5 Things You Should Know Before You Sell
1. Why Do You Want To Move?
Is it problems with the neighbors? Issues with the floor plan? Too much maintenance? What makes you want to sell your home? It may be a simple issue like needing more space for a growing family, or it may be more complex, like issues with the Home Owner’s Association, or you need a different location.
2. What Issues Does The House Have?
A potential buyer will have the house inspected after they put a contract on your home. Are there any issues that you know about that an inspector will find? Such problems will need to be disclosed to buyers ahead of time. In addition if the issue is major it may impact the pricing of your home. If you want or need to get top dollar for your home, you may also choose to fix the issues before it goes on the market.
3. What are Houses Selling for in your Neighborhood?
More than likely your home will sell at a similar price to the other homes in your neighborhood. Are they selling well? How do they compare to the market average? If the neighborhood sales are slow or below the market value, you may need to wait for prices to go up.
4. Should you Work with a Real Estate Agent?
Some people do all of the preparing, marketing, and negotiating, on their own, but others choose to have an agent assist in bringing buyers to see the home and all the other vital steps to make the most money. A real estate agent is a great person to have in your corner. They can help you decide on any repairs or updates that could earn you more money, and sell the home quicker. They will also gain you a wider audience for your marketing, which can also help your bottom line.
5. What Information Do Buyers Need?
Finally, think about what you would want to know about your home before you bought it? Give potential buyers the same consideration you would appreciate. For example don’t hide issues in your neighborhood such as vandalism or noise. Be open about serious issues that could affect a buyer.
Colleen, Paul and Elena, Thank you for all of your help in selling my brother’s house at 1008 Becker. Penny Farrall told me she had located a good realtor for me and she was so on target. It is hard... Read full review
Paul and Colleen Tosello have exceeded our expectations of realtors in every way - in fact, over the course of our experience with them they served as so much more! We relocated to Keller on a job transfer and... Read full review
Paul and Colleen were absolutely wonderful. We started our home buying process while living across the country. They both met with us numerous times when we would fly in, over zoom meetings, as well as with our... Read full review
Thank you all for your help!
Colleen, Paul and Elena,
Thank you for all of your help in selling my brother’s house at 1008 Becker. Penny Farrall told me she had located a good realtor for me and she was so on target.
It is hard selling a piece of property that isn’t yours, is filled with stuff and is 2,000 miles away. You all made it so much easier.
Paul – you were spot on with the sales price and marketing. There were so many offers to choose from.
Elena – I appreciated all of your communication with me throughout the process as well as checking on the vacant house from time to time.
Colleen – we had the most interaction with each other over the last several months. I so appreciated your calm, knowledgeable approach as you guided me through the various legs of the journey.
Paul and Colleen Tosello have exceeded our expectations of realtors in every way - in fact, over the course of our experience with them they served as so much more!
We relocated to Keller on a job transfer and chose Paul and Colleen after being referred through the Ramsey network. Almost immediately, we received a call from Paul. He spent 45 minutes on the phone with us genuinely investing in getting to know us and learning what our needs were. We were blown away by how kind and professional he was and committed to them.
We briefly explored the existing home market but ended up building. They expertly guided us through the process, gave us sound advice and made sure the build was a good investment for our family. Over the last year, Colleen has been a tireless advocate in dealing with the builder and our mortgage company.
Colleen did all that while also giving us great advice on many different questions we had about the area and other services (schools, churches, contractors, childcare, etc.). We are incredibly thankful for their professionalism and guidance - we couldn’t have done it without them!
Hands down the best realtor experience we’ve ever had in our 10 (yes, 10) moves! Highly recommend!!
Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Paul and Colleen were absolutely wonderful. We started our home buying process while living across the country. They both met with us numerous times when we would fly in, over zoom meetings, as well as with our builder. Colleen and Paul know the area inside and out and have helped us (and still are!!) with getting us involved in the community. Absolutely wonderful team. We highly recommend them. We consider them dear to our hearts. Thank you for everything.