If You are Considering a Sale…
There are many reasons to sell a property. Life transitions, new financial goals, loss of a tenant, even just taking advantage of a strong market. Whatever your reason, it’s good to have some professional help while you are planning your strategy. Many property owners contact one, or more, real estate brokers before they finalize their decisions about when to sell.
For some property owners, especially those who live a distance from the property, getting a house ready to sell for a good price is work. Even if you live in the home and it’s immaculate, there are still recommended steps to take before putting most homes on the market. The way that we live in homes is really not the same way that we should sell them. And it’s important to make your property shine. That’s why you read so much about “staging”. Staging a property for sale starts at the curb with your landscaping. This can be a hassle for a busy property owner!
Finding an experienced and committed real estate broker or agent can take time and focus. Many people start with the internet, local open houses, and cards in their mailbox when it’s time to sell. There’s always the agent who sold you the property. There are many real estate professionals who will want to help you. Your specific goals and requirements are the starting point for this search…what’s most important to you?
Do you want assistance getting the property ready to sell for top dollar? This can include help getting bids on work that is needed, sending you photos of work in progress, helping you make decisions about upgrades or finishes that are popular with today’s buyers, and more.
Do you want a broker who can also coordinate your next purchase? Will you be buying locally or would you like a referral to a broker in your destination location?
Are you completing a 1031 tax deferred exchange and looking for someone who has that skill set?
Many sellers want to know what their property is worth. Websites like Zillow and Trulia can give you a ballpark figure but they are not always accurate. Don’t invest too much business energy in that estimate. Talk to some active, local real estate professionals about what your property is worth.
If you are in my market area, I invite you to contact me. I provide pre-sale and marketing programs that far exceed that which is available from most other brokers and agents. My services are designed to help you achieve your real estate goals with the least amount of inconvenience, time and expense.
The process starts with communication about what you hope to accomplish. Then I can tell you how I can add value to your transaction.
I have sold hundreds of homes ranging from $34,000 to $7,000,000. I enthusiastically represent all of my clients, regardless of price range. If you want to communicate about your plans and questions, please call me at (916) 837-4500 or send me an email at Pamela@Ask-Pamela.com