Selling Your Home
Selling your home is an involved process that affects your family and your future. Before you begin this process, you'll want to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information. When should you sell? How do you get the best price? What kinds of renovations should be made prior to the sale?
These home selling reports will assist you in answering the many questions that arise during the home selling process. When you're armed with the right information, and an experienced real estate professional, you'll be closer to reaching your goal - selling your home fast, and for the best price.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about selling your home.
Ten Tips on Showing Your Home
1) Three's A Crowd. Avoid having too many people present during inspection. The potential buyer will feel like an intruder and hurry
through the house.
2) Music Is Mellow. But not when showing a home. Turn off the radio or television. Let the Realtor and the buyer talk free of disturbances.
3) Pets Underfoot? Keep them out of the way. Preferably out of the house.
4) Silence Is Golden. Be courteous, but don't try to force conversation with the potential buyer. He wants to inspect your house, not pay a
5) Be It Ever So Humble. Never apologize for the appearance of your home. After all, it has been lived in. Let the trained salesperson
answer any objections. That is their job.
6) In The Background. The Salesperson knows the buyer's requirements and can best emphasize the features of your home. You will be
called if needed.
7) Why Put The Cart Ahead Of The Horse. Trying to dispose of furniture and furnishings to the potential buyer before he has purchased
the house often loses a sale.
8) Can You See The Light. Illumination is like a welcome sign. The potential buyer will feel a glowing warmth when you turn on all your
lights for an evening inspection.
9) A Word To The Wise. Let your realtor discuss price, terms, possession, and other factors with the customer. He is eminently qualified to
bring negotiations to a favorable conclusion.
10) Use A Professional. Show your house to prospective buyers only by appointment and through a professional Realtor. This helps to close
the sale faster.
Instructions to Sellers
1) Your home should be shown by appointment only, and accompanied by a Realtor. NO ONE OFF THE STREET SHOULD BE
ALLOWED IN. If they do come to the door and ask for information, please give them my card or a flyer and ask them to call me.
2) Do not discuss any financing terms with the other agents or the people that come through your home. Refer those questions to me.
3) Don't change your lifestyle. If you plan to eat dinner at 6:30 and they want to come, they understand people have to eat. Don't stay home
waiting for an appointment. If you have to leave, tell the agent what your plans are and make arrangements that are suitable for all
4) Keep your home neat and clean. Tidy houses sell faster and for a higher price. Keep the yard clean and trimmed, especially if you have
5) Be prepared for short notice. Sometimes only half an hour. Realtors don't always have control of the advance notice given to set
6) Keep pets outside. They frighten some people and they don't relax in the home.
7) Normal showing hours are from 9:00a.m. to 8:30p.m. You shouldn't have to show your home other than these hours unless there are special
8) If convenient, show the home without an appointment, but ONLY when accompanied by a Realtor.
9) Answer questions from prospective buyers like, how long does it take to get to town, children's ages in the neighborhood, nearest stores
etc. But do not answer financing questions.
10) All offers will go through me as your representative. If an agent calls to tell you there is an offer, you should refer them to me.
11) When possible, step outside or make yourself scarce when your home is being shown.
Before You Leave Your Present Home:
Arriving At Your New Home: