Your satisfaction and happiness is something that is very important to us. We understand how hectic and stressful it can be to sell a house and it can be even more difficult if it’s not handled properly. To help you through the entire process, we’ve put together five simple steps:
Step 1: Decide to Sell
When you sell, you want to get as much value as you can for your home. So you might want to consider the timing of the sale because it definitely has an effect on the value. You don’t really want to sell when it’s a “buyer’s market,” if you can avoid it. Too many homes for sale and not enough buyers equals margin compression for the seller. Seasonally is something to consider as well because typically more homes are sold in the spring than in the winter, although pinpointing just when that spring season demand will start takes a savvy, watchful eye. What they say in real estate is true: timing is everything!
You can truly leverage equity by enhancing the attractiveness of your house. There are various ways to do this and it all depends on the amount of time and resources required. You can renovate your house by remodeling or just freshen up the walls with a new coat of paint, and everything in between. From the exterior curb appeal to the interior decor, we are here with the experience, affiliate services, and know how to guide you through the best improvements that net the highest return on investment.
Pre-home inspections are also a tool to consider that assists in proving the value of your home. Buyers will usually ask for a home inspection, so if you do it ahead of time it will definitely impress them. It also gives you a chance to prevent unpleasant surprises and make any major repairs before coming to the market. We'll discuss this option together and see if it's right for you.
Now you’re ready for the for sale sign!
Step 2: Hire Us
Out of the thousands of real estate agents available to hire, we have the area knowledge and experience to help you navigate the best sale for your family.
We act as your representative and will look out for your best interests. Your trust is something we don't take lightly. The Coppins Team has 70+ years combined experience in buying and selling real estate in the Durham Region, providing outstanding client service and satisfaction to thousands of clients over the years. We are highly trained professionals who know the floorplans, styles, developments, builders, neighbourhoods, communities and towns of the Durham Region inside out. And we know how to market, promote and negotiate the listings we represent. We offer exemplary client services to help you accomplish your goal of top value for your precious home.
Step 3: List your Home
The next step, of course, is bringing your property onto the market. Valuating your house and setting a price involves hours of research and analysis and finishes with a strategic game plan to net you top dollar. A report on market data will be compiled to properly value your home based on the prices in your area, but because our market is just like any other market -- constantly in flux -- it is imperative that our research and analysis remain ongoing throughout the length of the listing to keep you abreast of market changes and how they may affect your value. This is our never-ending promise to you: constant, informed communication.
As we launch your property onto the market, we employ dozens of promotional and advertising tools to position your property for immediate action. Utilizing various media outlets and listing sites such as the incredible worldwide reach of global.remax.com creates strong buyer interest. Posting on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), social media outlets and websites are just a fraction of what we do to expose your home to potential buyers. With professional photography and video support, your home will shine but remember, our RE/MAX Jazz tour, Agent Reception, and Open Houses are still terrific ways to showcase your home too.
Step 4: Receive an Offer
Not all offers are equal and that’s where our experience comes in. They will help you understand the importance of the terms and conditions included, weigh the price being offered, assess the buyer's financial situation, and discuss the merits of the inclusions and exclusions the buyer is requesting. It is never just about the price of the home. We have to carefully look at all the other details included in the sale. Appliances, chandeliers, or even minor renovations can also be part of the deal. Shorter or longer closing dates can also affect your ultimate decision.
If there is something in the offer that doesn't satisfy you, counter offers or negotiations can also be presented to help get you what you want. That's what we are here for: to negotiate on your behalf and to your benefit.
Step 5: Close the Sale
There will be closing costs associated with the sale that need to be paid either by or on the closing date and we will review these with you carefully. Often mortgage penalties are not known by the seller up front, but we ensure that you do know all of the potential costs that you may incur when selling. Once that's taken care of, you can pass your keys to the new owners.
Congrats! You’ve officially sold your property!