CBx : Selling your Vancouver home has never been smarter

CBx : Selling your Vancouver home has never been smarter

Coldwell Banker’s sales associates now have access to an exciting new iPad application – CBx . This exclusive marketing tool is now available in Canada.  This innovative app will enhance the listing experience and give sellers a better understanding of their neighbourhood market & potential buyer profiles.

The new iPad application, CBx, pulls a variety of market data from public and private sources about a community to inform the seller who the home buyer may be, and where they may come from. Powered with the insights from this big data, sales associates can utilize the application to not only help sellers price their home more precisely, but identify potential buyers and intelligently craft a strategy to target them.

The home buyer profiles and market data provided by CBx take our listing presentations to the next level by showing sellers something they haven’t seen from other sales associates. No other real estate company has a tool like CBx.

CBx is interactive and easy for agents to use with custom features, heat maps, and a tool that allows agents to modify a search based on neighbourhood details and amenities. Through this application, we can identify the type of buyer most likely to come into the neighbourhood, the estimated value of the home, and the demographic makeup of who is most likely to purchase the home.

Cbx moves technology beyond the website and uses it to create a better experience for the customer.  This is another step in how technology is reshaping the way people buy their next home.

Contact me to learn more about how this technology makes selling your home easier and better!

Coldwell Banker’s innovative app is empowering their agents & in turn, helping sellers & buyers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Big 3: How to Sell Your Vancouver Home for More

The Big 3: How to Sell Your Vancouver Home for More

What’s the secret to selling your home for the most money, the quickest sale, and the fewest problems? I call it the “Big 3”: three attributes that consistently enable sellers of Vancouver homes to get more return on the sale.

In my opinion, they’re ConditionAvailability, and Price.

Let’s take a look at each:

  1. Condition: Get Your Home in Tip-Top Shape

This one might sound like a no-brainer to most, but you’d be surprised how often the condition of the listing is overlooked. Of course you might want a fresh paint job, to make a good first impression on the prospective home buyer who initially sees your home while driving by or in an online photo. But when I talk about “condition,” I’m talking about more than just a fresh coat of paint and new flowers in the front yard, or even having the home cleaned. To get your home in prime selling condition, the house needs to have been gone over from roof and gutters to floor (or basement, if you have one).

Think about all those items on your “to-do” list that you’ve been putting off for a while. I’ll bet a few of them have to do with simple home repairs. Try to walk into your home with fresh eyes (and nose!) and ask: “How would someone else see and smell my house?” A good real estate professional will be able to help guide you, and even provide you with checklists, to help you through this process.

  1. Availability: Be Flexible

A good way to help ensure that your home fetches a good price is to maximize its availability to be shown. This can be a challenge: Everyone’s busy these days, and if you’re still occupying the home while trying to sell it, things can get especially hectic. Trying to keep the house “showing ready” can be difficult — especially if you have pets. Unfortunately, if buyers can’t get in to see your home, it’s unlikely they’ll make an offer or even try to schedule another showing.

  1. Price: Pricing It Right = Selling It Faster and for More Money

Remember, this is your home. Based on the information provided by your real estate agent, you’ll need to determine a compelling market position for your home. Your agent should show you a range of prices being paid for similar homes in your area. Ask not only for a comparative market analysis (CMA), but also a list of comparable active, pending, and sold properties. This will tell you what buyers have purchased for, the price at which they made an offer, and lastly, how your home will measure up to the competition. Knowing the value of your home is important, a quick market analysis of your property value might help get you started. Keep in mind nothing takes the place of an experienced agent evaluating your home to specifically identify what would be defined by the appraiser and buyers as comparable. The biggest secret to getting the most money and the quickest sale with the fewest problems is to price-position your home properly from the start.

There are many things you can do to help get your home sold quickly. Check out my  Marketing Plan for more valuable information and tips!