When you’ve decided to sell your home in Dallas/Fort Worth area, it is important that you don’t hire a Realtor to just stick a for sale sign in the front yard. So many serious, motivated buyers are looking to buy a home. This puts you in a terrific position as a seller on getting the best offers, but you will want the Stacey Feltman Group’s impressive negotiating skills and aggressive marketing techniques to secure a transaction that brings you to your ultimate goal—the closing table.
Here are three items you’ll want to be mindful of before listing your home for sale:
There are a number of key considerations:
- Experience - How many years has the agent been selling real estate?
- Personality - Do you feel a connection with the agent?
- Knowledge - Does the agent have local Central Coast property market knowledge?
- Negotiation skills - You want to achieve the best price for your property and an experienced negotiator can mean thousands of dollars more for you!
- Commission - Don’t be afraid to compare commission rates between real estate agents, as they can vary significantly.
- Interview more than one Realtor to understand the difference when you choose the Stacey Feltman Group
Statistics don’t lie. Home sellers who employ the Stacey Feltman Group typically get a better price on their home with less days on the market, than homeowners who choose to sell their homes without our expertise. We many times get the call of “We listed our home for sale by owner or hired an agent who was a friend and have decided to employ your services now”. Don’t waste days on the market or loose money that we want in your pockets—call us to hear our specific strategy for getting your home sold quickly, and for the best price.
Ask potential candidates a few questions. How familiar are they with the location of your home? Are they typically a buyer’s agent, or do they regularly sell homes similar to yours? Will they help you market your home? What listing services will they use to advertise your home? How often will they be in contact with you?
- Start Making Home Improvements
Stacey Feltman Group will make recommendations to you on how to maximize your home’s curb appeal. This may include planting extra flowers, trimming trees back, and generally tidying up the exterior of the home, as it is the first impression potential buyers will form. We will also give you our expert advice on the interior of your home. We are honest yet helpful. This process can be temporarily storing away items that you won’t need while you are still living in the home. Our knowledge of what buyers look for help to showcase the space, and it allows them to picture their own belongings in your home. Likewise, minimizing personal effects allows potential buyers to judge the home objectively for its design, location and structure without distractions.
- Determine Your Listing Price
Together we determine a favorable but realistic listing price for your home. Some agents will quote a higher listing price just to get your business, always remember we at the Stacey Feltman Group pride ourselves on honesty. If you choose to work with me, I will conduct a comparative market analysis prior to recommending an asking price for your home. I will explain how I arrived at the price, but ultimately the decision is up to you. I will offer my professional opinion on how the market will value your home. There is danger in pricing your home too high initially, as that will result in an extended time on the market (which turns buyers off!). Stacey Feltman Group will utilize all relevant data, including comps, sales statistics in your neighborhood, and their tenured experience to help you price your home so that it sells quickly, while ensuring you don’t get short-changed.