After asking for recommendations and reading testimonials almost every day, we make decisions on purchases, and hiring a real estate agent is no different. An experienced and well-respected agent should have several testimonials from past buyers and sellers that they’ve helped over their career, ready for you to read.
Having an accurate picture of your home’s value and a strong pricing strategy from the start will help ensure that your home sells quickly and for top dollar. If you or your agent are relying on online home valuation tools, unfortunately, that’s not the full picture, and we’d encourage you to dig deeper.
Understanding the market and being up to date on the latest stats and trends is part of a real estate agent's job. Your home very well may sell for a different price today than it would have a year ago and that it may sell for a year from now. We stay up to date on the market and regularly share those updates with our audience.
Most real estate agents have their bread and butter neighborhoods that they specialize in, so understanding, if they are truly the experts in the neighborhood that your home is in, is an important part of finding your agent.
Staging is an important part of presenting your home to buyers and ultimately selling it. Having an agent that can consult on staging or even offer full staging services can help ensure that you’re getting top dollar for your home.
As detailed in a VHT Studios article, homes with professional photography sell for 32 percent faster. In today’s online-first world, the need to showcase a home virtually has never been greater. From professional photos, a video, a virtual tour, and 3D Matterport imaging, the opportunity to build a vision for your home online is not one that we’ll miss.
Marketing is a virtual part of selling and something that every real estate agent should be able to leverage for your listing. From the staging, collecting the assets such as photos and virtual tours, putting your home on the MLS, promoting it on social, and letting their potential buyers know about your home, your agent should have a plan for each of those steps.
While every seller has that lingering fear that their home will sit on the market for longer than was expected, your real estate agent’s job is to do everything they can not to make that fear a reality. If it does, in fact, happen, though, your real estate agent should have a plan for that too.
One of the most common questions that we get from potential sellers is to explain the process from start to finish. It’s a complex process that involves a lot of steps, emotions, money, and more. Your real estate agent becomes your trusted advisor throughout the process of selling your home, and that’s an important job!
This is a great question! When selling your home, there are several things that you may be able to do that will allow potential buyers to visualize themselves in your home more easily. Your agent will be able to take a look at your house (virtually or in-person) and give you a list of items that you’ll be able to work on before you list.
While there’s no certain answer to this question because of all the variables at play, we can use the current average days a home stays on the market and other current market trends to understand how long your home makes take to sell.
We’re sure you’re experiencing the lack of inventory in today’s market while searching for a new home, and that may be holding you back from selling your home now. We want you to know that we’re here to help. Your real estate agent has access to all of the homes in the MLS and even some off-market properties. They should connect with their network and offer advice on other options you may have if you end up being in-between homes.
An open house is traditionally a great way to let potential buyers know about your home and let them really get a sense of the layout and feel. Today, open houses are different but still possible, even if they’re done virtually - your agent will be able to guide you through this process.
Understanding your agent’s commission and what services they’ll provide you throughout the process is an important piece of selecting the agent you want to work with. Your agent should be providing quality, expert service throughout the entire process - because it is a process that requires expertise. If you have questions about commission, please reach out to us.
Stay up to date on the latest real estate trends.
July 4, 2022
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May 25, 2022
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May 11, 2022
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April 19, 2022
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March 24, 2022
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The Maison International Team truly believes in the magic of finding the perfect real estate partners. Their long history of working with a diverse range of clients from all over the world has knit a rich tapestry of prized friendships and business relationships. They consider each day to be another opportunity to weave new threads and continue their legacy of client-focused real estate success.