Over the years, a lot of sellers have asked me the same questions about their home, the market, and what to expect from the process. They are the same questions I had when I sold my first home and the same questions that sellers will ask for years to come.
Using my extensive personal and professional real experience, I prepared a concise sellers guide, so you can have all your questions answered before you start your home buying journey.
here’s a sellers guide based on common questions my clients have asked me:
How Do I Get Started?-
Get in touch with me to set up an initial seller’s consultation. Once we have met and established that we are a good fit, I will conduct a home assessment and we can go from there.
When should I list my home?+
The same rules apply for selling your home in the fall and spring as it does during other times of the year. You need to put the time and effort into making your home as appealing as possible to potential buyers.
At the end of the day, the right time to sell your home is when you are financially and personally ready.
Do I need to hire a stager?+
To stage or not to stage? Nearly every home seller in Toronto asks themselves this question when it comes to listing time. When you’re selling your home, you want to ensure that you are attracting as many serious buyers as possible. A stager’s expert eye will make sure your home looks its best so that your home sells quickly and for the right price. I am happy to recommend some local staging services that can help. Here are some of the options you have when it comes to staging your home for sale:
- Hire a professional: Professional staging looks great and will help you sell your home
- Take a DIY approach: DIY staging often leads to poorly staged homes will hurt your ability to sell
- Choose not to stage: You can also choose not to stage at all
It is estimated that staged homes sell more than 2 times faster and for more money than homes that are not staged prior to being listed – Not something that you should overlook!
How do I know which offer to accept?+
I have helped plenty of sellers navigate through multiple offers and tough negotiations with ease. I will walk you through the price, conditions, and financial details of each offer to determine the strongest options. I always ensure that the buyer can follow through with what they have put forward so that the deal can be closed successfully.
How much is my home worth?+
Every seller wants to receive the highest possible amount of money for their home. To determine how much your home is worth, I will complete a Comparative Market Analysis to compare your home with similar properties that have recently sold in your area. The size, condition, and upgrades that you have done over the years will all have an impact on how much your home is worth.
To get an idea about the average home prices in Toronto, browse through some listings in each of the neighbourhoods.
How can I prepare my home?+
Here are a few ideas for quick and small-scale projects to help increase the value of your home when selling:
- Installing a new front door
- Minor kitchen upgrades
- A fresh paint job
- Eliminating the clutter
- Investing in staging furniture and décor access pieces
If you’re looking for larger scale home renovation projects that will offer larger returns on investment when selling you should consider:
- Kitchen renovations
- Bathroom renovations
- New windows and doors
- Hardwood flooring
While these will cost some money upfront, they will help you to sell your home quicker by making it more appealing to buyers.