The real estate industry is designed to focus on increasing the volume of transactions rather than delivering a quality product. A real estate agent is only invested in 3% of your property (the commission you are paying them) and they are focused on speeding up that process in order to get their 3% as soon as possible.
Here are some examples of how real estate agents have done so:
- Nike would never sell a $100 pair of shoes without a professional images but houses which are worth millions get posted on MLS® with poor quality images or none at all.
- When buying a car, it is expected that it will have a mechanical and/or accident report (if second hand). Properties get put on the market everyday without having passed any inspections or reports. The buyer is supposed to do the due diligence.
- Properties are sold in days and sometimes even on same day the listing goes live. The seller believes they got a good deal but the truth is, they may have been able to get an even better deal, had the property been on MLS for a week.
As you can see, the real estate industry is is designed to move houses as quickly as possible and for agents to earn commission. Things that will maximize your selling price such as taking the time to get professional photos done, providing a pre-inspection report and letting the property sit on MLS for a few days, often slows down the process. A top Realtor understands the importance of taking a bit of extra time marketing the home properly.
At Residencity, we believe that it’s about the amount that your property is going to make you, and not so much about closing the sale so that another notch can be added to our belt. This matters to us because it can mean the difference of adding or missing out on several thousand- even hundred thousand dollars to your property.
This is why we have come up with a standardized 6 step process which we use for every listing that we acquire. We start with a consultation, then a home inspection, home preparation (photography, videography, staging, aerial, 360 tours etc.), open houses, offer presentations and finally, closing. We want to ensure that the price you sell for is the price you deserve. Call us at 604.288.9166 or send us an email to see what we can do for you.