What can an agent do for you?
1: Provide you with current information on what’s sold recently in your neighborhood as well as what the competition are offering.
2: Assist you in the accurate completion of your Seller property Disclosure Statement.
3: Give you advice and suggestions on what improvements to do and what not to do to make the house more attractive to buyers in your target price range.
4: Advertise your home in the proper media channels so that the maximum number of potential buyers is exposed to information in a timely manner.
5: Placing your home in the multiple listing service is a critical element in your marketing plan, because it enables all the agents in the Metro
to see your home is available and that you will cooperate and pay them an appropriate fee for delivering their buyer to your doorstep.
6: Getting your home viewed by as many agents as possible in “caravans” where agents go out in groups and simple see what’s on the market.
7: Deal with a prospective purchaser who often has questions that they are reluctant to ask the home owner.
8: Analyzing offers and handling negotiations between the parties is another part of the agent’s job.
9: Seeing the deal through to the settlement table is a major job in and of itself, and your agent doesn’t get paid until the closing papers are signed sealed and delivered.
Everything from floors to windows must be spotless. Remember to clean the oven and other major appliances. Skylights should be crystal-clear, too. Do not forget to make bathrooms shine!
Kill the offensive odors. They're the first thing buyers notice, and often a permanent turnoff.
Put away small kitchen appliances and other items that are sitting on countertops and tables.
Remove photographs from table-tops.
Organize the closets.
If there's not a reason to leave something sitting around--remove it!
Buyers nearly always comment if gutters are full of leaves and it makes them question other maintenance issues.
Store or organize items that make the yard look messy.
Make your front entry inviting. Decorate it, paint the door or buy a new door. It's the first look