Preparing to Sell

Thinking about selling your home? You've come to the right place. Selling a real estate property takes a little patience and a lot of preparation before you can see the pay-off. In this section you’ll find information and advice about every step of the home selling process, from capitalizing on housing market conditions to closing the sale smoothly so you’re completely satisfied.

And when you’re ready to put your house up for sale, count on Royal LePage to show you the way. We’ll help you sell your home faster and easier, getting you full value for your investment.

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  1. Helping you prepare your home for saleHelping you prepare your home for sale
  2. Helping you list your homeHelping you list your home
  3. Helping you market your homeHelping you market your home
  4. Helping you negotiate offersHelping you negotiate offers
  5. Helping you closeHelping you close
  6. 5 Reasons to use a Royal LePage Realtor®5 Reasons to use a Royal LePage Realtor®
  7. Royal LePage Royal LePage "Signs"
  8. Home Maintenance 101Home Maintenance 101
  9. Landscaping to increase property valueLandscaping to increase property value
  10. Upgrading your bathroomUpgrading your bathroom
  11. Making your Home Energy EfficientMaking your Home Energy Efficient

Getting Ready to Sell

Selecting a Listing Agent
Real estate agents: your guide through the real estate wilderness Think of your agent like a wilderness guide. Just as the wilderness guide keeps you on the right path an…
Determining Property Value
It’s a common scenario. You love your old house. After all, your home was the one constant: it set the stage for many family events and cherished memories. Every sc…
Market Analysis
It’s time to decide on an asking price. You know that setting the right price for current housing market conditions is crucial, and you’ve been told that over…
Calculating Expenses & Costs
Home selling costs you might be overlooking As you prepare to put your house on the market, it is tempting to imagine how you’ll spend the proceeds. Of course you&r…
 

Increasing the Value of Your Home

Curb Appeal
Basics to enhance your home’s exterior Is your home ready to see other people? It’s a question you need to ask before the for-sale sign hits your lawn. First …
Interior Preparation
How to get your home in gear for a quicker sale You’ve invested years getting your home to look just the way you want it. The interior is splashed with vibrant colo…
Renovations
Home improvements and home makeovers: do it yourself, or hire a professional? If you've spent years waking up to wood-panelled walls and shag rugs, some home improvem…
Ways to Make Your House Green
No matter what type of home you live in, whether it's a modern one-bedroom condo or an older Victorian charmer, green is in. In the past decade we've become all t…
 

Listing Your Home

How Listing Agents Help
Reasons to sell with a Royal LePage real estate agent As you prepare to sell your house and interview prospective agents, you may find yourself wondering: just what exact…
Marketing Your Home
If you market it, they will come What if you were selling a house and nobody came to see it? No matter how attractive the house or the price, your house won’t sell …
Understanding Agency
Agency law: your assurance of fair play Would you raise an eyebrow if you discovered your dentist owns the candy shop down the street? Would you be uneasy knowing the mec…
 

Closing the Sale

Closing Costs for Sellers
Closing day is pay day (but don't forget about closing costs) Closing day is rapidly approaching, and you're looking forward to finally holding that big cheque. B…
Consulting a Legal Professional
Why a seller needs a real estate lawyer or notary When it comes to complex legal documents, it takes a pro to decode the legalese. And when it comes to real estate transa…
Negotiating and Counter Offers
Compromise is the art of the deal More often than not you're going to find something in the buyer's purchase offer that you don't agree with. Maybe the offere…
Reviewing Offers
After upgrades, open houses, and a lot of time spent keeping things spotless, you've got an offer on your home. Congratulations! But before you crack open the champag…
 

Showing Your Home

Preparing for an Open House
Last-minute tips to help you show your home the smart way An open house is an important part of the selling process. It lets people know you're selling your home, it …
Staging Your Home
You’ve taken your real estate agent’s advice and gone through pain-staking repairs, remodeling and renos, all to make your house more sellable. So what do you…
 
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