Tips for Sellers

If you are thinking of selling your home, chances are you're caught up in a mass of emotions. You may be looking forward to moving up to a new home or facing the uncertainty of a major move across country. You may be reluctant to leave your memories behind or eager to start new and exciting adventures.   Remember, I am here to help you with any of your needs.  Call or e-mail me today!  


Getting Your House Ready to Sell

  •           Introduction: Emotion vs. Reason
  •           De-Personalizing the House
  •           Removing Clutter, Though You May Not Think of it as Clutter
  •           Fixing Up the House Interior
  •           Fixing up Outside the House


Want to Start Off With a High Sales Price?  Beware!

  •           Meeting with Real Estate Professionals
  •           Which Real Estate Professional Do You Choose?
  •           What Happens Behind the Scenes
  •           Dropping Your Price...Too Late?


Types of Listing Contracts

  •           Open Listings
  •           One-Time Show
  •           Exclusive Agency Listings
  •           Exclusive Right to Sell


Details of a Listing Contract

  •           Price and Terms of Sale
  •           Lockbox - Yes or No?
  •           Real Estate Commission
  •           Multiple Listing Service
  •           Agency Duties of a Listing Agent
  •           Resolution of Disputes


Listing Commissions and Related Issues

  •           Is the Commission Negotiable?
  •           How and When the Commission is Earned
  •           "Hot" Market Under-Pricing Strategy - Commission Issues


The Listing Agent & Marketing Your Home

  •           The "Real" Role of a Listing Agent
  •           Preliminary Marketing - the "For Sale" Sign
  •           Preliminary Marketing - Flyers and the Brochure Box


The Listing Agent - Marketing Your House to Other Agents

  •           The Multiple Listing Service
  •           Office Preview
  •           Broker Previews and Culinary Delights
  •           Office Flyers
  •           Marketing Sessions


The Listing Agent - Marketing Your House to Homebuyers

  •           The Purpose of Advertising in General
  •           Real Estate Company Advertising
  •           Individual Agent Advertising
  •           Neighborhood Announcements
  •           Open Houses


Showing Your House to Home Buyers

  •           Convenience and Availability
  •           Why You Should Not Be Home
  •           Lighting, Fragrances, Pet Control and More
  •           Keeping the House Tidy and Neat