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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

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
Jan 13th, 2022

We worked with Navi & Majury to purchase our first home and had a very smooth & positive experience! They were extremely professional, responsive, and organized which made for a seamless process. Their years of experience & very strong negotiation skills resulted in us finding the perfect home well within our budget, which is extremely challenging to achieve given the current market. As first time home buyers, we would highly recommend working with Navi & Majury to help you navigate the real estate industry! Huge thanks to them & the Bespoke team!

NTNilani Thasan
Apr 6th, 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.

JHJenna Hitchcox
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jul 21st, 2021

My husband and I could not be happier with the outcome of the sale of our starter home and the purchase of our forever dream home. We owe our gratitude to Navi, Majury and Rohit for their knowledge and expertise in guiding us through this process. What we loved the most about Bespoke Real Estate Team is that it is true to its name; the experience was painless, and customized to our every need and with 2 young children and the complexities around COVID-19, this was much appreciated. Navi is extremely savvy, and has strong negotiation skills getting us the best price for both the sale and purchase transactions. Majury is patient and was very tuned into our needs for a new home, making the search enjoyable and exciting, and Rohit was meticulous, responsive and reliable at all times. We will absolutely continue to work with Bespoke for all our future needs and highly recommend them to anyone!

ASAbidah Shamji

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