There is a lot to do in the weeks leading up to a sale. Our pre-listing plan provides an easy and effective process to get your home in ideal condition to sell for top dollar.
We have the best professional team of stagers, lawyers, mortgage brokers, home inspectors, cleaners, painters, and much more.
We will have a face-to-face consultation that helps us to get know each other. We’ll show you how we work, what marketing we provide, and the team of professionals that are available to work with you. We’ll also review our team goals and discuss the benefits of choosing our team of real estate professionals that live and work in your neighbourhood. This meeting will last for just over an hour.
During our second in-person consultation we will review your home evaluation booklet, as well as the customized marketing plan that we’ve specifically prepared for you. This meeting usually lasts 30-45 minutes.
If we have answered all of your questions and you are comfortable with us, we’ll sign a Listing Agreement – and then the fun will begin!
2-3 weeks prior, our home inspector will conduct a pre-home inspection to see if there are any minor repairs that must be completed before listing. At this stage you’ll start to de-clutter, do minor repairs, and complete any last minute painting or touch-ups. We will guide you through this entire process and can recommend a number of trustworthy handymen to help.
1-2 weeks before listing we’ll get our ads ready by photographing the exterior of your home. We’ll discuss all pricing strategies and pick the best one for you. Then we’ll create exposure by distributing over 20,000 flyers and placing ads in The Home News Publication, which is distributed to 30,000+ homes. The stager will come for a complimentary meeting and complete a room-by-room analysis of what needs to be staged and decorated and what furniture needs to be added or replaced.
By this time it will be one week or less until listing. All the floor plans will be completed with room-by-room dimensions. We will have a walk through and a final room-by-room analysis with inclusions and exclusions listed. You must provide us with a survey, all legal documents, tax number, and all keys. This is when the Coming Soon sign will be installed.
These are the final days before your home hits the market. The stager will come back to actually stage and decorate your home, and our cleaning team will thoroughly clean. Our photographer and videographers will take over 500 photos and shoot a 3-5 minute video of your home, and also the neighbourhood. The home inspector will come for the second time to update the report if needed. At this time the 20,000 flyers will be picked-up and are immediately distributed to the neighbourhoods by Canada Post. Finally, the lockbox will be placed on the property and we will be ready to hit the market.