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604-740-2145
Valarie Green
Direct:604-740-2145
Office Fax:604-885-0594
Remax Oceanview Realty
5686 Cowrie
Box #675
Sechelt, BC
V0N 3A0 Canada

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Valarie Green - Sunshine Coast Real Estate Advisor

It is little wonder that people from around the world choose to own Sunshine Coast real estate. “BC’s Best Kept Secret” has the warmest temperatures in Canada, breathtaking scenery and an overabundance of indoor and outdoor recreational activities.


As your Sunshine Coast real estate agent, your satisfaction is my top priority. I can help you buy the house of your dreams by finding you the best deal on the perfect house. If you are selling, I will get you top dollar for your property.


I have 8 years of experience as a Sunshine Coast Realtor® including 10 years of successful customer-focused tourism business experience. In 2014, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver awarded me Medallion status for being in the top 10% of sales. Between 2013 and 2014, I assisted my Sunshine Coast real estate team in tripling their sales revenue.


I am a long-time Sunshine Coast resident with experience selling in all communities on the Sunshine Coast. I have sold many single family homes, waterfronts, acreages, strata properties, subdivisions and raw land. Please allow me to help you make the right move on the Sunshine Coast. 


Contact me today to buy or sell your Sunshine Coast real estate. My cell: 604-740-2145

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The five golden rules are:

De-personalize

While your family photos are beautiful and your kids’ drawings on the fridge are adorable, buyers want to be able to picture themselves in the house. That means putting away your photos, clearing your closets from unnecessary clutter, and using matching hangers to give your closet more visual impact.

Maximize

Declutter and maximize the area in your home. Stuffed closets make your closet space look insufficient, so consider storing excess belongings offsite. You can also quickly improve your bedroom’s appearance by using gender neutral colors when accessorizing so that the color scheme appeals to more people. A headboard, a cohesive color scheme, and a few decorative items also improve the look of a bedroom, while removing extra clutter (office furniture, power strips, televisions, etc) will make the room feel more relaxing.

Sanitize

No one wants to move into a dirty home, so clean your home to make it much more appealing to prospective buyers. Clear your countertops to make the space look larger, and enhance the open feel with white bath and hand towels on display. Clean dirty shower doors with a solution of one part muriatic acid and ten parts water. Bathrooms and kitchens are the two essential areas of the home, and they can make or break a deal.

Modernize

A dated-looking home means a lower offer, so modernize your home wherever possible. Small changes, like replacing gold fixtures or brass and wooden cabinet hardware with nickel, chrome, brushed silver, or stainless steel, will go a long way towards updating your home. You can quickly update the look of flat appliances such as dishwashers and refrigerators by using stainless steel stick-on coverings or specialty appliance paints. While you’re in the kitchen, go ahead and declutter your cabinets, drawers, and oven- buyers will look inside every nook and cranny. Also, you can make your kitchen space look larger by removing rugs.

Neutralize

Keeping a neutral color scheme can help your buyers envision themselves in your home, especially in a statement-making area like the dining room. Set the table simply to create visual interest, and add a vase with fresh flowers for a beautiful focal point. Add lighting and emphasize any natural light your home gets using a mirror and subtle lamps. Don’t forget to adjust your window treatments to maximize your staging. Keep your curtains neutral or choose ones with subtle designs; sheer curtains also let in more light so that your home looks more appealing. Set the rods as high as possible and use thin rods to maximize the space.

A few simple tweaks can increase your home’s selling price by hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars. Use these guidelines to stage your home effectively so that you get the best possible price on your house.

 

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Whether you are buying or selling your home on the Sunshine Coast, using a real estate agent is a smart decision. Take the stress out of  your real estate transaction, use the resources on this site to help get you started in the process. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.

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