Selling Tips

Tips and Tricks for Selling Real Estate in Calgary.

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4 Reasons You Need a Professional PhotographerWhen preparing to sell a Panorama Hills home, all real estate agents are going to advise their clients to hire a professional photographer to take photos for their home’s listing. Sellers often think they can save a few hundred dollars by taking the photos themselves, but unless a seller has experience as a photographer, there’s a good chance their photos are going to end up sub-par. Sellers who don’t know the art of photography should seriously consider hiring a professional photographer to take their home’s pictures. Here are some of the most important reasons why.

Good Photos Help Draw In Buyers

Online listings are now one of the most common ways that buyers are finding homes for sale. Because of this, sellers need to ensure that they’re

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Getting your home preinspectedAs a seller, there are a lot of advantages when it comes to getting your home pre-inspected. Most buyers aren't willing to pay $400,000 or more for a home without seeing an inspection first. In many cases the buyer will end up asking for the inspection and paying for it but as a seller, it may be worth your while to shell out the $300-$400 it will cost to get the report. Here are some of the biggest benefits of taking a proactive role in getting your own inspection as a seller:

No Unexpected Surprises

While your home may look fantastic inside and out, it's really difficult to know what underlying problems may be hiding underneath. By getting a report, there won't be any last-minute surprises to deal with and you'll be able to handle some of the

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5 Things to Know About Seller DisclosuresSelling a home often involves presenting the property in its best condition. However, sellers also have obligations to potential buyers. In order to minimize future liability, sellers should confirm that they have given buyers a full picture of the home's condition. Some rules are based on the city or province. Others are more closely related to convention. With this information, sellers will understand how they can provide buyers with useful and accurate data about the property.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

1. Unknown vs. Known Faults

The information that a seller gives to a buyer is primarily a matter of liability. Sellers are

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What to Know About Seller FinancingIf you are selling your home you may have considered using seller financing to get it sold quickly. By seller financing we mean lending money to the person that is buying your home and acting as a financial institution for them. Contracts can be made up that allow you to loan the money to the buyer and then collect the interest from it.

This can greatly speed up the selling time for a home since many people do not meet the stringent requirements for mortgage loans at a bank. Also, a lot of people have a very hard time coming up with the initial down payment for their first home. If you need a quick sale you may consider seller financing as a viable option.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before proceeding

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Tips to Research the Real Estate Market Before BuyingWhether you're a first-time home buyer or an old pro, it's helpful and important to research the real estate market before buying a home. Knowing what kind of homes are available and what to expect from the buying experience can help you be prepared. These tips can help.

Look at Listings

Before making any decisions about where to buy and what kind of home to purchase, future buyers should start looking at listings in the neighbourhoods they're considering. Looking at pictures and prices can help buyers get a sense of what kind of homes are available. They'll also start to get a sense of what features are typical in homes, so they'll know what to prioritize when they're making their home purchase wish lists.

Explore Neighbourhoods

Once the

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Tidy RoomMany home-sellers make some very common mistakes that can cost them time and money. When it's time to sell your home, you want to make sure you don't make any of the following common selling mistakes.

Bad Home Presentation

If your home isn't ready to show, you may struggle to sell it, regardless of the price. You want to make sure the property is clean, well maintained, tidy and in order. Make sure you take care of any small repairs before listing your home for sale.

Taking the First Offer Lightly

Sometimes, as a seller, you think the first offer is just a sign of many more to come. This causes you to take it a little lighter than you probably should If it's a good offer, instead of waiting for a better one, make sure you consider the offer

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Selling in a Buyer's Market: How to Keep Your ProfitGetting a home ready for sale requires a lot of care, but even more so in a buyer's market. Wondering how to sell a house fast in a slow market? When sellers take advantage of the information below, they will know how to help their homes stand out from others in the neighbourhood.

Understanding a Buyer's Market

What is a buyer's market? The definition is somewhat malleable. Simply put, a buyer's market means that there are more homes for sale than there are interested buyers. Although this dynamic is often divided by region, there could be different kinds of markets from one neighbourhood to the next, or among pricing levels. For example, there might be a tight seller's market for homes under a certain price, and a buyer's market for home prices

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Sell a Home with Virtual RealityIt may be time to take a listing to the next dimension. Static images are a common way to market a property but cannot provide the type of experience that comes with virtual reality. Virtual reality is here and can be a useful tool in depicting features of an available home in emails and online. Learn more about how virtual reality is being used to help sell homes faster and possibly for more money.

Why Embrace Virtual Reality

Home buyers can get a sense of a home, both inside and out, with traditional real estate photography. However, they do not see the layout of a home or the get a sense of spaciousness. Agents are attempting to address these gaps as they realize how important it is for a property to appeal to buyers.

Using virtual reality

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What to Know About Age Restrictions in CondosSomething that a lot of people don't take into account when they are selling their homes is their children's safety. You are going to be having a lot of strangers walking through your home in the next few weeks or months and your children's safety should always be a top concern.

Here are some tips that you should follow to keep your children safe when you are selling your home.

Make Sure Buyers Have a Real Estate Agent

If somebody walks up to your home and knocks on your door for a viewing, let them know that you want to talk to their real estate agent first. You can ask for their agent's number while they wait and you can give them a call. This will let you know whether they are really a person in the market for a new home. If you still feel

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What to Know About Age Restrictions in CondosWhile a lot of young buyers are looking for new modern homes, there are still many that are looking for the unique characteristics that can only be found in an older home. In order to make your home more appealing to the younger crowd, here are some great suggestions that can certainly help you out.

Get A Home Inspection

One of the things that the younger buyers are going to fear most is the amount of repairs and maintenance that will be required for the home. You can put their fears to rest by getting a home inspection done on your own and then handing out a copy of it to prospective buyers. As a seller, you'll also find out ahead of time whether there is anything pressing that should be done on your home before it's put on the market.

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