Resources for Sellers
Get Started on the Right Foot!
- Why Hire an Agent?
Studies show that sellers who use a real estate agent generally get a better price than those who choose to sell the home themselves. As an agent it is Karen Church’s job to stay up to date on the latest market trends and fluctuations. Utilizing an agent means no surprises during the selling process, as you will have latest information at critical junctures in the process. Let Karen put her experience to work for you to ensure you get the best price for your home!
- Before Your Home is Listed
Prior to listing your home, you’ll want to ensure everything is in good showing condition before buyers start to tour the home. Here’s where Karen come in. She will do a walk through of your home with you to identify areas of concern. This will allow you to correct the things that need to happen to get your home ready to sell. With her “Punch List” in hand, you can focus on the things that will truly help you be ahead of your competition. Karen helps you to take the guess work out of trying to figure out what does and does not need to completed. Here are some other important things to consider:
- Start Packing
Now is the time to put things in storage, clean out closets, your basement, garage and shop and start preparing to show your home. Remove any family photos or personal items. Karen will guide you through this process as your real estate professional. Remember, you want buyers to see themselves in your home!
- Spot Paint
Touch up both interior and exterior paint.
- Update Carpet
Clean or replace carpet in areas with heavy wear.
- Extra Cleaning
Keep the interior and exterior clean and odor free.
- Curb Appeal
Trim any overgrown bushes, mow the lawn and keep it free of leaves or snow. Make sure the front of the home is clean and appealing. Karen will guide you in helping you to make a strong first impression!
- Find Potential Problems Early
Once you’ve completed these steps you may want to hire someone to perform a pre-listing inspection. Buyers will be hiring professional inspectors too; this is your chance to find and address problems before it’s time to sell. Use Karen as a resource to assist in finding a professional inspector. Here’s where her contacts in the community are invaluable.
- Start Packing
- Professional Staging
Consider hiring a professional stager to help give buyers the appeal they’re looking for. With Karen on your team, she can direct you to a local professional or help you to stage with the current furniture you own.
- During the Listing Period
You’ll need to plan to have something to do during the times potential buyers visit your home. When offers come in, Karen’s professional knowledge and skills will help direct you through the strengths and weakness of an offer. She will guide you in directing an offer to meet your expectations, and get the most money out of your home. Karen will consistently be evaluating your home with you regarding showings, feedback, and offers. Price, condition and location sell homes. She will be your biggest advocate in getting your home sold so that you can move on to your next life adventure. By working with Karen as your agent, you will be able to arrive a price that works for all parties.
- During the Pending Period
This is often a stressful time for sellers. Here’s where Karen’s expertise and professionalism come through. She will be there to negotiate you through the potential list of buyer requested repairs and negotiation items to navigate the way to a successful close. She will be your biggest advocate in the sale of your home. Karen will be with you every step of the way to the finish line.