You've decided to sell your Calgary home.
Your agent has priced it, and you're ready to expose it to the market!
Here are a few things you need to know about what the process of showing your home is like.
Interested buyers will make an appointment to see your home in person.
It’s standard to leave your home while potential buyers are there.
Doing so, makes them feel more comfortable talking about the home and encourages them to take their time.
Identify and remove potential hazards ahead of time.
During showings, keep your walkways clear, take your dogs to the park and, if you have a pool, make sure the gate is closed. If a potential buyer gets hurt while viewing your home, they may try to sue.
Open the curtains and blinds to let light in and turn on all the lights in your home.
Also, turn the thermostat to a comfortable temperature.
Keep your home in show-ready condition.
Keep the clutter under control and home maintained, inside and out.
When you get an offer, we’ll present it to you and negotiate on your behalf. The offer may include the amount the buyer is proposing to pay, how much they plan to mortgage, their ideal closing date, any contingencies, and personal property they want included or excluded.
Once you’ve accepted an offer, we’ll outline contingency dates and start the paperwork process. During this time, it’s important to make sure all contingencies, including inspections and repairs, are made by the deadlines. On closing day, the buyer will do a final walkthrough to check the condition of the home and ensure the required repairs were made.
During the closing process, you and the buyer will sign the final paperwork. Additionally, the title will be transferred to the buyer and they’ll receive the house keys. Most importantly, you’ll receive payment for the home, minus the payoff of the existing mortgage and transaction costs. If you’re thinking of selling your home, give us a call! We’d love to help you through the home selling process.