Selling a home can be complicated, stressful, and time consuming—you’re probably trying to purchase another property while selling this one. Using a REALTOR® will save you time and money by setting the correct price for your home, marketing and showing your property, advising you about the pros and cons of offers submitted for your home, helping you negotiate favorable terms, and negotiating on your behalf. We can also help you to stage your home, which will make it more appealing to the masses!
Set a Price
If you ask too much, you may not find a buyer. If you price the home too low, you’ll cheat yourself out of money. Websites with quickie value estimators aren’t the way to determine the value of your home. Go to the only people with the data and the expertise to accurately read your market: REALTORS®. Current market value, is just that CURRENT. What a property will bring one day, could change the next and REALTORS® are the only source for that REAL-TIME information.
Market Your Property
In preparing your home for viewing by prospective buyers, remember that people buy on emotions and. Your home has to FEEL right or buyers will look elsewhere. Look at your home objectively and listen to suggestions from your agent about ways to make your home more appealing, such as cleaning, decluttering, removing personal items, making cosmetic repairs, etc. Professional photos are a MUST. When people are viewing properties on line, they decide after seeing the photos, if they want to tour the home in person. You want to put your homes' best face forward in a manner that only professional photography can offer.
Consider Your Options
When a buyer makes an offer, what do you do? There are more factors to consider when evaluating an offer besides just the price a buyer will pay. Are the prospective buyers asking for closing costs, a home warranty, survey, or non-realty items? What is their requested closing date, option period and what they are willing to pay you to take your home off of the market to allow for inspections?? Your REALTOR® will help you review the terms completely, providing you with an estimate of net proceeds, to assist in the decision making process. Once an offer is accepted by you and the buyers, the buyers will perform inspections and finalize the deal.