The following is a general outline of the Buying process in the Greater Toronto Area. Please keep in mind that there will be some differences for homes not in the actual city of toronto, which currently has a Land Transfer tax for some properties.
Choosing a Realtor
As a seller, your relationship with a Realtor is vital so meet with several before making a final decision. A good place to start is right in your neighbourhood. Check FOR SALE signs to see which Realtors are doing business in your area. Ask for a home evaluation (CMA), and see if they provide you with a thorough analysis and if they provide you service in a prompt manner. This will be a good indicator of their service once you become their client. Choose a Realtor with experience and with an office that provides them a lot of support - which means they will have more time for you. Finally, choose an agent you feel comfortable with; one who will handle the sale of your home as if it were his or her own.
What to Expect
Your Realtor will help you understand the selling process. He or she will provide you with a full explanation of what to expect so you are not faced with any surprises along the way.
Setting the Price
Arriving at an accurate estimate of value for your home is one of your Realtors prime tasks. It involves analyzing your home and comparing it to other similar houses for sale or recently sold in the neighbourhood. It may also include a broader market survey, using sales statistics available only to qualified Realtors. In the end, you will be sure the price you set reflects the true value of your home under current market conditions. For example, one of the first things your Realtor will ask is, why are you selling your house? Your Realtor will also explore any time constraints you may have, your financial situation and any future plans. It's all part of getting to know you so the sale will be handled to your complete satisfaction.
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Pricing Your Property
The single most important decision you will make with your Real Estate Professional is determining the right asking price for your property.
Once you've achieved a realistic sales price, you can count on your property being professionally marketed and promoted to bring more buyers to your door. You can also expect to sell your home for the best possible price in the lease amount of time.
The Benefits of Pricing Right
• Your property sells faster, because it is exposed to more qualified buyers.
• Your home doesn't lose its "marketability."
• The closer to market value, the higher the offers.
• A well-priced property can generate competing offers.
• Real Estate Professionals will be enthusiastic about presenting your property to buyers.
Find Out What Your Home Is Worth
For a current market analysis of your home please feel free to take advantage of a Free Home Evaluation, click here to arrange one at your convenience. It only takes about 2-3 minutes to complete this form, and one of our profesional Realtors will provide you with a complete Comparative Market Analysis. Click here