Has the Time Come to Sell Your Home?
Selling doesn’t have to be a hassle. Yes it can be emotional, but it can also be rewarding as you make a fresh start and get the best return on your investment. For whatever reason you are selling, you deserve the finest representation and the highest price for your home. A good realtor can support you through the process of selling and tend to every detail to ensure the smoothest sale. Following are some important tips to keep in mind when seeking an agent to help sell one of life’s most major assets:
- Choose an agent with a track record; one who knows your neighborhood intimately, has sold many homes in your area, and does extensive research about your home and community before even meeting with you.
- Because selling your home has huge financial implications, find a realtor who will give you sound advice about how to sell quickly and for the highest price. Your realtor should make the process easier for you by offering “pre-moving” advice on what items to pack away and what improvements can be made before putting your home on the market, even provide staging services to optimize your home’s buyer appeal.
- A good realtor will take time to not only get to know your needs, but ask the right questions so you don’t forget to disclose all material facts about your property. This could prevent potential lawsuits.
- Having an openly communicative relationship with the realtor you select is important from day one, throughout the entire transaction. Questions will inevitably come up as you go through the process, and your agent should be readily accessible to be of assistance and ease your mind.
- It’s critical that your agent be innovative when marketing your home to attract the widest potential buyer pool. Taking professional photographs, utilizing all on and offline forms of advertising and networking are important exposure generators.
- Working with a tech savvy realtor is a must, as most real estate transactions today are done online.
- A realtor who is a member of the local trade organization must adhere to a strict code of ethics, and gives you an additional layer of protection.
If you plan to purchase a new home once you sell, your realtor should be savvy and collaborative to time and facilitate both transactions successfully. In the event yours is one of multiple offers, having an agent who is liked and respected by other realtors can work in your favor to get you the house you want.
- Since things can come up in the course of transactions, hire a realtor who is proactive, creative, and prepared for any situation.
- Most important, partner with a realtor you really trust.
My commitment to my clients is why I practice what I preach and deliver on all of the above. When we sell your home together, you can expect superior service, outstanding results, complete satisfaction… nothing less.