When you list with me you get maximum exposure on my and my company’s outstanding websites, plus many other websites that we subscribe to. You can also get my absolutely free Comparative Market Analysis, so you will know the market value of your property. I have assembled some helpful information for you below to aid you in the home selling process. Please feel free to contact me with any and all questions!
Market Analysis Explanation
The correct selling price of a home is the highest price the market will bear. To assist you in determining the correct asking price we have provided you with a comprehensive market analysis of comparable properties that have been recently offered for sale in your neighborhood.
This analysis is based strictly on homes that can be considered similar to yours, and has been specially prepared for you over the last few days.
This ‘Comprehensive’ property analysis is divided into four categories:
1. Similar properties that are currently listed
2. Similar properties that have recently sold
3. Similar properties that have sales pending
4. Similar properties that failed to sell
By carefully studying the comparable property locations, features, and the terms under which they are offered, we can develop a clear picture of the potential market for your property.
By looking at the properties currently listed, we can see exactly what alternatives a serious buyer has to choose from. We can be certain that we are not under pricing the property.
By looking at similar properties recently sold, we can see what homeowners have actually received over the last few months. This is the acid test that is used by lending institutions to determine how much they will be willing to lend a buyer for your home.
While we naturally want top market value for the home, we can agree that there’s a point where the price would be too high. By looking at homes that didn’t sell, we can accurately determine that price point and be careful not to get too close to it. By doing our homework diligently, we can get maximum dollars in a reasonably short period of time.
* A CMA is not an appraisal and should not be considered the equivalent of an appraisal.
Pricing Your Home to Sell
When determining the appropriate listing price for a property there are several important considerations:
1. We will look at the sold prices of similar homes in a similar location.
2. We will look for trends revealed by properties that have sold or are under contract.
3. We will then assess the competition – all the properties that are currently available and that are similar to yours.
4. We will consider your projected time frame:
– How soon would you like to sell your property?
– Will you need to find housing for yourself in order to complete the sale of this property?
Marketing Your Home to Sell
I am committed to offering the highest standards of professional service to all my clients. To assure you that your property is marketed to its fullest potential and to obtain the highest possible market value, here is a sampling of my marketing with Long & Foster Real Estate.
This list is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Offerings for certain website/print publications are subject to certain property criteria. This list is growing & changing constantly to stay with the trends, if you have any questions regarding the marketing of your home please feel free to contact me.
Preparing Your Home to Sell
With buyers, first impressions count. A small investment in time and money will give you an edge over other listings in the area when the time comes to show it to a prospective buyer.
Here are some suggestions that will help you to get top market value:
Oil squeaky doors
Replace burned out lights
Clean and repair windows
Touch up chipped paint
Repair gutters and eaves
Repair leaking taps and toilets
Spic and Span
The First Impression
Trim shrubs and lawns
Weed and edge gardens
Pick up any litter
Clear/Repair walk and driveway
Touch up exterior paint
The Buying Atmosphere
The Spacious Look