Thinking About Selling Your Home?
On average American homeowners sell a home every five to seven years. With homeowners only facing a move every five years or so, it’s understandable to see why they are not comfortable with the home selling process. We'll simplify the home selling process and help you plan your move.
92% of Home Buyers Search Online For Their New Home
The days of using newspaper ads and real estate magazines to sell home is over. Now homebuyers overwhelmingly chose the internet to find their new home. In fact, 92% of homebuyers now turn to the internet to locate suitable properties, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). So if you are looking to sell a home in the Orlando area, it makes sense to hire Orlando’s #1 Online Real Estate Team. Let us show you how our online marketing strength will help you sell your home quickly and for more money.
Why Some Homes Don't Sell
If your home failed to sell as a For Sale By Owner or with another agent, we can show you why.
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Our Team's Commitment to Excellence
When considering the sale of your most precious asset, your home, you want to ensure that you are working with the very best agent in the market. We at the RE/MAX, YourOrlando.com Team pride ourselves on staying on the cutting edge of what it takes to sell your home at the best possible price and terms.
The RE/MAX, YourOrlando.com Team meets the high standards of our elite affiliations with RE/MAX International, The National Association of Realtors, The Real Estate Buyer’s Council, Broker Price Opinion Resourse, Certified Distress Property Experts, The Council of Residential Specialist, The Realtor Institute, and more. As top RE/MAX Agents and Certified Residential Listing Specialists (CRS), you won't find better representation.
The Home Selling Process
Selling a home and relocating can be an exciting experience. The prospect of relocating to a new home and community offers endless possibilities. Whether you’re relocating due to a promotion at work or you are downsizing as an empty-nester, we can help you make your dreams a reality. By planning your move and knowing the home selling process, you can avoid the pitfalls along the way. You should:
1. Choose the Right Real Estate Agent
You should consider speaking with two or three real estate agents from different brokerages. Before you interview the different agents, it’s a good practice to prepare a list of questions that are important to you so you can better gauge who is more capable of meeting your home selling needs. Choose your agent wisely, and above all, choose an agent that you feel comfortable with and like. Your agent will help you sell one of the most valuable assets of your life, so find someone you think will do a good job! If you have any questions, please contact us now!
Questions you should ask when interviewing prospective real estate agents/brokers:
- Since 92% of homebuyers search online for their new home, how will you leverage the internet to get my home sold?
- What is the current market situation and how does that affect the sale of my home?
- How many years have you been in business, FULL TIME?
- Are you a professionally trained negotiator?
- How long have you sold homes in my area?
- What do you charge (commission)?
- Do you charge any upfront fees?
- If I were to work with you, how would you market my home?
- How can you protect me from being stuck in a contract with a buyer who is not properly qualified?
- If a problem comes up during the buyer’s home inspections, how will you handle it?
- Can you give me the names and telephone numbers of other families who have used your services?
3. Pricing Your Home For Sale
Now that you have your real estate agent, setting the correct listing price for your home will make all the difference. Price your home too high and nobody will show up—price it too low and you lose money at closing of escrow. Properly pricing a home for sale is complex. Your agent will prepare a FREE CMA (comparative market analysis) and provide you with all the information necessary for you to make an informed pricing decision.
4. Putting Your Home On The Market
Now that you have an agent, and your home is prepared for sale, and you have decided on a listing price, it’s time to actually list your home and officially put it on the market. You will be signing a listing agreement with your agent’s brokerage. Two of the documents you should be prepared for are the listing contract and the seller’s disclosures. Your agent may provide you with a pre-listing package that will includes these documents so you can be prepared in advance.
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5. Showing Your Home To Buyers
Now that you are ready to show your home to buyers, let’s highlight a few key showing rules to follow:
- Never allow an unannounced visitor into your home. We will never authorize this, so if someone shows up unannounced, turn them away.
- Secure your valuables. Even with licensed real estate agents escorting qualified buyers through your home, there is no need to tempt anyone. Put away the jewelry and other valuables.
- It is always best if you are not there when a prospective buyer is viewing your home. The buyers need to feel comfortable viewing your home. If you are there they will feel as they are imposing on you. If you are there when they arrive, they will try to get out of your way as soon as possible. This is not what you want when you're trying to sell. Let’s give the buyers the space they need to fall in love with your home.
- Uncluttered, clean spaces are always important. Nobody wants to buy a small house. Even the largest of homes can seem small if they are filled with clutter.
- Clean, clean and clean. It makes a big difference.