Home Selling Articles and Advice

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 Realtors
Which Realtor 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