Selling your home is one of the most important financial transactions you will make in your life. Don’t take risks. Selling your home is nothing like selling a car. Every home is different, and every homebuyer wants to offer you as little as possible. How do you determine the real market value? Are you familiar with the process that will be required to close and meet criteria for the buyer’s loan?
There’s More to Selling Your Home than a “For Sale” Sign In Your Front Yard:
The method most used to sell a home has changed in recent years. Realtor.com reports that a higher share of sellers are relying on the expertise of real estate agents and brokers to sell their home, rather than trying other methods.
As a top real estate professional, it is my job to help you negotiate with all those buyers who want something for nothing. Not to mention preparing your home for sale, marketing it locally in Southwest Louisiana and even nationally, and guiding you through the complex paperwork and pitfalls of appraisal, inspections and closing. Make sure you are really ready to handle all of that yourself before pounding that sign into your front yard. Errors can be extremely costly.
If you must sell your own home, at least let me give you a sense of its true market value. Tell me a bit about your home, and I’ll do a quick Comparative Market Analysis which is FREE and without obligation and let you know what I feel it is worth. A CMA or comparative market analysis is just one service a Lake Charles Realtor can provide a seller with and the CMA is used as a tool to price the home to sell and sell quickly. As an experienced, top selling Century 21 REALTOR, I will also share how I would market your property to get it SOLD . This is free, with no strings attached.
Pricing is not what you think your home is worth, it is all about what a buyer is willing to pay or fair market value. We are experiencing many appraisal issues with Lake Charles Real Estate. The mistake that I see all to often with For Sale By Owners is the home is not priced to sell and if their home does go under contract, the seller is then surprised when the house does not appraise. Pricing is key when it comes to selling your Lake Charles Home.
The facts speak for themselves. The market is just too uncertain and changing too fast for most Lake Charles home sellers It is imperative that homes are priced correctly from the very start to keep up and/or ahead of market trends.
Copyright 2014© Marilyn Boudreaux
Marilyn Boudreaux, REALTOR® 337-499-9592
Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.’s
4410 Nelson Road
Lake Charles, LA USA 70605