SELLING YOUR HOME
Cindy is an award-winning real estate agent and broker with RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc., Brokerage in Uxbridge who has been helping people buy and sell their homes since 2000. Cindy and her team pride themselves on educating clients about the real estate market, negotiating the best possible price and terms for their sale or home purchase, and creating a positive real estate experience from start to finish.
There are a million different reasons why people sell their homes, but every seller has one thing in common: the desire to get as much money as possible from their existing residence as quickly and as hassle-free as possible. (If your home is your principal residence, you won't have to pay capital gains tax on any profits from the sale. If, on the other hand, it is an investment property, prepare for the tax man!)
Our team treats every home differently and each marketing package is tailored to you. We offer full service listings that get your home noticed and sold. Our team's commitment to you will include a proven marketing plan, follow-up and feedback on all showings of your property, regular market updates, and unlimited access to our wealth of real estate knowledge and contacts. Cindy is an Uxbridge market area expert with her pulse on the local market at all times, making her many years of experience and strong team of sales representatives a valuable asset for making informed decisions.
Before you begin the selling process, really evaluate why you're moving. Do you have too few rooms, or too many? Has your job moved to another city and you're relocating? Are the neighbours driving you away? Or are you simply looking for a change? A complete analysis of your current position will set a good foundation for your next home hunt.
BUY OR SELL FIRST?
Buy or sell first? That's tricky. After all, if you find a purchaser for your existing home, before you've found a new one, you may find yourself living out of a suitcase if convenient closing dates cannot be negotiated. On the other hand, if you find your dream home before you have sold your existing home, you may be faced with carrying two mortgages for a time.
So how do you manage? Easy. Do your homework and have a good idea about the neighbourhood and type of home you're looking for. Do an honest evaluation of your family's needs and budget. Speak to your sales representative and start your new home search as soon as your existing home hits the market.
If you've found a home, before you've sold your existing one, use "sale of your existing home" as a condition on your offer. If you don't sell your house within a fixed period of time, you can choose not to go through with the offer. This, however, is a difficult condition for many vendors to agree upon and you may find that you have to forgo your price negotiating power. Purchasing a home before you sell could be a risky strategy if you're counting on the proceeds from the sale.
If you've found a purchaser before you've found your next home, use "purchase of a new home" as a condition when you sign back the agreement. Again, it will only be for a fixed time. Even if you have not found the ideal next house by the time the deal closes, you may still wish to proceed with the offer. As a buyer with a "sold house" you will be in a better position to negotiate price.