For Sellers

The home is most people's largest investment and asset. A seller's agent can assist in selling your home by providing you advice on how to get your home to sell. A seller's agent can help appraise your home providing a realistic market value of your home. A Real Estate Agent for a seller can place your home on the Multiple Listing Service, hold open houses for you, and overall represent the seller's interest in the sale of their home.


Market Analysis

Tina M Dieck offers sellers a free market analysis. A market analysis is not an appraisal but is intended to assist buyers, sellers, prospective buyers, or prospective sellers in deciding to list, sell, or buy a home.  Contact Tina for information regarding a free market analysis.


Tips For Sellers

1. Getting the Best Price

In order to get the best price in the shortest time, you need to market your home. The most important factor in marketing you home is pricing it right. You should consider pricing your home based on the market, and what your property is worth. By pricing your home at a fair price more people will view your home and consider submitting an offer.

Another factor in selling your home is its condition. Make sure you home looks as if it is ready to be sold. Fix any defects, and consider making major repairs and cosmetic improvements before selling.

Lastly, you should get your home listed by an agent that will post it on MLS, and on the Internet. You should also use your own network of friends, family to get the word out about your listing.

2. Make a Good First Impression

If you want buyers to be interested in your home, you need to show it in its best light. A good first impression can influence a buyer into making an offer; it influences a buyer emotionally and visually. In  addition, what the buyer first sees is what they think of when they consider the asking price.

Consider landscaping, cleaning, panting, and new carpeting/floors to help make a good first impression.


3. Determine Why You are Selling

If you know exactly why you are selling, then it is easier for you to set the right plan of action to get what it is that you want.

If you are a seller who needs to close a sale as quickly as possible, then you should know that getting the highest price possible is not one of your priorities. It does not mean that you won't or cannot get the highest price, but it means that the price is not the deciding factor. A buyer who can give you a quick closing time will appeal much more to you than a buyer who can offer you more money but the negotiation and closing time drag on.

It's always good to know how low you will go, in terms of selling price. This will help to eliminate some of the offers that you find simply offensive or ridiculous. Even though you should consider all offers seriously and take into consideration the terms of each offer, sometimes, if you know the bottom line and are strict about it, you can save yourself time.

Once you know what your limits and reasons are, discuss them with your agent so that they can help you set your goals realistically. If you decide to list your home on your own, make sure you do research on the current market, and you get the proper advice you need in terms of legal issues, etc. The key is to be realistic and to know what your goals are so that they can be met.


4. Setting the Price

The price is the first thing buyers notice about your property. If you set your price too high, then the chance of alienating buyers is higher. You want your house to be taken seriously, and the asking price reflects how serious you are about selling your home.

When setting your price you should look at comparable homes on the market that have been sold in the last 6 months. You should also consider the asking price and selling price of comparable, as well as the number of comparable home on the market.


5. Find the Right Agent

Not all agents work the same way. The most important attribute of an agent is that he/she is well connected to the real estate industry. In addition, you also want to look for an agent that is honest, assertive, and one that best understands your needs.

Try to go with a local agent. They can better serve your needs; they are familiar with what the local market condition is, the local prices are, and the overall market in the community.



6. Get an Inspection

A professional home inspection protects both you and the buyer. It allows both you and the buyer the opportunity to learn about the property's defects.

As a seller, the home inspection reports protect you because it establishes the actual condition of the property at the time of sale.





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