Now that your home is for sale, we suggest you read these helpful hints. They make the selling of your home a more pleasant experience for all.
First Impressions Count: Make a good first impression. The grounds should be properly maintained. Have the lawn mowed and raked, hedges trimmed, driveway and sidewalks swept and all debris removed from the property.
Lighten Up: Arrange shades or draperies to give a maximum amount of light in dark rooms. Replace any broken glass. Repair or replace broken shutters. Replace all burned out light bulbs and repair faulty switches. Light colours add cheerfulness to dark rooms, especially kitchens.
Do Small Repairs: Badly cracked plaster, loose door knobs, crooked light fixtures are among the small items that can be easily repaired. Repair screens in windows and doors, if needed. Small things sometimes hinder a sale more than large repairs.
Freshen Up: Fresh paint will greatly enhance the value of your property. Freshen carpets (i.e. steam clean), when necessary.
Outdoor Details: Power wash walks and pool deck, if needed. Clean pool and replace any cracked tiles.
De-Clutter: Display your storage and utility space by removing all unnecessary accumulations on stairways, in the basement and garage. They will appear much larger than they actually are.
Plumbing Matters: Correct faulty plumbing. Leaky faucets can discolour porcelain and call attention to plumbing defects.
Keep Distractions to a Minimum: Keep radios and televisions off or turned down during the showing to eliminate any possible distraction of the prospective client’s attention. If you have pets, it is recommended they be kept out of the way or out of the house, if possible. Some people are uneasy around animals and they may detract from the prospective buyer’s attention.
Never Apologize: Apologies should never be made for any adverse appearance of your home. It only emphasizes the defects.
Use Discretion: Buyers ask a great many questions of our Sales Associates when being shown a home and most prefer to do it in privacy. The inspection should proceed without your immediate presence. The buyer usually feels more relaxed. If you insist on being present, please do not discuss terms, price, etc. We will handle these details.
Provide Pertinent Information: It is important to furnish us with accurate figures on taxes and utilities and inform us of all recent major improvements such as a new roof, electrical, plumbing, etc.
Be Ready to Negotiate: Remember, if a reasonable offer is presented, it is wise to negotiate immediately, it may never be repeated.
Be Prepared to Show at All Times: Always be prepared to show your property. If you delay a prospective buyer, it may lose you the sale. Your Real Estate Sales Associate will always arrange appointments with you in advance.
Remember: May we remind you, Rego Sotheby’s International Realty staff have years of experience and are available to provide you with expert advice on any problems or questions that may arise.
The property is listed with one Agency only for a specific period of time.
The Sole Agent will co-broke with all other agencies, and the commission is shared equally if two agents are involved in the sale.
The Sole Agent will coordinate and track showings and provide feedback to the Vendor. Only the Sole Agent is given copies of the keys and takes responsibility for secure showings.
The Sole Agent will
The Vendor will
The property is listed with multiple agents
No commission is payable if the Vendor sells the property privately.
Full commission is payable by the Vendor to whichever Agent successfully secures a Purchaser for the property.
Rego Sotheby’s International Realty will provide all of the services listed above in Sole Listings.
Your property will need to be uniquely positioned to create maximum interest and help produce the highest possible financial return. Although the listing price you place on your property will influence its sale, there are many other factors that come into play. Some of these factors are within your control, others are not.
Factors not within your control:
Factors within your control: