Selling Your Home
Services provided to a seller:
- Disposition of your principle residence to move within the city
- Disposing of your personal property and breaking social ties in Canada
- The sale of an estate – with or without probate
- Disposing of an investment property while living outside of Canada
- Divorce dispute settlement regarding real estate holdings
- Real Estate leveraging
- Real Estate financing options both to borrow and to lend
- Private Concierge service
- Investment opportunities outside of the Province, Country or Continent
If you are looking for affirmation, confirmation or information, a simple call might give you all three, but trust me, none of the three will be given just to get the job! I am honest with my approach, factual and believe that selling your home is much like going to court. We have to be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that what we are doing or asking is ‘reasonable’ .
Selling your home may be new and exciting, but it demands a lot of work and patience. All those little problems that you let go for so long need to be fixed immediately. Not to mention a whole floor to ceiling cleaning job needs to be completed before you can show your home. However, before you start to hold open houses you need to consider a few things:
- Are you ready / prepared to sell?
- What costs will be involved when selling your home?
- When is the best time to list your property?
- Decide whether to sell your home yourself, or hire a professional
- When hiring a professional ask family or friends for referrals of real estate agents
- Seek legal representation
- Consider the effects of moving could have on your taxes
- Why are you selling your home?
- Are you in a hurry to move?
When you have decided that you are prepared and ready to sell, you and your agent (if hired) will need to settle on an asking price for your home. You won’t want to price too high and turn potential buyers away, but you don’t want to price too low and limit yourself from profit. Here are some things to consider when settling on a price for your home:
- Your location
- The condition of your house
- Economic and market conditions
- Your homes extra’s – pool, fireplace, central air, etc
- How much is your home worth?
- Consider the market conditions
Open houses may sometimes be inconvenient and stressful but they are a necessary step in the selling process. In order to attract as many buyers as possible you will want to make your home as inviting as it can be. It pays to strap on your rubber gloves and do a thorough cleaning of everything. Here are a few tips to help your home sell faster:
- Make your home look presentable and clean
- The first impression should be a good one
- Fix any repairs that might need to be done
- Not only does the inside need cleaning, but your yard or garden does as well
- Exposure – The more you advertise your house the more opportunities of potential buyers seeing it
Patrick O'Donnell Personal Real Estate Corporation
Royal LePage Sussex
2397 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, V7V 1K9
Phone: 604-839-3863 and Fax: 1-866-757-8840 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and Website: www.patrickodonnell.com