How Carl Can Help You Sell Your Home
I understand that there are a variety of reasons for selling your home. Perhaps you have been offered a job elsewhere, or you want to move closer to family. Maybe you just need a change. Whatever the case, selling your home in St. Albert might have you feeling a little lost, which is why I want to help you as your local real estate agent.
Ready and willing to guide you through the real estate process, I know exactly what to look out for when selling your home, and I am more than prepared to pass that information on to you.
You Must Build Trust
After years of experience in the industry, there is an element that I know to be extremely vital ─ that trust and partnership are the essentials of real estate. As a potential client interested in selling your home, you deserve a realtor who keeps your best interests in mind at all times and is always willing to go above and beyond the call of duty for his or her clients.
This real estate agent should look to be by your side every step of the way, constantly keeping you informed as to potential marketplace interest and other trends. In other words, you should never feel removed from the process. I thrive to be this kind of real estate agent.
During the selling process, you should always be kept informed. By hiring me, you are ensuring regular updates and numerous visits. This helps to give me a better idea how to approach your property, and I can provide you with many services right off the bat, including free market evaluations and pricing advice. When it comes time to put your home on the market, I will be with you every step of the way to explain all the details and put your worries at ease.
I will also help you to cover the following points:
• An overview of all associated costs
• Prepping your home for open houses and other showings
• Touching up old features or making small renovations
• Market your home, helped in part by pictures of the property
Advertise Your Home
A good real estate agent looks to sell your home, and that is exactly what I want to do. This is helped through advertising, which will get your home exposure and attract an array of potential buyers. I personally utilize many different outlets, as I believe that only by spreading a wide net can you hope to capture a good range.
Learn About the Industry
Selling your home in today’s market is not exactly easy, and people that go at it alone typically do not get much of a return on their initial investment. I, therefore, believe that a good real estate agent should seek to educate their clients as they work through the process together. I can provide a variety of educational resources for homeowners looking to sell their existing home or even buy a new one in the St. Albert area.
Tips for Selling your Home
I understand that many factors come into play when deciding to sell your St. Albert home. Regardless of the circumstances, however, you are entering into a long process made even more challenging if you try to go at it alone. I have been working in the area for many years as the local real estate agent, and instead of possibly settling for less than market value, I can help you through the transition and make sure you receive a fair price for your home.
Furthermore, I have prepared some tips to assist you in strengthening the appeal of your home in St. Albert.
Remove the Clutter
You should focus on having as clean and clutter-free of a home as possible when prospective home buyers come to visit. Even for the most disorganized homes, this is not such a difficult thing to accomplish. I have provided these simple tips to help you get started:
• Whether from a real estate agent or close family friend, you should get a third party to look at your home before buyers arrive to get an alternative perspective on the state of things.
• Take down family photos and other personal items. Although obviously important to you, it would be better to leave the space blank so that new home buyers can picture the space as they might want it.
• Any countertops or other similar surfaces should be cleared and cleaned. This includes scrubbing it all down and maybe even brightening it up with flowers.
• On a similar note, clear away the clutter in the closets and storage spaces throughout your home. This includes basements, attics and garages.
• Remove any obstructions on the floor, including extra pieces of furniture that can impede foot traffic.
There are also some quick home improvement tasks you can perform to make your home ready to show.
Home Improvement Touchups
Take a look at these tips which I have added for keeping your space looking good:
• Check the bathroom and all other plumbing fixtures. Repair leaky faucets and replace stained shower curtains.
• Make sure all doors and windows open smoothly. Spray WD40 on all hinges and re-caulk as necessary.
• Apply fresh coats of paint to particularly worn down sections of wall.
• Steam clean your carpets.
• Eliminate any odors using room fragrances.
• Replace older light fixtures and update bulbs throughout the house.
Also, it is imperative that you do not neglect the outside of your home.
Fix Your Landscaping
Your home’s curb appeal is one of the first things potential home buyers will notice about your property. To make sure you leave a positive, lasting impression, be sure to pay close attention to the following.
• Plant more bushes and flowers.
• Manicure the lawn.
• Sweep, clean, and possibly repaint the porch.
How to Get Started
Making a mistake during the selling process is very easy, and it could lead to massive disappointment later on down the line. To avoid this, it is best to get in touch with a professional realtor as soon as you start thinking about making a move.
I have many years of experience in the industry, and I am very close to the St. Albert area. So should you have any additional questions on the real estate process or would like to learn more about putting your property up for sale, please do not hesitate to contact me directly or a representative at my office. We can start with a free market evaluation, and where we go from there is entirely up to you.