Dianne  Speakman

Dianne Speakman

Sales Representative

HomeLife Advantage Realty (Central Valley) Ltd

Mobile:
604-308-1699
Office:
604-859-3141
Email Me
Dianne  Speakman

Dianne Speakman

Sales Representative

HomeLife Advantage Realty (Central Valley) Ltd

Mobile:
604-308-1699
Office:
604-859-3141
Email Me

Go it Alone, or Use a REALTOR?

Go it Alone, or Use a REALTOR®?

The fact is, most people who try to sell their own home end up using a REALTOR® in the end anyway. Before anybody decides to fly solo through this complex, time consuming and financially perilous process, they should consider these questions.

Will you really “save” the real estate commission?
When buyers see a home for sale ‘by the owner’, they see a bargain. They imagine the REALTORS® fee going into their pocket, not yours.

Are you familiar with real estate law?
Complicated and ever changing, real estate law governs nearly every phase of selling your home.
One wrong move and an entire deal can fall through, or worse, a lawsuit can ensue.

How many potential buyers will you reach?
Selling a home takes more than just hanging a “For Sale” sign. How will you promote your home? Will you write your own ads? How will you use the Internet, knowing that you’ll have no inside access to www.mls.ca and therefore will not be able to post your home on this service?

Do you have the time?
Promoting a home is a full time job, and you may already have one. Will you be able to take calls at any time? How about screening the callers to figure out if they’re qualified to buy your home?
Not everybody who calls is even suitable to walk through your home, but how do you tell?

Do you know the market well enough to get the most for your home?
Lacking years of experience, the average do-it-yourselfer is merely guessing at their listing price. Often they set the price too low and miss out on thousands of dollars, or they price their home too high and drive away willing buyers.

What about your selling skills?
If the personalities of prospective buyers rub you the wrong way, can you still deal with them effectively? What about your own defensiveness when you hear negative comments about your home? Best to keep it at arms length through a REALTOR®.

Do you have the negotiation skills to keep a deal on track?
When an offer comes in, emotions can run high with so much money on the line. This is why direct seller-to-buyer deals often end in disaster. REALTORS® keep it professional and are indispensable when it comes to bargaining with buyers.

 

Source:  OREA (Ontario Real Estate Association) www.howrealtorshelp.ca

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Dianne has extensive knowledge of the real estate market, as a full-time Realtor® for 15 years she loves helping people make important life decisions. Her sales experience and great listening skills make Dianne a clear choice for anyone ready to sell or purchase a home. Her formal education and training allows her to excel at every step of the real estate buying or selling process.  Dianne also has a reputation for timely and focused responses to each of her client’s needs and concerns. She is a skilled negotiator and goes the extra mile for her clients, carefully positioning her listings to every possible buyer.

Originally from BC, Dianne is extremely knowledgeable and connected to all markets throughout the lower mainland and specializes in the Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley and Mission areas. Known by clients and colleagues for her honesty, dedication and reliability   

Dianne credits her motto "Do what you love and if you do, you’ll never work a day in your life" as being vital to her professional success. The joy she receives from helping clients, motivates her to always work the hardest she can for them. Outside of her career in real estate, Dianne is passionate about spending time with her family.  She actively supports the Abbotsford Hospice and SPCA. Her love for her community has kept her local to the Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Mission area.  

As an accomplished and respected Realtor®, Dianne is a clear choice for anyone ready to sell or purchase a home.

 

 

 



Education: UBC, VCC

Specialty: Residential, Condominiums, Multi - Family, Mobile homes, Bareland Strata

Experience: 15 years

Area Covered: Abbotsford, Mission, Langley, Chilliwack

Languages Spoken: English