Resources for Sellers
Get Started on the Right Foot!
- Selling a Home
You want a real estate specialist who will assist you in determining the market conditions in your area and establishing the best listing price for your home through professional photography, virtual tours, postcards, brochures, newspaper advertising, email campaigns and a strong internet presence on all the major websites along with over fifty syndicated and social websites. We can show your home at its best! Subsequently, getting you the best return on your investment (your home). Furthermore, you will want pre-qualified buyers and someone who can oversee any inspection or appraisal, and handle all the necessary paperwork along with supervising the closing from the start to finish, and beyond.
- Why Hire an Agent?
Studies show that sellers who use a Realtor generally get a better price than those who choose to sell the home themselves. Statistically, a 16% higher home value is realized with the use of a Realtor than a “For Sale by Owner” going it alone. As agents, it is our job to stay up to date on the latest market trends and fluctuations. Utilizing an agent means no surprises during the selling process, as you will have the latest information at critical junctures in the process. Let us put our experience to work for you to ensure you get the best price for your home!
- Before Your Home is Listed
Prior to listing your home, you’ll want to ensure everything is in good showing condition before buyers start to tour the home. Here are some important things to consider:
- Start Packing
- Now is the time to put things in storage, clean out the basement, garage, and start preparing to show your home. Remove any family photos or personal items. Remember, you want buyers to see themselves in your home!
- Spot Paint
Touch up both interior and exterior paint.
- Update Carpet
Clean or replace the carpet in areas with heavy wear.
- Extra Cleaning
Keep the interior and exterior clean and odor-free. Sparkling windows add a lot.
- Curb Appeal
Trim any overgrown bushes, mow the lawn and keep it free of leaves or snow. Make sure the front of the home is clean and appealing. You want to make a great first impression!
- Find Potential Problems Early
Once you’ve completed these steps you may want to hire someone to perform a pre-listing inspection. Buyers will probably be hiring professional inspectors, too; this is your chance to find and address problems before it’s time to sell.
- Professional Staging
Consider talking to your agent for advice or hiring a professional stager to help give buyers the appeal they’re looking for.
- During the Listing Period
You’ll need to plan to have something to do during the time potential buyers visit your home. Always try to be flexible! If initial offers don’t meet your expectations, don’t dismiss them immediately. Your agent can discuss several options with you for a good Counter Offer. You may need to consider lowering your asking price if several weeks go by with few or no offers. However, by working with your agent you should be able to arrive at a listing price that is both competitive and offers you the highest value for your home.