Selling Your Home

Selling Your Home

Spring is when many people think about purchasing a home.  This is one of the best times to put your home on the market.  There are many things a seller can do to ensure that their sale goes smoothly, for the best possible price.

1.         Get your home ready

Get rid of the clutter.  Clean up and tidy up; wash off those sticky fingerprints, wash the windows, get rid of those boxes sitting the corner.  Often, painting will make a big difference to how a room looks.  Ask your real estate agent to give you pointers as to where you can put your effort for the best return.

2.         Find a Realtor

Choose a realtor carefully.  Get referrals from your friends; interview several realtors.  Ask the realtor how they plan to market your home.  You want your realtor to get you the best price possible – but starting at an unrealistically high price may not get you that best price.

3.         Talk to your bank

Will there be a payout penalty on your mortgage?  What is the mortgage payout amount?  Will there be a discharge fee?

4.         Choose a lawyer

At A.R.E. Law we do our best to ensure that your sale goes smoothly.  We pride ourselves on being Approachable, Reliable and Efficient.  We will review all of your documents with you to ensure that you know what you are signing.