READY TO SELL
PARTNER WITH A KNOWLEDGEABLE PROFESSIONAL
Some people think that the don't need an agent, then thy remember that they don't know much about real estate. Would you pull a tooth on your own? No you would go to a dentist. Would you represent your self in court? No, you would hire a lawyer. Do you want to take your chances marketing, pricing, and negotiating the sale of your home? No. Leave it to a professional! And not just any agent, but an agent knowledgeable about the market, community and ever-changing trends. I would love to represent you. Learn more about how I can help below.
KNOW YOUR MARKET
How much are properties similar to yours selling for? What are the terms of the sales?
What property disclosure laws do you need to take into consideration?
SET THE PRICE
Once you know the specifics about your home and have checked out what
similar properties in your area are selling for, set a realistic price.
"WALK THROUGH" IN A BUYERS SHOES
Look at it from the perspective of both the prospective buyer and the inspector.
Take notes on all items that need to be repaired or replaced. Things to consider include:
Does it need a new coat of paint (either because the old paint is obviously cracked
or faded, or because of an uncommon choice in color that might turn off prospective buyers)?
Is the lawn and landscaping attractive and well-kept?
If it is a condo, you can’t do much about the building, but is the front door (and balcony, if there is one) appealing?
Are the windows and doors attractive and in good condition? Are the roof (and the gutters) in good condition?
Is the grass nicely cut, are the hedges trimmed, are the leaves swept up?
Are all toys put away such as bikes, scooters, etc.?
Are the interior paints and finishes in good condition (recently updated), or do they need to be freshened up?
This is one of the cheapest ways to make as HUGE difference.
Are the appliances in good working order and of recent vintage?
Are the plumbing and electrical systems in good condition? Are they fully functional?
Are the carpets or other floor coverings clean and in good condition? Like the paint, are they attractive and
well-kept? Floor coverings are worth paying for so that your home makes a good impression.
Are the sealants (sink, shower, tub, windows) in good condition?
Are all light fixtures working properly, and is there good lighting in each room so that
prospective buyers won’t think you’re hiding something?
KNOW THE COSTS INVOLVED
How much are you willing to spend to sell your house? Real estate commission if you use an agency to sell.
Advertising costs, signs, other fees if you plan to sell by owner. Attorney, closing agent and other professional fees.
Prorated costs for your share of annual expenses, such as property taxes, home owner association fees.
Any other fees typically paid by the seller in your area (surveys, inspections, etc.).
Real estate agents deal with transactions every day and can give you a very close estimate of seller closing costs.
PREPARE A FACT SHEET
Brainstorm everything about your property that made you fall in love with it. Special features, new additions, accessibility to shopping/restaurants/theaters/event spaces, access to parks, trails and green space, Amazing schools in the area etc. Have your agent incorporate this into your marketing plan
THE INTERNET SELLS
These days, buyers are looking on the internet first. Your home needs to give off a flawless 1st impression.When you work with me, your property description, along with professionally produced video and photos will be placed on our website and on the full MLS search as part of the services we offer you. We will develop a full online and offline marketing plan for your specific property to get it seen in the best light, by the right buyers and sold quickly!
THE MARKETING PLAN
My job is to position your home to sell for the price you want. I can do that by bringing it to the market beautifully, efficiently and making sure we reach that masses. Not only will we create an engaging, trackable online campaign but we specialize in MEGA open houses, neighborhood involvement and signage, print ads and broker previews.
Set up a schedule of open houses. While most are held on the weekend, this is not convenient for all buyers. Make sure that you coordinate your print advertising to include information about your next open house.
As your agent, I always keep a list of prospective buyers that come in.
YOUR NEW HOME
Find and make arrangements for the home you will be moving to
Unless you have already built or bought a new residence, you’ll need to be the “buyer” for a new property while simultaneously being the “seller” for your current one. If possible, schedule both transactions to close at the same time, or else close your purchase shortly before closing your sale.
You need to be moved out before the new owners take possession.