If you are thinking of selling your home, here are the key steps involved.
Find a REALTOR® Who You Trust.
It’s a good idea to interview several candidates. Don't be afraid to ask questions, and don’t automatically choose a Realtor® based on a high proposed listing price. A good Realtor® will know the market, and will provide you with a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) and associated Marketing Plan specific to your property.
Sign a Listing Agreement with your REALTOR®.
The Listing Agreement authorizes your Realtor® and their brokerage to market and sell your home.
Set Your Price.
You want to attract buyers with a reasonable asking price to attract them, not deter them. I will do a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) of the homes recently sold, active and expired in your area and this information will assit you in setting your price. You will be aware of which other homes are competing with yours. The first week on the market is crucial to a successful sale, and I will explain how this works. It’s important during this process to understand your motivation and required timelines for selling as these will also impact your listing price.
Prepare Your Home For Viewing.
I will provide you with a comprehensive plan and associated staging tips for how to prepare your home so that it shows in its best light. This is a crucial step that will help set your property apart from others, and therefore help you to achieve a quick sale at the highest possible price.
Let Me Market Your Home.
Each home is different and will appeal to a different target market. I will customize a marketing plan for you and your individual home to ensure it receives the widest market exposure to likely buyers.
Let's Look At Offers.
I will present you with all offers, advise you on their merits, and negotiate on your behalf. This is perhaps the most exciting phase of selling your home but also the most emotional. I will guide you through it every step of the way.
Close The Deal!
I can help you find a lawyer who will deal with the transfer of title. This is also the time to plan your move, to include advising utility companies of the date to transfer services, arranging for the cancellation or transfer of insurance, notifying concerned parties of your change of address, and preparing for the physical move to your next place.