Selling Your Home

    A Note from Joanne

    "I try to price your home as if it were my own. In doing so, I work hard to find the perfect balance of realistic value and opportunity for maximum return on investment. Therefore if your future includes a move, please don't hesitate to contact me."

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    A Team Effort

    The overwhelming majority of home sellers find it advantageous to team up with Joanne. Most home owners feel that it is better to entrust the sale of their biggest investment to a professional. There are a number of complexities of modern Real Estate transactions that should be considered, not to mention the access to the MLS, advertising, marketing, and the screening of buyers which are available to assist the seller. Joanne will know the condition of the market at the time you are selling and will also be able to help you determine the value of your property with a Competitive Market Analysis.

    Money Matters

    Today's buyer is well informed and price sensitive. A property that is priced over the market can often deter buyers who are serious about finding a property. If the property is under-priced, it will most likely sell quickly - to the detriment of your net proceeds. Care and research should be taken when establishing the original listing price. There are many factors that will affect the selling price. The following should help you determine the price you can expect to receive:

    • What are the prices (listing and selling) of similar homes in your area? The selling prices are most important.
    • What is the size, layout and condition of your home in comparison to others on the market?
    • What is the location of your home, are you in a desirable area that is in demand?
    • Does your home have amenities that are currently popular in the marketplace?
    • Is it a buyers' market or a sellers' market?

    The Offer

    Once an offer is made, if you intend to accept the offer, or make a counter offer, do it as soon as possible. Realize that at any time prior to accepting or countering, a buyer can withdraw their offer. When you make changes to an offer, they require written approval of all parties for the contract to be enforceable. Know that even minor changes facilitate the opportunity for either the seller or buyer to change their mind. Everything must be in writing.

    The Closing

    To put it simply the last part of the home selling process is closing. It is the time between the signing of the purchase contract (once an agreement on price and terms has been reached) to the day the deed is actually recorded transferring title. Once legal documents are signed, and the payment and mortgage are transferred, then escrow closes and your home changes ownership.

    Understand your home's value.

    If you're thinking about selling your home, let's talk about how I can help you get the best offer possible. Get started today by requesting a Comparable Market Analysis (CMA) to help you understand the value of your home in today's market!

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    Moving On

    It doesn't matter if you have moved once or several times, it is never an easy task. There is a lot of emotion associated with selling a home. So on to a new adventure. The following are some tips you may find helpful.