This is the first chapter of our Vancouver Home Selling Guide. We hope that you will find it informative!
- Can You Keep Up?
- Your Real Estate Agent
When you are about to sell your home, it can feel like you are up against a lot. There is so much to consider: preparations, paperwork, price, market conditions, your future plans… Obviously, you want to be done with it all as soon as possible, and as successfully as possible.
Careful planning, preparation and strategy are crucial to make sure the sale of your home goes smoothly and to your ultimate advantage.How can being smart about the preparation stage help you speed the sale up and close the deal
at a price you can live with?
Show your home in a positive light; let buyers know that you have been taking good care of the property, and that the house has been a pleasure to live in. Tell your Realtor® what your favourite things are about your house. Often pointing them out to potential Buyers will help them to make a connection. Remember, first impressions count.
Every home sale is a unique transaction and depends on a myriad of factors. Of course, what you want as a seller is to get a good deal so that you can move onwards and upwards. But there are obstacles: the real estate market is slowly but surely getting more complicated every year, with stringent requirements for seller disclosure, environmental considerations, and ever-changing mortgage regulations. Potential buyers are savvier than ever, and typically have real estate agents working on their behalf to gain a negotiating advantage. Put simply, the process is much more intricate than even as recently as a decade ago.