CHOOSING AN AGENT
You may choose to sell your property independently, but hiring a qualified listing agent will help you get the best price for your property, employ effective advertising and marketing strategies, guide you through negotiations, and help you organize the complicated paperwork involved from the initial agreement to the closing documents. We understand how important selling your property is for your finances and future. That’s why we make your goals as our top priority. Our professional agents will use their expertise to guide you seamlessly through the selling process and maximize your opportunities on the real estate market.What To Look For In An Agent
The following are a couple of factors to keep in mind when looking for a listing agent:
- Education. Our agents go through advanced training and education, allowing them esteemed recognition in the industry and market.
- Experience and Expertise. You want a full-time agent who is familiar with the area and similar properties like the one you intend to sell. Do they possess a diverse range of marketing and advertising strategies? How many similar properties has he or she been able to sell in the past? How tech-savvy is your agent? Are they up to date on the power of social media?
- Availability and Commitment. Your agent should be sharp and able to take decisive action during the process of selling your property. Is your agent intentional about staying in contact? Is your agent flexible for weekends and evenings? Are they willing to host open houses?
- Compatibility. You will work with your agent through every stage of selling your property, so it’s crucial you believe they will give you their best, understand your situation, and invest in the outcome of your property sale. Ultimately, you want to feel comfortable and confident in your agent.
We treat every property as if it was our own investment because we know how stressful selling a home can be for your finances and your future. Our professional listing agents will use their time, resources and expertise to ensure your property is strategically sold to benefit you.
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Tips For Selling
Give your house a deep clean
First impressions mean everything. Before you decide to list your home, give it a deep clean. This means cleaning toilets, wiping down surfaces, mopping floors, cleaning rugs and scrubbing bathrooms - and even consider calling in the professionals to ensure that your home is in the best condition it can possibly be.
Declutter the home
When a home is clutter-free, buyers are able to focus on the actual home instead of on the piles of mail, laundry, and general mess in your home. Potential buyers want to envision their items on your counter versus resisting the urge to clean up your mess. Decluttering and organizing your space will go a long way in appealing to potential buyers.
Call a handyman
When selling a house, you should make sure everything that needs to be fixed has been taken care of before listing a home. Potential buyers will come into your home knowing you took care of it, giving them more peace of mind.
Paint the walls
Not only is painting a great way to clean up the walls but making the overall color scheme neutral will increase the appeal to potential buyers, making it easier for them to envision their belongings in the house - get rid of any bright, outdated paint colors and go with a neutral palette throughout the house.
Staged homes tend to fill quickly because they feel homier - if you have neutral furniture that you can leave in the home, do it, otherwise consider a professional staging company.Depersonalize your home
You want to leave a few nice, framed photos around the house to make the home appear inviting and lived in, but in general, removing your very personal items, such as family photos will let the potential buyers see their photos in those places, versus yours.