Selling

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We accompany you through each step along the way to selling your home or investment property, sharing knowledge, insights and guidance. The following is by no means comprehensive but it’s a start.  Contact us for more information.

Timing

  • Should you sell or buy first? We’ll help you look at it from all angles.
  • Consider the season, inventory, competition and your own deadlines – we’ll help you understand all those factors.

Listing

  • This is the time to review all documents, discuss pricing and launch strategies; devise the right marketing plan for your home; and review recent sales and current market activity.
  • Ask questions – we will provide an answer or find it for you.
  • Complete a Seller Property Information Statement and disclose any problems and defects so we can address them before we go to market.

Prepare your Home for Sale

  • Look at your home through a buyer’s eyes and imagine who that buyer might be. We’ll share our insights and then provide a consultation with staging experts and trades people if needed.
  • De-clutter, clean, repair and beautify – you’ve seen those home shows. A home that presents well will sell.
  • Hire a qualified home inspector before going to market – we will let you know if this is recommended for your home.
  • Check out the Home Preparation Checklist prepared by the Canadian Real Estate Association.

Marketing

  • We believe in an integrated approach to marketing your home. Components include websites – ours and Royal Lepage – advertising, signs, open houses for agents and prospective buyers, showings and community involvement.
  • Other realtors are an important piece of the puzzle – we strive to maintain great relationships with our colleagues and communicate regularly.
  • Past clients and the people they refer to us – we market to them and they look to us for homes like yours!

Offer Negotiations

  • Strategy and skill are key! We will review the situation and recommend a strategy based on experience and market knowledge.
  • Our philosophy? Strive for “win-win” – it always makes for a good outcome. Be assertive but maintain good communication with the buyer’s Realtor. Approach negotiations with an open, honest, informed demeanor.

Sealing the Deal

  • Make those conditions easy to meet. It’s our job to facilitate a satisfactory inspection – prevent surprises, answer questions and communicate – and yours to get out of your house
  • We will deliver copies of your Agreement to your lawyer and financial advisor
  • Need to obtain estimates on repairs or get work done to meet your obligations? We have trusted trades people who can help.

Closing

  • Organize your finances, speak with your lawyer to schedule an appointment and arrange for a mover. We won’t be with you at closing but we will ensure everyone has everything they need.
  • Don’t forget to notify the post office, telephone and utility companies.

After Closing

  • Stay in touch! We have met many special people along the way and always strive to maintain long-term relationships and help whenever needed.

Please contact us anytime for a home evaluation.