10-Step Guide to Selling Your Home

Selling your home can be an incredibly emotional, stressful process, which is why it is so important to follow the right steps when deciding to sell your home. 

We’ve put together a step-by-step guide to selling your home, to help guide you in the right direction to ensure your selling experience is as easy as possible.

1. Decide to Sell Your Home
Make sure you are ready both financially and emotionally.

2. REALTOR® Consultation
There is no commitment required on your part for the initial meeting with me. It will be educational and will help you decide that you should work with me. I will provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) and all the tools I have to help sell your home the fastest.

3. Establish a Price
I will help you establish your asking price for your property.

4. Prepare Your Home for Sale
View your home through the eyes of the buyer and ask yourself what you would expect. I will help guide you and give you tips on de-cluttering and other things that will help your home be more sellable.

5. List it for Sale
When everything is in place, I will put your home on the open market (the MLS). I will be actively working hard behind the scenes, marketing your property to colleagues, clients and the public!

6. Showings
Potential buyers may ask to see your home on short notice. It is best if you can accommodate these requests, you never want to miss a potential sale. After each showing, I will follow up with the people who viewed your home to hear their feedback.

7. Offers & Negotiations
If everything goes well, a buyer’s agent will present me with an offer to present to you. You have three choices – accept the offer, counter the offer or reject the offer. My knowledge of your needs will enable me to represent you in the best way possible.

8. Under Contract
At this point, you have accepted an offer and have agreed to all the terms set forth in the contract.

9. Conditional Phase
When the agreement of purchase and sale is accepted and signed by all parties, the conditional phrase begins. The buyers will have a pre-determined amount of time to fulfill items likely including home inspection, financing, home insurance, etc. The date the conditions are removed, you now have a firm and binding contract for the sale of your home. SOLD!

10. Closing
This is the date of transfer of funds and ownership that was agreed upon in your binding contract. Be sure you are packed up and ready to go before this date!

Whether you are looking to buy, sell or learn more about the market changes, call / text me on (604) 781-5692 or send an email to tim@timwray.ca to get the answers you need.

My business grows by building trust and strong client-focused relationships. I would welcome the opportunity to help you achieve your real estate goals.