Talon Thompson

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Like most of the world right now, British Columbia is battling the coronavirus. The province has enacted measures such as social distancing, restrictions on gatherings, and the closing of non-essential businesses to try to slow down the spread and flatten the curve. While there is some evidence that these initial measures are having an impact, it appears as though this virus will affect our daily lives for the foreseeable future.

Many people were involved in real estate transactions when this outbreak hit. Some people were planning to move, or they are wondering if they can still buy or sell a house in the era of coronavirus. Given the general uncertainty around real estate, it seemed fitting to do a post on the status of BC real estate and what professionals, such as myself, are doing in this crisis to keep everyone safe.

The BC Real Estate Market Is Safe And Open

The provincial government declared that real estate agents are an essential service. This declaration means that real estate...

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If you're looking to prepare your Victoria, BC home to put on the market, your agent will eventually need to take photos. These photos will entice would-be buyers to come and look at your property, so they need to look fantastic. Some sellers believe that they need to go all out and hire a staging company for maximum effect. Others might think that taking photos of the house "as-is" will suffice. The truth lies somewhere in the middle. While a staging company doesn't hurt, you can often make your home significantly more attractive by doing small, little things before the photoshoot. 


Here are five ways you can showcase your home in the best possible light for the photoshoot.


Reduce Clutter


One of the least appealing things in a photo is clutter. People are instantly turned off by it. If you have clothes lying around the house or hanging on the back of doors, you should put those away. Similarly, you're going to want to clear off countertops and put items away neatly. Your goal is to...

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Imagine living in this large 2 bd, 2 bth unit centrally located in the most sought after area in Victoria - James Bay. Enjoy coffee on your huge balcony then take a short walk to the Dallas waterfront, stroll over to beautiful Beacon Hill Park, head along to pick up groceries at James Bay Square with the 24hr Thriftys, finish off with another coffee at Starbucks. You can also walk to DT to enjoy everything that DT Victoria has to offer - no need to worry about parking. A very spacious layout with huge living room that features a wood burning fireplace and opens to a west facing balcony with peek-a-boo views of the cruise ships. Adjoining the living room you'll find a generous dining area for family gatherings. New In-suite laundry. New Samsung Fridge, newer water tank. Master bedroom with full ensuite, storage unit as well., bicycle storage, and one secured underground parking. The common area includes a small workshop for those who are handy. 
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Jan 5 1-3pm – see you there

Bright, Spacious 2Bd/2Bth condo facing south on the quiet side of the building with a patio and private garden space. updated electrical panel & electric fireplace, includes breakfast bar, plus a nice sized dining area and living room. Large master-bedroom with en-suite bath and generous closet space plus 2nd bedroom is large. Amenities include: workshop, recreation room, separate storage, & bike storage. Laundry located on each floor, 1 parking spot & cat ok. Centrally located short walk or bus ride to University of Victoria, University Heights shopping centre, Tuscany Village, movie theatre, library, medical centre or downtown Victoria and so much more.

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