For Orangeburg Sellers
The first thing you ask yourself as you consider selling your home is...what is my home worth? What is involved if I put my home on the market will probably be your second question.
Selling your home shouldn't be a stressfull ordeal. Making the smart move of choosing a REALTOR® is your first step to ensuring that your investment in your home pays off.
There are a number of areas that are key to selling your home quickly...two of the most vital are EXPOSURE and PRICE. My sellers are offered free visual tours of their property - included with every listing I take. Promoted on a large number of websites such as Trulia, Yahoo Classifieds, Realtor.com, Wistv, Aol, Backpage, Kijiji, Craigslist - as well as the typical offerings by other local Realtors such as MLS and the office websites.
Looking for measurable results? Century 21 offers Golden Ruler - a monthly emailed report that documents the websites your home has been offered on as well as how many visits and leads it has received. ALSO, what are the top three cities the leads are generated from.
Don't continue to market your home in a way that will not bring the results you desire...how many times have you extended your listing or had to bring it BOM (Back on the Market)?
- Complete a comparative market analysis that will compare your home's value to that of your neighbors.
- Compile a comprehensive marketing plan detailing all the efforts I will employ to sell your home, including a visual tour of your property.
- Present your home to as many qualified buyers as possible getting your home maximum exposure, including relocating buyers - typically the most motivated and qualified.
- Help you stage your home and generate curb appeal to ensure you get the highest price.
- Assist with obtaining offers and help you in negotiating the best deal as smoothly as possible.
- Help you find your next home and answer all of your questions about the local market area, including schools, neighborhoods, the local economy, and more.
What are homes selling for on your street? Feel free to contact me to find out what neighborhood homes are selling for, free of charge, or to receive a more detailed analysis of the value of your home.
Here are a few tips to increase the curb appeal of your home. Staging your home is important. Many buyers will stay in your home longer if it's staged appropriately. I have compiled some ideas to present your home in the most effective manner.
Pet odors can be a problem when you're in the process of selling your home. If your house has an odor problem, you should remove any offending furniture or carpets or hire a professional to clean them. Be sure to check the cat box frequently and keep the litter fresh.
Since some people have allergies or fears of certain animals, it's a good idea to put dogs or cats outside or confine your pets to one area when your house is being shown. It's hard for buyers to fully appreciate your home through itchy, watery eyes or in between sneezes! Even if the house is exactly what they want, your chances of selling it are less if the scent of 'Spot' lingers in their memory.
- Title insurance fees depend on the sales price of the home.
- Broker's commission is a full-service fee and will cost anywhere between 5% to 10% - it will vary depending on the property and marketing involved.
- Local property transfer tax, county transfer tax, state transfer tax, and state capital gains tax are the charges that you'll pay for the privilege of selling your home. Credit to the buyer of unpaid real estate taxes for the prior or current year are variable and depend on when you close and when your taxes are due.
- FHA fees and costs are all fees are now negotiable between an FHA buyer and seller.
- Home inspections fees are in some circumstances paid for by the seller and include pest, radon and other inspections.
- Miscellaneous fees can accrue from correcting problems noticed during the home inspection.