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What Does a Real Estate AgentDo for a Seller?

A great real estate agent for a seller is a jack of all trades. They will help you prepare your home for sale, set a price, determine a selling strategy and negotiate with buyers. Here’s more information on the responsibilities of a seller’s agent and what qualities to look for, so when the time comes you’ll know how to choose a real estate agent to sell your home.

Seller’s Agent Definition A seller’s agent is the real estate agent or REALTOR® who represents the person who wants to sell their property. “Seller’s agent” and “listing agent” are often used interchangeably. This in contrast to a buyer’s agent, who represents the person who is interested in purchasing the property.

First Meeting with a Realtor to Sell Your House

A great real estate agent for a seller is a jack of all trades. They will help you prepare your home for sale, set a price, determine a selling strategy and negotiate with buyers. Here’s more information on the responsibilities of a seller’s agent and what qualities to look for, so when the time comes you’ll know how to choose a real estate agent to sell your home.

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Keeping up with the Market

Multiple offers are common in today’s market and if you are a buyer, the best advice is be prepared when the right property is available for sale. Buyers that have pre-approval letters from their bank will be in a much better position to buy in a strong demand market.

As always, one of the most important parts of our job is to keep you informed of the market. In the meantime, we continue to monitor sales, the price per acre and where wooded land values are trending into 2018.

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Preparing Your Home to Sell

An experienced listing agent will know how to maximize your property value so you can receive top dollar for your home. They’ll be able to identify which improvements you should make to your home (if any) to increase the amount it sells for. They’ll also be able to recommend service providers who provide great value (high quality at reasonable prices): an inspector, handyman, painter, landscaper, stager, etc.

It is in your best interest to hire an inspector after this first consult to complete home and pest inspections, and depending on the property, you may also want to inspect the roof, sewer, drainage, fireplace, pool, or other key features. Depending on the amount of work, your agent will advise you to complete the repairs or leave as-is for the buyer.

Your agent will help you evaluate the return on investment (ROI). For every $1 you spend, you want to receive $2 in return. In a seller’s market, with a lack of homes on the market and a surplus of buyers, your property may sell in the first week or two on market without completing repairs. However in most cases, any time you want to receive “top dollar,” it’s best to do the repairs first. The majority of buyers do not want a construction zone; they’ll pay a premium for the work to be done. They want to write a check and have the peace of mind.

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Staging Your Home to Sell

Preparing your property is an art and needs attention if you want to maximize your sale price. My favorite saying is “proper preparation prevents poor performance.” Your agent will help you “stage” your home so that it makes a positive first impression among potential buyers, from the time they look at the listing photos, to the moment they walk in the door.

The first step in staging a home is removing any excess furniture and clutter to make the room feel larger and to help the buyer visualize the space. It’s best to leave some furniture in the room, so that buyers can picture where their own furniture will go, but not so much that the room feels small.

You can also hire a professional staging company, who will bring in furniture and decor that is perfect for the space. In my experience, professional staging will net you about a 1% higher sale price. When I meet a seller with a $600,000 property, I may not advise staging because it may cost $5,000. However, if I meet a seller with a $1.5 million dollar property, then I will advise staging because it may cost $7,000.

Hiring Professional Listing Photos

Once the home is prepped and stage, it will be ready for a photo shoot. When you work with a Redfin real estate agent to sell your home, you’ll receive free professional photos as part of the service. Redfin will also do a 3D scan of your house, so that buyers can view it from every angle online (similar to the street view you see on Google Maps). Many buyers who live out of the state or the country want to complete a 3D Walkthrough of your property before they waste their time and money to tour it in-person.

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Ralph Bennett, Founder & CEO

OUR COMPANY, OUR CULTURE

We founded Pristine Properties on the idea that you should love what you do, do it better than anyone else, and attract others that appreciate those two principles. Our company culture is not only extraordinarily customer centric, but it is built on a foundation of mutual respect for one another, our colleagues and vendors. This bond transcends everything we do. We’re also really fun people, so if you’re ever in the neighborhood- stop by and say hi.

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