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Maximize Your Home Selling Experience!

 

When you list your Edmonton home with Vince Fiacco, your home will be advertised 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, until it is SOLD!SOLD! 

 

Your property will stand out in the marketplace as I work with you to maximize its appeal. The services I provide when you list your property with me include high quality professional photographs, video tours, MLS exposure, office tours and extensive advertising .

 

Maximum Exposure

Operating on virtually every level within the sphere of real estate. We are ‘full service’ to our customers. An extensive marketing plan for home sellers that includes a custom marketing plan to get your home SOLD.

 

Top Producer in the Biggest Re/Max Office in Edmonton

The largest Remax office in Edmonton, giving you the highest level of exposure. 

Re/Max Real Estate

 

 
 

✓Online Media

srsdsfdfsd Actively using the internet and several forms of social networking to expose your home and educate our clients. The Internet has revolutionized real estate.  Buyers are doing their own searches online. Most of the online traffic comes from potential buyers.  sssadasds   Here are some of the sites where my listings are advertised.

 

✓ MLS® Listing

Get your home on the MLS® and get the full exposure that you deserve.

 

✓24 hour Customer Service From Vince Fiacco

With Vince Fiacco, you have the support of a professional, dedicated Realtor® to help you sell your home.

 

✓Automated Feedback System

Feed back after every showing and share this info with you daily.

 

 

✓SOCIAL MEDIA

 

 

 

 

 

 ✓Professional Photos-High Resolution Pictures-HDR Technology 

HDR technology provides the best photo quality. The quality of my photos is another reason why my listings gets so much traffic. Great Photos with high quality brochures.

 

 

 

A Huge Buyer Client Database

Representing a lot of homes on the market, and working with several buyers and sellers in the area. Networking with 1000's of clients in my database, there's a great chance that I've got a buyer looking for a home just like yours. Click here to find out if your home fits my buyers criteria.  

 

 

✓Network with other Agents 

Advertise My Listings to Other Edmonton Realtors, so when you hire me you get Realtors® from Every Company! By contacting several agents in my network, they might have a buyer in their pocket waiting for a home like yours.

 

 

 

Global Relocation Services

 

Affiliations with brokerage and relocation companies worldwide. A comprehensive residential referral web site database, employee relocation, serving corporations throughout the world.

 

When you work with Vince, you gain access to a global network of contacts. His outstanding rankings, connections within the Re/Max community, his reputation, recognition and credibility mean that other agents trust him and commonly refer their top buyers who are moving to Edmonton. So, the message is simple...GO TO THE SOURCE. Your home should be listed with the agent that has the most potential to have a buyer for your home. Working with someone who has strong connections will ultimately end with superior results.

 

 

 

When qualifying a REALTOR®, there are 

3 important facts a client must know.


1. How long the REALTOR® takes to sell their average listing.
2. What percentage of list price the REALTOR® will be obtaining.
3. What is the percentage of time the REALTOR® is successful in selling their listings.

 

1. How long the REALTOR® takes to sell their average listing.

This is where I beat the average real-estate agent. Typically, our listings are selling in 30 days compared to 60 days by the average real-estate agent. That's four  weeks you can spend getting excited about your new home, rather than worrying about if your current home is going to sell! 

 

2. What percentage of list price the REALTOR® will be obtaining.

The average real-estate agent is obtaining 96% of list price. Vince Fiacco is obtaining 98-99% of list price.
That’s an average of 2-3% more than the average agent!!
If you, for an example, have your house listed at $400,000, Vince will, on average, obtain $8,000-$9,000 more than the average real estate agent.

What could YOU do with an extra $9,000?

 

3. What is the percentage of time the REALTOR® is successful in selling their listings. 

The last and most important aspect when qualifying a REALTOR® is the REALTOR's® success rate. 
Unfortunately the average REALTOR® is successful only 25% of the time, Vince is successful over 95% of the time. You have a 70% better chance of selling with Vince Fiacco versus that of the average REALTOR®.

 

 

 

RE/MAX has over 42% market share in a market where only about 25% of all Associates are with RE/MAX. (Over 16,000 homes sold in Edmonton)

RE/MAX Associates sold more homes in the Edmonton area than Realty Executives, Royal LePage, Century 21, and Coldwell Banker combined!!!!
 

 

 

 

Preparing Your Home for Sale

 

 

 

Prepare your Property

 

Stop trying to sell your property: make it buyable

 

 

Properly preparing your property for potential buyers can make the difference between a quick sale at a good price and a difficult sale with price reductions.

 

Once again, be objective. Buyers go by what they see, so look at your property through a buyer's eyes. Understand its strengths and weaknesses. A clean, orderly house inspires confidence and sells more easily. If needed, invite a few of your friends over, take them through your home and ask them to make comments on the condition of your property.

 

Understand, too, that many potential buyers take a look at your property from the outside, without even contacting you. It's your home's ''curb appeal'' that attracts visitors first.

 

Here is a list of things to consider to ensure that your house makes a "buy me" impression.

Exterior

 

A well-maintained yard

  • Mow the lawn.
  • Trim the bushes.
  • Weed the flower beds.
  • Remove anything cluttering up the yard.
  • Clean the pool, garden furniture, BBQ, garbage can, etc.

 

A clean parking spot

  • Get rid of oil stains.
  • Move unused vehicles that are in the way.

 

As needed

  • Replace missing shingles on the roof.
  • Make sure that the front door is welcoming. You may even want to repaint it.
  • Repair broken windows and screens.
  • Paint window and door frames and anywhere else paint is flaking.
  • Remove political or other symbols, such as flags.

The interior

 
  • Clean the house thoroughly, particularly the kitchen, the bathrooms, the windows and the blinds.
  • Get rid of any useless items cluttering up storage space.
  • Give the walls a fresh coat of paint. A coat of white matte makes rooms look larger and brighter, and eliminates smoke and pet odours.
  • Deep clean the carpets and replace them if needed.
  • Light the rooms to enhance their appearance.
  • Make sure that everything is in working order in the house (toilets, doorbell, heating, air exchanger, etc.).
  • Don't forget: the smell of cigarettes can turn even other smokers off.

 

Making sure the property and any amenities are in good shape doesn't increase the value, but it does consolidate it. After all, a buyer expects a working water heater and a watertight roof.

 

A building inspector can help you determine the repairs that need to be done. An inspection will assess the quality of construction of your property, and in addition to demonstrating your transparency, it will reinforce the buyer's feeling of confidence.

 

The inspection provides a useful information on the condition of your property and include:.

  • A detailed evaluation of the mechanical and structural condition of the building;
  • A list of renovations needed;
  • A reasonable assessment of upcoming renovations;
  • An estimate for major repairs.

 

Contact an inspector who is a member of a professional order. He or she will have professional insurance against errors and omissions. Be present for the inspection and ask questions.

 

 

5 Top Mistakes Home Sellers Make

 

 

 

Things to avoid when selling a home #1

Waiting to sell

The inventory increases whenever the real estate market goes down and, of course, that’s when the buyers start hoarding in. Though it may be a little more difficult to sell a home during a slow market, houses will still continue to sell.

 

 

Things to avoid when selling a home #2

Bad photographs

The most common and easiest mistake that people commit is uploading bad photographs of their home online. If you’re trying to sell it, you might as well put something online that will catch everyone’s attention, RIGHT?

By taking high definition(HDR) photos of your home; these types of pictures capture the true colors of your home and make it shine. Make sure the rooms are neat and bright, and ensure that your pets and their belongings are kept at bay. With good pictures online, it will surely get some buyers’ attention, which is actually a good start. 

Things to avoid when selling a home #3

Not providing enough information

Make sure you also put a all of the information about your home so that interested buyers can confirm whether or not they are really interested. Simply indicating how many rooms or bathrooms there are is not enough. You have to make your house stand out from the other thousands online. Use descriptive words and point out what makes your home different from the others.

Things to avoid when selling a home #4

Having no marketing strategy

If you are trying to sell your house, you need to make sure that you have a bit of marketing strategies to go with it. This is where I come in with a custom marketing plan not to mention customer support seven days a week, I will help you get the information about your home for sale out there to the masses.

Things to avoid when selling a home #5

Restricting your showings

It is important not to restrict your house for showings. 

 

 

Selling your home can be a very exciting proposition or a daunting one depending on the advice you receive. By working with me, I can ensure the experience is a pleasant and memorable one. I encourage you to take advantage of the tips and advice within these home selling guides to help you understand the entire process.

These guides will provide valuable advice on questions like:

When should you sell?

How do sell your house for top value?

Will renovations increase my home selling price?

And more...

I have prepared this comprehensive Home Selling Guide to better assist you in answering the many questions that arise during the home selling process. When you're armed with the right information and an experienced professional like me, you will be closer to reaching your goal - selling your home fast and for top dollar.

Thinking of Selling?
This section will provide you with some insights into the many factors that affect a selling decision. Various factors can affect the real estate market including economics, interest rates and the general supply and demand. Regardless of these factors, remember that the best time to sell is always when you're ready!

Getting Ready
Choosing the right Real Estate Professional, understanding market conditions and having all your documents in place will ensure the selling process runs smoothly.

Marketing Your Home
This section provides you with some valuable information on getting your home ready for showing, making repairs before you sell, and ensuring the "showing" of your home goes smoothly.

Screening Offers
This section walks you through the offer process, understanding the specific items on an offer to purchase, along with knowing what to look for when you hire a lawyer. In addition, there are five key reasons why a home is not selling in a good market.

Closing
While your home has sold, here is a review of the items that need to be completed, including adjustments, net proceeds, closing costs and possession date.

 

 

The Importance of a Market Evaluation When Selling Your Home

 

A CMA is a report, varying in detail and length, which compares home sales and other relevant information within a targeted market area. With a Comparative Market Analysis, home sellers can analyze the market to find the correct price for a specific property.

Standard comparative market analysis criteria and data used for generating reports include:

Active property listings

These are active home listings in the related area. Note that sellers can list any price for a home, so the listings do not necessarily represent current market value. The price that a home sells for is a better indication of the current market value. Often the sold price is considerably less than the original listing price.

Pending home sales

These are listings for properties that are pending sale and are not currently on the market. The pending sale listings are useful for comparing prices in the final negotiation stage. Again, the final transaction price may differ from the pending price. The pending home sales listings are most useful in gauging the future direction of the local real estate market. A good rule of thumb is not to list a property at rates higher than current pending sales prices for a similar property since that could delay a successful sale.

Sold home listings

Compare homes closed within the last six months to get a good handle on current market values. Older sales are less useful as the market is constantly changing. Appraisers use these listings together with pending sale prices to value a home for a buyer. In the same way, home sellers should study both listings to help in setting a price.

Seller’s remorse

Another type of listing consists of properties taken off the market. For example, a seller may suddenly decide they no longer want to sell their home.

Overpriced and withdrawn

If sellers cannot find a buyer at a certain price range over time, they may decide to withdraw from the market to wait for prices to rise to an acceptable level.

Compare similar properties

When looking to price a property, always look for homes in the same category. They should match closely in terms of age, style, shape, size and condition.

Age of construction

The age of the home is an important factor when it comes to pricing. Generally, it is a good idea to compare properties that were constructed within a few years of each other. In many cases, homes right next to each other may differ significantly in age. They may have been originally part of different subdivisions added gradually over time without any seams between them.

General condition of home

The amenities, renovations and general condition of the home are also important considerations when comparing properties. For example, a home that needs a new roof and other essential repairs cannot compare to a newly-renovated house. Additions like swimming pools, Jacuzzis and decks can also add to the value of a home.

Location

One of the most important guides in home price is location. Home sellers should not compare a home in a prime location to one in an undesirable one even if the properties are otherwise very similar. Buyers will pay for locations that provide scenic views and peaceful settings, and that offer access to shopping or nightlife areas. On the other hand, they are less likely to desire homes located near power lines, railways or highways. A home near an industrial complex will also generally have a lower value than a similar home located in a desirable area.

 

 

7 Fastest Ways to Increase Home Value before Selling

 

If you plan to sell your home soon, you will want to sell it fast. Today’s market is tight and if you want to sell quickly, there are a few things you can do that will actually increase your home value before selling and ensure it does not sit on the market for months waiting on the right buyer.

Fastest ways to increase home value before selling #1

Exterior of the home

Go down the street and walk up to your home. What do you see? Withered paint or worn siding? The first impression of your home will be exactly what homebuyers remember while they are looking at other homes that meet their requirements.

The Exterior of the home should be clean and free of any mars, missing bricks, missing siding or other cosmetic issues. Also, do not use bright colors to paint your home, neutral colors will sell the home faster. Gutters should also be free of debris and painted to make your home appear more inviting.

Fastest ways to increase home value before selling #2

Windows and doors

What about your windows and doors? Are they energy efficient? Do they look out of date? Windows are the soul of a house and should reflect the beauty of the home.

You should also have your windows cleaned professionally to ensure that when buyers come into your home they can see through the windows and view your yard without seeing years of dirt that have accumulated on the glass and cobwebs on the screens are certainly not very attractive.

Fastest ways to increase home value before selling #3

Landscaping

Do you have trees or shrubs that are dying or need pruning? It is best to completely clean out all flowerbeds and other areas around the home. Removing all the debris from your yard, paths and porches will certainly be more inviting. The objective is to allow homebuyers to be able to see your home without an overabundance of trees, flowers, and shrubs against the home. Greenery against the home is also not a good idea since it can also be home to insects that can get into your living space.

Fastest ways to increase home value before selling #4

De-clutter

Once you have done all the exterior work, it is time to move inside. Can a potential homebuyer see the rooms entirely or do you have too much furniture or other things in the way?

You should remove all furniture that you do not need and place it in storage. The same goes for all your precious collections sitting on tables, shelves, and countertops throughout your home. It is fine to have a few items sitting out to give it a homey feel but if it is overdone, the room will feel crowded. Buyers want to envision their belongings in the home and once you de-clutter, they will be able to do this with no problem.

Fastest ways to increase home value before selling #5

Clean

Your home may be clean, but how long has it been since you moved the couch or bed and cleaned underneath? You should deep clean your home and ensure that the walls, doors, and even doorknobs do not have fingerprints or dirty marks.

Light switches are often forgotten; however, a person looking to buy a home will notice these things. If you smoke in the house, be sure to clean the walls and air out the home. It is also a great idea to shampoo your carpet and ensure that any stains are removed.

Fastest ways to increase home value before selling #6

Repairing and painting

While you are cleaning your home, you may notice a drawer that is not opening properly, a wall that has faded in color, carpet that has come lose, or even a broken piece of tile. Even the smallest repairs can and will help sell your home faster.

Be sure that all appliances are in working order including stoves, disposals, furnaces, hot water heaters, and air conditioners. You can always have these checked and then keep the paperwork handy when a potential buyer asks questions.

Fastest ways to increase home value before selling #7

Inspections

Your home will need an inspection prior to selling; however, it would be in your best interest to have the roof and foundation inspected prior to putting your home on the market. This way you will know if there are problems that will need addressed before selling your home, even if you decide to lower the price so the new homeowner can handle any of the repairs.

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