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Why to Sell With a Realtor

Choosing to sell with a professional rather than on your own makes sense for a variety of reasons:

  • A Realtor has access to market data about recent sales and other homes on the market that can be used to price your home appropriately. Studies show that homes priced right when they’re first listed sell more quickly and for a higher price than those that linger on the market.
  • A Realtor can show your home when you aren’t available, can respond to inquiries from potential buyers and their agents, and can get valuable feedback from visitors – all things that save you time.
  • A Realtor can look at your home objectively and suggest ways to improve its appearance – by staging and minor repairs – so it appeals to more buyers.
  • Buyers typically prefer to look at a home without the seller present so they can feel more comfortable exploring the rooms and visualizing themselves in the property. At an FSBO sale, the seller must be present.
  • A Realtor can screen visitors to your home, which provides a measure of safety that FSBO sellers don’t have. In addition, by checking to see if the buyers are legitimate and can afford to purchase your home, a Realtor can help you avoid wasting time showing your home to unrealistic buyers.
  • Realtors have professional marketing expertise, contacts with other Realtors who work with buyers, and the support of a brokerage that can market your home more widely than you can as an individual.
  • A Realtor can help you negotiate a contract that not only garners you an appropriate price for your home, but that meets your needs for a settlement date and perhaps includes a period when you rent back your home from your buyer. In addition, a Realtor can make sure your contract is in compliance with all local regulations.

First Time Or Experienced: Home Selling Tips
by Adriaan Borregaard
Know when to sell to make the most profit, why you are selling to determine where to price your home, and if this is the best time or location to be selling in. The following article will give you expert tips on how to sort out the myriad of confusing choices.

The more inviting the home, the more it welcomes buyers into it. More people will want to view your home this way.

After your home's interior is worthy of being shown, head outside to inspect the exterior. Be aware of "curb appeal." The exterior of the home will make or break the buyer's first impression. If something catches your eye that might be considered a negative, now is the best time to fix the problem.

Clean all sink fixtures and faucets to a gleaming shine. Understand that people who are thinking about buying a house like to try everything out, so they'll probably turn all the faucets and light switches off and on. People will notice worn out fixtures. Keep your water fixtures shined and looking as new as possible. You might even consider actually replacing your fixtures if they don't clean up well.

Your house should be ready for sale toward the end of the winter or by the beginning of the spring. A lot of buyers just want a home they can settle into by mid summer, take note of this and plan ahead.

This process requires you to be involved and spend a lot of time. While there are many resources available to homeowners, this particular route is nonetheless very risky and could cost you a great deal of money.

To enable potential buyers to envision themselves in your house, make it a little less "you." Store away family photos and other personal items. Buyers must be able to envision their own families living in your home, rather than yours. You also need to remove all clutter from the house so that the space itself, not your collection of stuff, is what buyers see.

When selecting a real estate agent, take your time and ask lots of questions. Selling and buying property is one of the most important investments you make, so you need to make sure that you have an agent that is in it for you. An agent with a good reputation and solid credentials will help you navigate the process more smoothly, as well as demystify it for you while keeping your best interests at heart.

Before putting your home on the market, freshen up the place. There are many cost-efficient ways to spruce up your home. These include painting the interior, cleaning your carpets and moping and waxing your homes floors. Spending money on making your house look good will definitely be worth it.

Discuss your selling price and the terms of the sale with your real estate agent before writing a contract. You need to determine what fixed appliances, fixtures, landscaping items and decorations will stay with the home. Clearly delineate what stays in the home and what will be removed when it is sold. You must be clear with your agent about what you wish to keep or it could scare off buyers at a later time.

As previously mentioned, selling real estate can be difficult, particularly if it's a buyer's market. Doing your homework first is a must. Plan how you are going to approach the sale. The tips offered here will provide assistance to you during the entire process and may be able to minimize the anxiety you will feel with respect to the entire situation.

 


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Selling a home is the largest business transaction most of us will ever make. The selling process can be very complex and time consuming, however with the aid of our services, be certain that you will come away completely satisfied and stress free.

One of our main responsibilities is to arrive at an accurate estimate of value for your home, so we evaluate and analyze every part of your home. Our work doesn’t stop there, as we will fully investigate the real estate market and compare your property with similar listings to make sure that you receive the highest amount you deserve for your home.

We will follow a step-by-step marketing program that will provide you with service that is professional and courteous. In the end, you will be sure that the price you set reflects the true value of your home under current market conditions . . . rest assured that you will be completely satisfied with your selling price once we have completed the proper research and evaluation of your home.