The Condo Walk-through – Deficiency Hunting

I recently accompanied a client on their substantially completed new construction condo walk-through. This took place about two weeks before the buyer was to take possession of the new two bedroom condo in the Fraser area of Vancouver. Now I consider attending these inspections a part of my job as a full service REALTOR® but this one was scheduled for 7AM! This is not known as peak performance timing for most REALTORS®.

Nevertheless, I made my way to the building on time to meet my client and we then proceeded to wait for the developer’s representative who ended up being about 10 minutes late. On these outings I use a detailed checklist of potential problems to look for (see image for a sample).

These usually go pretty smoothly and this one was no exception except for some minor surprises. The best part of this inspection was when the developer’s representative opened the door to the laundry area and it was empty. The washer and dryer that were to be included as per the buyer’s contract were nowhere to be found.

Make sure your REALTOR® attends the walk-through inspection with you so they can provide expertise on what to be on the lookout for and to fully protect your interests.

I welcome any questions you may have about selling or buying.
Feel free to comment here or contact me directly.

Fundraiser Garage Sale for Public Dreams – Saturday July 9th at 9AM!!!

Should be some great items available at the upcoming fundraiser Garage Sale for Public Dreams Society. I will be providing some baked goods and coffee to benefit this great cause. Here’s the write-up:
The board of directors of Public Dreams Society is hosting a multi-family garage sale with all proceeds to go to Public Dreams Society, the amazing not for profit art organization that stages the City’s best free public celebrations: Illuminares lantern festival and Parade of the Lost Souls.So many items to purchase (many of them brand new). Too many items to list but some features are refrigerators, baby furniture, baby stroller, puppy stairs, kitchen items, washer and dryer, sporting goods, mirrors, massage table, costumes, cushions, curtains, etc. See you there!

When: Saturday, July 9th from 9 am to 12pm – no early birds please
Where: 626 East 22nd (one block west of Fraser)
Weather: Rain or shine!

I welcome any questions you may have about selling or buying.
Feel free to comment here or contact me directly.

JUST SOLD! 1018 East 31st Ave, Vancouver

ANOTHER MULTIPLE OFFER SITUATION! ASKING PRICE $825,000

View of city & mountains in the perfect five bedroom home. Admire the vista from both the main living area & upper balcony. In the south backyard, there is a large cedar deck that you can bask in the sun & BBQ. This is a bright & quiet three level with full bathrooms on each level & a spacious high ceiling two bedroom suite below. Quality finishing throughout, dark hardwood floors, radiant in-floor heat, and built-in vacuum. Corner lot has tastefully fenced yard with double garage. Nice quiet street in a great neighborhood at the intersection of two cycling routes . Greys Park, McBride elementary annex and tennis courts across the street.

[slideshow]