Find a Agent Who Is Right for You.
Before picking an agent, do some research. Most sellers find their agent through a referral from a friend or relative (39 percent) or by going back to an agent they used to buy or sell before (25 percent), according to the National Association of Realtors. Plus, almost three quarters of sellers said they only got in touch with one agent before settling on whom they would work with.
Interviewing with agent helping you to find the best. finding out how much experience they have, whether they do home selling full-time or part-time, and if they can give you references. “Talking to the people who used that agent can give a sense of who that agent is and how their working style is,”
Best time for selling a house
Decide when to sell In real estate, timing can influence your home’s selling price. Factors like how quickly you need to sell, whether it’s a buyers or sellers market and seasonality all play a role in your home’s final selling price.
Sign an Agreement
Sign a Listing Agreement This authorizes your agent and their brokerage to market and sell your home. It will define the legal relationship between you and the real estate brokerage and also set a time limit for your agent to sell your home.
Determine your home’s asking price
The right asking price will attract buyers and pay you a maximum return. Setting too low a price means you could miss out on thousands of dollars. Setting too high a price will scare away buyers. Your goal is to find fair market value.
First impressions matter
Prepare your home for sale First impressions matter. Now is the time to see your home through a buyer’s eyes: get ride of the clutter, clean and repair as much as you can, within reason. Remember, weigh the cost of all your improvements versus the potential financial return.
Marketing Strategies for your agent
Now it’s time for your Agent to market it to potential buyers. “For Sale” sign, open houses, newspaper ads, a listing on the MLS®, the internet, and, of course, through your Agent’ relationship with other Agents.
Receiving an offer
Receive an offer Although your Agent will walk you through the process, be prepared for some stress. You will see every offer since it’s required that your Agent show you every offer that’s submitted. You will have three options: you can accept, you can reject or you can “sign back” or “counter”.
Close the deal You were successful and have drafted a legally binding agreement. You are not done quite yet. Contact your lawyer or notary public, contact your lending institution and consult your Agent. Immediately start satisfying any conditions of the agreement that require action on your part. On closing day, your lawyer will finalize all the details and give you a cheque for the net proceeds.