How do I choose an agent?
When selecting an agent, find one you trust and you are comfortable with. Sometimes the best source may be your family and friends. Many may have sold a property in the past and can refer you to an agent they found to be capable. Selling a home is a complex transaction, so experience should be a consideration.
What are the costs involved?
Fees vary depending on the type of property as well as what is negotiated in the sale. Your Realtor® can provide an estimate of closing statement to give you an idea of what is to be paid as part of the sale. Some of the costs include:
What factors can influence the price of my home?
You want your home to sell for the highest price possible, but also in a timely fashion. Here are some factors that influence the price of your home:
How do I negotiate?
Compare other homes in your area. DO NOT OVER PRICE. Buyers have many resources to compare. The buyer will submit what is considered a fair offer. Remember that double strength nails do not increase your homes price. If you need to reduce the price , buyers will submit an even lower price.
What are the dangers if I overprice?
When a property is overpriced, opportunity is missed. Broker and buyer interest is at its highest when a property is initially placed on the market. But if the property is priced above realistic market value, the excitement and number of showings are greatly reduced. Later, it may be necessary to adjust the price below market value to compete with new, competitively priced listings.
What is the best approach to pricing my home?
The best approach is to price a home just within the market value range. This allows room for negotiation, without sacrificing exposure. Make no mistake; we want you to get the best possible price for your property. However, when a home is priced too high for the market this may:
What is my role in the selling process?
Here are some ways your participation can contribute to a successful sale:
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