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SELLER'S GUIDE

Preparing Your Home For Sale

You can help get the results you want by staging your home. Staging is not about redecorating your entire home. It is about rearranging what you do have and making a few improvements to appeal to more buyers.

If you don’t want to do this yourself, lets our team to recommend a professional stager. It can pay for itself by helping sell your home quickly and for a better price.


Determining Market Value

Before you put your home up for sale, you must set the price. And before you can do that, you must know what the house is worth. That doesn’t mean what you paid for it, or how you upgraded it. Determining worth is simply finding out what someone would pay for it.

The real estate market is in constant motion, not only as a whole but in particular areas as well. Knowing what is going on in the overall and local real estate markets will help you understand how these conditions can affect the sale of your home.

Major Factors Affecting Market Value

  • Price
  • Supply and demand
  • Seasonal markets
  • Mortgage rates
  • Condition of property
  • Location, location, location


Benefits To Proper Pricing

1. Faster Sale

When your home sells faster, you save carrying costs, mortgage payments, other ownership costs and is less stressful on your family.

2. Less Inconvenience

If you moved before, you know the energy it takes to prepare for showing: keep the home clean, make child care arrangements and alter your lifestyle. Proper pricing reduces this.

3. Exposure To More Buyers

At market value, you open your home up to more people who can afford the price.

4. Increased REALTOR® Response

When REALTORS® are excited about a home and its price, they make special efforts to contact all their potential buyers.

5. Better Response From Advertising And Sign Calls

Ad calls and sign calls to REALTORS® turn into showings and sales when price is not a deterrent.

6. Attracts Higher Offers

When a home is priced right, buyers are less likely to come in with a low offer.

7. Means More Money To Sellers

If a home is priced right, the excitement of the market produces higher sale prices. You benefit more, both in terms of actual sale price and in less carrying costs.



Marketing Your Property


Feature Sheets

Individually prepared written information on your home enhances the market process. Buyers and other agents are made aware of the unique and sometimes hidden features of your home.

Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®)

We cooperate with all members of the local multiple listing associations.

  • Your property is available to real estate salespeople representing other firms.
  • Total cooperation with all association members improves your market position.

Public Open Houses

Open houses are held when consistent with your marketing needs.

  • This exposes your home to potential buyers who would not have otherwise seen the property.
  • It guarantees immediate professional assistance to interested parties.

REALTOR® Open Houses

On predetermined days, all REALTORS® are invited to preview your home to become familiar with its features and benefits.

Online Marketing

Not only is your home marketed to Canada and the US through www.remaxhallmark.com, www.remax.ca and www.remax.com , your home is marketed through global.remax.com which is available to potential clients in over 100 countries and in over 35 different languages.