Selling Your Home
Selling your home can be a complicated process that affects your family and your future. When you hire an agent to represent you in the sale of your home, you are hiring someone to work in your best interests and help educate you on the ins and outs of selling a home.
One of the first decisions you will make once you have decided to sell your home is the price. One of the most important things that will determine the value of your home is a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis.)
CMA’s are designed to help you set the price of your home in an educated manner. A CMA will include many factors in determining the price of your home:
- Square Footage
- Number of Bedrooms and Bathrooms
- Lot Size
- Amenities such as fireplaces, swimming pools, views, etc.
CMA’s will include homes that have recently sold in your neighborhood to help you determine the best price to help you get your home sold.
If you would like a professional CMA for your home, please request a CMA. I will be happy to help you determine the best price for the sale of your home!
Some Common Questions
Q: Why should I hire an agent? Can’t I do this myself?
A: It can be tempting to save a commission and sell your home yourself. However, according to NAR (National Association of Realtors) only 10% of homes sold across the nation are being sold For Sale By Owner (FSBO). The typical FSBO home sold for $150,000 compared to $215,000 for agent-assisted home sales.
Q: What should I hire Equity Agent Christine Gilmour?
A: Chris can help provide you with up-to-date information that may affect the sale of your home. Comparable home sales, market conditions and financing terms available are just a few key pieces of information that will help in determining the best price.
A: Chris can help you evaluate offers objectively. There is more to an offer than price. It is important to evaluate all of the factors that may be involved with an offer. There may be contingencies in the offer, inspections, appraisal; the buyer may have a home to sell- these things could all affect your decision in accepting an offer.
A: Chris can help you navigate your way to a successful closing. There can be many obstacles throughout the home buying process. Your Equity Agent is trained to help you overcome the detours and resolve any potential issues to move forward to a successful closing.