Seller Tips

If you are thinking about selling your home, you need to have a plan. Here are some guidelines:

  1. Find the Right Representative
    • The experience and knowledge of a dedicated real estate professional can be priceless. A good Real Estate Sales Consultant forms a powerful team with his or her clients that makes it possible for them to have a smooth, successful, stress-free sale.
  2. Determine your needs/wants for the sale and for your new home.
    • Selling your primary residence can be tricky because you have to simultaneously be thinking about where you would like to buy. First weigh your priorities – selling price is certainly important, but having a quick and efficient sale can often be worth accepting a slightly lower offer. Talk to your Jamaican Real Estate Sales Consultant and make sure you’re comfortable with where your priorities are.
    • At the same time, you should be compiling a needs/wants list for the home you will buy. You will probably have to act fairly quickly when your house sells, so any amount of preparation you can do will serve you well.
  3. Prepare your house for showing
    • Under-prepared homes can be sales disasters. Your home will never get as much attention from potential buyers as when it is first listed, so clearing clutter, cleaning, making repairs, and putting your home’s best foot forward is essential. Don’t “open for business” until your home is ready to be seen as favorably as possible.
  4. Find out what your local market looks like.
    • Being realistic about your market is the key to a smooth sale. There is no substitute for a professional real estate representative when it comes to local market knowledge.
  5. List Away!
    • Lots of photos and online exposure are the key to getting a good response for your listing. Working with an agent who uses an integrated marketing approach online and offline is a great step in the right direction. Now just “open” the house and sit back and wait for the flood of eager buyers!
    • Listing a home can be frightening, but the right Real Estate Sales Consultant will make it simple and stress-free!
  6. Get a valuation report
    • It’s a good idea to get a valuation report to determine the value of the property up front. While real estate agents have a fair idea of the right proposed selling price, the valuation report is more accurate.
  7. Closing costs to expect
    • Valuation Report
    • Real Estate Dealer’s commission ( if one is used).
    • Government and Attorney Fees:
    • Taxes and Water Rate
    • Transfer Tax (4%)
    • 1/2 Stamp Duty (1 1/2 % of Purchase Price)
    • 1/2 Registration Fee (.25% of Purchase Price)
    • 1/2 Vendor’s Attorney’s Fee for preparing Agreement of Sale.
    • Attorney’s fees on Transfer.

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