By all appearances, putting a home up for sale seems a simple process. Once it is on the market you see the information, the pictures, the description, the sign, and postings on the internet including Facebook, Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Twitter and many other sites – as well as email blasts! Sounds pretty methodical. However, there is always a back story. This is where the preparation is critical because you only get one chance to get it right and make a good impression. Here is what I mean by preparation:
Accuracy is the key component. You have to make sure the person or persons wanting to list and sell the home actually owns it, right. I have found that is sometimes not the case and you better know that before you go any further. Also, it is critical to know your numbers. Number information includes legal property description, size of the home, copy of the floor plan, annual taxes and HOA fees, sales and mortgage history, outstanding liens and mortgages, schools that serve the area, proximity to shopping, major highways and entertainment outlets. There is also the need to analyze sales for the immediate area and compare the home with other homes that recently have sold. Information like that includes style, square footage, lot condition, concessions, price per square foot, list price vs. sales price and the timeline for the sale.
These are just some of the sales preparation tasks that have to be done before a home can be listed for sale, and I have done them for our areas. Choosing me as your broker gets this information, and many other important pieces of the puzzle, to you in one piece.
I have determined there are over 150 actual items like this that are involved in a sale, and I will be listing them here on a regular basis. If you like what you see, check with M&R Realty to put this list into action for selling or buying your home with me as your broker. More to follow…