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10 Steps to Selling Like a Pro


Selling your home can be very emotional and at times a very intensive process.  When you are ready to sell, make sure you are informed.  Being informed can save you precious time and money.  Below, you will find a list of topics that you should be aware of when selling your home.  Be sure to take a read and send us a quick message if you have any further questions.





STEP 1

THE TALK


Just like buying, there are many factors involved with deciding to sell.  We’ll sit down with you and go through the reasons and motivation for you to sell.  To start you off, here are some pointers:


  • Why do you want to sell?
  • Is it the right time?
  • Is it a seller’s market?
  • Need to sell now or can you wait?
  • How flexible are you, in terms of when to sell?
  • Is your house ready to be sold as is?

STEP 2

THE DECISION

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After our meeting, you should have all the information you need to help you decide on what you want to do next.


  • Sleep on it, and think about what you’d like to do
  • Make the right decision
  • Weigh out the pros and cons

STEP 3

THE EVALUATION

We will help you determine the value of your home using current market data and in-depth analysis.


  • How much is your home worth in the current market?
  • Get an appraisal
  • Comparative Market Analysis
  • Will you be doing any renovation work prior to selling?
  • This can positively impact the value of your home.

STEP 4

THE FIXER UPPER​​

Everyone has their own reasoning for wanting to sell, but the one factor that’s the same across the board is wanting to get as much as you can for your home.


  • Do you want to do renovations to make it more appealing?
  • Picking renovations based on return on investment
  • Do you need to enhance your curb appeal?
  • Have you had a home inspection done?

  • Keep your receipts and record any repairs done

STEP 5

THE STRATEGY

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Now you’ve decided to sell, you got a market evaluation done and your home meets curb appeal – let’s crunch some numbers. As your agents, we’ll help you with:


  • A plan of action for selling your home
  • Determining an effective listing price and strategy
  • Personalized marketing plan

STEP 6

THE LISTING


This is more than just sticking a sign on your lawn and putting a listing up on MLS.


  • Our digital marketing strategies include listing on MLS, a custom website & more.
  • Put up lawn signs & design quality feature sheets.
  • Marketing your home using traditional and innovative methods such as Social Media
    (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)

STEP 7

THE STAGING​​

Want to leave a lasting impression?  It’s as simple as creating a “live-in” feeling for the buyer.  The key is to have a potential buyer walk in to your home and they can already see themselves living there.


  • Staging your home: Putting the 3-D effect in action  — Declutter, Depersonalize, and Decorate
  • Prepping an Open House – a successful open house is bound to generate quick interest in your home

STEP 8

THE OFFER​​

Leave all the fine print to us — you have enough on your plate.  We’ll help you review an Offer to purchase and discuss all the details:


  • Receiving offers
  • Counter offering
  • Generating multiple offers
  • Negotiating deals

STEP 9

THE CLOSING

Knowing what to expect will bring you peace of mind.  It’s basically pay-day for the selling but there are still a few remaining things that you need to do:


  • Hiring a Lawyer — there’s a lot of money on the line and a mountain of paperwork.  You want to make sure you hire the right professional to take care of all the complex legal work
  • Closing costs
  • Discharge of Mortgage

STEP 10

THE MOVE


Although you might be leaving a home where you built a lot of memories, you are about to start a new adventure.  Here are some tips to get you started:


  • Updating your address
  • Transferring and/or cancelling utilities and services
  • Canada Post Mail Forwarding
  • Donate unwanted items to charity
  • Have a yard sale
  • Packing supplies
  • Call the movers

CLOSING CHECKLIST

It's almost closing time and there's so much to do!


The Bespoke Real Estate Team wants to ease that burden by providing you with a closing checklist. Just follow along and you'll have covered all your loose ends for a smooth selling experience!

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TESTIMONIALS

Nov 20th, 2021

If you're looking for an expert to help you navigate the real estate industry as a first-time home buyer, Theepan Balasubramaniam from Bespoke is the man! He has expertise and specialties in the Markham, Scarborough, Pickering, Downtown Toronto, North York and East York communities whether it's in residential houses, lofts or condominiums (I'm sure he has expertise in other communities, but these areas were my focus). He will make you and your needs a priority and will accommodate your schedule. He is thorough, knowledgeable, dependable and consistent. He listens precisely to your needs in what you are looking for in a home and will stop at nothing until you get EXACTLY what you want, at the price you want it. He takes the time to understand your lifestyle in order to ensure what you want is what you actually need. I am forever grateful to Theepan for helping me find my beautiful dream home.

TTanya
Jan 4th, 2022

Working with Theepan and the Bespoke team was like hitting the “easy button” at Staples! Everything from the initial consultation to moving in was so seamless. Theepan also empowered us with thought-provoking questions which helped tremendously, and we felt so comfortable asking all our stupid questions. We’ve already recommended Bespoke to our friends and family, and they’ll definitely be our go-team for all our real estate questions going forward. Keep up the great work guys!

TThanusan and Salujah Chelva
Jan 29th, 2022

I had the pleasure of working with Amelin in the sale of our home. She was an absolute delight to work with. Amelin was involved from the very beginning. She guided us in ensuring we made the right renovations that would give us optimal value, found us great contractors for the work and made sure the house was on the market in the timeline we wanted. Amelin’s work ethic along with the Bespoke Team’s impeccable marketing strategy got our home sold for $400, 000 over asking in such a short amount of time!! We couldn’t be more happier!

I would definitely recommend Amelin to anyone whose looking for a hard working, honest and reliable realtor! With her humorous and humble personality you will enjoy working with her. She’ll become a trusted friend, which she is to us now.

NGNoelene G
Mar 7th, 2020


I can confidently say that my experiences with Navi and Majury have been nothing short of amazing. Their experience and recommendations have helped my wife and I sell our home for top dollar! Incredible customer service end to end!

AVAnoojan Vijayasri
Apr 23rd, 2020

We would like to thank Theepan for his hardwork and being motivated in helping us buy the right home. He was dedicated and gave lot of his time by showing us many homes and options. We enjoyed working with Theepan and would work with him again. Keep up the good spirit, all the best for your future successes.

VNVineela Nuthakki
Jan 8th, 2022

We bought our first home with Theepan and we can't express enough how impressed we were with the amount of time and effort he put in to helping us find our first home. Theepan sought to get a deep understanding of our wants and needs in order to provide us with great options to evaluate. In a competitive market and despite our tall order, he was able to successfully find what we were looking for and helped us secure what we wanted. He provided us with valuable advice throughout the journey and answered all of our questions to make the first time home buying process as stress free as possible. He was also incredibly professional, always punctual and very flexible to working within our schedules. We highly recommend Theepan and the Bespoke Team to anyone looking for real estate support!

MTManivana Thevathsan
Feb 6th, 2022

We worked with Theepan on our recent purchase and time and time again, Theepan proves to be not only professional, but as someone who always looks out for his clients. This is not our first purchase with Theepan and no matter what we're out to buy, it's always such an immense pleasure working with him. We were looking at properties during peak Covid during March and April, and Theepan never failed to give us as much of the viewing experience as possible under the restrictions at the time. Theepan is so full of knowledge and always puts you at ease when you speak to him. We look forward to many more purchases with Theepan, and can't wait to see what the future has in store! Thank you very much for all that you do!

PMPrathishni Mathies
Feb 12th, 2022

Maj and Navi have been so helpful in the process to find a home. Maj made the process so much smoother and it was comforting to know I could contact her at any time with my questions. She was very honest and welcoming. If you're looking to buy or lease a home, definitely reach out to them! You won't be disappointed.

NKNiguraa Kalaignanan
Aug 25th, 2020

My boyfriend and I are first time home buyers. We worked with Theepan and he was was extremely knowledgeable, honest and patient. He worked around our requirements and helped us strategize our first offer which turned into our forever home! Thank you so much Theepan!

RNRuby Ng
Aug 14th, 2020

When we decided to take the plunge into the real estate market in early 2017, we already knew of the strong track record that Theepan Balasubramaniam and brought to the table. They did not disappoint. We found the property we had envisioned and closed it within six weeks. Being new to home ownership, we found Theepan’s focus on client service to be his defining characteristic which others have commented on as well. His natural inclination to educate his clients rather than just sell to them is what makes Theepan a realtor par excellence. Even after moving in, we have continued to draw on his expertise on everything from plumbing issues to converting our home into an investment property and he has given freely of his time, for which we are grateful. We highly recommend Theepan and the Bespoke team for all your real estate needs. - Tharshiga & Kumaran
 

KNKumaran Nadesan

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