Why Sell with Tim?

Why Sell with Tim Walters and Sotheby’s International Realty Canada?

Combining over 22 years of experience selling homes in Vancouver with Sotheby’s unrivalled international marketing, brand presence and tradition of excellence I work to create the most effective marketing and service plan tailored specifically for you and your property, regardless of price point.  Here’s an overview of the five areas to consider when choosing the Realtor to sell your home.

  • Preparation/Pre-listing
  • Extraordinary Marketing
  • Outstanding Negotiating
  • Exclusive Service
  • Intangibles

Preparation/Pre-listing

Staging/Appearance

Virtually every home can benefit from some form of staging to make it look its best for sale. Whether it be minor cosmetic improvements, de-cluttering, furniture placement, partial staging to a full stage, my staging team and I will work with you and suggest what’s best to appeal to the widest audience possible.

Pricing Strategy/Correct Pricing

This is critical in getting your property sold for the best price. I will properly identify the potential value of your home through detailed analysis of comparable properties, market conditions, local trends and then discuss the best ways to obtain the highest price for you based on your goals.

Floorplan

Detailed professional floor plans of your property. Condos and townhomes can benefit greatly with a floor plan as the total square footage is usually greater than what’s shown on the strata plan. Many buyers consider price/square foot when purchasing so the extra size can add up to thousands of dollars.

Professional Photography/Video Tour

Highlight unique features of your property with high-resolution, professional photos and a 360-degree perspective of your home with online video.

Matterport

Matterport tours provide a fully immersive 3D experience – a truly virtual tour of the property without actually being there.

Drone Photography/Video

Aerial footage from a high definition drone camera can provide a unique perspective of the property showing off potential views and/or identifying a unique location.

Custom Brochures

High quality, thick stock, luxurious brochures that highlight the features of your property and make it stand out from the others.

Extraordinary Marketing

In addition to the basic marketing services done by other Realtors – signage, open houses, agent’s opens, your home on the MLS, just listed cards, etc. Sotheby’s International Realty and I go far beyond this to expose your property to the maximum number of potential buyers possible.

International Exposure

Vancouver is an international city that now attracts buyers and investors from around the world, and with this global demand comes the need for increasingly sophisticated international marketing. Sotheby’s International Realty reaches more of these buyers from coast to coast and from continent to continent. The buyer of your home may live down the street or on another continent and I want to make sure we reach them all.

Unrivalled Online Marketing

According to the National Association of REALTORS®, close to 90% of today’s homebuyers use the Internet in their real estate search. In this era of the digital real estate consumer, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada is the only real estate company to deliver over 1.1 billion annual online impressions.

Exclusive Relationships with Global Sites

Our exclusive relationship means your home is automatically listed on dwell.com, wallstreetjournal.com, newyorktimes.com, hongkongtatler.com, ft.com, jamesedition.com, luxuryestate.com, mansionglobal.com, plus dozens of other premier websites and international publications providing you the greatest online exposure.

Sothebysrealty.ca and Sothebysrealty.com

Your property will be exposed to these two websites which reach almost 10 million unique visitors per year, with over 75 million visitors annually on these two sites alone.

Juwai.com

Your property will automatically be listed on Juwai.com. Hosted on both sides of China’s internet firewall, it is China’s largest international property website for Chinese buyers, with over 2 million unique monthly visits.

Exclusive Print Advertising

Even in the Internet age, online marketing is enhanced by traditional print marketing that is targeted, focused and custom-selected to reach the most relevant buyers.

From prestigious international publications such as The Globe and Mail, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Architectural Digest, to local publications in Vancouver, I offer my clients local, national and international print advertising opportunities that are carefully curated to reach qualified audiences, including publications that are exclusive to the Sotheby’s International Realty network.

Social Media

Showcasing your property through social media channels is another must for effective marketing. Whether it be Facebook, Instagram or other mediums, Sotheby’s and I make sure your property is exposed to even more potential buyers through different advertising campaigns.

Outstanding Negotiating

Negotiation/Offers

Negotiation is an art, and I excel at bringing buyers and sellers together. Superior negotiating skills can mean the difference between getting your property sold for a record price or not at all. And a solid negotiator can put thousands of extra dollars in your pocket. I always treat every sale as if it were my own and fight to get every dollar for you.

Exclusive Service

VIP Service

I commit to regular and transparent communication with every single one of my clients and make sure that you’re always informed on how things are progressing with the sale of your property. I provide feedback on showing activity and market updates on a frequent, moderate or occasional basis via phone, e-mail, text message or in person depending on what you prefer. I’m available 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Folio

Folio is a bespoke digital platform exclusive to Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, offering you a clear and immediate view of the sales and marketing activity completed for your home.

Stay fully aware of how your home is being showcased to local and global buyers – receive updates to your email whenever critical activities are complete, or login to your personalized online dashboard anytime, anywhere for documents and details.

Only Me

While many Realtors have grouped into “teams” or have assistants, you will only deal with me on the sale of your home. You won’t get passed off to an inexperienced team member and it won’t be an assistant answering your questions or dealing with your sale. You will receive my knowledge and expertise throughout the entire process so you can be assured that no detail will be missed.

A Proud Tradition of Service

With over 270 years of history that date back to the opening of the Sotheby’s Auction House in 1744, the Sotheby’s name has earned notoriety as a marketer of the world’s most valuable and prestigious possessions. At Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, we are deeply committed to offering the highest level of service, discretion and ethical standards, in the time-honoured tradition of Sotheby’s.

Intangibles

Attention to Detail

Every detail is strategically thought out which can make a huge difference in getting the best price for your home. For example, during showings everything from lighting, temperature, sounds, weather, Feng shui and flow are all analyzed. I always make sure to downplay any negatives and reinforce all the positive attributes of your property to potential buyers. By scrutinizing each detail, I’m able to achieve a higher price for you and in many cases, get a home sold when other Realtors might not.

Limit your liability

Selling your home requires specialized knowledge of many different areas that could lead to problems if not dealt with correctly. Discussing and mitigating these risks is another important reason of utilizing my services.

Complete Transparency/Trust

In today’s real estate industry, you need to put a lot of trust in your Realtor that they are always doing what’s best for you. Being completely transparent throughout the entire sales process is very important in order to make the sale of your home as easy as possible.

My Guarantee

I’m available at any time to answer your questions and guide you through the sales process. I understand that selling your home can be emotional and stressful at times. If you’re not 100% completely satisfied with my services, you’re free to cancel the listing at any time.