From staging your home to negotiating your offer we’ll walk you through every step of the way.
You’ve decided to sell your home but have no idea where to start. From staging your home to negotiating your offer we’ll walk you through every step of the way
You’re not required to hire a Realtor, but we recommend it. Why? Because they are aware of local market trends and can best advise you on how to get top dollar for your home. They also have access to local market pricing and sold data. A realistic price for your home makes it very attractive to potential home buyers.
When you are vetting Realtors, you should consider the following:
Are there online reviews or testimonials available about the Realtor?
From improving the curb appeal of the exterior to staging the interior for a fresh look, you will want your home to make a great first impression to potential buyers. You won’t have to empty your bank account to do this but investing in some attractive updates could make all the difference in how long it takes to sell, and for how much.
Here are some budget-friendly fixes:
A competitive price reflects what homes like yours are selling for and what buyers are realistically willing to pay for it in any market. To manage your expectations and get an objective view of this, your realtor should provide those numbers and corroborating information to you.
An overview of the types of real estate markets:
Get your home’s current value with our estimator.
Now that you’ve partnered with a Realtor, priced your home properly, and attractively staged your home for buyers, how do you get your home to stand out? One word: Marketing. In addition to local advertising, social media and digital marketing are very engaging channels to generate interest of active buyers in the market.
Here are some ways Your Realtor will catch potential buyer’s interest:
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You’ve received interest AND offers on your home. The market may or may not be what it was when you first listed the property for sale. This time in the process is very sensitive as it will test your patience, nerves, and priorities.
Here are some tips on how to negotiate an offer:
When you receive an offer, we recommend you speak with your Realtor about the appropriateness of the offer, your goals, priorities, and how they would advise you to proceed.
Once you’ve accepted an offer, your main goal is to help move the process from contract to closing. Since you’re already familiar with what goes on from the buyer’s point of view from when you purchased the home, experiencing it from the seller’s side may feel like a breeze!
What to do during this time:
Congratulations! You made it to closing! Selling your home can be just as exciting as buying one, and we wish you a great home-selling experience.
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Cottie Maxwell is a premier broker on the North Shore of Long Island. After having been a real estate agent for 8 years in the Washington, DC, and Virginia area where she was a consistent multi-million dollar producer, Cottie joined Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty team in Locust Valley, New York in 2003.