WHEN TO SELL
Timing is everything. The correct timing influences your home’s selling price. Timing and pricing your home right the first time will result in more exposure, more showings and ultimately the highest price for your home.
FIND A REALTOR WHO IS RIGHT FOR YOU
Choose a professional Realtor for the sale of your most valuable asset who will provide real estate market expertise, knowledge of market activity, comprehensive marketing strategies and a proven track record of success. We partner with our clients from start to finish, providing full service representation.
DETERMINE YOUR HOME’S ASKING PRICE
It is essential for Sellers to understand that only the market can determine the ultimate value of your home. Choosing the optimal ‘list price’ will maximize your home’s value. Price too low and you risk not getting as much as you can for your property. Price too high and you risk losing potential buyers and helping your competition sell faster. Set a fair market value to get the most out of interested buyers.
COMPARATIVE MARKET ANALYSIS
Determining the Optimal listing price is a strategic process. An in-depth CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) will tell you what similar properties have sold for recently, what properties are currently for sale and what properties did not sell in your neighbourhood.
SIGN A LISTING AGREEMENT
Signing the Listing Agreement officially gives your Realtor the green light to start selling your home. It authorizes your Realtor brokerage to market and sell your home.
PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR SALE
First and foremost, clean, clean, clean! Ideally your home should have that ‘NOT’ lived in look. Declutter with less furniture, less pictures and bare counters. Money spent on repairs, painting and improved outdoor curb appeal can enhance the bottom line of the sale of your property.
PREPARE YOUR FINANCES
Before the offers start rolling in, you should prepare for the massive amounts of money that will pass through your hands.
SIT BACK AND LET YOUR REALTOR MARKET YOUR HOME
It’s time for your Realtor to attract the best buyer with various marketing tools.
ADD A LAWYER TO YOUR TEAM
When selling, it’s essential to have a lawyer, with experience in real estate, handle all of the various legal documents. Ask how they structure their fees, and get an estimate of all the legal costs you can expect.
RECEIVE AND NEGOTIATE AN OFFER
All of your hard work has paid off, but you won’t know exactly how much it’s paid off until you see the offer. This is an exciting, often emotional time, so be prepared.
CLOSE THE SALE
Your negotiations were a success. But before your house is truly sold, it’s time for the vital final steps known as “closing”. Your Realtor and lawyer will take care of the many complicated and time-consuming legal maneuvers.