Get a Comparative Market Analysis.
Your Realtor should be able to provide you with a comparative market analysis that will help you price your home appropriate. A market analysis considers recently sold properties in your neighborhood, similar homes on the market
Ask if your property will be listed on a Multi-List System.
A Multi-List puts your property in front of every Realtor who belongs and maximizes your home's visibility. Don Cies Real Estate, Inc. belongs to both the Norman and the Oklahoma City Multi-List Systems.
Make your home available for showings.
Showings can be inconvenient, but it's to your benefit to be as flexible as possible. For instance, an out of town prospect may have a limited amount of time. It's recommended that buyers not be home when their home is being shown as the prospect may feel like an intruder and hurry through. I will follow-up on every showing and report back to you with any comments.
Consider all offers.
A home will sell for what a buyer is willing to pay. Consider what is most important to you, selling quickly or getting a top price. If you don't feel you can accept an offer, ask your Realtor about a counter offer.
Prepare for the closing.
Once you've accepted an offer on your property, there are still things to do. Your home will most likely be inspected. The title company must make certain a property is clear from liens. The buyer's loan company may also want to send out an appraiser. As your Real Estate professional I will keep you informed every step of the way.
When you're ready to sell your home, get started with these tips.
Find the right Real Estate professional.
Choose a Realtor who is interested in actively working with you to sell your property, and not just listing a property. A Realtor should be able to explain a marketing strategy for your home.
Prepare your home.
Getting repairs done and making certain your home is clean and uncluttered is necessary for your home to make a good first impression. A small investment in painting will make your house look fresh and return more in selling price. Ask a Realtor what you can do to increase your curb appeal.
Understand Market Value.
Market value is based on the current market, not what you paid for a home. A home priced at the right amount tends to lead to more showings and potential offers in a shorter amount of time.