Now that you have decided to sell your home, the key focus becomes how to get as much money as possible from your existing property as quickly and as easily as possible.
Should you Buy or Sell First?
Determining whether to buy first or sell first can be difficult. After all, if you find a purchaser for your existing home before you’ve found a new one, and if convenient closing dates cannot be negotiated, you may find yourself moving in with family members or living out of a suitcase. On the other hand, if you find your dream home before you’ve sold your old one, you may be faced with carrying two mortgages for a time.
The Top things you should know before selling your house:
Your LOVE Where You Live sales representative is a trained professional who knows all aspects of the real estate market. They will save you time, money, and aggravation. We’ll be there with you every step of the way.
Preparing Your Home for Sale: Your LOVE Where You Live sales representative will work with you to give you an impartial analysis of your home – how it relates to other “competing” homes on the market and how your home reflects current design and style trends. Your sales representative will also take a good look at the general condition and upkeep of your dwelling and let you know the most beneficial updates/renovations that would be required to get you a top dollar return on your investment. Pre-packing, de-cluttering and de-personalizing are all part of this process.
Professional Photos: We provide photos plus floor plans, room sizes, and an iGuide showing 360 tours and maps of what’s nearby. We also provide aerial and drone photography & video.
Advertising Your Home on MLS®: This is a database of all the homes for sale. Details about your home will be available to other sales representatives searching for homes in your area, in the range of your asking price. In addition your home will be advertised on RE/MAX Canada, Worldwide and RE/MAX Real Estate Centre, our website and more!
Arrange Showings: Your sales representative will develop a list of features that highlights lot size, room dimensions, floor plans, photos, upgrades and taxes. Prospective buyers will take a sheet or booklet and refer to it while viewing your home. Plus, it makes for a great reference sheet when the buyers are comparing properties.
The Open House: You might have a series of open houses over a few weeks, with people poking through all areas of your home. We will provide feature sheets with all of the information and you will benefit from the additional advertising in print & online.
The Viewing: When a sales representative has a client who is interested in your home, they will first call to make an appointment with your sales representative. Of course, you can say no if the prospective purchaser wishes to come at an inconvenient time. During the viewing, the sales representative will stay with the prospects and will leave a business card, so you know they were there. We always call & email the showing sales representative to obtain their feedback.
Weekly Reporting: We will provide a report showing weekly showings, feedback, advertising, marketing, hits online and emails sent. Also included is an update on changes in the market, new listings and sales in your area.
With our 55+ “Senior” designations, we offer patience, expertise, and an awareness of options and customized services to guide you and your family through the process. We specialize in:
• selling the family home
• downsizing/empty nesters
• housing options
• aging at home/adaptations
• financial/legal considerations
• packing & moving
At LOVE Where You Live, part of our service is to provide you with referrals for the experienced and reliable professionals you need. For more information Contact Us today!
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