Selling your Mississauga property
If you are interested in selling your Mississauga home, condo or townhouse, one of the best ways of doing so is by price it right and offering an open house. This allows you to do a number of things with one event:
- Gets the word out that your house is on the market;
- Allows you to network with potential buyers and agents;
- Let’s you maximize the amount of buyers visiting your house
- Gives you the chance to meet with potential buyers and help sell your home
Before you can throw an open house and sell your house in Mississauga, you will need to:
Clean and repair your home
This should be self-evident. When asking yourself how to sell your home, cleaning up should be the first thing that comes to mind. Clean every nook and cranny like you have never done before. It should be as if inspectors will be walking through your home. Actually, that is exactly what it is. It is an open house, after all.
Stage your home
Put away toys, collections, knickknacks etc. If you are trying to sell your house in Mississauga, you want potential buyers to walk in and imagine how their belongings, furniture etc. will fit in your home not be overwhelmed with all your stuff.
Take down family photos, trophies and other personal touches. Buyers need to imagine the house as a blank slate, ready to decorated by the next home owner. When they come for your open house, they need to be able to envision themselves living in it.
Consider holding an early viewing just for the locals
If you are trying to sell your house, you do not want an open house event to be flooded by neighbours simply browsing. For instance, if you are having an open house from 2pm to 5pm., invite your neighbors in the afternoon. It will make them feel good and allow the agent to focus on the most interested parties when the real open house starts.
Make sure your open house is listed on the MLS and on other Internet sites. A good Realtor will know what to do. Selling your house in Mississauga means good marketing and making sure that everyone knowns your house is for sale. There is a lot of competition in such a large city and your house has to stand out.
Post lots of pictures, make sure you have mail outs and even take out ads in your local paper. An open house is only as successful as the amount of people you can attract. This obviously increases your chances that one of them will be your buyer.
If you are interested in selling your home or property, there are a number of factors to keep in mind. Often people are stuck asking themselves, “how?” Hopefully the below seven tips will help you on your way.
1. Don’t ask for too much money.
When you purchase a home, you need to keep in mind that the money you paid for when you bought it might not necessarily be its current worth—or that it’s appreciated in value since you bought it. If you expect to sell your home, you will need to be reasonable.
2. Don’t skip the marketing.
Now a days, a for sale sign and a nice online photo does not make the cut. You will need to consider things like staging your home and involving a Realtor to properly advertise internally.
3. Get help
If you’ve bought and sold half a dozen homes of your own or you live in a sought-after neighborhood where they sell in two days, you might be able to pull it off on your own. If you aren’t a seasoned Realtor, however, you might want to consider allowing a professional to take over. Some people even feel more comfortable buying from a professional Realtor.
4. Fix things that are broken
If sellers walk through your house and can blatantly see all the things they are going to need to fix to move in, not only may this be a deterrent, but they might wonder about all the things they are not seeing. Unless they are prepared for major renovations, they will move on to the next home.
5. Don’t get too attached
It was your home and now you are selling it. Prepare it for a future owner, do not cling on to items of the past or expect that everyone will like your current style or décor. The object is to sell your home, if you are too attached, maybe you do not really want to move.
Buyers should walk in and feel like they can move in the next day. Creating the comfortable and easy feeling will go a long way to selling your property.
7. Do not get offended by a low offer
Take this as an opportunity to negotiate. If people can save some money, they will try anything. Do not pass on an offer simply because you don’t like buying tactics.
For Sale By Owner (FESBO) With MLS Listing
I can offer you a flat fee for listing your Mississauga House or condo on MLS without representation. Which means I’ll just upload your property information on MLS and you will take care of the rest. This is same as For Sale By Owner (FSBO) but with the power of MLS system. You will find more
information on how to list your Mississauga property on this site, but if you have any questions please feel free to call me.
How much do you charge to list my Mississauga property on MLS?
I charge a flat fee of $799 to list your property on MLS, you can always upgrade to full representation Flat Fee MLS package at any time. Your property will go on
Toronto MLS and also Realtor.ca which will give access to public to see your listing.
“MLS” stands for ‘multiple listing service’ which is a database owned by real estate boards and their regional trade associations.
MLS systems are the primary channel for publicizing listings among agents and brokerages. Every day, new listings enter the MLS database and flow to all subscribing agents and services.
Getting Listed on you Local Mississauga MLS FAQ
Can you list your property on MLS without going through Realtor?
No you can not list your property on MLS without a Realtor. MLS is a member base system, Realtors pay to maintain the MLS system. Public do not have direct access to MLS, only Realtor have access to MLS system. Realtor can charge you a MLS listing fee or Commission to have your property on MLS.
How to list on MLS in Mississauga?
You can hire a Realtor and pay him for his services to have your property on MLS. The Realtor might charge a Flat fee (Real Estate Flat Rate) or a commission for his/her services.
What is the cost of Listing my Property on MLS in Mississauga?
Not every brokerage allow flat fee for listing for just MLS listing. There is no fixed flat fee rate, each and every Realtor or Real estate agent have a different pricing, based on location and level of services you require.
Can a Realtor from Ontario list your property anywhere in Canada?
No, Ontario Realtors are license only in Ontario, and can not, and have no access to other Province’s MLS system. However they can list any property on MLS in Ontario.
Is MLS listing same as Private listing?
No, MLS listing gets your property on Realtor.ca, local MLS system, but theprivate sites just list it on their own site.
Hope those answers were helpful
In the past, MLS listings have been a ‘secret weapon’ because real estate agents (Realtors) had exclusive access to the data in the database they owned. Now, though, MLS listings can be found across numerous internet sites that often add additional valuable data, such as the most recent sale price for each home.
Some agents try to control access to MLS data by requiring that potential buyers enter their contact information before being allowed to see details about a property that interests them.
Things to Know About the MLS
- MLS results don’t add up to the national sales figures reported by the National Association of Realtors. The NAR uses a formula that projects sales based on a sampling of regional sales.
- MLS systems must allow discount and ‘by owner’ listings entered by licensed agents. Numerous court decisions affirm the right of agents to operate their businesses as they see fit, even if that means that full-price agents are annoyed when ‘by owner’ listings are entered into the MLS by a discount-fee agent.
- MLS sales reports are a good estimate of market activity, but are not the final word. Participating agents often postpone paperwork such as entering ‘sold’ listings into the MLS. County property and tax records are the most authoritative source for actual sales, though it takes time for the latest sales to show up in those systems.
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