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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  • I just wanted to say thank you for all the help you provided us in finding a home. You definitely went above and beyond what I would expect from a realtor. Thanks for being patient and giving us the time to find the right place, as well as providing your insight and information when we didn’t quite know what to do. I would have no problem making a strong recommendation for someone to work with you if anyone else I know decides to try looking for a place in the future.

    Ian
  • As a first time home buyer, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Scott’s guidance and support proved to be invaluable. He took the time to get to know me and to understand what I was looking for in a home. He made sure I was comfortable with each step of the process, and ultimately my final decision. Scott’s objectivity, tenacity, knowledge and overall approach to the home buying process make him someone you want to have in your corner.

    Peter
  • Scott came highly recommended when we were looking for a realtor to help us purchase our first home. He exceeded our expectation every step of the way. He is communicative, knowledgeable and detailed. We felt that we could trust him to look out for our best interests and that made the process of buying a home a lot less intimidating and more fun! We would without reservation recommend Scott!

    Luna & Ayo
  • Scott made buying our first home so much easier than it could have been. He was endlessly patient with our off-the-wall questions and evolving sense of what we wanted. He was always professional, personable and quick to respond. He worked very hard to help us find the right home for us, and kept helping even after the sale completed. We recommend Scott very highly.

    Catherine and Robin
  • Scott is an eager, knowledgable and professional realtor to work with. We always felt like he was on our team, as he listened well to our needs/desires and met us in our excitement. We were confident in his ability to find us what we looking for when we decided to work with him and even so he exceeded our expectations and delivered quicker than anticipated. Scott is a clear communicator, always prompt in our meetings and a strong voice whether buying or selling. We highly recommend Scott and will choose him and his team every time.

    Christy and Steve
  • Scott helped our family to find and then purchase a suitable home for our three daughters. Their plan is to live in the house, and then to redevelop, to create three separate homes ( two duplex units and an infill home.) He was professional, timely, supportive and always cheerfully provided the information and advice we needed to make the deal happen!

    David
  • Scott is a consummate real estate professional in Vancouver. I have referred two friends to him and both have been extremely pleased with his services - one for buying a loft on Commercial drive and one for selling a condo in Kits. I will continue to refer Scott to friends/family

    Ryan L
  • Scott helped my wife and I make a sale that, frankly, we didn't think was possible. We had a complex situation with our strata and a number of other factors that we couldn't see past, but through his connections and expertise he helped us stick-handle through the complexity and it resulted in a very successful sale. He is very accessible and skilled and we highly recommend him.

    David and Lindsay
  • Selling our place was stressful but Scott helped us through every step with ease! I was so impressed to see how much research he did and how hard he worked for us. I will be forever grateful for his help! Thanks, Chris and Shereen

    Chris and Shereen
  • We had the difficult task of a property search from out of province.  With Scott’s expert and professional support and guidance we had a relatively low stress search that was comprehensive yet focused.  He is thorough, informed, timely, always responsive and obviously well regarded in his community.  During our long telephone conversations, he took the time to listen, understand and connect.  He gave us the confidence to make and complete our selection entirely remotely and when we finally made our choice he made the deal happen.

    Maree and Ken