Whether you’re looking to downsize into a smaller abode or want to find a new home that fits your growing needs, there are a few key considerations that you must face to maximize the return on your real estate investment.
“The decision to sell a home is often one of the most important choices that anyone can make in their lifetime,” explains Brad Johnstone of Royal LePage Niagara Real Estate Centre. “While this decision may sometimes seem nerve-racking, it doesn’t need to be. By asking the right questions and seeking out the best support, sellers can effectively streamline the process and take full advantage of their earning potential.”
Homeowners looking to list their properties should consider the following four tips to ensure that their experience is a good one:
1. Research prospective agents. As with anything, a realtor’s skillset can vary. While some may specialize in condominiums, others may focus on the luxury market. Before selecting your agent, be sure to do your homework and make sure they are a good fit. Generally, it is best to select one with a deep understanding of your property type and area.
2. Interview your agent and ask for a presentation. Arrange to meet with a prospective agent while all decision-makers are at the table. This will allow you to make an informed decision and figure out how they will help you sell your home.
3. Be transparent. Make sure your agent knows what’s on your mind. Are you concerned about the timeliness of the sale? Are you firm on a certain price? Any information that you can provide will help smooth out the selling process and improve your satisfaction.
4. Pricing. Regardless of whether it’s a buyer’s, seller’s or balanced market, a home that is priced correctly will often sell much faster. When listing your home, be sure to sit down with your agent and decide on a value that accurately reflects the market.
Find more tips on selling your home at www.royallepage.ca.