This Week in Real Estate #004  Tips for Selling Your Home in White Rock or South Surrey

(February 28, 2014 )

Are you ready to sell your home? Do you still have questions about the cost for listing your property? Do you know what to do once someone makes an offer? If you're ready to sell property in White Rock or South Surrey and still have questions about the process, then you could unintentionally overlook important, even legal steps.

When selling your house, first impressions are everything. Potential buyers should feel comfortable enough that they see the highlights of your home and imagine themselves living there. Does this describe the home you plan to sell?

If you're interested in hyping up your affiliate revenue you'll want to invest 20 minutes to listen to this edition of This Week in Real Estate where your host Nick Jaworski interviews Lance Marples from Sutton West Coast Realty about everything you need to know about the process of selling your home, including choosing the right realtor, the process and cost for listing your property, and what happens when an offer is made.

This is the perfect time to sell your home because buyers outnumber the available listings. A report from the Victoria Real Estate Board reveals that in 2013 the number of active listings declined due to a decreased amount of available housing. Selling your home when there are more buyers than listings increases the chance of your getting the best offer possible.

Behind the Scenes Tips for Selling Your Home

The episode kicks off with Lance sharing tips for behind the scenes things you can do to help sell your White Rock or South Surrey home. He offers suggestions for things you can ask your realtor when selling your home to make sure you're both on the same page, and advice for things to do when a realtor is showing your home so that potential buyers get the best first impression.

Next Lance talks about what you should look for when choosing a realtor, not only in regards to level of comfort and ease of asking questions, but also what geographic area that the realtor works in is best for selling your home in White Rock or South Surrey. A final suggestion is to ensure that your realtor or one of their colleagues will be there at all showings to make sure that potential buyers see your home in the best light possible.

If these tips sound like things that could help with the sale of your home then keep listening, as Lance has much more to share.

Why You Shouldn't Go It Alone when Selling a Home

- Behind the scenes tips are important but if you're like most people who are trying to - sell a home, you cant go it alone. Take a moment to consider your real estate goals. - A real estate agent can offer you so much more than what you could do on your own. - During the episode youll hear Lance discuss this and answer these questions:

  • How can a realtor help prevent me from making a poor investment?
  • What is the process for listing your house for sale on the market?
  • Who should I ask when I need a referral for a real estate agent?
  • What can I expect during my first meeting with the real estate agent?
  • Are there any fees that affect the price of my house when I sell it?

Lance then goes on to discuss what you can expect your marketing plan to include, which is everything from street presence to internet presence. He also discusses when the best time is to call the realtor in regards to putting a timeline in place in regards to your real estate goals. If you aren't using a realtor for selling your house, then you could be missing out on valuable potential.

The Process of Selling Your Home in White Rock

Next Lance talks about what you can expect during the sale of your home. He points out where you might see advertisements that list your home for sale. Find out why he compares selling your home to dating someone for the first time, and which offer Lance says is likely to be the best one you will see during the process, as well as how long it takes to see that offer.

He also addresses the emotional roller coaster that goes along with selling a home. Moving is one of the top five most traumatic things you will go through in your lifetime, and emotions are all part of the process. Lance details how a realtor can help you go through both the high and low points until the right offer is made on your home, and then how the realtor can go through each point in the offer to help get the best deal for you.

There are terms and conditions that must be satisfied before this can become a firm contract, and a realtor is the best person to see this through. If you're thinking about putting your home on the market, then couldn't you benefit from the experience a realtor has to offer?

Lance wraps up the episode with personal stories of some of the more unique terms and conditions hes seen in contracts when selling on the South Slope. He also explains how things like clauses and inspections affect the length of time until the closing date.

Are You Ready to Add Your Home to White Rock Listings?

Do you want to make sure you get the best offer when selling your home? Are you ready to learn the conditions that need to be met before you put your home on the market? Listen to this entire podcast, and then if you have any questions or comments on this topic, we invite you to share them in the space below.

Lance and Connie Marples are a high energy team with the real estate experience to help their clients achieve their real estate goals, whether theyre buying or selling. Give Lance and Connie a call at (604) 538-8888 with all of your real estate questions and needs.

Marples Marketing Group
Sutton Group  West Coast Realty
15595 24th Ave
Surrey, BC
V4A 2J4

Lance Marples
Office: (604) 538-8888
Mobile: (778) 840-1500

Connie Marples
Office: (604) 538-8888
Mobile: (778) 840-1700