5 Tips for Kawartha Lakes Home Sellers
Clear the Clutter. Before you put your home on the market, clear the clutter that’s accumulated over the years. Tackle one room at a time, divide your items into three piles: keep, donate and toss.
The Coldwell Banker Ultimate Service® Program For Sellers
Ultimate Service® When it comes to real estate, it seems like everyone talks about customer service. Your Coldwell Banker® team recognizes that you want more than just conversation. You want a commitment to action. That’s why we’ve created Ultimate Service® a system that puts you in control. Ultimate Service delivers real value and assures you the highest level of customer satisfaction.
We want to know what things are most important to you, the customer. Tell us. We’ll listen.
Together, We Set Written Service Standards
We’ll develop a customized service plan that reflects your specific needs. We will live up to these written commitments, or you have the right to cancel your Buyer’s Agreement.
Guide for Sellers: Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value
To attract the maximum number of buyers and increase your home’s value, you want to offer a home that’s move-in ready and won’t require updating or maintenance. You also want to make sure your home delivers a knock-out first impression. To accomplish both, grab your tool belt and work your way down this list.
Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value:
1.Siding and exterior paint
The fastest way to make a great first impression with buyers is to paint the exterior of your home or replace the siding. A fresh exterior will look cleaner and more modern. Be sure to use colors that will appeal to the largest number of buyers (for example, orange is probably not a good choice). The knowledgeable staff at Town & Country Decorating are ready to help.
2.Windows and doors
If your home is a little more “mature” than others on the market, consider replacing old windows and doors with stylish and efficient alternatives. This may attract buyers who might otherwise pass on your home without even seeing it.
3.Landscaping and lighting
Choosing the right list price for your Kawartha Lakes Real Estate
One of the most critical factors in selling a home quickly and for a good final sale price is choosing the right list price. There are several different approaches you can take to determine the right price for your property. Which one you choose depends on what strategy you want to use to attract buyers, and also how much risk you’re prepared to take in order to attract offers.
Many homeowners simply want to list their property at the highest price they believe the market can bear. They’ve seen what a few properties are selling for in their neighbourhood and then add an arbitrary percentage to reflect where they think the market will be by the time they sell in a month or two. This rather optimistic approach is favoured by sellers who want to ‘test the waters’ to see just how high the market might go. They think they can try the high end price first and adjust it downwards later if they don’t get results. As Brad Nelson your Bobcaygeon Coldwell Banker ® professional can tell you, this strategy can be a costly mistake. Overpricing your listing can have several potentially damaging repercussions. Salespeople will be less likely to recommend it to potential buyers, so you’ll get fewer viewings. They may pass it by in favour of other, more competitively priced listings, and in very little time, they’ll simply forget about it. Fewer viewers means fewer opportunities for your sales professional to convert those prospects into buyers.
A Seller’s biggest mistake
If you’re thinking of selling your home, you’ll probably be interested in knowing about one of the most common mistakes homeowners make when they decide to sell their property. When the time comes to sell, everyone wants to get the best possible price for their home, but you need to carefully consider what sale price will ultimately net you the best result. Getting it wrong could result in a loss of what could amount to several thousand dollars in most major Canadian markets.
We Will Always Do Right For You When Selling Your Kawartha Lakes Home
• Listing homes is a numbers game for far too many agents…
• Some potential clients just want to hear the highest listing price… even when it is not possible!
• While others want to know what kind of discount you will offer them on the sale.
It always amazes us that all these ‘home improvement’ shows have rarely illustrated the ‘true sense’ of the real estate business. Our goal as your representatives is to always do the right thing for our clients.
That means we will not tell you an unrealistically high price to list your house at.
Instead we will be an ‘ever present’ sales team who will represent you and your house with the most information and marketing talents available. No other Kawartha Lakes realtor markets online as we do. That can be easily proven by Googling me and our business for home sellers.
So when you, a potential listing client, tell us after 4 months of interviewing (yes, sellers are now interviewing up to 8 real estate agents) that we are one of two finalists but the other agent is willing to cut their fee…what can we say other than “you get what you pay for”. They can’t offer you the marketing and push that we do.
A seller’s comfort zone must be attained by them alone, if the fee paid to an agent is a driving force, well we always say, ultimately you get what you pay for. All we can do is smile at this point. We are not a discount brokerage and above all else represent our clients in all aspects of a transaction and after the fact.
Make your decision sellers and be aware of how you made it. What you do not see may come back to bite you. When you see clearly, we can be reached at 1-866-445-4440. But remember we will always do the right thing for you in selling your home.
Brad Nelson* and Kelli Lovell** are your go to Kawartha Lakes waterfront real estate listing agents for Bobcaygeon real estate and beyond…knowing the geographic area, schools, happenings and important tidbits of local information. Email Brad@kawarthabrad.com or Kelli@kawarthabrad.com to make an appointment to discuss your real estate needs today.
Kawartha Lakes Waterfront Cottages, Homes and Land are our specialty but all of Central Kawarthas is our backyard. When you are in need of a real estate specialist for your buying, selling or relocating needs and an internet savvy Realtor® who sells houses in this real estate Market call Brad Nelson* at 1-866-445-4440 or Kelli Lovell** at 705-731-6117
*Broker **Sales Representative
Kawartha Lakes Home Sellers e-book Library “What You Need to Know”: – Seller Customer Service Agreement Explained
To enhance your Kawartha Lakes Real Estate selling experience, it’s our job as real estate professionals to provide you with as much valuable information as possible. It is essential that Kawartha Lakes Real Estate sellers be aware of all aspects of the real estate market before making a major decision. We are here to make this process stress-free and rewarding. The Kawartha Lakes Home Seller’s e-book Library is a growing source of “What You Need to Know” articles explain the process and introduces you to the legal forms typically encountered in the sale of your Kawartha Lakes Real Estate.
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Kawartha Lakes Real Estate – Listing Activity, Sales Activity, Average Selling Price and Sales to Listing Ratios:
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