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You will find all you need to know about selling your home.
The decision to sell your home is a big one. Whether this will be your first time on the selling side of the real estate process or you’ve done it several times before, as a trusted real estate professional, we can help you navigate the process and help answer any questions you may have.
Take some time to figure out why you are selling and clearly define your goals. Everyone has different reasons for selling; focusing on what is important to you and your family will help streamline the process. We will chat about it, and make sure to meet to your expectations.
Help prepare your home:
Once you have decided to sell, take a critical look at your home to be sure it’s in “move-in” condition. With some effort on your part, your home may sell more quickly and bring a better price. We will provide tips to prepare your home and take care of auditing your home in order to attract buyers.
Advertise & Show your home and get feedbacks:
We pay all advertising expenses, including some of the staging items, and you don’t pay me a dime until I bring you an ideal acceptable offer and successfully sells your property.It is never easy hearing negative remarks about your home, but knowing is half the battle. We will hold open houses and find out what feedback was given. Use this information to enhance your home’s presentation for future showings.
Handle all the offers and negotiations:
There are many components to an offer, and we will explain the entire process so that you are comfortable with all the steps involved. You can reject or accept the initial offer. If you agree to some points of the offer but not others, you would submit a counter offer. The counter offer may differ from the original offer in respect to price, conditions, closing date, etc. Offers can be countered back and forth until one party accepts or rejects the offer, ending the negotiations altogether. We will make sure to handle all the offers to find the ONE you are really willing to accept.
Smooth Escrow Process:
Escrow is a process that provides for a fair and equitable transfer of property between a buyer and a seller, where both parties entrust legal documents and various funds to the escrow holder. The escrow holder in turn has the responsibility of seeing that all the terms and conditions of escrow are carried out before the transfer of any funds or property are exchanged. Using escrow as a neutral third-party assures both the buyer and seller that all mutually agreed to terms are met before the transaction is completed; therefore, minimizing risk. We will ensure every paperwork is properly managed and deadlines are met.
Provide a Client-specific DropBox link:
When closing is finished, you should not only be prepared to hand over the keys, but any copies of documentation that relates to the property and its amenities. You will receive a copy of the documentation you signed together with a statement of costs. After closing, we will provide a Client-specific DropBox link with all fully-executed documents for your ease and convenience.
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When you are ready. Every real estate market is different, therefore, the best time to sell a home will be different from community to community. Don’t wait for perfect conditions to sell – they don’t exist.
Think of the process as equivalent to giving a job interview. Do they know your local market? Price points? Types of homes? What is their track record for sales in your community? Can they provide testimonials? Before you talk to a realtor, take your time to think about what is the most important thing to you when choosing an agent.
Every Realtor will have a preferred length. One thing to keep in mind when asking about the length of a listing agreement is the average days on the market. If the average days on the market in your local real estate are 75, a 90-day listing agreement may not be enough.
Commission is negotiable, period. The saying, “you get what you pay for” is also true when it comes to real estate. Choosing an agent based solely on the fact they offer the lowest commission amount is a mistake made by home sellers when choosing a representative to sell their home.
Don’t be afraid to back out of the deal — you have never gone too far until all the contingencies have been removed.
When Listing Your Home
Solution: Your Realtor can research comparable sales in your area and advise you of the appropriate price range of your property.
SOLUTION: One reason to hire a real estate professional is to make sure that no money is left on the table.
SOLUTION: Ask your real estate professional to determine whether the market cycle is poised to net you the most money.
SOLUTION: Don’t base your selling decisions on the seasons. Property sells year round.
SOLUTION: If your home is easy for agents to show, more potential buyers will see it, which will improve your odds of getting the deal you want. If your specific lifestyle is not be compatible with frequent showings, your agent will help you determine a solution that will best fit your situation.
SOLUTION: Make sure your agent is up-to-date with the latest technology, such as internet sites that cater to home buyers, online ads marketings, etc… Check to see what technology is being utilized in your specific area. A good agent will know where you can get the best exposure.
SOLUTION: Put some items in storage, create more light, play music or otherwise improve the “ambiance.” Your agent can offer helpful advice to create the right first impression.
SOLUTION: Most sellers are unaware that 80% of all buyer activity comes from the sign and MLS — any agent can provide that. So, if you don’t have a problem showing the home, but it hasn’t generated any interested buyers, it may be time to re-evaluate the price.
SOLUTION: Don’t blow a potential sale by an unkempt lawn, cluttered closets, unpainted front door, hard to work locks, blown light bulbs, bad colors, stains, and bad odors. Spend time on the little things during this period.
SOLUTION: Don’t make any improvements prior to listing without consulting with us. Some upgrades will not yield any real increase in value, while others may increase property value substantially. Ask your agent to suggest low cost solutions to minor repairs that will yield the best profits.
SOLUTION: You should never give too little time to prepare your house before selling it. Estimate how much time you have before you need to sell and then plan ahead to allow extra time. You don’t want to be forced to accept a disappointing offer.
SOLUTION: Sellers themselves are responsible for at least 1 in 10 sales! Network your business and personal friends, hand out flyers, and keep the house in move-in condition. Your Realtor should be ready to hand you all sorts of assignments to make “team effort” successful.
SOLUTION: Never list your property unless you really want a sale! Get ready for a professional sales push when you list with a great agent. If your plan harbors some indecision, resolve it prior to listing, because success is every great Realtors’ objective!