Our Concierge Style Services Include:
- Gathering information about your home to prepare to list it for sale.
- Analyzing comparable home sales in the area, then using that information to help you better estimate your property’s value, so it can be priced right to sell.
- Designing an effective strategy to market your home.
- Listing and maintaining your home on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), and Regional Listing Service (RMLS), maximizing its exposure to prospective buyers locally, nationally and internationally.
- Posting photos and information about the home on high-volume websites, email blasts, sending open house invitations, and placing advertisements in local publications.
- Bringing qualified buyers to preview your home.
- Writing offers and working as the intermediary between the Buyer and Seller when an offer comes in. We also place the buyer’s deposit in escrow and take care of necessary paperwork.
- Guiding you through all aspects of the sales contract and dealing with the buyer on any items that may need to be negotiated.
- Tracking the status of the contract compliance and timelines.
- Helping to arrange financing, home inspections and appraisals, and other details that are part of the preparation for closing the deal.
- Attending home inspections, and walk through inspections and servinf as your representative at the closing.
Homeowners unfamiliar with the appraisal process might not know if there is anything they can do to make the process go more smoothly. While certain variables involved in the appraisal process, such as location of the home and the value of surrounding homes, are beyond homeowners’ control, the Appraisal Institute recommends homeowners take the following steps before an appraiser visits their home.
CLEAN THE HOUSE
A dirty home that is full of clutter will not make the best impression on appraisers. Dirty homes may be vulnerable to insect infestations that can lead to structural problems with the home. While a dirty home is not necessarily an indicator of infestations or a reflection of a home’s value, a clean home will create a stronger first impression with an appraiser.
MAKE ANY NECESSARY REPAIRS AHEAD OF THE APPOINTMENT
Homeowners who have been putting off repairs should make them before the appraiser arrives. Homes with repairs that still need to be made will likely be valued less than similar homes with no such repair issues. Though repairs can be costly, investing in home repairs will likely increase both the appraisal and resale value of the home.
OBTAIN ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENTS BEFORE THE APPRAISER ARRIVES
Homeowners who have certain documentation at the ready can speed up the appraisal process. Such documentation may include a survey of the house and property; a deed or title report; a recent tax bill; if applicable, a list of items to be sold with the house; purchase history of the home; and the original plans and specifications of the home.
INFORM THE APPRAISER ABOUT RECENT IMPROVEMENTS
Homeowners can inform appraisers about any recent improvements to the home and the cost of those improvements. The value of home improvements with regard to a home’s appraisal value vary, depending on a host of variables, but having such information at the ready can help appraisers make the most informed appraisal possible.