Making the decision to sell your home is a time full of changes, activity and unknowns. Whether you're selling your home to move to a new location, upgrade, or for a change, the very first steps of the selling process often remains a mystery for some. We've put together this handy guide to take the guess work out of what comes next!
Making the decision to sell: Exciting! The first step is contacting a realtor (like us!) to come in and give you a comprehensive market analysis. What this does is it lets you know what comparables in the area are selling for, what home prices in your neighbourhood are trending at, and a suggested list price for your home. The analysis gives you actual listings you can look over and other information that you can keep to read at a later date as well.
During this time, your realtor will do a walk through with you to point out ways that you can improve showcasing your home in order for it to be shown in its best light. This walk through includes indoor and outdoor attention.
Deciding to list: Once you have decided on a price and a realtor, you will sign the listing documents. Once the documents are signed, they're submitted to MLS, where you'll be able to see your home listed on the public real estate listings site. We always provide our clients with the following once they decide to list with us:
-High quality professional photos
-High quality virtual tour
-Measurements (if required)
-Updates on our marketing efforts
Sold! When your house has an accepted offer, your realtor will take care of handling the details. From guiding you into the right direction in terms of legal assistance to being present for the home inspection, collecting the deposit cheque and discussing deliverables with the purchaser’s realtor. Now you can start looking for your next home!
If you have any questions regarding listing, selling or buying, please get in touch! We'd be happy to present a complimentary, no obligation market analysis.