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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

Jan 10th, 2021

My wife and I were referred to Theepan by one of his previous clients. We couldn’t be more grateful to Theepan and his team for their commendable job and hard work in helping us find our first dream home. Theepan’s professionalism, immense knowledge of the area, negotiation skills and guidance to meet our specific needs/wants made the process a breeze and exceptionally seamless, even during the pandemic. He always went above and beyond our expectations to show us new listings (on top of what we had asked), and was our one-stop shop for all our real estate needs.

SWSimaranjot Walia
Feb 26th, 2022

I worked with Theepan to find the house of my dreams. He was literally available at any hour. I’m a shift worker and not many people try to accommodate my random schedule but Theepan did just that. Late night showings, early morning showings were no problem. He took the time to teach me about properties and what was really important. I felt like he genuinely looked out for my best interests!! I would recommend him in a heart beat!

AHAlissa Hesse
Feb 19th, 2021

Theepan was very helpful during the process and throughout exhibited a high level of professionalism. As inexperienced home buyers he asked insightful questions to assist us in the process. He was committed to viewing as many homes as needed to ensure we found the ideal home. He communicated with us every step of the way, was always available, and explained all the details involved in the process - which we really appreciated. I would highly recommend Theepan to anyone who is looking for an honest and experienced realtor.

UBUday Bhaskar
May 28th, 2021


The sale of a home was no simple feat, in the pre-pandemic period. So, just imagine having to unexpectedly sell your home in the midst of the pandemic and lockdown restrictions in February 2021 because your life circumstances change. Moving, packing and prepping your home in hopes that you receive the best value possible is undeniably an emotional process. In addition to selling my home, I needed a brokerage that would be able to support me with finding a condominium apartment for rent. I needed a healing and rejuvenating space. The Bespoke Real Estate Team was best suited for the job, and I knew it. I approached Theepan Bala regarding the sale of my house, and Majury regarding the search for perfect condo rental.

When you’re selling a detached Scarborough Bungalow, with a walk-out basement that leads to a beautiful ravine lot; you want to make sure that you’re working with someone who specializes in homes in the area. Not to mention, I wanted someone who understood how to highlight the strengths of the property. In a fluctuating Toronto market, honesty and transparency is key to the optimization of the property sale. Ensuring that your agent has a clear perspective is critical to the success and negotiation of the sale. That’s why I chose Theepan. He has a keen understanding of the pulse of the market, a professional approach at all times and the most calming demeanor in the most stressful of situations. He walked me through every stage of the sale – addressing questions clearly to ensure that I knew my voice my voice was heard. All the while providing space for concerns and fears to be addressed. I still don’t quite know how he did it; but to find a man in the industry who understands agency and tact in validating your concerns is like a breath of fresh air.

In the midst of all of this chaos, Majury was relentless in the pursuit of supporting me with finding the right condo. Showing after showing and elevator ride after elevator ride. Up and down the condominiums we went. Her patience and positive approach will leave you awestruck. When you’re forced to reckon with lock box mix-ups, condescending security guards, and driving through 5pm after-work traffic to make it to your appointment on time; you want someone who can sift through the noise and truly deliver a new home that fits all of your needs; even if it’s a rental. I had so many needs ranging from a den for work and meditation, a kitchen that was functional and a view that would be breath-taking. Our first offer didn’t quite work out the way we wanted it to, which obviously resulted in a sense of disappointment. Majury didn’t falter; she pushed full steam ahead knowing the sense of defeat that I was feeling. She found the perfect property, delivered on every single demand! Even then, she wasn’t done. She handled negotiations with my landlord’s agent seamlessly. It was quite an experience to witness, because throughout the process, I truly felt like I had an advocate in my corner. For someone like me, whose career is built on community advocacy, I can’t begin to tell you what it felt like. She is the perfect intermediary, and will present your case with her best foot forward. That is why, forever and always, she will be “Realtor Maj”. She embodies the needs of her clients and supports you along your journey to find the perfect place for you to call home.

In a nutshell, the Bespoke Real Estate Team, provides you with utmost professionalism, seamless all-round administration and honest conversations about realistic price points. Everything considered you have my guarantee; the process will be nothing short of a Bespoke Experience.

DSDarshika Selvasivam
Jul 3rd, 2021

My fiancé and I had the privilege of partnering with Navi and the Bespoke team in our search for a house. Navi is very professional, and really went above and beyond in assuring us that everything was in order, and providing us unbiased advice. Thanks to him and the team, we were able to purchase a property we truly love! If you are in the market to purchase or sell a property, I would highly recommend to call them!

PPoonanji
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
Mar 29th, 2022

Prez was our realtor agent from Bespoke. A great guy , helped us buy an incredible house in less than 2 months in Scarborough, Toronto! He's got some great professional skills, calm and knowledgeable. Easily approachable and right away attended to our needs when in doubt or question. Overall my husband and I had an excellent experience working with Prez. Would love to work again in the future if possible 😁

DPDr Pai
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
Mar 18th, 2021

Navi is extremely professional, courteous, knowledgeable and has a very calm demeanor. The home buying/selling process is known to be one of the most stressful times in ones life and Navi helped navi-gate (see what I did there? 😏) us through that with little to no stress. He was very patient with us when seeing so, so many homes & offered expertise when we had loads of questions. I would highly recommend Navi for your home buying/selling needs! Thanks Navi!! <3

SSSheryl Sharma
Mar 20th, 2020

We had the privilege of having Theepan assist us on purchasing our first home. Having an agent such as Theepan guide us threw this process was exactly what we needed as first-time home buyers. He was patient and extremely knowledgeable. He understood our needs and ensured that we had viewed houses that met our strict requirements. Although the process of purchasing a home is stressful, Theepan ensured the process was one that was enjoyable and rewarding. When we found the home we liked, Theepan was able to negotiate the purchase price down to a figure that was in our budget.

We would recommend Theepan to any home buyer looking for an agent who is caring, knowledgeable and patient.

HVHaran Viswanathan