Aug 192017
 

Is it really a good time to sell? Do you think that the housing market will continue to rise? Maybe we should just use it as a rental property for now–what do you think? These are all questions that I hear from homeowners when they seek advice about listing their homes for sale. Placing a home on the market to sell can be just as nerve wracking as purchasing your first home. So I try to help all of my clients work through some of those nerves with a few great techniques.

Research Your Local Housing Market

Brachel Rogers tells how to research your home's marketI advise all my clients to research the local housing market. If you have lived in your home for a few years, you may already know the economic conditions and asking prices of homes in your neighborhood. Still, it is important to know the asking prices of all homes in your city when listing your home. You will need to know the pros and cons of each area, and the economic median of income. These factors will help you to determine a reasonable asking price. You may find local and regional housing statistics through The National Association Of Realtors by visiting REALTORS.org.

Interview Real Estate Agents Before You List Your Home

Many of my clients will ask why they should not just sell their home using the For Sale By Owner (FSBO) Method. I explain that homes listed with a licensed real estate agent typically sell for more than homes that are listed using the FSBO method. Also, a licensed real estate agent can provide a detailed Comparative Market Analysis (CMA )for your property. After researching the local housing statistics, it is important to speak with an agent to determine a reasonable listing price for your home.

Don’t Forget The Curb Appeal

Remember to spruce up the curb appeal. You may want to pressure wash the outside of your home. Keep the lawn well maintained, and paint the mailbox if necessary. Make sure the home is free of clutter, and please keep your home as clean as possible during viewing hours. Check baseboards and window sills, and wipe these daily to make sure that they do not attract dust. First impressions are very crucial.

Real Estate Agent Brachel Rogers will sell your houseThis is why it is so important to choose an agent who will work with you to help you get your home SOLD as quickly, and as smoothly as possible. As stated earlier, placing your home on the real estate market is a huge financial decision. You deserve an agent that is willing to go the extra mile for you. I would love to answer any questions, and help you through your home selling process. Just give me a call so we can list your home for sale, today.

Let Me Get You Those Keys,

Brachel

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Jun 162017
 

Brachel Rogers Licensed Real Estate AgentMost real estate agents require a 6% commission after helping to sell your home. Many sellers will decide to list their properties themselves (For Sale By Owner, or FSBO) to save this expense, but how much are they really saving?

What Really Happens When You Choose To Sell Your Property Without Using A Real Estate Agent

First of all, your home will have less exposure. Realtors have access to Multiple Listing Services (MLS). A licensed real estate agent will list your home on multiple services to notify all real agents that your property is listed for sale. This guarantees maximum exposure.

Next, your home may sell for less. On average, homes listed with a licensed real estate agent sale for 25% more than homes listed by their owners. This is because realtors understand the market. It is better to speak with a realtor about a customized CMA, to know how much your property is really worth. A home owner may not have access to all of the correct information.

Licensed Real Estate Agent Brachel RogersLastly, a realtor has a network of vendors. If you do list your home using a FSBO method, how will you gain access to the proper forms to make the sale legally binding? Will you be able to point the buyer in the right direction to obtain a home mortgage loan? What about the closing, which attorney should you use? Licensed realtors usually network with home inspectors, appraisers, mortgage lenders, and closing attorneys. They can provide the buyer with a list of preferred vendors to help them with purchasing a home.

Real Estate Listings Are Not More Expensive Than FSBO Listings

Did you know that real estate agents are not paid if your property doesn’t sell? Realtors are paid from the purchase price. Please remember homes listed by agents usually sell for significantly more. Suddenly, that 6% commission doesn’t sound so bad! Especially when realtors will be responsible for much of the marketing for your property.

How much are homeowners really saving when they choose to list their homes using the FSBO method? In my opinion, they lose instead of saving. So, if you are ready to place your home on the market, call me so I can help make the process as smooth as possible.

Let Me Get You Those Keys,

Brachel

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