Sell Your Home With Us
It’s more than putting a sign on your lawn. Just as much goes into selling a home as it does into buying one. It’s a bit of a science actually. You want to get the best price, but you have to be competitive with your pricing. What to do?
For over 30 years, the Peter Gain Real Estate Group has been helping clients sell their homes and guiding them through every step of the process. From showing you how to increase the appeal of your home and setting a price that will maximize your profitability to discussing offers and closing the sale. Below, you’ll find it all outlined in 5 easy steps.
Step 1: Deciding to SellEveryone has their own reason for selling their home. One thing, however, is universally true: the desire to get as much money as you can for your property. When your property is on the market, it is essential that it’s presented in the best possible light the first time a buyer sees it. There are many ways you can achieve this and add value, such as renovating, enhancing curb appeal, and making any necessary repairs. Peter and his team will work with you to help you showcase its best features.
Step 2: Listing Your HomeYour home is about to make its big debut on the market, but putting it on the MLS is only one small piece of the marketing formula. Establishing a property’s true worth is key, and the Peter Gain Real Estate Group has developed a customized, detailed, CMA using their collective 54 years’ experience. Using this tool to set an accurate price for your home, along with their finely tuned marketing system utilizing things like mail-outs, customized colour brochures, multiple web sites and social media, will all help ensure your success. But how to show your home in the best light? Keep reading…….
Step 3: Making it ShineFirst impressions are everything, period. Clean your home from top to bottom, including things
like washing walls and windows, and declutter where needed. Having too many personal items makes it difficult for a buyer to visualize themselves living in the home, and too much furniture or incorrectly placed furniture can make a space feel smaller than it really is. Peter’s team will go room by room and give you a “to-do” list to help guide you towards getting it ready for market. The goal is to create a neutral, clean, fresh, bright and airy space that welcomes any buyer and makes them feel good when they visit. This is what will generates an offer.
Step 4: Accepting an OfferA good offer is not just about price, as favorable dates and terms play key factors. Peter’s team will help you review and discuss the details of any offer, to help you make a decision about how to respond. Buyers often have conditions included with their offer, which may be things like; a home inspection, finance approval, a bank appraisal, or the sale of another property. They may also ask for things like appliances to be included, or to have repairs made after they get the home inspection report back. Peter and his team will give you the pro’s and con’s about each part of any offer, so that you can make an informed decision about either accepting it, countering it or rejecting it.
Step 5: Your Next Home AwaitsCongratulations – you have sold your home, now it’s time to get packing! Whether it’s weeks or months between finalizing the sale and physically moving out, there’s a couple of things to keep in mind during this busy time; your home must be in the same condition when the buyer moves
in as the day they bought it, and any items that are fixed (attached) to the home or specifically included with the sale must remain. And don’t forget to have your home insurance transferred to your new property, in addition to things like hydro, gas, internet and telephone services. While you’re busy getting ready for the big day, Peter’s team will co-ordinate with your lawyer to ensure the sale is processed so that the land title transfer is ready on the correct date. Peter and his team will provide help and guidance at every stage, and before long you’ll be moving out and settling into the new place you’ll call home.