It is cold out there! But, believe it or not, we at Maple and Main Realty are gearing up for the spring market! Does this mean that the rest of the winter will be mild and we will have a long, balmy spring? No, unfortunately it doesn't. But it does mean that if you are thinking of selling your home, now is a good time to reach out to your realtor to get the ball rolling.
Your sellers agent will be able to serve many important roles for you in the process of selling your home. To begin with, he or she will start with a comparable market analysis. This will enable you to understand how they came to their opinion of market value for your home. With this information, you can decide together whether to market your home to sell quickly, or whether you want to try for a bit more money at the risk of having your home take longer to sell.
Your agent will assist you in understanding what might do to ready your home to sell. Whether you need to freshen the paint, declutter the surfaces, remove old carpeting, etc. Your agent will give you his or her opinion about how to make your house shine (without breaking the bank, hopefully!).
Once you have decided on pricing, and taken the necessary steps to ready your house to list, your agent will prepare the listing, and get started on the marketing of your home! From taking beautiful photos for online marketing, to creating marketing materials, to hosting open houses and showings, and beyond. Your agent will be there with you through every step of the process.
Of course, once your agent procures a buyer - then the real fun begins! Stay tuned for more information about the negotiation process. In the meanwhile, if you are thinking about selling, give us a call!