There are many reasons a home owner may wish to sell, not the least of which is outgrowing an existing space. In addition, you may need to relocate for work, you may be downsizing after the kids go off to college or, perhaps, you are simply ready for a new chapter in life.
ELPIS Real Estate Boutique believes selling your home is a positive challenge, an honor and an opportunity to build a lasting relationship that carries you from this address to every new adventure in the future. As a seller, you are facing a pivotal decision. Shouldn’t it be as streamlined, efficient and stress-free as possible?
Every real estate advisor on the ELPIS team is committed to delivering exceptional results. Yes, we will ask you a lot (and we mean a lot) of questions, all designed to know your every wish and need. Yes, we will be there to answer every (and we mean every) question you encounter along the way—there are no silly questions, as we love sharing what we know and learning from you in return. Most importantly, we are here to deliver an amazing experience.
Pricing Your Home
With all of the tools and calculators online these days, it may look like pricing a home is as easy as a few clicks. Honestly, an experienced real estate agent takes into account a diverse collection of factors when devising a pricing strategy:
- Is it a buyer’s or seller’s market?
- Are prices rising or falling in your area?
- How will the average buyer pay for the home?
- What type of financing is typical?
- What other factors influenced recent sales?
The team at ELPIS loves technology and is, we admit it, a bunch of data junkies. But sometimes you have go deeper than the data—understand the who, what, where and why. This means getting out from behind the numbers and into the homes that will be your competition. It means picking up the phone and talking to agents to see why a home sold for 10% (or below) all the other homes in the neighborhood. These are the whys that aren’t evident on Zillow. Data can tell you what a home sold for . . . an outstanding real estate advisor can tell you why.
Preparing Your Home to Sell
Maximizing your sales price generally means maximizing your home’s appeal. During our initial consultation, we will discuss your wants, needs and budget for improvement. Sometimes an as-is sale is the best solution. We will help you determine that with certainty. Our in-depth walkthrough will create a checklist to identify the key improvements needed to maximize your home’s appeal.
Preparing a home for sale is more than a good scrub and a few extra light bulbs. First, you must assess your home through the eyes of a potential buyer. ELPIS will walk you through a detailed review of the interior and exterior of your home, while offering proven tips to help make your home more attractive to potential buyers. These tips may include things like:
- Removing or rearranging furnishings
- Adding furniture to empty rooms
- Painting rooms with attractive colors
- Simplifying drawer and closet contents
- Increasing lighting
- Making minor repairs
- Trimming back on clutter
Knowing that many sellers have busy lives and may feel overwhelmed with this initial staging, ELPIS is happy to recommend quality service providers to assist you.
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