The Straight Facts About What Can Make or Break the Sale of Your Home.
Selling your home is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. Your home is likely your largest asset this may be the biggest financial move you've ever made, one that requires significant thought and strategy.
Countless questions are unearthed during the process. How much is it really worth? How long will it take to sell in the current Lower Mainland real estate market? How do you handle buyers making undesirable offers?
As a Realtor with years of experience and a proven track record, it is my job to guide you through this complicated process, from beginning to end. I want you to get the maximum value for your home, within your own time frame.
Establish the Reasons You Want to Sell Your Home.
Before you begin the selling process, closely evaluate why you're moving. Do you have too little space or too much? Has your company transferred you to a new city and you're relocating from the Lower Mainland? Or are you simply looking for a change?
A complete analysis of your current position will set a good foundation for your home-selling strategy, as well as for your next home hunt. If, for example, you have already purchased a new home and your goal is to make a quick sale on your current home, this reason will chart the path you take in the home selling process. If, on the other hand, you aim to net the highest price possible for your home, you need to prepare yourself for a potentially slower process.
Be clear about these reasons, as they will directly influence the amount of time and effort you put into preparing your home for sale, and the amount you set for your asking price.
Contact me I'll help you price your home competitively to attract qualified buyers. The first step I'll take is to generate a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) report, which will show you a range of prices being paid for homes in your area.
Visit my short online Home Evaluation form that will give you an initial idea of your home's market value.
Make Your House More "Sellable".
I'll work with you to position your home on the market so that the selling process will take place as expeditiously as possible. Here's how:
As soon as you list your home with me, I will enter your listing in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database. Other agents can immediately access your property information by computer.
Remember, I will be working with you every step of the way to ensure you get the highest possible price for your home in the shortest period of time.
Here Are Some Tips on Selling a Home.
As a homeowner, you can play an important part in the timely sale of your property. When you take the following steps, you’ll help your RE/MAX Sales Associate, Dan McCarthy, sell your home faster, at the best possible price. The easiest and most reliable way to improve the appeal of your home is to enlist a quality home service professional. The right professional can help you get everything in order from repainting the kitchen to providing a thorough cleaning so you can stay focused on more important things.
Make the Most of that First Impression.
Invest a Few Hours for Future Dividends.
Here’s your chance to clean up in real estate. Clean up the living room, the bathroom, the kitchen. If your woodwork is scuffed or the paint is fading, consider some minor redecoration. Fresh wallpaper adds charm and value to your property. If you’re worried about time, hire professional cleaners or painters to get your house ready. Remember, prospects would rather see how great your home really looks than hear how great it could look "with a little work."
Check Faucets and Bulbs.
Dripping water rattles the nerves, discolours sinks, and suggests faulty or worn-out plumbing. Burned out bulbs or faulty wiring leave prospects in the dark. Don’t let little problems detract from what’s right with your home.
Don’t Shut Out a Sale.
Make Room for Space.
Consider Your Closets.
Make Your Bathroom Sparkle.
Create Dream Bedrooms.
Lighten up at Night.
Avoid Crowd Scenes.
Watch Your Pets.
Keep a Low Profile.
Defer to Experience - It’s the Experience®
RE/MAX of Western Canada has a created a list of tips for selling your home here.
To view a complementary copy of the the RE/MAX "Fit to Sell" DVD, please contact me directly at 604.649.1541 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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