Selling Your Home

Our team would like to share some insights and tips for making the sale of your house as quick and easy as possible. Can a real estate agent really help in selling your home? Yes! But there is a lot of work involved and it’s only by coordinating our efforts—yours and ours—that we can avoid the pitfalls, time delays, and aggravations that can flare up during the house selling period.

Let Go of Your Emotions Regarding the House
Whether it’s been home for many years or just a few, you may have memories and “feelings” that can interfere with the selling process. You must now see that what was one your home, now becomes your house. You need to think of your house as a marketable commodity, a property, something separate from yourself that you need to sell to someone else. Our goal is to shorten the time it takes to sell the house so you can move on to the next phase of your life.

What to Look for in a Realtor when Selling a House
The majority of house sellers feel that it’s better to entrust the sale of their biggest investment to a professional rather than trying to learn on a trial-and-error basis. Due to the complexities of modern real estate transactions which include legal and financial components, working with a professional is highly recommended. So, how do you choose a Realtor who will be effective?

Look for the Following Attributes:

  • A sense of professionalism
  • A full-time Realtor who is as committed to the industry as he or she is to getting your house sold!
  • Is familiar with the area in which your house is located
  • Is familiar with the price range and can negotiate with qualified buyers in the price range in which your house will be listed
  • Shows evidence of advertising and marketing ability
  • Provides references from previous sellers

You Should also Ask the Following:

  • Are you a full-time Realtor?
  • How long have you been in the real estate industry?
  • Are you an MLS (Multiple Listing Service) member?
  • How familiar are you with the area where my house is located?
  • Can you supply 3 names of recent clients so I can contact them for reference purposes?
  • How did you arrive at the suggested listing price for my house?
  • How would you keep me informed of the progress of the sale of my house?

Be an Informed Seller
In our initial conversation, we will ask you many questions in order to set the list price for your house. Trying to put a price on your house without professional help is almost never successful. Pricing a home involves evaluating various market conditions and financial factors. We can help by providing up-to-date information on what is happening in the marketplace and the price, terms and conditions of other houses for sale in your area. These are key factors in getting your property sold at the best price, quickly and with minimum wrangling. Our team is highly skilled at helping you successfully navigate all aspects of the house selling process.

Determining Market Value of Your House
You may have a fairly good idea of what you think your house is worth, but predicting how much someone will pay for your house should not be a guessing game. Unlike clothing or automobile prices that fluctuate according to their shelf live or newer models, the market value of a house is simply the price at which the house, in as-in condition, will sell within a given period of time. We will provide you with a “Competitive Market Analysis” that may or may not agree with what you think your house is worth. Team Murray will provide this data so you can make an informed decision about where you would like your house to be positioned within the competitive marketplace.

You can count on our honesty, integrity and professionalism. Our promise to you is that we will NEVER engage in the practice of “Buying a Listing”, that is, agreeing with you or inflating the recommended list price for the sole purpose of eventually talking you into lowering the price. As stated before, our goal is to get your property sold, at the best price, and within the timeframe that best fits your need.

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