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Things to know while your house is for sale

Now that your home is for sale, what do you do in the meantime? Here's a list of a few points to remember and take note of so you're not feeling helpless throughout the process.

Be flexible - Be as flexible as possible with showing times. Make it easy for buyers to come and view your home so you don't miss out on a potential sale. I realize that there are circumstances when this doesn't allow but being as flexible as you can without too much of an inconvenience to your schedule will have it's benefits.  

Open houses - I leave the decision of whether or not to do an open house up to my sellers. I've found that in some instances, an open house was useful and resulted in a success. However, more times than

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Things you should consider

So you're ready to put your house up for sale. What should you do to make it more sale-able, attract more buyers, and more importantly get more money in your pocket? Here's a list of things to consider before putting your house on the market.

Renovations - I don't recommend doing any major renovations just to sell your home but if you are willing to do the work (or can get it done inexpensively) then consider smaller renovations like adding a backsplash, fresh paint on the walls, and landscaping to add more curb appeal. These will go a long way for potential buyers.

Clean - The power of a clean house is strong, I highly recommend giving the inside a thorough cleaning before allowing potential buyers through your door.

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You already understand the importance of hiring a Realtor® from this page, what are the fees that you will incur? As a seller you don't pay for any inspections requested by the buyer or a land titles transfer fee but there are a few costs that you will encounter.

Commissions - This is the big one. As a seller you pay both the buying and selling agent's commissions. When you purchase a home, you won't have this cost.  This will come out of your proceeds at the end from the lawyer. Commissions are typically a percentage of the sale price of the home and most often you will see a percentage that looks like 6/4/2. This means that the commission is 6% of the 1st $100,000, 4% of the 2nd $100,000, and 2% of any remaining balance. I also can offer a flat fee

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