Sellers Guide

Why Use an Agent
Selling a home takes more than just putting a "for sale" sign out front. You need an agent with experience and training to help you determine the right price, come up with an effective marketing strategy, and anticipate and solve any problems that come up during the selling process. A real estate professional can help you with every part of selling your home, and offer you a smoother, hassle-free experience.

When you're selling your home, there are several advantages to working with an agent...

 

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Listing Questions
What kind of questions should I ask a potential REALTOR® about listing my property?

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First Time Sellers
Home staging 101
There are thousands of home-staging consultants in business for good reason: staged homes sell faster. Why? Successful home staging enables a buyer to see themselves in your home, and not how you’re currently occupying it. Professional staging consultants accomplish this by following some simple guidelines.

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Signing Listing Agreement
The first formal step in selling your property is entering into a Listing Agreement with your REALTOR®. The Listing Agreement is a contract in which your REALTOR® commits to actively market your home for a specified period of time. It also commits you to a pre-established marketing fee that is to be paid upon the successful closing of the sale.

As part of the Agreement, your agent may require the following documents...

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Homeowner Quiz
Take the quiz and find out your personalized tips for preparing your home for sale.

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Preparation Before Listing
What should I do to the interior & exterior of my property, before I list it for sale?
 

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Marketing
Our plan for marketing your property
When you’re selling your house or condo, you want to sell it fast and make as much money as possible. A good marketing plan can help you do that. Here’s how we will work with you to market your property. We will...

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Property Value
How is the market value of my property determined?
The market sets the price. We will help you set a realistic price to match market conditions.

We can give you a comparative market analysis based on similar homes in your area. It will show current listings, recent sales, and expired listings (a good thing to check because these houses are usually either overpriced or poorly marketed).

 

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Renovations
So you’re thinking about doing a kitchen face-lift, putting on an addition or landscaping your yard. If you’re renovating your house with an eye to upping resale value, you may want to focus your dollars on projects that will give you the best return.
 

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Price it to Sell
If you price your property too low, it may sell quickly, but you'll lose out on money. If you price it too high, it may not sell at all. We can help you figure out the best asking price for your home.

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Preparing Your Home for an Inspection
If you're selling your home, be prepared for a visit from a home inspector, who will be checking out the property on behalf of possible purchasers. Take a look through your home using these steps and repair any problems to ensure that your inspection is a success.

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Getting your Home Ready to Show
If you're planning an open house or are expecting buyers to be looking at your home, make sure their first impression is a good one. Here are few tips for making your house look great to potential buyers...

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Elements of an Offer
Here's a quick reference to everything you need to know about accepting on offer on your home.

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Receiving an Offer
How does my REALTOR®  help me manage my offers?
 

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Glossary
Real estate terminology

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