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The best way to sell a property

Immo-Planete is a simple website to use, convenient, environmentally and economically simple, which aims to connect the largest number of buyers and sellers. In this difficult economic climate, buyers are looking more and more to buy there home directly from the owners. ImmoPlanete is the efficient solution in the category of specialized sites of real estate between sellers and buyers.

Why sell your property

We often hear that such person has sold his house and cash thousands of dollars! Is this true? The answer to several owners sellers is "NO". Selling your home with high price is related to the current real estate market.
So if you decide to sell your house is usually by requiring, for example, buying a larger property, loss of job, get closer to the old or sick parents ... etc..

Comparison: ImmoPlanete Vs Broker

Why an owner, like you, chose to sell his property on IMMOPLANETE?

The answer is simple: You know your home and neighborhood better than everybody else. Take the example of your property $ 300,000.00 and see how IMMOPLANETE can save you.
Type of cost Broker IMMOPLANETE
IMMOPLANETE (0%) 5% $395
Real estate broker  (5%) $15000+Tx=17088.75  
Certified appraiser $400 + Tx= $455.7 $400 + Tx= $455.7
Building inspector $500 + Tx= $569.625 $500 + Tx= $569.625
Notary $1000 + Tx= $1139.25 $1000 + Tx= $1139.25
Transfer taxe $3000 $3000
Move to your new home  $1500 $1500
TOTAL $23,753.32 $6,864.52
 
Its a simple and pure comparison, in fact about $17,000.00 will remain in your bank account, take your family on holiday and enjoy life!!!!
Take note that the fees above are approximate and may be slightly changed.
 
When should you sell? 

The market tends to be more active during the summer because parents want to register their children in schools at the beginning of the school year. The summer is also typically when most homes are likely to be available.
In general, markets tend to have some balance between buyers and sellers along the year. In a given community, for example, there may be fewer buyers during the winter time, but there are also likely to see fewer houses available for purchase. Thus, house prices tend to rise or fall due to popular demand ..Owners are encouraged to sell when their house is ready for sale.

A- Hire a Home Inspector

Like most professions, you will find qualified and unqualified, individuals calling themselves a professional. Here are a few ways you can protect yourself from hiring an unqualified inspector:

A home inspector should be able to e-mail you a copy of a sample report. If it's three or four pages long, don't hire that person. While lengths of reports may vary, comprehensive reports average between 20 and 50 pages and contain color photographs highlighting defects or problems.

Inspector fee may vary from 400$ to 600$, depending on the size of your property. Once the inspection is done, it will take between 3 to 4 business days to receive the report. This report will help you to prepare your home to sell and it will be a good document to show to a potential buyer.

B- Home staging, is it a good idea?

Yes, staging your house is one of the principal keys to sell a property. Hiring a professional is highly recomanded. If you do not feel hiring aprofessional, here are some tips to prepare your home to sell:

1- Rearrange Bedrooms, closets and Kitchen Cabinets

Imagine what buyers can think about you if they see everything organized. They say that you take care of the rest of the house as well. Things you may organize:

  • Line up shoes.
  • Hang shirts together, buttoned and facing the same direction.
  • Alphabetize spice jars.
  • Neatly stack dishes.
  • Turn coffee cup handles facing the same way.

2- Rent a Storage space

Almost every home shows better with less furniture. Remove pieces of furniture that block paths and walkways and put them in storage. Since your bookcases are now empty, store them. Remove extra leaves from your dining room table to make the room appear larger. Leave just enough furniture in each room to showcase the room's purpose and plenty of room to move around.

C- Repairs Before Selling

1- Flooring Fixes

Homes built in the late 1940s, means the floors are original, hardwood oak. Wood floors are a hot item today, but preferences over the years have changed.

Hardwood Floors
If your home has hardwood floors, that's what buyers want, and it would pay to have the carpeting removed and the floors refinished.

Ceramic
Replace chipped or cracked tiles. Clean or replace the grout.

2- Paint Ceilings & Walls

Buyers spend more time than you would think staring at ceilings. They are looking for signs of a leaky roof, but what you don't want them to see are stains from grease or smoke and ceiling cracks. Nothing says freshness like new paint, and it's the most cost effective improvement. Use fiberglass tape on large cracks, cover with joint compound and sand. Paint a neutral color.

3- Kitchen Improvements

Cabinets are typically the most expensive items to replace in a kitchen. If you don't have to replace them, you'll save a lot of money. However, if the cabinets are old, your house might not sell if the cabinets aren't replaced.

  • Cabinets: resurfacing is your best option. This involves attaching a thin veneer to the surface of the cabinets and replacing the doors and hardware . If your cabinets are painted, add a fresh coat of paint and new hardware.
  • Counter tops, sinks & faucets: granite counters are not necessary. Simple laminates, newer faucets and sparkling sinks sell. Buyers don't want leaky faucets or stained sinks.

4- Bathrooms

If you wish to renew your bathroom, but you simply can’t afford to rip everything out and start from scratch, it is still possible to renovate your bathroom on a relatively small budget yet create a wonderful transformation. New floors, fixtures and lights payoff.

D- HINTS, TIPS AND TRICKSS

  • The first thing buyers see is the front of the house,
  • A clean home is always more pleasant,
  • A tidy house gives an feeling of spaciousness and openness,
  • Perform all minor repairs,
  • Create a pleasant atmosphere
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