Monday, November 20, 2017 / by Meagan Henry
Selling Your Home? The Realtor Matters
Selling real estate is hardly as simple as taking a few pictures with your cell phone and posting a listing online. Admittedly, that is one way to go about it, but that process will likely be long, painful, and odds are good you’ll walk away with less than your home is worth. Now, that may be a bit hyperbolic, but not by much. Choosing a realtor to help you sell your home can have a major impact on how quickly your home sells, but most importantly, also on the bottom line. Particularly when you’re looking to upgrade to a larger home or downsize and retire - and those two scenarios are a majority of the reasons to sell a home - every cent can make a big difference, so don’t settle for the first realtor you find.
The Selling Process
In order to get the most return on your investment by making the most on your home’s sale price, listing your home should go beyond the basics--creating a listing and attaching a few photos. First, you should take care of all those little fixes you’ve been putting off for ages. Then, be sure you’ve cleaned up the house from top to bottom, and staged your home professionally, prior to photographing your home. You’ve probably heard once or twice that the first impression is the most important and, for most home buyers, that first impression is going to be whatever they see on the MLS listing for your home. Professional photography will showcase your home, and may help you get a better price because it is more likely to draw in more interested buyers. Then, of course, you need someone experienced in marketing homes for sale to show off your home’s best features and appeal to buyers. It is probably most valuable to have a bonafide expert who can bring real knowledge about appraisals, inspections and the legal intricacies of real estate to your negotiations. Having a knowledgeable, respected realtor to guide you can have a major impact your home’s sale.
Choosing a Realtor
Whether this is your first home or one you’ve lived in for a few years, there are a million memories attached to every space. It can be hard, as a seller, to be as objective as needed to get your home sold. This is where a realtor comes in. The right realtor has the market knowledge to help you prepare and list your home, but they will also have the experience to walk that line between marketing a home for sale and showcasing all the best features of your home. At the Russ Phillips Team, we pride ourselves on treating you like family, not a transaction. We want to help you sell your home, but more importantly, we want potential buyers to understand what makes your home so special.
If you’re thinking about selling real estate in Georgetown or anywhere in the Greater Austin Area, call the Russ Phillips Team! Our realtors will take the time to get to know you and educate you throughout the process so you can trust in every step of the home selling process with us. Contact us today to get started!