Real Estate in Regina
We Have The Same Goal!
TO SELL YOUR HOME QUICKLY AND FOR THE MOST MONEY POSSIBLE!
Real Estate in Regina can be very competitive and I understand that it can be exhausting for anyone to keep a home "ready to show" for an extended period of time. Even more so, when you have little children or a demanding career. The good news is that I have a proven system that will help reduce the time your property sits on the market and the period of time in which you have to keep your home staged to perfection.
Setting The ‘Right Price’
It all starts with the 'right' selling price. Through a careful examination of recent sales data and an intuitive understanding of market conditions I can help determine the 'right price' for your property! At the end of the day, the 'right price' will help ensure higher offers and a quicker sale! Setting the 'right price' will save you both time and money.
You Make The Final Decision
My job is exposing your property to the market to gain the attention of the largest group of buyers possible for your home. From there, your job is to accept the best, most acceptable offer for you.
We Look After The Details
Of course, we will take care of the thousands of details involved with your property sale so you can move forward with your life. We want you to feel confident in knowing that everything will go smoothly from start to finish.
Here are some Real Estate Myths that anyone considering selling real estate in Regina should read.
- Disassociate Yourself With Your Home.
- Say to yourself, "This is not my home; it is a house — a product to be sold much like a box of cereal on the grocery store shelf.
- Make the mental decision to "let go" of your emotions and focus on the fact that soon this house will no longer be yours.
- Picture yourself handing over the keys and envelopes containing appliance warranties to the new owners!
- Say goodbye to every room.
- Don't look backwards — look toward the future.
Pack up those personal photographs and family heirlooms. Buyers can't see past personal artifacts, and you don't want them to be distracted. You want buyers to imagine their own photos on the walls, and they can't do that if yours are there! You don't want to make any buyer ask, "I wonder what kind of people live in this home?" You want buyers to say, "I can see myself living here."
People collect an amazing quantity of junk. Consider this: if you haven't used it in over a year, you probably don't need it.
- If you don't need it, why not donate it or throw it away?
- Remove all books from bookcases.
- Pack up those knickknacks.
- Clean off everything on kitchen counters.
- Put essential items used daily in a small box that can be stored in a closet when not in use.
- Think of this process as a head-start on the packing you will eventually need to do anyway.
- Rearrange Bedroom Closets and Kitchen Cabinets.
Buyers love to snoop and will open closet and cabinet doors. Think of the message it sends if items fall out! Now imagine what a buyer believes about you if she sees everything organized. It says you probably take good care of the rest of the house as well. This means:
- Alphabetize spice jars.
- Neatly stack dishes.
- Turn coffee cup handles facing the same way.
- Hang shirts together, buttoned and facing the same direction.
- Line up shoes.
- Rent a Storage Unit.
Almost every home shows better with less furniture. Remove pieces of furniture that block or hamper paths and walkways and put them in storage. Since your bookcases are now empty, store them. Remove extra leaves from your dining room table to make the room appear larger. Leave just enough furniture in each room to showcase the room's purpose and plenty of room to move around. You don't want buyers scratching their heads and saying, "What is this room used for?"
- Remove/Replace Favorite Items.
If you want to take window coverings, built-in appliances or fixtures with you, remove them now. If the chandelier in the dining room once belonged to your great grandmother, take it down. If a buyer never sees it, she won't want it. Once you tell a buyer she can't have an item, she will covet it, and it could blow your deal. Pack those items and replace them, if necessary.
- Make Minor Repairs.
- Replace cracked floor or counter tiles.
- Patch holes in walls.
- Fix leaky faucets.
- Fix doors that don't close properly and kitchen drawers that jam.
- Consider painting your walls neutral colors, especially if you have grown accustomed to purple or pink walls.
(Don't give buyers any reason to remember your home as "the house with the orange bathroom.")
- Replace burned-out light bulbs.
- If you've considered replacing a worn bedspread, do so now!
- Make the House Sparkle!
- Wash windows inside and out.
- Rent a pressure washer and spray down sidewalks and exterior.
- Clean out cobwebs.
- Re-caulk tubs, showers and sinks.
- Polish chrome faucets and mirrors.
- Clean out the refrigerator.
- Vacuum daily.
- Wax floors.
- Dust furniture, ceiling fan blades and light fixtures.
- Bleach dingy grout.
- Replace worn rugs.
- Hang up fresh towels.
- Bathroom towels look great fastened with ribbon and bows.
- Clean and air out any musty smelling areas. Odors are a no-no.
How Real Estate Commission Works
To recognize who pays real-estate commissions — whether it's sellers or buyers or both — first check out how real-estate agents are paid and the way they share cooperating commissions. .
How Real-estate Commissions Work
Real estate agents get a job with an real estate broker.
All fees paid to a real estate agent pass through the broker.
How Are Real estate property Agents Compensated by the Broker?
Divisions vary. New agents can receive as cheap as 30% to 40% of those total commission received by way of the brokerage. From that quantity, other fees can be deducted similar to advertising, sign rentals or office expenses. Top producing agents might receive 100% and pay for the broker a flat fee. Everybody else falls somewhere in between.
Listing Agents' Rates
The common type of listing agreement between a seller and there agent gives that agent's broker the authority to exclusively market there home. As a swap for bringing a buyer to the table, the seller agrees to be charged a commission with the broker. Typically, this fee is represented being a percentage of the sales price which is shared related to the listing broker along with the broker who brings the client.
Divisions of fees among brokers will not be always fair or equal, just like life. Including, a seller could sign an index agreement for 7% that stipulates the listing broker will receive 4% and will co-broker 3% with the selling broker. It isn't always a 50/50 split. In a buyer's market, sellers might prefer to take into account asking the broker to offer a larger percentage to the buyer's broker. Inside a seller's market, the buyer's broker might receive less. Of course there isn t any set formula.
Seller Pays the Buyer's Commission Under a Buyer's Broker arrangement, the named brokerage and agent represent the buyer. The fee paid to the broker most typically comes from the seller. Some buyer broker agreements contain clauses that may compensate the brokerage. One example is, a cooperating listing might pay the buyers broker only 2.5% of the sales price, whereas the brokerage operates at fees of 3%. The distinction of .5% could be paid by way of the buyer in the event the broker chooses to not waive that monthly payment amount.
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