Home Seller Benefits
As a starter, we suggest you read our "1st Things First" page prior to this one...
Selling a home is a step-by-step procedure involving a lot of care and attention, complicated further if you are buying another home as well. When that's the case, you'll have two transactions to blend together comfortably.
You'll want a strong base of comfort and trust with your REALTOR® to obtain the maximum dollar you're seeking, and someone who is also knowledgeable and friendly. Please call us soon and 'Interview Us' for this important job, just to see if we meet your needs...
Our role in the selling process, and some 'Key Benefits' we offer, is summarized below... Past clients found this quite helpful.
"What's Important to You is Important to Us"!
Experience - You'll receive the benefit of 'two' REALTORS® with over 74 years combined experience. Our non-pressure approach starts with listening, continues with action, and leads to a successful sale.
Personal Consultation - Our friendly persona will only make selling your home that much easier when we meet to discuss your situation. We'll answer all your questions, and tailor our marketing approach to service your needs. Our goal is to assist you in achieving your dreams.
Competitive Commission Packages - Most people like a quality job for a decent price... We can certainly help with the quality, and... we can also help with the price. We have two competitive packages for you to choose from.
Home Evaluation - The 'Direct Sales Comparison Approach' is a method which will project current market value. A detailed explanation will be provided to you.
Seller Agency - We'll discuss representation. Most real estate transactions involve two REALTORS®; the one who represents the Seller and the one who represents the Buyer. We'll explain how it works and what it means.
Documentation - There are many forms, legal papers, and other select items needed to market your property. These are carefully detailed, verified for accuracy, and discussed with you. We also take inside and outside digital photos of your home and note the room measurements and square footage.
Informative Reports - We offer easy to read reports that outline tips and strategies; to ensure a successful sale, to dress your house for success, and to pack your belongings safely. We also discuss the various costs you'll have with a helpful net sheet.
Multiple Listing Service® - Your home's details and photos are submitted to the "Barrie and District Association of REALTORS® Inc.", which is where our local Multiple Listing Service® is housed. The computerized information is available to over 900 member REALTORS® and promoted to the Buyers they represent.
Internet Listing - Once your home appears on the local Multiple Listing Service® you will automatically be uploaded to the Cross Canada website... www.realtor.ca. We also add your home to the "Our MLS® Listings" page on this website complete with description and photos. We respond to all requests for information in an expedient manner.
'For Sale' Sign - A 'For Sale' sign is placed in your yard showing our contact information. It is a key necessity to attract calls. This will expose your property 24-7.
Newspaper Advertising - We advertise your home in the "Real Estate Book". It is widely distributed and each edition exposes your property for 28 days. We respond to all requests for information in an expedient manner.
Open House - We advertise 'Open Houses' in the Barrie "Examiner" or "Advance" newspaper, scheduled in a two or three hour time-frame on a day of convenient weekends.
Feature Sheets - We provide customized, in-home feature sheets with full-colour pictures for any prospective Buyers to pick up during a viewing.
'New Listing' Flyers - We deliver 'New Listing' flyers to the local residents promoting your home. They may have a friend or relative who'd like to live close by.
Showings - We'll schedule appointments to show your home to any of our prospective Buyers, as well as Co-operating REALTORS® for their Buyers.
Full Communication - We provide feedback on showings and monthly market updates until your home is sold. We also encourage interaction if you have a question, concern, or objection, so we can provide a smooth and easy sale.
Offers - If any of our 'Buyer Clients' are interested in proceeding with an offer, then we draft the 'Agreement of Purchase and Sale' accordingly, discuss it with them fully, and have it signed.
Negotiations - We present any offer from our Buyers, or a Co-operating REALTOR®, as soon as possible. The price, conditions, and terms, are fully discussed with you. Changes are negotiated with the Buyer, or their Representative, until the offer is accepted or rejected.
Fulfilling Conditions - We help fulfill any conditions within an accepted offer by problem solving, answering questions, or arranging inspection appointments.
Disbursing Documentation - Copies of the offer, notices, and amendments, with all final terms, signatures, and initials, are disbursed to all the parties, including; the Seller, Buyer, brokerages, lawyers, mortgage specialists, etc.
Sold Sign and Website Update - A 'Sold' sign is placed over the 'For Sale' sign, and our website will be updated accordingly.
Accounting - All office records and paperwork is updated with the new sale.
Up to Closing - We fulfill any other obligations in the offer that are not conditions, e.g. - obtaining city permits, or surveys, and we assist with any problems that may arise so your moving day is hassle-free.