Decision to Sell
So you have made the decision to sell your home. It’s a good idea to clarify your motivations for selling and setting up a time frame in which to sell? Why do you want to sell? Knowing your reasons for selling will help us to determine the best way to help you achieve your goal. When should you put your property on the market? We need to coordinate a time frame so we can get your house sold as quickly as you would like. What is the market like? You can rest assured that we are on top of all the latest housing market trends. How is my home marketed? Buyers shop using a variety of resources; licensed real estate agents, social media networks, listing services, and word of mouth. We actively seek out the buyer in these forums as well as direct contact with other agents who are looking for a home in your area.
Preparing to Sell
Increasing the appeal of your home and its marketability is not terribly difficult and can lead to a lasting positive impact on a potential buyer.
Curb Appeal is easy to generate by adding small touches to your yard like colorful plants, cleaning the front and making sure everything is neat and tidy.
Property Repairs can be as simple as polishing outside fixtures, window repairs, cleaning gutters, and adding a fresh coat of paint. Potential buyers will be wowed by your property.
Cleaning and Staging really gives the potential buyer a view of what your property might look like if they lived there. De-clutter the kids’ rooms and the office. Have the carpets cleaned, and wash the windows. Place fresh flowers near the entry and make the home as inviting as possible.
We will present your property for sale by having open houses, caravans, and broker sneak peeks. You don’t even need to be present. We’ll be ready to answer any and all potential buyer’s questions and will show off the best your property has to offer.
Decision to Buy
Purchasing property is probably the largest financial decision you will ever make and it must be made carefully. We can walk you through all the stages of home buying and help you compile a list of things you need to know and think about in order to purchase a home that you’ll love for many years to come. Ask yourself, Why do you want to buy? Are you moving to a new area? Have you outgrown your current home? Are you looking for a smaller space now that your children are grown and have moved out? Are you looking to invest in a property? Preparation is key to successful home ownership. By being prepared at the outset, you are more inclined to securing the funding necessary for acquiring your home.
One way to be prepared is to Build Your Green File. This is a file that will contain all of the documents you need to help you get financed. It will contain:
- Financial Statements
- Auto Loans
- Credit Cards
- Bank Accounts
- Recent Pay Stubs
- 401K Statements
- Life Insurance
- Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Account Information
Check Your Credit Score with all of the top three credit reporting agencies as it will have a big impact on the type of property you can purchase, and at what price. Shop Around now that you have secured your loan, have a list of “must haves” and “would likes”, and have a budget for your home.
Take a Drive around the neighborhoods you might like to live in and get a sense for what living in those communities would be like. Narrow Your List of potential homes by looking at the neighborhoods you most want to live in and which homes have the most “must haves” from your list. Once you have identified your favorite homes, we’ll make appointments for you to view the homes, and walk through; making sure the home is what you want and is a sound investment.
Once you’ve decided on the best property for you, it’s important to prepare the offer with the assistance of a knowledgeable agent. An experienced agent will investigate potential expenses associated with the property, and can help you draft your offer in a way that gives you an advantage over other offers.
Now you can relax and enjoy your new home here in San Diego!