RE/MAX Of Nanaimo REALTOR®
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If you are considering downsizing, the first person you want to talk to is Ian Thompson. He specializes on those who find themselves at a time in their lives when they want to downsize.
"Thank you for your help during our recent downsizing. Your expertise was of great help in finding a new smaller house and selling our old house. There is plenty to do in making this type of move and you always knew a person to call whatever the situation. It has all worked out well."
"Thank you for the great service I received in selling my home in Nanaimo. Because I live in Vancouver there were obstacles we had to overcome, as well, I had to put alot of faith in you as I was not there to oversee things. You managed to sell my house quickly at a price I was happy with."
"For anyone considering a real estate transaction I recommend Ian Thompson at RE/MAX. Recommended by a fellow employee, I soon realized that Ian is focused on providing the best up to date real estate service possible. Ian kept us up to date on market changes. For a no pressure sale or purchase I recommend Ian."
We would recommend Ian in an instant. He was prompt, patient, and attentive while working with us to sell our condo with a unique situation. He took care of everything, and provided straight-forward advice as he walked us through the listing and selling process. Thanks so much Ian for making this as stream-lined and even enjoyable process as possible
I found Ian extremely helpful, professional and informative from the first day I met him. Ian was always early and never late and always one step ahead of me.From his initial meetings and discussions about selling, he gave me a thorough evaluation of my house in order to help me get top dollar in the shortest period of time.He also helped me get my house ready for listing by suggesting how to make it 'show ready'. He helped me with the decision making process to listing my house and to the purchasing of my new home. If I didn't have time to take care of details myself, Ian suggested people to help me.I would never have sold my house without Ian's expertise. I would have never bought my new home without him either!
We’ve already looked at how to declutter your home in preparation for downsizing. And we’ve looked at using a separate storage unit for household belongings that won’t fit in your new home. On the flip side of that, let’s tackle the issue of getting rid of a storage unit you no longer want. Much like […]
To store or not to store, that’s a sometimes complicated question. When you’re getting ready to downsize, there are two sides to getting a storage unit. Are you going to need a storage unit? If you already have one but want to get rid of it, what’s the best way to go about it? Storage […]
It’s a beautiful day in Nanaimo, lots of sunshine and both buyers and sellers are calling with questions about what the spring market will bring. When we lived in Winnipeg we were told never to plant anything until after the May long weekend because of the risk of frost. Yesterday I dropped my daughter off […]
There comes a point in a lot of peoples’ lives when they want to simplify things and move into a smaller home. It’s a big step to take and can sometimes be a confusing or difficult time once the decision is made. In the next few articles, we’ll take a look at some of the […]
Organizing from the inside out is about creating a system based on you – your personality, your wants, your expectations and what works for you. While there’s more than one way to do this, following is a basic system to help you get started. First you need to assess what the obstacles are that are […]
This month we saw a decline in the number of single family homes sold for the past three months. September saw 182 sales, October 149 and November 98. This is down 9% from 2015. Its not unusual to see a lower number of sales as we get closer to Christmas. 128 new homes were listed […]
Most people don’t decide to downsize out of the blue. There’s usually a specific reason for it – a life transition like divorce, the kids have moved out, elderly people moving into assisted or independent living accommodations or the death of a spouse. Whatever the reason, the emotional impact of downsizing can take an emotional […]
Did you know that the Government has recently announced a new rule that will require all Canadian homeowners to report the sale of a principal residence in their tax returns in the year of the sale? Ian met up with Tayler Osmond from MNP in Nanaimo to discuss this matter. Reporting the sale of your […]
The real estate sales report this month confirms what realtors and home buyers already know … prices are up and the number of homes for sale is down. There has been a lot of talk in the media about the overall slowing market so I did a 5 year comparison. Real estate sales report October […]