Ready to sell your home?

Real Estate Agent with Associate Broker, Momentum Realty

Let's face it, following New Year, we are all less patient about the things we have been putting off doing.That includes, for many, selling your home.

If you are ready to sell this spring, what is the best way to get started?

First off, interview some local Realtors®. This is not as hard to do as you would think. Your friends, family members and neighbors will be more than willing to share their experiences (and some names!) with you. Contact these Realtors® and set up some meetings. You can interview one or a dozen (although probably 2-3 is the right number).

What should you get out of these meetings?

  • Make sure you understand what their marketing strategy will be for your home
  • Make sure you understand what they will charge you and what the Buyer's agent will be paid (you want to make sure the commission they are offering in the MLS is competitive for your region)
  • Make sure you understand what the process is for getting your home on the market.

Many of my clients spend a fair amount of time, and yes, some money, getting their homes ready to list.

Why spend money on a house that you are going to sell? Buyers are a fickle group. Even if they intend to remodel, they want to feel like they are getting a 'nice' and a 'well maintained' home. Often sellers have decided to sell because they are tired of the maintenance.

I don't like to see any evidence of deferred maintenance when we go on the market--it results in lower offers and less money in my seller's pocket.

Timing is important, but what is most important is preparation and investing the necessary money to get your home conditon up to market conditions.

Consult a local Realtor before you get to far in the process. You will save yourself some time and probably make more money in the end.

Posted by


If you like what you've read, please consider subscribing to my blog by clicking on the Orange RSS button and following the instructions. Thanks!

 Momentum Realty

A GREAT Real Estate  experience.

If I can help you, your friends or family buy or sell their next home in Northern Virginia, please let me know!

If you need help with a home outside of Northern Virginia, I have an extensive network of referral agents and will make sure you are working with the best!

The contents of this blog may not be copied or reproduced without the permission of Holly Weatherwax.





This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Home Selling
The Lounge at Active Rain
Northern Virginia Real Estate
Internet Empowered Consumer
Around The Water Cooler
home preparation
seller advice

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
David Alan Baker Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Phoenix - Laveen, AZ
Your local Expert

I think one of the key distinctions is, make sure to interview local.  

Feb 16, 2016 05:40 AM #1
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Good advice...important to be sure before deciding on who will represent our sale.

Feb 16, 2016 06:48 AM #2
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Holly Weatherwax

A Great Real Estate Experience
Want to know what your home is worth?
Spam prevention

Additional Information