SELLING YOUR HOME WITHOUT AN AGENT! THINK AGAIN!
Did you wake up this morning and decide you wanted to see your own home?? Have you heard horrific stories regarding Real Estate Agents and how all they want is to “cash the check”? Are you considering putting a sign out on your lawn and seeing where that takes you in this low inventory market? You might want to rethink this decision!!!
There are LOTS of good agents! We frankly are right at the top of that criteria! We handle transactions for beginning to end! Ourselves! We protect you from scary legal issues and once that new owner has the keys you can feel secure that all went perfectly. Well we make it seamless! A home purchase is one of the biggest transactions for a buyer. No matter the price range! The representation of a professional far outweighs the benefits of selling your own home! These are the days of getting sued for “anything” by “anyone”! A home seller just cannot know all the ins and outs of what a transaction entails! When we present a client their complete care is our main focus! We put your needs over our own every time!
Two normal people dealing with a sale. No problems! WRONG! The owner or seller may have no clue as to what the real value of their property is. They merrily go on Zillow and if they like what they see that’s “their price”. If not they count on the home that just sold down the street and come up with that sales price. Not considering that unless that home is EXACTLY like theirs this won’t work! If they go with Zillow they most likely have a better chance of getting discovered by Brad Pitt for his next movie than to get that price. Sellers are just not familiar with APPRAISALS! I go to every appraisal armed with a report of the SOLDS in the neighborhood. First of us all is “like for Like”. Then I figure houses that have sold for less and for more and compare those to our listed property and adjust. YES, appraisers can talk to me and truly do appreciate the work I help them with! We do everything we can for the LENDER as he is HOLDING THE MONEY!
Don;’t even get me started on disclosures! We as agents are held to a higher standard because we have licenses to protect! Agents know how crucial it is to disclose, disclose, disclose! Not to scare the buyers but to protect them and the sellers for any future problems! YOU DIDN’T TELL ME YOU HAD A ROOF LEAK!!!Finding a Home Inspector is easy – finding a really good one – well that takes experience! My partner goes to every inspection and “knows stuff”! He can interpret issues professionally and knows what can be a problem and what isn’t. Knowing the difference between a GFIC and a hot wired outlet is pretty important!
I could go on and on but too much for a single blog. Neighborhoods, Schools, Parks, Shopping, STAGING, Marketing and so much more! We do this every day! A seller may have never left his block! Hire an agent. Interview a few! Get client reviews! Selling a home is like having a “short term” relationship while your home is on the market. Hiring someone you like and trust can be a great experience! And besides that you get the best price and terms on your sale. Peace of mind is priceless!