The are a variety of factors that go into pricing your property. Your Real Estate Professional can explain them in more detail, but here are some factors that don't have much impact on the value of your home.
What the internet says. It's novel to enter your address into a price-valuation site and see what it says, but you can't rely on such sites to give you an accurate value. Websites such as these don't know the current local market...
Once your property is on the market and receives an offer, or better yet multiple offers, you'll want to have a plan of attack on how to review and evaluate the offer(s). It's easy to look at the sales price, but there are many other aspects of a purchase offer that deserve your attention and may create a better situation for your bottom line and future plans.
1. Understand Your Options to Respond
You can respond to an offer in several different way...
The graphic below from the National Association of Realtors® represents the emotional process of selling a home. At Catalano & Associates Realty, we believe this is even more appropriate for First Time Home Sellers! You probably already know that buying a home is an emotional process, but did you think about the ups and downs of selling your first home?
Selling your first home can be scary; you have lived there for some major milestones over the
How to Select the RIGHT Real Estate Professional
Selecting a Realtor is similar to selecting other professional services (e.g. legal services, tax preparation, financial planning, medical, etc.). Given the financial importance of selling or buying a home, you need the best Real Estate Professional you can find. How do you evaluate a REALTOR® to ensure you are getting the best?
Here are some important factors to consider in selecting your REALTOR®:
A question that we hear often from First Time Home Sellers at Catalano & Associates Realty is "How do we schedule showings, and do we have to leave the house for a showing?" Here are some tips from Christina Catalano on how showings work:
Showing your property is required 99% of the time to get a sale. A buyer won't purchase a property they haven't seen. Also remember that buying a home is an emotional process, and if a buyer is rushed through a
First time sellers have many questions about how to stage and prepare their homes to sell. Check out some questions from our clients and some answers from Catalano & Associates Realty's own broker, Christina Catalano.
(If you have any questions of your own, feel free to enter them into the comments field below.)
Q: How do we prepare our home to list for sale?
A: Arrange your furniture to open up the space and remove extra large or...
What documents will I need in order to list my property for sale?
Many sellers have this same question, and your Realtor should have you covered by providing the following documents to you:
Sellers Disclosure Statement - Discloses what you know about the condition of the property
T47 Property Affidavit - Note any changes to the existing survey
Information About Brokerage Services (Required Disclosure by the Texas Real Estate Commission)
And you can save even more because our broker is a Certified Negotiation Expert. If you are planning to sell your home and buy another within the next year, we are extending an invitation to you to receive Catalano & Associates Realty's exclusive First Time Home Seller Guide. It has great information about staging your home to sell, the cost of selling a home, tips for home sellers, and the basic documents you need to get started...inc...
What conditions do I need to disclose?
Should I make any repairs or wait for the buyer’s inspection?