What do the best real estate agents in Saskatoon do to help sell your home?
The best real estate agents in Saskatoon have to be jack of all trades. By using their experience as full time, real estate professionals, they are able to guide you to make the best real estate decisions. They will help you confidently prepare your home for sale, set a price, create a marketing strategy and negotiate with buyers.
Here are the top 6 things the best real estate agents in Saskatoon will do to help sell your home:
- Knowledge, Insights & Guidance
- Expertise on Saskatoon & area market pricing
- Creative marketing plans
- Excellent communication skills
- Negotiating the best deal
- Making the whole process comfortable and easy
1) Knowledge, Insights & Guidance
When you’re selling your home in Saskatoon, the first step will be to meet with your real estate agent to discuss your property. During this meeting, your agent will tour your home to understand the special features that will help or hinder the sales process.
It's all in the details
The best real estate agents in Saskatoon are experts on the details that buyers look for in a home. Over the years, you may have grown accustomed to some of the eccentricities of your home without realizing that a few simple improvements could drastically increase the marketability of your property. Sometimes it's as simple as a fresh paint job, removing excess furniture and clutter, or removing carpet to reveal hardwood floors. A top agent might even suggest larger improvements -- like renovating a kitchen or bathroom -- that will considerably raise the value of the home.
At Tait Real Estate, both Jamie Tait and Ross Tait have extensive knowledge in home construction and home renovations in the Saskatoon Area. In addition to being a REALTOR, Jamie Tait is a certified Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter. He graduated from SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology) and started his career in residential and commercial construction before getting his Real Estate License.
Ross Tait has over 25 years of experience in general contracting and home renovations and has a keen eye for detail. They are both able to confidently evaluate your home and suggest any improvements that could potentially increase the marketability of your property.
2. Pricing Your Home Correctly.
Understanding how to price a home is one of a real estate agent’s most valuable skills. The best Real Estate agents in Saskatoon will price your home using their training, understanding of the Saskatoon market and comparable sales in the area. The best agents in Saskatoon should have a reputation for pricing homes accurately and not just telling you what you want to hear so that they can get your listing.
Once Jamie or Ross have toured your property in Saskatoon, they will prepare a comprehensive CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) report, which is an examination of the prices that similar or comparable properties in the same area recently sold for.
As a seller, you should be aware that pricing a home too high can cause major issues in the sale. Buyers may avoid it, and if they avoid the home long enough, it could develop a bad reputation. Eventually, you could be forced to drop the price to be competitive in the marketplace. Ultimately you may end up selling the house for less than what you would have if you had priced it correctly to begin with.
3. Marketing The Heck Out of Your Home.
The best real estate agents in Saskatoon are also experienced marketers. A top real estate agent knows how crucial the marketing step is to selling your home.
Licensed real estate agents are able to post listings to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), a national database of homes for sale. This database is searchable by other real estate agents and by the public at Realtor.ca. The top Realtors in Saskatoon know what to include in these listings to make them the most attractive to potential buyers.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
At Tait Real Estate, the marketing process starts with taking great pictures of your property, and hiring a professional photographer if necessary. Jamie Tait and Ross Tait understand that photographs of your property are one of the essential elements in selling your home. Your photos are the first impression home buyers will have of your home, and if your pictures aren’t up to par, you could lose out on a significant amount of interested buyers.
The MLS isn’t enough.
The best real estate agents in Saskatoon are well versed on how to get the word out using all available marketing channels, not just the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
Jamie Tait and Ross Tait will ensure your property is marketed on multiple marketing channels including their website www.taitrealestate.ca, which draws high traffic and showcases all of their properties for sale. They will also profile your property using social media, including Facebook, Instagram and other platforms, to help spread the word.
Jamie and Ross have also carefully developed relationships with an extensive network of buyer's agents in Saskatoon and surrounding area. More than 50 percent of home sales are cooperative sales, where a seller's agent works with a buyer's agent.
4. Communication is key.
As a seller, you have the right to know what is going on with the sale of your home. A top agent will make sure they are keeping in touch and letting you know of any updates in the market.
At Tait Real Estate, Jamie and Ross ensure that they regularly update clients on the feedback from showings and on anything else that may concern them.
Keeping you calm when the pressure's on
Not every sale goes smoothly—sometimes there are bumps in the road. The best real estate agents will try to shield their clients from the high drama unless there's a reason to fill them in. Top agents don't just sell your house. They can also act as a confidant and counselor, making your sale much less stressful.
Jamie Tait and Ross Tait understand that selling your home in Saskatoon can be an emotional journey. They approach the selling process as problem-solvers and always keep a positive approach and come up with proactive solutions.
Once there are prospective buyers, Jamie and Ross will arrange all of the showings and open houses. They will help you to make sure that your house is ready for each showing.
5. Negotiating like a pro.
The best agents in Saskatoon will go out of their way to fight hard for the best price, terms and conditions for your home. A great Real Estate agent will always have your best interest in mind, and will advocate for the best possible terms for the transaction. Everything in Real Estate contracts is negotiable, and top agents won’t hesitate to counteroffer with a price, or terms, that are more favorable to you.
Jamie Tait and Ross Tait are both skilled and experienced negotiators. They will do what is necessary to get the job done right. They will take the time to understand the real value of each element of the sale for you specifically and they will push to get you everything you deserve, every time.
6. Closing with ease.
Selling a home can be very stressful, but when you have a top shelf agent in your corner who is taking care of the little details, the process is much easier. As the closing draws near, your agent will need to take care of all the loose ends for the sale of your home including, coordinating with your mortgage advisor, lawyer etc… Your real estate agent will ensure the closing process is as seamless as possible, and help you avoid all of the paperwork headaches.
You can be confident that Tait Real Estate will deliver exceptional value when selling your home every time. As two of the best real estate agents in Saskatoon, they value honesty above all else and always put YOUR needs before their own. They always act professionally as they know they are representing you to everyone they encounter in the home sale journey.
Contact Tait Real Estate for a free market evaluation of your home.