Selling your homeYou want to sell your home quickly and for the best price. I am here to help you, with a customized marketing plan that works for you.
Selling your home can be a very stressful life event
Regardless of the market, there’s a lot of effort and time involved in getting your home ready for sale. It’s not easy to open the doors of your home for strangers to come traipsing in and peering into every nook and corner. It can be very painful to have complete strangers picking your home apart and bringing back negative reports. Nobody wants to listen to inspectors tear into their homes with their written reports on how they’ve failed to maintain the homes. The bottom line is that you have to rise above all these challenges if you want to sell your home. If you choose the right Realtor, it can all be handled with a little bit more understanding along with a perfect plan to get top dollar in the market.
It is very important to have a plan in place and to ensure that such a plan is executed perfectly. Though I realize that not everybody will follow this advice, however, anyone who follows it is certain to enjoy a faster transaction, a better sale price, and a generally seamless procedure. For sellers who are still living on the property, transforming it from living mode to selling mode is the most important part of this process. You must be able to transform your home from a private sanctuary into a showcase. You may be wondering how to go about this. I might not be able to give you a complete summary here, but I can give you a few tips on how to get it done. Selling is a form of art and there are lots of skills required that a lot of people do not possess.
There are step-by-step procedures for this process and employing the services of an expert will ensure that everything goes according to plan. If you’re one of those that think a real estate agent’s job is all about putting up “for sale” signs, then you need to have a talk with me. The first thing you need to know is that real estate agents vary. There’s more to being an expert in this profession. It involves possessing the requisite skills to appreciate the value of a home. For instance, the ability to understand the effect of functional and economic obsolescence, being able to evaluate the home’s appreciable factors, or the ability to evaluate diminishing marginal returns when you have to are examples of such skills. You must know what will provide you with the highest return on your investment. It is important to always have that in mind when analyzing any investment regardless of what the investment is about. The aim is to make sure that your home appeals to a high number of potential buyers.
It is a great rule of thumb to schedule a consultation meeting at least 30 days before the date you want your home to go on the market. With this, you’ll give yourself more time to put things in order, thereby increasing the odds of getting good results. However, there are situations that might require you to schedule such a meeting 60 days ahead.
My entire career has been devoted to ensuring that my clients get satisfaction. In order to achieve this objective, I broadened my knowledge to improve my skills in preparation for all the available buyer experiences. Receiving designations like the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and the Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) have equipped me to be able to provide my clients with the highest degree of skill and professionalism that can be found anywhere in this field. Please feel free to go through my educational background to view all the designations and certificates that I have been able to earn and their implication on you as a buyer.
Here are some ways I can help you sell your home
First Time Sellers
Out of all the selling experiences, this is probably the most terrifying; it’s even scarier than purchasing a home. This is the moment when you discover whether or not you gained on the value of your home. A lot of things will probably cross your mind at this moment, you’ll wonder if you carried out enough upgrades on the property, if you maintained it enough, if you chose the right colors, and so on. It is at this moment that you’ll feel the impact of all the decisions you made when the property was in your name. We’ll serve as your guide through the entire process, helping you prepare for sale and ensuring that you get the best possible price for your property.
Putting your upscale home on the market is not without its own peculiar challenges. The selling price of the home alone is enough to get rid of a sizeable number of prospective buyers. This is why it is essential for you to make sure that your list price is on point and the home is decked and ready to be presented. You should know that the best Realtor for the job does not necessarily have to be the one with the best looking flier or one with the most attractive presentation. The best Realtor is the one that will get the job done with a combination of efficiency and alacrity. A lot of high-end sellers want to work with the best which means they’re always on the look-out for the best in the industry. An excellent way to begin will be to choose an agent who deals in luxury homes. It is also very important to work with an expert with an eye for details.
Selling and Buying (Move-Up Sellers)
This involves two transactions and is regarded as one of the hardest selling experiences, which makes it imperative for you to have a good plan laid out. If you think any transaction is stressful, try finding a home or selling one in this market! It is very important for you to discuss everything you want, which is why my advice is for us to do a buyer and seller consultation meeting at your home. We will have a discussion on how you want your next home to be like and appraise every feature of your home. We will carry out a review of several homes before putting your home on the market in order to ensure that your requirements can be found out there. In essence, we’ll make sure that your desire is achieved. All these will require a lot of information and consultations and even follow-up meetings if necessary.
This may involve something like selling your commercial retail building or a building for mixed use, or a condo that has been in your possession for over ten years. I have done business with several investors in the field of flipping where we combine resources to purchase a property and plan how to sell it. None of these sales can be equated to putting your primary home on the market. It does not involve any emotion, just the calculation of profit. All it involves is trying to maximize profit. A lot of investors make use of 1031 exchanges which can be a very essential tool. Whichever way you look at it, we try our best to get the best out of the property when it goes on the open market.
The word relocating in this term can mean corporate relocation or relocating without transfer from an organization. It is imperative to engage the services of an expert when going through this process. Majority of the relocation companies out there will rather have a REALTOR with the Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) designation. However, the number of REALTORS who possess this designation is not even up to one percent. This designation is part of my portfolio, which means I have assisted many families in getting through this tasking move. Although a lot of the relocating companies out there will rather have you use their REALTOR, it is important to note that as long as you find a REALTOR who is ready to work within the limits of the relocation company and possess a good understanding of how relocation companies work, there’s nothing stopping you from picking a REALTOR of your choice. It is advisable to go with an expert who possesses the skills, and a first-hand experience of how relocation companies operate, because it involves more details than a regular sale. We’ll work with you to complete all the necessary relocation documents on time and monitor them till your house is sold.
Downsizing in any form is never an easy task. When it comes down to it, you’re moving from a place you’ve called home for years. Doesn’t matter where you’re moving to, whether it’s a nursing home, with a friend, or if you’re moving into a smaller home that we can also help you buy, you’ll require a lot of preparation. This is where we come in to make sure the entire process goes on without a glitch.
The owners in this situation are always deceased, and most of the time the people we work with are the relatives. This is why we always try to be sensitive about the approach we take. We help you get the home on the market making use of all the skills at our disposal. This kind of sale involves certain steps like, getting the will to probate and knowing the executor/executrix. We can also provide you with any kind of help you require of us. We have worked with a lot of estate lawyers who have complete faith in our ability to handle sale of estates. We have done this several times and have an impeccable success record to show for it.
Short Sale Sellers
This is a situation in which you owe more on your house than its current market value. You can decide to work with your real estate agent and your bank to put your house on the open market. By doing this, you can sell “short” through mutual cooperation between you and your bank. All these can be very trying, especially having to deal with the bank and attempting to find the best solution to the problem. In all the short sales we’ve handled, we have been able to successfully eliminate the damage that foreclosure would have caused your credit. All these require plenty of cooperation between the seller and the bank to make it work. There are cases where the sale fails leading to foreclosure of the property.
This is the most sensitive selling experience. There are cases where the spouses don’t agree on certain things, but we have the training to resolve all the issues and go ahead with the sale with all the compassion that the situation requires. We have the required training to act as mediator to handle the sale whether it is court ordered or voluntary sale. Over the years, we’ve worked with lots of divorce attorneys who have complete faith in our ability to handle the sale of a marital asset.
We get that you have a right to sell your property yourself if you want to, but statistics have however shown that this does not often turn out in your favor. There are so many factors that give credibility to this statistics. The first is that, Realtors contribute knowledge and skill that overshadows the commission involved. The second is that Multi-Listing Service (MLS) which happens to be the most effective tool is not being utilized. Prices in a competitive sellers’ market sometimes go high because of the competition involved. I suggest you first schedule a consultation meeting with me, if you’re considering taking on the task of selling your house by yourself. At the end of the day, a seller should only concern themselves with how much money they will NET from the sale, and not how much they perceive to save on a commission. Am sure we can come up with a good plan to get your home sold. Am confident that you will love what we have to offer.
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Bucks and Montgomery County Real Estate Specialist
The most important qualities found in any great Bucks County real estate agent are far and wide the same: experience, in-depth knowledge of the local market, and a bit of market foresight to ensure their clients stay one step ahead. Mike Friedman holds all of those qualities, certainly, but it’s the relationships and the genuine care that he provides his clients that truly sets him apart from other realtors serving the Montgomery County real estate market.