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RESOURCES FOR HOME SELLERS

There are a lot of things to consider and think about throughout the process of selling your home or cottage. We have put together a helpful selling guide to walk you through the steps from the initial planning stages, right up to signing the final paperwork.

  • 1. Planning to Sell Your Home or Cottage
    PLANNING

    There’s a lot to consider when it comes to selling a home or cottage. We think that some important factors to consider before selling are:
    • the time of year,
    • competition in your community or similar communities,
    • interests rates and the state of the real estate market, 
    • and your personal goals and timeframes.

    We can help you determine when is the best time for you to sell and how current real estate market conditions can impact your sale.

  • 2. Preparing Your House For A Sale
    PREPERATION

     When preparing your house for sale consider these important factors;

    • Declutter to make the maximize the space you have and allow potential buyers to imagine living in your home and remove personal items.

    • Make sure every room is staged to its optimal use. We will spend time with you identifying your house’s target buyer and we will help you to stage your home to reflect how they would want to live in it.

    • Clean! The cleaner your house is, the faster it will sell. Buyers will look at surfaces, inside your closets, your kitchen cupboards, your bathroom vanity, etc..

  • 3. Pricing & Marketing Your Home
    PRICING

    The right pricing strategy can make a difference between how much money is in your pocket at the end of the deal.

    Often we are asked these questions when we are working with our clients
    Should you price your home low for a bidding war?
    Price high and plan to negotiate?
    How do you factor in the time of year you decide to sell into your asking price?
    Should your listing price be a whole number (700,000) or end in 9’s (699,900) and does that matter?
    What should you include in the price?
    When is it time to lower the price?

    We think that when it comes to determining how much your home is worth, it’s important to look at:
    • recent sales in your neighbourhood
    • properties currently on the market
    • current market conditions
    • the pluses and minuses of your home

    All of these are good questions to ask when figuring out what to price your home at. We will take the time to sit down with you and uncover the answers to these questions, and to create the best pricing strategy for you and your home or cottage.

    MARKETING

    There is a lot more to marketing your home than just putting it on MLS/Realtor.ca – at least if you want to get top dollar. Not all real estate agents take the time to market your property properly to the correct people.

    We take price in our listings and we believe our sellers should get the very best service available.

    Our marketing plan involves:
    • Identifying your ideal buyer, 
    • Professional marketing materials that speak to your ideal buyer, 
    • Being found online and looking great,
    • Exposing your home new potential buyers.

  • 4. Showings

    Of course we will be with you every step of the way when it comes to showings, but here are some of our tips to owners to keep in mind:
    • You have to be flexible with showing times,
    • We like you and everything, but it's best if the owner leaves the property during showings,
    • Make sure your home is always clean and in top condition,
    • Be open to having an open house,
    • Answering questions and giving feedback in a timely manner.

  • 5. Evaluating & Negotiating Offers

    It's an exciting step, offers are starting to come in. We will guide you through the steps of evaluating an offer, negotiating and accepting a final offer.

    An offer will contain important pieces that we can help you leverage:
    • the deposit,
    • the price,
    • the closing date,
    • the conditions.

    Once receiving an offer, we will evaluate all factors with you and we will respond to the offer with an acceptance, a counter-offe or decline the offer.

    We pride ourselves in our process to provide our clients with solid advice, guidance and negotiating skills to get you what you want.

CLIENT REVIEWS

When dealing with Dolf, your not getting just any salesman, your getting some one with integrity and morals, you wont find a more honest salesmen in the muskoka area. Your in good caring hands with Dolf Witlox.

Bryan, Huntsville

As first time home owners who are new to the area, we had a lot of questions and needed a lot of guidance. Anzie went out of her way to help us find exactly what we wanted, and she also made herself available to us at all hours of the day. Any questions I had she answered, and went way out of her way to make us comfortable and informed. I couldn't have asked for a better experience buying our first home! I would reccomend Anzie and Dolf to anyone!

Erin, Bracebridge

Absolutely amazing people to work with. Dolf and Anzie go above and beyond. If you are looking to deal with a couple who run their business with integrity, honesty and the love of helping people, choose them. You will not regret it! If there were more than 5 stars, they would be receiving them.

Kaitlyn, Port Sydney

They're both very professional and super nice people. They helped us buy our first house 2 years ago and we'd use them again in the future as well. I definitely recommend them to anyone! It was a pleasure working with them.

Krystal, Huntsville

5 Stars!!! Dolf and Anzie are honest, genuine, kind, hard working and friendly. You won’t find better real estate agents anywhere! Highly recommended!

Simone, Baysville

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