6 Quick Steps to Selling Your Home


Having lived in the same home for several years or perhaps decades, the selling process may seem complicated and nearly impossible. Feel confident in your decisions and gain valuable insight by reviewing our step-by-step guide on the selling process.

  1. Choose Your REALTOR®

Selling your home may appear intimidating, but with the assistance of a skilled REALTOR®, your experience will easy and seamless. Every individual or family has a unique set of circumstances, and it is imperative to choose an agent who will work eagerly to craft creative solutions to satisfy your needs. In order to facilitate a stress-free transaction, your REALTOR® will utilize their private network of real estate professionals, which include sub-contractors, home inspectors, photographers, and marketing consultants. Once you have chosen your REALTOR®, you will sign a professional consultation agreement and a multiple listing contract. 

  1. Stage Your Home for Showings

 Preparing your home for showings is of the utmost importance. Afterall, you can only make a great first impression, once! Based on the professional expertise of your REALTOR®, they will provide you with valuable insights into how your home can sparkle and shine at its absolute best. Many times, REALTORS® will suggest decluttering living spaces, moving extra furniture into a garage/temporary storage room, painting the interior one consistent neutral shade, having carpets/floors cleaned, and enlisting the assistance of a professional cleaning service. Once completed, the professional suggestions of your REALTOR® will help you secure a higher selling price.

  1. Marketing Plan

 After your home has been properly prepared for showings, your REALTOR® will schedule all the necessary appointments for essential marketing materials. Some of the professionals may include a photographer, videographer, and/or a 3D Matterport Tour Expert. Additionally, they will schedule public open houses and agent open houses to ensure your home receives maximum exposure. Signage will be provided, as will an array of online listings on the MLS.ca, REALTOR.ca, macrealty.com, and other home websites.

  1. Showings, Offers, Negotiations, and Inspections

 Once showings begin, offers will inevitably follow. When offers are received, your REALTOR® will provide you with your offers, to which you may accept, counter, or reject. After receiving an acceptable offer and negotiating with the buyers, your home will be under contract. Inspections of the property will follow and the buyers may request repairs, to which you may accept or reject. Your REALTOR® then liaises with the buyer or buyer’s agent to satisfy Subject Clauses.

  1. Schedule Movers, Cancel Utilities, and Forward Mail

 Get ready to move and close! Be sure to schedule your movers, cancel/redirect your utilities, and forward your mail to your next address. If you have any questions or need a referral for reliable movers, ask your REALTOR® for assistance.


  1. Close and Celebrate

 Visit the lawyer to sign any necessary closing documents and to complete the title transfer. Relax and enjoy the next exciting chapter of your life!