SELLING REAL ESTATE IN VANCOUVER
Selling your home is one of the most significant financial decisions most people make in a lifetime. When the stakes are this high, partnering with an expert REALTOR who has your best interests at heart is essential.
As a team of passionate, driven Vancouver REALTORS, WestSKY works hard to make your dreams come true. We’re honoured to be part of your real estate journey every step of the way, from helping you prepare your home for listing to placing a SOLD sign on the property. No matter the stage, we’re serious about delivering high-impact results.
SELLING VANCOUVER REAL ESTATE: THE PROCESS
STEP 1: PRE-LISTING PREPARATION
Once you’ve decided to sell your home and picked WestSKY as your real estate partner, our relationship begins. Together, we’ll discuss your objectives and timeline and figure out what is most important to you.
Next, we begin to prepare for your home evaluation. We’ll assess the market, including the impact of current housing supply and demand, as well as price trends and seasonal considerations. We’ll also take a close look at your property in relation to the market, incorporating any key features and benefits, differentiating factors, and the competitive landscape. This process helps us determine a list price that will maximize your home’s value.
From there, we’ll create a marketing plan tailored to your unique needs and your property’s best features, designed to position your home in the marketplace appropriately.
If there are any property improvements that must be completed, now is the time to do it! We’ll engage a staging consultant as well as photography and media professionals to make sure your home is seen in its best light.
STEP 2: LISTING, SHOWINGS, AND OFFERS
Once your home is listed, our marketing plan goes into action. We make full use of the latest technology, including internet and social media strategies, to cross-market your property and make the most of its exposure to other real estate agents and the general public.
Our marketing activities are designed to attract the right offer, so once offers begin to come in, we carefully qualify and analyze the merits of each one. When we receive an offer you’re interested in, we negotiate to optimize the price and terms.
A successful offer will usually include conditions that must be satisfied for a sale. Once these conditions have been met, and subjects have been removed, a firm and binding contract exists, which means the buyer has legally agreed to buy the home. It’s time to place the SOLD sign!
To learn more about what’s happening on the buyer’s side, check out our Ready to Buy guide [link].
STEP 3: CLOSING AND KEYS
You’re almost done! Completion usually takes place two to six weeks after the subjects are removed. The buyer then pays the balance of the purchase price, and you transfer the title at the lawyer or notary. Now it’s time to pack, clean, and begin the last stage of transitioning from the property.
On Possession Day, the keys go to the buyers. We will be delighted to provide you with post-closing services if required.
This doesn’t have to be the end of your relationship with WestSKY, though: we love staying in touch with clients and keeping you informed of changes in the real estate market!
Trust WestSKY to Deliver Results
If you’re thinking of selling your home in the next year, we can help you. Please reach out to us to request your home’s current market value and a suggested listing price. We’ll make the process as pleasurable and stress-free as we can. Let us guide you through the complexities of selling your home.