Whether you are a first time or repeat home seller, it is important to have professional help with the decision process as soon as possible. We should discuss your homes attributes, the timing of the market, and any possible changes you might want to make to the home before you list your property for sale. Being a professional who spends their days in the local market, I can make recommendations specific to your situation and answer whatever questions you may have. Having over twenty years experience in real estate, I know how buyers think and make decisions which will save you time and money in selling your home and recouping your investments.
The Selling Process
1) Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)
A comprehensive look at a property's current value and marketability. Don’t just settle for a verbal opinion without checking out the research yourself. Choosing the wrong price will cost you time and money. We’re a team with the Seller. Factors we weigh include nearby and comparable listings and property sales, market conditions, appearance, amenities and condition of your home, location, target buyers, financing, timing you need, and any contingencies you will need.
When you sign a contract with a Real Estate Agent and Broker to market your property, choose your Listing Agent carefully, find out their methods before you sign. You'll be working with them all the way from initial pricing through sale and closing. Make sure they are knowledgeable and will represent your best interests throughout.
Savvy Agents know what works and what doesn’t. They don’t just do whatever the homeowner asks for, they target the Buyer. Professionalism and collaboration with you, the Seller, brings the very best results to show your home in its unique and best light.
4) Multiple Listing Service (MLS)
This is the information database that Agents share about the properties they've listed. Cooperation and a cooperative reputation with other local agents has given us a very successful track record. Most Buyers have their own Buyer’s Agent, so a cooperative listing agent will likely bring you the highest price and best terms in the shortest amount of time.
(Be sure to call your lender for their policy on this.)