For most families, their home is their largest financial asset, and home to many great memories. Deciding to sell your home is a big decision that involves a lot of preparation and understanding. When you get to the point of thinking of selling your home, whether to upsize, downsize, or change completely, it’s best to talk to a real estate professional who has your best interest at heart. Someone who will take the time to find out what your goals are, and work with you to see how you can best achieve them.
I take representing all my clients seriously, and always try to do right by them by knowing their goals, selling in their timeframe, and netting them the most money. As an experienced Realtor, I see things differently than you may as a seller, and I have the experience to help you understand the process and can give you tips to be able to sell your home in your timeframe with ease. I will also market your property to as many people as possible so that you can get the highest price possible.
Please reach out to me if you have any questions regarding selling your home or if you would like a free market evaluation where you can get an idea of how much your home will sell for on the open market.
99% of buyers are searching for homes on-line.
77% of buyers use social media in their search for homes.
Finding an agent with a modern day marketing strategy that incorporates property websites and social media along with the basics of listing your property on the MLS and placing a yard sign is key. Professional photography and high quality marketing pieces also are a must so your home looks it's best and generates the most interest. Why is this important to you? So you can net the most money on the sale of your home.
In setting the list price for your home, you should be aware of a buyer’s frame of mind. Based on a list of houses for sale in your neighborhood (which can be in the form of a printed list from us, or online search results that you’ve found yourself), buyers will determine which houses they want to view. Consider the following pricing factors:
NOTE: Never say "asking" price, which implies you don't expect to get it.
To determine the proper list price, contact me today and I'll provide you with the following professional services:
No matter how attractive and polished your house, buyers will be comparing its price with everything else on the market. Your best guide is a record of what the buying public has been willing to pay in the past few months for property in your neighborhood like yours.
Also we can furnish data on sale figures for those "comps", and analyze them for a suggested listing price. The decision about how much to ask, though, is always yours. The list of comparable sales we bring to you, along with data about other houses in your neighborhood presently on the market, is used for a "Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)." To help in estimating a possible sale price for your house, the analysis will also include data on nearby houses that failed to sell in the past few months, along with their list prices.
This CMA differs from a formal appraisal in several ways. One major difference is that an appraisal will be based only on past sales. In addition, an appraisal is done for a fee while the CMA is provided by us and may include properties currently listed for sale and those currently pending sale.
In the normal home sale, a CMA is probably enough to let you set a proper price. A formal written appraisal (which may cost a few hundred dollars) can be useful if you have unique property, if there hasn't been much activity in your area recently, if co-owners disagree about price, and any other circumstance that makes it difficult to put a value on your home.