Selling your property can be a worrisome and demanding experience:
Perhaps you’ve already tried marketing your home with a real estate agent who made appealing promises but did not deliver. Or, maybe you’ve tried to market your home “For Sale, By Owner” — only to be met with the frustration of having to deal with the inconvenient phone calls, buyers who appeared interested but went on their way without providing feedback as to why or even worse – unqualified buyers and absurdly low offers.
If you’re not prepared, you could end up losing hundreds, even thousands, of dollars in profit. When you’re ready to place your home on the market, make sure you understand the process and details of selling a home. Educate yourself on all the factors that will affect your profit. Be as informed as possible so you can make the absolute best business decisions. After all, the sale of your home is a business decision — be prepared!
Most property owners realize that the most likely buyer for their home is located outside of the immediate area. That means that you need an agent who has the technology and ability to pull buyers from all over the country – not just your local county! Ask each agent for a written plan of just how they will do this. Look for someone who will actively MARKET your home – not just put a sign in the yard.
DETERMINING YOUR HOME’S VALUE
If you want your property to sell in the current ForsythCounty real estate market, proper pricing is key!
Have you ever wondered why some properties sit on the market for months and get re-listed and re-listed over and over again, but never sell? The problem is simple – they were not priced correctly.
In the current market we are seeing good properties languish because the market has fallen out from under them and they simply did not keep up.
While your home will be in direct competition with similar homes (some selling as short sales and foreclosures), there are many more factors that must be considered when pricing a home for sale as well.
The first, of course, is location. Some areas simply pull a higher price than others. If your property provides easy access to main transit roads such as GA-400 or Hwy 20 and conveniences, such as shopping and schools, that is a benefit.
In addition, age, condition and size all come into play when finding your home’s current value. As does, your current competitions price-vs-value ratio and the probability that the bank appraisal will meet your desired price.
Please drop me an email if I can help you with property pricing. I will gladly prepare an up to the minute CMA for your home.
My site provides suggestions and practical tips that will help you with questions regarding how to select the best agent and empower you with critical information necessary when selling a home. If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, ask me! I’ll do my best to answer your questions.