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Tips for Sellers

So you have decided to sell your property.

Before anything else, it is a good idea to sit down and clarify your motivations and draw up a basic time frame for the selling process.

Why Sell?

Why do you want to sell your property?  Do you intend to simply find a larger property, or do you plan on moving to another neighborhood, school district, city or state?  You might think your reasons are obvious, but it would do well to consider the implications of each option for your lifestyle, opportunities, and finances.  Being clear about your intentions for selling will make it easier for us to determine the most appropriate option for your specified financial, lifestyle, and real estate goals.

When Should I Sell?

You should immediately establish your time frame for selling.  If you need to sell quickly, we can speed up the process by giving you a complete market analysis and action plan to obtain all of your goals.  If there is no pressing need to sell immediately, you can sit down with one of our expert real estate agents to thoroughly review the current market conditions and find the most favorable time to sell.

What Is The Market Like?

When you work with us, you can be sure that you will have our knowledge, expertise and negotiating skills at work for you to arrive at the best market prices and terms.  We will keep you up-to-date on what is happening in the marketplace and the price, financing, terms and conditions of competing properties.  With us, you will know exactly how to price and when to sell your property.

How Do I Optimize My Finances?

Deciding to sell your property demands a serious consideration of your current financial situation and future possibilities. With the help of our qualified agents, you will be able to effectively assess the cumulative impact of these changes, estimate potential proceeds of selling your property, and plan effective tax savings and estate planning strategies.  We will ensure that you not only take control of your finances, but use them to their fullest potential.

Why Should You Choose Our Professionals?

You may opt to sell your property independently.  There are many excellent reasons, however, why you should choose us to assist you in this important undertaking.  We will ensure that you maximize your opportunities in the current real estate market.  With our extensive contact networks that we have developed through the many national and international organizations, of which we are members, as well as our current and past clients, we will employ the most effective marketing and advertising strategies for your property.  We will also guide you through the complicated paperwork involved, from the initial agreement to the final documents.

What To Look For In An Agent

The following are a couple of factors to keep in mind when looking for a listing agent:

1. Education. The most important factor in choosing a real estate professional is their education in the real estate industry.  Our professionals have advanced training and education, allowing them to be among the top agents in the world and earning prestigious designations in the various fields of real estate.

2. Experience and Expertise. You want a full-time agent who is familiar with your area and with the type of property you intend to sell.  Does he or she employ a diverse range of marketing and advertising strategies?  How tech-savvy is your agent?  How many similar properties has he or she been able to sell in the past?

3. Availability and Commitment. Your agent should be capable of prompt and decisive action during the course of selling your property.  Does your agent make it a point to keep in touch with you constantly?  Can your agent easily be contacted in case of emergencies or even for the simplest questions?  Is your agent available on the weekends or in the evenings when most buyers are out looking?

4. Rapport. Does your agent take the time to listen to your goals and clarify your needs?  Can your agent understand your unique situation and be genuinely concerned about the outcome of the process?  Your listing agent will be your guide and partner in this crucial decision, so it is important to find one with whom you can get along.

What Is Your Property Worth?

Without a professional agent, most independent property sellers tend to overestimate the value of their property.  You can avoid this pitfall by consulting with an experienced real estate listing agent.

The Price is not always right

“The higher the price, the better the offer.” Do not let yourself be fooled by this popular misconception. Price is not always the determining factor when accepting an offer for several important reasons: the initial offer is usually not final, and there are a number of terms and conditions that may influence the final outcome of a price. You can trust our professionals to help you thoroughly evaluate every proposal without compromising your marketing position.

Negotiating the Right Way

We take the ethical responsibility of fairly negotiating contractual terms very seriously. It is our job to find a win-win agreement that is beneficial to all parties involved. You may even have to deal with multiple offers before ratifying the one you judge to be the most suitable for you – and as your agents, we will guarantee a thorough and objective assessment of each offer to help you make the right choice.

The Initial Agreement and Deposit

An affective agreement is a legal arrangement between a potential purchaser and the property’s seller.