A basic outline of what you can expect out of the process, when selling your home with Jamie
Some real estate brokerages have ads and billboards that imply that all real estate transactions are as easy as 1-2-3! In reality, a lot of work goes on, both on-scene and off, to ensure the smooth, successful sale of your home. Here is a snapshot of Jamie’s services and what you can expect during the home selling process:
To prepare your property for listing, Jamie will help you take a look at your home through the eyes of a potential buyer. What impression does your house give — both inside and out? A small investment in repairs, decoration and organization, both inside and outside your home, could add thousands of dollars to your property value.
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Opinion of Value
Jamie’s comparative market analysis takes into account current listings, recent sales, and expired listings. From this, Jamie can help you determine a competitive price based on:
- Community amenities
- Financing options
- Market conditions
Jamie will also help you avoid the common pitfall of determining your property’s worth based on factors that do not affect the market value of your property, including:
- How much you need to purchase your next home
- How much you paid
- How much you spent on improvements
- The value of a similar home in a different community
- The cost to build the same home today
- Your personal attachment to your home
With a sound pricing strategy, your property will sell faster and perhaps even generate competing offers.
A detailed marketing plan gives your property the maximum exposure. Jamie will execute a multi-faceted marketing campaign — including electronic promotions, signage, advertisements and open houses — that gets the attention of the right types of buyers.
Receiving an Offer
There can be many variables within an offer (price is just the tip of the iceberg). The Agreement of Purchase & Sale may include other stipulations, such as closing date, conditions, even the condition in which you hand over the house (leave appliances in, include window treatments, etc.). All of these conditions can have a bearing on how happy you are with the sale. Jamie can help you to evaluate the offers you receive, and will provide you with invaluable advice when you are deciding how to respond to an offer.
Jamie can help you navigate through this hectic time, as well as aid in any relocation requirements that you may have.