Selling a home takes more than just putting a “for sale” sign out front.
You need a REALTOR® with experience and training to help you determine the right price, come up with an effective marketing strategy, and anticipate and solve any problems that come up during the selling process. Real estate professionals like us can help you with every part of selling your home, and offer you a smoother, hassle-free experience.
When you’re selling your home, this is the service you will receive from us:
Correct Initial Pricing. Knowledge of real estate values in your neighbourhood will help price your home competitively. A free market analysis compares homes that have sold, competing homes that are still on the market and homes that were on the market but didn’t sell.
Land Lease Experts. Let us show you the benefits of land lease with Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities. We are familiar with the entire process and can help you in every step of the way.
Senior Real Estate Specialists® – we are Accredited Senior Agent Specialists.
Expertise in the home selling process and will advise you of your rights, options and obligation. You will be treated with competence and professionalism.
Experienced negotiation. We can provide insight into the strategies and procedures to help in a successful offer on your home. We will work for you to get you the best possible price.
Effective marketing for your home:
The first step in marketing your home is to expose it to as many potential buyers as possible. The first step is putting it on the MLS®. But listing your property is only the beginning; your property will be aggressively promoted through:
- A posting on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) – one of the best real estate databases in the world. Constantly updated, MLS® data is a valuable tool.
- Professional Photography and 3D Virtual Tour and Floor Plans
- Your listing will never go unnoticed. Through our website, your listing also gets posted to over 20 different real estate sites and the list keeps growing.
- Professional printing of property advertising publications & flyers
- Mailings to potential buyers in your area
- Extensive Newspaper advertising in your area
- Full staging or de-cluttering services available.
Knowledge of real estate values in your neighbourhood will help price your home competitively.
Selling? Senior Real Estate Specialists Can Help!
There’s almost always an emotional element associated with selling a long-time home. We are SRES® & ASA®certified agents. What does this mean? It means that we are REALTORS® that specialize in senior needs and can ease the transition first by talking about your reasons for selling and then exploring all the options—either modifying and staying in your current home or finding a different property—to be sure you find the very best housing solution.
Senior Real Estate Specialists such as us use our expertise and industry knowledge to provide an honest assessment of your property and make suggestions for improving it for saleability. We offer a professional staging service that can make modifications that will best showcase your house and make it appeal to the broadest audience possible. Downsizing is tough but will be rewarding and we are committed to making the experience a good one for you.
A Seniors Real Estate Specialist® Will Help With Pricing and Marketing Strategies
We will also provide insight on current market conditions, determine how your property stacks up against the competition and develop a pricing and marketing strategy to sell your home quickly and for the highest possible price.
Moving Is Easier With a Seniors Real Estate Specialist®
We will help assemble an appropriate team to ease the transition to a new property. Movers, landscapers and stagers can handle the heavy lifting. Attorneys, Estate planners and mortgage brokers can manage the heavy paperwork. We have a database of trusted service providers for you to use.
A Seniors Real Estate Specialist® Will Help You Transition to a New City.
We can also help you find your new home locally or refer you to designees elsewhere to find property in a new city or near children.
If you’re a senior looking to sell your home, contact us today!
ownsizing is tough but will be rewarding and we are committed to making the experience a good one for you.
Some more advice…..
Pricing your property right. If you price your property too low, it may sell quickly, but you’ll lose out on money. If you price it too high, it may not sell at all. Your agent can help you figure out the best asking price for your home.
The benefits of the right price. A well-priced property may generate competing offers, which will drive up the final price. Other real estate professionals will be enthusiastic about presenting your property to their buyers. Your home will sell faster because it is exposed to more qualified buyers.
Listen to the market. As part of your pricing strategy, your agent will put together a comparative market analysis, which is a good indicator of what today’s buyers are willing to pay. It compares the market activity of homes similar to yours in your neighbourhood:
- Homes that have recently sold represent what buyers are willing to pay.
- Homes currently listed for sale represent the price sellers hope to obtain.
- Listings that have expired are generally overpriced or have been poorly marketed.
Don’t overprice your home. Some sellers believe that if they price their home high initially, they can lower it later. Instead of making you more money, this strategy could end up hurting you.
Early activity is key. As soon as a home comes on the market, agents and potential buyers sit up and take notice. If it’s overpriced, interested parties will quickly lose interest. By the time the price drops, the majority of buyers are lost. When a home has been for sale too long, buyers will be wary and may reject the property.
You’ll miss the right buyer. You may think that interested buyers can always make an offer, but if your home is overpriced, potential buyers looking in a lower price range will never see it. And those who can afford a home at your asking price will soon recognize that they can get a better value elsewhere.
You could run out of time. You may end up having to drop your price below market value if your home doesn’t sell initially. Price it right the first time, and you won’t end up having to sell it for less than it’s worth.