With decades of experience, we will sell your home quickly, for top dollar, and with the least amount of hassle – it’s all a part of our proven home selling process.
Selling your home is a major process that should never be entered into lightly. If you’re considering selling, make sure that you have the financial ability, time, and support needed.
1Decide to Sell
Using a real estate agent saves you time, helps you get the most money for your home, gives you access to a skilled negotiator, and ensures that every step of the home selling process is completed correctly. When you sell with Michael and his team at St. Jean Realty, you will also receive peace of mind knowing that there is an experienced professional working hard for your best interest.
2Find the Right Team
Selling your largest financial investment requires a lot of preparation, consideration, and planning. Before you list your home or buy your next one, get your finances in order to ensure you are fully aware of what other costs you may be subjected to during the process. Determine if you have to pay a prepayment penalty and get estimates on other costs involved if necessary. If you don’t know what those are, don’t worry – we’ll be there to navigate this part of the process with you.
3Get Your Finances in Order
There are a few factors to take into consideration if you want to make the most of the selling experience, for example, listing your home in the spring as it will give you the best access to buyers. The right timing also depends on your competition; are there a high number of homes on your street up for sale right now? How does yours stack up? Is the market currently favouring sellers or buyers? No matter the market conditions or competition, our team will ensure your home is listed at the right time for the right price.
4Determine When to Sell
Does your home look its absolute best? If not, start by walking through your home and objectively assessing any problematic areas that may turn a buyer off. Then, declutter and move all personal items out of sight, such as trinkets or family photos. Hire professionals to clean, repair, and stage your home (we can recommend many local businesses to help you).
5Declutter and Prep
Correctly pricing your home isn’t possible without a professional. Our team will look at the current market conditions, the size, finishes, and condition of your home, comparable properties on your street and in the neighbourhood, and location to determine the best listing price for your home.
6Pricing Your Home
Michael and his team at St. Jean Realty will work with you to determine the best way to market your home depending on your ideal buyer. First, we’ll create a buyer profile to better understand them, then, we will tailor your marketing campaign directly to them through photography, video marketing, custom signage, open houses, online marketing including email and social media, print marketing, and more.
7Attracting The Ideal Buyer
To maximize success during showings, try to be as flexible as possible about showing times, keep your home clean, keep the lights on to brighten the space, and board animals if needed. If you live in an area with a competitive market, you may wish to move out of your home during this time to accommodate for daily showings.
8Showing Your Home
In the current market, many home sales become bidding wars. If this happens, our team will help you navigate each offer to ensure you come out on top. With each offer, we will take into consideration the financing conditions, the home inspection conditions, deposit amounts, closing dates, repairs, inclusions, and more.
9Negotiations and Offers
Before the end of the home selling process, you will sit down to sign documents to formally sell the home and sign a number of agreements. Afterwards, the money changes hands to cover legal fees, commissions, and adjustments. Once closing day hits, the buyers will take possession of the home, so be sure to inform utility companies and the city (to avoid property tax payments going forward), and to cancel your home insurance.
If you want to actually get the most money out of this experience, the process for selling your home should be done with the guidance of a local, experienced team. Let’s talk about how our team can help you reach your real estate goals today.