Spring is here! Unless your recreational property is located on a ski resort, this is a great time to put your property on the market and have prospective buyers experience it at its best.

Here are a few tips for selling a recreational property in Canada:

 

Repair Before You Sell

devils club plant forestCottages and cabins can be susceptible to damage that goes unnoticed for a number of months while the property is unoccupied.

As you open up your property, take a look around and make a note of any tell tale signs of damage. How are the roof, windows and entranceways doing? Do you have any issues with leaks, mould, rot or animal activity? Are there any obvious problems with the electrical or the plumbing?

Don’t forget to evaluate the land around your property. How is the dock holding up? Are there any problem trees in the vicinity? Are there any issues with the well or septic systems? Are fences falling down or gates coming off their hinges?

Make a list of issues and do a budget for the cost of repairs. Talk to a Realtor® to get expert advice on which fixes will help your property sell more quickly and at a higher price.

 

Stage It

pathwayIt’s important to make sure your recreational property is looking its best when prospective buyers come knocking. Clean and de-clutter your property. Consider rearranging or removing furniture to make rooms feel larger and more accessible.

The outdoor space will have a big impact on buyers looking at recreational properties.

Even making small changes like adding plants and a seating area to the outdoor space and clearing pathways can make a big difference to the experience potential buyers will have as they walk around your property.

 

 

 

Speak to a Tax Advisor

If you sell a property for more than you bought it for, you may have to pay tax on that gain, known as capital gains tax. When you sell a principal residence, you usually benefit from a capital gains tax exemption. If your recreational property is a secondary residence, contact a tax specialist to find out what the tax implications will be for you.

One final piece of tax advice for sellers: keep receipts! If you keep records of capital costs you incur on your properties, this can help to reduce the amount of capital gains tax you may have to pay when you sell.

 

When you’re ready to sell a recreational property in the Prince George area, give Team Powerhouse Realty a call! We’re experts at selling recreational properties in northern BC (250-563-1000).

 

 

 

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Pursuing a successful real estate career in beautiful Prince George has been an amazing opportunity for me. I pride myself on high standards, professionally and ethically, and I work hard to get my clients the results they are looking for. Home renovation projects are a passion of mine, and I enjoy discussing how buyers can adapt properties to suit their needs.

I like to tackle projects that are both creative and technical, and I’m often tinkering with Hot Rods and motorbikes. I also host a local radio show, which has been a great way to express myself. I look forward to the future and to working with you to achieve your real estate goals.

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Hi, my name is Chris Lodge and I am in my sixth year of selling Real Estate in Prince George and Fort St. James. I have always loved houses, whether it be fluffing, decorating, renovating, preparing them for sale or selling them I am in my element.

I am professional, knowledgeable and personable and I would love to help you sell your home or help you find one that suit’s you needs. I try very hard to offer my clients a stress-less, drama free Real Estate experience. I will do my best to meet and hopefully exceed your expectations of a Real Estate Professional.

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My name is Crystal Brown, REALTOR® at Team Powerhouse Realty. My career as a professional agent began in May 2015. Since then I have enjoyed many successes in helping people buy and sell homes.

I have lived in Prince George for nearly 20 years. During that time I have been actively involved in the community through my business and personal life, and have also taken on a variety of volunteer positions. I have built valuable networks and a deep understanding of the city and its people. I use that knowledge every day when advising residents and newcomers on their next move. Great relationships are the foundation of true success.

I continue to look ahead to the future of real estate with excitement and determination as I see many opportunities for growth in my business, as well as in my community.

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I am a long-term resident of Prince George and have been selling real estate here since 1997. I am CEO at Team Powerhouse Realty, a company I co-founded in 2007. I have a passion for helping people, and get great fulfillment out of negotiating the best terms for my loyal clientele.

I love sharing my real estate skills and knowledge with others, and am a Buffini & Company Certified Mentor. In addition to my busy work schedule, I am also actively involved in men's soccer, the Cinema CNC Film Festival and PG Roadrunners. I am also a RYT200 Certified Yoga Instructor.

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Like most realtors I began my real estate career doing residential sales, and since I live on a rural property I really enjoy doing the more complicated country property sales.

While I still enjoy helping buyers and sellers with their housing needs I have transitioned over to doing more commercial sales and leasing. I find this both interesting and challenging and feel my skills are well suited to dealing with complicated commercial/industrial/business real estate transactions.

I endeavour to provide exceptional professional service to my clients putting their needs first so they trust me, enjoy dealing with me and recommend me to their friends and acquaintances.

On a personal level I am married with two children, have lived in Prince George since childhood and have always been a real outdoorsman. Prince George has so much to offer, is a great place to raise children and I really enjoy taking the family on camping and fishing trips throughout the Prince George area and our beautiful province.

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Rolf was born and raised in Prince George, BC. A previous career in construction and current involvement in the mining industry provide him with an unparalleled insight into market trends and commercial opportunities throughout the region.

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I work by referral helping buyers, sellers and investors stay focused on their big picture goals while I focus on the details. Exceptional client care, current market expertise and strong negotiating tactics are paramount to my business. I specialize in family homes and investment properties.

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