Why the Right Agent will Make Selling Your Home Easier
When you sell your house or condo in the Iowa City area you want to sell it for the highest dollar amount possible and in the shortest amount of time. That sounds easy enough, doesn’t it? Except it turns out there’s a lot more to selling a home that meets the eye and the agent you choose to work with will make a big difference to how smooth and easy a time you have selling your home. Regardless of who you choose to work with, the goals are the same. The only question is whether you have someone in your corner, covering your back. Or whether you feel once the listing paperwork is signed that you’re just the owner of another house listed on the MLS.
Careful Preparation and a Strategy to Sell Your Home
It’s actually quite hard to figure out who is likely to have your back before you sign paperwork. Real estate agents are after all in sales. We all know how to talk a good talk. What you need to know is whether we walk that talk after the ink is dry. (This is where I send you to the testimonial page so you can see that I do have a reputation for walking the talk…) Returning to my point. It’s best to ask the right questions up front and to trust your gut BEFORE signing anything. Does the agent have a plan? A real strategy to get the house sold. The steps are always the same. Selling a house when it comes down to it is not that hard. It does however require careful planning and a strategy. Ultimately, figuring out whether the agent you choose to work with is up to the job is key to making your move the smooth one you were hoping for!
Figuring out the Right Price for Your Home
When you meet with a Realtor you need to find out whether your expectations of the market will be met in today’s real estate market in Iowa City. Of course it would be great if the agent agrees with the price you have in your head right off the bat, but only if she agrees for the right reasons. When an agent agrees too quickly to a listing price, without analyzing the market, then you don’t have the peace of mind offered that proper research will give you. Best case scenario you got it right and your house sells quickly. Worst case scenario the number in your head doesn’t match with market conditions and your house sits on the market for a very long time. A much better choice is to go with the agent who shows you numbers and knows how the market is trending in your neighborhood and gives realistic advice on what you need to do to get your home sold.
Pricing your home right for the market is an extremely important step in the home selling process. An agent experienced in the Iowa City area real estate market will know how to guide you in the pricing process. A combination of the data and the experience to analyze it is what you need. With the right information you’ll know how to position your house correctly on the market to sell in the Iowa City area.
Real Estate Companies Don’t Sell Homes – They Market Them!
Pricing a home right is where that starts. How well a home is marketed or how much exposure it gets to potential buyers will impact how long your house spends on the market.
Realtors don’t sell homes, we market them. When you choose a Realtor to sell your home you need to know she knows how to help you price the home AND how to market a home. It’s a combination of both that gets homes sold. The point is that the Realtor you hire should have a comprehensive marketing plan with a lot of focus on the Internet as more than 94% of buyers are looking for homes online. If your home is prepared properly for sale and marketed correctly, buyers will come see it. The faster that happens the higher the price will be and the minimum amount of fuss you can expect in your real estate transaction. The bottom line is that preparation is key to the success of your selling experience. The real estate agent who knows how to help you prepare, price and market home is the agent you want to work with!
Are you looking for the right Realtor to help you navigate the complexities of the real estate market, all the while looking out for you and your money? Sound advice and guidance is just a phone call, text or email away. Call Denise now at 319-400-0268.