Selling a Home
Selling your home in today’s market is not an easy one and requires marketing strategies beyond the MLS.
Welcome to our Home Selling Tips video series, we hope you find the videos below both helpful and informative. The selling process at first glance can seem confusing and over-whelming. Martin and Kevin will be your advocate and remove any uncertainty by guiding your through every step. Their main goal is to sell your home for the highest sale price possible in today’s market place taking into consideration supply and demand, location, style of home, age and improvements to ensure a quick sale with the least amount of inconvenience to you and your family. We have created this extensive video library to provide you with information on topics that are beneficial to you and that will help you gain a better understanding of the selling process.
Selecting the Perfect Real Estate Agent
Steps to buying a home:
Because you are visiting our website we expect that you have a pretty fair idea of the property you want to buy but, just for the record, let’s review your thoughts:
Step 1: What would you like to buy?
What size of home must you have? What size of home would you like to have now and in the not too distant future? Bungalow, two storey, townhouse, condo, rental property? A newer or an older home? What special features must you have — how many bedrooms, bathrooms, family room, dining room, den, office, playroom, pool, gardens, laundry room, finished basement, garage, workshop, in-law suite, fireplace, ease of access, storage? Do you have pets?
Step 2: Where do you want to live?
City or a rural community? What neighbourhoods do you favour? First choice? Second choice? Could there be an acceptable third neighbourhood where you might want to live? What services must you have in the neighbourhood – schools, stores, shopping, churches, day care, bus routes, parking, recreational facilities, playgrounds, parks.
Step 3: Prepare your budget:
To make the strongest offer possible get “pre-approval.” The process takes a few days to a few weeks. With your pre-approved mortgage certificate, it’s like taking cash to the seller. You will have a definite advantage if you are competing against other offers.
Step 4: Pick your realtor:
When you are serious about buying a property, it makes sense to work with a professional. We can make it easier. We will review the properties available and select those that meet your criteria. We will arrange showings, provide property and finance information, seek out information to establish market values, prepare your offer, arrange for presentation and negotiation with the seller and/or the seller’s agent, help you arrange inspections, and ensure that all government forms and sellers’ disclosures are provided. And we will follow through and help take you through the closing. The information we’ll share will be confidential, allowing our communication to be more open overall.
Step 5: Enjoy the “journey”:
You will find the destination puts you “at home.” It is exciting to know that one of the homes you look at with us today will be your home tomorrow!