Once you have decided to list your property for sale, you can count on me to:
- Put your home on the market in a timely manner.
- Take care of all the paperwork and organize all the details, from stagers to professional photographers and floor plans on your behalf.
- Advise you about your legal rights, sale options and obligations.
- Check in with you frequently to advise you on what is happening behind the scenes, provide feedback from showings and keep you updated on what is being done on an ongoing basis to actively market your property.
- Negotiate offers to get you the best price and the best terms.
Real estate never stops! Though spring and fall are the most active seasons for real estate, in
the summer and winter there are usually fewer homes for sale to accommodate the needs of
Buyers, so your property would have more exposure.
In order to put your home on the market, legal documents will come into play. The most
important of these is the Listing Agreement, which is a contract between you and my brokerage,
Right At Home Realty Inc., Brokerage. It will:
- Clearly spell out the rights and obligations of all parties, the length of the agreement, and the compensation (commission rate).
- Set the listing price.
The second major form is the MLS Data Form for putting your home on the Multiple Listings
Service (exclusive agreements are different, used less often, and may be appropriate in some
cases but we will discuss that during our consultation.) The MLS data form will:
- Accurately describe the property (including lot size, building size, style and materials, floor
areas, heating/cooling systems, room sizes and descriptions)
- Detail what is, and what is not, included in the sale. As a general rule, fixtures are included;
chattels, things which are movable, are not, but each transaction is unique, so take some time
to decide what you would like to do.
- Provide information about annual property taxes, and note any easements, rights of way, liens
or charges against the property.
There are also some things I will need from you, including:
- Plan of survey or sketch showing the lot size, location of buildings and any encroachments from
neighbouring properties. You should hopefully have this from when you bought your property.
Not to worry if you do not – most offers do not hinge upon a survey.
- Property tax receipts. The Listing Agreement will include information about your annual property
tax assessments, so I will need to verify your taxes with a receipt.
- Mortgage verification. Details about your mortgage provided by a mortgage lender upon your
- Other documentation such as annual heating bills, water and sewage costs, electricity bills and
recent expenditures on home improvements.
- Fintrac documents – I will need some of your personal information like date of birth and ID to
verify for the Federal listing requirements.