DECIDE HOW YOU WILL MARKET YOUR HOME
You need to disperse information about your so potential buyers will find it. Potential buyers must be able to view the home – and on their schedule. There’s a lot that goes into showing a home to its best advantage. The most efficient way to do this is to hire a professional to do all this for you. Our Realtors will market your home in print and on the internet, schedule appointments to show the home to other Realtors and to the public.
If all goes well, someone will make an offer to purchase your home. You can do one of three things with it: you can accept the offer, reject the offer or make a counter offer, which is essentially a new offer. A counter offer shows that, while you won’t accept the original offer, you are willing to continue negotiations with the buyer. You may also receive multiple offers. There are many things to consider when evaluating an offer: a offer slightly less than the asking price would be more attractive if the buyer is paying cash as opposed to a buyer who needs to sell their current home first and/or qualify for a loan. Contingencies, move-in dates, and financing are all things to consider when weighing an offer. All of these considerations can be much easier to evaluate when you work with an experienced real estate professional to help you choose the best offer.
Buyers usually request a professional home inspection to evaluate the condition of your home for the buyer. A comprehensive report will be prepared and may identify needed repairs. If so, further negotiations may follow, with the buyer looking to you to pay for the repairs. If the buyer is obtaining a mortgage, the lender will require a professional appraisal to verify the property is worth the amount they are preparing to lend. A title company will also be involved to insure that the title is clear of liens or existing encumbrances so title can be transferred to the buyer. From meeting inspectors and appraisers at your home and then reviewing inspection reports and appraisals to working with the title company on your behalf, our Realtors will help you through the entire transaction.
WHY USE A REALTOR?
As you can see, there are many steps involved in selling your home. It’s not something you do often so you can make the process easier on yourself and avoid many potential pitfalls by using a Relator. You’ll enjoy working with one of our professional Realtors to help sell your home
- They’ll help identify the right pricing strategy for the sale of your home
- They will do all the marketing for you, making sure your home gets great exposure
- They will set up appointments and show the home for you
- They will help you through the entire process of selling your home
HOW TO CHOOSE A REALTOR
You want to find a Realtor you feel comfortable with, who is knowledgeable and who is responsive. Think about the following items in your search for a Realtor:
Do they ask questions to find out what your goals?
- Do they listen to your responses?
- Do they explain things clearly?
- Do they return your phone calls?
- Are they knowledgeable about your community?
- Do you feel comfortable spending time with them?
- Do you have confidence in them?
Keep in mind that your home is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. Working with a professional Realtor will help you feel confident that your home will get the exposure needed to attract buyers.