If you’re like most homeowners, your house is your biggest financial asset. It’s also one of the most sentimental parts of your life. You’ve probably put a lot of time, money and effort into making it special for your family. You’ve been diligent over the years to make it your home, and now it’s time to get intentional about making it someone else’s place.
How to sell a house
Whether you are a few months or a few years away from putting a for sale sign in your front yard, these steps will help you sell your house the right way.
1. Find an experienced Realtor (me for example).
There is a lot of Real estate agents. That’s why you don’t just need any agent. You need the right agent. I Marcelo will super-serve you, negotiate the best deal, and sell your house fast! As tempting as it is to have a relative, a friend from church, or a friend of a friend help you, always stick with an experienced professional who has experience and can sell your home for the most money in the shortest amount of time! I have over 16 years of experience in the Real Estate mortgage industry.
Now, let’s discuss something that has crossed many home sellers’ minds: Should I sell my home myself?
Look, everybody loves saving money, and selling solo can seem like a great way to do just that. But is For Sale by Owner (FSBO) really all it’s cracked up to be? First off, if you really want to sell your home, you need to get it in front of buyers—and lots of them. This is where an agent comes in handy. I Marcelo Parada will give your home a much-needed online presence through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and expose it to thousands of potential buyers. Plus, an agent will develop a targeted strategy to market your home to their extensive network of buyers and agents.
Can you save big money by going FSBO? Not really. Even when you sell your home yourself, you still have to pay a commission to the buyer’s agent. You’d only save the commission on one side of the transaction. A stellar agent will more than make up for that cost. Consider this: The latest National Association of Realtors data shows that the average home sold by an agent last year fetched $235,000.(1)In contrast, the average FSBO home went for $185,000.(2) That’s a $50,000 difference! I can help you get the most money for your home!
2. Price your home.
Remember this: Your home is only worth what buyers are willing to pay.Therefore, you need to be objective about your home’s value. If you’ve lived in your home long enough to make memories, those sentimental ties could cloud your judgment. So, stick to the facts as much as possible when you estimate how much your home could sell for.
The best way to determine your home’s value is to ask me to run a comparative market analysis (CMA). This free report compares your home to other homes near you that are similar in size, have similar features, and are either on the market or have sold in recent months. The comparison allows me to more accurately predict what buyers will pay for your home.
Your CMA will offer several pages of information including photos and a map of all the properties included in the analysis. I will take time to walk you through the results so you understand exactly how your home stacks up to the competition. With this information in hand, we can work together to set a competitive price that’s based on fact, not emotion.
RELAX…I GOT THIS!!!