fenced with a 2 stall barn for the horses. Don't miss out...
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I have listed a new property at 593 ROBERTS DR in Williams Lake.
Beautifully updated 5 bedroom home on a well landscaped 2 acre semi-private property, and just 3 minutes to town. You'll love the new hardwood floors, custom-built tiled bathrooms with in-floor heating, and the high-end kitchen with SS appliances. The lower floor is perfectly set up with large entertainment room and 2 extra-large bedrooms; 2 gas fireplaces to keep it toasty warm. Immaculate front lawn with beautiful flower gardens and private rear yard (with fenced-in doggie area). There is a 3-bay carport, and a large man-size garage and workshop, also a newly paved driveway. You'll love the large front double doors and the huge bay window with views of the city. A large sundeck is perfect for entertaining in summer.
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I have listed a new property at 6559 97 HWY N in MCLEESE LAKE.
Busy pub & kitchen and a beautiful 2 bedroom home on approximately 1 acre overlooking McLeese Lake. If you were looking for a great place to change pace of life or as an investment this is the one. It is the very first licensed pub in BC history. The Oasis Pub & Kitchen has many great opportunities to expand its services as it is the only fully licensed pub in the area with thousands of workers driving by daily from Gibraltar Mine just 10 minutes away. Located on busy Highway 97 with a tourist info booth next door so many opportunities await. The pub has a 130 person capacity with a large outdoor deck facing the lake. Pub has a liquor license, off sales beer & wine, games room, dance floor & a fully serviced busy kitchen. It's just 20 minutes to Williams Lake Airport or a nice 6.5 hour drive from Vancouver. McLeese Lake is a hub for many summer activities like fishing & boating and in the winter there are numerous winter sports to enjoy. This is an excellent buy...
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I have listed a new property at 6559 97 HWY N in MCLEESE LAKE.
Busy pub & kitchen and a beautiful 2 bedroom home on approximately 1 acre overlooking McLeese Lake. If you were looking for a great place to change pace of life or as an investment this is the one. It is the very first licensed pub in BC history. The Oasis Pub & Kitchen has many great opportunities to expand its services as it is the only fully licensed pub in the area with thousands of workers driving by daily from Gibraltar Mine just 10 minutes away. Located on busy Highway 97 with a tourist info booth next door so many opportunities await. The pub has a 130 person capacity with a large outdoor deck facing the lake. Pub has a liquor license, off sales beer & wine, games room, dance floor & a fully serviced busy kitchen. It's just 20 minutes to Williams Lake Airport or a nice 6.5 hour drive from Vancouver. McLeese Lake is a hub for many summer activities like fishing & boating and in the winter there are numerous winter sports to enjoy. This is an excellent buy...
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You are ready to put your home on the market.  Living in your home while it's on the market can be quite different than everyday living in it. Unfortunately, part of selling your home will probably at some point inconvenience you and your family no matter how you look at it. You have to be able to work around appointments where your home is being shown to potential buyers which means you will probably have to have a plan to prepare for showings. It is important to find a balance between living in and selling your home to make the whole process easier on you and your family.  

Just because your home is on the market, doesn't mean you have to stop living. You just have to alter the way you do things, especially when there are children involved. If you don't normally live by the "everything has a place and everything in its place" rule, living in a "staged" home can be challenging at first. Here are a few guidelines that will help you prepare for a showing, while making it stress-free for you and your family. 
 
1. Always hang up coats and backpacks after coming inside.
 
2. Take shoes off at the door so mud and dirt stay off your floors.
 
3. Designate one drawer in the kitchen for all your mail, paperwork, etc. so that you can keep your counters and tables clutter free.
 
4. Use baskets to store everyday items that you use in your bathroom. This makes it easier to quickly tuck everything under the sink before leaving in the morning.
 
5. Downsize on toys so there's not a lot to pick up. Buying functional totes to store away the extras is ideal but it is important not to overwhelm areas with too many storage boxes. Sometimes the promise of a new toy for the new house, might be the easiest solution to attacking the toy pile.

6. Laundry can be a tough challenge to manage at the best of times but by buying an attractive laundry bin or two, you can hide the work until you are able to tackle it.

 7. Keep a Swiffer mop handy to clean up hard floor surfaces and to do a quick dust around the house to freshen it up.
 
The best way to function during this process is to get a routine down that will help you and your family stay ahead of the game. Life still goes on and you'll still have to figure out ways to empty the dishwasher or make sure everyone makes their beds every morning. Those are just things you have to keep on top of to make sure that your home shows at its best. 
 
If you're ready to prepare your home for sale and ready to have it shown, give me and the Best Team a call and we will help you find the strategies you need to show and sell your home as quickly and for the best price possible. 
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I have listed a new property at 1560 MILE 168 RD in Williams Lake.
Custom built Pioneer Log home on 4.3 acres with a fabulous view of the valley and city lights and just 5 minutes from downtown. Large open country living room and kitchen for that down home feel. Two floor to ceiling custom rock fireplaceswith gas inserts and a spiral staircase leads to the bedroom loft. Check out the family size dining room. The master bedroom in lower level can be reconverted to suite if desired. Check out the professional grade rock walls, fire pit, fruit trees, dog run, garden sheds and shop, etc on this nicely landscaped property. Over 800 sq feet of decking for bbqing and entertaining. Roof decking, shingles and driveway expansion in 2008 and logs restained and chinked in 2007. Privacy awaits you...
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I have listed a new property at 1916 HAMEL RD in Williams Lake.
Wow! Come home to this new custom-designed level-entry no-stairs executive home. With open-concept floor plan, vaulted ceilings and extra large master bedroom with ensuite, this is the ideal place to come home to. The large, open kitchenhas large countertops and stainless steel appliances. The bright, open living room offers plenty of room to entertain or walk out to your backyard and enjoy the private patio area with beautiful stonework. With a 3-car garage and a workshop, you have ample room for your prized possessions, as well as lots of room to work on that special hobby project. This low-maintenance home and property comes complete with large RV parking with full hookup. It's time to enjoy life. The keys await you.
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