Seller’s guide

Make a fair and realistic valuation of your property

  • According to where your neighborhood is situated…
  • Representative of the market…
  • Establish the market value of your property…
  • Compare it to properties already sold…

A brokerage contract

  • This contract is a professional relationship between you and the broker for a specific period of time…
  • And gives the details of obligations of the broker and the seller…

Identify key elements for the sale

  • How to attract multiple offers…
  • What conditions are you willing to accept? …
  • What is going to positively or negatively affect the value of your home…
  • The site, the dimensions, year of construction, the arrangement and number of rooms…
  • Building materials, landscaping…
  • Specific characteristics of the sector…
  • Prepare your property to sell it better…

How to add value to your property

  • Is the outside of your property in good condition?… the gutters in a good state – garage tidy – walls repaired – grass cut – hedges and shrubs trimmed – If it’s winter, the snow cleared – the bell working – the door and window trims in good condition and clean – the stairs clear and secure…
  • Is the inside of the property at its best?… cracks, the paint on the walls retouched – leaky faucets – light bulbs – are the doors noisy… Bathrooms glowing – the bath sealed correctly – the floor clean – stairs clear and safe, the kitchen cleaned thoroughly, cabinets in order, internally and externally.
  • Set the mood- let in the light – air conditioning – the fire lit – music – plants – flowers – the house well ventilated – the animals away – a sweet aroma in the rooms…
  • Perhaps renovate some rooms – repaint – finish the basement or renovate…
  • Home staging: you are offered this service of advice on how to showcase your property and give it a flavor of living – clutter – depersonalize – clean – coordinate the décor – the furniture layout, etc…

This is an investment that you add to your property and for sure, there will be a multiplication on your return, rather than a division… It will distinguish you from the mass and should attract buyers…

Accept – reject – How to do: a counter offer

  • Ensure that they understand all the legal implications…
  • Financial commitments…
  • The conditions of the offer: building inspection
  • Date of the deed
  • The date of taking possession
  • Transaction and financing dates…

Documents to ensure a quick sales transaction of your property

  • Accounts of school and municipal taxes…
  • Energy accounts…
  • A recently drafted copy of the certificate of localization made by a surveyor…
  • Lists of changes made to the property…
  • Copies of leases, if applicable…
  • Password and code of alarm system…
  • Keys to the house, garage

In the case of a joint ownership, condo:

  • Name and # of telephone of the administrator…
  • Copy of the ownership agreement…
  • Amount of condo fees…
  • Financial statements for the last few years…
  • Records of the last few years…

Fees on the sale of your property

  • The discharge of the mortgage at the notary…
  • Perhaps a penalty by the bank for the reimbursement…
  • The cost of a new certificate of location…
  • The cost of the real estate brokerage…
  • Moving expenses… 

Free visits to your property

  • It’s a very marketing tool to increase the visibility of your property…
  • It invites everyone interested in the property…
  • It also makes it possible to meet the real estate broker…
  • This can enable potential buyers to draft an offer of purchase…