How do I find the right realtor?
Selling real estate is a complex transaction. In today’s market you need a proven professional, someone who is well informed and confident. When looking for a realtor to work with you should consider the Brokerage firm’s experience and reputation as well as the individual sales associate’s experience and personal style.
When is the right time to sell?
There are a variety of factors to consider when deciding when to sell. These include industry variables, personal and financial goals, and strategic drivers for divesting and investing in the market. If you are not sure, talk to myself, Ronald Klarenbeek for a free, no obligation, consultation that is specific to your needs.
How do I determine pricing?
I can assist you with researching comparables and determining the appropriate home value for your property. With my guidance you will feel confident in the price you set for your real estate transaction.
Waiting out the market…what should I do?
No one has a crystal ball and markets will fluctuate. There are many factors that can help you determine whether to consider selling or not and I will and can assist you in evaluating each of these, as well as interpreting overall factors such as neighborhood comparables, current interest rates and economic variables.
My first offer! Should I accept it?
Congratulations on receiving your first offer! First offers are often nerve wracking propositions, as you may wonder if it will be your best offer. I have the tools and expertise to evaluate any offer and advise you on the pros and cons of acceptance or counter offering.
Do I pay tax on any profit?
If you are selling your principle residence you are not required to pay taxes on the profit. However, if you are selling your investment home or vacation property, any investment gains will be subject to additional taxes known as capital gains tax. Referrals
You have accepted the offer; so now what is next?
If the sale is subject to specific terms, the conditions need to be removed in a specific period of time, known as subject removal. The subject removal period is typically from one week to 10 days and will be specified in the contract of purchase and sale. If there are no conditions attached to the sale, the next stage will be completion day.
I am a first time seller. What should I expect once I put my house on the market?
Wow, this is an exciting time for you; your home is on the market. If you are living in the home for sale, I, or your sales associate will notify you when there is a showing or open house scheduled. You will want to clean and de-clutter your home prior to any showings. If there is an offer, you will be notified immediately and your sales associate will walk you through the process, step by step.
When you do a free market evaluation, will you just tell me a price or will you give me recommendations for upgrades?
During a free market analysis I, Ronald Klarenbeek, will primarily be providing you with an estimated price for your home based on an evaluation of the current market. I will advise you on general selling features and how you may be able to promote you home. If you do have any further inquiries regarding how to make your home more appealing for sales please feel free to ask and I will provide you with as much information as possible.
My home is for sale. When should I start to look for a new place?
It all depends on the market. If the market is slowing down, you might want to wait until your property has sold before you start to look for a new place. If you do find a new place while your home is still for sale, you can write a condition in the offer that the purchase is subject to the sale of your home. Conversely, in a booming market you may wish to start looking for a new home before you sell your existing property as the average time listings stay on the marketing is shorter and you will want to be prepared if you sell your home quickly. I will assist you with any question or concerns you have during the decision making process.