Right now in Montreal, there are a lot of properties for sale. We are going to share our top tips for you on how to get the most out of the deal, whether you are the buyer or the seller.
– Choose an agent you feel comfortable with
Choosing a realtor can be hard as most realtors are good and have done the necessary real estate agents course and have the certification. We would suggest you interview a few agents and get a few different proposals. There is nothing wrong with doing this. At the end of the day, choose the agent you are most comfortable, trust has your best interests at heart, and has a good reputation. Also, choose an agent who knows your area or is prepared to research your area.
– Get your paperwork ready
A good agent will help you with all this and tell you in advance what you need to get done. If you are the seller, you should have your home ownership papers in order, an electrical compliance certificate readily available, and all your rates and taxes at the ready. If you are the buyer, it’s a good idea to get a pre-approved mortgage from the bank. The more prepared you are, the easier the sale is going to be.
– Price is important
You do not want to go in too high or too low. Your realtor will sit with you, brainstorm with you, let you know how prices of other homes in the area compare to yours. He or she must be aware if your home is perfect for families (schools, parks, libraries in the area) or great for singles or newly weds. Your agent should bring these things up with you, and then target the right people at the right price. As we say, it is a competitive market so you want to get it just right.
– Show your house in the best possible light
Your real estate agent will let you know if it is a good idea that you do a little paint job before you put the home on the market, or even if he suggests you stage your house in order to sell it quickly. A good agent will give you the best tips – put a few plants in the bathroom, add a light to your entrance hall, put some cookies in the oven. You can choose to ignore these things, but our experience has found that homes that look good, smell good and feel good, sell quicker! Chat to your agent.
– Put your best marketing foot forward
You have chosen an agent who is experienced. Let them put their best marketing feet forward. Allow your house to be photographed. Videos go a long way. Open your home on certain open days. And be open to overseas interest. Above all, work with your agent, the one you trust, and let the whole process be seamless!