Sally Dollar, Realtor, Niagara Real Estate "A Dollar Really Does Make A Difference"!



Determining Property Value


How is the market value of my property determined?
The market sets the price.   I will help you set a realistic price to match market conditions.

Niagara Market Values

I can give you a comparative market analysis based on similar homes in your area. It will show current listings, recent sales, and expired listings (a good thing to check because these houses are usually either overpriced or poorly marketed).

I will help you develop a competitive price based on:

  • Location
  • Size
  • Style
  • Condition
  • Community amenities
  • Financing options
  • Market conditions (Is it a buyer's or a seller's market?)

Remember: The market determines price. Avoid the urge to price your home based on considerations that do not affect its market value. For example, the following do not affect the market value for your property:

  • How much you need to purchase your next home
  • How much you paid
  • How much you spent on improvements
  • The value of a similar home in a different community
  • The cost to build the same home today
  • Your personal attachment to your home (Yes, it's your house and you're proud of it, but this makes no difference to potential buyers.)

Selling a Home in St. Catharines or Niagara


 

 


Selling your home is an involved process that affects your family and your future.  Before you begin this process, you'll want to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information.  When should you sell?  How do you get the best price? What kinds of renovations should be made prior to the sale? 

These home selling reports will assist you in answering the many questions that arise during the home selling process.  When you're armed with the right information, and an experienced real estate professional, you'll be closer to reaching your goal - selling your home fast, and for the best price.

Please contact me if you have any questions about selling your St. Catharines, Welland, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Virgil, St. Davids, Port Dalhousie, Pelham, Thorold, Jordan, Beamsville, Fort Erie, or Niagara Area home. 

Below, select desired reports and complete the form provided.

The Right Selling Price
When you’re selling your home, the price you set is a critical factor in the return you’ll receive. Learn several factors to base the assessment of your home.
Common Selling Mistakes
Learn the top nine selling mistakes and what steps you can take to avoid them.
Selling Your Home - Where Do You Begin?
Remember what first attracted you to your house when you bought it? What excited you about its most appealing features? Now that you're selling your home, you'll need to look at it as if you were buying it all over again.
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WHY USE SALLY AS YOUR REAL ESTATE AGENT IF YOU DECIDE TO USE ONE?


Seller Testimonials

 
Looking for a home or relocating! Sally is the one for you. Our history began with Sally back in the fall of 2007 when Garth and I decided to relocate to St. Catharines in the spring of 2008. We contacted many agents in November of 2007 as to our intentions and what we were looking for to meet our needs. The only agent that did not say contact us when it gets closer was Sally. At that point we... were only looking for ideas and what we could expect for what we needed. Sally came through with all of our needs and expectations. Seven years later it is time to down size....Sally is the one....regardless if you are buying or selling or both it is nerve racking. Sally is so knowledgeable and would never let you make a bad decision. Sally pays attention. If you are buying a home Sally will add to your excitement......if it is time to leave your home Sally will totally relate to the circumstances no matter what they are.  Thank you Sally for helping us find our new sanctuary ...Jeff and Garth

 

Working  with Sally was wonderful.  Her attention to detail and her professionalism helped us feel confident as we moved through selling and buying our new home.  We would  recommend Sally to anyone buying or selling in the future.  Thanks again Sally!!!!!!! Karel & Susan Zavadil

My sign went in the lawn one evening and by the next evening my home was sold!  Sally was so experienced and fast.  She told us what to do to get the house ready for sale and we did it and it worked.  We had competing offers and got a fantastic price.  Thanks so much!  Elfie Fredericksen

Sally Dollar's expertise was the key factor in the successful sale of our property!  Sally provided valuable information on preparing for the sale two months prior to our listing.  From that time onward, she was always available to provide advice and assistance.   I consider Sally's expertise in guiding us through the entire process as the main reason for the successful sale.  We sold within the first two days of listing, for our asking price. Sally's guidance through the entire process was key.  Preparation through to negotiation.   Sally's expertise in this market was very evident through the process.  From the initial visit, where she provided advice on preparing for the market, through to reviewing the purchase offer... Sally was always available to answer questions and share her knowledge. We are very pleased with the results!  The McNaughtons


Sally Dollar is an excellent Real Estate Agent. She is professional and was always prompt in getting back to me with any of my questions or concerns. I would most definitely recommend Sally to friends and family. Sally Rocks!!  Cindy Clarke


Thank-you again Sally.  The nicest comment I can say about your service is that you were very efficient.  You found just the right buyer for my home - in under a week!  It was a very positive experience and smooth transaction from beginning to end.   L. Bisaillon, Retiree


I would like to take the opportunity to thank you once again for all your efforts and help during and after the sale of my Father’s house.  It was especially difficult because we live out of town.  You went above and beyond our expectations in helping us with the coordination of the Charity pick-up and utility final readings.  Sally’s enthusiastic and professional approach to real-estate was proven by the quick sale of my father’s home (under 2 weeks, after it had been for sale for months with another realtor).  Keep doing what you do; you’re the best I’ve had the privilege to work with. Your knowledge of the real estate market turned our unsellable home to “SOLD” in just over a week. That’s was one thing our first agent could not do. Enjoyed working with you but only had a short time to watch you work your magic.  Keith Mason, LCBO Retail Store Manager


Sally sold our condo townhouse for us and helped us buy our retirement home.  She was very positive to deal with and knowledgeable about all aspects of the sale and purchase.  We developed a wonderful relationship with her as she helped us make the transition.  We would highly recommend her to anyone who needs an honest and compassionate agent.  Thanks Sally.   Don & Christiana McLaughlin


 I referred Sally to a client who was taking care of his uncles estate and needed to sell his condo apartment in St. Catharines.  She went above and beyond our expectations, even arranging the home stager to replace the carpeting and freshen up the paint.  It was a great experience for my client during this difficult time.  I would definitely recommend Sally and her services.  Marlene Cornacchia, Royal LePage Signature, Toronto


We bought our condo apartment with Sally a year earlier.  Due to health reasons, we decided to sell it and move to a more accessible unit.  We loved the building, so we decided to stay in the same building.  Sally helped negotiate our sale and purchase in the same building, as well as arranging stagers to clean up the sold unit and a handyman to adjust a few things in the new unit.  It was nice to have all of our needs taken care of with one competent realtor.  A & E Byrnes

 

Niagara For Sale By Owners


Selling your home is a complex procedure, involving large sums of money, stringent legal requirements and the real potential for very costly mistakes. It requires a tremendous depth of knowledge and experience, as well as a substantial amount of time to follow up on every detail promptly and properly.

Your REALTOR has these qualifications and experience, and is committed to spending the time it takes to help you sell your home successfully, so you can focus on the things you do best and enjoy the most.

If you are thinking about selling your home alone, ask yourself these questions:

Will you really "save" the real estate commission?
No. Most buyers will see a bargain. They assume you will sell for a discount because "you don't have to pay the real estate commission."

Do you have the time?
Without a REALTOR(s) support, you're the one who will have to write and pay for the ads to market your property, remain available day or night for calls from prospects, run open houses on weekends and show your property on short notice, screen potential buyers, fill out all the paper work and do the dozens of other things required to sell a home.

How will you reach potential buyers?
Without a REALTOR, you will not have access to an extensive network of potential buyers. This network includes the MLS® or Multiple Listing Service®.

Do you really know the true market value of your home?
Setting the right selling price is critical. It requires extensive knowledge and training, as well as access to sophisticated market analysis developed over years of experience. If you set the price too high, prospective buyers will be frightened off; too low, and you could leave thousands of dollars on the negotiating table.

Are you ready to "pre-screen" every prospect?
Pre-screening prospects is absolutely necessary to weed out the "lookers" from serious buyers. Do you have the skills and experience to ask the right questions over the phone before you let a prospect visit? How are you going to find out whether they're really qualified to purchase in your home's price range?

 

 

Niagara Private For Sale By Owner

WHY USE SALLY AS YOUR REAL ESTATE AGENT IF YOU DECIDE TO USE ONE?

 

I am a licensed real estate professional. My full-time job is to represent you in any and all real estate transactions. I have the experience and know-how to make your home selling and buying experience enjoyable.

Sally Dollar Realtor

I can help you determine your buying power.

I have the resources to find you homes that may not even be on the market.

I provide valuable information to help with your selection process.

I know how to successfully negotiate on your behalf.

I provide due diligence through the property evaluation process.

I make the closing process smooth and stress-free.

I know qualified lenders and understand your financing options.

I have the means to successfully market your property.

I know when, where and how to advertise your property.

I can help accelerate the close on the sale of your home.

 

Buying and selling homes is my job. It’s what I do best. Give me a call when you are ready or need help. Put me to work for you, so you can do what you do best.

 

Real Estate HelpSally Dollar, Sales Rep., Royal LePage Niagara Real Estate Centre, Brokerage 

 

 


Renovations


What renovations will give me the greatest return when selling my property?

The top three renovations that get you the most money* are:

  1. Bathrooms (75 to 100% return)
  2. Kitchens (75 to 100% return)
  3. Interior and exterior painting (50 to 100% return)

*Appraisal Institute of Canada's Home Renovation Survey

Other renovations and their average rate of return (the value they add compared to what they cost) include:

  • Replacing roof shingles (50 to 80%)
  • Replacing the furnace and heating system (50 to 80%)
  • Renovating the basement (50 to 75%)
  • Adding a recreation room (50 to 75%)
  • Installing a fire place (50 to 75%)
  • Up-grading floors (50 to 75%)
  • Building a garage (50 to 75%)
  • Replacing windows and doors (50 to 75%)
  • Building a deck (50 to 75%)
  • Installing central air conditioning (25 to 75%)
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