- I don’t want to pay an agent’s commission. Will I net more money if I sell my home alone?
It would appear that way. But according to statistics, FSBOs accounted for 8% of home sales in 2014. The typical FSBO home sold for $210,000 compared to $249,000 for agent-assisted home sales. This means in most cases, sellers still receive more money than if they had done all the work themselves. So typically with an agent, you net more money and free yourself from all the paper, details and legalities involved throughout the process.
- Are there things we should do to our home to ensure the maximum price?
Yes. There is a benefit to making sure your home looks its best prior to offering it for sale. There are also small remodeling jobs that will pay off at resale even if you choose to sell your home without assistance. I would still be happy to advise you about specific improvements that will increase your home marketability and value.
- If I listed with you, how would you advertise my property?
I don’t just list homes, I market them. I will make sure your home is marketed to potential buyers around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I know how to maximize the power of the Internet for my clients, while also using traditional methods including newspaper ads, brochures, yard signs and direct mail. This package contains copies of some of our marketing materials for you to take a look at.
- Will you be present at all showings?
At open houses, yes I will be present. For showings, potential buyers will bring their own agents to see your home. Most buyers prefer only their own agents be present when evaluating a prospective new home. However, if you would like for me to be present during all showings I can. I work for you ☺
- What if another agent tells us they can get us more for the house?
Some agents will quote a higher listing price just to get your business, but an overpriced house will not sell. If you choose to work with us, we will conduct a comparative market analysis prior to recommending an asking price for your home. We will explain how we arrived at the price, but ultimately the decision is up to you. We will offer our professional opinion on how the market will value your home.
- If I worked with you, would I have any responsibilities during the marketing of my home?
Your primary job during the sale of your home will be to keep it neat and clean for showings and open houses. A large part of a home’s appeal involves staging, which is everything from furniture placement to home fragrance. I will advise you on how to stage your home well, giving you easy tips and quick fixes to maximize your homes appeal. Other than that, I will handle all of the advertising and marketing, screening of prospective buyers, offer evaluations, negation of terms of sale and management of your closing.
- What happens once we get an offer?
I will help you consider each offer and negotiate the best deal for you. Once you have accepted an offer, I will guide you through the entire closing process and ensure everything proceeds smoothly.