Susan works for you to simplify the process, remove the stress, and obtain maximum value for your property. I help you protect your investment by ensuring you get the best deal possible for your home. As your REALTOR®, I will outline the number of sales, prices that comparable properties sold for, and their average length of time on the market. We'll discuss strategies for the local market and increasing awareness of your property by those not located here.
PROMOTION & NEGOTIATION
I will help you understand the market factors that may influence price, preparation and the promotion of your property so you can make an informed decision that best meets your needs. I will prepare a customized marketing plan using state-of-the-art technology tools to put your property in front of the broadest market, both locally, nationally and internationally, to help you secure the very best offer. With CENTURY 21® as one of the largest global real estate brands, and my knowledge of the local market, I am confident that we can position you for success in your property sale.
Your interests will become my to priority as I work to negotiate the best possible terms for you in the sale of your home, through conversations and contract negotiations with other REALTORS® and potential buyers.
COSTS THAT MIGHT AFFECT YOUR SALE
There are a few costs that a seller will pay when selling their home. Generally, the seller will pay to migrate their home which means paying to register it under the Land Registration Act. This is done by a lawyer so you may wish to ask in advance what your lawyer will charge to do this.
Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) is sometimes added to property sales. A discussion with your lawyer will clarify whether or not you must collect HST on the sale of your property. In general, a home that the seller has lived in will be exempt from HST.
If your home has an oil or propane tank, a day or two before the closing date, the seller generally pays to fill the tank(s) and provides proof of payment to the lawyer. The lawyer will charge the buyer for the full tank of oil and/or propane and remit to the seller unless otherwise negotiated in the Agreement of Purchase and Sale. Similarly, interest, taxes, etc that were prepaid by the seller to cover the period after the closing date will be charged to the buyer by your lawyer.
Your lawyer and your real estate Brokerage, both of whom are providing you with services, will also charge you for their services, and most of those services will have HST added to them.
Any repairs or upgrades that are agreed upon during the negotiation phase of the sale will need to be paid for prior to the closing date as well. The buyer will want to ensure that things have been completed as agreed prior to paying for the property and will do a pre-closing viewing to inspect the property on or around the closing date.
Moving costs, change of address notices, and other related expenses should not be forgotten when planning.