Helpful Tools for Selling Real Estate

Why Use A Realtor?
Seller Tips
Thinking of For Sale By Owner?
Real Estate Terms Dictionary
  Maximize interior/exterior appeal:
Make a good first impression. Take the time to fix any repairs you have been avoiding and clean up all the clutter. Make your home easy for potential buyers to imagine living there. Touch up paint, tighten any loose hardware, clean any carpet and repair cracks in the wall. Simple repairs can help you avoid turning away potential buyers. Maximize your curb appeal by cleaning up the lawn and repairing any exterior problems such as chipped paint, loose shingles, clogged gutters and foundation cracks.

Get your home inspected:
By having your home inspected before putting it on the market, you have the ability to fix any major problems. Showing your home inspection report to potential buyers will make your home more attractive and less of a hassle, illustrating you have nothing to hide. A home inspection report can also protect you by documenting the condition of the property at the time of sale.
Check out the competition:
Research similar homes for sale in the area and be aware of your competition in the market. This will give you a better idea of market pricing and an idea of what others are doing to market their home. Don’t rely on rumor as to what price a home has sold for. A Realtor can obtain reliable facts.

Hire a real estate professional:
List your home with an experienced selling professional. Realtors have all the resources you will need to effectively market and sell your home. A Realtor is familiar with property values, market conditions, competing properties and recent sales and can provide you with pricing advice and an extensive marketing strategy that will make your home more attractive to buyers. Realtors also have established relationships with other Realtors and will advertise your home on MLS, giving your property maximum exposure to realtors who may be working with potential buyers. Your Realtor can advise you on any offer your may receive on your home and handle any necessary negotiations to ensure you get the best price for your home.