Sell Your Property

Advice for Getting the Most Out of Your Sale

If you need advice on selling your home and how to ensure you get the value you deserve and have a smooth selling process, follow the steps below or get in touch.

Our service as Royal LePage agents is to manage your transaction from opening to close. Selling your home can be a very exciting proposition or a daunting one depending on the advice you receive.

By working with us, we will ensure that the experience is a pleasant and memorable one. We encourage you to take advantage of a free home evaluation and our tips and advice below. For any additional questions and concerns that you might have, we’d encourage you to contact us today.

Listing Your Home

Set a Price

We will help you optimize your selling price by performing a professional market overview, presenting viable comparable properties, reviewing your present home’s selling history, and proposing a sound pricing strategy.

Market Your Home

Getting the Word Out

There are many facets to effectively marketing your home:

  • Identifying a target market
  • Creating a compelling story for the home i.e. amenities, neighbourhood, commute, etc.
  • Capturing impactful photography
  • Creating marketing materials
  • Managing internet marketing – ShortRealty.ca, Facebook
  • Coordination of other professionals.
  • Lawn Sign

Showing Your Home

Some Staging Tips

We will manage your showings and respond to buyer and agent questions about the property.

You’re responsible for how your home looks to prospective buyers. The goal is to get buyers to feel like they can already see themselves living in your home. There are a few tricks of the trade that can help you do this such as cleaning your home from top to bottom, dispose and declutter, organize and tidy up, put away personal items such as souvenirs and other memorabilia, stage empty rooms with the right furniture. Keep it simple and classic, open blinds and windows, turn on lights, and light a scented candle.

Receiving an Offer

Making the Right Decision

Our job is to help you review an Offer to Purchase and discuss all the details. We help you decide whether to accept, reject, or make a counter offer.

Here are a few things you will see in an offer that will have to be considered:

  • price the buyer wants to pay
  • financing details
  • conditions, inclusions, or exclusions the buyer wants to make contingent on the closing.
  • A firm offer means that they’re willing to buy the home exactly as it is.
  • The offer could be conditional on things like a home inspection, approval of financing, or the sale of their existing home
  • The buyers may have asked for things to be included like appliances, draperies, or chandeliers.
  • They may have even requested some minor renovations like re-shingling your roof or repairing your driveway.
  • Some buyers may have asked for longer or shorter closing periods

Negotiating & Counter Offers

Get the Best Deal

Perhaps the price was lower than you were expecting. Maybe the buyers have asked for some extra inclusions. In some cases, you may have multiple offers from different buyers to entertain. This is one stage where you’ll be glad to have us by your side to help decide whether to accept, reject, or make a counter offer and then present and communicate the decision to the buyer or agent.

Closing the Sale

You're Almost There

For sellers, closing day is payday. However, in order for your home to be officially sold you will need to hire a lawyer to take care of all the legal document that come with real estate agent’s commission, legal fees and disbursements, utility and property tax adjustments, mortgage prepayment or discharge fees, and more.

Now, it’s time for the final step.

It's Your Move

Starting a New Chapter

The day has arrived. And although there’s bound to be a bit of sadness about leaving your old home behind, there will be just as much excitement moving into your new one. Here are some tips for a smooth move:

  1. Make a moving checklist
  2. Plan for packing – moving company, moving van, boxes, friends and family for help.
  3. Cancel your cable and utilities and transfer any rented appliances (like water heater or furnace) to the new homeowners. While you’re at it, make sure to have the gas, electricity, cable and phone hooked up at your new home
  4. Inform your key contacts – work, Canada Post, doctors, friends, pharmacy, etc… – of your change of address

Free Home Evaluation

Find Out How Much Your Home Is Worth

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Reeve Whitman, Toromont Cat