Selling Your Home

Buying and selling a home are tricky waters to navigate.
Click below to see how Ken will sell your home or
property at the best possible price.

Ken CaldwellSales Representative, Royal LePage State Realty
Office: 905-648-4451 | Cell: 289-237-5776 | 1122 Wilson St. W Ancaster, ON L9G 3K9

To get the right asking price for your house, you need extensive knowledge of the local market and a sound pricing strategy. List too high and few buyers will see it. List low and you could be leaving thousands of dollars on the table.

I keep continually up-to-date on the Greater Hamilton housing market – not only what houses are selling for but which sales were overinflated or undervalued. When it comes to pricing I use my own value measurement system based on MPAC appraisal data, appreciation rates and pricing trends. Why? Because I know setting the right asking price takes more than a gut feeling or a look down the street. When we sit down to look at pricing, I want you to have confidence that your house is valued properly using a strategy that has the data to back it up.

You may think that, with online technology and a hot market, it’s easy to attract buyers. It’s true that, right now, houses in Hamilton are going like hotcakes. Good news for sellers, right? Yes, except if you run into an unqualified buyer.

Imagine being ready to sell, putting out an asking price and getting it quickly. Or, better, getting more than you asked for! Everything’s fine, the closing date is set and suddenly your buyer can’t come up with the money. You’ve already bought your new home, but now your buyer’s financing fell through. Everything grinds to a halt. What do you do now with two homes? You have to cancel the movers, meet again with your bank and set up another round of meetings with the lawyers. What a mess. The sad thing is, I’ve seen it happen far too often.

My job is to get the right buyers to see your house, fall in love with it, and make a good offer. As an expert in the local market, I can create a marketing strategy and make the right contacts so that your listing is shown to all the right people. I know how to attract serious buyers with serious offers.

The viewing stage of selling your home is sometimes the most stressful for homeowners. Strangers are walking through your home to inspect, evaluate and critique it. In a sense, you are on display almost as much as your home is. It can feel very personal, in addition to the stress of cleaning, scheduling each viewing and having to be out of your house regularly.

As your agent, I work hard to keep all that stress away from you – taking care of the details of each viewing and open house so you don’t have to. I’m also very familiar with what potential buyers want to see, hear and smell and what they don’t. So whether this is your first time or fifth, I’ll give you guidance on what you can do to help motivate potential buyers to make an offer, manage every aspect your viewings and proudly show buyers your home’s great qualities.

It’s pretty exciting to get your first offer. And everyone hopes it comes in quickly and way above asking price, right? That’s the best! But when you get multiple offers, a bidding war or a lengthy negotiation process, that’s when things get tricky.

Most people don’t like negotiating, especially in high-pressure situations. You’ve got to remember not only to think of the prices being offered, but also the conditions. If you’re not familiar with legal conditions for housing, you can run into trouble or risk losing out on key items if you’re not careful.

I know the process. I’m familiar with all the documents and all the steps involved in managing offers and conditions. And I know how to negotiate. As your agent, it’s my job to explain things that aren’t clear so that you know exactly where things are at and what’s being offered, and to take all the pressure off during negotiations.

Closing means you’re almost there! But there’s still a lot of work to do. You’ll likely be meeting with many people – lawyers, financial agents, contractors, home inspectors – before the keys are exchanged and the cheque comes in, and of course there’s plenty of paperwork.

My goal is simple: make your sale and move a smooth process. I even go so far as to consider how your pets will handle the transition! I’ll keep track of any conditions that were part of the sale to make sure they are met so that you and your buyer are satisfied.

After we’ve navigated all that together, you might think that’s it. But this is a journey I love guiding people through and I’m proud to say that many clients have been repeat customers, referred their families and friends, and even kept in touch years later.

Contact Me

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Selling Your Home

Buying and selling a home are tricky waters to navigate.

Don’t do it alone.

Ken has the local market expertise to show you homes – including brand new listings – that meet your criteria, advise you on what to look for when viewing a home, and negotiate effectively on your behalf to get your new property at the best possible price.

Click below to see how Ken can guide you through the steps of a successful home-buying experience.

To get the right asking price for your house, you need extensive knowledge of the local market and a sound pricing strategy. List too high and few buyers will see it. List low and you could be leaving thousands of dollars on the table.

I keep continually up-to-date on the Greater Hamilton housing market – not only what houses are selling for but which sales were overinflated or undervalued. When it comes to pricing I use my own value measurement system based on MPAC appraisal data, appreciation rates and pricing trends. Why? Because I know setting the right asking price takes more than a gut feeling or a look down the street. When we sit down to look at pricing, I want you to have confidence that your house is valued properly using a strategy that has the data to back it up.

You may think that, with online technology and a hot market, it’s easy to attract buyers. It’s true that, right now, houses in Hamilton are going like hotcakes. Good news for sellers, right? Yes, except if you run into an unqualified buyer.

Imagine being ready to sell, putting out an asking price and getting it quickly. Or, better, getting more than you asked for! Everything’s fine, the closing date is set and suddenly your buyer can’t come up with the money. You’ve already bought your new home, but now your buyer’s financing fell through. Everything grinds to a halt. What do you do now with two homes? You have to cancel the movers, meet again with your bank and set up another round of meetings with the lawyers. What a mess. The sad thing is, I’ve seen it happen far too often.

My job is to get the right buyers to see your house, fall in love with it, and make a good offer. As an expert in the local market, I can create a marketing strategy and make the right contacts so that your listing is shown to all the right people. I know how to attract serious buyers with serious offers.

The viewing stage of selling your home is sometimes the most stressful for homeowners. Strangers are walking through your home to inspect, evaluate and critique it. In a sense, you are on display almost as much as your home is. It can feel very personal, in addition to the stress of cleaning, scheduling each viewing and having to be out of your house regularly.

As your agent, I work hard to keep all that stress away from you – taking care of the details of each viewing and open house so you don’t have to. I’m also very familiar with what potential buyers want to see, hear and smell and what they don’t. So whether this is your first time or fifth, I’ll give you guidance on what you can do to help motivate potential buyers to make an offer, manage every aspect your viewings and proudly show buyers your home’s great qualities.

It’s pretty exciting to get your first offer. And everyone hopes it comes in quickly and way above asking price, right? That’s the best! But when you get multiple offers, a bidding war or a lengthy negotiation process, that’s when things get tricky.

Most people don’t like negotiating, especially in high-pressure situations. You’ve got to remember not only to think of the prices being offered, but also the conditions. If you’re not familiar with legal conditions for housing, you can run into trouble or risk losing out on key items if you’re not careful.

I know the process. I’m familiar with all the documents and all the steps involved in managing offers and conditions. And I know how to negotiate. As your agent, it’s my job to explain things that aren’t clear so that you know exactly where things are at and what’s being offered, and to take all the pressure off during negotiations.

Closing means you’re almost there! But there’s still a lot of work to do. You’ll likely be meeting with many people – lawyers, financial agents, contractors, home inspectors – before the keys are exchanged and the cheque comes in, and of course there’s plenty of paperwork.

My goal is simple: make your sale and move a smooth process. I even go so far as to consider how your pets will handle the transition! I’ll keep track of any conditions that were part of the sale to make sure they are met so that you and your buyer are satisfied.

After we’ve navigated all that together, you might think that’s it. But this is a journey I love guiding people through and I’m proud to say that many clients have been repeat customers, referred their families and friends, and even kept in touch years later.

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What Others Say About Ken

Ken is one of those rare professionals who really goes the extra mile for his clients. Buying a home in this seller’s market isn’t easy, but Ken helped us get the best deal on the home that was really right for us.

L. Snider

Ken is extremely professional as a real estate agent but more importantly he is honest and trustworthy…a rare find in today’s world. We would highly recommend him if your in the market for either buying or selling a home!

R. McDonald

Ken was the best at helping us navigate through our option and decisions during a time when it all seemed grand and daunting. It was a memorable experience because of Ken and i will always highly recommend him to anyone i can! Thanks Ken! 🙂

S. Lechniak

What Others Say About Ken

Ken is one of those rare professionals who really goes the extra mile for his clients. Buying a home in this seller’s market isn’t easy, but Ken helped us get the best deal on the home that was really right for us.

L. Snider

Ken is extremely professional as a real estate agent but more importantly he is honest and trustworthy…a rare find in today’s world. We would highly recommend him if your in the market for either buying or selling a home!

R. McDonald

Ken was the best at helping us navigate through our option and decisions during a time when it all seemed grand and daunting. It was a memorable experience because of Ken and i will always highly recommend him to anyone i can! Thanks Ken! 🙂

S. Lechniak
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