Selling real estate involves many considerations such as personal situation, financial status and market climate. The experience and expertise of a REALTOR® may help you assess these factors and prepare you for what to expect.
Why are you selling?
There are an infinite number of reasons why someone sells their property. You must identify a solid reason for selling a property before embarking on the selling process. Determining what the plan is after the sale is important as well. These two aspects go hand in hand and justify one another.
What’s the score?
The financial aspect of selling your property is usually one of the important outcomes of this undertaking. How much will you end up with and if so, how much do you currently owe on the property? You must consult with your mortgage professional prior to proceeding any further. They will give you the information necessary to know exactly what the costs are to discharge your mortgage. Determining the amount of funds that you will have at the end of the sale will also allow you to determine what your options are moving forward.
I’d Be Happy To Be Your REALTOR®
My experience and knowledge will help me guide you through this selling process and devise a plan to minimize the disruption to your life. As your REALTOR®, I will coordinate showings and dates that are convenient for you and I will help you manage all the timing issues along the way. This will be especially important if the completion of your sale will lead immediately into the completion of your next purchase. Navigating through the selling process is somewhat influenced by the current market conditions. My knowledge of the market will ensure you get timely and accurate information to make thoughtful decisions during the process.
Listing Your Home
Once you make the decision to sell your property, I will help you with the required documentation which includes a Listing Agreement. This agreement lays out the obligations we have towards one another and it also gives me permission to post your property on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). The MLS is the database that REALTORS® use to inform each other that a property is available for sale. Experience and knowledge of the market will facilitate a pricing strategy that attracts potential buyers and promotes a fair valuation.
Exposure To Buyers
The MLS is the source that feeds into all the other property search tools you see. Aside from utilizing the MLS for exposure and information during the selling process, other factors that attract buyers and influence a higher valuation include increasing the property’s exposure to the market and physical appearance of the property. More specifically, open houses, print advertising, digital advertising, social media and signs will assist in reaching as many agents and buyers as possible. In addition, a degree of staging, renovating and/or cleaning will always increase the attractiveness and perceived value of your property. As your agent I will facilitate a combination of these things and their timeliness to create an effective marketing strategy.
Once you’ve accepted an offer and it becomes unconditional, I will help you coordinate the paperwork required by your lawyer and by your lender in a timely manner so transfer of ownership and the receipt of your proceeds will be seamless.