--Hire a Real Estate Agent
Studies show that home sellers who use a real estate agent to represent them generally get a better price than those who sell the home themselves. Real estate agents are up-to-date on critical processes and can help keep you out of trouble. They can also help you get your home sold at the best price in the right time frame. Equally as important, real estate agents add objectivity to an inherently emotional transaction: the sale of your home.
Listing with Good Living Realty will give you an advantage in today’s competitive market. We offer the BEST in marketing, both in print and on the web. Not only do we offer MORE marketing than other real estate companies, we produce high-quality marketing materials and are constantly reviewing our methods and techniques to ensure that our advertising has maximum effectiveness! Our professional photographs of your home include Drone photography to insure the latest technology is used to maximize how buyers see your home online. Simply contact us for a complimentary Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) of your home. One of our agents will be happy to meet with you and review current market data to find out your home’s value and set our marketing plan in action.
Before Your Home Is Listed
It’s important to have your home in good showing condition before buyers start going through it. Here are some steps to take:
Touch up interior and exterior paint as needed. We provide estimates for other work that may need to be done to be sure your home is ready to sell.
Consider Installing new carpeting and flooring if it appears worn or dated.
Make sure the front is clean and spruced up – curb appeal will create a favorable first impression. Trim bushes and plants as needed, and make sure the lawn is kept mowed and trimmed and/or raked.
Keep the interior clean, de-cluttered and odor-free. Eliminate evidence of pets as much as possible.
Staging your home is important. Minimize personal items such as family photos. You want buyers to see themselves living in the home. Consider putting excess furniture and belongings in storage. Now’s the time to clean out the garage and sell, give away or throw away items you don’t need anymore. We can help you with staging questions and ideas.
Updating fixtures and hardware can go a long way in the sale of a home. Our experts can help you decide what is worth doing and how much it will cost you.
Consider having a pre-listing inspection performed. Buyers will be hiring professional inspectors; here’s your chance to address problems in advance. I can give you several names of qualified inspectors.
During the Listing Period
When potential buyers visit your home, either be absent or make yourself as inconspicuous as possible. Have fresh flowers in the entryway or a pleasant smell coming from the kitchen. We can help you with other ideas that make for a friendly introduction into your home.
If offers are made that don’t match your hoped-for price, don’t reject them offhand. As your agent, We can advise you and help with any decisions regarding an offer.
If your home is located on the water of the Ross Barnett Reservoir, we offer unique showings to potential buyers. We have shown from the water by boat, give REZ area maps with boating, fishing and hunting information, and are able to explain leasehold to people new to the area. If your home is close to recreational activities, shopping, or any other point of interest, we will drive the potential buyers by those areas and be sure to let them know the benefits of living in your area.
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