Congratulations !


You are among a small number of property owners who, for various reasons, would like to sell your home without using a Realtor® and paying a real estate sales commission. I understand.

 That's why I have taken the time to assemble the following information to alert you to certain procedures and services about which you should be familiar. I hope this information will be helpful to you.

The job of selling your home can be a pleasant experience. You will have to sacrifice vacations and weekends for a while, and you'll probably get some appointments where the people just don't show up. Just know this is all part of the process. It's normal.

Why am I doing this? Because I believe in sharing. I believe the good one does, comes back in many ways. Perhaps you will recommend me to your friends, neighbors and associates if they wish to utilize the services of a Realtor®. Or, if you're purchasing another home and it's listed with a Realtor®, you may want me to represent you as a "Buyer's Agent." It won't cost you because the seller has already agreed to pay.

Or, you may have people looking at your home who do not wish to buy your specific property. Perhaps they would like to be referred to a Realtor® who can show them other homes. I would appreciate the referral opportunity to assist them.

And, perhaps you may even, at some point, decide to employ a Realtor®. I would welcome the opportunity to interview for the privilege of representing you and your home if you're residing in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack or Langley. If you're not in my service area, I can refer you to the best agent in your neighborhood through my network of over 70,000 Realtors® worldwide. Just ask.

When you read these pages, I hope you will gain some valuable tips. As I mentioned earlier, I know you probably want to save paying a real estate commission, and I hope you're successful.


 

RIGHT PRICE ANALYSIS

 In my opinion, about 80% of the successful marketing of your home is in establishing the proper sales price. Many owners tend to overprice based on emotional values and lack of real information about current market trends as well as considerations of your original purchase price, repairs and/or remodeling. If you're overpriced, you probably will incur additional expenses due to extended market time, such as advertising, taxes, interest, insurance, utilities and so on. Undervaluing represents the flip side of the ticklish pricing strategy. Also, many sellers aren't familiar with property transfer expenses, excise taxes, title insurance, closing costs which, at settlement, may net you much less than anticipated.

If your home is in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack or Langley, with my experience in your neighborhood and the computerized public records information available to me, I can assist you in determining a Right Price Analysis reflecting current market and buyer behavior. Just contact me. This information is extremely valuable because most buyers won't buy until they see actual data which justifies the selling price. This is a valuable tool in the negotiation process. Incidentally, it's been proven, the closer you price your home to the real market value, the closer an offer will be to your asking price.