5 important facts for Home Sellers

There are many process and stages involved in selling your Vancouver home in any high or low real estate market. A homeowner but be vigilant and on top of many aspects when decide to sell their property. 

- Prepare the Property for sale
Prior to list your home on the market and place it on MLS® listings, it is so important to prepare the property and make it ready. Fresh quote of paint, fixing the leak in the kitchen faucet, removing all unwanted furniture, organize and stage the existing furniture, cleaning up, replace the burnt bulbs, removing and replacing the broken window blinds, and do some landscaping are a few example of simple things that can create extreme value.

- Don’t know about your property? Get home inspection.
Many homeowners are unaware of the property issues. In most cases when an inspection done by the potential buyer, there are many surprises and issues that can make an offer fall through and unsuccessful. Avoid the satiation and do a home inspection prior to list the house for sale. You also should do a home inspection, even for any condo and apartment for sale. Then fix and remedy the small issues on the inspector’s list. If the issues are not easy to fix, inform the buyer and have the price reflect it, to avoid any future surprises and disappointment.

- Price it right.
Price is the top and the most important step in selling any home in any real estate market. If you price high, you scare potential buyers and if too low, you leave money on the table. Price it right. Review all comparable analysis and decide the perfect value for your property. This is the most attractive factor in the eyes of a real estate buyer that is viewing your Vancouver home for sale.

- Be flexible for showings
When listing on MLS®, it is crucial to be flexible with buyer’s showings request and viewing times. If you have restricted schedule, discuss it prior to exposing your home and create a showing schedule. This also applies when you have a tenanted property. You want to expose your property to any buyers out there. Even the ones that are in Vancouver maybe for a limited time period and request to view your house or condo for sale, the last minute.

- Don’t ignore an offer
It is a good saying that “Any offer is a good offer to start”. I always advise my seller client to work with any offer received. Even if the offer is super low and low-ball, always respond back with the value you have in mind. Never ignore an offer or get insulted. This is not personal. Other thing to consider also is that offer is not only about the price. Always review and consider the closing date, deposit amount and the subjects (Condition) to that offer. 

I’ve work with many homeowners and helped many seller clients to sell their property successfully. As  an experienced real estate agent, I’d be happy to provide updated market evaluation and trends to keep you informed about the current real estate market.
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