Seller's Checklist 

Selling your home is a huge decision, and it's normal to easily forget about a few things to check when preparing. To help you make the best decision, we here at Sukh Brar Realty Group made you a quick checklist!
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Define your long-term goals
Make a pro and cons list for selling your house
Figure out if you can afford to sell, move and buy a new home
 Calculate your home equity
 Consider remodeling the home to your needs
 Weigh the pros and cons of renting out your home


 Figure out the repairs you'll have to do to get your home in selling condition and estimate the costs of hiring, supplies, and contractors.
 See what repairs you can afford and adjust how much you expect to get for selling your home
 Consider remodeling projects and green upgrades that increase your home value
 Expect to pay about 7 percent to 10 percent of the home's sale price in closing costs, including real estate agent commissions, transfer taxes, and prorated property taxes.

Keep mind/Factor in of these costs:
  • Professional home inspection
  • Mortgage payoff penalties
  • Staging and marketing expenses
  • Moving expenses
  • Cost of living in new city and/or neighborhood
  • Costs related to getting a mortgage for new home


 Determine how fast you need to sell your house and how much money you want to get from the sale
 Determine your home's strengths and unique features and promote them in all advertising (included in our services)
 Choose a reputable realtor like, Sukh Brar to sell your home
 If you hire a listing agent (Sukh Brar), negotiate terms of your listing contract, such as commissions and termination date (included in our services)
 Go over our Pre, Traditional and Online Marketing Strategy Plan with us!


Collect information on comparable homes in your area with similar square footage, construction, age and condition that sold within the past six months and are currently on the market (included in our services)
 Browse listings for homes for sale in your area to get a sense of what is on the market and current home prices (included in our services)
 Ask Sukh Brar to prepare a Comparative Market Analysis
 Find out about new construction and foreclosures in your area
 Figure out the average cost per square foot for your area, and make sure your home is in line with it (included in our services)
 Evaluate market trends, including whether it's a buyer's or seller's market (included in our services)



List your home on MLS (included in our services)
 "For Sale" signs (included in our services)
 Ad Craigslist (included in our services)
 Promote your home on Sukh Brar’s website (included in our services)
 Email notices or flyers about your home to real estate agents, friends, family, coworkers, everyone (included in our services)
 Use photos to showcase your home (included in our services)
 Hire a professional real estate photographer (included in our services)
 Create a virtual tour of your home (included in our services)


 Sell, donate or trash everything you don't need
 Make necessary repairs
 Make improvements to increase your appeal (home's exterior attractiveness)
 Get a referral for a professional home stager or research staging tips (included in our services)
 Declutter, depersonalize and decorate every room and outdoor areas so buyers can imagine themselves living in the home
 Paint interior rooms neutral colours (GRAYS)
 Replace outdated lighting fixtures and window treatments


 Keep the home in show ready at all times
 Take appointments (included in our services)
 Hold open houses for potential buyers (included in our services)


 For each offer, note the proposed offer price, preapproval letter, contingencies, earnest money amount, proposed closing date and offer expiry date (included in our services)
 Have a process in place if you expect to get multiple offers (included in our services)
 Keep emotions in check when receiving lowball offers


 Approach each offer as an opportunity to negotiate (included in our services)
If you’re not going to budge on price, offer financial incentives that don’t require cash out of your pocket. Such as paying for part or all of the buyer's closing costs, repairs found during the property inspections or points
 Offer to include furniture, appliances, window treatments or lighting fixtures.
 If you're worried you won't be able to buy a home after you sell, include a "rent back" clause which lets you rent back your home from the buyers after escrow closes
 Don't forget to set a closing date and move-in date
 If you find a serious buyer who is having trouble qualifying for a mortgage, consider offering seller financing, a mortgage assumption or a lease-to-own deal


 Create a formal plan for handling home repairs, including when they should be made and who pays for them (included in our services)
 Clean and prepare the home for the appraisal and home inspections
 Choose Awho will order a title search, request payoff information for your mortgage and other liens on the home, prepare and record documents, hold and disburse funds and prepare closing statements (included in our services)
 Prepare for the final walk-through inspection
 Sign the closing documents and move out of your home
 Keep copies of your documents for reporting the sale on federal and provincial tax forms