Selling real estate is not something to take lightly. However, there are some easy steps that can help you get the maximum return on your home. The first step is to find a real estate agent to guide you through the process.
Some people consider selling their property themselves. FSBOs (For Sale By Owners) typically do not get the same prices as professional agents. Even after factoring in an agent's fees, the amount of work it takes to sell a home tends to make an agent a worthwhile investment. Research shows that by using a real estate professional such as Sharona Beck Realty, an owner closes the sale of their home with 19% more in their pocket than if they sold on their own.
After finding a real estate agent you trust, the next critical step is pricing your home. An agent from Sharona Beck Realty has his/her pulse on the current market and will use up to date comparables to come up with a competitive and appropriate price for your home. They will show you in black and white how they came to that asking price and will explain to you the importance of pricing your home right the first time.
The next step is getting your home ready to show. Few sellers really take the necessary steps to make their homes buyer-friendly. An agent from Sharona Beck Realty will walk through your home with you and point out the necessary repairs and decluttering that you may want to do in order to get top dollar for your home. In some cases relatively inexpensive updating can bring in considerably more money for the seller. For example, repainting the exterior of your home is relatively inexpensive and offers huge results in terms of curb appeal. Picking up old carpets and redoing wood floors can also increase the value of the home considerably more than the amount of the repair. It's best to make your home as free of clutter as possible. You may even want to put away extra large items in your garage or basement and store smaller items under beds. It's important that even your closets look spacious. Lighting is also of utmost importance; make sure every room is well lit when the buyers walk through.
From the time the home is listed until the closing is finalized, your Sharona Beck Realty agent is on call to advise you and work for you every step of the way. From showing and marketing your home to motivating other agents to show your home, to negotiating offers, overseeing engineer inspections, contract negotiating and thru closing our agents are working to make your sale as smooth and stress free as possible while getting you the most money in your pocket in the least amount of time.