Local Selling Tips

Home Selling Articles and Advice If you are thinking of selling your home, chances are you're caught up in a mass of emotions. You may be looking forward to moving up to a new home or facing the uncertainty of a major move across country. You may be reluctant to leave your memories behind or eager to start new and exciting adventures. Remember, I am here to help you with any of your needs. Call or e-mail me today! To discover what your home is worth in today's market, click here! Getting Your House Ready to Sell Introduction: Emotion vs. Reason De-Personalizing the House Removing Clutter, Though You May Not Think of it as Clutter Fixing Up the House Interior Fixing up Outside the House Want to Start Off With a High Sales Price? Beware! Meeting with Real Estate Professionals Which Real Estate Professional Do You Choose? What Happens Behind the Scenes Dropping Your Price...Too Late? Types of Listing Contracts Open Listings One-Time Show Exclusive Agency Listings Exclusive Right to Sell Details of a Listing Contract Price and Terms of Sale Lockbox - Yes or No? Real Estate Commission Multiple Listing Service Agency Duties of a Listing Agent Resolution of Disputes Listing Commissions and Related Issues Is the Commission Negotiable? How and When the Commission is Earned "Hot" Market Under-Pricing Strategy - Commission Issues The Listing Agent & Marketing Your Home The "Real" Role of a Listing Agent Preliminary Marketing - the "For Sale" Sign Preliminary Marketing - Flyers and the Brochure Box The Listing Agent - Marketing Your House to Other Agents The Multiple Listing Service Office Preview Broker Previews and Culinary Delights Office Flyers Marketing Sessions The Listing Agent - Marketing Your House to Homebuyers The Purpose of Advertising in General Real Estate Company Advertising Individual Agent Advertising Neighborhood Announcements Open Houses Showing Your House to Home Buyers Convenience and Availability Why You Should Not Be Home Lighting, Fragrances, Pet Control and More Keeping the House Tidy and Neat