A Step-by-Step Guide to Selling a Home in Edmonton
We will work for you every step of the way! Our combination of skill, experience, and technology ensures that we can sell your home for the highest possible price and in the shortest period of time. We have the tools to meet the demands of a highly competitive, modern market.
My Unique Automated Internet Marketing System Online Presence: Available 24 hours a day!
Our online marketing system allows us to make information accessible 24-hours a day, and to respond immediately and directly to each and every prospective buyer. From our website, prospective buyers can get information immediately about your home. They can access my site 24 hours a day and view your property listing! Through our Personal Home Search, your listing will be sent by e-mail to every prospective buyer in my database, where your home meets their criteria. Plus it will be e-mailed automatically to future prospective buyers as well.
As soon as you list your home with me, I will enter your home 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. I also regularly publish in magazines and newspapers in the area and send out direct mail pieces to potential buyers.
Pricing Your Home
When you think about it, there are several other homes for sale competing with your home. I will help you price your home competitively to attract qualified buyers. The way I do this is by generating a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) report, which will show you a range of prices being paid for homes in your area. You can complete my online form to get a feel for your home's market value.
Every Step Of The Way...
Remember, I will be working for you every step of the way to make sure that you get the highest possible price for your home in the shortest period of time.
Get the House in Shape
As soon as you decide that you are going to sell your home, start looking at it from the perspective of potential buyers and what they would be looking for. Are there any elements that could use some fixing up in order to improve the value and attractiveness of the property? You usually don’t want to sink large sums of money into renovations prior to selling - better to let the new owners make the changes they want - but it is smart to take of the little things so that the house is presentable. Items such as chipped paint, dirty floors, or dingy windows can all be addressed with some elbow grease and very little monetary investment.
Talk to a Realtor in Edmonton
Selling a home on your own is a task that most people simply aren’t up to. Having knowledge in the real estate market, and the connections that go along with working in the field, will be a great asset to have on your side. If you choose to retain our services, we can bring with me a great deal of experience in selling homes that will assist you in everything from pricing and staging, to negotiations and more. There is much more to the process of selling a home than you might be aware of, and having a professional on your side is a great start.
Get the House Listed
Your home is unlikely to sell without being listed on the market, so that is the first step once you are ready to make it available. A big part of listing the house is selecting a price that it will be offered at. Of course, the listing price will probably not be the sale price, but it should be a fair starting point. Working with your Realtor, you can evaluate other homes that have sold in the area, along with any unique factors that your house offers, and come up with a price that everyone is comfortable with. Also, as part of the listing process, numerous pictures should be taken of the home and property so shoppers online can get a good first impression and will be motivated to come see it for themselves.
If you are fortunate enough to have offers start to come in for your home, you will need to evaluate them quickly and be ready to make decisions. It is a good idea to have a ‘baseline’ price which you would like not to go below if at all possible. Also, you can have a ‘target’ price in mind that is your goal for the sale - this may or may not be full market value. Any offer that comes in at or above your target should be strongly considered as one to accept. Beyond the offer price, there may be conditions attached to the sale that you will want to review.
Close the Deal
Once you have an offer in hand that you are happy with, you can instruct your Realtor in Edmonton to accept the offer and move toward closing. At this time, and conditions will need to be met, including a likely home inspection. As long as all conditions are met successfully, and the buyer is able to produce the funds on the closing date, you will have sold your house.
Part of the deal will be establishing a timeline for when you need to be completely moved out of the home. Plan ahead for the move and make sure you aren’t overwhelmed when the day arrives. If you are moving to a new home, be sure that you will have access to that home before you need to move out of your current place. Otherwise, you may need to look at rental storage space in which you can keep your things until the new home is available.
Selling a house has significant financial and emotional elements involved. With the help of a professional Realtor in Edmonton who understands the selling process, you can take some of the stress off your shoulders and work on getting ready for moving into a new place. Depending on market conditions and the demand for properties in your area, you could be surprised with how quickly offers start arriving!