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Selling a Home in Victoria, BC

A few tips to get you the best price for your home with the least amount of stress.

The real estate market is hot right now. In Victoria, we have seen a record-breaking low number of properties for sale, most often resulting in an increase in demand for the homes that are listed. 

There is no denying that the market plays a big role in the sale of your home; however, there are other factors that need to be considered to get you the best price for your home with the least amount of stress. 

Consider your goals with the sale of your home

Asides from receiving the best price for your home, your goals when selling might involve the following scenarios: 

  • Are you looking to sell and then buy? 
  • Can you buy before you sell? 
  • Do you want to rent back your house for a portion of time after the sale? 
  • Is there an ideal timeframe for the sale to be completed? 

Defining your goals will help us determine the marketing strategy and listing timeline best suited for you. 

Find the right real estate agent for you

It is our job as real estate professionals to take every step to achieve the best possible outcome for you. 

To us, this involves research, high quality presentation, intentional marketing, and effective communication. 

You should feel well informed about the sale of your home and confident that your Realtor is acting in your best interests. 

Interviewing a real estate agent before committing to their services can help provide you with peace of mind and ensure the home selling process is a well organized, successful, and positive experience. 

Strategically prepare your home for a great first impression 

Even in a hot market, the first impression of a property can go a long way in the outcome of a sale. 

These are a few things we may want to consider to help showcase the value of your property. 

Before the listing goes live, take some time to declutter your home if possible. Keeping things clean and tidy can help prospective buyers envision the full potential of each space. 

If there are any minor repairs that need to happen, ideally we’ll get them fixed before listing. No matter how small they may seem, when a buyer notices something that needs to be repaired, they often begin looking for other issues which can impact how they feel about the value of the home. 

Expanding on this, depending on how we are positioning the sale of your property, it might make sense to invest in small improvements, such as a fresh coat of paint or some landscaping. 

Now, if you’re thinking about completing any major renovations before listing, we should consider the return on investment you’re looking to achieve to ensure your time and energy is well spent. 

Download our Seller’s Guide 

We have designed our Seller’s Guide to provide an overview of what to expect when selling your home, as well as the steps and strategies we take to achieve the best possible results for you. 

With each home presenting unique characteristics and opportunities, our guide won’t cover everything, but it will give you a solid starting point for becoming a knowledgeable and experienced seller.

Thank you for being here,

Alex Hughes* and Ricki-Lee Jewell, Victoria, BC Real Estate Agents

*Personal Real Estate Corporation

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