For Sellers

Sellers in the Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster, and Vancouver real estate markets have enough to worry about in readying their home for market and planning their move to a new home. I will take over a huge number of tasks and details to make sure that your real estate property is properly evaluated, priced, marketed, negotiated and carried to closing.

There are so many things to do to move to a successful sale, and I am here to advise, assist, and assure success. Let’s highlight the major services required in an overview with details at the links:

CMA, Comparative Market Analysis   Search Assistance to Understand the Market
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I help my clients to value their property through a thorough CMA, Comparative Market Analysis reports using current listing price data and past sold comparable property sales.    It’s important that I help you to search the listings on our site to learn about currently listed similar homes in your area. Only by knowing the competition can you make improvements and set a competitive listing price.
     
A Marketing Plan that Works   Thorough and Objective Home Evaluation
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I have perfected a marketing plan for every type of property in the Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster, and Vancouver real estate markets. Some things work better in some areas and price ranges than others. I’ll show you a specific plan for your property.   I consider it my obligation to help you to thoroughly and objectively evaluate your home’s condition and features to properly assess how it competes in the current market.
     
Proper List Pricing   Market Updates 
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A property that isn’t priced well will either leave money on the table for our sellers or cause the property to linger on the market. I do thorough CMA reports to help my sellers value their properties with realistic market expectations.   Markets don’t just change monthly, they change daily in many instances. As new listings come on the market and others sell, the supply/demand ratio changes and your price may need to be adjusted. I provide you with regular market updates to keep you in the loop.
     
Price Negotiations   Inspections & Repair Negotiations
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I do the marketing and property valuation process well, and that means you’ll be seeing a buyer with a contract soon. I am with you every step of the way in the contract price negotiations and will work to get you the top price possible with the fewest concessions.   The negotiations rarely end with the price however. Once the buyer completes their inspection and document examination processes, they often object to things discovered and request corrective action that involves expense to the seller. I'm here to work with you every step of the way and help you to keep the deal alive without “giving up the farm.”
     
Contract to Closing Process    
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There are more than 50 tasks, objectives and deliveries involved in taking a seller side transaction from contract through a successful closing. I'm on top of all of them to make sure you leave the closing table with a check to move on with life.    
     
 

Success Stories
  • "My husband Paul and I drove around with Ben for about 4 months before we found the house we couldn't walk away from. We saw several nice ones in between that time, and saw a few more when we were looking on our own for a couple of months but with Bens' assistance, we were able to narrow teh field and find our home. The incredible thing for me was that we saw this house as a brand new listing and within a week, we had everything finalized. More amazing than that, is that Ben pulled the same success for us when selling our house-- only we had 3 offers presented the day after our first showing, and we not only got more than we asked for, we got more than than the people who owned the other half of our duplex and they were trying for 5 months. Ben only had us listed for a week!! This happened last year, prior to the market heating up to teh firestorm its been over the last while, so his track record completely blew me away! Ben is an amazing realor and I'm now extremely proud that I can call him a friend as well."

    Paul and Karen V.
  • "Hi Ben! I just want to thank you for the excellent work you have done in selling my house. I know the real estate market was hot, but you were able to sell my house after one weekend of open house for $17,000 more than my asking price and with multiple back up offers. I am also extremely pleased that the possession date & completion date were blended in such a way that I didn't have to worry about a bridge mortgage. Your suggestions for doing the necessary work on my house were invaluable in maximizing my asking price. Again, I am extremely pleased with your professionalism & your tactful negotiation skill in making the sale of my house go smoothly. I would not hesitate to recommend you to all of my family and friends. Thanks"

    Donna Ho
  • " My Wife & I would like to thank you wery much for your expertise and great help in puting together the purchase of our 2nd condominium. You were very attentive to our concerns when we bought our 1st condo, so we it was a no brainer for us to work with you again."

    Bob and Sharon W.
  • " Thanks again with helping us with the sale of our home. You were very knowledgeable and professional. We especially appreciated the market analysis you provided. It explained much about what we needed to know about preparing a home for sale and assisted us in determining a price. We would not hesitate to work with you again and will recommend you to our family and friends. "

    MArk and Alic B.
  • "We are so pleased with Bens' services!!!! Bens' 19 years of experience was outstanding. Ben investigated the market, provided us with the facts, and discussed with us the unique details that related to us specifically.....As a result, Ben sold our home very quickly and we think thats due to his experience in Pre-Qualifying all prospective buyers and negotiating the best price and terms for us. In Ben we Trust!

    DAve and Lil C.
  • " Just wanted to let you know that we have settled in nicely to the new place. We love it. We also wanted to thank you for everything. You made our first home buying experience a very pleasant one! You were extremely helpful and flexible and we appreciate all the work you did for us. We will certainly recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell, and when we are ready to do it all again, you will be our first phone call! If you are ever in the neighborhood, please drop by. "

    Doug and Jackie F.
  • " Ben was referred to us by a friend. We chose Ben to sell our Rental Home.We have worked with many realtors over the years and we would highly recommend Ben. He was courteous, returned phone calls promptly and our interests came first. Thanks again Ben."

    Bob and Jean J.
  • "To Whom it may concern, Ben's services were extraordinary. He went beyond the expectations of an agent, very courtious and personable. He is caring and easy to work with. I am very grateful for his kindness, understanding and patience. The process of buying my first condo was stressful but he made it as easy as possible and met my requirements. Even after the sale he made sure I was comfortable wit my purchase, addressing my concerns about the washing machine and garburator, making sure all was in working order. Thanks so much Ben!"

    Caroline P.
  • "Hi Ben, We were selling our first home and Ben guided us through the steps. He is very helpful, informative, professional and prompt. Thanks for selling our first home! He would be our realtor if we chose to buy or sell another home. Thanks Ben"

    Chitose and Van K.
  • "Ben Sold 2 houses for us and Helped us buy a condo. He is a great communicator and diligent about getting the job done. He knows how to work to a style that suits a client. He uses online rexources and is very creative about getting you what you want. We highly recommend him."

    Doug and Della S.
  • This is the 2nd home that my fiancee and I have purchased. Compared to our first experience, this one was a dream. We owe most of that to Ben. Throughout the entire experience, Ben represented our interests without fail and was available for every question or concern no matter what the time of day or how small the issue. We would use Ben again and recommend him to Family and Friends without hesitation. He brings a professional and calm approach to a situation which made us relax during the stressful times. Thanks Ben, We really appreciate your efforts! Sincerely Regan and Tannis

    Regan and Tannis M.
Contact Info
Agent
Ben Catalano

Real Estate Advisor

102 - 403 North Road
Coquitlam  British Columbia V3K 3V9

604-415-9800 604-671-9411 bcatalano@sutton.com

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