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
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
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
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
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
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