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John Di Tosto
Gilles Laliberte

Royal LePage West Real Estate Service
2185 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam, BC
P: 604-939-6666
F: 604-939-3808


I know, that in this Crazy, Active Market, you  may think that selling your Home Yourself is the way to go.....
Advantages of Working with a Professional Realtor
There are countless benefits to utilizing the professional advice of a Real Estate Agent.  The selling and buying of Real Estate is often considering one of the most potentially stressful events in a persons’ life.  It is a complex business with many factors to consider. As a professional Realtor I come with the experience and knowledge to deal effectively with these often complex and intimidating details. My resources, contacts and skill are critical in guiding you smoothly through the process of selling your home.

Setting a Price

I realize with much of the MLS data readily available to the public, it is not difficult to search out properties and get some idea of what your home might be worth.  However, the odds are that you haven’t seen these homes inside, you may not always know the improvements made, or even the exact sale price.
Equipped with MLS(r) data,( more detailed then that available to the public), and prior knowledge, as a Realtor with 18 years of experience, I am able to set a fair and accurate price for your home, maximizing the likelihood of serious offers, while minimizing the amount of time to get them.  Ultimately it will be the Buyers who determine the value of your home.  As the saying goes " a house is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it! "

And of further note.....
  In this crazy market that we’re in the midst of....many for sale by home owners, underprice or overprice their homes.

Underpricing happens when
- 1.) They think they’ll sell their house faster; 2.) they’re using the most recent stats for sales in their area, or 3.) they’re calculating the difference between what they purchased their home for and what they might make now, and saying "well thats enough of a profit" (believe it or not it happens! 4.) and they think  they’ll SAVE money by selling there home themselves, so they can reduce the price by half the realtor’s commission.

Overpricing happens when
- They’re anticipating the upward climb of prices before they’re even there.  Or they think there house is nicer then all the rest - without having seen the inside of the other comparable homes.   Sometimes homeowners do home improvements that aren’t always valued as much by the buyer.  I.e. hardwood floors may not be a benefit to a dog owner.....The best way to get a higher price is to list with ME and we’ll do our very best to get you not only a full price offer, but in the case of multiple-offers we’ll get you ABOVE list price!

Getting the buyers to Notice

As a Real Estate Agent I can also offer many suggestions for marketing your home. I don’t have the same emotional attachment or investment that you may have, and thus can look at your home objectively and comparatively with other homes on the market.

These may include repairs to the outside or inside of your home, or suggestions to ensure that your home looks its best. One of the greatest benefits of using a me is the wide open exposure to potential buyers. An Open House, flyers, Website, are just a start - I am also able to call on an extensive list of contacts to get the word out about your home.

Also my knowledge of the market will dictate how much advertising is necessary and when to stop. I usually operate on an advertising rotation, that may involve the whole lowermainland.  Alternate weeks I will advertise locally, and others I may rotate between Langley, Surrey, Richmond, Burnaby or North Vancouver!  Many of our buyers these days come from other areas, as they realize the value in investment and purchasing in Vancouver and the surrounding areas.  However there are time that saturating the market with ads may only advertise desperation.  It depends on the market and the type of home that you have!

Additionally, through the Multiple Listing Service or MLS(r), a I  can effectively advertise your property to the thousands of buyers who look for homes first on the Internet via  This is something you cannot do selling your home Yourself!, is the number one marketing tool we have today!
I also have my Website, that  provides considerable exposure to both mls and exclusive listings, as well as Listing potential Buyers and their "Wish Lists".  I also rotate a Featured Listing of the Week, for added exposure!

Bringing Strangers to Your Home

Another excellent benefit of using a myself as your professional Realtor is that you know someone responsible is taking care of the strangers that enter your home. Because potential buyers will be screened by me, you don’t have to worry about security or discretion.

Closing the Deal

Negotiating can be a very emotional undertaking and one that many people are only too happy to give away. As a professional I know how to close the deal with your best interests in mind.  I am in a position to follow up and not only encourage offers, but multiple offers that could result in a full or above asking PRICE.   I can remain emotionally detached - a situation that is often much more comfortable for the buyer and you.

Post- Sale Details

When your home is sold on paper there are still may details that must be dealt with. From inspection to appraisal to financing, I have the skills and experience to side-step minefields and get you involved only when you have to be. I can even be the go-between for tradespeople or specialists that may be required for last minute repairs or cleaning that need to be completed before closing. 
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