Selling your home is a big life decision—which is why you must hire a local and trusted real estate agent.
What services to expect from a real estate agent when selling? As your agent Anne will come prepared, she will create a comparative market analysis also referred to as a CMA. This is a report that outlines recently sold home comparable to yours, in the same area. In addition, she will discuss factors that will increase or decrease the price of your home such as condition, location, updates and features. Anne will also facilitate showings, setting up a preferred way to schedule showings of your home to assist you in getting your home for the best and fastest possible time frame. Anne as your agent will assist in handling all negotiations between you and the buyer and guide you through actions that need to be taken to close the deal, like signing paperwork and arranging inspections and appraisals.
What skills to look for in a real estate agent? A great agent has skills that set them apart from the average agent. Agents are like diamonds in the rough, and they use their expertise and experience yo ensure every client has their best financial and emotional outcome from the sale of their home. Anne has excellent communication skills, pairs with Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty's technology she is a step above and beyond the rest. A professional representation with both referrals and hard-work, Anne has obtained and help her clients with the utmost regard. A good agent will know what sells in your area and will know how to highlight the best features of your home. With this in mind Anne will not only market your home locally she will market your home globally, allowing for the best exposure.
What character traits make a great real estate agent? Trustworthiness, Sincerity, Work-ethic, and empathy, that is what an excellent real estate agent is made from. Top agents, such as Anne, will continue to put their seller's needs above and beyond. An agent with an excellent work ethic will realize this is nota 9 to 5, Anne understands this and embraces this work-ethic. She understands that sometimes plans change, and no matter what happens in the process she will help support you as her seller.
Rooms will look larger if there’s less stuff in them.
Keep your lawn mowed, your hedges trimmed, and consider adding flower beds for a bit of color. Consider painting or replacing your front door.
Evaluate the main structures of your home and take care of any pressing problems, such as leaking pipes, cracked windows, or other concerns that could turnoff potential buyers.
A competitive listing price is one that is similar to listing prices of comparable homes on the market (or those that have recently sold), yet high enough that you’ll make a healthy profit.
Let your agent know when it’s ok to let people into your home to see it, and decide on a date for an open house, if that’s what your agent recommends.
As your agent Anne will prepare your home for market, with professional photos. She will create custom flyers to advertise your home along with social media ads. Your home will be marketed locally and globally with Anne Watkins at Sotheby's International Realty.
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