Steps to Selling for Top Dollar

To ensure you understand the home selling process, this important guide has been created based on insider reports. By reading 10 tips, you will learn how to protect and capitalize on your investment, reduce the stress typically associated with the process, be in control of the process, and also make as much on the sale of your home as possible.


01. Deciding To Sell

In real estate, timing can influence your home’s selling price. Factors like how quickly you need to sell, whether it’s a buyers or sellers market and seasonality all play a role in your home’s final selling price.

02. Finding the REALTOR® for you

The REALTOR® who helped you buy your home is a good place to start. They already know your home and they know you, so you’ll be saving time right from the start. Or look for names on “For Sale” signs in your neighbourhood or ask your friends and family. Make sure to interview two or three candidates and choose the one you like best.

03. Sign a Listing Agreement

This authorizes your REALTOR® and their brokerage to market and sell your home. It will define the legal relationship between you and the real estate brokerage and also set a time limit for your REALTOR® to sell your home.

04. Determine your home’s asking price

The right asking price will attract buyers and pay you a maximum return. Setting too low a price means you could miss out on thousands of dollars. Setting too high a price will scare away buyers. Your goal is to find fair market value.

05. Add some specialists to your team

Similar to when you bought your home, it’s essential to have a notary public or a lawyer handle all the various documents that change hands and make sure your best interests are being protected at all times.

06. Preparing Your Home for Sale

First impressions matter. Now is the time to see your home through a buyer’s eyes: get ride of the clutter, clean and repair as much as you can, within reason. Remember, weigh the cost of all your improvements versus the potential financial return.

07. Let your REALTOR® do what they do best

Your home has never looked so good and now it’s time for your REALTOR® to market it to potential buyers. This happens with a “For Sale” sign, open houses, newspaper ads, a listing on the MLS®, the internet, and, of course, through your REALTORS®’ relationship with other REALTORS®.

08. Prepare your finances

Will the buyer “assume” your mortgage or are you “discharging” it? If you’re buying a new home, is your mortgage “portable”? What taxes are involved? These are important questions to ask your REALTOR®, your mortgage lender and your notary public or lawyer.

09. Receive an offer

Although your REALTOR® will walk you through the process, be prepared for some stress. You will see every offer since it’s required that your REALTOR® show you every offer that’s submitted. You will have three options: you can accept, you can reject or you can “sign back” or “counter”. Ask your REALTOR® what these terms mean. Happy negotiating!

10. Close the deal

You were successful and have drafted a legally binding agreement. Are you done? Not quite yet. Contact your lawyer or notary public, contact your lending institution and consult your REALTOR®. Immediately start satisfying any conditions of the agreement that require action on your part. On closing day, your lawyer or notary public will finalize all the details and give you a cheque for the net proceeds.

How We Help

selling your home can be a daunting task

From setting the price to creating marketing campaigns for traditional media and web, our Realtors have proven plans that will match your home with the right buyers for the right price. We are committed to fast, professional and courteous personal service to help you understand and feel at ease throughout the home selling process. Our trained and certified Realtors specialize in the York Region, GTA, and GTA North real estate market.


A Main Street Realtor will;

  • Conduct a complete property profile, including current condition, locations, surroundings and special features
  • Provide a comparative market analysis that will show you what houses in your area have sold for in the recent months
  • Set a price for your home with the goal to sell it fast while maximizing your profit
  • Market your home through marketing practices like newspaper advertising, list it on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), create a “features sheet” or video, conduct Open Houses and use blogs, social media channels, various websites and their own personal peer network for contacts and referrals
  • Negotiate with the buyer on your behalf
  • Help you secure the assistance of other professionals you’ll need during the process make sure all the required paperwork is fully completed, accurate and that deadlines are met
  • Work with you to resolve any challenges that may arise

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The Real Cost of Selling

Spending To Sell?

It’s best to have a realistic sense of what you'll have to -- or want to -- spend to prep for a sale.


These can run anywhere between 3% and 7% depending on where you live and what you negotiate with your agent. A 4% real estate commission on a house that sells for $350,000 will set you back $14,000. In a hot market, you may be able to avoid this fee by selling your own home. But it’s wise to still consult an appraiser to help determine your home’s worth (starting at around $300) and a real estate lawyer to draw up the paperwork.
The real estate industry estimates staging a home can add between four and 15 per cent to the asking price.
Budget for at least $500, sometimes more depending on how complex your deal is.

If you are buying a new home, land transfer tax can easily be your biggest expense. The tax is based on a percentage of the purchase price of the home and it varies from province to province (ranging from .5% to 2% of the total property value).
Depending on where you’re moving and how much stuff you have to shift, you’ll likely need to factor in at least a couple of hundred dollars for moving expenses — unless, of course, you have your own truck and willing friends who will work for pizza and beer.

Becoming a new home member

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