The Informed Home Sellers Guide
We have the same goal: to sell your home fast and for the most money possible!
Get Your Finances In Order
Check-in with your mortgage provider to see if there will be any penalties for paying out or porting (transferring) your current mortgage.
Meet With a Real Estate Agent
It’s important to partner with a Real Estate Agent you feel completely comfortable with. Don’t fall for the trap of partnering with the first Real Estate Agent who suggests the highest asking price. Shop around. A good Real Estate Agent can help you price your home to sell, answer questions like “When is a good time to sell?” and has in-depth knowledge of the market. Ask family and friends if they have a preferred Realtor, who they trust.
Pricing Your Home
Pricing your home right is one of the most important steps of a timely sale. Properly priced homes sell faster and for more money during the first few weeks of the listing. Your Realtor should be able to explain to you the multitude of factors influencing pricing, including: competitive pricing, current market stats, and of course the estimated value of your home.
Prepare Your Home For Sale
It takes careful planning to send home buyers scurrying for their cheque books. Your Realtor will coach you on how to turn your house into an irresistible and marketable home.
Marketing Your Home
The next step will be to sign a Listing Agreement, which gives your Realtor permission to post your property on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). They’ll then begin marketing your home through a variety of mediums —digital and traditional — highlighting the properties best attributes.
After the hard work of marketing and promoting your home pays off, you’ll hopefully have a few offers on the table. Once you’ve accepted an offer, your buyer will want to conduct a home inspection and (potentially) negotiate the cost of any repairs. Finally, your lawyer and Real Estate Agent will walk you through the paperwork and legal bits needed to close.
With the sale of your home complete, you can now begin looking for a new place.
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