Let’s Sell Your House
Selling your house is a big transition, but we can take the stress out of the experience. Learn how we can sell your house the right way
*Find and experienced real estate agent.
You don’t need just any agent. You need an experienced agent. Find someone who will exceed your service expectations, negotiate the best deal, and sell your house fast! As tempting as it is to have a relative, a friend from church, or your cousin’s husband’s buddy help you, selecting an experienced vetted professional will help you sell your home for the most money in the shortest amount of time!
An experienced real estate agent will give your home a much-needed online presence through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), exposing your property to thousands of potential buyers. Additionally, an experienced agent will develop a targeted strategy to market your house to their extensive network of buyers and agents.
A great agent will more than make up for that cost. Consider this: The latest National Association of Realtors data shows that the average home sold by an agent last year brought in $280,000. In contrast, the average For-Sale-By-Owner home went for $200,000.1 That’s an $80,000 difference!
Working with an experienced agent helps you get the most money for your home.
*Price your home to sell
Your home is worth what buyers are willing to pay so you need to be objective about your home’s value. Sentimental memories about your home could cloud your judgment. Establish the listing price based on a recent appraisal and a comparative market analysis (CMA). A CMA is a free report which compares your home to other homes near you that are comparable in size, have similar features, are currently on the market, or have sold in recent months. The comparison allows your agent to more accurately predict what buyers will pay for your home.
Your CMA will offer several pages of information, including photos and a map of all the properties in the analysis. A true pro will take time to walk you through the results so you understand exactly how your home stacks up against the competition. With this information in hand, you can work with your agent to set a competitive price that’s based on fact, not emotion.
An appraisal is the estimated value of a home determined by an inspection of the property to establish an estimated value. Before you complete the selling, buying or refinancing process, a lender will require an appraisal of the property. With over 50 years of experience in the appraisal business, we have a proven track record of reducing lenders time, efforts and costs in managing the appraisal process.