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"Having a deep pool of contacts or buyers and knowing how to build a market for your home will ensure the most bites...ask me how!
In order to present things well, it all starts with good information and photo's - ideally well in advance of our launch."
 

A house that "sparkles" on the surface will sell faster than its shabby neighbour, even though both are structurally well-maintained. From experience, we also know that a "well-polished" home appeals to more buyers and will often sell faster and for a higher price.

Preparing Your Home For Sale

What do you need to know about getting your home ready to sell? Read more here  SELLERS PREP FORM


20 Tips to Selling Your Home

Learn to sell your home faster, at the best possible price. Find out here


Selling Your Property - Let's Make The Most Of It!

"Integrity in the selling process starts with having even the smallest details covered"

Being able to provide prospective buyers with the nuts and bolts can help build their interest and increase their buying comfort. Some of this information requires research or discussion so it is good to get a head start. Complete what you can and submit the form, we can go over it later. Let me know if any questions.
Please specify the best number first and note whose number it is.
IMPORTANT - Just one email address in this box please
Additional emails of parties to the sale for updates etc.
Just as they say you only get one chance to to make a first impression, you only get one chance to be a "New Listing" so let me show you how to make the most of it! The open house (if appropriate in a pre-determined marketing plan) can be a useful tool in creating interest and minimizing disruptions for you.
Privacy? Inconvenience? Timing for completion? Marketing? The move itself? Whatever your worries are, let me know so we can address them.
For showings we'll need to know your code for access, or you can ask your security company to register an additional one if your system allows it.
Is there anything attached or fixed that you would NOT want to be included in a sale? For example a fixed mirror, shelving unit, attached flat screen or that special chandelier. Is there anything you'd consider leaving or want to leave that is separate from the property - flower pots, BBQ, etc., if the price is right and the buyer is interested? Note those items (inclusions and exclusions) here for reference.
Features that appeal to a homeowner, often appeal to the next purchaser of that home. So what sold you on your home, may help sell it too!
Preparing responses for objections is important to handling them well. And remember, a negative factor for you may be a positive feature for the right prospective buyer.
Share with me the top 5 things that you think should be pointed out about your home and/or neighbourhood in an ad or promo spot.
Can you provide the name and contact info for your household insurance company? The buyer will need insurance too and having the information can help smooth the process.
An estimate is fine - please indicate as such.
Providers can easily tell you if you call. BC Hydro 604 224 9376 or 1 800 224 9376. Fortis is 1-866-436-7847 and for Natural Gas customer service 1.888.224.2710
New roof, windows, furnace, flooring, etc. Additions and other structural changes should be noted too. If permits were obtained please note those as well.
Knowing the type of families in the area, children, no children, young professionals, snowbirds, etc. helps in promoting your home when the opportunity arises or managing objections should they occur.
Use 'other' to indicate brand, type and approximate age. Now is a good time to dig out those manuals and warranty papers and set them aside. Also be sure to clean and polish up your appliances in preparation for listing. It does make a difference with buyers!
If your system is leased you'll need to provide details on cost and contact information. The same for any other leased equipment or services in the home.
If you don't, consider having your property scanned in advance as most buyers today will insist on confirmation regarding underground storage tanks. I do have a list of companies that will scan the property and/or remove the tank, just ask me.
A survey certificate is a diagram indicating the position of the structure in relation to the lot. It's often required for mortgage purposes so if you have one, it can be helpful for prospective buyers. If you don't, no worries.
Any concerns or anything I should be made aware of when showing your home? Pets, lights, lock-up procedure, etc.
Completion (the day money & title exchange) is usually a day or two in advance of Possession (the day/time the buyer gets to move in).
Skip this section and see more below for Non-Strata Property
If self managed, we'll need contact info for ordering documents. It is also helpful to have a name and email or # for someone on council willing to answer questions on the complex.
This is a question that your strata might be able to answer for you if you don't know yourself.
This includes things like pipes, roof, elevator, interior updates, etc.
This question a buyer or buyer's agent will ask, so it is helpful to be prepared in advance.
Use 'other' to indicate your stall(s) and storage locker number(s) if you have them. These can be verified with the Strata Corporation via the Form B.
The allowance for rentals and pets can be an important factor for prospective buyers both positively and negatively, so it is important to know in advance of selling.
This information is important to know for adding value (or perceived value) to any prospective buyers.
These documents will be required by a buyer and so it is important to have them right away. We can order them if you don't already have them. Some strata corporations have info web sites where you can download these documents - check with your property manager for access.
These two factors can help determine affordability for potential buyers.
Full Name
Please provide a copy of any written agreements that you have with regard to the rental. Or any other property use agreements you may have.
Should the buyer take over the lawyer will make a small interest calculation on the deposit.

I look forward to working with you!

Having represented over 900+ buyers and sellers over my extensive career I know the things that help you sell and how to make the process as enjoyable and financially rewarding for you as possible. I like to consider myself very easy to work with and hope to give you the insight you need to move with confidence. I will share a lot of additional strategies with you when we meet. I appreciate the information provided to this point, it will go a long way towards me providing you with better advice and doing a better job of representing your property.