You’ve Hired a REALTOR®—Now What?
Now that you have officially hired a real estate agent to represent you in the sale of your home, the selling process begins in earnest.
After signing the listing agreement, one of the first things your agent will provide is a disclosure packet. These documents serve to inform buyers about any issues or defects with the property and help protect the sellers from future legal action.
Next, we will work together to set a date for your home to go on the market. The exact timing will take into account a variety of things: preparing your home to look its best, staging, photographs, and possibly even moving. We will work as a team to make this happen and find a date that works best.
One of the many things Dawn and The Team will do is market your home. Knowing all of the key features and amenities that make your home unique is vital to enabling us to properly market your residence. Tell us what you love best about your home. Is it the stunning view of the ocean from your Master Suite, the proximity to a vibrant downtown and that really great coffee shop, or the annual block parties with all of your fantastic neighbors? These are the essential intangibles. Other highlights could be: the chef’s kitchen, Great Room, finished basement, and so on. These feature (and many others) will be used to market your residence and attract potential buyers.
We also highly recommend that you change your privacy settings on social media. Updating these settings to the highest level ensures that only friends can see your posts, but not potential buyers looking to acquire information that could give them negotiating power against you.
Now that we are preparing your home for sale, we recommend you schedule time with your advisors.