You’ve picked a Realtor (us!). Yeah! Now what? Now we need to get your home ready for the market.
More paperwork. Selling your home involves a lot of paperwork. I will be preparing a listing agreement along with disclosures pertaining to your home and community. These can be set up in electronic signing to avoid having to print and then scan or fax back. Plus we’re saving trees!
Top 10 List. Write a top ten list of reasons you love living in your home. We don’t want these reasons to be only things the buyers can easily see for themselves such as your gorgeous kitchen. Rather, we want them to be intangibles that only you know such as the beautiful sunsets visible through your living room windows, that you have great neighbors, the farmers market down the street every Tues, etc. Click here for examples of a Top 10 List. We then use this list in our marketing of your home.
Let us know what date you want your home to go live in the MLS. We need about one week’s notice before we can put your property on the market. Before it goes on the market you need to declutter your home, fix any items that need to be fixed, and either clean it or have your home professionally cleaned. If your home isn’t going on the market within 48 hours, we could be fined $1,000.
Change the privacy settings on your Facebook page so only friends can see your posts. We don’t want potential buyers Googling you learning that you just got a big promotion at work, are moving across the country or are buying a new house because you’re having a baby. All of these items can hurt my negotiation position, therefore, it’s imperative you change your security settings to make your posts and photos private to strangers. And while you can mention on your Facebook page that you’re selling your home, don’t say why.
Once you’ve completed the above, let us know and we’ll send you your next steps. Have questions? Email us at Linda@CrossroadsRealtyTeam.com or call 954-464-5434.