Home Sellers

Let us be your guide to selling your home.

Home Sellers Guide

Selling a home takes more than just putting a “for sale” sign out front. You need an agent with experience and training to help you determine the right price, come up with an effective marketing strategy, and anticipate and solve any problems that come up during the selling process. A real estate professional can help you with every part of selling your home, and offer you a smoother, hassle-free experience.

When you’re selling your home, there are a number of advantages to working with an agent:

  • He/she knows real estate values in your neighbourhood and will help price your home competitively by preparing a market analysis of homes that have sold, competing homes that are still on the market and homes that were on the market but didn’t sell.
  • He/she will establish a marketing strategy for your home, ensuring that it’s exposed to as many potential buyers as possible.
  • He/she takes care of the tasks involved in selling a house, ensuring that the transaction is simple and low-stress for you.
  • He/she is an expert in the home selling process and will advise you of your rights, options and obligations.
  • He/she is an experienced negotiator and will work for you to get you the best possible price.

Effective Marketing For Your Home

We can help you market your home by exposing it to as many potential buyers as possible. The first step is putting it on the MLS. But listing your property is only the beginning; your agent will prepare a personalized plan that includes everything he/she plans to do to sell your property. Here are other Home Selling Services we offer:

  • Professional Real Estate Photography
  • HD Video Tour Of Your Home
  • Bochures and Digital Brochures
  • Property Showcasing On Our Website
  • Professional Staging & Virtual Staging
  • Unique Listing Website
  • Publication and Ad Mail
  • Much More!

Know The Market

Pricing Your Property Right

Pricing your home right is critical to achieve a successful sale. Your agent is there to guide you

Listen To The Market

As part of your pricing strategy, your agent will put together a comparative market analysis, which is a good indicator of what today’s buyers are willing to pay. It compares the market activity of homes similar to yours in your neighbourhood:

  • Homes that have recently sold represent what buyers are willing to pay.
  • Homes currently listed for sale represent the price sellers hope to obtain.
  • Listings that have expired are generally overpriced or have been poorly marketed.

Don’t Overprice Your Home

Some sellers believe that if they price their home high initially, they can lower it later. Instead of making you more money, this strategy could end up hurting you.

Early Activity Is Key

As soon as a home comes on the market, agents and potential buyers sit up and take notice. If it’s overpriced, interested parties will quickly lose interest. By the time the price drops, the majority of buyers are lost. When a home has been for sale too long, buyers may be wary and may reject the property.

You’ll Miss The Right Buyer

You may think that interested buyers can always make an offer, but if your home is overpriced, potential buyers looking in a lower price range will never see it. And those who can afford a home at your asking price will soon recognize that they can get better value elsewhere.

Getting Your Home Ready To Show

Make sure buyers are left with a great first impression. Here are a few tips to make this happen:

Exterior

  • House in good repair
  • House number easy to read
  • Eavestroughs, down spouts and soffits in good repair
  • Garage/car port clean and tidy
  • Litter picked up
  • Cracked or broken window panes replaced
  • Lawns and hedges cut and trimmed, garden weeded and edged
  • Walks shovelled and salted
  • Boot tray inside front door
  • Doorbell and door hardware in good repair
  • Porch and foyer clean and tidy

Interior

  • Chipped plaster and paint touched up or replaced
  • Doors and cupboards properly closed
  • Leaky taps and toilets repaired
  • Burned out light bulbs replaced
  • Squeaky doors oiled
  • Mirrors, fixtures and taps cleaned and polished
  • Seals around tubs and basins in good repair
  • Floors cleaned, garbage containers empty
  • Inside of closets and cupboards neat and tidy
  • Appliances cleaned
  • Countertops neat and polished
  • All lights turned on
  • Air conditioner turned on in warm weather
  • Fresh air in house
  • Fireplace lit in cooler weather
  • Halls and stairs cleaned
  • Drapes opened during daylight
  • Carpets freshly vacuumed
  • Fresh flowers in various rooms
  • Jewelry and valuables locked safely away or taken with you
  • Valuable property, such as art, vases and figurines out of reach, out of sight or locked away
  • Pets absent, where possible, or contained during the showing, and litter boxes clean
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    Our Guarantee

    Buying or selling a home is a big decision – you need experienced professionals to guide you through the process. When you work with us, you can count on personal, attentive, patient service, excellent knowledge of the area, great negotiation skills and expert selling strategies.