What does it cost to use a listing agent?
The listing commission is a negotiated rate, typically a percentage of the sales price of the property, that the seller pays upon a successful sale of the property.
How should I prepare my home for a showing?
Every property is different, and your agent will provide the best strategy for your specific home. Some good tips include: open all blinds and curtains to allow natural light to come in. Turn on interior and exterior lights, especially for nighttime showings. Make sure any pets are being boarded or are safely out of the way and won’t effect the potential buyers walk through. Tidy up!
What is an appraisal?
An appraisal is an opinion of the property’s market value, for the purpose of obtaining a mortgage, and is performed by a licensed appraiser based on recent comparable homes sold in the area.
Do I really need to stage and declutter my home?
Most buyers notice a property when it first hits the market, so you want to make sure it looks it’s very best when going live. Homes that are well-maintained are perceived to be worth more. The aesthetic of your home and the right pricing strategy are the perfect storm for getting the most out of your investment. Think of it like buying a used car. If it looks dirty, full of stuff, unkept, then you’re either going to low ball or assume the worst.. that it’s a lemon. Is your property a lemon?