Selling your home
David Richardson firmly believes that a ‘For Sale’ sign does not have meaning until there is a ‘SOLD’ sticker over it. Outlined below is his approach to marketing and selling your property – one that has been conditioned and defined by years of experience – of what works…and what doesn’t. When David presents his marketing plan to you, rest assured that it is tried, tested and proven.
It takes only three weeks to sell a property that is marketed properly and priced accurately.
- David's stager will come to your residence for a complimentary consult. The stager and her team will provide very valuable ideas of what to do with your existing furniture and personal items.
- David's landscaper will provide a general clean-up of your yard and beds, perform some pruning to improve views, bring in staging pots for colour, and power wash decks and patios that are in need.
- David's professional photographer will shoot both the interior and exterior photos of your property as well as the garden and the yard. A slide show gallery will be created for David's website.
- Your property will be measured by a qualified floor plan technician. A floorplan will be created that will be installed on David's website and handed out to Buyers at private showings and open houses.
- The house cleaning team will clean and prepare your house prior to the first open house.
- The above services are provided at no charge to all of David's clients.
Well done! Another sale that proves that you know exactly what you are doing and that your system works well. We could not be happier. I can’t get over the price we received and I know that was due to your expertise. Thank you for all of the service people you provided getting the house ready. It worked very well.
~ J. Livingstone, Kitsilano
- David’s Macdonald Realty ‘For Sale’ sign with open house sign toppers will be installed to alert the walk and drive by public. David's contact information will be included to generate inquiries. Even with increased web access, many purchasers still discover their new homes after passing by a ‘For Sale’ sign.
- Your property will be placed on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) System where 10,000+ local REALTORS® are immediately made aware that your property is for sale.
- Your property will be highlighted as a featured listing on David's website, TheColourOfRealEstate.com The listing will include key details about your property and the neighbourhood.
- The power of the internet will expose millions of viewers to your property. 90% of home purchasers start their search on-line so it is important to have solid exposure where consumers are looking. Your property will be seen on public sites such as REALTOR.ca, MACREALTY.com, REW.ca, and Realtylink.org
- David works in the largest Macdonald Realty office on Vancouver’s Westside. Even before a listing hits the MLS® system it is directly sent to the 176+ REALTORS® in his office who are likely to have clients looking for a property like yours.
- A REALTOR® Open House will be organized for the first designated weekday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to allow other REALTORS® to be the first to preview new properties on the market for active buyers. Public open houses (optional) will be arranged to maximize exposure of the property.
- Your property will be advertised for sale in the Vancouver Westside edition of the Real Estate Weekly and/or weekend Vancouver Sun. The time of the open house will be highlighted, and a prompt back to the website will be included to encourage views of the floor plan and additional photos.
- Professionally prepared marketing materials will be provided to Buyers at all showings and open houses. This includes a feature sheet with house, lot and zoning details, a floor plan, and a list of improvements and unique features of the property.
- David will contact all potential purchasers who have been in contact with him about similar properties. These represent strong, immediate prospects.
- David will also be proactive in networking with other REALTORS® in the area who have clients looking for a property similar to yours. These REALTORS® are aware of the most serious potential Buyers.
- A Cantonese/Mandarin speaking translator is available at all times for any buyer inquiries.
OFFERS & COMPLETION
- Once an offer is written, David will make arrangements to discuss it with you in private. You don’t have to respond immediately and can take as much time as you need to make a decision. You may want to discuss it with a family member.
- Your moving date is flexible, whether one month or five months. It’s up to you.
- David's office will prepare all documents required for the sale of your property and ensure that your lawyers and financial institutions have a complete set of documents in a timely fashion.
- David will provide you with a Moving Day Checklist, a comprehensive list of everyone you need to contact between the time you see the sold sticker on your sign and the day you move out.
- On your move out day, the house cleaning team will return to your house for another complimentary cleaning to prepare it for the new owner.
- David will arrange for the keys to be delivered to the new owners.
- If you need to purchase another property, David will provide you with the most up to date information on those listings and sales that fit your preferred property type and neighbourhood.
- David will explain what is involved when purchasing and support you by negotiating the best possible price, terms and conditions.