selling your home in the Victoria BC area?

Mike Harris, through his 25 years as a licensed realtor, has help hundreds of his clients sell their home for the best market price. His many awards and accolades is a testament to his accomplishments, character and integrity.

Contact Mike if you are serious about selling your home.


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How To Find A Real Estate Agent You Can Work With

Real estate agents are plentiful, and you will have no trouble finding one that wants to represent you when you either buy or sell your house. They will all tell you that they’re the best, but how do you really know if the real estate broker you are considering is the one you should be working with?

There are a few ways to know for sure:

INterview them

The first step to considering a real estate agent to work with is to put them through the interview process. Just as you would if you were an employer looking to hire someone to work for you, you need to have an extensive conversation with the real estate broker to help determine if you will be compatible with them. Ask every question you can think of pertaining to real estate, and pay close attention to their answers. This will help you determine if the agent really knows what they’re talking about. Oh, and if they don’t have time to have an in-depth conversation with you, then that’s a pretty good sign that you may need to take your business elsewhere.

Investigate Them

Once you’ve had a good sit down with the real estate agent or broker you are considering, it’s time to check their answers to your questions against the facts. How do you do this? Well, you can start by calling a few of the references they gave you in step one and finding out how others’ experiences have been. You can also use your good friend Google to dig up any and all online reviews on their services. And if you know some people personally that have worked with this realtor, it’s always good to ask them what they thought.

hire Them

Once your due diligence is done, it’s time to pick one to employ as your representative in either buying or selling your home. Before you pick though, you should have your choices narrowed to the top 3 based on steps 1 and 2. Once you have your 3 finalists, it’s time to examine some other factors like sales results, number of years in the business, memberships in various trade organizations, marketing techniques, and general overall attitude about getting you the result you’re seeking. Ideally, you want a real estate agent that has experience, expertise, is easy to work with, and has a track record of getting the results you’re seeking.

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About mike harris

Mike started his career in real estate in 1993 with Realty World-Downtown in Vernon, B.C. In 1994, he moved to Mission and joined Realty World-Ready. Two years later he purchased the office, and in 1998 changed its name to Realty World-Fraser Valley. In 2001, the company expanded into Abbotsford, and the business was re-flagged to Royal LePage.

The acquisition adds 16 Realtors to Royal LePage Fraser Valley Realty, increasing its sales force to 44.

Now in 2019, he will continue his successful tenure as a RealtorĀ® with Century 21 Seaside Realty in White Rock.

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3 simple tips when selling your home

Any home owner wants to get the maximum gains from reselling his home and this is why knowing sell home top dollar tips are essential. Just doing a small up gradation, landscaping or modernization of a home could significantly raise its value in the eyes of a potential buyer. This is a critical factor so that your home gets the best price in the shortest possible time frame and does not stay in the market too long.

Here are some tips on how to add value to your home:

Present it well

As far as possible, do not show your home the way you live in it. While your style preference may be the ‘lived in’ look, a buyer may prefer a more minimalistic look. Hence, try to stage you home as if it were a set. Trying to create a neutral look by storing away furniture and artifacts, if your home appears too crowded is a solution for success with your sell home top dollar efforts.

Look from the outside

The exterior of your home gives a prospective buyer the first impression of your home. A common sell home top dollar tip that professional real estate consultants provide to sellers is to improve the view from the outside. Take a look at your curb and see whether it requires repairs. If your lawn is overgrown or full of weeds, get it mowed. If you have flower beds, get them weeded to present a clean and tidy look.

Clean your home

A sparkling clean home straight away adds more appeal to a home compared to a lived in and stained one. Do whatever it takes to clean up your home before you get ready to show it to buyers. Polish wooden floors to make them shine. Repaint walls to a neutral color as they would appeal to more people. Call in the window cleaners and get your windows sparkling. Replace broken tiles on the roof and spruce up any other worn out element to make your sell home top dollar dream come true.

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mike harris

Century 21 Queenswood Realty Ltd
2558 Sinclair Rd
Victoria, BC V8N 1B8
(250) 477-1100