sellers

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!

FREE HOME EVALUATION

TESTIMONIALS

Mar 31st, 2021

Amelin both sold our home and found us a new one that we love!

Her expertise and calm attitude through both processes were greatly appreciated. She is quick to respond, a strong negotiator and asks the right questions to guide you along. Amelin’s persistence gets results while being respectful to all involved. We really enjoyed our time with her and will work with her again for any future homes we buy/sell.

I would highly recommend Amelin to anyone that is looking for a realtor. She works hard to ensure you get into a home that fits your needs, future plans and budget.

RIRubaiya Islam
Jan 21st, 2022

It has been a pleasure working with Prez from Bespoke to purchase my very first investment property. As someone who knew nothing about the real estate market, I was very anxious about stepping foot into it, especially during the pandemic. But throughout the entire process, Prez has always been so responsive, reassuring and extremely patient with answering all my questions. He is very knowledgeable and always provides me with detailed information, tools and resources to help make informed decisions. He goes above and beyond to maintain ongoing communication about my next steps and to keep me updated on market trends. He is an amazing realtor with not only a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field, but is also someone who is professional, caring and reliable! I would highly recommend Prez and the team to anyone without hesitation!

ACArthana Chandraraj
May 14th, 2021

Theepan helped me buy my first property and I enjoyed every bit of it. He was very professional from start to finish and answered all my questions thoroughly (even my stupid ones:P). He was very patient when showing the properties I was interested in - even when he knew I wouldn't like it but he let me make that call. He quickly caught onto what I was looking for and found me that one! It was a true pleasure working with him. Thanks for you all your support getting me through that nerve-wracking process! He is not lying about the customized approach to real-estate!:) That's exactly what he does!

ATAranja Tharmalingam
May 26th, 2020

Theepan made two house deals for our family. we are very pleased of their services, Trustworthy, accuracy, and suggestions. Specially pandemic time, whole selling process was making w/electronics. Thank you for your services and valuable time.

ARAminur Rahman
Jan 12th, 2022

Being a landlord can be stressful but Navi has made the whole process seamless. He is very responsive and knowledgeable and is always available to discuss my concerns or any questions. Would definitely recommend this team!

JJoanne
Jan 3rd, 2020

Where do we start, I first want to say THANK YOU to Theepan Balasubramaniam . From day one when were looking to sell our home he stepped in and walked us through the ropes. He made it easy and stress free when we were selling our house. When it was time to look for our new home I knew right away he was our guy!... He didnt rush us, he didnt pressure us, and he waiting till we were ready ! Our journey to looking at homes which we probably walked into over 30 homes and over the course of 5 months i know we worked him hard and he was always helpful and available. I thank you very much brother for helping us find our first home where me my wife and our baby are excited to start a new journey ! I know you will also help us find our dream home in the near future to come. We are truly happy to know you and to have worked with you ! To anyone looking to buy or sell or just looking around just have sit down coffee at his favourite place "Coffee Culture" im sure you will be amazed by his passion for helpng others! Thank you to the entire Bespoke team for helping my family navigate through this journey!

PSPak Selvarajah
Feb 19th, 2022

We bought our first home and second home through Yathi Manimaran from Bespoke. We referred Yathi to our friends and family and as usual he didn't disappointed, rather went extra mile.

Yathi is a very patient, calm and very knowledgeable person in restate business. We bought our first house in January 2020 in Oshawa. Just before COVID , there was a lot of bidding war going on that time. He secured our preferred house. We bought our 2nd house in January 2022. There is so much bidding war everywhere now. But he was still able to find the property that we were looking for and won the bid for us.

Yathi is a superb negotiator and the most professional person I have ever seen in this field. He might be young but don't be fooled by his age though. He is a full time realtor. He was able to find our 1st house in 1 month and second house in 2 weeks. He always answered any questions or doubts I had during the process. He would always pick up my phone and answer my questions. Even if he missed my call he would always text me that when he will call back and always kept his promise.

Yathi also was able to secure a house for my family friend. He would not only show you the property but will also do the related research in terms of his client's preference (school, day care, nearby amenities, Safe environment, residential/ investment property, rental income opportunity in laws unit, cashflow analysis etc.).

Yathi knows how to find the appropriate property to meet his clients needs and expectations. The 1st house that he secured for us in 2020 was $590K and now its $1.2m after just 1 year. Even the 2nd house (4 plex) he secured the deal less than 30K what we budgeted for originally beating other 48 bidders. The house he helped to secure for my family friend was for $625K but within 1 month a house opposite to my friend's was sold for $750K in Oshawa in 2021.

If anyone wants to buy there 1st home or investment property or commercial property, he is the perfect person someone can rely upon for sure. I will keep referring him to everyone in my friends and family cycle cause he is the best:). Thanks to the bespoke team to have such a talented person in their team. I wish them all the best😊

TTouhida
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
Jan 12th, 2022

When i was looking for a rental property in the GTA, Prez was very knowledgeable and understood my wants/needs and executed it accurately, and a timely manner. He was also willing to help no matter the question as long as it is relates to real estate, and i was amazed at his wealth of knowledge of the industry. Thank you so much Prez, for constantly going above and beyond to meet client's needs and for your professionalism. I will definitely recommend the services of Prez, and his company to family and friends.

KIKehinde Idris
Apr 4th, 2022

Theepan is not only a knowledgeable realtor, but also a genuine human. We have now worked with him on a few transactions and he always has our best interest at the forefront. He throughly explains the process to ensure we understand so that we have confidence in our decisions. He is also very responsive, even after the closing. He takes the time to get to know exactly what we are looking for. He has been very patient with us as we navigate our way through this market. Looking forward to closing on another deal soon! Would highly recommend!

ATAbi Thiru