I see a lot of information for “first time home buyers” published but you may be a first time home seller. Many of my listings are from “seller newbies”. If this fits you, this series is for you but if you’ve done this many times, hopefully you will still find some useful information in this series.
For one reason or another, or maybe for several reasons, it’s time to sell your home. You know it. You’ve thought it through. Whether it’s been home for a short time or for many years, it’s still been home to you. Often people get emotionally attached to their home. It’s time to step back from that emotion. It’s time to start thinking like someone who has a house to sell, instead of someone who owns a home. This will make it easier for you to be objective Now is the time to get objective . about the decisions that are going to have to be made in the process of selling your house. Being objective means that the home will need to be prepared for selling objectively , the list price will need to be set objectively , any negotiations due to an offer being presented will need to be handled objectively . Your agent is going to be objective and you need to be too.
Some sellers de-clutter, paint and repair some things before they call the agent. Others call the agent first. I prefer that a seller call me first.
Which agent to call? Ask friends that have sold a home, who they used. Check the internet for local agent’s websites, go to those websites and look them over. Read the agent’s profile, look at how they display their listings, etc. You’re thinking about your house being on that website, so look it over well. You may end up with more than one agent that you want to talk to about selling your home.
Call the agent. If you’ve called me, then we will agree on a time to come out and visit with you, view the property and talk about expectations on both sides.
When that time arrives for me to be at your home, expect me to be on time or if I’ve been delayed expect a phone call, or communication in some manner to let you know that I’m running late. That’s common courtesy. Promptness helps promote a good business relationship. Expect me to have camera in hand. Pre-listing photos will help me remember things as I do a Comparative Market Analysis to find the correct price range for your home.
Next in this series is what to expect during that initial visit to your home.
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