Blog by Maureen Stout, Ph.D.

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Open House!

July 6th, 2017
Hi Everyone! Looking for a great home near Commercial Drive? Here it is! A great 2 bedroom plus den unit for $475K. Almost no two beds in this area. 

Come to our sneak peek tonight, Thursday June 6 from 5 - 7 p.m. and our open houses Sat/Sun July 8 and 9 from 2 - 4. Easy parking on side streets. Don't miss this one!

February Stats and Activity

March 11th, 2016

February 2016 Market Update

Hi everyone. I’m sure that many of you have been reading the articles on the various news outlets regarding a number of issues and concerns relating to Vancouver real estate.

A host of issues have come to our attention in the last few weeks, covered extensively in the media (and coming directly to realtors from the Real Estate Board and the Real Estate Council). ...

January 2016 Market Update

January 25th, 2016

January Market Update

2015 was a record year in real estate in Greater Vancouver. Sale prices and sales volumes rose throughout the year, with overall sales totalling 42,326, a 27.8% increase over 2014. We experienced a very strong seller’s market that got stronger as the year progressed.

Many areas of Vancouver showed sales figures that far exceeded the average. For example, in December in ...

Sold for almost 500K over asking!

October 7th, 2015
We just sold 3276 W. 24th for almost $500K over asking. In this busy market, there are several keys to achieving the optimum price for a property: 

  • Proper pricing
  • Presenting the property to advantage
  • Providing infomative and attractive marketing materials
  • Timing opens and showings to invite interest
  • Negotiating to optimize initial offer and final sale price

Each of these items is cr ...

New Listing!

September 22nd, 2015
Come and see our new listing at 3276 W. 24th Avenue. This is a beautifully maintained and updated home with 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with a gorgeous garden-level suite. Too many features to mention, so check out the listing under "Open House" or "Active Listings" or come to our open house this Sat. Sept. 26 from 2 - 4. And call anytime for your private showing. 

June Market Update and Pricing Strategies

July 17th, 2015

This is definitely a hot summer, both weather-wise and market-wise. June was pretty much the same as the last couple of months, only busier! Volume-wise, it was the busiest June in 10 years, with a sales ratio (number of sales per active listings in a given month) at 35%, which is pretty extraordinary.

So if you're a seller, how do you price a property to make the most of this market?

In a ...

Sold Over Asking!

March 3rd, 2015
We just sold 608 - 933 Seymour in multiple offers for well over the asking price. There are some key steps to doing this effectively, and we'd be happy to discuss them with you. 

Call us for a market analysis of your home. No hard sales pitch. Just the information you need to make an informed decision. 

Maureen Stout (604) 317-2491


February 21st, 2015
Come to our "Sunset Open" at our new listing at 608 - 933 Seymour on Monday, February 23, from 5 - 7 p.m. Fabulous suite, great building, and unbeatable location. Only $388K! Hope to see you there. Check out the full listing under "Active Listings". Thanks!

Selling for the Highest Price

February 13th, 2014
If you're looking to sell your home for the highest price possible, what do you do?

First, the property needs to be listed at market price. This is determined by a Comparative Market Analysis, which will show you what similar properties are currently on the market in your area, which have sold, and which were on the market but didn't sell. Why don't some properties sell? Because they're overpr ...

Just sold!

November 15th, 2013
We just sold this beautiful 2 bedroom/ 2 bathroom home in Point Grey: V1031971. With almost 1100 square feet, south facing, with a large balcony, three French doors, large kitchen, fireplace, and a charming garden courtyard, this is a really lovely home. "The Telford", located in Point Grey, just outside the gates to UBC, is a Georgie Award winner, and is perfectly located as a home or rental ...
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