A guide for Seller's
- Get in touch with your Lender. If you currently have a mortgage, you will want to to find out if there will be a penalty when you sell, or if porting your current mortgage to your next property is a good option. No surprises will ease stress down the road.
- Make an appointment with a Real Estate Agent. Ask friends and family for a good recommendation. Go online to agents websites and read testimonials from past clients. Don't make the mistake of working with the first agent who suggests the highest asking price. You want an agent you can trust, that has knowledge of the current market and can provide you with factual data. When interviewing your agent(s), don't be afraid to ask alot of questions!
Listing agreement. Once you choose your Real Estate Agent, they will ask you to sign a listing agreement which will allow them to represent you. My clients then have the option of having a stager come to their property to help them to get ready to list. Next the photographer will come and spend a few hours to showcase the home, and then the marketing process begins.
- The sale of your home. The first two weeks are normally the busiest time for showings. Once you have accepted an offer, the Buyers will most likely book a property inspection to ensure that the home is not in need of any major repairs. Once your sale is firm, your Lawyer will contact you to complete all of the paperwork, and your Real Estate agent will make sure that the rest of the process runs smoothly.
Let the celebrations begin! It is now time to move on to the next phase of your journey.