When you decide to sell your property, ask yourself: what the Buyers are Buying?

Are they buying a house or condominium – or your Home?

You may put your home on the market, but try to think of it the way buyers do – as a Residential Property.

This distinction should help keep you in an objective frame of mind, allowing you to deal with the marketing and sale procedures more effectively.

For most families, their home is their largest financial asset, and deciding to sell is a big decision, and involves a great deal of preparation and work.

When you are ready to sell it's important to have an experienced real estate professional handle the details involved in the sale, maximizing the return on your invesment. As a experienced Realtor Professional, who has helped many residents sell their homes in Ladysmith, Chemainus, Duncan, and surrounding areas, I know how to handle every aspect of the sales process - from listing, marketing, showcasing, negotiating and getting that Sold Sign, displayed.

Please contact me, and lets get started today!

Getting Your House Ready to Sell

When getting your home ready to sell, you need to look at your house in a new way. Think of your house as a product about to go on the market where it is probably competing with brand new housing. It needs to show well – which means clutter-free and well kept. A house that is polished on the surface, shows well, free of clutter, will sell faster than the neighbourhood mess, even though both are structurally sound.

Today’s homebuyers lead busy lives and may not be interested in taking on major repairs or improvements upon moving in. You need to make your house a “10”. This document will help you spot what is right and what is not so good about your product. It will give you the opportunity to take corrective action to ensure your house looks fresh, clean and well maintained when the “for sale” sign goes up.

Before putting your house on the market, take the time that is necessary to maximize interior and exterior.

Fix it First

If you need to make improvements to your home, do the work before it goes on the market. Potential buyers are not interested in hearing about your good intentions to look after defects before a transfer of ownership takes place. Even if fix-up work is underway, buyers may not be able to visualize what your home will look like when the work is finished. They will just remember it being in a state of disrepair.

Professional Inspection, Yes or No?

A serious buyer may want to have a professional home inspector check your house from top to bottom before making an offer. Even though this guide will help you identify problems on your own, the option of hiring a professional home inspector is open to you, as well. If you can afford it, an inspection in advance of putting your home on the market is a good idea. It is your best way of finding and taking care of serious deficiencies before an inspector hired by a potential buyer discovers them.