Your home is the biggest purchase you will likely ever make, which is why it is important to enlist the help and expertise of a top realtor. We know that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction: it’s a life-changing experience.
We also know that it can also be a very stressful time. In fact, RE/MAX research has shown that a real estate transaction is one of life’s top stressors, comparable to divorce! Selling a home can be an overwhelming experience for many individuals. It’s not everyday that you decide to sell your home. When the time does arrive, give yourself the best shot of success with the sale of your home.
Here are 7 benefits of hiring a top realtor when trying to sell your home in the Vancouver area.
There’s a reason we need a license to practice real estate; it’s a complicated process. But that’s not always enough. Choosing a top realtor with experience in marketing, communication, negotiation, property showcasing, and current market dynamics can greatly improve your home-selling experience. Attention to detail is an absolute must and you should look for someone with a proven process that will help you accomplish your goals.
Realtors know the market conditions best and can make sure your home is priced right. We have access to information from various sources so that we can establish market value. Factors such as renovations, views, landscaping, and architectural style can make a big difference. By scrutinizing the MLS® database and the BC Assessment (BCA) we’ll present you with an estimated property value so that together we can establish an appropriate asking price.
Selling your home quickly for the highest possible price will require advance preparations to make it more attractive. Your realtor will provide you with staging tips like furniture placement, neutralizing paint or décor choices, and reducing clutter. You can also tap into a real estate agent’s helpful network of industry professionals such as home inspectors who can identify any problems with your home. Top realtors will be able to determine which repairs are worth the cost.
A real estate advisor has all the latest tools and resources to market your home to the right audience. We can arrange for professional photography, videography, and staging so that your home looks its best and appeals to potential buyers. From there, we market your home on a variety of platforms using a combination of printed and digital media to reach the largest audience possible. The biggest advantage is having access to our internal network; we all know someone, who knows someone who’s looking for what you’re selling!
Showing your home to potential buyers will take place as an open house, a private showing, or conducting a virtual showing (which has become more popular in recent years). Being able to showcase your home in a variety of ways will significantly increase your reach of potential buyers. More interested buyers = higher chance of selling quickly and bringing in multiple offers. Top realtors understand that showing your home can be disruptive to your day-to-day routine, which is why we’ll work as your liaison and support you every step of the way.
Some offers may seem great on the surface, but significantly less so once you dig in. Your counter offer allows you to review any contingencies. A top realtor will have both certified training and experience when it comes to negotiating with potential buyers. We’ll negotiate all the complex terms in your contract to get you the best deal possible.
The house selling process is full of paperwork: contracts, disclosures, surveys, permits, insurance records, the list goes on. Your realtor will help you prepare and gather all the documents you’ll need at the right time, which will save you hours from this excruciating task.
Not all licensed real estate agents are REALTORS®. Realtor is a trademark for licensed members of The Canadian Real Estate Association who adhere to a strict set of standards called the REALTOR® Code and Standards of Business Practice. This ensures you receive the highest standards and obligations to you.
There are more than 12,500 REALTORS® in Greater Vancouver. Pick a realtor based on a strong recommendation from friends or family and take the time to interview potential real estate agents to find the best fit for you. It’s essential that you are open and honest about your expectations so that you can have the best possible working relationship with your realtor.
My goal is to ensure you are confident and comfortable with every choice you make. Your best interests are always top of mind so that I can help you before, during and after the sale.
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102-321 Sixth St,
New Westminster, BC, V3L 3A7