Sell a Home
How to Find a Realtor To Help Sell Your Home
Hiring the wrong real estate agent can be a sale-killer for your home. It’s worth the time and effort to research companies and agents to set you and your family up for success.
Some qualities to look for in an exceptional agent include:
The asking price is not the only thing that will probably be negotiated; your agent should help navigate other angles such as move in and move out dates, condition of the house and financing.
A real estate agent can help you keep track of inspections, appraisals and keep you on track through the selling process in general.
A “Voice of Reason”
Selling your home can be an emotional process. Your agent should remain an objective voice throughout the process and help you see things from a fresh view.
Experience and Networking
Selling and buying homes is a people business. The agent you select should have an expansive network and good rapport with fellow agents.
You want a real estate agent who is capable of giving you a competitive market analysis for your home. A home priced too high will only sit on the market longer, and potential buyers may start to wonder if something is wrong with it.
In today’s market, your agent should have a strong online presence. Many house hunters start their search on the internet and then select their favorites to visit. Your agent should offer a marketing plan.
You also have the option to talk to previous clients for references, and research an agent’s credentials such as licensing, education, and certification.
Licensed in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, the Lundgren Real Estate team encompasses experienced, honest, and trustworthy realtors that will help you through the selling process. Our real estate agents are willing to go the extra mile and use a wide range of marketing tools.
While selling a home can be a stressful and time-consuming process, Lundgren Group can help you simplify, showcase your home, and find a competitive and appropriate price range.
Meanwhile, what can you do to help set your home up for success?
Remove your personal photographs from the house. You want potential buyers to be able to see themselves living there, not be distracted by another family’s photos or heirlooms.
This seems obvious, but it goes beyond dusting and mopping. Remove books from bookcases, clean cobwebs, replace worn rugs, hang fresh towels, wash windows and wax floors.
Make minor repairs.
This is the time to fix leaky faucets, replace burned-out light bulbs and fix cracked floors or walls.
Don’t forget the outside of your house, too! Trim bushes, mow the lawn, clear the sidewalks, and refresh any faded trim.