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Why Sellers Need a Realtor More Than Ever in This Hot Market

  March 14, 2018   Tina Vincent

The Comox Valley is in a seller’s market, with low inventory and high demand, and you might assume that your house will just sell quickly and easily, without much work.

 

It might be tempting as a seller to forgo having your home listed by a professional. However, you'd be surprised by just how much competition there is, especially as we head into spring-- the peak season for real estate.

 

A home priced right and marketed effectively is absolutely key to a seamless experience and will make your home stand out from the crowd.

Buyers are savvy as ever, and will walk away from an unreasonably priced or poorly presented home.

 

Hiring an experienced Realtor  is especially important for figuring out the right price. It needs to be competitive, but still reasonable so you don’t risk scaring potential buyers away. Once a listing has been on the MLS for longer than average, your negotiating power starts to falter, resulting in the need to lower the asking price, do a full staging, or even re-listing. I’ll work with you to determine accurate yet competitive pricing, to help net you top dollar.

 

I’ll also ensure that offers are valid, saving you valuable time, stress, and energy. No one wants the nightmare of accepting an offer that doesn’t actually have legs—whether it’s conditional on the buyer’s house selling first, or simply that finances aren’t in place.

 

After all, the last thing you want when you’re fielding multiple offers is a time-waster that could cause you to lose out when the qualified buyers move on.   I’ll help you carefully weigh all the options, negotiate, and advise on which offers most benefit you and your family. Leave the fancy footwork and bureaucracy to me.

 

Overall, this heated market really has the potential to work in your favour as a seller. If you’re priced appropriately and market effectively with professional marketing and solid industry know-how from a Realtor, you can pretty much expect multiple offers and top dollar for your home.

 

Things to remember:

  • Great marketing is key. I’ll show your home in the best possible light, making it irresistible to house hunters who are approved and ready to move
  • Declutter and pack away personal items. Potential buyers will see themselves living in the house, as long as they’re not surrounded by your family portraits and your child’s finger paintings. Bonus—you’ve already started packing for the move to your new place
  • Hire an agent who knows the community. I’ve been working in the valley for 8 years, and know the market inside and out. With this knowledge, I can work with you to price your home at the sweet spot for your neighbourhood
  • Weigh your options. You don’t have to accept the first offer to come along. I know that negotiating can be intimidating, so I’m here to guide you through this process of navigating offers until you’re thrilled with the result

I have the experience to position your home and sell it fast. I work hard to ensure you get the right price for your home by using a combination of traditional real estate services and modern, innovative marketing.

 

I happily serve sellers in the Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland, and Campbell River real estate markets. I’m also a Brookfield Relocation Specialist authorized to help members of the military and RCMP transferring from the Comox Valley.

 

Let’s get your property on the market and sold! Contact me at 250.792.2776 or email tvincentrealty@gmail.com for a no-obligation consultation.

I look forward to helping you successfully sell your property today!