Blog by Michael Giesbrecht

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Meeting Obstacles Head-On

September 18th, 2018

"Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs." - Henry Ford

314 3811 HASTINGS STREET, Burnaby North, BC

September 14th, 2018

I just sold this Condo at 314 3811 HASTINGS STREET, Burnaby North, BC Vancouver Heights.

View this recently sold Condo or see all my home sales

5 Ways To Create Extra Space In Your Home

September 11th, 2018


 Is your home feeling a little cramped? If so, there are many relatively inexpensive ways to free up more space. Here are some ideas: 

  1. Convert traditional into non-traditional space. We’re all familiar with converting a spare bedroom into a home office or kids’ playroom. You can also create space by finding other uses for pantries and walk-in closets. 
  1. Explore smart storage solutions ...

Should You Renovate Or Move?

September 4th, 2018


If you need to upsize or you’re simply ready for a change, it’s tempting to consider a major renovation. After all, renovating means you don’t have to go through the process of selling your property and buying another more suitable home. You just fix up the one you’ve got!

However, you need to carefully consider the pros and cons of renovating before going this route. You don’t want to in ...

Barbecue Maintenance That Will Save Your Life

August 22nd, 2018


According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more than 160 people are injured each year in BBQ mishaps. That doesn't sound like a lot considering the thousands of people who flip burgers on their backyard grills each year. But, you certainly don't want to be one of those injured! 

The best way to prevent fire and injury is maintenance. Remarkably, few people are even awar ...

3 Not-So-Obvious Indicators It's Time To Sell

August 8th, 2018

time to sell 

There are many good reasons to put your property on the market. Some examples include a relocation, the kids leaving the nest, the need for something bigger or smaller, and the list goes on and on. 

However, there are also some less-than-obvious indicators that it may be time to sell. Consider the following: 

1. Your Property is no longer a Good "Fit" 

Your home may have been perfect fo ...

Lowering Shipping Fees When Shopping Online

July 30th, 2018


Online shopping is growing by an average of 20 million new shoppers each year. That's a lot of people clicking and buying! You may be one of them.  However, there's a cost to online shopping that's all too easy to overlook. Shipping fees. Imagine saving $10 on a luxury cookware set, only to be hit with a $15 delivery charge. Ouch. 

So how do you avoid those fees? 

First of all, always ch ...

Kitsilano Open House!

July 16th, 2018

We are proud to announce that this Jul 21st, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 308 2468 BAYSWATER STREET in the Kitsilano neighborhood, Vancouver West. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Condo for sale in beautiful Kitsilano.

Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a virtual tour of this Kitsilano Condo for sale.

As always pleas ...

308 2468 BAYSWATER STREET, Vancouver West, BC

July 16th, 2018

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 308 2468 BAYSWATER STREET, Vancouver West, BC

The perfect location in Kitsilano. Walk to beaches, shops and restaurants or take a quick bus or bike to UBC. The Bayswater was built by Mosaic with style and quality. It is a small SoHo inspired boutique building with quality finishings, Fisher Paykel and Blomberg appliances. Bright and White ,high ce ...

Four Things You Should Know About Staging

July 10th, 2018

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You've probably heard about "home staging". As the name implies, it's all about arranging each room in your home in a way that will make the best impression on buyers. Here's what you need to know about staging if you're thinking of listing your property.

1. Staging can get you a higher price.

On average, a fully-staged home tends to sell for 17% more than an unstaged home of the same t ...

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