The Selling Process
Sell It Quick. Sell It Smart.
I will help you prepare, price, and market your North Bay/Area property. I work hard for my clients, guaranteeing quality service and professionalism. You can count on me to be transparent and honest throughout each step of the process. I’ll show your space to qualified buyers and skillfully negotiate on your behalf to secure the best price and quickest closing.
Choose a Listing Agent..
Qualified Real Estate professionals are very important partners when you’re buying or selling a home. I can provide you with helpful information on comparable homes to determine a competitive market value that isn’t easily accessible to the public. My knowledge of the market, and negotiating skills will be extremely valuable to you. Ensuring I'm best suited for my clients is important to me. That's why I always meet with you and your family prior to signing any agreements! As a listing agent who represents you, we have fiduciary responsibilities to look out for your best interests. I always suggest to meet with a few agents to help make a decision. Ask questions about your listing agreement, which services the listing agent offers, and what sets them apart from the rest of the agents.
Find out how much your home is worth..
A seller's greatest mistake is often overpricing their home. I always encourage my Seller's to keep their price in line with sold homes that have been identified in a comparative market analysis report that I will provide. We'll consider whether your market is hot, cold, or neutral and price according to the market temperature ensuring we're in a good range to make you the most amount of money in a little amount of time!
Get your home ready for sale..
Prepare your home for sale by cleaning, decluttering, and improving curb appeal. Depersonalizing is key, we want to ensure when potential buyers are touring your home, they're focusing on the home and not who they may recognize in your family photos hanging on the wall. You may want to consider hiring a professional to stage your home for showings, if you're having a tough time! You can often use your own furniture. Make any necessary repairs. If you're selling a home where pets live, you might want to make temporary, alternate plans for them. Remember, you only get one chance—and sometimes only 3 seconds or so—to make a great first impression so make it count.
I provide all of my Listing's with professional photography and 3D virtual tours! At no cost to my Seller's!
Marketing your home..
As your agent, together we'll identify the sizzling selling points of your home and choose the best advertising words to sell it. I have thorough marketing campaigns for each Listing, this is where the professional photography and 3D virtual tours play such a key roll. I'll ensure all files are accessible on all Social Media platforms. I also tweak marketing to increase traffic and showings while keeping an eye on all statistics.
We'll start by ensuring a lockbox is installed on your property, it'll hold a key and contain a passcode given only to Licensed Real Estate Sales Representative's to gain access to your property for the purpose of a showing. Generally, they're booked as a 30 minute period, sometimes agent's will book longer blocks based on their client's history during showings. Some take their time, some don't! Each showing is confirmed by the Seller at a mutually agreed upon time.
The Open House..
It gives us an opportunity to attract potential Buyers who may not otherwise look at the property. Open Houses are seen as being an informal way of viewing the home. It can also be a second look for some. It shows more than just the "house". It helps in the marketability of your home. I always recommend to my Sellers during Open Houses to remove and/or place valuable items in a safe place. Any pets particular cats and dogs should be removed from the property, it makes guests more comfortable and alleviates the stress the animals endure from strangers being in their home. It's also very important to me on behalf of my Sellers to know who's walked through their property; This is why I ask all guests to "Sign In". It gives us an idea of the traction, number of people and who's been in your home.
When we receive an offer..
Most times Buyer's offers are contingent on a Home Inspection. We'll ask who's completing it, and it'll be booked during a mutually agreed upon time. Generally, pending the size of the property and any additional components which may need to be inspected (Wood Stove, Septic, Well) the inspection will most likely last 3-5 hours. Be prepared for an inspection of the attic, basements, and crawl spaces. If you can, move stuff away from such areas in order for the home inspector to gain access.