Dave Markham

Your Home is My Business

Dave (604) 341-0702

Selling


The goal of most homeowners is to sell your home for the maximum value within the ideal time frame.   That is certainly on the top of our list and the best way to do this is to create a strategy together.  We’ll discuss all of the unique and beneficial selling features of your home and capitalize on your first hand expert knowledge of the neighbourhood and all that it offers.  

 

Buy or sell first?


This can be dependent on a few factors.  Is your home market ready?  Do you know the neighbourhood and type of home you dream of moving into?  After evaluating your family’s needs and budget and determining the reasons for relocating, I will provide a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) which will present you with some insight into what is fair market value for your neighbourhood.  There are a few things to consider.  For example, if you find a purchaser for your existing home before you've found a new home, you will need to find temporary housing if the closing dates become a negotiating point.  On the other hand, if you find your new dream home before the sale of your current home, you may need to bridge finance for the interim period.  This is common and we can offer some experts in the field that would be happy to help.


Pricing


The best case scenario is to positively price your home so that there are many showings, great realtor feedback, and of course, offers.  There is an unwritten rule in real estate, that a home will garner top price within 30 days and each month after this, the profit margin sinks significantly.  Our goal is to hit the pricing sweet spot based on knowledge of all aspects of your home – its key features, the neighbourhood, the surrounding community and amenities, schools and parks and shopping!  


Tips and Checklists


There are many variables to getting a house market ready from curb appeal to structural elements and the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation has a great check list for your review. 

 

Many people hire home stagers to assist with the sale of their home and studies show that the homes sell faster and for a higher dollar.  It’s definitely something to consider!

 

Contact us today and together we will prepare a strategy to sell your home.

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