Halifax Home Selling Process
STEP 1 - DECIDING TO SELL
Everyone has their reasons for selling their property. Once you have decided, below is a step by step guide to help make the transaction as stress-free and seamless as possible.
STEP 2 - HIRE A REALTOR®
Hiring a professional to sell your home will take the stress and emotion out of the selling process. Your REALTOR® will take care of all the finer details of the transaction.
STEP 3 - SIGN A LISTING AGREEMENT
Before your listing hits the market, you will have to sign the listing documents provided by your REALTOR®. Be sure to read them over and ask any questions you may have. These documents are there to protect you.
STEP 4 - DETERMINE THE ASKING PRICE
Your REALTOR® will provide you with a comprehensive comparative market analysis. They will consider the state of the market, what homes have sold similar to yours, and what is active on the market that will be your direct competition. Pricing your condo competitively in the market is essential for a stress-free sale.
STEP 5 - PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR SALE
A good REALTOR® will have connections to professional home stagers. A home stager knows what works best for preparing your condo for the market.
STEP 6 - MARKET YOUR HOME
A good REALTOR® will have a solid marketing plan ensuring maximum exposure for your home.
STEP 7 - OBTAIN DOCUMENTS
To ensure a smooth transaction, you should request upfront the following documents:
- property taxes
- heating costs
- electrical costs
- location certificate
- renovation updates
STEP 8 - VIEWINGS
Now is your time to shine. First impressions are everything for buyers, so make sure your home is show-ready. Buyers these days are looking for move-in condition.
STEP 9 - RECEIVE AND ACCEPT AN OFFER
Generally, when accepting an offer, you will see four conditions of sale. 1) Financing - there will usually be a 7-10 day period where the buyers will have time to arrange their funding through a financial institution. 2) Insurance - A buyer will need a letter of insurability stating the condo is insurable. 3) Inspection - Some buyers will, but not all will want to inspect your condo. 4) A comprehensive review of all condo documents.
STEP 10 - CLOSING DAY
It's time to move out! Make sure to do a thorough cleaning, no junk left behind, clean all appliances, floors, and countertops. Book the elevator for your move out. Inform your property manager, utilities, post office, and the insurance company.
What our Clients say...
Andrew has a wealth of experience and knowledge selling condos and properties in the downtown core, which I found indispensable. Andrew is extremely accommodating even with small things such as picking up keys, doing house checks, etc. He really goes the extra mile and makes the process easy for someone trying to sell a property from out of town.
George Phillip, Condo Seller