Evaluating Your Plans through a Friendly Consultation
Congratulations on Your Decision to Sell Your Home or Condo…
What is prompting your decision to sell your property? Do you need a bigger home, downsizing, retiring or perhaps you need another bedroom, or a sparkling swimming pool?
Whatever your reason is, now is a great time to find out the steps in the home selling process.
Let’s meet and talk about your real estate plans…
Just a friendly 30 minute meeting at no cost or obligation to you. You will find out (1) the current real estate trends for your city and neighborhood, (2) what the current value of your home is and (3) we will build a plan to help you accomplish your goals. Plus, I will share you several marketing strategies that I use to generate offers for sellers.
Pricing to Sell Your Home
The three factors to consider in selling your home are location, condition and price . . . and they are all related.
Your home’s location and setting influence its value. A home inside a quiet subdivision sells for more than the identical home on a busy street. Remote areas typically sell for less than closed-in areas. Views, streams and trees enhance value. You obviously have no control over location.
If IBM stock is trading between 104 and 108, it does no good to insist on selling at 112. Likewise, your home must be priced within the appropriate range.
You must actually “sell” your property THREE TIMES:
- First to Agents representing buyers (65% of all homes sold are sold by an Agent from another real estate firm)
- Second to the buyer and
- To the appraiser – there has to be recent sales to justify the value of the home.
Now, the buyer is more subjective and compares the amenities of your home to those of other homes in the same price range.
The appraiser is more objective and compares age, size and cost identifiable features in your home against other properties that have sold to determine value for the bank. Appraisers don’t use Zillow to evalute the true value of your home. They use real-world data collected from our multiple listing service and property records to determine market values.
New homes enjoy a marketing edge over resale homes because they are shiny and clean. And builders enhance their appeal by offering model homes (clean, bright, decorated in current colors and amenities) for buyers to examine.
I will go through the home with you and point out things that need to be staged to showcase your home better for potential buyers. Simple changes can make a difference when it comes to selling your home.
Free Real Estate Consultation
Plus, you will receive a free copy of my 46-page “Getting Your Home Sold Guide”, authored by Jay Valento of Realty ONE Group Diamond, that will give you tips and strategies for selling your home, condo or townhome.