If you think of selling a property in the greater Montreal region, it's better to rely on my real estate professional services !

Such a transaction can be very complicated and may require lot of time. When buying a property, there are several details to be taken care of like property assessment, inspection report, mortgage deeds, insurance policies and the seller's contract, just to name few of them.

Step 1 - Taking the decision:   consider the market conditions and the consequences, before deciding to sell your property

Step 2 - The price:   find out how to price your property competitively by preparing a market analysis of homes that have sold, competing homes that are still on the market and homes that were on the market but didn't sell

Step 3 - Prepare to sell:   keep your house in order before putting the For sale sign

Step 4 - Accepting the offer:   be ready to negotiate the best possible conditions and face the incoming problems as they arrive

Doing business with a well informed real estate agent like myself, could help you avoid the unnecessary delays and costly errors. I'm always in touch with buyers of residential, multi-family and commercial properties. I've access to MLS network (the inter-agency service) and the Internet services of "Chambre Immobilière du Grand Montréal", which allows me to better serve your needs and help you sell your property under the current market conditions.

My expertise in evaluating homes for sale, allows me to effective market your home, by well pricing your property and exposing it to as many potential buyers as possible. Your home will sell faster because it is exposed to more qualified buyers.

I do have a complete database of all existing transactions, for the past couple of years for the greater Montreal area and surroundings. A detailed and complete analysis of comparable properties allows a better understanding of the market directions and how to take the best selling decision.

Why use me as an agent ?
Selling a home takes more than just putting a "for sale" sign out front. You need an agent with experience and training to help you determine the right price, come up with an effective marketing strategy, and anticipate and solve any problems that come up during the selling process. As a real estate professional I can help you with every part of selling your home, and offer you a smoother, hassle-free experience.

When you are selling your home, there are a number of advantages when you are working with me as an agent:

  • I know the real estate values from your neighborhood and will help you price your home competitively by preparing a market analysis of homes that have sold, competing homes that are still on the market and homes that were on the market but didn't sell.
  • I will establish a marketing strategy for your home, ensuring that it's exposed to as many potential buyers as possible.
  • I will take care of the tasks involved in selling the house, ensuring that the transaction is simple and low-stress for you.
  • I'm an expert in the home selling process and will advise you of your rights, options & obligations.
  • I'm an experienced negotiator and will work for you to get you the best possible price.

  • Effective marketing for your home
    As an agent, I can help you market your home by exposing it to as many potential buyers as possible. The first step is putting it on the MLS. But listing your property is only the beginning; I will prepare a personalized plan that includes everything I plan to do to sell your property. At L'Expert Immobilier, your property will be aggressively promoted through:

  • A posting on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)
  • L'Expert Immobilier property advertising publications
  • L'Expert Immobilier web site
  • Other L'Expert Immobilier offices and real estate professionals
  • Mailings to potential buyers in your area

  • Pricing your property right
    If you price your property too low, it may sell quickly, but you'll lose out on money. If you price it too high, it may not sell at all. I, as an agent can help you figure out the best asking price for your home.

    The benefits of the right price
    A well-priced property may generate competing offers, which will drive up the final price. Other real estate professionals will be enthusiastic about presenting your property to their prospective buyers. Your home will sell faster because it is exposed to more qualified buyers.

    Listen to the market
    As part of my pricing strategy, I will put together a comparative market analysis, which is a good indicator of what today's buyers are willing to pay. It compares the market activity of homes similar to yours in your neighbourhood:

  • Homes that have recently sold represent what buyers are willing to pay.
  • Homes currently listed for sale represent the price sellers hope to obtain.
  • Listings that have expired are generally overpriced or have been poorly marketed.

  • Don't overprice your home
    Some sellers believe that if they price their home high initially, they can lower it later. Instead of making you more money, this strategy could end up hurting you.

  • Early activity is the key. As soon as your home comes on the market, agents and potential buyers sit up and take notice. If it's overpriced, interested parties will quickly lose interest. By the time the price drops, the majority of buyers are lost. When a home has been for sale too long, buyers will be wary and may reject the property.
  • You'll miss the right buyer. You may think that interested buyers can always make an offer, but if your home is overpriced, potential buyers looking in a lower price range will never see it. And those who can afford a home at your asking price will soon recognize that they can get a better value elsewhere.
  • You could run out of time. You may end up having to drop your price below market value if your home doesn't sell initially. Price it right the first time, and you won't end up having to sell it for less than it's worth.

  • Preparing your home for an inspection
    If you're selling your home, be prepared for a visit from a home inspector, who will be checking out the property on behalf of possible purchasers. Take a look through your home using these steps, and repair any problems to ensure that your inspection is a success.

    1. Make sure the structure is sound. Check to see if any renovations have damaged the structure. Look for termite damage. Ensure that "settling" hasn't caused damage to the foundation or support beams and joists.
    2. Check if electrical and wiring systems are safe. Loose wires or incorrectly installed or wired receptacles, switches or electrical box problems are hazardous and should be fixed. All homes should have a minimum of 100 amp service.
    3. Look for leaks. Water can leak into unexpected places, causing extensive damage over time. Examine the underside of sinks and dishwashers, along ceilings, on floors or along basement walls. Plumbing fixtures, water-using appliances, drain pipes, water supply inlets and outlets, basements and roofs can all be causes and sources of water damage.
    4. Resolve safety issues. Make sure windows open easily and lock securely, and entrances/exits can be securely locked. Correct hazards such as hidden curbs, loose railings and stairs, uncapped wells, etc.
    5. Check plumbing. Faucets should run easily and shut off completely, bathtubs should be properly caulked and grouted, toilets should be bolted down securely, drains should be clog free, and the water heater should be in good working order.
    6. Make sure your heating and cooling systems work. Make sure they are up to date, clean, in good working condition and have clean filters. Check refrigerant in air conditioning units.
    7. Have a friend take a look. A general, unbiased overview of your home by a neighbour or friend may reveal issues you might have overlooked.

    For more details, don't hesitate to contact me at 514-996-6583.