Listing Your Home
We know that your home is probably the most valuable possession you have. If you are a seller in today's market there is a good chance you have some equity in your home. Sellers are taking advantage of the seller's market and historically low interest rates to sell and purchase a new home.
-Educate you about Seller Agency, outlining my fiduciary responsibilities to you, which include:
complete Disclosure, Loyalty, Confidentiality, Obedience and Accountability
-Help you determine the best asking price
-Offer proven advice on how to prepare your property for showings
Your Home's Actual Market Value
Your home's value is determined by what the market is willing to pay for it at a given time. With less than a three month supply of homes on the market it is undeniably a sellers market. We price your home right from the outset using a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) that includes a variety of "comparable" homes drawn from the local Multiple Listings Service (MLS). In today's fast-paced environment, overpricing your home risks it sitting on the market. If your home is still on the market after a month buyers are going to assume something's wrong with it. Buyers today are savvy and know if a home is over priced. We know first hand the benefits of pricing a home at the right price to receive as much interest, and offers as possible.
Preparing Your Home To Sell
Preparing your home to sell
When presenting your home to prospective buyers, first impressions are crucial. Buyer begin judging your home the moment they see it, and generally they prefer homes that are well maintained, clean and clutter-free--homes they can picture themselves living in. That is why home improvements--particularly if they address the anticipated needs of buyers-- can boost your home's saleability and sale price.
Here are a few proven, cost effective tips that will help your home look it's best:
-Mow and rake the lawn, trim hedges, weed and edge gardens
-Sweep sidewalks and driveway, pick up any litter
-Repair gutters and eaves, touch up exterior paint
-Plant extra flowers for color, or place potted plants beside the front door
-Clean or paint front door, polish front door hardware, ensure doorbell works
-Clean and tidy the entrance, clear stairs and halls, store all excess furniture
-Brighten interiors with fresh, light-toned paint
-Brighten rooms by installing high wattage light bulbs and turning them on
-Shampoo carpets, clean and wax floor
-Organize kitchen countertops -- removing appliances if necessary -- to make them look spacious
-Clean kitchen countertops, cabinets, appliances, washer and dryer
-Organize and clean out closets to make them look larger
-Clean and freshen bathrooms, put out clean towels, minimize clutter
-Clean mirrors and windows so they sparkle
-Organize and clean garage and basement
-Preform necessary minor repairs and touch-ups to walls, windows, fixtures, etc.
Using all our marketing tools for your home is crucial to getting as much exposure as possible. We insist on social media marketing and putting your home on all the big home search websites (MLS, Trulia, Realtor, Zillow, etc.) as well an open house and a for sale sign. We collaborate with other realtors and brokers to put the word out on your home. Stacy Real estate is a member of the MLS which has the largest database and real time updates on homes in the nation. We are privy to information that non members simply are not.
-Provide feedback from all showings and open houses
- Update you on money market changes that could affect your property's sale
-Pre-qualify motivated, potential buyers
-Present and discuss each offer with you and provide a "cash in pocket" statement
-Negotiate the highest possible price and best terms for you
-Open escrow with title company
-Manage all contractual, title, and transaction details and keep you informed
-Ensure your check is delivered at closing
-Arrange for moving company and relocation agent, if required