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Sellers' Toolkit

Why choose a realtor? Selling a home is a complex transaction requiring time, effort, patience and know- how. Selling it quickly at its full value requires the expertise and experience of a real estate professional especially a broker or agent who is a REALTOR

  1. Find the right Agent
    The experience and knowledge of a dedicated real estate professional can be priceless. A good real estate agent will have a good team to make the process go smoothly.
     
  2. Determine your needs/wants for the sale and for your new home
    Selling your home can be tricky because you may have to simultaneous be thinking what you would like to buy. First weigh your priorities –selling price is certainly important, but having a quick sale can often be worth accepting a slightly lower offer. Talk to your agent and make sure you’re comfort where your priorities are.
     
  3. Prepare your house for showing
    Underprepared house can be a sales disaster. Your house will never get more attention than when it is first listed, clearing the clutter, cleaning, making repairs, and putting your best foot forward is essential in marketing your home. Don’t open your home for showings until your home is ready.
     
  4. Find out what the real estate market looks like
    Being realistic about the current real estate market is key to a smooth sale. There is no substitute for real estate representative when it comes to market knowledge.
     
  5. List Away!
    Lots of photos and online exposure are key to getting a good response for your listing. Now just open the house and sit back for the flood of eager buyers!