Sparking the interest.
It all started with a one-line post on facebook asking my friends if they are interested in purchasing an investment property now or in the near future. The real estate market is always a topic that sparks interest and comments on social media.
People answer when you ask a question.
Ranging from; “Not now Robin it’s too expensive.” to “Actually we are thinking about selling since there is a job opportunity out of state.” and a variety of comments in between.
Of course the “Actually we are thinking about selling…” caught my attention and soon there was a conversation going on messenger. How exciting that there is an opportunity, what state, when, what is your timeline etc, etc, etc.
Setting the stage.
I suggested to work on a market analysis of the home and to put together a strategy to sell as quickly as possible. The market analysis consists of how to properly price your home, what is your competition in the market, what homes have sold recently (no more than 90 days ago), how close was the location of the sold homes (preferably not more than 1 mile away from the subject property).
What has happened in the neighborhood?
Many homes in a a neighborhood have changed over the years. Homeowners may have added on a family room, upgraded in 1980 or very recently, some homes were flipped by investors, there may even be a short sale that recently sold.
Accuracy is key.
In order to have a good sense of what your home is worth it is important that I turn all these oranges and apples into apples only so that a real comparison can happen to get to the most accurate home value possible in the current market.
Punctuality is not old-fashioned.
So with the market analysis and my tailored strategy for selling the home I rang the door bell and entered the home. I always try to ring that door bell exactly at the time that the appointment was scheduled for. I know I’m strange, I like to be punctual.
The grand tour.
After taking the grand tour and looking around the home, discussing what has been upgraded in recent time, it is time to discuss price.
So who do you have in front of you?
As you may know some people want the nitty gritty others just want the bottom-line. This was a bottom-line meeting and soon I was on my way to prep the listing agreement, send it over for the owners to sign.
Then I was ready to put the home on the multiple listing service. Where you can find it via the many, many online outlets that are available to us nowadays.