Not long ago, a co-op organization invested thousands of dollars in solar panels to reduce its electricity costs, only to see a taller building subsequently built nearby, that blocked the sun’s rays from the panels. While you may not intend to invest in solar panels, you can certainly see how important it is to know how neighbouring developments might affect your building and the value of its units – including the future saleability of your condo. 

Likewise, it’s important to be mindful of decisions made by your condo board on your behalf, as they can affect the type of  buyers attracted to your building, and the amount of money they will be willing to pay to live there. 

the Smart Approach to Condo Conflicts

It’s unfortunate that one of the biggest drawbacks to condo living is also one of the simplest to address. Conflict resolution requires a methodical path towards fair and manageable conclusions. Yet, some buildings don’t rely on a standardized approach. If your building’s management team or board does not have a set policy for solving problems not addressed by corporation rules, urge them to develop one and revisit it annually. Fortunately, there are inventive, intelligent solutions. 

For example, my suggestion is using principled perspectives when dealing with disputes, including the following tips: 

1. Separate the problem from the people.

2. Focus on the best interests for all parties, not the positions of individuals.

3. Consider mutually beneficial options using objective criteria. 


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Imagine trading in your car at first dealership you see, without shopping around. That wouldn’t make sense. 

Yet three out of four Vancouver home sellers consult just one realtor to sell their most valuable asset. 


             Always Second Guess Your Home’s Valuation


An experienced real estate agent’s second opinion unlocks your home’s full value.


Not all agents are the same and you want to hire one to have full confidence and trust. A no-pressure second opinion from an experienced real estate agent like myself, unlocks your home’s full value. 


Learning to compare and contrast realtors, determining the strengths they bring and having work to sell you on those strengths, you’ll earn a higher return on profits and satisfaction.


A few extra hours of legwork can earn you tens of thousands dollars more.

                         Why Choose Michael Tudorie For A Second Opinion?

As an owner and investor, I believe in extracting maximum value from my investment, minimizing surprises, hassles and legalese. 

As a Vancouver realtor, I spend time educating my clients so they can maximize their investment, not my commission. And as a homeowner, I know which home improvements can significantly bolster returns, and which ones do not. 


I’m always happy to provide Vancouver home buyers a second opinion and helpful advice, some of which is conveniently below!


Considering a move in 2018? Here’s 10 top reasons to contact a realtor sooner than later:





  1. Get Vancouver real estate analysis and outlook from a dedicated professional. Vancouver’s local media generalizes and reports only the sensational aspects of the real estate market.
  2. Your street or neighbourhood market determines the final sold price because there are valid reasons why buyers would be willing to pay top price for your home vs one across the street (like people, no home is the same as another). Get personalized, expert advice that matters to you.
  3. Clarify any misconceptions or unknowns. Sometimes, neighbours or friends may have the right intentions, but the wrong advice.
  4. Knowing when to list. An expert Vancouver realtor knows the ‘low periods,’ such as civic and international holidays, as well as dates like January 21st (when everyone’s Christmas bills arrive)
  5. If you don’t know where to start, Vancouver real estate is overwhelming. A good realtor takes the overwhelming process, breaks it into easy steps and ensures you’re comfortable with the whole process.
  6. Many buyers and sellers spend six months average researching online, and less than 12 weeks working with an agent. Ideally, that timeframe should be reversed, with buyers and sellers working closely with a realtor and learning valuable lessons that cannot be acquired online.
  7. The sooner sellers learn from their realtor what home improvements yield higher returns, the less they’ll likely spend on them.
  8. If de-cluttering is necessary, assigning plenty of time to the task will save money and stress. 
  9. Find a realtor who is active, representing a number of buyers and sellers in the past year. Realtor’s who are ‘out of the game’ will have less experience negotiating on one of your’s most precious investments.
  10. 10. Find out if you should sell or buy first. A realtor helps guide your decision, mitigates stress and helps you choose correctly. Is it best to buy pre-sale? Build your own? So many decisions!


Want more helpful tips? I provide a FREE, no obligation real estate presentation on effectively marketing properties. This is perfect to help you ask the right questions and decide on a realtor who’s right for you!


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I am honoured to have been chosen to receive the 2017 Corporate Good Neighbours Award by the Kitsilano Neighbourhood House.


Kitsilano Neighbourhood House 2017 Good Neighbours Award Recipient Michael Tudorie - Vancouver Luxury Real Estate Specialist


I always love to give back and help the community I live and work in. Thank you to the Kits Neighbourhood House staff for everything you do everyday to help others who cannot help themselves.

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