BUYERS โ€ข August 30, 2023

Frequently Asked Buyer Questions!

Here are a few frequently asked buyer questions! Reach out to get more in depth with any of this!


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C: 778-554-9289

LISTINGS โ€ข May 10, 2023

My Million Dollar Listing ๐Ÿ˜

Luxury living meets Kootenay lifestyle in this recently
renovated 5-bedroom 4-bathroom home, spanning 4600 square feet.

816 Columbia Road, Castlegarย |ย $1,100,000ย |ย MLSยฎย 2470416

Each room has unique and trendy design features, including custom carpentry and new light fixtures. As you enter through thegrand entrance, the large, open and bright living space welcomes you. The kitchen is complete with quartz counters, ceramic tile, high-end appliances and open shelves. The generously sized island with four bar stools is perfect for entertaining guests. The dining nook, surrounded by windows features a custom built-in bench.

This level includes three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a laundry room and room for a secondary seating area or home office. The mudroom connects to the 24X22 garage and leads through the laundry and a half bath before entering the kitchen. The master bedroom is modern and chic with floral wallpaper, updated lighting, French doors, a walk-in closet and an ensuite waiting for your finishing touches. The main bathroom on this level has updated dual sinks, mirrors and lighting.Head downstairs to discover fully curated spaces, including a gym, charming sewing area, plenty of room
for entertaining and playing pool, and a full bathroom. The entire space has been completely painted, giving it a fresh and clean look.

Set back from the road with a long driveway that provides privacy and situated on a flat 1.3-acre lot surrounded by the forest and just five minutes from town.

This home truly has the wow factor. Youโ€™ve got to come see it for yourself! Give me a call today to schedule a viewing!

– Lisa Nicole – 778-554-9289 –


SELLERS โ€ข March 16, 2023

2 Selling Secrets: 1 major, 1 minor.

Here are two selling secrets! One is major, and the other is minor, although I still think the “minor” is very important!

Major tip: PRICE IT RIGHT.ย Find out what your home is worth, then shave 15 to 20 percent off the price. Youโ€™ll be stampeded by buyers with multiple bids โ€” even in the worst markets โ€” and theyโ€™ll bid up the price over what itโ€™s worth. It takes real courage and most sellers just donโ€™t want to risk it, but itโ€™s the single best strategy to sell a home in todayโ€™s market.

Minor tip: HALF-EMPTY CLOSETS! Storage is something every buyer is looking for and can never have enough of. Take half the stuff out of your closets then neatly organize whatโ€™s left in there. Buyers will snoop, so be sure to keep all your closets and cabinets clean and tidy.

Not sure where to start? Reach out so I can help you!

Lisa Nicole
Taking You From One Stage To The Next
C: 778-554-9289

NEWS โ€ข March 9, 2023

DIY! Bifolding closet door turned modern barn door!

I turned this old by folding closet door into a more modern barn door style! I’m trying really hard to be one of those badass DIY gals. I tackled our laundry room makeover last year, hung a few floating shelves in the bathroom and now this! Baby steps!

I bought extra wood to add some length and height. First time using a skill saw.. pretty easy. Next I added some 2 1/2 by 1/2 inch framing, filled in the cracks with wood filler and onto paint!

The color I went with is called Buckland Blue from Home Hardware and it turned out beautiful!

I painted an extra piece to match the wall color to add some depth. The hardware I ordered on Wayfair for $94.

There were a couple challenges along the way but this was a learn as you go type of project!

I just love how it turned out!ย 

SELLERS โ€ข February 24, 2023

The 3๏ธโƒฃ P’s for maximizing the sale of your home!โฃโฃโฃ

โฃ๐Ÿ) ๐๐‘๐„๐๐€๐‘๐€๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ค๐ž๐ฒ ๐Ÿงน If you want top dollar, you’ve got to put some sweat equity in to impress those buyers! Get those minor repairs done. Spend time decluttering and depersonalizing. Store those family photos and personal items. You want potential buyers to be able to envision their own items in your home. Fresh paint goes a long way, and make it neutral colors.โฃโฃโฃ
๐Ÿ) ๐๐‘๐ˆ๐‚๐ˆ๐๐† ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐Ÿ’ฐ The market has been all over the place recently and we’ve seen a lot of overpriced listings from that pandemic peak. Itโ€™s critical to pull as much data as possible when settling on a price. Too high? Buyers wonโ€™t bite and you’ll lose the freshness of the property. The longer it sits, it starts to get the stigma “what’s wrong with it” – even if nothing is! Too low? You’ll get a quick sale, but you’re also leaving money on the table. I want you to feel good about your listing price, but it has to be backed by the data and make sense.โฃโฃโฃ
๐Ÿ‘) ๐๐‘๐Ž๐Œ๐Ž๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ ๐ŸŽฅ If you think about it, the first showing happens online. With the photos. Find a realtor that is going to make your home shine with professional photos. Better yet, make sure there’s a virtual tour AND a 3D tour to set your home apart from the rest. It’s an investment I make in all my listings. If your agent isnโ€™t doing this at the bare minimum, you need to find a new one! Once your listing looks incredible online, it should be professionally promoted across the internet where everyone is looking for homes!โฃโฃโฃ
If you’d like to dive deeper into this topic, give me a call, text or email!โฃโฃโฃ

๐“๐š๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐…๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐Ž๐ง๐ž ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐“๐จ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐ž๐ฑ๐ญโฃโฃโฃโฃโฃโฃโฃ
๐‚: 778-554-9289โฃโฃโฃโฃโฃโฃโฃ
๐„: lisa.nicole@c21.caโฃโฃโฃโฃโฃโฃโฃ
๐—ช: lisanicolerealestate.comโฃโฃโฃโฃโฃโฃโฃ

BUYERS โ€ข SELLERS โ€ข December 30, 2022

What do home buyers want in 2023?

What do home buyers want in 2023? And what should we add to the list that YOU as a home buyer are looking for?โฃ
I did some research on the good ole inter web and along with my own of showing buyers and these are a few hot items!โฃ
โถ ๐‹๐€๐”๐๐ƒ๐‘๐˜ ๐‘๐Ž๐Ž๐Œโฃ
If your washer and dryer sit alone in the corner of your unfinished basement, it’s time for an upgrade–or at least a rearrangement.โฃ
โท ๐†๐€๐‘๐€๐†๐„โฃ
Especially here in the Kootenayโ€™s with all the boats, quads, snowmobiles, and outdoor gear we collectโ€ฆ a garage can add huge value! And, if youโ€™ve got some extra room in your garage, consider adding cabinets and shelving to transform your empty corner into a workmanโ€™s paradise. Buyers want reimagined spaces that serve more purpose than a conventional.โฃ
โธ ๐…๐”๐๐‚๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐๐€๐‹ & ๐Ž๐๐„๐ ๐Š๐ˆ๐“๐‚๐‡๐„๐โฃ
The kitchenโ€ฆ the the most scrutinized place as potential buyers tour a home. They put a lot of focus on the kitchen and its features and functions. Not only do they want it to be updated, but 81% of buyers want a double sink and a walk-in pantry, while 77% want a central island. If walls separate your kitchen from your living space, get the sledgehammer out!โฃ
โธ ๐‡๐Ž๐Œ๐„ ๐Ž๐…๐…๐ˆ๐‚๐„โฃ
Since the โ€œyou know whatโ€ hit us, more people are working from home โ€” and loving it! If you donโ€™t currently have a room thatโ€™s designated as the office, consider turning a spare bedroom into an office when you show your home. Or even a simple addition of a desk and office chair to an unused space could have potential buyers racing to sign on the dotted line.โฃ

Lisa Nicole
Taking You From One Stage To The Next
C: 778-554-9289

SELLERS โ€ข December 22, 2022


Handed over three sets of keys this last week and couldnโ€™t be more excited to get my people into their homes, and just in time to decorate their tree ๐ŸŽ„โฃ
๐: What does title has registered mean?โฃ
๐€: On the day before or of the possession date is also the completion date. That’s when the money transfers and the title goes into the new buyers name. That means, the sale has officially completed and everyone is happy!โฃ
If you have any questions regarding real estate I would love to help! Reach out anytime ๐Ÿ™‚โฃ


BUYERS โ€ข December 20, 2022

Frequently Asked Buyer Questions!

Here are a few common questions from first time home buyers ๐Ÿ”Ž What else are you curious about? Email me at or text me 778-554-9289!


BUYERS โ€ข SELLERS โ€ข November 16, 2022

A buyers want list includes a laundry room!

If your washer and dryer sit alone in the corner of your unfinished basement, it’s time for an upgrade–or at least a rearrangement.

I spent a few bucks and brought my dated laundry room to life! All I did was basically paint, changed the light ficture, and added shelving, and plants of course ๐Ÿชด

So, here are a few simple ways to increase the value of a laundry room:

  • Paint the walls
  • Add storage solutions like shelving, cabinets or a rack to the back of your laundry room door
  • Install a built-in ironing board on a wall, which can be easily stored away when its not in use
  • Buy a stackable washer and dryer to create space for a folding table or additional storage

SELLERS โ€ข October 18, 2022

Award of Excellence โœจ

How amazing is this!

Another award of excellence from Century 21 headquarters for the 3rd quarter ๐Ÿ˜ญ
The biggest thanks goes out to my clients for trusting me with their real estate needs ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปย  I of course, couldn’t be doing it without you and I am loving every minute of it!

C: 778-554-9289