Home Sellers in Burlington, Hamilton and Surrounding Areas
Here is a guide for selling homes in Burlington & surrounding areas. Contact Clinton Howell, Burlington’s real estate agent to know more about the home selling process.
Deciding to Sell
It is a good idea to clarify your motivations and draw up a basic time frame for the selling process.
Why Sell Your Home?
Being clear about your intentions for selling will make it easier for us to determine the most appropriate option for your specified financial, lifestyle, and real estate goals.
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Preparation For Selling A Home
When to Sell And What Is The Market Like?
It is important to establish your timeframe for selling and to do research on what is happening in the marketplace. This will help you determine the best price, financing, terms, and conditions of competing properties. This helps you understand exactly how to price and when to sell your property.
Selecting an Agent
An agent will ensure that you maximize your opportunities in the current real estate market. We, as agents, have extensive contact networks that we have developed through the many organizations of which we are members of. This includes our current and past clients. We implement the most effective marketing and advertising strategies for your property. An agent will also guide you through the complicated paperwork involved, from the initial agreement to the final documents.
How Do I Optimize My Finances?
Deciding to sell your property demands a serious consideration of your current financial situation and future possibilities. Without a professional agent, most independent property sellers tend to overestimate the value of their property. You can avoid this pitfall by consulting with an experienced real estate listing agent.
Preparing Your Property For Sale
Keeping your landscape pristine and adding creative touches to your yard, such as colourful annuals, will create an immediate impact on passers-by and potential buyers.
Simple upgrades such as window repairs, polishing the doorknobs, and a fresh coat of paint in the most frequently used rooms will instantly brighten up the property.
Cleanliness and Staging
Keep your property uncluttered, sweet-smelling and well-lit from top-to-bottom. Pay attention to details: put away the kitty litter, place a vase of fresh flowers near the entryway, pop a batch of cinnamon rolls in the oven, have your carpets cleaned. Your agent will scan the property before it is listed for sale to see how you can improve the staging of your property.
Disclosures and Inspections
An agent is very familiar with the legal procedures involved in disclosures and are ready to help you develop a thorough disclosure statement beneficial to both you and the buyer, as well as suggest home improvement measures before placing your property on the market.
Presenting Your Property
Presenting your property to potential buyers is a job that we will take care of for you. Buyers feel more comfortable discussing the property with the agent, if you are not there. Moreover, your agent will know what information will be most useful in representing your interests when speaking with prospective buyers.
Accepting An Offer
Knowing the Right Price
Price is not always the determining factor when accepting an offer for several important reasons. The initial offer is usually not final – there are many terms and conditions that may influence the final outcome of a price. You can trust our professionals to help you thoroughly evaluate every proposal without compromising your marketing position.
Negotiating The Right Way
You may have to deal with multiple offers before ratifying the one you judge to be the most suitable for you. Your agent can offer a thorough and unbiased assessment of each offer to help you make the right choice. The responsibility of fairly negotiating contractual terms lies with an agent.
The Initial Agreement and Deposit
An agreement is a legal arrangement between a potential purchaser and the property’s seller. Some important tips to keep in mind to streamline the process:
Keep written records of everything. It will be extremely useful to transcribe all verbal agreements including counter-offers convert them into written agreements to be signed by both parties. An agent can help you in drafting all the paperwork for your sale and make sure that you have copies of all the documents.
Stick to the schedule. Now that you have chosen your offer, you and the buyer will be given a timeline to mark every stage in the process of closing the real estate contract.
Most buyers will have the property inspected by a licensed property inspector within the time frame that was agreed upon in the effective contract to purchase. Some buyers will have several different inspectors inspect the property, if they wish to obtain professional opinions from inspectors who specialize in a specific area.
Selecting a Closing Agent
A title company or an attorney can be selected as a closing agent. The closing agent will examine, insure clear title to the property and research the complete recorded history of the property to ensure that the title is free and clear of encumbrances by the date of closing and that all new encumbrances are properly added to the title.
Loan Approval and Appraisal
We suggest that you accept buyers who have a lender’s pre-approval, approval letter, or written loan commitment, which is a better guarantee of loan approval than a pre-qualification or no documentation from a lending institute. Expect an appraiser from the lender’s company to review your property and verify that the sales price is appropriate.