A Marketing your home in Greater Vancouver & BC
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Marketing your home in Greater Vancouver & BC When you decide to sell your home in Greater Vancouver, a REALTOR® can help you prepare your home for sale and help you market it using the MLS®. An attractive, well-kept home generally has a better chance of selling faster. Review the Realty Link In Print article "Preparing your home for sale" for a few ideas to help you perk-up your home's appearance. More importantly, be sure to practice regular home maintenance check-ups. As any REALTOR® will tell you, regular preventative maintenance is vital to maintaining your property value. Use our "Home MaintenanceChecklist" when inspecting your home.
One of the most powerful marketing tools your REALTOR® will use is the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS®), a co-operative marketing system to ensure maximum exposure of properties for sale. REALTORS® use this central database of properties to match buyers with properties for sale. "A Consumer's Guide to the Multiple Listing Service" will provide further information on the MLS® system.
When your property is added to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver's MLS®, your property automatically gets added to the RealtyLink - On Line Web site. Your REALTOR® can also place adds in local newspapers such as RealtyLink - In Print, place a For Sale sign on your front lawn, and hold open houses and showings. Your REALTOR® will also network with other local REALTORS® to find out if they know of any potential buyers.