Selling a Home
If you are thinking of selling your home, chances are you're caught up in a mass of emotions. You may be looking forward to moving into a new home or facing the uncertainty of a major move across country. You may be reluctant to leave your memories behind or eager to start new and exciting adventures in the next phase of your life. Remember, I'm here to help with any of your Real Estate needs.
Benefits to listing your home with me as your Listing Agent:
Free Staging Consultation- My background is Interior Design and Real Estate Staging- Huge benefit in today's market!
Referrals to qualified businesses for Moving, Repairs, Updates, Flooring, Window Treatments, and more
I use the best 3rd party Tour Factory photo experts for all my listings
These virtual photo tours are then syndicated to over 100 other websites for expansive property promotion
You have Global exposure to a wide variety of websites featuring your home
Individual web sites are created for each listing
Quality flyers are created to show your home at its best
Local MLS Agent tours provide the ability for 20-30 other RealtorsR to preview your home for their buyers
Setting the Listing Price
In setting the list price for your home, you should be aware of a Buyer’s frame of mind. Based on a list of houses for sale in your neighborhood (which can be in the form of a printed list, or online search results that you’ve found yourself), buyers will determine which houses they want to view. Consider the following pricing factors:
If you set the price too high, your house won’t be picked for viewing, even though it may be much nicer than others in the area. You may have told your REALTOR to "Bring me any offer. Frankly, I’d take less." But in that list of houses, yours simply looks too expensive to be considered.
If you price too low, you'll short-change yourself. Your house will sell promptly, yes, but before it has time to find the buyer who would have paid more.
To determine the proper list price, contact me today and I'll provide you with the following professional services:
Furnishing comparable sales.
Analyzing market conditions.
Helping to determine offering incentives.
Estimating your net proceeds.
Using Comparable Sales
No matter how attractive and polished your house, buyers will be comparing its price with everything else on the market. Your best guide is a record of what the buying public has been willing to pay in the past few months for property in your neighborhood like yours.
I furnish data on sale figures for those "comps", and analyze them for a suggested listing price. The decision about how much to ask, though, is always yours. The list of comparable sales, along with data about other houses in your neighborhood presently on the market, is used for a "Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)." To help in estimating a possible sale price for your house, the analysis will also include data on nearby houses that failed to sell in the past few months, along with their list prices.
This CMA differs from a formal appraisal in several ways. One major difference is that an appraisal will be based only on past sales. In addition, an appraisal is done for a fee while the CMA is provided by us and may include properties currently listed for sale and those currently pending sale.
In the normal home sale, a CMA is probably enough to let you set a proper price. A formal written appraisal (which may cost a few hundred dollars) can be useful if you have unique property, if there hasn't been much activity in your area recently, if co-owners disagree about price, and any other circumstance that makes it difficult to put a value on your home.