This is not the type of market to go at it on your own. If you have already been checking out my site you probably are considering allowing a listing agent to market and sell your home. There are many reasons why having an agent in this market is not only smart but sometimes the only way to sell. As your agent, I am dedicated to using every available too necessary to market and sell your Sierra Vista home to the best of my ability. I have been recently awarded the ABR Designation. Only 37K out of over a million Realtors receive this designation. Think I can find you a BUYER!!!
Having a listing agent to market your home is much more than a simple listing in the local MLS. As a seasoned and skilled agent in the Sierra Vista area I know the market and the current trends in real estate. I stay on top of all the solds and those currently listing in this area. Knowing this, helps me determine the best possible price for you home and a marketing strategy as to whom to market too. Being in this business for as long as I have, I probably have a buyer or at least know of agents that have buyers that might be interested in your specific home.
Once we have determined the best price and marketing plan for your home, it's up to you to do some interior work to help sell the home fast.
Make first impressions count. Without a doubt, a visually appealing house will attract buyers, who can't help but respond to the look and "feel" of a home. Take time to carefully prepare for showings.
Don't forget the following:
Scrub, dust and fix up the works. Buyers will notice details. Get rid of the clutter, repair leaky faucets, wage war on dust and clean until your home shines. Small things can make a potential buyer walk away. When you prepare your house for showing, remember to:
Listen to suggestions. As you prepare your home, don't rely solely on your own judgement. It's hard to be objective when you're the owner. Your realtor will have helpful, professional tips on how to make your home more marketable.
Take a whiff. Nothing will turn a buyer away faster than an odd smell. Try to eliminate smoking, food and pet odors. And don't leave any clues. If potential buyers see a dog or an ashtray, they'll be on the lookout for smells and stains.
Turn on the lights. Open shades and draperies before a viewing. Open all doors inside home. Turn on inside and outside lights.
Let potential buyers "see" themselves in your home. Too many personal items can make viewers feel like they're intruding in someone else's home. Keep things clean and simple. Decorate in neutral colors.
Get out of the house. When buyers view your home, they'll be more comfortable and spend more time if you're not there. If you must be present, be as unobtrusive as possible. Let your agent do the work.
Stay unemotional during negotiations. Selling your home can be emotionally charged, but don't let that stand in the way of making a deal. Have a business-like attitude during the process.
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