A Guide to Selling a Home in Calgary
There are many reasons to sell your home in Calgary, maybe you'd like to move closer to work, or family. Perhaps you're looking to downsize (view our Guide to Make Downsizing Easier). Or maybe you just need a change in scenery. Regardless of your reasons, here are somethings to consider before you sell your home in Calgary...
Know the Calgary Real Estate Market
Calgary is a unique and diverse area. Each community has its own character. Each neighborhood appeals to a different buyer. To obtain the highest possible sales price for your home, the marketing must reach the right buyers with the right message. We have the network and experience to do this.
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Set the Right List Price
It is important to take a look at similar homes on the market. You want to take in factors such as location, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, basement developement, days on market, etc. when deciding what to price your home at. We offer complimentary home evaluations that show a comparative analysis of similar homes in your neighbourhood. This way you can be assured that your home is going onto the market with a suitable list price.
Marketing Your Home
There are many options for marketing your home. When you list with us, we ensure that you are provided with yard signs, and that your listing is uploaded to the Calgary Real Estate Boards MLS ® System which allows your listing to be advertised on a variety of reputable real estate websites (including our own). To ensure the most attraction to your listing, we work with professional home stagers, and photographers to take captivating and appealing, high-definiteion, photographs, and create a virtual tour for your property.
Negotiating the Sale
Once you have a buyer it is important to understand how to navigate negotiating the final sale price. We ensure the purchase offer is read thoroughly, and can help you to understand all the fine-print and details the contact is asking of you. We will advise you on any contingencies that should be added or withdrawn from the initial contract, and revise it until it fits both your needs, and the buyers needs.
Work with a Realtor You Can Trust
Lastly, it is important to sell your home with a realtor that knows what they're doing, and that you can trust. Ray Riley works with a team of specialists that excel in getting your home organized, staged, photographed, and on the market. His, and his teams, years of experience ensure that all of your needs are more than just met.
We Have the Creative Talent to Showcase Your Home.
The old adage, "You can't judge a book by its cover" is passé today. This is a fast-paced, image-oriented society in which we live. First impressions really do count! Every piece of information on your property, whether it be a brochure, the wording in the Multiple Listing Service, a presence on the Internet, or a well-placed advertisement, must show your home in the best possible light.
During all phases of a listing from the initial paperwork and promotion through the very last details of the closing, we personally attend to all of the details. As a result, the large majority of our transactions come through referrals and repeat business.
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