Real Estate for Sellers
“I understand how stressful and challenging selling your home can be.
With over 15 years of experience, I pride myself on providing my clients with the best possible resources and strategies for a smooth, fast, and profitable selling process. My goal is to represent your home in the best possible light and to make you feel at ease while I navigate the nuances of the selling process for you.”
Deciding to Sell
While at times, homeowners have no choice other than to sell their house, this is generally a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. If you’re considering selling, here are some questions to ask yourself before you list.
What is my home value?
To find out what your home is worth, visit our Home Valuation page here to get a valuation quote from our Valuation experts.
How much will it cost me in fees and repairs?
While ideally you’ll be able to make some money from the sale of your home, there are initial costs to consider when selling. Prepping your home for the sale, and calculating your realtor’s commission are things you’ll need to factor in.
How’s my equity?
Home equity is calculated like this: (Your home’s current market value) – (Your mortgage balance) = Your home equity
How long will the sale take
Your real estate agent should know the average amount of time a home in your neighborhood spends on the market. Depending on the length of time a home takes to sell in your area may either encourage or deter you from selling now.
Preparing for your sale
There are plenty of small changes you can make to help your home sell faster!
Address Your Curb Appeal
A good realtor can help you make small, inexpensive adjustments to the outside of your home that will entice house hunters. After all, that first glance can make a powerful impression!
Declutter And Depersonalize
You not only want to have a tidy home to present to interested buyers, but you also want them to be able to picture themselves in the space. This can be hard for visitors to do if you have lots of family photos and distracting knick knacks.
Take Care Of Minor Repairs
You know that ugly, peeling wallpaper in the guest bath? Or dripping pipe under the sink? Now’s the perfect time to address any little repairs and cosmetic changes you’ve been putting off. Small issues can act as a big deterrent.
Choosing The Right Broker
A good agent will suggest a list price that they feel confident will attract a buyer, but ultimately the price you list is your decision. To find the best agent to guide you through this process, ask the following questions:
How many years have you sold real estate in this area?
Experience says a lot, and the more familiar your agent is with the buyers in your location, the better he or she will be able to help you.
How many homes have you sold in your career?
Knowing the volume of successful sales and happy clients your realtor has worked with will help you determine their qualifications.
What is the range you would list my home at?
An honest realtor will give you a range rather than a flat number. Be sure you get the whole picture – high end and low end – and don’t be afraid to compare to other agents.
Above all else, pick an honest realtor with plenty of experience, and great communication skills!
What To Expect In The Selling Process
Decide together on a competitive price
Your agent will look at your market value, and help you land on a competitive listing price that you’re happy with.
Get ready to negotiate
Most homes go through some back and forth and negotiation processes. Trust that your realtor will help you navigate these happenings strategically.
Choose how you’ll market
Your realtor will give you options for where your house will be listed and advise you on the most successful marketing methods.
Embrace showings and open houses
Get ready to do a deep clean, and put your best foot forward as you show your house to potential buyers!
Escrow, property appraisal, and inspection
These steps are all part of the home buying process, and while each step may require some patience, you’re getting closer and closer to your sale!
Prepare to close
Give one last formal walk through with your new buyer, and then sign on the dotted line. You’ve officially sold your house!
A Real Estate agent you can trust
Founded in 2010 by one of Silicon Valley’s most knowledgeable realtors, Bluefin Realty has been helping fulfill their clients real estate goals for nearly a decade.
Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, Marc Gallardo will walk you through the process with complete transparency, patience, and a perseverance that only stops once the deal is closed and you’re completely satisfied.
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