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Seller's Guide

Selecting a Realtor®

Your most important decision when selling your home is the selection of the person you choose to represent you.

The job of your Sales Executive is to support you in selling your home with the best possible terms, and to aid you through the entire process.

Your Sales Executive will explain the process of selling a home, and familiarize you with the various activities, documents and procedures that you will experience throughout the transaction.

Tips For Selecting A Realtor

Your Real Estate Professional should be:

I.                    Aware of the complicated local and state requirements affecting your transaction.

II.                   Effective in multi-party, face-to-face negotiations.

III.                 Highly-trained, with access to programs for continued learning and additional certifications.

IV.                Resourceful in attracting the largest possible pool of potential buyers.

V.                  Knowledgeable in the technology resources that facilitate the transaction.

VI.                Assisted by a fully-staffed marketing department.

VII.               Supported by professional legal counsel.

Developing a Marketing Strategy

In order to sell your home quickly and on with the best possible terms, it's necessary to prepare your home for the market. This process includes:

I.                     Deciding when to put your home on the market.

II.                   Establishing a strategic price based on recent comparable sales, local market conditions and your motivation to sell.

III.                 Estimating probable net proceeds.

IV.                Advising you on how to make your home more appealing to potential buyers.

Managing the Transaction

You'll appreciate having a strong advocate on your side during the transaction!

Negotiating the Offer

Your Sales Executive will immediately present and explain all offers to you. You will be able to accept, reject, or counter any offer presented. During the negotiation process, your Executive will leverage their experience and skills to advocate your interests:

I.                     Reviewing the contract and obligations before you sign.

II.                   Explaining how contingencies and release clauses work.

III.                 Protecting you from signing a "blank check" for unknown problems or repairs.

IV.                Defining legal disclosure requirements.

V.                  Orchestrate the offer process for "back-up" offers, if necessary.

Throughout the negotiation, your Sales Executive will provide you with a professional, objective point of view; but the final decision of accepting an offer is yours.

After the Offer is Accepted

Once an offer is accepted, your Sales Executive will manage all the details to make the process as stress-free and efficient as possible:

I.                    Staying in contact with the buyer's agent to ensure a smooth escrow.

II.                   Following up on the progress of the buyer's loan.

III.                  Monitoring all contingency removal deadlines.

IV.                 Assisting you if a conflict with the buyer arises.

Finalizing and Closing the Transaction

Finalizing the process includes reviewing all closing documents and ensuring both parties have copies. When the transaction has closed, your Sales Executive will deliver the closing check to you and the keys to the new owner.

 Marketing Your Property

 i.      Ordering a "FOR SALE" sign to be placed prominently on your property.

 ii.      Installing a lock box to make it easy for agents to show your home.

 iii.      Submitting your home to the regional Multiple Listing Service for immediate exposure to the real estate community.

 iv.      Developing a flyer/brochure highlighting the features and benefits of your home.

v.      Featuring your property with pictures on the following internet websites:

1.      ElliottCoastalLiving.com

2.      BHGRE.com

3.      Realtor.com

4.      Homes.com

5.      Truilia.com

6.      Zillow.com

 vi.      Your very own YouTube video of your property

vii.      Holding open houses when appropriate, and advertising them to present your homes to Realtors and their buyers.  

viii.      Sending an email out to in-house database of prospects

ix.      Mailing out postcards when appropriate.

x.      Contacting your neighbors to promote the property.

xi.      Asking clients and colleagues if they know of possible buyers. 

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