Make sure you are picking an agent that your are comfortable with. This agent will be asking you many questions about your home, taking pictures and possibly "staging your home to make it more marketable". Realtors or agents, are professionals with experience in the market and highly trained to get you the most out of your property.
All homes fluctuate in price given the market and neighborhood. In order to find out how much your property is worth, we will do a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) to make sure that your home is right at the market value. This is determined by the bedrooms and baths, approximate square footage, size rooms, age of the home, property taxes, and desirable amenities such as fireplaces and pools. Depending on the market the CMA will go back in time as long ago as a year or a month or week ago. The range can also vary. Some will just cover a few streets around your home, CMAs can cover areas as narrow as one or two streets surrounding your home, or as broad as an entire subdivision.
After your listing agent has run the comps on your home, she/he will sit down with you and determine the fair market asking price for your property. Once this number has been reached, you will sign the listing agreement and your agent will start the marketing process.
Your agent will prepare a marketing plan for you containing all aspects of your home to market your property. Your property will be actively promoted on the local MLS, through MLS services, social medias, internet, flyers to local neighbors and neighborhoods and postcards. A lockbox will be placed at your home for Realtors to view and show your home to interested buyers.
While this is not everything you need to know - it's a good start. Buying a home is a stressful and complicated process. Having a good, reliable and experienced agent to help you through the process will help in more ways than you know. An agent is there to protect you and advocate for your needs.
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