SELLING a Property

Team Leesman CARES provides you with a listing package that will showcase your home!

Recently the National Association of REALTORS® published statistics regarding how buyers search for homes:

  • 90% of buyers begin their property search online and 87% search through a REALTOR®

What does this mean for you? It means that your property MUST BE SHOWCASED online in a way that makes it STAND OUT in the crowd, and makes buyers want to view your property!

How do we do this? First, we make the marketing of your home our priority and we take this job seriously. You SHOULD NOT SETTLE for crappy smartphone pix.

Here is a glimpse into our listing package:

*Professional Photographs & Measurements *Online Brochure *Direct property URL *Social Media Campaign

AND PLENTY MORE …give us a call so we can show you how our marketing package can help you sell your home faster and at the highest possible market price.

Are you kind of new to the selling thing? Or, haven’t done it in awhile? The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) has a home seller’s guide! Take a look, then give us a call. We’d be happy to discuss it with you. Or, you might be ready for our FREE 20+ page guide about Preparing Your House For Sale!

We also have a 30-page Home Seller Guide to walk you through the process and keep it all on track. We can bring a copy of it when we sit down to talk about your selling situation.

Get Your Finances in Order

Don’t worry if you’re still paying off your mortgage, there are several options depending on what type of mortgage you have. However, you’ll need to talk to your lender before you can proceed.

Meet With a Real Estate Agent

It’s important to partner with a Real Estate Agent you feel completely comfortable with. Don’t fall for the trap of partnering with the first Real Estate Agent who suggests the highest asking price. Shop around. A good Real Estate Agent can help you price your home to sell, answer questions like “When is a good time to sell?” and has in-depth knowledge of the market.

Start your search for a reputable Real Estate Agent, by checking if family and friends have a preferred Real Estate Agent or search online for the most visible and professional one. Visit your local real estate office; pay attention to advertisements and For Sale signs.

Listing Your Home

Pricing your home too low or too high is not an option. Setting a fair price will attract more potential buyers, and give your home more exposure. Your Real Estate Agent should be able to explain to you the multitude of factors influencing pricing, including: competitive pricing, current market stats, and of course the estimated value of your home.

Marketing And Promotion

The next step will be to sign a Listing Agreement, which gives your REALTOR® permission to post your property on MLS (Multiple Listing Service). They’ll then begin marketing your home through a variety of mediums — digital and traditional — and inform other REALTORS® (representing buyers) that your property is on the market. Your REALTOR® can also help you prepare your home for staging.

Closing

After the hard work of marketing and promoting your home pays off, you’ll hopefully have a few offers on the table. Once you’ve accepted an offer, your buyer will want to conduct a home inspection and (potentially) negotiate the cost of any repairs. Finally, your lawyer and Real Estate Agent will walk you through the paperwork and legal bits needed to close.

Congratulations! With the sale of your home complete, you can now begin looking for a new place.

Thinking of selling on your own?

Obviously it’s not our first recommendation but if you insist on looking down that path then you should take a look at our FSBO Confidential booklet.
It’s chock full of information.