My goal is to turn all my sellers into educated decision makers that can navigate the Whistler and Pemberton homes for sale process simply and effectively. To help you see around corners, I have developed a home-selling timeline that will guide you through the various steps.
I assist all my sellers through the selling cycle by meticulously preparing them for each stage and then ensuring that they are ready for the upcoming step in the process.
The standard stages of the Whistler and Pemberton homes for sale process are:
By using behind-the-scenes data on Whistler or Pemberton homes for sale currently and previously listed in your area I help you determine the appropriate list price for your home. Should your home not be valued at the price you’d prefer we can discuss home-improvement projects that can increase its asking price (above and beyond the cost of the project).
The second step in this process is preparing your home for showings. This often means significant decluttering and a thorough cleaning. In addition, you’ll also want to remove any home odours, especially those related to smoking and pets. If appropriate, a professional can help you create the perfect lighting and staging (how the furniture and decor are displayed) concept to highlight your home’s best attributes.
After your home is looking its best, I will send my team photographer to take professional photos. These high-resolution photos use wide-angle lenses and lighting equipment to make your home look bright and spacious. Professional photography is worth its weight in gold when it comes to Whistler and Pemberton homes for sale.
Professional photos are the cornerstone of my marketing as they will be used across a large number of marketing mediums. The mediums I work with have proven-effective and mix traditional print with extensive online marketing.
While we have your home on the market and are booking showings and considering offers, we will stay on top of market changes and make strategic decisions accordingly. Recent comparable sales, new listings and availability can alter your bargaining position. Staying in-tune will keep us ahead of the real estate curve.
Every home showing is an opportunity for improvement. When potential buyers looking for Whistler and Pemberton homes for sale comment on your home we may find small changes that we can make to improve the marketability of your property. We’ll speak often to ensure that you stay informed of showings, market trends, interest in your property, pricing strategies and more.
The offer and negotiation stage can be a stressful period for many sellers as they nervously cross their fingers and hope for a deal to come together. I help keep this process as smooth and worry-free as possible. Your negotiating power is based on a number of factors, including how long your home has been on the market, current comparables, whether you’re in a multiple-offer situation and more. Each offer has three potential outcomes: acceptance, rejection, and counter offers.
Once you have accepted an offer it will go into a short period of due diligence, generally lasting one to two weeks. This gives the buyers time to do their homework and decide if it is the right property for them. The subject conditions are usually financing, inspection, inclusions/exclusions and a review of title search, property disclosure statement, and strata documents. Once the buyer removes their subject conditions the offer will become firm and binding.
During this period between subject removal and your moving date you can begin to make all the necessary transitions and begin to pack (it often takes longer than many anticipate). You will want to confirm with the moving company that they are able to assist you on your day of closing or before. You will also want to notify your service companies (internet, phone, cable, gas, etc.) of your change of address, in addition to updating your driver’s license and any other address-bearing documents.
You will want to setup a time with your real estate lawyer to sign the final documents for the legal transfer of the property.
Your completion date is when the property is legally transferred into the new homeowners’ names. Possession, when the new homeowner receives the keys to the property, is generally the day after completion. You will need to be completely moved out by a certain time on the day of possession.
I maintain communication throughout the entire process—and beyond. After your home has been officially sold I am still available for anything you need, from advice to recommendations for service providers to market updates. The next day, or the next year, call me anytime.
For more information on the Whistler and Pemberton homes for sale process, or for a competitive market analysis don’t hesitate to contact me.