SELLING YOUR HOME - why use a REALTOR® ?
Selling a home is a major undertaking. As your REALTOR®, I work solely for you, advising and negotiating for the best price, navigating the paperwork and issues involved in selling a home, and helping make your home shine in the eyes of potential buyers.
The first step is for us to to discuss your goal and hopes in selling your home. I’ll take you through what to expect during the process of selling your home and then I’ll do an analysis of the local market to determine my recommendation for a selling price.
I also provide checklists for preparing your home for sale and viewings, and how best to stage your home for sale (either on your own or with professional help). We’ll photograph your home to show it at its best , and discuss video and drone photography options where possible
Home buyers spend a lot of time online and so should your home’s listing. I use all the standard marketing tools such as MLS® listings and open houses, as well as engaging local and outside realtor networks. I then go a step further, using targeted digital marketing (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube) that gets your property in front of more eyes.
MONITORING & COMMUNICATION
During the selling process, I’m continually monitoring the various tools and services being used to market your home, tweaking and adjusting where necessary, while keeping you up to date on the progress of your sale, as well as the local market.
As your Realtor®, from start to finish, I am here to represent you, to guide you through the home selling process, to negotiate for you, and to get your home sold as quickly as possible for the best price.
Have questions about selling your home? Call or text Cheryl @ 902-448-6066 or click the blue button to send me a message.
Selling your home is a big step. Here are some tips to help you with the process.
1. Ties to your home can be emotional.
Of course you love your home, but when it comes time to sell, you have to put yourself in the buyer’s shoes. Actually, you need to put yourself in the shoes of many, many buyers. Those lovely personal touches around your home are just that - personal, to you. Selling your home is an exercise in appealing to as many people as possible at one time. So don’t be afraid to de-personalize your home and go for the broadest appeal possible. Bold, interesting colors and items in your space will appeal to fewer people than neutral, simple color and decor schemes. It may seem boring, but it’s an important piece in helping other people see the potential in your home.
2. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
The internet has brought an explosion of information to consumers, and given them more power than ever. But buying and selling homes is still a bit of a process, and there’s nothing wrong with wanting help. Online search services make scouting for homes easier than ever, but an agent can offer valuable insight, advice and experience about how to position your home for sale, marketing your home in today’s market, negotiating a sale, and making your way through the forms and paperwork required in the process.
3. Be Accommodating.
Buyers may want to see your home on short notice. You, and your home, need to be ready for this. While you can’t always be in home-staged perfection, it’s best during this period to have de-cluttered to some degree in preparation, and be ready to wipe surfaces down and vacate during the showing. This may means having plans in place for things to do with kids and places that you can drop off your dog for a few hours.
4. But maybe not too accommodating.
Talk to your agent and decide if you want to accept offers from buyers who have not been pre-qualified, or those who need to sell their own homes before they can close the purchase of yours. While both scenarios may go off without a hitch, it’s good to have this discussion.
5. Be honest about your home.
If your home has a major issue, any good home inspector will find it, so why not deal with it before sale or price the property accordingly. If you’re not a handy person by nature, you can have a home inspector visit before you put your home on the market, to determine if there are major issues that you need to consider.
Selling your home is a big step. As your RE/MAX Realtor®, I’m here to help you through the process - and I’m backed by one of the largest and best known real estate companies in the business. Your success is our success.