Langley Home Seller's Guide

An ever-growing guide to Selling Your Langley Home, Townhome, or Condo!

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    Your home is the single most important purchase that you will make. It will affect your family, your finances, and your lifestyle. Whether this is your first purchase or you’re an experienced buyer, this decision must be made carefully. We’re here to help guide you through that process.

    Section 1.

    Staging Tips

    First impressions make a difference when it comes to selling your home.

    Here are some inexpensive ways to improve your home’s value.

    Staging Tip 1.

    Appeal to Both Buyers

    A home should appeal to both sexes. Guys: It’s time to take down your “Dogs Playing Poker” or your framed poster of “The Godfather” movie.

    Staging Tip 2.

    Scrub

    All showers and tubs should get the best scrubbing they have ever had. Don’t forget to wipe down the shower doors and glass. You want it to feel like you just stepped into a hotel bathroom.

    Staging Tip 3.

    Declutter

    Then…declutter some more! Leave the kitchen countertops almost bare by removing the pictures, the magnets and the kid’s drawings from the fridge.

    Staging Tip 4.

    Pack Up

    Closets tend to look much smaller when they are stuffed full. Get a head-start on packing and box up all non-essential clothes and other items.

    Staging Tip 5.

    Paint

    It’s the most inexpensive way to make your home feel fresh to a potential buyer. Stick to neutral colours to ensure it is appealing to all buyers.

    Staging Tip 6.

    Make a grand entrance

    Clean the front entryway, weed the garden, and cut the lawn. Throw a friendly welcome mat down and make your home as inviting as possible.

    Staging Tip 7.

    Pets

    We love your pets. Unfortunately, not all buyers do. Give your furry friend’s bedroom an extra thorough cleaning and plug in an air freshener. Taking the dog for a walk during showings is a great idea, as some cultures are terrified of dogs, big and small.

    Staging Tip 8.

    Scale back on your furniture

    A packed room makes it look smaller and less valuable.

    Staging Tip 9.

    Lighting

    Turn every light in your house on, even in the middle of the day. Trust us on this; you want your home to show as bright as possible!

    Staging Tip 10.

    Set The Scene

    Logs in the fireplace? Check. Dining room table set with dishes? Check. Centrepiece full of fresh fruit or flowers? Check. Make the bathrooms feel luxurious by adding a new shower curtain, towels, and fancy guest soaps (after you put all of your personal toiletry items out of sight).

    Section 2.

    Building Curb Appeal

    First impressions make all the difference when it comes to selling your home. Most buyers form an opinion about whether they like a house or not before they even set foot in the front door.

    Improving the exterior of a property may not be as exciting as trying to figure out what to do with the kitchen, but in many ways, it is more important. At first glance, you want your property to have a WOW factor. 

    HERE ARE SOME INEXPENSIVE WAYS TO IMPROVE CURB APPEAL:

    1. Check the roof! Is there moss growing on it? Is it covered in leaves?

    2. Is the house in need of a power-wash or perhaps some touch-up paint?

    3. Are the gutters backed up and overflowing?

    4. Does the front door need some paint or updated hardware?

    5. Does the driveway have cracks or any other noticeable flaws? Remove stains and pull weeds.

    6. Does the fence look worn and dated? A little stain or paint goes a long way.

    7. Is the deck in good shape? Does it need some stain or paint? Is it staged and ready to show?

    8. Does the shed need some TLC? Spend a couple of hours organizing and purging any unwanted items, as it will show much larger.

    9. Is the lawn cut and weeds pulled from the garden?

    10. Does the hedge need trimming?

    11. Are there any burnt out bulbs in your exterior light fixtures?

    Section 3.

    The Pre-Listing Process

    Step 1: Discuss and determine pricing strategy and timing. Discuss Agency and what it means to the client.

    Step 2: Home pre-walk through: declutter, paint touch ups, staging if applicable.

    Step 3: Schedule a photographer to take photos of your home.

    Step 4: Install a listing sign.

    Step 5: Identify various buyer profiles and develop a marketing campaign for your house.

    Step 6: Develop and produce marketing collateral (brochures, 10 Things I Love About My Home, social media content, etc.)

    Step 7:  Review the Marketing Plan with clients.

    Step 8: Complete all listing paperwork including pulling Title, PDS and order all strata docs. Confirm communication process and expectations.

    Starting the journey to homeownership can be overwhelming and stressful. But, you’re already off to a great start; you’ve chosen us as realtors and we’re not awful. Here’s a quick step by step guide to help you navigate the home buying process.

    Section 4.

    First Week On The Market

    Step 1: Your MLS listing goes live!

    Step 2: Your listing gets promoted among various Agents and Offices

    Step 3: All of the print materials are delivered.

    Step 4: We roll out the social media blitz to market your home far and wide.

    Step 5: We begin advertising digitally on REW.CA, MLS, REALTOR.CA, and, of course, ThePropertyTwins.com

    Step 6: We start scheduling showings by appointment, including public open houses.

    Section 5.

    The Offer & Sale

    Step 1: Offer, Negotiation, Inspection

    Step 2: Subject Removal

    Step 3: All amendments and addendums

    Step 4: Package up documentation for Conveyancing

    Step 5: Completion and Adjustment Key Handover

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