Selling Real Estate and My Place On Your Team
Selling real estate can be a very time consuming process. I can assist you in the sale of your property whether you’re right sizing, moving for work and you’re looking to purchase an investment. My goal as a listing agent when I represent you and your property is to make this difficult time as easy and stress free for you as possible. Below I’ve pulled together some points of discussion that you may want to consider when listing a property.
Prepare your property. While it’s often not always a good idea to go through any major home renovation projects that don’t add significant square footage, it may be a wise idea to do a thorough deep cleaning of your property, accomplish some landscaping or yard maintenance tasks or make some minor cosmetic changes to the exterior and interior of a property. Even if it means hiring some professional assistance in the form of a housekeeping or lawn management service, this helps prepare your home for photography and later, showings and open houses.
Setting the price. When listing your property, I will assist you in determining the market value. This process will involve taking a look at similar homes in your neighborhood that have recently sold, considering any improvements you have made, the overall condition of the property and where the market is headed. Setting the price of a listing is important – properties priced too high may experience more days on the market than necessary, experience price changes and scare away potential buyers whereas listings priced too low may impact your return on your investment.
Maintenance. After your property is publicly listed and advertised potential buyers and their representation will want to preview your property to see if it is right for them. Because of this it is important to ensure that your property is always ready to show. This may involve a little more work tidying up or hiring a house cleaning service to keep key areas in pristine condition.
Offers. When a buyer decides to make an offer on your property, I will be able to assist you in the process of determining whether or not it is in your best interest to accept, reject or negotiate. Often in the selling process numerous offers and counter offers will be made while both the sellers and buyers negotiate the fair market value of a property.