Kent Braaten - Your Local Saskatoon Real Estate Agent
Selling Your Home with a Trusted Local REALTOR®
Selling a home in Saskatoon and the surrounding area can be quite challenging to navigate. From determining what your home is worth to developing a marketing plan to give it the best exposure on the local real estate market, there is a lot to navigate and figure out along the way. That is why it is always best to work with a trusted, local REALTOR to sell your home. Not only will they help you better understand your home as it stands in today’s market, but they will also act as your dedicated advocate and representative in ensuring you get the best deal for your home.
Kent Braaten - Your REALTOR® for Residential, Farm, Commercial and Acreage Real Estate
Fully licensed in residential, farm, and commercial real estate, Kent Braaten is a local Saskatoon REALTOR® with a proven track record in selling property in Saskatchewan. A 3-time North American CENTURION® and 6-time CENTURY 21 Canada Masters award-winner, he is dedicated to always improving his skills with ongoing education. This ensures he can always provide his buyers and sellers the best real estate service with the most up-to-date information and practices available in the global market.
Some highlights of his most recent ongoing education has included:
RRI with Richard Robbins
Leader’s Choice with Mark Leader
Leader’s Edge with Chris Leader
Peak Producers with Joe Neogo and Brian Buffini
The Art of Customer Service with Jeff Mowatt
The Floyd Wickman Program
…and many more!
Ultimate Property Exposure to Sell Your Home
As part of the CENTURY 21® system, Kent Braaten provides extensive opportunities for exposing your listing to the real estate market locally, nationally, and globally.
First and foremost, he will promote your listing locally to interested buyers in your area using the local MLS® and advertising websites, all Saskatoon REALTOR websites, the CENTURY 21 Fusion brokerage website, and KentBraaten.com—ranked the #1 overall agent website in Canada for the past 3 years by benchmetrics. He also utilizes online advertising to promote your listing on the most powerful platforms available in the digital landscape. This means your home for sale will be targeted to reach the most detailed potential buyers using both Google and social media, including Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
On a national scale, your Saskatoon listing will be visible on all major 3rd-party real estate websites. These include the most popular national listings databases, like REALTOR.ca, Point2Homes, and Kijiji, as well as the CENTURY 21 Canada agent sites, and the CENTURY 21 Canada website as a whole.
When listing your home with Kent Braaten, your listing will also receive global online exposure in 84 countries, 16 languages, and 36 countries with the help of over 147,000 CENTURY 21® agents worldwide. Not only will your home be seen on Century21Global.ca, but one of the fastest-growing international real estate websites on the internet today, Zillow!
Making Your Listing Stand Out
When listing your home for sale, you’ll want to do your best to ensure it stands out amongst the many other comparable properties it will be competing against. In order to ensure that it does, Kent goes above and beyond with top-tier technology features to showcase every aspect of your home in its best light. This includes a richly detailed description, drone photography, virtual tour, and video tour of your home.
No two homes are exactly the same, which is why the description of your listing will be entirely unique to your property. This helps to help buyers get a better understanding of the home they are viewing, with colourful and rich descriptors that detail the lifestyle they can expect when living there. It also provides a space for you to familiarize buyers with what you love and treasure most about your home that can’t be shown in a picture or tour.
While listing photos are still standard practice for giving buyers a first impression of your home online, when listing with Kent Braaten, your home’s online presence will be as visually enhanced as possible. Drone photography provides buyers with a unique aerial perspective of not just your property, but the surrounding area and neighbourhood that can’t be seen from the ground. A virtual tour gives buyers a realistic and immersive 360 degree view of your home that allows them to feel as though they’re really there from the comfort of their couch. Lastly, a video tour gives a professional, movie-quality finish to your online advertising package with editorial panning shots accentuated with uplifting and engaging music.
Determining What Your Home is Worth
Appropriately pricing your listing the minute it hits the local real estate market is the best way to get the most for your home. Houses that stay on the market for longer are more likely to need price adjustments that continue to lower the value of the property. That is why finding the most appealing price for the current market’s buyers from the start is key in protecting your investment. And the best way to determine the value of your home in today’s real estate market is through a professionally-prepared comparative market analysis (CMA).
These extensive reports take the location and characteristics unique to your home and compare them to those with similar features that have been recently listed, sold, or expired in your area. This gives you an accurate idea of which prices are working for properties like yours and which ones aren’t, so you can find where you should fall in the market for the quickest and most profitable sale. Also taken into consideration in a home valuation are property features, including any improvements made, current market conditions, the terms you are willing to offer as a seller, and the motivation you may have to sell your home. What will not affect the value of your home, however, are what you paid, your investments, what friends and family may think it is worth, and what you would like to make.
Saskatoon Real Estate Agent
Here is a little introduction video about myself. It was shot a few years back but it still is a good representation of myself and what I offer to buyers and sellers.
CENTURY 21 Fusion
Ownership & Management
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For more information on selling your home or to list with a professional real estate agent, contact Kent Braaten at any time.
See my Saskatoon Home Seller's Guide to get your Century 21 Saskatoon Free Home Evaluation, or contact me for more information.