Selling your home is a journey we can do together. This can be a physical, economical and emotional rollercoaster that we will get through with the least amount of drama and angst for you and your family, pets, etc!
> I will make staging, pricing and process suggestions but it's YOUR call. My goal is that you sleep nights (& make money).
People often ask me if they should remodel.
- It's always a good idea to keep current on repairs because "deferred maintenance" will cost more in the long run.
- Go to https://www.remodeling.hw.net/cost-vs-value/2023 for various projects' costs, resale value and costs re-couped averages for our South Atlantic, NC Raleigh region.
- Redecorating and paint colors are personal choices but best to not be "taste specific" if selling your house soon.
- For outside projects and that all important first 8 second impression, called curb appeal, check out 2023 Remodeling Impact Report:Outdoor Features from National Association of Realtors and Nation Association of Landscape Professionals.
Using my past project management experience with Price Waterhouse, I've customize my worksheets/checklist of the process of who does what by starting &due dates -even the buyer/agent's side, as I don't like surprises. I feel like I am the process consultant so all going smoothly and y'all make the decisions. Goals: get the best price for your house with the least amount of drama and worry. As an experienced realtor who understand the "in's and out's", I want you to sleep nights. Also, I get it's your home... for now, right? Let's get it sold and move on!
I don't do "dual agency" when listing your house. This means if a potential buyer calls to see your house, I'll make sure it's gets seen and then I'll refer it out to another agent. I don't talk out of both sides of my mouth ,,, period end of story. I think TRUST is paramount and I pride myself on integrity and knowledge (mixed with a little tact sometimes :) for rough spots.
I also follow up on EACH and EVERY showing, email or interest in your listing. This takes time but pays off. I will make a spreadsheet of all showings, feedback received (or not... and email, text, call the showing buying agents until I get a "no" OR an offer :) Just as you took the time to leave your house for a showing, it's a potential lead that I will pursue. Even once under contract, I love getting back-up offers for Plan B! Again ,it's a little more work but that's my job. And if it's on market for more than 3 weeks, we need to re-adjust as most houses sell here in 21 days in this market. We can revisit possible virtual staging, new photos/3D walkthrough, new or updated brochure and or change in pricing and marketing strategies. Again, your call and we'll get it done...as profitably for you as possible!
The adage "you get what you pay for" is SO true when using the Berkshire Hathaway Home Service team from experts in lending, title, warranties, my BIC's boss is an attorney (who is a great reference to make sure all are coloring in between the lines.) In the best case scenario, one would hope all transactions go smoothly but it's when they don't, that it's best to have a qualified and trustworthy team on your side.
>>> It is all about trust. Berkshire Hathaway is about the 3rd most trusted name in the nation and I'd like to be your trusted agent.
You hire me as your realtor to protect your best interests:
(1) preventing the uncertainty with almost 24/7 access to me for 'panic' questions; (more like 18 hr/7days!)
(2) market the heck out of your house via BHHS suite, and more activities that I can explain and bring samples when we meet in person;
(3) top notch negotiating skills ~ not only at contract time, but repairs and other times throughout the process to the closing table;
(4) accuracy to make sure all legal forms and numbers are correct to get that max in the bank for you!
I take my fiduciary responsibility to you very seriously and my testimonies prove that :)