Sell Your Home Faster with Accurate Property Value
As a broker, my expert opinion is published to the MLS, so other agents in the area don't have to waste time redoing the same work. This helps them and their clients by providing the most important piece of data: the accurate property value. This is the one. If you get this wrong, everything that follows is bound to fail or not go in your best interests. If you're selling, we need to know this before we can calculate a repair budget needed to pass a bank inspection. This, of course, determines if you're eligible for bank financing.
Our team can provide you with the most accurate information about your home's value and the types of repairs to focus on, so you can pass the inspection. Once we update your listing with your "financing approved" status, we're ready to market your property for top dollar. 99% of buyers not only expect to buy using bank money, but they also need it. By offering buyer financing, we're driving up demand for your home to leverage a sale for full market value.
If by chance, you're struggling with excessive repairs that prevent passing, our team will call upon our trusted network of helpers. We'll start with our own property inspector, contractor, and landscaper to see if something can be worked out. If necessary, we'll have a mortgage broker standing by, ready to approve your property for financing the moment it passes. Our friendly title companies will be ready to process paperwork immediately, so we can close quickly with a motivated buyer. As you'll see, we do whatever it takes to make your dream a reality.
Resources for Sellers To Get Started on the Right Foot!
Studies show that sellers who use a real estate agent generally get a better price than those who choose to sell the home themselves. As an agent, it is our job to stay up to date on the latest market trends and fluctuations. Utilizing an agent means no surprises during the selling process, as you will have the latest information at critical junctures in the process. Let us put our experience to work for you to ensure you get the best price for your home!
Prior to listing your home, you'll want to ensure everything is in good showing condition before buyers start to tour the home. Here are some important things to consider:
Now is the time to put things in storage, clean out the basement and garage and start preparing to show your home. Remove any family photos or personal items. Remember, you want buyers to see themselves in your home!
Touch up both interior and exterior paint.
Clean or replace the carpet in areas with heavy wear.
Keep the interior and exterior clean and odor-free.
Trim any overgrown bushes, mow the lawn, and keep it free of leaves or snow. Make sure the front of the home is clean and appealing. You want to make a strong first impression!
Once you've completed these steps, you may want to hire someone to perform a pre-listing inspection. Buyers will be hiring professional inspectors, too; this is your chance to find and address problems before it's time to sell.
Consider hiring a professional stager to help give buyers the appeal they're looking for.
You'll need to plan to have something to do during the time potential buyers visit your home. If initial offers don't meet your expectations, don't dismiss them immediately. You may need to consider lowering your asking price if months go by with few or no offers. However, by working with your agent, you will be able to arrive at a price that works for all parties.