Much like buying a home, selling a home is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. How much is your home worth? How long will it take to sell? I will guide you through this complicated process from beginning to end. I want you to get the maximum value for your property, within your timeframe. Below is my 8-step process that will be used to sell your home fast and at great value:
The first time we meet, we will discuss what your selling objectives are. This is a good time to ask questions, and I will give you an idea of what to expect during the selling process. We will discuss preliminary ideas for pricing and house preparations. I will provide you with a complete Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) for your property.
Before putting your home on the market, we want to ensure it is most attractive to potential buyers. Knowing how to showcase and highlight the best features of your home, without incurring unnecessary expenses, is at the core of what I do. I will provide you with a detailed home seller’s checklist. As we walk through your property, we will discuss minor repairs, curb appeal tips, and making your property feels welcoming to potential home buyers. If staging is necessary, I will share some options based on your property.
A clean home is inviting to buyers, whereas a dirty home can turn them away faster than just about anything. The easiest way to know your home is spotless and looking its best is to hire a professional cleaning company.
Make sure your kitchen and baths are spotless. Buyers will pay closer attention to these areas. Also, make sure your carpets are as clean as possible. If need be, consider having your carpets professionally cleaned. This is one of those things where spending a few hundred dollars can save you thousands by preventing the buyer from thinking they need to replace the carpets immediately.
I will provide you with a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) to help you with pricing your home. A CMA is a tool used to estimate the value of a property by evaluating similar properties that have sold in the same area.
There are several factors that determine the selling timeframe of a home. There are several factors that can influence a home’s value:
Staging a home makes it easier for buyers to recognize when a house meets their expectations. Staging a home can increase a home's selling price and the likelihood that it will sell quickly as it helps prospective buyers better imagine how they can use the livable space.
Here are some benefits of staging your home:
Keep in mind that buyers are likely to visit more than a few properties. The final decision may arrive weeks later after visiting your house. That’s why it’s important to leave a strong impression that won’t fade as quickly.
The pictures you post on your listing can make or break your sale. They are the first thing anyone sees. If you are not skilled at photography, then hire a professional. It is worth the expense. This is such a vital consideration, yet so many sellers underestimate the importance. Your home’s photography is a gateway to a buyer’s perception of your property – good or bad!
The best Real Estate agents today are utilizing some form of video or slideshows, in addition to photos. Buyers like to take a tour before they decide to visit, which a video allows. Homebuyers will probably look at the photos first, but once they look at the video, it will seal the deal, and they will be scheduling a showing.
Virtual tours are also a great way to market your home to buyers who are unavailable to visit your home, such as home buyers who are currently out-of-state.
Creating excitement in the marketplace through consistent and aggressive marketing efforts and integrating online and offline efforts is key to a successful sale. I will market your home on the multiple listing service (MLS), social media platforms, and promoting open houses. These combined marketing strategies will ensure that your home achieves maximum exposure.