Special Report From Mountain View Realty

How to Sell Your Home at the Highest Possible Price

   Making a mistake in selling a home can cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars in lost profit. Often home sellers make the same mistakes over and over. At Mountain View Realty, we won't let that happen. Avoiding these mistakes is easy and takes little time and effort on your part. Take the time with your home sale and follow the guidelines in this report.
1. Distress Selling - At times selling quickly is unavoidable. That's when knowing the right techniques to sell your home, without looking desperate and making yourself a target for low bidders, really pays off. Know all there is to know about your market before selling. Ensure you are not settling for the first offer through the door.
2. Best Home in the Neighborhood - Your home is one of your most personal possessions. Don't be blind to flaws and needed cosmetic improvements. This will cause overvaluing of the home, hurting its chances to be sold. Listing with the professionals at Mountain View Realty will give you a well informed third eye that will help price your home at a fair market price.
3. Limited Home Viewing - Buyers want to view a home on their own time schedule. Unfortunately their time schedule does not always coincide with your time schedule. Leave a key with Mountain View Realty so your home can be shown when you are not around. You never know if the one who got away was your next home buyer.
4. Restrain Emotional Decisions - Don't allow a few hundred dollars, that will mean very little to you in the long run, ruin a sale. Take a look at the big picture and react rationally. Use sound business judgment!
5. Make Cosmetic Improvements - Prospects make up their minds within the first twenty minutes. First impressions can make all the difference in selling your home. Spending $1,200 on new carpet might add another $4,000 to the price of your home. Get an objective point of view from your real estate professional. At Mountain View Realty we can provide you with a list of items that will maximize the profitability of your home sale.
6. Disclose Property Flaws - Property disclosure laws require sellers to list any flaws required by your state. If you are unaware of flaws or worse, attempt to cover them up, you risk losing the sale and finding yourself in court. Get professional assistance from your agent, who can introduce you to qualified inspectors and ensure the smooth sale of your home.
7. For Sale By Owner - Most homeowners who decide to sell their own home, do so because they believe they can save the commission paid to the real estate agent. Everything has a price, and selling a home carries a high one. The enormous amount of time and effort required to sell a home often surprises the For Sale By Owner. Furthermore, many costly mistakes can be avoided with the right guidance from the right company.
8. Refusing to Trust Your Agent - Would you tell a physician that you've decided to run your own test and come to your own diagnosis? By choosing the right Realtor, you can relax and trust their judgment. The right agent is a valuable team member, who will protect your best interests and make your sale as profitable as possible.
9. Know Your Market - Most homes that do not sell in their first listing period are priced too high. Consequently most homes that sell quickly are priced too low and cheat the homeowner out of profits. You need to understand your market and evaluate the value of your home based on fact, not gut instinct or conventional wisdom. The professionals at Mountain View Realty know and understand your market.
10. Choosing a Realtor Based on Personal Relationships - Home sellers often pick a friend or family member as their agent. Choose an agent with a strong track record and aggressive Marketing Plan. A top producer knows their market well and can generate many buyers. Selling your home is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make! Base it on good, sound business sense and the rewards will add up.
    Before you make one of your most important decisions (whom to list your home with) shouldn't you become as informed as possible? By aligning yourself with Mountain View Realty, you ensure that all the significant and seemingly insignificant (but very important) details are handled professionally. Your home sale should not be a grueling ordeal. And the more informed you are the better chance you have of making a good sound business decision.
    Our hope with this report has been to educate you and help you avoid the pitfalls many home sellers go through. We hope you found the ideas valuable and if there is ever any way we can be of service to you or anyone you care about please contact our office. Your initial consultation is always completely free of charge and you're under no obligation of any kind. We'll sit down for 15-20 minutes... no high-pressure, just plain, honest talk about what it's going to take to achieve your personal goals. Go ahead... pick up your phone and call us or fax us. You can even e-mail us!