“When you choose me to represent your home, I will market it to an extent unmatched – undreamed of — by any other Realtor. I invest a great deal of time, energy and money to ensure not only the highest sales price possible for your home, but that the process — your experience — is as smooth and stress-free as possible. I am fortunate to have the support of my real estate team, a group of highly trained professionals, to assist me in ensuring a seamless, efficient and straightforward path to your success.”
Choosing the Best Realtor
Choosing a Realtor is generally both the first and most important decision you will make in your home selling process. Frequently, a home will be your largest asset and you want to be certain that your Realtor has the expertise, experience and enthusiasm to be trusted with the preparation, marketing and sale of your home.
Enhancing Curb Appeal
A Buyer’s first impression of your home is the most powerful and lasting. If your home lacks “curb appeal,” potential Buyers may continue driving past your home without even entering. We can help you determine which measures can improve your home’s curb appeal for a small investment of money and time, which will yield large returns.
Repairing and Improving the Right Items
Major repairs, such as adding a room, or completely remodeling your house, generally have under 100% return on investment.
In contrast, minor repairs that improve the appearance of your home can be done with little expense and offer over 100% return on investment. These minor repairs should be undertaken before you sell your home, as you will typically get more money back for each dollar you spend on them.
Other cost effective enhancements include a fresh coat of paint, planting colorful flowers, a good “spring clean”, de-cluttering, and de-personalizing. Clearning off kitchen and bathroom countertops, and removing any over-sized furniture are an easy way to make the home appear as light and bright as possible.
A house shows best when all lights are turned on (including all lamps), all window coverings/blinds are open, and the temperature is comfortable. Stray away from scented candles. Be sure to show off the homes “bells and whistles”. For example, display the surround sound with a soothing soundtrack, switch on the pools waterfeatures, and light the fireplaces (when it’s not too hot!).
Pricing Your Property
You really only have one chance to make a good first impression, and that is when it goes on the market. The level of interest by potential buyers and other Realtors is highest right when your property comes on the market.
A property that is priced at market value will attract a fair amount of interest and will generally receive one or two offers, probably selling for around or slightly below list price.
Through newspaper and online advertising, Realtor tours, open houses and listing on the Multiple Listing Service your property will be seen by thousands of people in a variety of ways. Jillian goes the extra mile, and markets your property more aggressively than other agents – this is her specialty. In addition to conventional marketing techniques, Jillian actively markets your home using professional photography, property flyers, postcards, virtual tours, video, and all forms of social media.
Evaluating an Offer
When presented appropriately (this includes pricing strategy), after your home has been placed on the market, it will have generated sufficient interest to garner at least one, and hopefully multiple offers.
After a contract is signed & accepted, the parties enter into an escrow period where all financing is verified by an independent title company, and title is readied for transfer.
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