The vast majority of people hire a real estate agent to help them sell their Whistler property. In fact, 92% of homes sold in the Canada in 2021 were sold using an agent or a broker. Of course, most people know how invaluable and helpful a local Whistler real estate agent is during the selling process. But most people don't realize that realtors are extremely helpful to you before, during, and after the sale goes through.
Want to learn how to maximize the benefits of working with a local Whistler agent? Check out these often-forgotten ways we can help throughout the entire Whistler home or condo selling process — from point A to point Z.
Before the Sale of a Whistler Property
Before selling your Whistler home or condo, your real estate agent can help you determine a listing price. Based on an assessment of the market and competition, your agent can help you find a reasonable and competitive price to offer your Whistler home at. Correctly pricing a Whistler property is one of the most critical things in producing promising results for the sale of your property — getting it to sell fast and for a price that makes you as much money as possible.
In addition to pricing your Whistler property correctly, an agent can help you stage your home for prospective buyers looking at the house. Staging is important for buyers to visualize the property as their future home. Research has consistently shown that well-staged homes sell faster. Ask your real estate agent for suggestions to help stage your home well. They often have connections to other helpful resources, including professional stagers.
During the Sale of a Whistler Property
Once you’ve listed your Whistler home or condo for sale, your real estate agent's talent gets the chance to shine by marketing your home and attracting as many potential buyers as possible. Your agent's role is vital in promoting the house on the WLS (Whistler Listing Service) & MLS (Multiple Listing Service). In addition, they can list it on their website. Your Whistler agent should help promote the property for sale through personal connections, blogs, social media sites, and many other avenues and relationships they've made through the years.
An essential component of effective marketing of your home is photos. Photos often attract a buyer to want to learn more or run the other way! Bad pictures can seriously hurt your chances of selling your Whistler property. Be sure to select an agent experienced in many avenues of helping you market your home, including one who has connections with top-notch photographers who specialize in real estate listings.
An experienced Whistler real estate agent can also help you find a qualified buyer. With years of experience comes the ability to vet candidates properly. Your agent should be helping you look through prospects and offers, answer any questions you may have throughout the process, and choose the best candidate and offer.
After the Sale of a Whistler Property
Congrats! Your Whistler property has sold! If you’re asking yourself, “now what?” you’re not alone. Your real estate agent still has a job to do, even after you’ve identified a buyer and accepted an offer. Your agent can help you negotiate any terms with the buyer. For example, if the buyer asks for an allowance to replace the roof, your real estate agent will help you negotiate a price that doesn't drain your wallet.
Other things can get complicated when selling a Whistler property, such as closing dates or contingencies. Many sellers often think that the agent's job is done once a buyer has been found. However, this is simply not true! An agent has an important role right up until the sale is finalized. Other things they should help you with after the offer has been accepted are scheduling the inspection along with any necessary repairs and scheduling the appraisal.
We'd Love to Help
Are you listing or planning to sell your Whistler property soon? From start to finish, a good Whistler agent has many roles throughout the process. Consider these important tips for selecting a qualified agent. Before the sale of your Whistler home or condo, they should help you determine a fair asking price and aid in preparing the house for listing. During the home sale, their role is to market your home well to attract buyers. Lastly, once a buyer has been identified, they should help you throughout the closing process. We'd love to tell you more about our unique sales process.