Selling your home is a big financial and emotional task, which requires lots of planning. So before you decide to put your home on the market, here are four questions to consider.

What is my home worth?
Several factors go into determining your home’s market value. These include the condition of the property, square footage, location, amenities, as well as recent comparable property sales. All of my clients will receive a FREE Comprehensive  Comparative Market Analysis that will assist us in determining the market value and pricing of your home.  The included CMA is a side-by-side comparison of homes for sale and homes that have recently sold in the same neighborhood and price range. This information is further sorted by data such as type of home, number of bedrooms, number of baths, lot size, neighborhood, property condition and features, and many other factors. The purpose is to show estimated market value, based on what other buyers and sellers have determined through past sales, pending sales and homes recently put on the market. 

How can I sell at the highest price possible?
There are several simple, low-cost things you can do to boost the value of your home. These include eliminating clutter, washing windows and walls, and installing higher wattage bulbs to create a brighter environment. Larger projects, like adding bedrooms and renovating kitchens and bathrooms, typically yield more substantial increases in sales price. Staging your home, which helps paint a picture for how buyers will use their new space, can also add value.

How long will my home be on the market?
Although I can more than likely give you a really good estimate based upon current market trends in a particular area, the time your home spends on the market depends on several factors. Some of these factors include location, how competitively your home is priced, and how aggressively your home is marketed. Statistics show that if a home is properly priced, an offer should come in within the first 12 showings. If you want to speed up the sales process, don’t underestimate the value of staging. Research shows that well-staged homes can sell up to 32 percent faster than homes that aren’t staged.

How will John help me?
Realistically, I do it all. I will handle all aspects of the selling process, from pricing to marketing to handling the intricacies of closing. I will negotiate on your behalf to secure the best price – and quickest sale – possible. Additionally, you will have  the Century 21 Seller’s Pledge, a contract I sign to assure you that I will provide you with the best services possible.