Tips for Selling Your Home in the New Year

Have you been thinking about selling your home?  If so, this is the year for you.  2018 is the perfect time to put your condo up for sale in the Coal Harbour real estate market.  This year will pick up right where 2017 left off – with a red hot real estate market that is sure to be a seller’s market.  Here are some tips to help you get a quick sale at top dollar for your Coal Harbour condo.

 

Picking the Right Real Estate Agent

Finding the right real estate agent to sell your home is the most important decision you will make.  The right agent will determine your final selling price and for how long your condo will be on the market, so choose wisely.  Some of the qualities that your real estate agent should possess include:

  • Hard working and honest.
  • Knows the local housing market and has a good understanding of the neighbourhood and community.
  • Is flexible and has your best interests in mind.
  • Has a strong marketing portfolio and utilizes all of the key real estate marketing strategies (internet, open houses etc.).

Besides having these qualities, your realtor should also be outgoing and personable and have a strong track record of selling similar homes in the area.

 

Circle the Calendar

Once you have chosen your real estate agent, the next important step is to get out a calendar and choose some important dates.  These dates include:

  • When you want to put your home on the market.
  • What dates you want to schedule open house for and any private showings that you may want to include.
  • A probable or hopeful closing date for your home.

If you are looking at buying a home over this period, you will definitely want to include all of those important dates in your calendar as well.

Here’s the Deal:

A calendar is an important tool when it comes to selling your home because it not only provides a visual and can ease some of the stress associated with a home sale, but it also breaks down the sales process into more manageable chunks.

 

Stage it Right

Now that you have a timeline and a strong marketing plan for your home, it is time to prepare your home for a final sale.  A well-staged home will ensure a quick sale at top dollar.  The key to staging your home is removing all of your personal items and presenting each room with as open of a floor plan as possible.

The reason that you want minimal furniture and a depersonalized home is so that any potential buyer can see themselves and their belongings in that space.

Remember:

The minimal; approach to staging also applies to kitchen appliances and dishes, wall decorations, pantries, garages as well as bathrooms.

Your real estate agent should be able to offer staging advice and should understand how to stage your home as part of your home’s overall marketing portfolio.

These important sales tips will help you sell your home for top dollar this year.  If you would like any more information about these or other tips on how you can sell your Coal Harbour condo, please contact me today.  I would love to be part of your sales team and look forward to working with you soon.

 

 

 

 

 

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