This is very much a personal decision and there are pros and cons to both sides. Most people who make the decision to buy do so because they want the independence of home ownership–to be able to change/improve their property and yard to best suit their needs, to have a pet if they choose, and not be subject to rent increases. They prefer not to have a landlord dictating what paint colors may be used or how needed repairs are made. On the “business” side of the equation is the desire to have the financial advantages of home ownership—building equity as well as having the tax deductions for mortgage interest and real estate taxes.
To REPRESENT YOU AND YOUR HOME, we will:
Complete an actual appraisal of your home that will define the current market value (i.e., the price a ready, willing, and able purchaser would pay for your property). By using one of our on-staff Ohio Licensed Appraisers, we feel this valuation process will be more accurate than a “market analysis” which is typically offered by a Realtor. You can use this appraisal whether you choose to list with our office or another firm.
We will work for you full-time, as your professional sales associate, to sell your home for the highest possible price, in the least amount of time, using our expertise to make this a smooth and pleasant transaction.
Hire a professional photographer to take photos of your home highlighting its best features and have a professional printer complete a full color brochure for potential Buyers who view your home.
Enter your home into our own Multiple Listing System with the Columbus Board of Realtors where more than 4,000 Realtors will have the ability to match their prospects with your home.
Send direct mail listing announcements to surrounding communities and neighborhoods.
Place your home on the Realtor Tour allowing all Realtors the opportunity to preview your home and match it with their own Buyer database.
Advertise your home in the community “This Week” as we have found this avenue to be successful in the local communities.
Advertise open houses in The Columbus Dispatch (printed newspaper and on-line) to attract potential Buyers to your home.
Insure that the companies we represent (Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Riverside Hospital, OSU Hospital, Adena Hospital, Mid-Ohio Cardiology, etc.) are aware that your home is available not only for incoming employees but people currently on staff.
Consider all serious prospective Buyers and counsel them in every possible financial option.
Carefully follow up with anyone who previews your home.
Counsel you on all offers and negotiate the best possible price for you.
Notify you as soon as possible of any request to show your house.
Provide you with a written copy of any documents you may sign regarding the sale of your home.
Explain in detail all instruments, transactions, and procedures from contract to closing.
Accompany you to settlement, counseling you through the entire process, or represent you at the closing by having papers prepared in advance for your review.
Generally speaking, the condition of your home is very important. However, there are ways of improving the marketability of your home without spending a great deal of money. Buying a new welcome mat, cleaning out closets, applying a fresh coat of paint, performing a thorough cleaning, and reorganizing closets are inexpensive ways of enhancing the appearance of your home. Our Owner’s Checklist, Tips for Preparing for Showings, and Photographer’s Pre-Shoot Checklist (included on our Resources page) provide more specifics.
Our agent will walk through your home with you, making suggestions on what to highlight, what might need to be de-cluttered, and how to best feature your home to prospective Buyers.
Let us put our experience to work for you. We have helped sell thousands of homes and properties. We know what is important to both Buyers and Sellers. We promise to do our best to make this transaction a smooth and pleasant one.