Selling Your Home"List with LU!"
There are a million different reasons why people sell their homes, but every seller has one thing in common: the desire to get as much money as possible from their existing property as quickly and as hassle-free as possible. (If your home is your principal residence, there is no capital gains tax on any profits from the sale. On the other hand, if it is an investment property, prepare for the tax man!)
Before you begin the selling process, evaluate why you’re moving. Do you have too few rooms, or too many? Has your job moved to another city and you’re relocating? Are the neighbours driving you away? Or are you simply looking for a change? A complete analysis of your current position will set a good foundation for your next home hunt.
Buy or Sell First?
Buy or sell first? That’s tricky. After all, if you find a buyer for your existing home, before you’ve found a new one, you may find yourself living out of a suitcase if convenient closing dates cannot be negotiated. On the other hand, if you find your dream home before you’ve unloaded your old one, you may be faced with carrying two mortgages for a time frame.
So how do you manage? Easy. Do your homework and have a good idea about the neighbourhood and type of home you’re looking for. Do an honest evaluation of your family’s needs and budget. Buying a home before you sell could be a risky strategy, if you’re counting on the proceeds from the sale. Contact LU to meet & discuss everything in detail.
“List with LU…& call to VIEW!”
Make Your House More Sellable
While we all believe that our home is our castle, our personal tastes may not appeal to everyone. LU will work with you to give you an impartial analysis of your home – how it relates to other “competing” homes on the market and how your home reflects current design and style trends. LU will also take a good look at the general condition and upkeep of your dwelling.
Overall, LU will work with you to position your home on the market so that your sales experience will take place as smooth & expeditiously as possible. First impression is everything!
Advertise Your Home on Various Internet Real Estate Portals
Your home will be advertised on many internet portals to ensure your home will be fully exposed &seen by as many potential buyers as possible.
Viewings: When a Realtor has a client who is interested in your home, they will request an appointment with LU. If you’re lucky, you’ll have time for the last-minute tidying. Of course, you can say no if the prospective buyer wishes to come at an inconvenient time. Keep in mind, you could be declining “the one”.
During the viewings, make sure you give the potential buyer and Realtor the freedom to wander around your home by themselves. Preferably, you are out during the viewing appointments. The Realtor will stay with their clients, offering additional security.
Open House: This is usually not a pleasant experience. The upside is that you usually won’t have to be there to act as a guide. The downside is that you might have a series of open houses over a few weeks, with people poking through all areas of your home. And you’ll have the constant pressure of keeping your home looking its best.