• Questions Agents Should Ask New Home-Selling Clients Questions Agents Should Ask New Home-Selling Clients

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    Questions Agents Should Ask New Home-Selling Clients

    As a Real Estate Agent, landing the new client is a huge part of the battle.  But once you've brought on the new client, helping them get the best money for their property is the hard part.  Work with your clients to address any serious issues early on so you can have a smooth sale later.  

    What Are You Looking to Get For Your Home?

    The opposite of budget planning for buying a home, selling a home can be just as stressful of a financial experience.  When you ask this question, expect your client to have an idea of what they are going to get from sites like Zillow or Trulia, and they will be certain to think they are an expert in their neighborhood.

    Pricing a home is all about setting expectations and working together for a great outcome.  If the hoe sells for more, both you and the client win, so you have a shared desire to reach the highest price possible.  However, you don't want price the house outside of the market and never get any offers.

    Does the Home Have Any Structural Damage?

    Serious home problems like foundation trouble, bad plumbing, and poor wiring can kill a great sale at inspection time, so be sure to go through the entire home and ask you client about past and current problems.

    If the home does have any serious issues, it is best to get started on repairs as early as possible, or for your client set...

    As a Real Estate Agent, landing the new client is a huge part of the battle.  But once you've brought on the new client, helping them get the best money for their property is the hard part.  Work with your clients to address any serious issues early on so you can have a smooth sale later.  

    What Are You Looking to Get For Your Home?

    The opposite of budget planning for buying a home, selling a home can be just as stressful of a financial experience.  When you ask this question, expect your client to have an idea of what they are going to get from sites like Zillow or Trulia, and they will be certain to think they are an expert in their neighborhood.

    Pricing a home is all about setting expectations and working together for a great outcome.  If the hoe sells for more, both you and the client win, so you have a shared desire to reach the highest price possible.  However, you don't want price the house outside of the market and never get any offers.

    Does the Home Have Any Structural Damage?

    Serious home problems like foundation trouble, bad plumbing, and poor wiring can kill a great sale at inspection time, so be sure to go through the entire home and ask you client about past and current problems.

    If the home does have any serious issues, it is best to get started on repairs as early as possible, or for your client set...

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  • 4 Benefits of Selling Your House to a Cash Buyer 4 Benefits of Selling Your House to a Cash Buyer

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    4 Benefits of Selling Your House to a Cash Buyer



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  • Preparing Your Home for the Fall Preparing Your Home for the Fall

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    Preparing Your Home for the Fall

    Unfortunately, the summer season is over.  The days are getting shorter and the weather is starting to change.  This is the perfect time to complete the housework that you have been putting off until now.  Not only is it the perfect time to wrap up the loose ends from the summer, it is also time to be preparing your home for the fall and upcoming winter season.

    Proper fall home preparation is especially important if you are looking at putting your home up for sale.  Here are some important tips in preparing your home for the fall.

    Indoor

    Make sure to check all doors and windows for air leaks.  Improperly sealed doors and windows can really drive up your energy consumption and heating bills as the temperatures drop.  Make sure to replace all worn weather stripping or add more weather stripping to close gaps.  For doors, look at adding a door stop to the bottom of the door for a better seal.

    It is also a good idea to have your heating system checked and cleaned. A properly running furnace is not only for safety, it will also ensure lower energy bills this fall.  Make sure to book early to avoid this busy season and lengthy wait times.

    Unfortunately, the summer season is over.  The days are getting shorter and the weather is starting to change.  This is the perfect time to complete the housework that you have been putting off until now.  Not only is it the perfect time to wrap up the loose ends from the summer, it is also time to be preparing your home for the fall and upcoming winter season.

    Proper fall home preparation is especially important if you are looking at putting your home up for sale.  Here are some important tips in preparing your home for the fall.

    Indoor

    Make sure to check all doors and windows for air leaks.  Improperly sealed doors and windows can really drive up your energy consumption and heating bills as the temperatures drop.  Make sure to replace all worn weather stripping or add more weather stripping to close gaps.  For doors, look at adding a door stop to the bottom of the door for a better seal.

    It is also a good idea to have your heating system checked and cleaned. A properly running furnace is not only for safety, it will also ensure lower energy bills this fall.  Make sure to book early to avoid this busy season and lengthy wait times.

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