Looking to sell?
Need expert advice?
When it comes to selling your home, hiring a real estate agent means less work, worry, and risk. Hire someone who is knowledgeable and well-versed in all aspects of the real estate industry.
01 Connect with our realtor
02 Evaluate your property value
03 Sell your property successfully.
01 Choose the right time to sell
02 List your home on an online site such as MLS (multiple listing service) or Centris
03 Identify ways to increase the value of your home before you sell
04 Determine an appropriate sale price
05 Arrange showings and open houses
06 Complete the necessary paperwork
07 Commission to a realtor is based on the home’s sale price and typically ranges from 2% to 6%, depending on location.
Understanding the process
01 Cost of selling your home
Standard costs you can expect to pay to include:
legal costs for services, including a statement of adjustment
a mortgage discharge fee to remove the collateral hold on your home (known as a “release” in Quebec)
A statement of adjustment requires the buyer to reimburse you if you prepaid your property taxes past the date on which you sell your home.
Other potential costs:
realtor or real estate agent fees
staging fees, if you choose to stage your home yourself or pay a professional to make your home more appealing to potential buyers
cleaning fees, if you choose to hire a professional cleaner
mortgage prepayment penalties, if you sell your home before the end of your mortgage term
02 Setting Your Home’s Sale Price
To help you set the right sale price for your home, you can:
compare current sales listings of similar homes in your neighbourhood
ask a realtor to suggest a price
Remember to factor all of your selling costs into your sale price.
03 Important Documents
Once your home is on the market, gather any documents that will help you with the selling process, including:
property tax receipts