Tips for Getting Ready to Sell:
Preparing to Sell
Marc can help you determine whether it’s the right time to sell your home. There are several questions you need to answer such as what your goals are for the next 5-10 years and what the pros and cons are of selling your home. Marc will assist you to determine your home equity and will research the local housing market. In addition, it is important to calculate your selling expenses. Repairs and projects are common when getting your home in good selling condition. He will help you get top dollar by recommending the repairs and projects that will yield the best return on investment.
Determine your home’s fair market value
Marc, an experienced real estate agent with over 30 years’ experience, will collect information on comparable properties to yours with similar size, location, and condition. Using data from 6 months prior to current time gives an accurate snapshot of home values that are currently on the market. Using this information, a fair market value for your property is determined to ensure you have a competitive listing. In addition, using this data, Marc will determine whether it is a buyer’s or seller’s market. This will also assist in determining a FMV for your home.
On the Market
Once a FMV is determined for your home and your repairs are complete, Marc will list your property in the FMLS – MLS Listings. This listing service is used by other real estate agents and many other websites to help market your home. In addition to the FMLS- MLS Listing, Marc will market your home using various social media outlets, real estate publications, picture brochures, advertisements, websites, emails, videos, and flyers. In the digital age, there are many marketing avenues along with the ‘For Sale’ sign in your yard.
Staging Your Home
Approach your home as if you are a buyer. Note what you see when viewing the property on the outside and inside. Does your property have curb appeal? Ensure that landscaping is maintained and that trash cans, toys, yard equipment are out of view. Inside, put personal items such as photos away and de-personalize the space so that the buyer can envision themselves living in the home. Minimize furniture so that spaces feel open and spacious. In addition, consider staging your home by a professional to enhance the space and appeal of the home.
Marc has 30 years of negotiating experience and will handle all offers, pre-approval letters, contingencies, earnest money amount, closing dates, multiple offers and negotiations. This is where he is invaluable with ensuring the terms and conditions are favorable to you.
Getting through escrow
Once you are through the appraisal, home inspection, and title search, you will be on your way to closing. Keep in mind that paperwork goes through many hands and this process does take time for all entities involved. Ensure to keep copies of your documents for your federal and state fax forms.