McIntire Realty (“MR”) has a team of experienced real estate broker’s and agents actively available to sell your home. If you find yourself in the market to sell your home, the value added opportunity of working with one of our agents is irreplaceable. No matter what your current circumstances are, MR can help develop a customized sales plan for you.
During the initial process of determining whether or not you want to sell your home, we understand there will likely be a curiosity on what the value of your home is currently and at what price you can expect to sell it for in the current market. Our team understands that selling your home is a big decision and our goal is to provide as much information as possible. Even if you are just curious about where your property stands in the market, we are here to help and provide you with the facts. When you feel ready, at any time, our team can provide you with:
- Current Market Conditions
- Demographic Statistics
- Neighborhood Facts
- Comparable Sales
- A Realistic Sales Price
- Repair Costs
- And much more…
After reviewing the above topics with you, the information and knowledge you will gain will give you the opportunity to make the best and most informed decision. Once you have made the decision to move forward with selling your home, our experienced team will walk you through the home selling process.
Home Selling Process:
In order to effectively sell your home in the timeliest manner, and in order to secure the highest potential price, a member of our team will sit down and review the selling process. During this process, we will go over the following:
1. Review Current Market Conditions;
2. Review and Signing a Listing Agreement;
3. Discuss a Listing Price;
4. Review the Marketing Channels;
5. Discuss How Showings Will be Handled;
6. Discuss How Offers Will be Handled; and
7. Discuss Open House Availability
It is best to have a clear understanding of the entire process from the beginning so you are prepared to take action when offers are submitted. Additionally, by educating you on this process, it will limit the ‘surprise factor’, which can slow down or even stop a potential transaction.
Also, be mindful during the sales process that the value of your home is worth what a qualified buyer is willing to pay for it while it is listed. As market conditions change, comparable home prices fluctuate, and lending guidelines adjust, new buyers will come and go. It is not uncommon to receive offers well below the listed/asking price. Therefore, it is important to understand that throughout the selling process, our team of professional agents will work directly with you to market, negotiate, and close the sell of your home while protecting your best interests at all times. As your listing agent, we have a fiduciary duty to you to make sure that you have the most current and up to date information in order for you to make the best decision for you and/or your family.
Staging & Renovations:
Home staging is one of the best methods of making your home stand out above the other homes on the market. As a result, better quality pictures are taken, which lead to better marketing material, and a higher interest from potential buyers. There is a direct correlation between good quality pictures and an increased number of showings. More showing leads to more offers, stronger negotiating power, and a higher sales price. Therefore, we strongly recommend you take the time to perform a thorough visual make over of your home before marketing it. In the event you would prefer a professional home staging agent to assist you, we can refer you to several of our contacts that perform these services on a regular basis.
Furthermore, our team can assist you in recommending specific renovations and touch-ups that will make your house stand out to buyers. It is extremely important to make a powerful impression on potential buyers. You will likely get one chance to stand out and be remembered from the many other properties a buyer will be touring. Therefore, it is extremely important to make sure your home is clean and detailed. Updating small items like doorknobs and blinds are recommended to add detail to your home, but are not mandatory. You should also consider limiting major repairs or upgrades that do not add value. Lastly, make sure the front exterior is well kept and the landscaping is maintained, as this is the first thing a potential buyer see’s when parking.
Purchasing A New Home:
Get Pre-Approved!!!If you are planning on buying a new home after selling your current home, it is extremely important for you to get pre-approved with a lender. This should be done before you put your home up for sale so you can plan for a smooth transition. The last thing you want is to be in the process of selling your home, coordinating a move out, renting a storage unit, and looking for a month-to-month rental location. It is very difficult to find a month-to-month rental and if you do, the price will likely be highly inflated. Additionally, if you are unable to find a month-to-month rental unit, then you will find yourself staying in a motel/hotel or moving in with relatives.
By securing your pre-approval with a lender, we can more easily transition you and/or your family into a new home in a timely manner. If you need assistance in getting a current pre-approval letter, contact us today and we will gladly introduce you to one of our affiliates.