Like hiking up a mountain and coming back down again, a real estate transaction requires careful planning, an awareness of timing considerations, care and attention to detail plus a big picture view. We are here to guide you along the way with a transaction flow that is professionally managed from start to finish!
Step 1: Decide to Sell
Everyone has their own reason for selling their home. One thing however is universally true: the desire to get as much as you can for your home. There are a lot of ways you can add value that you might want to consider, such as: renovating, enhancing curb appeal, getting a home inspection.
Step 2: Hire a Professional Agent
Choose based on trust, communication and market knowledge. Royal LePage Associates are committed to keeping you in the loop. We have a fiduciary duty to act in your best interests, to be completely transparent and accountable
Step 3: List Your Home
Set a price, market your home. The benefits of pricing right include selling your property faster plus closer to market value, the higher and the more offers received. Our broad reach of marketing will attract just the Buyer(s) you need.
Step 4: Show Off Your Home
Let’s make a striking impression. This may involve de-cluttering, home staging and most certainly prepping for viewings and open houses.
Step 5: Receive Offers
Not all offers are created equal. Fortunately, your CanmoreRealEstate Team is there to help you review an Offer to Purchase and discuss the implications of the details. Get to know the Terms and Conditions and what they mean. Review every detail and remember, it’s not just about price. Every element is negotiable including furniture and possession date.
Step 6: Negotiate and Counter Offers
Perhaps the price was lower than you and your Agent were expecting. Maybe the Buyers have asked for some extra inclusions. In some cases you may be asked to consider multiple offers or back-up offers. Not tricky with a professional by your side.
Step 7: Close the Sale
Once the deal becomes “firm”, you will be provided with a check list of items to follow through with us on, such as contacting your lawyer. We’re with you all the way to “M” day to answer questions and perhaps advise you on your next step of searching for alternate accommodation. Many of our Clients will have asked for this advice previously but the decision as to whether to Buy or Sell first can be a difficult one. We may have some creative ideas.
Step 8: The Big Move
Lots of energy is needed for sure and having a plan leading up to “M” day will ease the stress a tad. No doubt you will be thinking about packing, utility disconnection, appointments with lawyers, arranging to have medical and school files transferred to your new community location, re-directing mail, put together a package of manuals and keys for your Realtor to pass onto new owners.