If you are sitting on the fence, deciding whether or not to sell your home and since the listings are dropped by 63.7% (LESS HOMES MORE BUYERS FOR YOUR HOME) and the showings are down to 80% Safety is our #1 priority in a need of sell situation and from my remote office - (aka my kitchen counter) has all the tools and technology you need for a CONTACTLESS Sale.
Your satisfaction and happiness is something that is very important to me. I understand how hectic it is to sell a house and it can be difficult if it’s not handled properly. To help you through the entire process, I’ve put together five simple steps:
Step 1: Decide to Sell
When you sell, you want to get as much value as you can for your home. So you might want to consider the timing of the sale because it definitely has an effect on the value. You don’t want to sell when it’s a “buyer’s market,” when too many homes are for sale and there are not enough buyers. Seasonality is something to consider as well because typically more homes are sold in the spring rather than the winter.
You can also increase the value by enhancing the appeal of your house. There are various ways to do this and it all depends on the amount of monetary resources available. You can renovate your house by remodeling an area or just freshen up the walls with a new coat of paint.
Even just keeping your front lawn tidy can make a big difference. Buyers love seeing green grass and flowers outside because it feels more warm and inviting to them.
Home inspections are also something that you can do to prove the value of your home. Buyers will usually ask for a home inspection, so if you do it ahead of time it will impress them. It also gives you a chance to prevent unpleasant surprises and make any major repairs.
Now you’re ready for the for sale sign!
Step 2: Hire an Agent-WHO YOU HIRE TRULY MATTERS
There are thousands of real estate agents, so how do you chose one that’s right for you?
You have to pick carefully. They will be acting as your representative and you will need someone to look out for your best interests. You will need someone that you can trust and someone who understands what you want.
There are a few ways to look for your perfect Realtor:
Do your homework and do research of good real estate listing agent- what kind of marketing the agent use to sale your property is really important
Ask friends and family for a recommendation
Visit one of the local offices in your area
They have to be a trained professional who knows your area inside out. A great agent is someone who offers you quality services to help you accomplish your goal.
Step 3: List your Home
Now that you’ve found the perfect real estate agent, they will list your home. First they will value your house and set a price. A report on market data will be complied to properly value your home based on the prices in your area.
Once they’ve done that the agent will market your home through various media outlets and listing sites to create strong buyer interest. They can post on Multiple Listing Service (MLS), social media, blogs, and websites.
There will be open house appointments as well to showcase the potential of your home to various individuals. At this point, Realtors may also suggest to stage the home to help these individuals imagine themselves living in your house.
What else I suggest you:
One month before Listing-Coming Soon Sign in font of the house to attract more buyers and Pre-market your home to potential buyers before it hits the market
One week before Listing- Arranging your home and preparing your home for the market, staging, professional photos, video and virtual tour, cleaning and much more...
One day before Listing- Arrange Open House-Live Stream Open House-24/7 open house, and informing all local real estate agent for the listing.
On the Listing day-
Find buyers for your home through marketing and prospecting,
For Sale Sign,
Paid Social Media- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google Ads, Video will be featured in You Tube Chanel, Outdoor Lockbox for easy access and showings, Neighborhood JUST LISTED Flyers send via Canada Post.
Request feedback on all showings and open houses to ensure our listing strategy aligned with the marketing.
If you’d like information on homes for sale in other neighborhoods – even if you’re out of city, I’d be happy to prepare that for you.
Step 4: Receive an Offer
Negotiating offers to ensure you receive top dollar for your home.
Not all offers are equal and that’s where your real estate agent comes in. They will help you get to know the terms and conditions regarding the price that the buyer wants to pay, financing conditions, or other things like inclusions and exclusions that the buyer wants to make.
Not only is it about the price of the home, but you have to carefully look at the other details included in the sale. Appliances, chandeliers, or even minor renovations can also be part of the deal. Shorter or longer closing dates can also be specified by the buyer.
If there is something in the offer that doesn’t satisfy you, counter offers or negotiations can also be presented to help get you what you want.
Step 5: Close the Sale
Coordinating the sale and preparing for closing. There will be closing costs associated with the sale that need to be paid either by or on the closing date. It can include mortgage application fees, inspections, and legal fees. But once that’s taken care of, you can pass your old keys to the new owners.
Congrats! You’ve officially sold your house!