Selling Your Home
You may opt to sell your property on your own. And that’s OK. However, do you know how to counter the items on an inspection report, or how to challenge a low appraisal? These are just some of the reasons, however, why you should choose us to assist you in this important undertaking. Selling a property is all about exposure. We will employ the most effective marketing and advertising strategies for your property in order to get it in front of the types of buyer that are willing to pay you the most money for it. We’ll also guide you through the complicated paperwork involved, from the initial agreement to the final documents.
We don’t measure our success through awards received or achievements, but through the satisfaction of our clients. Whether you are looking to buy or sell your home, we will provide sound and trustworthy advice to help you achieve your real estate goals.
Why List Your Home With Us?
One of our biggest pet peeves is bad real estate photography. Over 90% of home buyers start their search online, which means if you don’t look good online, they won’t see you offline. That’s why we work with you to stage your home, bringing in professionals if necessary, to make sure it sparkles. Once your home is picture perfect, we bring in our amazing photographer to ensure your house puts its best foot forward.
Since we’ve worked with hundreds of buyers, we understand how they think when they make an offer. We know how to negotiate to get you the most money and best contract terms. It’s all about understanding how to get a high-paying buyer to make an offer…and feel good doing it.
The Sellers Roadmap
- Meet with a Real Estate Professional: There’s no commitment required on your part for the initial meeting. It will be educational and help you identify your next steps.
- Establish a Price: Your agent will provide a market analysis, which will help you set an asking price.
- Strategic Price: As difficult as it may be, it’s important to review the market analysis and consider your home price objectively.
- Prepare Your Home: View your home through the eyes of the buyer and ask yourself what you’d expect. Your agent will offer some useful suggestions.
- List It For Sale: When everything is in place your agent will put your home on the open market. It’s critical you make it as easy as possible for potential buyers to view your home.
- Showings: Potential buyers may ask to see your home on short notice. It’s best if you can accommodate these requests, you never want to miss a potential sale.
- Offers and Negotiation: If everything goes well, a buyer and (most often the agent who represents them) will present your agent with an offer.
- Choosing an Offer: Your agent will present the benefits and risks of each offer. You will have the opportunity to either accept or counter any offer based on its merits.
- Under Contract: At this point, you and the buyer have agreed to all of the terms of the offer and both parties have signed the agreements.
- Final Details: While under contract, the buyer will work with their mortgage provider to finalize the loan and perform other due diligence.
- Inspection: The buyer will usually perform a physical inspection of the home. They may even ask you to make certain repairs. Your agent will explain all of your options regarding the inspection.
- Closing: This is the transfer of funds and ownership. Depending on when the buyer moves into the home you will need to be all packed up and ready to move.
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Home Selling Articles from Our Blog
According to the National Association of Realtors, staging a home prior to listing it can result in a faster and more profitable sale.1 In fact, the Real Estate Staging Association estimates that professionally staged properties spend 73 percent less time on the market, receive more foot traffic, and typically sell for more money.
f you have a friend or family member involved in real estate you probably are encouraged to call them for any of your real estate needs. This is not uncommon. Real estate agents aren’t trying to be pushy, but many of them are encouraged to sell as much as possible and they are told to focus on the people they know, friends and family first, because they can be some of their first, or best, clients.
Most would-be buyers and sellers believe the real estate “deal” is negotiated at the signing of the contract. In many cases, the deal-making and negotiations only start at the contract signing. Even in more competitive real estate markets, negotiations still happen once in escrow. Issues typically arise after the home inspection, and those issues tend to result in another round of negotiations for credits or fixes.
No matter whether you're buying or selling, the home inspection process can be somewhat terrifying: For sellers, it's a stark reminder of the nagging issues you might have turned a blind eye to over the years. And for buyers, it's a recipe for pure heartbreak—falling in love with a home that might just end up making no sense to buy.
As we head into a new year, the most common question we receive is, “What’s the outlook for real estate in 2018?”
It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who are curious; homeowners also want reassurance their home’s value is going up. The good news is that a strong U.S. economy, coupled with low unemployment rates, is expected to drive continued real estate growth in 2018. However, changes on the horizon could significantly impact you if you plan to buy, sell or refinance this year.
When you’re buying or selling a home, it’s crucial to work with a qualified real estate agent. Not just a professional, but an amazing agent and a market expert. So how do you ensure you’re hiring an amazing real estate agent?