Steve Casey
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Posted by Steve Casey on 10/7/2019

Selling your home by yourself might seem like a great idea and a way to save money, but in the long run, it might cost you more than you bargained for. A real estate brokerage is a great way to ensure that a seasoned professional that knows the nuances of the local market helps you to get the best price for your home. 

Here are a few ways in which using a brokerage to sell your home is in your absolute best interest.

Strategize

Selling your property by yourself requires a lot of work. You need to plan effectively to achieve the desired result. Below are some of the questions that need to be answered thoroughly during this planning phase:

- When exactly do you want your house sold? How long is too long?

- Do you have a new home you are closing on if you sell your home now?

- What is your marketing strategy?

- How well can you handle the stress associated with the sales process?

Chances are that you may be unable to answer all these questions effectively without additional help from someone who has been through the process many times over. Let a real estate help you with this conversation so that you can make the best decisions about whether to sell your home in the first place.

Price your home

This step is perhaps the most crucial step that determines the success of the sale process. The market value of your home refers to how much an average buyer is willing to pay for it. Buyers react to the listing price of your home by comparing it to the historical values of homes, and you may not have full information about this on your own. It is advisable to get an appraisal of your house. A professional evaluation by an expert helps to substantiate the price of your home, and there's no one in a better position than a realtor to understand the market and help you price your home right to sell quickly and at the best price.

Effective marketing

To get anything sold, you must market it appropriately. To sell your house quickly and at a favorable price, a real estate brokerage will help you market it effectively with the internet, billboards, flyers, and a host of other marketing tools. This exposure is what attracts serious buyers.

Security

Even though it is doubtful you'll have your home invaded by thieves posing as potential buyers; it is vital to keep all things in check to avoid this unpleasant situation. Your agent will supply a security entry to keep track of who can enter your home. You should keep all valuables hidden or removed before the visit. Having a realtor means you don't have to worry about this on your own.

Selling your house is a big deal and one that requires a professional to assist you in getting the best results. Speak to a real estate agent close to you today to get all the information that you need.





Posted by Steve Casey on 4/16/2018

As a home seller, you recognize that your house is one of many that is available to prospective homebuyers. However, unlike most home sellers, you're willing to go the extra mile to ensure that your residence represents an attractive choice to homebuyers. Although you may commit significant time and resources to get your house ready for a home showing, there are several factors to consider as you prep your residence. Some of the most common factors to consider include: 1. Appearance Of course, your home's interior and exterior should look pristine so they can help your home make a great first impression on homebuyers. Furthermore, you should clean and declutter your house as much as possible before a home showing. This will allow you to highlight how your house represents a spacious, immaculate oasis that a homeowner can enjoy for years to come. Don't forget to hide personal items like photographs before you show your home, too. Ideally, you'll want homebuyers to envision what it's like to live in your house as they walk through it. And by removing personal items, you'll make it easier for homebuyers to imagine a wonderful future in which they buy your home. 2. Smells Strong smells may linger, and ultimately, impact a homebuyer's impression of your residence. Thus, you'll want to pay close attention to any smells that may turn homebuyers off. Focus on using air fresheners and candles that deliver warm, inviting aromas throughout your house. Whether it's lighting a candle that fills your home with a rich natural scent or spraying an air freshener that brings an unparalleled citrus aroma to your residence, you can use odor eliminators to disguise unpleasant smells quickly and effortlessly. You also should consider smells that may develop on the day of a home showing. For instance, cooking bacon on your kitchen stove may be part of your morning routine but can leave a lingering smell. Conversely, home sellers who try to maintain pleasant aromas throughout their houses day after day should be able to minimize repugnant smells immediately. 3. Lighting Illuminate your residence's interior and exterior as best you can, and you'll likely find that homebuyers may be more attracted to your house over others that are available. From dazzling pendant lights in the kitchen to recessed lighting in the hallways, you can make a bold statement with the right types of lighting throughout your home. Also, you should open the windows prior to a home showing to let sunlight fill your residence. By doing so, you can use natural light to illuminate your house and allow fresh air to filter through your home simultaneously. For home sellers, it is essential to devote time and resources to prep your house for an upcoming showing. And if you need extra support along the way, working with an experienced real estate agent ensures that you can receive expert assistance as you add your home to the real estate market. Consider the aforementioned factors as you get your house ready for a home showing, and you should have no trouble generating interest in your house.