Selling Your Home
Selling your home is something most people will do at least once over the course of their lifetimes. This can be a very stressful and confusing time for sellers with many questions to be had and few answers given. This is where I can be of help. I can help you answer all of your questions and make sure you the seller make smart choices during the sale of your home. I pride myself on the service I provide for my customers and my goal is to make sure you feel that pride the entire way through the process. I will always do my best to make the process as easy and hassle free for you as it can be.
Here is a list of the process you can expect when you decide to sell your home.
Preparing your home for sale
The first thing you’ll need to identify is why you want to sell: Are you looking to expand? Are you relocating? Are you an empty nester looking to downsize? All of these questions will come into play during the sale of your home.
This is also a time when you may want to start taking note of your home and things you would want to fix up and replace before putting your home on the market. If you need help or advice with this I have the knowledge and resources to put you in the right direction to get everything ready.
Ready to Sell Your Home
This is the time you’ll need to take a step back and assess your home. This is a big key in the home selling process. It may help to put yourself in a potential buyers shoes and pretend you are walking through a home for the first time and ask yourself, “what would I not like to see” and “what would I like in a home”.
It’s time to clean up windows, dirty walls, chipped paint, broken doors, any broken aesthetics. Also, clean up and get rid of clutter in the house and garage. Doing these will help improve the sellability of your home!
Determining Your Property Value
There are a number of factors that go into determining the value of a home. It is fair to start by comparing the home vs. other homes in the area similar to yours and the asking price of those homes. Also, supply and demand play a large factor in the sale of your home. Is there a number of homes for sale at the given time or are there very few homes for sale? Does your home have curb appeal and what is your home near? There is no cut and dry selling price. Negotiations will take place, sellers negotiate price with the buyers, sometimes splitting costs or offering different allowances to the buying party.
I can provide a fair market analysis of homes for sale in your area. It is a FREE service with no obligation. If you like more info on how to receive a FREE comprehensive market analysis that can help you determine the property value of your home you can contact me at 612.225.0173 or email me here.
Getting Attention to Your Home
There are a number of different ways that an I can drive traffic to get people to view your home. In today’s market place 80% of homebuyers preview potential homes on the internet first. LivingTwinCities.com consistently ranks near the top in Googles search rankings.
- Multiple Listing Service (MLS)
- Open Houses
- Print Advertising
- HOMES™ Magazines
- Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Area Leaders Marketing Strategies
Selling Your Home
Know your competition—We’ll visit homes on the market that are competing with your home to see how they compare to yours in terms of price, condition, upgrades, yard, and size. Make your home BETTER both in condition and price!
Negotiating The Offer
This negotiating process at times can seem all to complicated. However, if you are equipped with the right agent all of this can be made hassle-free.
During the negotiating process of the sale of a home, the seller can choose to react in one of three ways.
- Accept the buyer’s proposed offer
- Decline the buyer’s offer
- Make a new counter-offer to the proposed offer