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SELLING YOUR HOME – No.12: THE SUMMARY PROCESS

2019-10-30T04:36:48-08:00October 18th, 2019|

Today we publish the last of our blogs in our 12-week blog series, THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SELLING YOUR HOME.

SELLING YOUR HOME – A SUMMARY

Selling your Home

SELLING YOURSELF VS USING A PROFESSIONAL AGENT

  • Don’t be emotionally involved
  • Understand what Agents do
  • Play the Agent field
  • Ask about the exact service you will be receiving from your Agent
  • Ask about your Agent’s real estate commission

 AN ACCURATE VALUATION & THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT A MANDATE

  • Don’t set an unrealistic price
  • Price your home accurately
  • Be aware of certain costs you will have to incur throughout the process
  • Signing a mandate

HOME STAGING WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME

  • Prepare for the sale
  • Do Home staging – it boosts the appeal and selling power of your Home
  • Start from your pavement and work your way in
  • Remove clutter
  • Don’t over-upgrade, but do make sure you repair everything that’s broken
  • Paint your interior if it needs it
  • Clean properly and thoroughly
  • Get rid of all odours
  • Let the light in!
  • The kitchen comes first, so make it appealing

HOME MARKETING

  • Don’t skimp on listing photo’s, insist on professional photography
  • Consider a video tour
  • Review your listing online
  • Make sure you are marketing through all channels, especially online
  • Put up a sign on the perimeter or the pavement

HOME SHOWING

  • Accommodate viewings by prospective buyers
  • Be flexible with Home showings
  • Consider holding an open house
  • Take your pets somewhere for showings
  • Don’t hide major problems

SALE NEGOTIATIONS & CONVEYANCING

  • Don’t expect to be offered your asking price
  • Don’t sell to unqualified buyers
  • Respond promptly to a purchase offer
  • Ensure that you are kept fully informed throughout the conveyancing process

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