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. We can advise you about specific improvements that will increase your home’s marketability and value.
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 me, 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.
We don’t just list homes. We market them. We will make sure your home is marketed to potential buyers around the clock 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will customize a marketing plan to reach the types of buyers most likely to purchase your home. We know how to maximize the power of the Internet for our clients, while also using traditional methods including brochures, yard signs and direct mail. We will customize newsletters based around your listing, as well as check in on agents showing the property to get regular feedback on how the home is showing.
This is an easy one - the answer is no. However, getting pre-approved is one of the most important steps a buyer can take for their own peace of mind. One of the biggest misconceptions about getting pre-approved is that it takes a super long time. It doesn't, it's a fast and simple process that will allow you to find out what your true purchasing power is. It will also give you the chance to find out what types of loans you're eligible for and to discuss items such as seller's assist and closing costs with the lender so that you have a true understanding of what fees go in to buying a home. The lender is there to answer your questions without any obligation or fee (just like me!), so never be afraid to ask away!
I always tell all of my clients I don't sell homes. I'm here to help negotiate deals, show you the good, the bad and the ugly during showings, help with documentation and get you to the closing table as smoothly as possible. At the end of the day you are going to walk in to a home and in your gut you will know if it is where you want to lay your head each night. You'll leave after your showing and get back to your current residence and feel sick to your stomach if the home doesn't become yours or you lose it to someone else. That's how you'll know it is the right home for you. When you can't imagine another day of not living there - it's the one.