SELLING A HOME
Are you looking to sell your home in the Greater Toronto Area? Merenda Real Estate Group is here to help you.
Since 1999, we’ve been helping clients buy, sell and manage property in Toronto. We’ve got an expansive grasp of the Toronto market, including its challenges, busiest areas, prominent neighbourhoods as well as what’s hot or about to hit the market.
We stand out against competition as we understand that the selling process starts with the buyer in mind, so we first provide a complete market analysis to determine a fair and appropriate price for your home.
We then do a walk through your home and advise which areas need updating to get your home in prime condition for showings. We will follow up with staging, high-quality photography and a comprehensive marking package to advertise your home in its best light. We feature your property on MLS as well as other sites for the most comprehensive coverage.
Once your property hits the market, you can expect to hear from our team regularly with updates on your neighbourhood, showing statistics, and all the information you will need make sure you home stays competitive in a constantly changing market.
The Merenda Real Estate Group comprises two brothers who have combined their knowledge of the local market and client savvy expertise to form a dynamic real estate duo.
David Merenda – “The Deal Maker,” has been a licensed broker since 1999 with a long history of handling some of the biggest transactions in Toronto. He has an eye for great residential and commercial properties, and can easily connect sellers with hungry buyers.
Sales Representative Darren Merenda has a knack for expertly assisting clients with a myriad of real estate needs. He is dedicated to delivering a stress-free, top-quality experience, even against the toughest competition. Whatever client needs, he can tailor his expertise to suit their specific real estate needs.
Contact Us Today
Get the jump on your real estate needs before a competitor gets ahead. If you want to find your dream residential, commercial or luxury property before it hits the market, or if you’re counting on selling property fast, turn to the Merenda Real Estate group to successfully address your real estate needs.
To sell your property with us, contact us today at 416-240-SOLD (7653).
We understand how hectic it is to sell a house in Toronto, Ontario and the surrounding area, and the process can be difficult if it’s not handled properly. Your satisfaction and happiness is something that is very important to us, and to help you through the entire process, we’ve put together five simple steps to sell your Toronto home:
Step 1: Decide to Sell
When you sell, you want to get as much value as you can for your home. Consider the timing of the sale because it definitely has an effect on the value. You don’t want to sell when it’s a “buyer’s market,” when too many homes are for sale and there are not enough buyers. Seasonality is something to consider as well because typically more homes are sold in the spring rather than the winter.
You can also increase the value by enhancing the appeal of your house. There are various ways to do this and it all depends on the amount of monetary resources available. You can renovate your house by remodelling an area or just freshen up the walls with a new coat of paint.
Even just keeping your front lawn tidy can make a big difference. Buyers love seeing green grass and flowers outside because it feels more warm and inviting to them.
Step 2: Hire an Agent
There are thousands of real estate agents, so how do you choose one that’s right for you?
You have to pick carefully. They will be acting as your representative and you will need someone to look out for your best interests. You will need someone that you can trust and someone who understands what you want.
There are a few ways to look for your perfect Realtor:
- Jot down some names and numbers that you find on “For Sale” signs
- Ask friends and family for a recommendation
- Visit one of the local offices in your area
They have to be a trained professional who knows your area inside out. A great agent is someone who offers you quality service to help you accomplish your goal.
Step 3: List your Home
Now that you’ve found the perfect real estate agent, they will list your home. First, they will do an evaluation on your home and help you, set a price. A report on market data will be complied to properly value your home based on the prices in your area.
Once they’ve done this, the agent will market your home through various media outlets and listing sites to create strong buyer interest. They can post on Multiple Listing Service (MLS), social media, blogs, and websites.
There will be open house appointments as well to showcase the potential of your home to various individuals. At this point, Realtors may also suggest to stage the home to help these individuals imagine themselves living in your house
Step 4: Receive an Offer
Not all offers are equal and that’s where your real estate agent comes in. They will help you get to know the terms and conditions regarding the price that the buyer wants to pay, financing conditions, or other things like inclusions and exclusions that the buyer wants to make.
Not only is it about the price of the home, but you have to carefully look at the other details included in the sale. Appliances, chandeliers, or even minor renovations can also be part of the deal. Shorter or longer closing dates can also be specified by the buyer.
If there is something in the offer that doesn’t satisfy you, counter offers or negotiations can also be presented to help get you what you want.
Step 5: Close the Sale
There will be closing costs associated with the sale .that need to be paid either BEFORE or on the closing date. It can include mortgage application fees, inspections, and legal fees. But once that’s taken care of, you can pass your old keys to the new owners. Congrats!
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