Home Seller Benefits
Selling a home is a step-by-step procedure involving a lot of care and attention, requiring further consideration if you are buying another home as well. When that's the case, you'll have two transactions to blend together smoothly. To learn more on this topic, please visit our "1st Things First" page.
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 friendly, and knowledgeable. 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.
Experience - You receive the benefit of 'two' REALTORS® with over 76 years combined experience. Our non-pressure approach starts with listening, continues with action, and leads to a successful sale.
Personal Consultation - Our friendly persona creates a smooth and easy venture. We'll answer your questions, suggest recommendations, and tailor a marketing approach that works. Our goal is to assist you in achieving your dreams.
Home Evaluation - The 'Direct Sales Comparison Approach' is a method which will project current market value. A detailed explanation is provided to you.
Seller Agency - We'll discuss representation. Most residential transactions involve two REALTORS®; the one representing the Seller, and the one representing the Buyer. We'll explain how it works and what it means.
Documentation - Your home's characteristics, features, and other pertinent details, including taxes, room measurements, and square footage, are noted to construct a 'Property Listing'. This, along with other forms, and legal papers, are carefully pinpointed, verified for accuracy, and discussed with you.
Photos and Video Tour - Inside and outside digital photos will be taken, along with a video tour of the property.
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 MLS® 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.
Social Media Sites - We advertise your home on our Facebook Business page, and our personal timeline, as well as LinkedIn, and our Google Business Page. We monitor the listing and update it accordingly.
'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.
Showings - We'll schedule appointments to show your home to any of our prospective Buyers, as well as Co-operating REALTORS® for their Buyers.
Covid-19 Monitoring - The health and welfare of all parties is critical. We have various forms that outline protocols, and safety procedures, for 'in-person' viewings; for REALTORS®, Buyers, and 3rd party activities, such as home inspectors, and appraisers.
Full Communication - We provide feedback on showings, and weekly market updates until your home is sold. We encourage interaction if you have questions, or concerns, so your sale remains hassle-free.
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 is 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 comfortable.