Selling A Home

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Smooth House Sale by Vancouver Character Homes

Are you planning to sell your house? Then it is time for you to step up your game and prepare yourself to start getting work. You have to know more about the ins and outs of real estate to be able to achieve that smooth sale you are aiming for.

Vancouver Character Homes believes that in selling your property, you only have one chance to make a good impression. That is why the brilliant minds behind Vancouver Character Homes is here to guide you through every process of selling your house.

Selling your house does not end from posting announcements on the web and sharing them to your friends. It involves complex decision-making and critical thinking as to how, when and to whom you need to sell your property.

You have to be equipped in dealing with buyers who have crazy demands, those who would visit you all of a sudden for surprise house inspection, and even those who are hard to please. This is like a whirlwind, especially to first-time sellers.

Even with the advancement in technology, Vancouver Character Homes knows very well how hard it is to sell your house fast. Even an apartment rental business will not send money to your bank right away. As customers need to think wisely before buying properties, it is not a surprise that selling one will need grit and patience.

That is why Vancouver Character Homes break down all the important notes you need to know in selling you home, winning the hearts of your buyers and acquiring more money without stressing yourself too much.

Things to do before selling your house

Remove personal attachments

Remember that once you put your house on the market, it is not yours anymore. You have to treat your house like a product that needs to stand out among the real estate competition. That is why the title says, smooth ‘house’ sale and not ‘home’ sale.

Select a credible realtor

If you choose to work with a realtor, you have to make sure that they do not only have the charisma for selling your house but also have the wits. Motivated realtors are those who take delight in further improving their knowledge in this industry through attending seminars and training, and playing a role in a local group to become a relevant real estate agent. 

Vancouver Character Homes have just the best and reliable realtors you need for your business. We have proven our expertise as we established long-term connections with our qualified buyers and investors. You can trust us to offer you a room to market your property through our house listing services and make it known to a wider range of potential buyers. 

Organize your documents

It is important to present needed documents that your buyers or realtor may request. Before putting your house on sale you have to go through all the paperwork including:

  • Mortgage satisfaction letter
  • Rental agreements
  • Utility bills
  • Tax bills
  • Contact info 

These are proofs that you are permitted to market your property and you have cleared all needed requirements regarding the sale of your home. If you have a personal accountant, make sure that you consulted them first on any tax issues that you should be aware of. 

De-clutter and personalize your space

As making a good first impression is the key to selling your property, you have to be prepared to do the real work. Your buyers may surprise you with their visit so make sure to properly clean and declutter the house steadily.

You have to clean even those areas that are not easily visible, such as the back of your doors, closets, drawers and large appliances. Since curious buyers will look into the tiniest details of your house, clear all the unwanted clutter that may take their attention. 

The goal is to make your house look like it is recently built. You can leave a couple of your items seen and neatly organize them to make them look like they have never been used before. You can also light up the house by taking down some curtains, cleaning the windows or changing the lampshades.

Do all the work that is needed to make your house feel welcoming and expansive. But remember to not over-design and just offer buyers a blank slate where they can envision their dream home.

Repair and replace essential parts of the house

Do some self-inspection and take note of all the things in your house that needed repair or replacement. You can replace burned-out light bulbs or rusted furniture, and repair broken appliances, faucet leaks and other fixtures.

Make sure to fix even the smallest things like broken locks, holes on the window screens, or loose cabinet handles. Ensure that everything from your floors, walls, to your ceiling, are all in the best conditions. 

Just remember to not over-upgrade your house to avoid unwanted costs that you may not get back once your house is sold. Only do some quick fixes or little touch-ups to make sure that your effort will pay off.

Call for stager’s help

Consider calling for expert stagers who will evaluate the condition of your house that you might miss with just your own perspective. You can ask them for suggestions on what unique elements of your house that you can emphasize to your buyers.

Credible stagers how the real estate market works, and they may give you powerful advice that you need to carefully take note of without holding grudges once they suggest big changes in your house. Remember that their job is to review your house and show you the bigger picture on how to achieve a smooth house sale.

Mistakes to avoid when selling your house

First time sellers with no backgrounds on selling transactions oftentimes end up making mistakes that may drive their potential buyers away. So to avoid this type of pitfalls, Vancouver Character Homes made pointers to keep in mind when selling a house.

Being too emotional

Curious buyers tend to poke around your house which seems like they are invading your privacy. They will not just end there as they leave hateful comments about your place without even thinking of accepting your offers. 

To avoid getting emotions, start by acting like you are a salesperson or a business owner. By treating your house as a financial investment, you will learn to create emotional distance.

Too expensive listing cost

Since you value your home, you may tend to offer unfair prices that exceed more than the right property cost. On the other hand, some may worry that they will not be able to sell their house that they tend to underprice.

Always keep in mind to set a reasonable price based on the homes around your area. Your agent may help you with this important decision so make sure to always consult with him or her.

Hiding issues inside the house

Honesty is always the best policy, especially in selling houses. You may get away with hiding problems in your property, but soon enough they will be uncovered by the eyes of your keen buyers. 

If it is not possible for you to fix major problems in your house, you can always set the prices below the market value. This will not only be convenient for you, but it will also entice potential buyers who are willing to compromise for a cheaper price.

But if your heart is set to offering buyers with quality and top of the line house features, you can hire stagers that will make the home inspection for you. This will help fix any problems in advance so as to not disappoint your buyers.

Just remember to disclose everything about your property. It is the right of your buyers to know what they will be purchasing and putting their money into.

Hire our agents now!

Our agents in Vancouver Character Homes have the same vision and interest in selling houses like you. Hire our agents now, and we promise to help you achieve a quick sale without any delays in the deals.

You can visit our office located at Sutton Group-West Coast Realty – 100-889 Harbourside Drive, North Vancouver BC. 

Please take note of the following opening hours. We are sorry to not be of help to you every Sunday. However, you can still call us through our hotline: 604-760-3175 or send a message through our email: info@VCH.com.

  • Monday to Wednesday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, 8:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Friday to Saturday, 8:00 AM to 12:00 NN

For more info on buying properties, or putting your house on the market you can head to our contact page and fill-up the form. We promise to get back to you within the day.