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Sellers

decide to sell

So you have decided to sell your property.  Before anything else, it is a good idea to sit down and clarify your motivations and draw up a basic time frame for the selling process.


Why Sell?

Why do you want to sell your property?  Do you intend to simply find a larger property, or do you plan on moving to another neighborhood, school district, city or state?  You might think your reasons are obvious, but it would do well to consider the implications of each option for your lifestyle, opportunities, and finances.  Being clear about your intentions for selling will make it easier for us to determine the most appropriate option for your specified financial, lifestyle, and real estate goals.


When Should I Sell?

You should immediately establish your time frame for selling.  If you need to sell quickly, we can speed up the process by giving you a complete market analysis and action plan to obtain all of your goals.  If there is no pressing need to sell immediately, you can sit down with one of our expert real estate agents to thoroughly review the current market conditions and find the most favorable time to 

sell.

What Is The Market Like?

When you work with us, you can be sure that you will have our knowledge, expertise and negotiating skills at work for you to arrive at the best market prices and terms.  We will keep you up-to-date on what is happening in the marketplace and the price, financing, terms and conditions of competing properties.  With us, you will know exactly how to price and when to sell your property.


How Do I Optimize My Finances?

Deciding to sell your property demands a serious consideration of your current financial situation and future possibilities. With the help of our qualified agents, you will be able to effectively assess the cumulative impact of these changes, estimate potential proceeds of selling your property, and plan effective tax savings and estate planning strategies.  We will ensure that you not only take control of your finances, but use them to their fullest potential.

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Sellers

prepare to sell

You can do a lot to increase the appeal of your property and to create a lasting impact on potential buyers.


What To Do To Prepare:

The following are a couple of factors to keep in mind when listing your property for sale:
 

1.  Curb Appeal.
 

Keeping your landscape pristine, and adding creative touches to your yard, such as colorful annuals, will create an immediate impact on passers-by and potential buyers.


2.  Property Repairs.
 

Simple upgrades such as window repairs, polishing the doorknobs, and a fresh coat of paint in the most frequently used rooms will instantly brighten up the property.


3.  Cleanliness and Staging.
 

Keep your property uncluttered, sweet-smelling and well-lit from top-to-bottom. Pay attention to details:  put away the kitty litter, place a vase of fresh flowers near the entryway, pop a batch of cinnamon rolls in the oven, have your carpets cleaned.  Your agent will scan the property before it is listed for sale to see how you can improve the staging of your property.


4.  Disclosures and Inspections.
 

We are very familiar with the legal procedures involved in disclosures and are ready to help you develop a thorough disclosure statement beneficial to both you and the buyer, as well as suggest home improvement measures before placing your property on the market (such as termite and pest inspections).


5.  Showtime.
 

Presenting your property to potential buyers is a job that we will take care of for you. Buyers feel more comfortable discussing the property with the agent, if you are not there. Moreover, your agent will know what information will be most useful in representing your interests when speaking with prospective buyers.

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Sellers

Additional Information

The Price Is Not Always Right.


“The higher the price, the better the offer.”  Do not let yourself be fooled by this popular misconception.  Price is not always the determining factor when accepting an offer for several important reasons: the initial offer is usually not final, and there are a number of terms and conditions that may influence the final outcome of a price.  You can trust our professionals to help you thoroughly evaluate every proposal without compromising your marketing position.


Negotiating The Right Way.


We take the ethical responsibility of fairly negotiating contractual terms very seriously.  It is our job to find a win-win agreement that is beneficial to all parties involved.  You may even have to deal with multiple offers before ratifying the one you judge to be the most suitable for you – and as your agents, we will guarantee a thorough and objective assessment of each offer to help you make the right choice.


The Initial Agreement and Deposit.


An effective agreement is a legal arrangement between a potential purchaser and the property’s seller.  Laws vary from state to state, but in order to be a legally, binding agreement, the agreement may require consideration.  This consideration (initial and additional deposit) is to be held in the closing agent’s escrow account pending the fulfillment of conditions or contingencies in the effective agreement.

Some important tips to keep in mind to streamline the process even further:


  • Keep written records of everything.
    For the sake of clarity, it will be extremely useful to transcribe all verbal agreements including counter-offers and addendums, and convert them to written agreements to be signed by both parties.  We will assist you in drafting all the paperwork for your sale and make sure that you have copies of everything.


  • Stick to the schedule.
    Now that you have chosen your offer, you and the buyer will be given a timeline to mark every stage in the process of closing the real estate contract.  Meeting the requirements on time ensures a smoother flow of negotiations and also ensures that each party involved is not in breach of their agreements.  During the process we will keep you constantly updated so you will always be prepared for the next step.

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