Selling a Home Can Be Confusing

Sellers, currently, the market is HOT! You don’t need a lot of marketing, strategy, smoke and mirrors, etc. to sell a house. What you do need is someone that is responsive, can negotiate and will get the top dollar for you. Things are very hectic with bidding wars, appraisal gap coverage and other factors that determine what may be the best course of action for you and what may or may not be in your best interest. I’ll navigate the waters with you to assist in some of that frustration.



What determines how much my home is worth?

The most common method for determining the value of a home is completing a comparative market analysis (CMA), an in-depth evaluation of recently sold “comparable” homes.

What should I do to prepare my home for showings?

Declutter, professionally clean the home, remove as much “stuff” as possible, power wash the home, clean up the outside as much as the inside, cut the grass, tidy the yard and be ready to stage the inside.

Why is the assessed value different than what you say my home is worth?

Assessed value is not the same as market value or appraised value. The assessed value of a home is used for the purpose of taxes. It has no impact on how much your home is worth to a potential buyer.

Should I price my home higher to leave room for negotiations?

A seller who prices their home high to leave room for negotiations can actually be costing themselves more money than if they price it to reflect the suggested market value.

Do I really need to "stage" my home?

Research has shown that a staged homes sells three times faster than a non-staged home – and 70% of real estate agents stated that home staging increased the offer value on a house by up to 10%.

What are the common closing expenses for home sellers?

Typical closing expenses for home sellers include the abstract and title search, instrument survey, real estate commissions, and transfer taxes which also are known as revenue stamps.

Should I renovate before selling?

Most of the time, you will not recoup the money from most renovations to make it worth the investment. Most renovations will increase the perceived value, but not always the actual value.

Do I need to provide permits or anything for my deck, shed, fencing, or additions?

Technically, you do not need to provide any permits or certificates of compliance, however, you could lose a potential buyer over a simple fence permit.

What other items should I consider before selling?

It’s possible that you might want to have a pre-inspection performed for YOUR benefit. This will allow you to see what other people might find during an inspection they have done.

Get Expert Help Selling Your Home!

I know what it’s like to be on the seller’s side of a transaction and will strive to make the process as smooth and effortless as possible. I know the local market and trends inside and out, how to price and show your home, and just as importantly, how to market it for the best results. I use the most current tools and technology to sell your property for the most amount of money in the least amount of time. I work hard to give my clients the best real estate transaction experience possible.

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