Home Seller Frequently Asked Questions

Selling your home can be stressful. You don't want to make costly mistakes. At the Marnie Campbell Real Estate Team we want you to be an informed home seller.

1. What is a Listing Consultation / Listing Appointment?

A Listing Consultation or sometimes referred to as a Listing Appointment is an opportunity for a home seller to interview a Realtor or several Realtors to determine who they would like to hire to sell their home.

2. What questions should I ask a Realtor during a Listing Consultation?

When selling likely your biggest financial investment, who you hire matters, so you want to take the time to interview a Realtor and ask them questions.

7 Questions to Ask a Realtor Before Selling

  1. How many homes do you sell in a year?
  2. What suggestions do you have so I can maximize value (e.g. painting, repairs, home staging etc.)?
  3. What will you do to market my home?
  4. What data (sold comparables) did you use to price my home?
  5. How does the selling process work?
  6. What does it cost to sell my home?
  7. When is the right time to list my home?

2. What determines my home's worth?

Your home's worth is determined by:

  1. location of your home
  2. size of your home
  3. condition of your home
  4. sold homes compared to yours
  5. supply and demand in the market.

3. Isn't my home worth the same as my property assessment?

Your property assessment (assessed value) differs from your home's market value. The City of Calgary assigns a dollar value to properties for tax purposes through property assessment.

This assessed value is determined by analyzing comparable sales to find a typical value, considering factors such as above-grade square footage or land size, and reflects the City's estimate of the property's value as of July 1 of the previous year. However, it's important to note that the assessed value does not account for the interior condition of your home, which can significantly influence its market value.

A home’s market value (fair market value), is the price a buyer is willing to pay or a seller is willing to accept for a property. An experience Realtor will arrive at the value using a variety of metrics including comparable sold properties (usually in the past 90 days). If a comparable sold property, for example, is the same size, year built, same number of rooms as your home but has a renovated kitchen than a buyer will see more value in the comparable home.

Marnie Campbell Real Estate Team

Your Expert Guide

We help you make better decisions, so you sell your home with less stress and no regrets.

  • You'll always understand the what and why for every step of the selling process.
  • You'll avoid making costly mistakes.
  • You'll feel less stress with a satisfaction guarantee.
  • You'll feel empowered to make the best decisions.
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Whether you are a first-time seller or have sold multiple times, selling your home can exhausting, stressful and downright scary.

At the Marnie Campbell Real Estate Team we understand how significant selling your home is. It can be emotional and life changing. You need to make big decisions that impact your largest financial investment.

Our experienced team has helped hundreds of home sellers, so we know how to make the stressful moments invisible.

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