Help for Sellers

Selling Doesn't Have to be Tough in this Market

Although a few years ago the dough that buyers were offering above and beyond the asking prices, it is not such the case right now. But that doesn't mean its a bad time to sell. Having a few simple ideas in mind can help you market sellers were rolling in and sell your Sedona real estate quickly.

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Find a Great agent!

This doesn't mean you should use your neighbor's third cousin down the street because they need a break and its someone that somebody knows. Finding a great agent is like interviewing an employee. This person is working for you for a set amount of time and if they don't deliver could potentially be fired. You will want to set out to find the best agent you can to market and sell your home. Many agents are in the business for a quick buck and some just part time. You have to ask yourself who you want representing your home sale but more importantly, who you want marketing the heck out of it to get it sold!

Questions to ask a potential real estate agent:

  1. What is your list price to sales price ratio?
  2. How many homes have you sold in the last year?
  3. How will you market my home?
  4. Are you familiar with my neighborhood?
  5. How are you different from other agents?
  6. Can you provide references?
  7. Will you be able to help me find resources and professionals I may need?
  8. What guarantees are offered?
  9. What are your policies with cancelling agreements?

Stage as if your home was a model home

The best way to do this is simply check out the new developments in your area. Take a tour through new homes and see how furniture is laid out and decor is strategically placed. There is no personal items or belongings. All the decor is neutral and move in ready. Try and set up colors and items in your home in this way for buyers to feel like they could move right in. This atmosphere will bring in buyers as long as you have the last tip covered.

Price to sell!

This can be handled well IF you have the first tip covered. A great agent will research all the comparable sales and active listings in your area. The key is to be lower than the best priced home in your area. If you offer something they don't for a better price, your home is likely going to be the one buyers choose. Once a great agent gives you all the information on pricing it is still up to you as the seller to price your home. We strongly recommend listening to your agent though and they will suggest the best price for the market.

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