Real Estate Blog for Buyers & Sellers

Category: Home Seller Info (19 posts)

  • November 23, 2018
  • Melissa Berrigan

Display your holiday spirit

Home holiday decoration tips—inside and out   With November quickly coming to a close, we can no longer ignore that the holiday season is upon us. If you haven’t already done so, it

  • October 15, 2018
  • Melissa Berrigan

Attention homeowners!

Avoid the biggest home selling mistakes   Selling a home is a big deal. There are never any certainties and always plenty of decisions to make. Buyers and markets can be fussy. Showings are str

  • September 3, 2018
  • Melissa Berrigan

Is your garden ready for winter?

How to winterize your yard and keep up with curb appeal   The change in seasons is upon us. As the temperature starts to drop, the plants in your yard are preparing for dormancy. While it may s

  • September 3, 2018
  • Melissa Berrigan

Your house is hot!

How to handle multiple offers when selling your home   Living in a heated housing market, selling your home could easily have you seeing more than one offer. It can be an exciting time, but it

  • July 18, 2018
  • Melissa Berrigan

Protect precious possessions

Tips for moving valuable items   Nothing takes the thrill out of moving into a new home as quickly as discovering that beloved items were damaged along the way. Even worse is finding out that t

  • March 19, 2018
  • Melissa Berrigan

How to keep your house shining during showings

Without losing your sanity   Selling a home is exciting and incredibly stressful. There’s plenty to do before, during, and after you sell—and a whole lot in between. When it comes t

  • March 19, 2018
  • Melissa Berrigan

Give your home some serious curb appeal

With five easy and inexpensive home improvements   First impressions matter. This is especially true when you want to sell your home.   Curb appeal will make your house desirable and get

  • February 15, 2018
  • Melissa Berrigan

Home improvements that return at resale

Five ways to increase the value of your home without much effort   Many home sellers put way too much money and effort into fixing up their homes before they list it to sell. Some home improvem

  • January 8, 2018
  • Melissa Berrigan

5 things you should not let hired movers touch

Items to avoid having a moving company pack for you   Whether you are moving across town or half-way across the country, moving is a big deal.   If you’ve decided to forego the Do-

  • January 8, 2018
  • Melissa Berrigan

Flown the coop and need to sell your home?

Let me sell it for you!   If you’ve escaped winter and need to sell your home while you are away, it’s not a problem to sell your home now!   In fact, it’s the perfect

  • December 15, 2017
  • Melissa Berrigan

Don’t let your home hibernate until spring!

Why you should list your home this winter   Winter is here and it’s a great time to sell your home! I’m not kidding. While some say that selling a home during the blossoming months

  • December 15, 2017
  • Melissa Berrigan

Home holiday décor four easy ways

Last minute home holiday decorating tips   ‘Tis the season to be jolly and decorate. Whether you want a classic or a modern look, it’s all about having fun and keeping it simple. Th

  • November 24, 2017
  • Melissa Berrigan

Planning for retirement?

Seven smart tips will help you plan for a financially healthy retirement   Perhaps you are nearing retirement age, or simply looking into the future. When retirement age arrives, will you spend

  • May 15, 2017
  • Melissa Berrigan

What to look for in a Realtor

6 things to look for when shopping around for a real estate agent   When buying and selling a home, it’s important to find someone who’s got your back—and your front! The mark

  • February 28, 2017
  • Melissa Berrigan

Four things to consider before pricing your home

How to determine the fair value of your home before you list   There's a lot to consider when putting your home up for sale, and determining its true value is at the very top of the list. &nbs

  • January 23, 2017
  • Melissa Berrigan

Best renovations for improving your home’s value

Image credit: Naomi Hébert   Where (and if) it pays to do home improvements   Okay, so you’ve decided that this is the year that you finally spend some money on your

  • December 1, 2016
  • Melissa Berrigan

Top 10 questions asked by home sellers

You have queries? I have answers!   With supply at a low and demand as strong as ever in the Comox Valley, I’ve been getting a lot of questions from potential sellers. It’s under

  • November 1, 2016
  • Melissa Berrigan

Vancouver Island remains a seller’s market

And the Comox Valley real estate market reflects Island trends   Does it seem like there are more and more SOLD signs in the paper, on lawns and on website listings? Well, that’s b

  • February 15, 2016
  • Melissa Berrigan

Can These Tempting Tips Boost Your Chances of a Sale?

Is your home currently on the market? Are you hoping for a quick sale and want to stack the odds in your favour? One powerful option to consider is to maximize the potential of the open house showings