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Whether you are selling a Condo in PoCo, a Townhouse in Coquitllam or a house in Port Coquitlam, this may be one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. Your home is likely your largest asset - this may be the biggest financial move you've ever made, one that requires significant thought and strategy.
Countless questions are unearthed during the process. How much is it really worth? Is there a price difference between Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam? How long will it take to sell in the current real estate market? How do you handle buyers making undesirable offers? How do I know the buyer is even qualified to purchase my home?
As top Area Realtor with years of experience and a proven track record, it is our job to guide you through this complicated process, from beginning to end. We want you to get the maximum value for your home, within your own time frame.
You've Decided to Sell Your Home!
Selling a home can be a confusing and complicated process. Selecting a salesperson and deciding on a price will be two key decisions. The cost of selling a home is also an important consideration. You should also consider the marketing of your home. To get the best possible price a home has to be exposed to as many buyers as is possible. Marketing is more than simply putting the home on the Multiple Listing Service. It’s identifying who the buyer might be and what features and accompanying benefits will attract that buyer. How will the buyer be reached, and what will be the likely circumstances?
Here are some tips to help you begin:
1. Establish the Reasons You Want to Sell Your Home.
Before you begin the selling process, closely evaluate why you're moving. Do you have too little space or too much? Has your company transferred you to a new city and you're relocating or are you simply looking for a change?
A complete analysis of your current position will set a good foundation for your home-selling strategy, as well as for your next home hunt. If, for example, you have already purchased a new home and your goal is to make a quick sale on your current home, this reason will chart the path you take in the home-selling process. If, on the other hand, you aim to net the highest price possible for your home, you need to prepare yourself for a potentially slower process.
Be clear about these reasons, as they will directly influence the amount of time and effort you put into preparing your home for sale, and the amount you set for your asking price.
2. Should I use the same Realtor for selling my home and buying a new one?
If the Realtor is familiar with and works in the areas where the sale and purchase are taking place using the same Realtor is usually the the best solution and can often have significant benefits like reduced commissions. If the new purchase is in an unfamiliar area most Realtors will refer you to a capable associate in that area. Either way you should be well looked after.
3. Buy or sell first? Be clear.
This can be a tricky question. After all, if you find a purchaser for your existing home before you've found a new home, you may find yourself living out of a suitcase if convenient closing dates cannot be negotiated. On the other hand, if you find your dream home before you've sold your old one, you may be faced with having to finance both homes and shoulder the extra debt until you sell.
So how do you manage? It can be quite simple. Do your homework and have a good idea about the neighbourhood and type of home you're looking for. Do an honest evaluation of your family's needs and budget.
Once we have listed your home for sale we will start the search for your new home.
If you've found a home before you've sold your existing one, use "sale of your existing home" as a condition on your offer. If you don't sell your house within a fixed period of time, you can choose not to go through with the offer. This, however, is a difficult condition for many vendors to agree upon and you may find that you have to forgo your price negotiating power.
Purchasing a home before you sell could be a risky strategy if you're counting on the proceeds from the sale.
If you've found a purchaser before you've found your next home, use "purchase of a new home" as a condition when you sign back the agreement.
Again, it will only be for a fixed time. Even if you have not found the ideal next house by the time the deal closes, you may still wish to proceed with the offer. As a buyer with a "sold house" you will be in a better position to negotiate price.
4. Pricing: How much is my home worth?
The competitive nature of the current real estate market means that over-pricing by a few thousand dollars could make the difference between your home selling quickly or not selling at all.
Overpricing your home might mean minimized offers, fewer showings, fewer agent responses, limited financing, limited buyers qualified for your type of home, or a smaller net price. Avoid these outcomes by setting the price of your home at its market value when you first list your home.
We will help you price your home competitively to attract qualified buyers. The first step is for us to generate a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) report, which will show you a range of prices being paid for homes in your area.
Visit our short online Home Evaluation form (How much is my home worth?), that will give you an initial idea of your home's market value.
5. Make Your House More "Sellable"
While we all believe that our home is our castle, our personal tastes may not appeal to everyone. We will work with you to provide you with an impartial analysis of your home - how it relates to other "competing" homes on the Vancouver real estate market and how your home reflects current design and style trends. We will also closely evaluate the general condition and upkeep of your property.
We will work with you to position your home on the market so that the selling process will take place as expeditiously as possible.
6. Use our Professional Marketing Program to Sell Your Home!
We will work with you to develop a unique marketing program, catereing specifically to your needs and goals. This begins with our Automated Internet Marketing System - Online Presence: www.homehuntersbc.com, www.REALTOR.ca, and many others, 24 hours a day! This system allows us to respond immediately and directly to every prospective buyer. On our website, buyers can get information immediately about your home. They can access our site any time and view your property listing!
Through our Personal Home Search, your listing will be sent to every prospective Vancouver buyer in our database, where your home meets their personal criteria. We will continue to e-mail it to prospective buyers as long as your home is on the market.
As soon as you list your home with us, we will enter your listing in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database. Other agents can immediately access your property information by computer. Plus, your property will be included in any printed MLS books.
We regularly publish in various newspapers and send out direct mail pieces to potential buyers.
Remember,We will be working with you every step of the way to ensure you get the highest possible price for your home in the shortest period of time.