Sellers

Selling your home is more complex than merely placing a sign and hoping for a phone call. The process can actually be quite complex and has many steps to see it to fruition. The experience can however, be made to run smoothly with the help of an experienced and knowledgeable REALTOR®. The following is a list of things which you’ll need to consider to help complete a successful sale.

 

Finances


Talk to your lender before you start the process. Items such as balance of mortgage, payout penalties, incentives and/or ability to port your mortgage, etc. will all come in to play.


Choosing a REALTOR®


It’s important to find a REALTOR® that you feel comfortable with. The selling process may take a while, so compatibility and great communication is essential. Do your homework and choose your REALTOR® based on their experience, knowledge of your market, track record and their marketing plan. Don’t fall for the trap of choosing the REALTOR® who merely suggests the highest asking price. 

Checking with family and friends to see if they have a preferred REALTOR® and/or search online for the most professional one with a large marketing presence.


Listing Your Home


The successful sale of your home requires the perfect blend of the right price, extensive marketing and sound negotiating.

As your REALTOR® I will explain to you the factors currently influencing pricing, including: current competition, time of year, mortgage rules and interest rates, etc. and of course, offer suggestions on how we can obtain the highest possible price.

 

Marketing and Promotion


The next step is to sign a Listing Agreement and start the marketing cycle. As your REALTOR®, I will upload your property to the MLS system. I’ll then market your home in a variety of locations and mediums, including traditional print ads, online presence, social media blitz campaigns, both public and  REALTOR® open houses and to other agents for their perspective buyers.


Closing Time


After the hard work of marketing and promoting your home pays off, we’ll hopefully have a few offers on the table. . Once you’ve accepted an offer, the buyer will most likely have to get final approval for financing and want to obtain a home inspection. They may also want to negotiate the cost of any repairs. Finally, with the help of your lawyer and me, we'll aid with the legal paperwork that is needed to close.


CONGRATULATIONS!

Sellers Tips

Benefits of Using a Realtor to Sell your Home

Selling your home is a complex process that can be stressful and time-consuming. An experienced Realtor has the knowledge, skills, and connections to help you through the process every step of the way.

The Best Asking Price for your Home

Setting a realistic price for your home that reflects current market values will help sell your home quickly and for top dollar. When you price your home properly, you increase the chances that the offer you receive will nearly match your asking price, and that there will be competing offers - which may net you even more in the long run.

Buy or Sell First?

If you are considering looking for a new house, and are a current home-owner, then chances are you're wondering what your strategy should be: do you wait to find the perfect new home before you put your current home on the market, or do you sell first and then look around? You have a few options. Use the following as a guide to explore what might be the best move for you.

"Drive-up Appeal": Get your Home Ready to Show

When preparing your property to show, work your way from the outside in. It is essential that your home possess a certain "drive-up appeal". Remember, a potential buyer's first impression of your house is formed while s/he is still sitting in the realtor's car. So, first you need to view your house from this perspective. Go stand on the opposite curb and observe your property. Compare it to surrounding properties.

Hire the Right Agent, For the Right Reasons

Finding a real estate agent who is right for you requires doing a little homework, and asking the right questions. Choosing an agent is a decision that could ultimately cost or save you thousands of dollars. Keep in mind the individual you choose will be handling almost every maneuver in the biggest financial investment of your life. Experience, interests, and expertise vary from agent to agent, so you should be asking very specific questions in order to align your own needs with the abilities of an appropriate representative

How to Get Top Dollar for your Home, Fast!

Your home is likely your largest asset, so selling it may be the biggest financial move you've ever made, one that requires significant thought and strategy. However, once you've entered the market, the process may move very quickly: your property has the best chance to sell within its first seven weeks on the market. Studies indicate that the longer a property stays on the market, the less it will ultimately sell for. So, you need to ensure you're ahead of the game. Get your property into top selling shape before it hits the market in order to increase its chances of selling within the desired window of time and drawing top dollar.

A Manual to Prepare your Home for Selling

"You never get a second chance at a first impression." We've all heard this expression before. And now, while you are preparing your house to sell, it should not be far from your mind.

Prepare the Inside of your Home for Showing

Once you've minimized the clutter in your home, clearing out excess items and furniture, you'll be ready to concentrate on repairs, cleaning, and decoration. Your goal is to get each room looking its sharpest and most fresh - the better your house looks, the greater your chances that it will sell quickly and for top dollar. Concentrate on the following areas to get your home into selling shape.

Second Time's a Charm!: Sell the House that Didn't Sell

Don't get discouraged if your property hasn't sold during its first appearance on the market. Your home may actually have been one of the most appealing listings of its kind - and the reasons it didn't sell may have nothing to do with the property itself or the market. Rather, a number of separate factors may have influenced the outcome. Take a step back, break your original selling method into parts, and allow yourself time to evaluate each one. Make a commitment. Establish a new approach. Stick to it. A reassessment of your system, and a shift in perspective, may be just what you need to realize your ultimate goals in the sale of your home.

Showtime: Tips for Shwoing your Home

After putting in a huge amount of time and effort to get your home looking good and ready to sell, your hard work is finally going to pay off: your home is on the market - you're ready to begin showing. Your house should always be at-the-ready for a tour, as agents may bring clients by with very little notice. If they catch you unprepared and you aren't able to show the house on the spot, you could be losing out on a sale.

Where to Start: Begin to Prepare your Home for Showings

"You never get a second chance at a first impression." We've all heard this expression before. And now, while you are preparing your house to sell, it should not be far from your mind.

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