Your home is likely the largest asset you own. It represents years of dedication, stability and memories. Selling your home can be a time-consuming and complicated process. Whether you’re downsizing or preparing for a larger family, aligning yourself with the right REALTOR® who will provide you exceptional and curated service.
I believe that selling your home should be informative and stress free. My mission is to support my clients’ goals and needs while empowering them to make crucial decisions confidently. I create a meaningful and confident relationship with my clients through an exceptional sales, marketing, and customer service experience – which in most instances creates lasting friendships that surpass the buying and selling transaction.
Considerations to make when deciding to sell
Selling your home can be one of the biggest decisions you will make and it will affect your family, lifestyle and finances.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A REALTOR®
The following are some key values to keep in mind when looking for a Seller’s Agent:
How can I help you?: Selling a home can be a complicated process that is constantly evolving. Make sure that you choose to work with someone experienced who clearly understands your needs. Your broker should take any burdens off your shoulders and deliver the results you’re after – selling your home seamlessly for the best possible price!
Up-to-date Education: Consistent education, about the ever-changing real estate industry, is one of the most important ways that Realtors remain cutting-edge. Continuously updating my training and education to provide my clients curated service and vital information, that will affect their decision making process, is part of my mission statement!
Experience and Expertise: Select a full time REALTOR® who is familiar with the area and with the type of property you’re selling. Your broker should harness a wide variety of marketing and advertising strategies as well as employing the top industry professionals to present your home in the best way possible. Let my expertise in sales and negotiation, as well as the team of professionals I work with, work towards executing the stress-free sale of your home.
Availability and Dedication: Your agent should be available for prompt and decisive action during the sales process of your home. They should be able to keep in touch with you via phone, email, and text message and be readily available in case of emergencies or even for the simplest questions. My phone is available 24/7 to you to address any questions or concerns that you may have: text, email, over the phone or in person – prompt communication and attention to my clients is delivered in whichever format makes them feel most comfortable!
Rapport: You want an agent to take the time to listen to your goals and clarify your needs. Your Listing Agent should be your guide and partner in your unique situation and be genuinely dedicated to achieving your desired outcome. It is important to find one with whom you are comfortable, can get along with and trust.
What is your home worth? – Comparative Market Analysis
Your Comparative Market Analysis will help you to understand the value of your home from an objective evaluation of what’s happening in your neighbourhood, its current listings and recent sales. Pricing your property properly from the get-go is vital to achieving the maximum return on your investment. Overestimating your property can cause your property to sit on the market longer and ultimately sell below market value.
The momentum from a new listing peaks within the first week of listing a property. An overpriced property attracts fewer buyers and, as a result, fewer offers are received, losing this momentum.
Whether you’re getting ready to sell now or making a plan for the near future, a Comparative Analysis is of your home will empower you to make sound pricing decision.
Preparing to Sell
Curb Appeal – House hunters love to drive by listings to check out neighbourhoods before attending open houses. Simple landscape maintenance such as cutting your lawn, removing debris and adding colourful plants and hanging baskets can create an immediate positive impact to the first impression of potential buyers.
Clear the Clutter – Maximize every square inch of your space by minimizing your overall clutter. A first impression happens once. Buyers want to envision themselves living in your home which can be difficult to do with clutter and too many personal items in every space. Reduce unnecessary items in these areas for showing success:
Primp the Front Yard for Curb Appeal.
Tidy Hidden Storage Rooms So They Look Bigger.
Make the Entryway More Welcoming.
Clear the Way in the Hallways.
Showcase the Living Room.
Curate What’s in the Kitchen.
Keep Closets Streamlined.
Repair and Improve – Perform any minor needed repairs and maintenance. Clean and repair foggy windows, replace light bulbs, address loose railings and squeaky hinges. Decide with your REALTOR® if doing a pre-inspection with a certified home inspector is right for you and your home. A report prior to going to market can give you the upper hand and save you thousands of dollars once it comes to negotiating the value of your home.
Staging and Photography – Keeping your home well-lit, uncluttered and smelling fresh is of utmost importance. When you list with me you’ll receive a complimentary staging consultation which will allow an impartial stager to give you tips on how to maximize the staging of your property so that it appeals to the widest audience of buyers. Then it’s showtime! A member of the stellar team of photographers I work with will photograph your home and create a listing video to make your property shine!
This is where your REALTOR®’s knowledge, experience and negotiation skills go to work for you!
The highest offer is not always the best offer and price shouldn’t be the only determining factor when you decide which buyer is the best new owner of your property – especially when faced with a multiple offer situation. Your Realtor will present the benefits and challenges of each offer so that you can make an educated and confident decision.
THE SUBJECT REMOVAL PERIOD
Once you accept the offer, if there are subjects, the buyers will have the decided-upon time to remove these conditions. When all of the conditions have been met and the appropriate paperwork is signed and submitted the offer is considered firm.
A FIRM OFFER
Now that all of the conditions have been met your offer is firm, congratulations you just sold your home!
The biggest misconception when it comes to closing is that come closing the new owners get the keys right away and can start moving in, however this is not how things work.
In order for the keys to be passed from the seller to the buyer you have to wait for the title to be transferred. The title transfer is handled by your notary or lawyer. Your lawyer or I will notify you after the title has transferred. At this point I present the new buyers with their keys. This generally happens in the late afternoon. Every home purchase should be handled with the utmost responsibility and care. I believe that the selling process should be exciting, comfortable, informative and stress-free.