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BC HOME & GARDEN SHOW TICKETS ARE HERE!

It’s that time of year again! The BC Home & Garden Show will be coming February 20th – 24th

If you would like to reserve your 2 FREE tickets please send an email to sold@leahbach.com.

We will have your tickets ready for pick up at our office Monday – Friday 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

If you can’t pick the tickets up during this time we can make alternative arrangements.

REMAX Performance Realty Ltd
11925 80th Ave., Delta BC

 

Taking the Stress Out of Selling your Home

For some people, the thought of listing their home for sale is stressful. They worry about all the things they have to do — and all the things that might go wrong. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some tips for making your home sale go smoothly:

. Give yourself time to prepare. If you’re thinking of selling six months from now, start preparing your property now. Do any necessary staging, and get it looking its best. Avoid doing these tasks at the last minute.

· Set the right price. Pricing your property too high will likely result in few, if any, buyers coming to see it. You might end up having to lower your price later, causing your home to linger even longer on the market. That’s stress you don’t need!

· Have a flexible viewing schedule. If you make it too difficult for buyers to see your property, they might lose interest or simply choose to buy another home. Be as flexible as possible when a buyer wants to view your property.

· Plan get-away activities. When a buyer comes for a scheduled viewing, don’t be home. Instead, plan some fun activities for your family. Think: playground, shopping, cycling, the zoo, etc.

· Accept the ups and downs. Prospective buyers might say they love your home and plan to make an offer. Then you don’t hear from them again! It happens! Accept the inevitable ups and downs of selling your home.

· Get help with repairs. You’ll probably have things that need to be fixed around the home, like a dripping faucet that needs repair or a room that needs painting. If possible, hire a professional to do some of that work.

· Finally, work with a great real estate agent. That will make the biggest difference in ensuring your move goes smoothly and stress-free.

Looking for a real estate agent like that? Call me!

New Rules from CRA about reporting the sale of your principal residence


Why you have to report the sale
For the sale of a principal residence in 2016 and subsequent years, we will only allow the principal residence exemption if you report the disposition and designation of your principal residence on your income tax return. If you forget to make this designation in the year of the disposition, it is very important to ask us to amend your income tax return for that year. Under proposed changes, we will be able to accept a late designation in certain circumstances, but a penalty may apply.

If you have any questions regarding this new CRA information please don’t hesitate to give me a call 604-590-4888.

2nd Annual Boundary Park Garage Sale

It’s that time of year! We are having our 2nd Annual Boundary Park Garage Sale on April 8, 2017!
This is your chance to get your spring cleaning under way! You’ll be entered in a SPECIAL DRAW for registering your home. It will be a day of fun for the whole community! Email leah@leahbach.com to register. You can also find our Facebook/Instagram page ~ by typing in @leahbachrealtor

2nd Annual Sunshine Hills Garage Sale

It’s that time of year! We are having our 2nd Annual Sunshine Hills Garage Sale on April 1, 2017, (no joke)! This is your chance to get your spring cleaning under way! Sell what you can and leave the rest for curbside collection. Sunshine Hills Spring Cleanup is April 6!
We will provide signage for you, and you’ll be entered in a SPECIAL DRAW for registering your home. It will be a day of fun for the whole community!  Email leah@leahbach.com to register. You can also find our Facebook/Instagram page ~ bytyping in @leahbachrealtor