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Tips for Selling Your Home in the New Year


2018 is the perfect time to sell your home.  The Vancouver real estate market continues to be the hottest in all of Canada and is most definitely a seller’s market.  As the premier real estate agent for UBC homes, I would like to offer you the following tips that will sell your home quickly and at a high price.


The Right Agent


When it comes to selling your home, the most important decision you will be faced with is finding the right real estate agent.  The right agent will dictate not only your final sale price, but also how long your home will be on the housing market.  Some of the qualities that you should look for in your real estate agent include:

  • Implementing all the best real estate marketing tools (internet, open houses, and private showings) to attract a large pool of potential buyers.
  • Hard working and honest.
  • Understands the local housing market and has intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood and community.
  • Is flexible and always has your best interest in mind.

Other qualities that your real estate agent should possess include an outgoing personality, a strong track record of selling homes and a marketing plan that will attract many interested parties.


Pick a Date


Once you have chosen the right real estate agent, it is time to look at a calendar and pick some important dates.  These dates include when you want to list your home, any open houses that you want to schedule and perhaps even a hopeful closing date.  You may want to include other dates in your calendar, especially if you are looking at buying a house during this time.


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Using a calendar and highlighting dates is an important part of selling your home because it provides a visual of your overall marketing plan and breaks down the overall selling process into more manageable chunks.


Staging it Right


A properly staged home is a home that will sell at a high price.  When it comes to staging your home, less is more.  It is important that you remove all of your personal belongings from each room so that any potential buyer can envision their belongings in this space. Click here to view RE/MAX Are You Fit to Sell Videos.


Another key to a well-staged home is empty space.  You want the floor plan and space of each room to be the centerpiece, not your belongings or furniture.  This also applies to kitchen appliances, wall decorations and your home’s bathrooms.


If you would like more information or advice about how to properly stage your home, I would love to help. These few important tips will turn that for sale sign into a sold sign in 2018.  I would love to be a part of your real estate sales team.  I can get you top dollar for your UBC home.  Contact me today and see why I am the right real estate agent for you.