The decision to sell your home or other real property is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. For most of us, our home is among our biggest assets in financial terms, and the memories we’ve accumulated there can make that place seem priceless. Because of its importance and the emotional ties that are hard to sever, the home selling process can be stressful. Just a few mis-steps can prove very costly. I’m here to help you avoid those pitfalls and successfully close a sale.
To achieve the best possible financial outcome and minimize the unpleasantness, it’s important to partner with a professional that makes you feel comfortable and whose advice and opinion you respect. These pages are focused on listing your home for sale. My goal is both to provide useful information on how to have a great listing experience and to give you a sense of how I approach the home selling process.
Home sellers typically have 2 goals: get the best possible price and close the sale as quickly as reasonably possible. Getting “top dollar” at a closing that takes place without undue delay is a great listing experience. In simple form, here’s what you need to do to achieve those 2 goals:
- Choose the right real estate professional as your partner
- Price your home to sell
- Get your home ready for sale and stay committed to keeping up its ability to show well
- React to market feedback while your home is on the market
- Understand that a real estate sales contract is not last step – a successful closing is
Because each of these topics is so important, I’ve given them their own page.
I’d like the opportunity to list your home for sale. I think you’ll find that I’m:
- Straightforward and hard working
- Internet savvy – take your own look around the web for proof of that
- An aggressive marketer – I commit to a plan to sell your home and stick to it
- Both a Realtor® and a licensed Class A contractor – I know homes from the ground up
My marketing approach is tailored to your property, and it runs the gamut from hand-addressed mailings to a unique website dedicated to your home. I’ve built a technology platform that enables me to launch that website focused on just your home the same day your property is listed, taking advantage of the traffic to my website, among the most popular real estate sites in Northern Virginia. My background as a licensed contractor enables me to effectively respond to prospective buyers when those marketing efforts pay off.
Take the time to read a little more about me or why I’m a good fit to list your home. If you’re like most real estate sellers, a preliminary step before deciding on whether to enter the market is to get accurate information on the sales prices of similar properties.
As I describe in my article on how to price your home to sell, in these days of seller subsidies, it’s harder to get that information. With just your property’s address, I’ll provide a no-cost, no-obligation list of recent sales, including that non-public seller subsidy data. Having accurate comparable sales data – the foundation of a competitive market analysis (CMA) is vital to understanding the worth of your home.
All you need to do is fill out my handy form to get recent sales comparable to your home.