7 steps to successfully selling your property

With over 30 years of proven performance and hundreds of happy clients Neal & Tracy Uchida are consistently in the The Greater Vancouver's Real Estate Board's Top 10% of all REALTORS® year after year.

Step 1 - Getting to know your property

Property Story - We work together to discover every detail and reveal what's unique about your home. A compelling editorial sharing your home’s story results in buyers knowing what its like to live there before they walk through the door. The story brings insight and excitement to your home. It will highlight the features you feel are important and will create the right feeling of your home to potential buyers.

Pre-Inspection - A pre-inspection uncovers any hidden surprises that will affect the value of your property. We have the experience, knowledge and trade connections on the Sunshine Coast to help uncover any surprises that may come up during a potential buyers property inspection. Our pre-inspection helps take the power from potential buyers to request repairs, price reductions or even abandon the deal completely. Pre-inspections provide you the time and ability to fix problems prior to listing your property for sale and present buyers with the confidence they are buying a well maintained and loved home.

Staging Services
- To maximize the sale price your home needs to be showcased at its absolute best. Staging will enhance the design best suited to tell your homes story and highlight its features and benefits.

Local neighborhood knowledge - Buyers are not only concerned about the home or the land. They also want to know what makes your neighborhood special and different from others in the area. Buyers may want to know about local restaurants, grocery stores, schools, community centers, libraries and entertainment options as well as the demographics of the area. Our knowledge of the Sunshine Coast and your neighborhood can provide buyers with the important lifestyle information they need to help sell your home.

Step 2 - Essential Marketing

Photos - First impressions count. When buyers are searching online you only have 10 seconds to keep the buyer’s attention.  Online marketing is your first chance to make a first impression. Buyers find their home online from the comfort of their own home so your photos matter.  We only use professional photographers and are present during the photo shoot to make sure every detail is perfect.

Sample of our 3D floor plan

Floorplans -  Prospective buyers want to know room sizes and the configuration in a house so that they can understand the flow of the property.

Sample of our 3D floor planIt allow buyers to visualize how they will setup their furnishings and envision themselves living in your home. This is a sample of our 3D floor plan.

Sample of our Marketing Brochure

Brochures - A full colour listing brochure allows buyers who’ve viewed your home to take their positive impression with them to review later and share with family and friends. A detailed brochure of your home will stand out from the rest as buyers often view many homes in a single day. The brochure will answer buyer's questions relating to items such as square footage, room sizes, layout and available schools.

- Direct mail marketing is alive and well and can be one of your best tools to attract buyers to your home. We mail just listed and open house invite post cards to your neighborhood. We find home owners in your neighbourhood may want to move up or down in house or lot size but still want to stay in the same neighborhood. Alternatively, they may have friends or family that want to live in their neighborhood.

Branding & Signage - A sign can be the first thing a potential buyer sees that represents your home. Signage can be a powerful tool in your marketing plan and can be the key to get buyers to view your home.  Reputation is key in the real estate market and community neighborhood branding is an effective way to attract people to view your home online and in person.

Open Houses - The most important Open Houses come the first 2 weekends that your home is listed as they will allow any current potential buyers looking for homes in your price range an easy opportunity to view your home. Our job is to showcase your home to as many people as possible and open houses create more exposure and excitement resulting in greater competition and therefore a higher price.  Open Houses allow us to provide you feedback both from the buyers and realtors and the number of people attending can be a good indication of the level of interest your home is generating.

Private Showings - They allow us to meet and tell your home’s story and answer all questions with them in person. They can allow buyers to be more relaxed and have more time to really look through every detail of the home.

Step 3 - Online Exposure


Social Media Marketing - Facebook, Instagram, youtube

Email Marketing - database of Realtors and potential buyers

Step 4 - Print Advertisements

All properties listed for sale by the MySunhsineCoastRealBC Real Estate Team will have advertisements posted in the following publications

Monthly delivery via Canada Post to 13,000 Sunshine Coast homes, condos and businesses every month.

The Local Weekly - Distribution is every Thursday of 11,500 papers from Port Mellon to Egmont is guaranteed by Canada Post. Total distribution of 12,600 includes Canada Post, Queen of Surrey (BC Ferries Langdale to Horseshoe Bay), news stands and direct to business. All papers are free of charge.


Step 5 - Relationships & Reputation

Driven by a shared quest for excellence, we have created a real estate team and network of all those involved in the sale of your home.  We can connect you with an elite group of professionals in all aspects of the Sunshine Coast real estate market. Our home selling team includes a handpicked professional group of home stagers, photographers, property inspectors, home builders, real estate appraisers, lawyers and notaries that are available to provide you with a full range of real estate services and products. We understand every property is different so we make sure we have the right people involved so everything is geared to most effectively market your home to achieve the highest price possible. 


Step 6 - Experience and Negotiations


Neal Uchida - Managing Broker Trading and Rental Property Management

Experience as a Brokerage Owner and involved in managing 1000’s of transactions in both good and bad real estate cycles

Tracy Uchida Personal Real Estate Corporation - Master Medallion Club Member
Consistently ranked within the top 10% of all Realtors within the Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board
With over 25 years of professional experience we are able present sound advice and a clearly defined method of effective marketing and negotiating the sale of your property.

Step 7 - Your Next Lifestyle Move

We care not only about the sale of your home but also your next move. Moving from your family home can be a stressful and important transition in life and we only have the best interests of our clients in mind during this process. We first work to make sure its the right time for you to sell based on your financial and lifestyle needs and  help facilitate your next move to eliminate the any stress. Its always best to make sure the time is right even if it means waiting months or years until you’re ready.

We understand there are many reasons why it is time to sell and have helped hundreds of sellers for many reasons. (couples starting families looking for more space, empty nesters downsizing, estate sales, foreclosures, divorces, etc)  We are here to help you looking forward to your new lifestyle and the new beginning that lies ahead.

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My Sunshine Coast BC

Blu Realty - Uchida Real Estate est. 2003

Mobile: 604 808.8801

Phone: 604-808-8801