Find Your Home’s Value

Why a Keller Williams Distinction broker ?

Maybe you're buying a home for the first time. Or maybe you're selling your old home to move to something new. Whether buying or selling, you’re involved in an intricate process requiring many specialists. One of these specialists might be a Keller Williams Distinction, who’s responsible for making the transaction as easy as possible for you.y.

The Keller Williams Distinction Difference

•    Committed to the Keller Williams Distinction Code: The code is the accepted standard of conduct for all real estate practitioners who are Keller Williams Distinction broker.  It's your guarantee of professional conduct and the quality service.

•    Knowledgeable about developments in real estate: A Keller Williams Distinction can get you the information needed to make an informed decision: comparable prices, neighborhood trends, housing market conditions and more.

•    Actively updating education: Through courses, workshops and other professional development, a Keller Williams Distinction broker maintains a high level of current knowledge about real estate.

•    Access:  Keller Williams Distinction broker have access to the Outaouais, Laurentides and Montréal Board MLS®/Centris Systems, which facilitate the cooperate sale of properties to benefit consumers..

Benefits of a Keller Williams Distinction broker

Whether buying or selling a home, you can trust that your Keller Williams Distinction broker will ensure the transaction is completed competently and professionally. You don’t have to worry about the details – your Keller Williams Distinction broker can take care of them for you. You can get advice from someone with an intimate knowledge of the local housing market. And you can count on the help of a professional who has committed to serve with integrity and competence.

What is Different About a Keller Williams Broker?

A Superior Level of Service

When you offer a superior level of service, word spreads fast!
Keller Williams Distinction offers the services you need to sell your home in today's market.

Our brokers are skilled at...

Pricing and marketing

 Pricing your home competitively
•    Advertising your home locally, including listing it in the MLS/Centris
•    Marketing your home to buyers through local and national listing websites (Centris.ca, Realtor.com, withabroker.com and many more)

Finding and negotiating with buyers

 Finding buyers for your home
•    Working within your time frame
•    Negotiating with buyers

Closing and your next steps

•    Preparing paperwork for closing
•    Showing you homes available for purchase, if needed!

Need Help?
Let one of our experienced brokers help you today!

Find Your Home’s Value

Valuing real estate is a complex process. The best method of approach is to contact a Keller Williams broker to get an accurate market analysis of your home. We would be delighted to assist you in this process with no obligation.

GET YOUR HOME'S VALUE
Let us help you choose a great broker. Contact us now!

Advice for Sellers

(The comments contained on this page are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice.)

1. Choosing a Keller Williams Distinction broker

Selling your home isn’t a simple procedure. It involves large sums of money, stringent legal requirements and the potential for costly mistakes. A Keller Williams Distinction broker will spend the time it takes to help you sell your home in the least amount of time and for the best possible price.

Start by finding a Keller Williams Distinction broker in your city. Then talk to some of them and compare their services. It’s important that you’re comfortable and confident with the Keller Williams Distinction broker you choose.

2. The Listing Agreement

A Listing Agreement is a contract between you and your Keller Williams Distinction broker. It provides a framework for subsequent forms and negotiations. It's important the agreement accurately reflects your property details and clearly spells out the rights and obligations of all parties.

Generally, in the agreement you appoint the brokerage company as your Keller Williams Distinction broker and give its representatives the authority to find a purchaser for your home. The Listing Agreement will outline:

•    The duration of the agreement;
•    Your real estate broker compensation
•    The listing price and an accurate description of the property;
•    Financial conditions of the property, including the mortgage balance, mortgage monthly payments and the mortgage due date;
•    Information about annual property taxes; and
•    Any easements, rights of way, liens or charges against the property.

Disclosure

Ask your Keller Williams Distinction broker about disclosure, which is a seller's obligation to disclose facts about properties for sale. The buyers will need to know material facts about the property; that is, anything that could materially affect the sale price or influence a buyer's decision to buy it. A major cause of post-sale disputes and lawsuits relate to defects and disclosure, but most disputes can be avoided if proper disclosures are made. Intentionally withholding information about a property when selling it can have serious legal consequences.

3. Setting Your Price

How much should you ask for? Although you may have an idea of how much your house is worth, it's important to have your home valued on its own merits by a professional. Be careful not to price your property too high or too low. If it's too high, there's no sale; too low and you lose on your investment.

A Keller Williams Distinction broker has the information and expertise to assess at what prices similar properties in your area have sold, and may be able to help you in this regard. She can also provide information on market history, such as the number of properties sold in your community the previous month or year.

4. Listing and Marketing Your Property

Your Keller Williams Distinction broker will place your listing on a real estate board’s MLS®/Centris system (Multiple listing service). Through the Outaouais, Laurentides and Montreal real estate board’s MLS® System, all other real estate broker that are members of the Outaouais, Laurentides and Montreal real estate board can find and view information about your property, and all have the opportunity to sell your property. Your property gains more exposure, because it reaches the majority of the real estate professionals in your community. And through REALTOR.ca, the national property website that gets more than a million unique visitors per month, your property is advertised to potential buyers across Canada and around the world.

Open Houses

Your Keller Williams Distinction broker may recommend an open house. There are two types. First is an Keller Williams Distinction broker open house, where real estate broker from the listing company will be invited to view your house. Each of these REALTORS® may have a prospective buyer. 

The second type of is a public open house, where members of the public are invited to walk view your home. It's an efficient way to show your home to many potential buyers at once. Your agent will act as host, answering any questions.

5. Waiting For the Right Opportunity

Sometimes a home doesn't sell right away. Avoid the urge to pull your home off the market. Be persistent! Generally, there are three reasons why a home may not sell as fast as others: location; condition; and asking price.

Obviously, you can't change your home's location. However, you can improve the condition of your home and you can, of course, adjust your price. Throughout the listing process, you need to be constantly comparing your asking price against those of similar properties in your area. Review your selling strategy regularly with your Keller Williams Distinction broker, who may help you answer the following questions:

•    Is your house being shown regularly?
•    Are you receiving the feedback from prospective buyers?
•    Are you in touch with the marketplace?
•    Is your property competing well? If not, what else can you do?
6. Accepting an Offer
Once a buyer is found, you'll receive an offer that will:
•    Detail the buyer’s price
•    Specify any conditions that may apply or be attached
•    State desired date of possession
•    The date the offer expires

As an act of good faith, the buyer will make a deposit with the offer. You don't have to accept the offer as is. You may wish to make a counter offer that meets the original offer partway. The counter offer is one more step along the way to negotiating the final terms and conditions of the sale.

The offer, once signed by everyone, is a binding contract. Make sure you understand and agree to all of the terms in the document. Your notary should also ensure that you receive compensation for prepaid expenses such as, property taxes, electrical or gas bills, or if applicable, any heating oil left in your tank.

After these are paid, you will receive any money you have coming from the sale.

Other Possible Requirements

Before closing, if the buyer insists upon any conditions of sale, you may be asked to provide a number of things.

•    A current survey, or a "real property report," showing that the house sits on the property that you own; that is, that there aren’t any encroachments onto other properties.
•    Title to the property (the buyer's notary will check this out when he or she conducts a title search to see if there are any liens on the property, easements, rights of way or height restrictions)
•    Especially in rural areas, a certificate for a well or septic system, stating the system meets local standards
•    Access to the property by a qualified engineer or inspector

Source Canadian real estate association