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Take care of that roof over your head

(November 26, 2015, posted in Home Care Maintenance Tips)

Written by Dean Hassan - Sutton West Coast Realty

You’re driving through your neighbourhood and pull up into your driveway.  The nicely pedicured landscaping and well kept home look beautiful and inviting, but that roof loaded with moss just grabs your attention. It’s what keeps you dry and the elements out, so let’s talk about some maintenance that you can do to keep it that way!


You'll find that qu... read more.

First time homebuyer? Catch a break with these government programs!

(November 26, 2015, posted in Buyers Corner)

Written by Dean Hassan - Sutton West Coast Realty


You’ve taken a look at your finances, calculated your budget, and have decided that the time to make a move into the world of home-ownership has finally arrived. Being a first time homebuyer is an exciting time – a major step of independence for those moving out of the parental home, and the ability to kiss your landlord goodbye for others!

Though it... read more.

People, a bathroom is not a storage room!

(November 25, 2015, posted in Sellers Corner)

Written by Dean Hassan - Sutton West Coast Realty


This week’s home-staging tip is a reminder to try to showcase each room in your home for the use it is intended for. 

During the time you have spent in your home, you may have decided to transform a dining room into a play area for the kids, or perhaps a spare bathroom into a storage room - or even into a greenhouse – I'm not judging, I know we live i... read more.

Work that space!

(November 25, 2015, posted in Sellers Corner)

Written by Dean Hassan - Sutton West Coast Realty


The response you get to the age old question...'does size matter' really depends on who you ask...but to most potential home buyers the answer is definitely 'yes!'... well...at least the size of living space! This is a real estate blog after all.

We know that it's not feasible to add square footage to a home, however it may just be matter of adjustin... read more.

Spruce up your home's exterior

(November 25, 2015, posted in Sellers Corner)

Written by Dean Hassan - Sutton West Coast Realty


The exterior of your home cannot be overlooked if you want to bring prospective buyers in through your front door. If the exterior is unpleasant, it is highly likely that potential home buyers will not want to pursue your home any further. 

There are many cost effective ways to spruce up your home’s exterior. First, regularly cut and trim your front l... read more.

Fix it up!

(November 25, 2015, posted in Sellers Corner)

Written by Dean Hassan - Sutton West Coast Realty


Time for this week's staging tip! Unless you're selling a property for land value, make sure that your house is in its finest condition. 

Ensure that any holes in the walls, cracked paint, leaky faucets, burnt out lights, tattered window screens, etc. are fixed or replaced. Even though it may not bother you, prospective home-buyers are attuned to thes... read more.

De-personalize your home

(November 25, 2015, posted in Sellers Corner)

Written by Dean Hassan - Sutton West Coast Realty


Ok you're trendy - even cutting edge. Totally not hipster. We get it. And regardless of how amazing your style is, when prepping your home for sale, we want buyers to focus on the space, not on your giant rhino beetle sculpture. So for today's home staging tip...remember to depersonalize! 

Potential home-buyers want to envision themselves living in yo... read more.

Tax saving tip when moving!

(November 25, 2015, posted in Buyers Corner)

Written by Dean Hassan - Sutton West Coast Realty

Tax Saving Tip! If you're moving to be closer to your work or school (min. 40 km closer) ask your accountant, or take a look at Canada Revenue Agency's website to see which moving expenses you'll be eligible to claim on your tax return.




Dean Hassan, Realtor®
Sutton Group West Coast Realty
deanh@sutton.com • 604-355-0886

Declutter that space!

(November 25, 2015, posted in Sellers Corner)

Written by Dean Hassan - Sutton West Coast Realty


Declutter! This is a real obvious tip, but believe it or not, it's often overlooked. An overcrowded room with furniture that is too large for the space will only serve to make the room look cramped. The flip side of that is that you don't want the room to look barren and empty either. 

Keep in mind that storage sells! When buyers are viewing your home... read more.

Prevent those pipes from bursting

(November 24, 2015, posted in Home Care Maintenance Tips)

Written by Dean Hassan - Sutton West Coast Realty


Another summer has passed and that winter chill has come upon us again. Gone are those endless days – the time has come to cover-up that BBQ and hunker down until next year! Prior to the first freeze, a simple tip that can save you some potential heartache is to disconnect/drain your outdoor garden hose and shut off the exterior water line from insi... read more.