SELLING HOUSES IS
WHAT WE LOVE TO DO!
If you’re selling your home chances are you’ve already purchased one as well. And for some, it might have been a while since you’ve dabbled in the real estate market, so where to start?
PRE-EVALUATION OF YOUR HOME:
You probably have a pretty good idea of how much your house is worth, or think you do. Having a professional real estate agent handle the pre-evaluation of your home is a good first step. Even if you haven’t entirely made up your mind to sell, you’ll be appraised of the size of your investment.
- The price of similar houses on the market and what they sold for;
- Your home’s curb appeal and special features;
- And, the current market conditions, whether it’s a buyers or sellers’ market.
Having a pre-evaluation completed provides an opportunity to interview prospective real estate agents to determine which team you prefer to work with.
You don’t have to accept the first evaluation or the first real estate agent that you meet, in fact, Getting A Second Opinion just makes sense. You’ll find the Karen Paul & Associates pre-evaluation e-form can be found here.
CHOOSING A REAL ESTATE AGENT:
A real estate agent not only is your advocate but your guide through the complex process of selling a home. The very best real estate agents want top dollar, quick turn-around and minimal inconvenience to you. So, how does one go about choosing an agent to handle quite possibly the largest asset you have?
Successful real estate agents have integrity, superior market knowledge, effective negotiation skills, and marketing savvy. They are also actively involved in the community with an extensive, high quality networking web.
In real estate, experience counts. The knowledge accumulated from years of transactions comes in handy when dealing with different circumstances and complex situations. You want your real estate agent one-step ahead of you, anticipating problems.
The Karen Paul Team implements a ‘CLIENT FIRST‘ guiding principle that emphasizes accessibility, attention to detail, effective communication and meeting customer’s needs.
Ultimately The Karen Paul Teams wants to negotiate the best deal for clients, which often entails saving them thousands of dollars. After all, you want to invest funds in your new home!
TIMING THE SALE:
The old saying “sell your home in the spring and it shows better” is just that – an old saying. The reality is that the real estate market has changed drastically. Real estate prices are influenced by a number of different factors including: interest rates; market conditions; government policies overall health of the economy and possibly the most critical, supply and demand.
Hand-in-hand, is ‘the whether to sell first and then buy or buy first to ensure that you get what you want’ dilemma.
Since the market conditions are fluid, a real estate sales professional is the best one to advise you on the best course of action. A professional real estate agent will take into account: your buying and selling opportunities; what’s involved in prepping the house for sale; moving strategies and closing options.
At Karen Paul & Associates, our real estate agents will review all of your options and offer a few scenarios so that you can choose the one that best suits you and your family.
- What’s your home’s the curb appeal? Is your house generally in good repair? There are no cracked or broken window panes, the exterior paint isn’t chipped, the eaves troughs and downspouts are in good repair? Is the house number easy to read? Doorbell working?
- And inside the house, are there places with chipped plaster or could use a paint job? Any cupboard doors hanging? Does the toilet leak? Are their squeaky doors? Are there rooms such as the basement or garage that need a serious purge?
Those are things that easily repaired and can make a difference in first impressions.
But before you launch into a major renovation project or rush out and get new furniture make sure you consult with a real estate professional. Not all renovations add to the value of your home. And that is something that a real estate agent will discuss with you including the benefits of staging your home.
WE’RE HERE TO HELP, BY NEGOTIATING THE BEST DEAL POSSIBLE.
If you’re ready to sell and would like one of our agents to drop by, give us a call, or complete our home pre-evaluation form to make an appointment.
More information on selling your home : Top 4 Rooms To Renovate That Can Increase Your Home’s Value | The Huge Benefits Of An Open House | Increase Your Home’s ‘Saleability’ With Minor Improvements | The Anatomy of a Real Estate Listing | Real Estate Glossary & Terminology
The Karen Paul Team has outperformed many other agents!