If you are looking to sell your home, but you aren’t sure where to start this blog is a great place. Over my career I have helped dozens and dozens of happy clients with the sale of their homes, and with that I get asked a ton of different questions. Here is a list of the most common Frequently Asked Calgary Home Selling Questions.
How do I get an estimate of how much my home is worth?
As a complimentary service to potential sellers, I will provide a Comparative Market Assessment that gives you an idea of what your property may sell for if you were to place it on the market. A CMA takes into account all the homes that are similar to yours that have sold in the recent months to give us an accurate number to list your home at.
Should I accept the first offer that comes in?
This depends. There is a saying in this business that sometimes “the first offer is the best offer”. Our advice to you on this is that it depends on the offer. You should always try to work with every offer you receive to see if you can find a solution that is mutually beneficial to both you and the buyer.
Depending on the market, this could take 2 days or 120 days or more. In a market where there are large amounts of houses for sale and fewer buyers, it can take 90-120 days to sell your property. In a market where there is little for sale yet many buyers, your house could sell in just a few hours! Pricing your property higher than your competition will likely result in a longer sell time. It is the first two weeks that your property is on the market that it is the hottest and most likely to receive an offer if priced well!
Why do buyers want a home inspection?
A home inspection is a part of a buyer’s due diligence to ensure they understand what they are purchasing and to ensure there are no major problems with the property. A buyer also needs to understand what types of maintenance costs they can expect in the first few years. Normally, the cost of home inspection is the responsibility of the potential buyer.
If you are concerned there may be a major problem with your property then you can pay to have a home inspection completed before you list your property for sale
What can I do to help sell my home?
There are a variety of things you can do to help sell your home. This is exactly why you hire a Real Estate Agent to market your property! Professional photos, video, staging and cleaning are all things we can do prior to your home even listing that will help increase the price and traffic to your home.
Thinking of selling your home can be daunting but that is why I am here to help navigate all those unknowns you may have and answer questions. If your thinking about selling give me a shout!
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