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. I want you to get the best value for your home, within
your time frame.
Why Do You Want to Sell?
Do you have too little space or too much? Has your company transferred you to a new city? Or are you looking for a change?
Understanding your motive for selling will help you to chart your strategy as a Seller. If, for example, you’ve already purchased a new home, your goal is to make a timely sale of your current property. If your goal is to net the highest price possible, you might prepare for a potentially slower process.
Buy or sell first?
This can be a tricky question. After all, if you sell your current property before you've found a new home, you may find yourself living out of a suitcase if convenient closing dates are not negotiated. If you find your dream home before you've sold your old one, you may be faced with financing both homes until you sell.
So how do you manage?
Do your homework and develop a good idea about the Vancouver neighbourhood and type of home you're looking for. Do an honest evaluation of your family's needs. Get pre-approved for a mortgage loan to establish your budget.
If you find a home before you've sold your existing one, add "Sale of Existing Home" as a condition on your offer to purchase. If, on the other hand, you find a Buyer for your current property before you've found your next home, add "Purchase of a New Home" as a condition of your agreement of sale. If you don't sell your current house or find a new one within the specified period of time, you can choose not to go through with the contract. These conditions, however, can reduce your negotiating power.
Speak to me to design the best strategy to sell your property and launch your new home search.
In the competitive Vancouver real estate market, pricing can make the difference between your home selling quickly or not selling at all. The wrong price on your home might mean minimized offers, limited qualified buyers for your home, fewer showings, and a lower sales price. Avoid these outcomes by strategically pricing your home when you first list.
I'll help you price your home competitively. My first step is to prepare a Comparative Market Analysis Report, which shows you a range of sales prices for similar homes in your area.
Make Your House "Sellable"
I will provide you with an impartial analysis of your home - how it competes with comparable homes on the market, its overall condition and upkeep, and how its relates to current design trends.
We will develop a list of simple, economical tasks you can do to maximize your home’s “curb appeal” for your target pool of Buyers. If it fits our marketing strategy for your home, I will bring a professional Home Stager on board.
Sell it. Let me market your home.
I will work with you to develop a unique marketing program, catered specifically to your goals, your property, and to a target market of Buyers.