Why Should You Choose Rose City?
We not only live and work right here in this community, but stay ahead of trends in the real estate industry through comprehensive, industry-leading training and research. Our team of professionals can provide you with an expert market analysis of what you can realistically expect to receive as the selling price for your home or property and have the negotiating skills necessary to make sure you get it.
We founded our agency on the principles of trust and honesty. When its time to sell your home, you want an agent who will answer your questions- even the hard ones- and who will be by your side through it all. From the first day you put a sign in your yard until closing.
We use the leading-edge tools and training to give us the advantage in marketing your home to the greatest number of buyers for the quickest possible sale. And we throw in a lot of old-fashioned service so when a potential buyer discovers your property, one of our agents is there to guide them the process from the very beginning.
At Rose City Realty, your needs always come first. We understand that it is often more emotional to sell a home than to buy a home. That’s why we will be with you each step of the process to make sure you sell at the right time and at the right price. When you work with us, you’ll get an experienced real estate professional who not only lives and works in this community but really knows the marketplace. That means we can help in setting a price for your home that is right for market conditions, for your neighborhood and for your needs. Our unique marketing system then puts your property in front of thousands of potential buyers every single day so it sells quickly and at the highest price possible. Selling your home is a big decision. Trust it to the agency that puts your needs first. Rose City Realty, Inc.
I’m interested in selling my home.
How do I start?
Make Your Home look Great
Presentation is everything. Home buyers are attracted to clean, spacious and attractive houses. Your goal is to dazzle buyers. Brighten-up the house and remove all clutter from counter tops, tables and rooms. Scrub-down your house from top to bottom. Make it sparkle. Simple aesthetic improvements such as trimming trees, planting flowers, fixing squeaking steps, broken tiles, shampooing rugs and even repainting a faded bedroom will greatly enhance the appeal of your house. Also, make sure your house smells good. That’ s right, clean out the cat box and light mildly scented candles. Invite your Rose City Realty, Inc. listing agent over to walk through your house like a buyer would. Get their opinion on how it “shows.” The stuffed donkey in the family room may have to go to your in-laws for a while.
Price Your Home Right
NO AMOUNT OF ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION WILL OVERCOME IMPROPER PRICING! Overpriced listings are quickly written off by comparison shopping buyers and agents alike as well as make competing homes look like an even better value. Your Rose City Realty, Inc. agent will use MLS (Multiple Listing Service) sales data to do a thorough market analysis. This information will show the range of prices similar homes have sold for and guide you and your agent to the property listing price. The home selling market dictates the price (not what you think it should be worth). If current, relevant, comparable sales date is not available, the assistance of an appraiser may be required.
In order to achieve the most beneficial sale, a home must have full market exposure. Without a doubt, the best way to accomplish this is through the Multiply Listing Service (MLS). This system puts information about your property at the fingertips of all area Real Estate Agents and their buyers. This is particularly important in reaching out of town buyers. The buyers are often corporate transferees who must shop quickly and efficiently. They normally have the assistance of the company and are considered the best buying prospects.
With increased technology, your agent will have access to multiple websites and social media to further market your property.
Expect a Home Inspection
High importance is placed on home inspections. Typically the process involves a top-to-bottom inspection of the property, performed by an inspector who is chosen and paid by the buyers. After the buyers review the report, they have the right to ask that some or all of the defects discovered by repaired. The seller may not be obligated to make these repairs; however, if they cannot reach an agreement within the prescribed time period, the contract dies. Both the buyers and sellers move back to square one. The buyer must look for another house and the sellers must look for other buyers. This process can easily amount to a complete renegotiation of the contract. The role of the listing and selling sales people is critically important to successfully negotiate this often difficult process. It can be very advantageous for a seller to perform a home inspection on their property prior to listing. This way, any major concerns can be addressed by the seller.
Helpful Tips for How to Prepare Your
Home For Sale
- Tidy up the grounds, porches and garage; Keep the lawn trimmed-and edged. Make sure that your yard is cleaned.
- Your front door adds to that first impression. Be sure it is scrubbed or repainted, if necessary.
- Wash windows and clean/dust window coverings.
- If any decorating or painting is needed (especially in the kitchen), do it now!Twenty dollars worth of paint could make a large difference in the sales price.
- Bathrooms help sell homes. Make this room sparkle.
- Illumination is like a welcome sign. Replace bulbs and turn on the lights.
- Wash dishes, make beds, put away clothes and straighten up.
- Keep pets out of the way during showings; many people are allergic.
- Leave the showing to the salesperson. The salesperson knows the buyer’s needs and requirements and can best emphasize the features of your home.
- Don’t discuss anything about the sale with a potential customer. Let your agent discuss price, terms, possession and other items concerning the sale. Your agent is qualified to bring negotiations to a favorable conclusion.
- Never apologize for appearance; it either distracts or accentuates the problem.
- Pack away valuables; store extra furniture, nick-knacks, and medicines out of site.