Home Selling FAQ

How much is my home worth?

We’re happy to help you get started with your home’s value using our Free Home evaluation tool. Just enter your address and information about the home, and we’ll return you an approximate value based on the market and your location.

There are other things that matter of course…the condition of the home, the age of your roof and HVAC systems, etc. We can visit your home and tell you what you can do to improve its value.

What should I look for in a Realtor?

When choosing a Realtor, you should know what type of sales they’ve had, their experience, their ranking among the Association of Realtors, and the level of service they provide. There are plenty of Realtors out there, but many of them leave the business as markets shift.

You should choose a full-time Realtor to sell your home…and choose someone who fully understands pricing and market values in the area. Your home investment is likely to have been the biggest you’ll make in your life…don’t trust selling it to someone who does it on the side!

When you call us to sell your home, we will have a quick phone call, and I will get an idea of your timeline, your motivation, and a needs analysis. Where are you going? Do you need referrals? How much do you currently owe?

What will you do to help me sell my house?

We’ll have a quick overview of your home, including beds and baths, upgrades you’ve made, your location, and how much you owe on your current mortgage. It’s important to know what your obligations are, because that could steer us in a different direction.

After evaluating your situation, we’ll arrange a time where I can come to visit. I’ll tell you a bit about me and how I run my business, and I’ll walk the house and do a comparative market analysis. I have a solid understanding of pricing among Realtors in the region, and I know how to not only properly stage a home for its best look, but also how to maximize the bottom line proceeds you receive at the pricing table.

I may advise you to add a coat a paint or a new carpet, and declutter the house to create a more spacious feel inside it. My goal is to make your home look as beautiful and inviting as possible, and for a prospective buyer to say “I have to have this house!”

I owe more on my home than it is worth. Should I still sell it?

I am someone who can assist with your needs, including in challenging situations. If you’re underwater in your current mortgage and owe more than the house is worth, we’ll have a different type of conversation…we’ll look at possible short sales and other routes that could help you in your situation.

What should I do to prepare my home for sale?

When you call me to sell your home, I’ll review with you the things you need to do…your home might benefit in price by a fresh coat of paint, new carpeting, or a new HVAC system.

Be sure to declutter! The more empty a home is, the more spacious it looks, and the more it allows the seller to “personalize” where they can put their belongings.

Is it a bad time to sell a home right now?

You can sell a home in any market conditions, but who you work with as a Realtor matters. With someone who is an expert in pricing in the market and area, and who understands how to put the best face on your home and list it properly, you can sell your home at a profit.

People always have to sell, and people always have to buy. Some people have to move for different reasons all year long, so there is no perfect time. In addition, when there are fewer homes on the market, there’s less competition and your home can stand out!

The important thing is to have the proper guidance in selling your home. Whatever the market is, if you do it right, you can still turn a profit and get your home sold within your timeline.

In the current market, do I really need to improve my home?

In many cases and in various housing market situations, people who don’t believe they need to improve their homes end up with their houses sitting for longer than they anticipated, and they don’t get anywhere near what they could get for their home.

Let us help you with improvements that will be well worth the investment and get top dollar for your home’s sale, regardless of the market conditions.

Have any more questions for me about selling your home? Reach out to me today and let’s get started…I’m happy to help you get the most your home is worth!

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