You are the Key Player on the Homeselling Team
No one has a more important role in the home selling process than YOU.
We had some clients that went above and beyond our recommendations to help their property to sell. They replaced the carpet in 2 rooms, not just one. They fixed the kitchen flooring. They removed all the antlers and deer mounts. And they agreed to a good price.
All of which resulted in a contract within 10 days.
The marketing barely had time to work (aside from posting the home for sale on the Multiple Listing System)! They sold their home by keeping it maintained and taking care of the items they needed to.
Here are some ways YOUR PARTICIPATION can contribute to a successful sale:
- Maintain the property in ready-to-show condition.
- Ensure that the house is easily accessible to real estate professionals (lock box and key).
- Try to be flexible in the scheduling of showings.
- When you are not at home, let us know how you can be reached in case an offer is received.
- If approached directly by a buyer who is not represented by a real estate professional, please contact us.
- Do not allow buyers into the property unescorted. (see above…)
- Remove or lock up valuables, jewelry, cash and prescription medications.
- If possible, do not be present when the property is being shown.
- Securely pen up pets, or take them with you.
- Be cautious about saying anything to buyers or their sales professionals that could weaken your negotiating position, especially regarding price or your urgency to sell.
- Collect the business cards of real estate professionals who preview and show your home, and pass them on to us.
- Let us know of any change in the property’s condition that would need to be disclosed to potential buyers.
- Be available to review with us the list price and condition of your property if it has not sold in a reasonable period of time.
- Contact us at any time with questions or concerns.
We can market a property to death, but your willingness to play a part in the process will help ensure a smoother transaction. (smoother…is that even a word??)