Selling a Home
As a home buyer who currently owns a home there are essentially three ways to move forward. The first is to sell your home and then purchase another. The second is to purchase a home now and then sell your current home. The second scenario requires that you be in a financial situation where you can carry the financing on both homes until you sell your existing home. The third scenario is when you find a home that you are interested in purchasing and then make an offer on that home “subject to the sale” of your existing home. This third scenario is rarely seen in the current market place. I can assist you in either selling first or buying first.
As a seller you are probably aware the Real Estate market in Winnipeg over the past decade years has been very buoyant. Prices have more than doubled in that time driven by record low interest rates and very good economy. Most homeowners have accumulated a great deal of equity in their homes. In conclusion, there has never been a better time to sell your home for the most money possible.
Achieving top dollar for your home when selling is important but not everything. Most home owners find the process of selling a home in this market intimidating and stressful. Many home owners have an emotional attachment to their home and may find the process difficult. I will take the time to listen to your every concern and walk you through the entire process. My objective is to assist you in getting the most money for your home and make the process enjoyable and stress free.
I have been selling homes in Winnipeg for more than 25 years. I have helped over 1250 families just like yours achieve success with their Real Estate goals. Over my 25 years as a Realtor I have developed a marketing plan for homes that works. It is a step by step process that is intended to maximize the exposure of your home thereby attracting vast numbers of qualified buyers who will compete to purchase your home.
Compile and review sales of similar homes in the past 12 months.
Discuss the most important selling features of your home.
Discuss staging your home and the use of a professional photographer for interior and exterior pictures of your home.
Place a SUTTON for sale sign on your home to capitalize on drive by traffic.
Place your home on MLS.ca, Winnipeg Realtors website, Sutton.com, brendenmorgan.com and other Real Estate websites.
Notify the public of your home sale through Social Media.
Place your home in scatter ads in all print media and their associated websites.
Prepare a coloured highlight sheet on the selling features of your home.
Through the Matrix system reverse prospect all Realtors who have client matches for your home.
Go over my list of qualified buyers who may be interested in your home.
With vendors approval I will hold a public Open House.
I will follow up on all Realtor and buyer showings and communicate the activity to you on a regular basis.
Preparing Your Home for Sale
The Exterior of your Home
1. The Yard
[ ] Trim bushes & trees removing all dead limbs & debris.
2. Decks, Patios, Driveways, Porches, & Fences
[ ] Wash driveways & sidewalks.
[ ] Inspect all exterior elements of home: gutters, downspouts, siding, windows sashes, trim, & shutters. Clean, paint, and/or replace as needed.
4. Front Porch: Extra Attention Needed! This should be very welcoming.
[ ] Replace front door if damaged & can not be repaired.
1. Whole House Improvements
*THOROUGHLY CLEAN ENTIRE HOME!*
[ ] Clean windows & screens.
*Make House Light & Bright!*
[ ] Clean all lamp shades & covers.
[ ] Remove out of season clothing from closets.
3. Pay Attention to the Little Things
[ ] Tighten loose door knobs.
4. Kitchen & Baths
[ ] Thoroughly clean all counter tops, appliances, mirrors, ovens, sinks, toilets, tub, & shower walls.
5. Garage, Basement, Attic, & Storage Areas
[ ] Dispose of everything you are not going to move.