What to do if you are: Thinking of Selling

  • List Now: if you are thinking of selling, there is no time to waste. In September the Bank of Canada is going to increase interest rates, which in turn increase mortgage rates making it harder fot buyers to qualify and will definitely drive down prices 
  • You may still receive a higher price this year than if you sold the previous year
  • We are currently in a Balanced Market meaning there is an equal amount of homes listed to the number of sellers, currently power is not weighted too heavily to one side
  •  We may be approaching a Buyers Market, where there is an abundance of homes on the market and not many buyers, meaning homes will sit on the market for longer and buyers will have the power to drive down sale prices 
  • Call me (289) 501-6484. It is imperative that your home is listed correctly and appealing to buyers. I can help you in the process of selling your home for the highest price possible.

Steps to Selling Your Home

Selling your house is a big deal and can be a hectic experience if not handled propertly. To help you thorugh, here are some tips to help you faciliate a sale:

TIMING: Timing does play a large part in the desirability of your home. You want to try not to sell in a "Buyers Market" where there are an abundance of homes for sale and power is weighed heavily towards the buyer. Seasonality may also be considered when you are selling your home. Different seasons do produce different results. For instance, more homes sell in the spring season than the winter season.

HOME APPEAL: Making your home more attractive for buyers is key, meaning; decluttering all rooms, taking down any pictures of your family and replacing with stock photos, a fresh coat of paint can go a long way, burb appeal matters and buyers love to see nicely cut grass and flowers. Simple changes can really make you rhome stand out in pictures, which in turn gets more buyers interested to come view your home.

HOME INSPECTIONS: Home inspections are somthing buyers are always looking for. If you can get this completed prior to listing your home it may sell your home faster. It also prevents any unwanted surprises and gives you a chance to make any repairs that are necessary. This step can really impress home buyers. 

A GREAT AGENT: An agent can make or break the sale of your home. You need someone that knows the area and someone that you can trust. This agent should come prepared to all meetings they have with you, always provde you with current market data, and have a detailed home evalution ready. Providing the information you need to know to establish what your home should be listed for and what you can expect to sell it for. Giving you not only the best case senario but also the worst case. An agent has to manage your expectations but at the same time sell your home for the highest price.

Every Step of the Way

Bear in mind, I'll be working for you every step along the way to ensure you receive the greatest possible price for your house in the shortest amount of time.

Pricing Your Home

When you put your property up for sale it will be competing with other homes. Prior to listings I will come to your home and make suggestions on how you can make your home more appealing to buyers. We will go through some options and I may provide some services such as; deep cleaning, decluttering, home staging, etc., that will be included in my fee.  Pricing your home correctly is extremely important. You do not want your home sitting for 60+ days on the market then having to adjust the price. I will provide you with the current market analysis and let you know what strategy should be used when sumbitting a list price of your home to MLS.  I will generate a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) report, which will show you a range of prices being paid for homes in your region.  You can complete my online form to get a feel for your home's market value.

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