Getting the most out of selling your home

I am so excited about the warm weather! Spring is here and there’s no better time of year to consider your moving prospects. If you’re looking to sell your house, I have some helpful advice. I am also more than happy to give you more details, but these are some things that will give you an edge over other sellers and launch you on the right path. 

First, it’s important to work with the best realtor for your needs. Are you looking for a condo? A detached home? What neighbourhood are you interested in? Are you looking for something family-oriented or something more trendy and city-based? Pick someone who knows the community you want to live in and who is aware of what you’re looking for. I am comfortable with all types of homes and have called the North Shore and Whistler home for 25 years. 

Secondly, set the price of your house correctly. As a professional realtor, I have plenty of experience and could give you the best advice by comparing your house to others in the market. It’s also important to trust your realtor because they consider a lot of factors such as the neighbourhood, age of your home, other houses on the market, and the renovations in deciding what is the best price. 

Thirdly, know the key selling points of your home. What do you love about it? What is its best feature? Why did you buy it in the first place? These questions will help guide the next buyer who might fall in love with these aspects. When it comes to staging and photographing your home, these features and highlights will be prominently shown. 

Fourth, take the time to make major repairs beforehand. Buyers want to feel that they are getting the best product possible, and if they feel that there is more work to do once they buy, it could push them to choose a different home. Also, if you do the renovations, you can ask for a higher price for your home. 

Fifth, share on social media! You never know which of your acquaintances and friends know someone who is looking, or might be inspired to move, because of your place. The wider the reach, the more likely you are to have a successful open house attendance and sale. 

Sixth, be sure to hire a good attorney. When the sale of the house comes down the line, it’s important to have someone reliable, helpful, and trustworthy to expedite the process. At the sale stage, I share a list of the best of the best that I’ve worked with to give you the strongest options for different people. 

These are some of the ways that you can get more out of selling your home. Making the experience as painless as possible is the goal of any realtor, and I have many ways to make listing work for you. 

See Ina talk below on the top two things she is told when she asks "what do you look for in a realtor?"