Home Selling Qestions (and Answers!)

Thinking About Selling Your Home?
 

In many markets, now is a great time to think about selling your home! You might be surprised to find traditional equity home sales have increased in a variety of markets. Coupled with historically low interest rates this might be the perfect opportunity to move up or think about buying that vacation property.

Whether you are a seasoned home seller or a first-time home seller it is important to arm yourself with the right information given today’s real estate environment. I am are here to help you clearly define your goals and make sound decisions for your finances and family. My goal is to help you sell your home in the shortest amount of time, for the most amount of money, with the least amount of stress and all the while keeping you well-informed and empowered throughout the process.

 

Determine if now is the best time to sell

There are many factors that come into play when deciding if now is the best time to sell your home. Our agents can educate you on what the current market conditions in your area look like, from the current listing count, to the number of traditional sales, distressed sales and new home sales in your area, as well as builder permits and inventory supply data. Examining how this information fits in with your unique timeline, financial goals and your property equity will help you answer the question, “Is now the right time for me to sell?”

Identify an Agent

Once you have decided that you are ready to sell, carefully selecting a brokerage and an agent will save you time, money and hassle. This is the time to ask a lot of questions. Finding an agent who specializes in your geographic area and has experience listing and selling homes in your price range is important. A real estate professional who belongs to a reputable brokerage and local board, and can readily share with you their business plan, mission statement, client testimonials and marketing plan, along with a detailed comparative market analysis and complete property profile is one who has done their homework and is armed with the real estate experience and knowledge you need.

Determine List Price

Pricing your home correctly is a decision that you and your agent will make together after doing market research. Pricing your home correctly is the key to attracting potential buyers to view your home, while making sure your financial interests and timeframe are supported. Our Realty Executives professionals can help you achieve that balance.

Merchandise Your Property

Even in a low-inventory market, would-be buyers can end up viewing dozens of homes, many times all in the same day. How will your home stand out? Making the right first impression, whether in photos posted online or during an in-person viewing, is crucial. I can make recommendations about maximizing your homes living space, enhancing natural lighting and utilizing your home’s décor to highlight its best assets.

Market the Property

Once your home is ready to be shown, it’s important to give it the most exposure possible.  A comprehensive marketing campaign embraces the full power of the MLS system along with word-of-mouth, online, print advertising and social media marketing to give your home local, regional, national and global reach. I have the opportunity to utilize a network of more then 500 offices in 26 countries to help market your property. The right real estate professional will provide you with a customized marketing plan that works to target the right buyers for your home.

Once your property is priced and marketed effectively I can can help you navigate and negotiate offers leading you towards accomplishing your home selling goals.

 


Request a Home Evaluation


The Right Selling Price Affects Your Bottom Line

When you’re selling your home, the price you set is a critical factor in the return you’ll receive. That’s why you need a professional evaluation from an experienced realtor. This person can provide you with an honest assessment of your home, based on several factors including:

  • Market conditions
  • Condition of your home
  • Repairs or improvements
  • Time frame

In real estate terms, market value is the price at which a particular house, in its current condition, will sell within 30 to 90 days.

If the price of your home is too high, several things could happen:

  • Limits buyers. Potential buyers may not view your home, because it would be out of their buying range.
  • Limits showings. Other salespeople may be less reluctant to view your home.
  • Used as leverage. Other realtors may use this home to sell against homes that are better priced.
  • Extended stay on the market. When a home is on the market too long, it may be perceived as defective. Buyers may wonder, “what’s wrong,” or “why hasn’t this sold?”
  • Lower price. An overpriced home, still on the market beyond the average selling time, could lead a lower selling price. To sell it, you will have to reduce the price, sometimes, several times. In the end, you’ll probably get less than if it had been properly priced at the start.
  • Wasted time and energy. A bank appraisal is most often required to finance a home.


Realtors have known it for years – Well-kept homes, properly priced in the beginning always get you the fast sale for the best price! And that’s why you need a professional to assist you in the selling of your home. 

   
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