Home Selling Questions:
How Will The Brantford Homes Team Market My Home?
We'll design a custom marketing plan based on the condition of your home, the ideal target buyer, and your goals. We know that over 90% of home buyers start their search online - then they choose which homes to view in person.
Your custom plan will include professional photography and a gorgeous website dedicated to your home. We utilize big beautiful photos, concise video tours, and posts on the most popular social media sites. Our multichannel marketing campaign puts your home in front of every active buyer in the market place.
When Should I Choose My REALTOR®?
Ideally you should meet with us 1-2 months before you are ready to sell. This gives us time to help you prepare the home for sale and create the perfect marketing plan. When we meet early we can start promoting your home to potential buyers who are shopping now.
That being said, we know things don't always go as planned - we love working on short notice and can have your home on the market in under 24 hours.
How Do I Avoid Owning Two Homes? (or being homeless...)
Unless you can afford to own multiple homes, the biggest decision you need to make is: "Should I buy my next house first, or sell my current home first?"
If you find your dream home first without an accepted offer on your home sellers may not take your offer seriously or even entertain it at all. If you buy a home and have trouble selling yours you could end up owning two properties, or even worse lose out on your dream home to another 'cash' buyer.
On the other side - if you sell your home first without finding your next home and you could be at risk of being homeless or incur the additional costs of storage and temporary accommodations.
The solution is to put your home on the market first, and start shopping - if a buyer for your home comes quickly we can negotiate you time to find your next home. If your find your dream home first the seller will now be able to see your home on the market and know you are serious about moving.
Every situation is unique, we'll designed a plan to protect your interests and put you in the best position possible to negotiate both your sale and purchase, without the risk of owning two homes.
How Much Does It Cost To Sell My Home?
When you sell your home there are a few costs to keep in mind and budget for. Our fees range from 4-6% of the sale price of your home (depending on your custom plan). Your mortgage balance will need to be paid off and there may be a fee to 'break' your mortgage before the end of the term. You also will need to hire a lawyer to transfer the deed and title - typical legal costs range from $500-$1,000. Give us a call to review all the costs specific to your situation.
Should I Make Repairs To My Home or Hire A Home Stager?
Unless you plan on marketing your home as a "fixer upper" you should complete all outstanding repairs that may turn a potential buyer away. Homes in need of repairs typically get low-ball offers. Mechanical systems and utilities should be serviced and inspected. All plumbing, electrical fixtures, and included appliances should be in good working order. Damaged walls, floors, and trim should be repaired. During our in-home visit we will complete a room-by-room walk through to identify and correct potential 'red-flags' for buyers.
A profesional home stager's job is very different from a decorator or designer. A home stager is trained in buyer behaviour and will work with you to maximize your home's appeal. In our experience professionally staged homes sell for significantly more than un-staged homes so the small upfront cost can yield huge returns.
Should I Have My Home Inspected?
We always suggest you have your home inspected by a professional home inspector prior to listing it for sale. It's much better to know about any issues in your home before the buyer finds out.
When you have your own inspection you have a chance to either repair the problems or disclose them to potentials buyers. Having an inspection report available for buyers to review will give them confidence in offering you the best price for your home.
Why Should I Hire The Brantford Homes Team?
That's an easy one! We are 100% dedicated to achieving our clients goals.
We've helped hundreds of local families using our unique team approach to real estate and we are always on the cutting edge for real estate marketing. We consistently outperform the market where it matters to you: faster sales, bidding wars, and higher sale prices.
We believe in Honesty, Transparency, and Trust - and we deliver our promise to you through Technology, Service, and RESULTS!
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