The most logical candidate is the lawyer you hired when you bought your home. S/he is already familiar with the property and could easily draft the required documents.
Ask people you trust for recommendations – friends, family, business associates.
REALTORS® can give you the names of several lawyers so you know your home will be in the right hands.
Your lawyer should help you review important documents you have to sign and answer any of your questions about these papers. Know exactly to what you are agreeing.
You’ve been working hard towards this point. Now you get to see how much your efforts are paying off.
Your realtor will present every offer that is submitted for your review. The buyer’s realtor may be present, too. However, the buyer will probably not be there, so you can review and respond to the offer without any awkward pressure. Stay calm, whether good or bad, and stay focused on what you want to do next.
You may ask your realtor for advice regarding the offer. Maybe it’s time to celebrate, or it could be time to plan a counter offer. If your partner and family are involved, you can request private time to discuss matters. At this point, you have three options:
Cleaning is the most cost effective way to attract buyers. Sparkling floors, windows, walls, doors, and baseboards go a long way to impress visitors.
Be extra tidy in bathrooms and the kitchen. Once it’s clean, keep it clean. Be prepared for the last minute visitors.
Repair as much as you can. Leaky faucets, ceiling cracks, and torn screens detract from your home’s value.
Take away your personal memorabilia:
You don’t have to spend a fortune, but consider affordable touches:
This sign continues to be one of the most effective ways to advertise your home for sale.
Your realtor may choose a variety of the following:
If you decide to list your home on an MLS system, you can also advertise it on www.realtor.ca – Canada’s most popular research tool for residential real estate.
Over 85% of Canadians start their home search on the internet.
Realtors are also expert networkers and are part of an extensive community of professionals helping sellers and buyers to connect.
This is an efficient way to attract realtors to see your home and keep it in mind for their potential buyers.
Many buyers want to get a feel for the neighborhood before they commit to working with a realtor. Open houses for the public allow passersby to visit your house and decide if it’s a potential space for their next home.
Most people are honest and courteous, but don’t invite temptation. Lock away jewelry, cameras, and other small valuables. You can also ask your realtor to record each visitor’s name and phone number for added security.
Look for trip hazards, broken equipment or furniture. Avoid cooking foods with strong aromas. Nobody wants a house with odours.