Engel & Völkers began as a boutique agency providing high-end real estate services to an exclusive clientele. Today, this commitment to quality continues through each and every office representing the Engel & Völkers name.
The recognition we receive around the globe highlights the properties we represent. In our brand integrated, multi-platform marketing approach we incorporate our expertise in real-estate technology, our global shop network, and our strategic partnerships with multiple listing services and premier print publications to push property exposure to the top.
Selling a home in Vancouver can be competitive and complicated. Which is why we’ve set out a process to help you walk through everything you need to know to help you go from listing to sold without any surprises. Our goal as your Resident Experts, is to make selling your Vancouver home as painless as possible.
Which is why it’s important that before you start your journey you understand all of the steps that will take you from looking to picking up the keys to your new home. With us as your Vancouver real estate team, we’ll walk you through each of these steps so you feel as confident as possible.
Here are the main steps to going from selling your Vancouver home to sold. If you’d like to learn about these steps in more detail, please sign up below.
1. Prepare Your Home For Sale
Before placing your home on the market, you’ll need to execute essential property repairs, cosmetic improvements and in some cases, major renovations. This will help you maximize your financial return and increase the chance of selling your home faster.
2. Determine Your Pricing Strategy
Setting a pricing strategy will help sell at fair market value within a reasonable period of time. As part of this process, we’ll look at Comparative Market Analysis taking into account current local market inventory, trends, economic factors and property appraisals or tax assessments.
3. Price Your Home
Determining your home’s listing price is one of the most critical decisions you’ll make in your sales and marketing strategy, and we will provide you with a professional, well researched and formulated opinion of the market value of your home to establish a competitive price.
4. Marketing Plan Essentials
As your real estate team, we will build a customized marketing plan for your home that is tailored to reach the most relevant and qualified real estate buyers through online, social media, mobile, print and traditional marketing.
5. Showings and Open House Presentation
Once we list your home on the market, we will advise you on how showings and open houses fit into the marketing and selling strategy and will work with you to facilitate them. This may involve staging your home and following steps on how to prepare for showings. Download the guide below that includes a thorough checklist for showings and open house preparation.
6. Offer Basics
We will help you evaluate and negotiate offers from potential buyers in order to protect your legal interests, and to ensure you are optimizing the price and conditions surrounding the sale of your home. Every offer is open to accepting, countering or declining.
7. Offer Negotiations
Price is only one of many factors to weigh as you evaluate and negotiate an offer. Every situation is different and we’ll help you weigh other considerations such as the convenience of the buyers’ desired completion, possession and adjustment dates and more.
8. Close the Deal
The subject removal process usually takes 5 to 7 days and then the buyer will pay the deposit set out in the contract in the form of certified bank draft. Then we’ll start the conveyance process.
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