A listing agent is hired by the seller to sell their home. Listing agent represent you the seller and protects your best interest in the transaction, from writing the contract to negotiation's. We perform an price evaluation on your home based on current market conditions.
Listing agents should do a thorough walk through of home inside and out and point out simple ideas of improvement for home to show well. A few simple idea's would be power wash exterior to remove mold build up from trees, hedges and dirt build up to include gutters, facia, driveway and sidewalks. Windows cleaned inside and out. Buyers mindset is that if they see something out of place, what else can i find?
For example, outside curb appeal front and back yard. When someone interested drives by I want your home to catch the eye. A pristine lawn and hedges trimmed etc front and back. Many may think if it looks like this on the outside, it may look even better on the inside. Once inside, declutter to the utmost. This means all countertops in home, remove certain religious ornaments and pictures. You will be shocked on how this spooks several buyers.
Believe it or not, the front door and color makes an inviting entrance provided you have pets please do all you can to prevent dog hair or smell. Some buyer's family may have allergies and this may drive them away. If they love the house even more, they may pull up all carpet if in home.
As you drive through through several communities, you will see the difference from home to home and truly a learning experience. You will find each realtor has different levels of expertise, as for myself, this is why I stay educated for you by enrolling in advanced education. I hold a valued certification of GRI, which is called Graduated Realtor Institute. This course enhances realtor's knowledge on how to market your home and educate sellers from many different approaches on how their home should be priced based on market conditions. From fourteen years of experience, I truly believe this is truly proven and works.