Hire US as your REALTORS®
Studies show that home sellers who use a Realtor® to represent them generally get a better price than those who sell the home themselves. We are up-to-date on critical processes and can help keep you out of trouble. We can also help you get your home sold at the best price in the right time frame. Equally as important, we add objectivity to an inherently emotional transaction: the sale of your home.
Before Your Home Is Listed
It’s important to have your home in good showing condition before buyers start going through it. Here are some steps to take:
- Touch up interior and exterior paint as needed.
Install new carpeting and flooring if it appears worn or dated.
Make sure the front is clean and spruced up – curb appeal will create a favorable first impression. Trim bushes and plants as needed.
Keep the interior clean. Remove any clutter and odors from the home. Eliminate evidence of pets.
Minimize personal items such as family photos. You want buyers to see your house as their HOME.
Consider putting excess furniture and belongings in storage. Now’s the time to clean out the garage and basement and sell, give away or throw away items you don’t need anymore.
Consider having a pre-listing inspection performed. Buyers will be hiring professional inspectors; here’s your chance to address problems in advance.
Tips for the Listing Period
It is best to try and make yourself absent when potential buyers are visiting your home. Just as important, you will need to be flexible and make the house accessible for showings. As your agent, we are here to work for you and get you the best price. Sometimes offers are made that are not exactly the price you may have hoped for; it is best not to reject them right away. We will discuss them and there are several ways to negotiate. There are also times where we get showing with only a few or even no offers, and you may have to consider dropping the price or even stage the house differently. Don’t get discouraged. In buyer’s markets, homes take longer to sell than during boom times. Once your home goes under contract, we will be here to make sure the transaction runs smoothly.