There are a huge number of houses and condominiums for sale in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland with fewer and fewer buyers who have the desire and/or ability to buy. Recently we got the alarming news that in the first 12 days of November not a single west side Vancouver house was sold out of 968 listing.
So how can you make your house, townhome or condo stand out from the crowd and snag a buyer that still has access to credit?
There’s a saying: you can’t make money without spending money. So with that in mind we offer the following tips to increase foot traffic at your open house and sell your Vancouver property in a falling market:
1. Paint your roof gold. This will really make your house stand out amongst your neighbors, particularly if you use real gold-leaf, not that cheap fake gold stuff.
2. Hire underwear models. Want foot traffic at your open house? Hire a few underwear models to lounge around the yard and entry way.
3. Offer free beer and weed. Or if you want to be family-friendly coffee and cookies, etc, but the underwear models will prefer the beer and weed.
If these techniques don’t work for you, the market may have gotten worse. In that case you have two options that may still work as a last resort:
A. Pray to the money god for a buyer with great credit and a lousy eye for value
B. Lower your price.
Hey, it just might work!