Tips for Selling Your Home
Tips for Home Sellers
Our team of listing agents at The Erhardt Group and Cross C Realty are local experts and ready to guide you through the selling process. We are committed to fast, professional and courteous service to help you understand and feel at ease throughout the process of selling your home!
Know Why You are Selling
If you know exactly why you are selling then it is easier for you to follow the right plan of action for getting what you want.
If you are a seller who needs to close a sale as quickly as possible, then you should know that getting the highest price possible is not one of your priorities. It does not mean that you won’t or cannot get the highest price, but it means that the price is not the deciding factor. A buyer who can give you a quick closing time will appeal much more to you than a buyer who can offer you more money but the negotiation and closing time drag on.
It’s always good to know how low you will go in terms of selling price. This will help to eliminate some of the offers that you find simply offensive or ridiculous. Even though you should consider all offers seriously and take into consideration the terms of each offer, sometimes, if you know the bottom line and are strict about it, you can save yourself time.
Once you know what your limits and reasons are, discuss them with your agent so that they can help you set your goals realistically. If you decide to list your home on your own, make sure you do research on the current market, and you get the proper advice you need in terms of legal issues, etc. The key is to be realistic and to know what your goals are so they can be met.
Finding the Right Agent
Not all agents work the same way. The most important attribute of an agent is that they are well connected to the real estate industry and your area. Your agent should know the market and provide information on past sales, current listings, their marketing plan, and at least 4 solid references. In addition, you also want to look for an agent that is honest, assertive, and one that best understands your needs.
Try to go with a local agent to better serve your needs – they will be more familiar with the local market conditions, local prices, and what’s hot or not in your community.
Sell Your Home Fast
We know what it takes to get your home SOLD and are experts in the Central Oklahoma real estate market! If you are looking to sell your home, our team can help make it as stress-free and as seamless as possible. We have successfully helped many homeowners sell their home within days!
When listing your home we provide professional photography, cutting-edge marketing on both social media and digital marketing along with listing it on the MLS, Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com and more!
Our team at The Erhardt Group and Cross C Realty is dedicated to helping you sell your home and experience matters – we have been very successful helping people buy and sell homes for 30+ years!
When reading an offer, keep in mind that you are out to get the best price AND the best terms for you. If you focus solely on the price, you may overlook terms that could be favorable to you as a buyer.
Some terms that may work in your favor:
- higher-than-market-interest in a second mortgage for your home
- the buyer will pay for most or all of the closing costs
- the buyer will take care of any repairs
- quick close – the buyer is pre-approved and ready to close in a timeframe that best suits you
- all-cash deal
When reading through offers, remember to look at the whole package. Take the time that you need to assess what is being offered and if it meets your needs.