Selling a house on your own can be an overwhelming task. There’s advertising to plan and budget for, open houses and private showings to arrange, purchase offers to negotiate, contract contingencies to worry about, and complicated paperwork to fill out. Make it easy on yourself by putting your home in the hands of a seasoned professional. I have extensive experience marketing properties and showing them to their best advantage.
First, we’ll perform a comparable market analysis to determine the most appropriate price for your home. Then we’ll provide home staging advice and suggest landscaping changes that will help draw buyers in. We’ll advertise your home through a variety of methods, including local publications and online MLS® listings.
Congrats! Selling a home can be an exciting venture, however, it can also be an emotional or even a stressful experience. I understand and empathize with what you may be going through during this process. In my experience, the best way to manage uncertainty is to arm yourself with knowledge! That’s why I provide you with the information to prepare you for each step of your way.
For more in-depth information, let’s schedule a time that works for both of us.
A great agent will ensure your home has an enticing online presence and develop a targeted marketing strategy to find the right potential buyers. My job is to ensure your home sells with the terms that are important to you.
Your timeline is an important part of the process. Are you in a hurry to sell your home? Do you need to sell quickly to close on another property or maybe you are selling off your investment property and there is a little bit more flexibility in your timeline?
This is probably the hardest one! It’s a good idea to start cleaning out the closets and those things that are not used so often.
Deep clean, depersonalize, declutter and stage your home for photos and upcoming showings goes a long way!
A showing is when potential home buyers visit and tour your home. This may be a virtual tour, a private appointment, or an open house.
It’s important to get another set of eyes onto your property, they may see something that you may not in the home. I have great tips that will make your home more attractive to buyers. The goal is for your home to be viewed in the most positive and competitive light possible.
As much as most home sellers would love to be present during home showings, it is best to leave your home during the showings. While this may sound like an inconvenience, buyers are more comfortable touring and assessing homes without the sellers present.
An offer is submitted by a potential buyer, and it is not legally binding until it has been accepted by the seller.
It includes the following:
Description of the buyer’s financing – such as all-cash
Closing terms – such as contingencies or a positive home inspection
A closing date
The amount of earnest money
The offer’s expiration date
What is a good or bad offer? How do you know which one to pick in a multiple offer situation? Don’t worry, I will make the process easy for you by putting all of the offers side by side for you to consider. Together we will evaluate the terms of each offer you will receive and guide you towards a decision. Things to consider:
Contingencies, or conditions of the purchase – and if they will work for your needs
Details of the financing or if it’s all-cash
Desired closing date
You may accept the initial offer you have received but you may want to ask for other terms or to see if it can be a stronger offer. The negotiations may go back and forth until all parties come to a mutual agreement.