Thinking 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 here to help you clearly define your goals and make sound decisions for your finances and family. Realty Executives is here to help guide you along the way. Our 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.
1. 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. Sara 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?”
2. 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 (like Sara) 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.
3. 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. Sara can help you achieve that balance.
4. Merchandise and Stage the 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. Your Realty Executives agent can make recommendations about maximizing your homes living space, enhancing natural lighting and utilizing your home’s décor to highlight its best assets.
5. Market the Property
Once your home is ready to be shown, it’s important to give it the most exposure possible. Working with one of our expert agents to launch a comprehensive marketing campaign that embraces the full power of your local MLS system along with word-of-mouth, online, print advertising and social media marketing to give your home local, regional, national and global reach. Realty Executives agents 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 Sara can help you navigate and negotiate offers leading you towards accomplishing your home selling goals.