Question: How can I prepare my house for sale?
Answer: The selling process usually starts months before
a property is actually put on the market. It is a good idea
to look at your home through the eyes of a potential buyer.
This will help you decide what needs to be cleaned, painted,
repaired or tossed out. Your Realtor® can help you make these
decisions and list your home at a fair price when it's ready.
Question: What is the MLS, and how does it benefit
Answer: A Multiple Listing Service, or MLS, is a database
that makes it easier to reach a large number of buyers and
increase your property's exposure. It is a system that entitles
brokers to an agreed upon commission for settlement of a house.
For example, if your house is listed with one broker and another
finds the buyer who purchases it, they split the commission.
You benefit because more people have an interest in selling
your house and your home is exposed to more buyers. Today,
71% of buyer use Internet to search real estate properties.
Question: How can I find out what my home is worth?
Your Realtor® has thorough knowledge of the current real estate
market and will prepare a professional market analysis of
your home to help you set a competitive price. Your Realtor®
will also help you "stage" your home for showing
to buyers. It is extremely important to view your home as
a potential buyer. Professional staging features your home
in the best light, increasing it's marketability.